School Holidays

Summer Holiday

Local school holiday events, activities, camps, clubs and workshops for kids in Macclesfield, Congleton, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Sandbach and surrounding areas.

If you’d like to search by day, all school holiday events as well as other local family friendly events are listed on the Events Calendar – click here.

If you’re looking for Summer Camps or Clubs as opposed to one off Events, check out our local Clubs and Camps Page here. 

If you are running a school holiday event or club and would like us to add it to our list please get in touch here.

 


All welcome -FREE event!

23rd August 2019 12-4pm

Attendees and attractions include…
*Greater Manchester Police
*North West Ambulance Service
*British Transport Police
*Police Cadets
*Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
* St John’s Ambulance
*CSI
*Blood Bikes
*Youth Targeted Services

Plus mascots, face painting, prizes, competitions, the stocks to soak the Sergeant with wet sponges plus many more stalls & attractions!

’50 things’ Play Day at Biddulph Grange Garden

Pick up you’re copy of ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ and start ticking them off with our activities. Make mud pies, go on a barefoot walk and enjoy natural art. If you are feeling brave say hello to one of our creepy crawly visitors.

7th and 14th August 2019 11am-3pm

Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7SD

T: 01782 517999

A World Inside a Book – Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

Take a trip into the brilliant 3-D technicolour world of the best loved children’s author, Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, with the UK’s first immersive exhibition of their wonderful work.

12th February 2019 – February 2020 – various times.  Booing required and tickets selling fast.

Z Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme Manchester,M15 5ZA

T: 0161 232 6089

 

Active Families at Sandbach Leisure Centre

Enjoy a range of Inflatable’s and soft play toys for a fun safe play session.

Monday July 29th August 5th, 12th , 19th 2019

Wednesday July 24th, 31st August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2019

Friday July 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2019

10.00am – 12.00pm

Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344

Active Families Sports Sessions at Knutsford Leisure Centre

Join in the fun for all of the family, the sports, games and play kit as well as the awesome Sports Hall inflatable.

Every Tues & Thurs in Aug 2019 10.00 – 12.00pm

Families, Children up to 8yrs

Westfield Dr, Knutsford WA16 0BL

T: 01625 383951

 

Animal Magic Workshop at Wilmslow Library

Featuring 20 amazing cute and creepy critters.  Furry creatures, scaly creatures and creatures with lots of legs.

Wednesday 7th August 2019 11-12

Ages 4-11

South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW

T: 01625 374060

Apple Jack’s Adventure Farm Summer Holiday Opening

25th Jul 2019 to 1st Sep 2019 10:30am till 5pm

Activities include –

Maze

Zip Lines

Fence Maze

Massive Jumping Pillow

Roller Skating

Quad Karts

The Eliminator programme.

Drop Slides

Board Walk

Mini-diggers

Tractor Trailer Ride

Tip Topper Ball Dropper

Hay Bale Hill

Ball Blaster

Corn Blaster

Obstacle course

Pig Racing

Massive Marquee

The Farm Fun House

The Haunted House

Entertainment shows

Stretton Road, Appleton Thorn Warrington, England WA44NW

T – 07484 900454

 

Arighi Bianchi Summer Party

From 1pm – 5pm enjoy live music, children’s face painting, drink and food from “Oh my Glaze”!

17th August 2019

Arighi Bianchi, The Silk Road, SK10 1LH Macclesfield

T: 01625 613333

Baby and Toddler – Storytelling and Play Session at Quarry Bank Mill

August 10 2019 9:30 am10:30 am

Storytelling and play session just for them. Suitable for children 6 months – 4 years.

With storytelling, games, toys and sensory elements, our special baby and toddler sessions are a fun way to start your weekend. Sessions last 45 minutes.

3 sittings per session – 9.30-10.15, 10.15-11.00, 11.00-11.45

Quarry Bank Mill Styal Rd, Styal Wilmslow,SK9 4LA

T: 01625 527468

 

 

Bee Trail at Biddulph Grange Garden 

20th July-1st September 2019 9am – 4.30pm

Pick up your map and search for the hidden bees around the garden. When you find one, put your sticker on your map.

Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7SD

T: 01782 517999

Biddulph Grange Garden – Mr Magnolia Outdoor Theatre

August 10 2019 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Folksy theatre return to Biddulph Grange Garden with a perfect family afternoon performance of family favourite Mr Magnolia.

Bring a chair or a rug to sit on and join in the singing.

Biddulph Grange Grange Rd, Biddulph Stoke-on-Trent,ST8 7SD

T: 01782 517999

 

Brereton Bear Festival

The Bear Festival returns for the ninth time on Saturday July 13 and will run until Saturday August 10 2019. Residents display bears in their gardens and Bear Hunters try to find all of them, record them on the grid and enter to find the Hunter with the most bears. There is a cash prize for the most bears found! Hunters can also vote for their favourite bears.

In addition there are family-friendly events every weekend. On Sunday 14 July there will be a picnic after church, followed by bears parachuting from the church tower. On Saturday 20 there will be a Bear Sports afternoon on the Rectory lawn. The 27 July sees the ever-popular Car Treasure Hunt with a Barbecue and Beer Tent. August 3 sees afternoon tea at Dukes Oak with a Tree Trail and bears in trees. On August 10, Christmas comes to Brereton! Our Grande Finale on the Rectory lawn will have mince pies, mulled wine, a Christmas tree with all the trimmings and trappings – including a visit from Santa.

Build a Rocket Workshop at Macclesfield Library

Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 2.00-3.00pm

Build a rocket with Radiate Arts and then watch it fly! Tickets £6.00; must be booked in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

 

 

Canoeing journey – Astbury Water Sports Centre

A fun journey on a local canal. Great for developing paddle skills.

No experience is required – for ages 7+

Contact 01782 722226 Peak Pursuits for more info

Astbury Mere, Newcastle Road, Astbury Congleton CW12 4HL.

Chester Zoo – Only One Planet Earth at Sandbach Library

Join a Chester Zoo ranger at a free, fun interactive family workshop at the library. Places are limited so please book in advance.

August 20, 2019 at 10 AM – 10:50 AM

The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

Chester Zoo Rangers Workshop at Macclesfield Library

Tuesday 13 August 2019 2.00-2.45pm or 3.00-3.45pm

Discover how the work of Chester Zoo reaches out around the world, and find out how they help look after our unique and brilliant planet with projects in Africa and Indonesia, in this interactive fun family workshop. Free, but please book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

Chester Zoo Safari Rangers at Wilmslow Library

Want to find out how we are looking after our planet? Book your free place.

Monday 12th August 2019 2-3pm

Ages 4 and over

South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW

T: 01625 374060

 

 

Chester Zoo Workshop at Bollington Library

Tuesday 13th August 2019 11.30am

Suitable for children aged 5+. No charge, but booking essential.  Interactive workshop learning about Chester Zoo’s work and links with Africa & Indonesia. No animals will be present.

Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JX

T: 01625 378266

 

Children’s Yoga summer sessions – Macclesfield

Specially designed Yoga classes to uplift, inspire and empower children aged 5-10.

The classes will run for 4 consecutive weeks beginning Monday 29th July 2019 and running each Monday 10am till 11am until 19th August 2019. Please note this is a drop off class and parents will not be required to stay.

10-11am

Classes held at Macclesfield Library

T: 07545 820022

Cops & Robbers at Bollington Library

Thursday 15th August 2019 10-11am.

Come and meet PCSO Hannah.  No charge, just drop in.

Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JX

T: 01625 378266

Craft Fair & Fun Day at Kenyon Hall Farm

Attractions will include
* Artisan craft, gift, vintage and food stalls
* Fairground rides, games and activities
* Donkey rides, face painting, mini golf
* Pottery making, sand art and more.
* Farm Shop, Cafe, Maize Maze all open

10am til 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry and car parking are free.

10th and 11th August 2019 10-4pm

Crazy Croc Swim at Sandbach Leisure Centre

Come and take on our wild inflatable crocodile.

Monday July 29th, August 5th, 12th, 19th 2019 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Tuesday July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2019 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Thursday July 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 2019 3.00pm – 4.00pm

All ages

Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344

Drop In Children’s Crafts at Bollington Library

Wednesday 7th August 2019 2-4pm

£1.00 per craft, drop in.

Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JX

T: 01625 378266

Drop In Lego Club at Bollington Library

Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August 2019: Drop In Lego,  10-12noon. No need to book, just call in.

Tuesday 13th August 2019:  Children’s Lego Club,  2-5pm. No Charge, drop in.

Children’s Regular Weekly Events: Storytime at 10am on Tuesdays and Rhyme Time at 10am on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers these sessions are free. These will continue during school holidays.

Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JX

T: 01625 378266

Family Fun Swim at Knutsford Leisure Centre

Family Fun Swim – Loads of fun in the Pool with toys, balls, floats & rafts.

Every Tues & Thurs 2.00 – 3.00pm

Westfield Dr, Knutsford WA16 0BL

T: 01625 383951 

Family Fun Swim at Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Family Fun Swim – (Small Pool ) Bring your family along and play with Rafts , toys and floats. Designed for under 8’s.

Mon 22nd, 29th July, 5th, 12th , 19th Aug 2019

Wed 24th,  31st July, 7th,  14th , 21st , 28th Aug 2019

10.00 – 11.30am

Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

Family Fun Swim at Poynton Leisure Centre

This session includes small toys and floats in the pool suitable for all ages of swimmers.

Wed 31st July & 21st Aug 2019

Fri 2nd Aug, 9th & 23rd Aug 2019

1:30 – 3:00pm

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 383970

Firework Champions at Arley Hall 

Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display.

The event is the only one of its type in the UK where the audience have the capability to vote for the team they liked the most using their mobile phone.

There will be childrens entertainment (bouncy castles, rides, and similar attractions).

17th August 2019 5-11pm

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich CW9 6NA

T: 01565 777353

Football Academy at Poynton Leisure Centre

Lots of matches, Tournaments, Skills Challenges and Quizzes with prizes and presentation at the end.

Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Aug 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm

5 – 12 yrs

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 383970

 

Free Children’s Summer Entertainment at Anderton Boat Lift

Keep the kids entertained during the school holidays with these fantastic FREE sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this August at Anderton Boat Lift. Magic, puppet shows, donkey rides, craft activities and favourite childhood characters brought to life!

Lift Ln, Northwich CW9 6FW

T: 01606 786 777

Fun Dog Show at Tatton Park

August 11 2019 12:00 pm3:00 pm

Ten novelty classes including Saddest Eyes, Waggiest Tail and Scruffiest Dog, plus a fun agility course (try it if you’re fit enough!). ‘Show Champion’ trophy to be won and rosettes awarded up to 6th place.

12pm start at the Farm.

Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374400

Fun Inflatable Session at Knutsford Leisure Centre

Loads of fun in the pool with pool inflatable.

Every Mon, Wed & Fri in Aug (Excluding Bank Holiday 26th Aug 2019)

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Normal under 8’s admission policy applies.

Westfield Dr, Knutsford WA16 0BL

T: 01625 383951

Fun Swim at Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Fun Swim:  Rafts, Toys and Floats for all (Both Pools)

Mon 22nd, 29th Jul, 5th, 12th , 19th Aug 2019

Wed 24th,  31st Jul, 7th,  14th , 21st , 28th Aug 2019

10.00 – 11.30am

Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

Fun Swim at Sandbach Leisure Centre

For all the family – Swim and play with equipment such as rafts and surfboards.

Monday July 29th, August 5th, 12th, 19th 2019 11.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2019 9.00am – 10.00am

Wednesday July 24th, 31st, August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2019 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Friday July 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2019 11.00am – 12.00pm

Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344

Gawsworth Garden Party

Gawsworth Village Garden Party and Dog Show

24th Aug 2019 2.00pm – 4.30pm 

Gawsworth Hall, Church Ln, Gawsworth, Macclesfield SK11 9RN 

 

 

Go Wild With Nature Outdoor Holiday Club, Sandbach

Outdoor holiday club. Your child will make new friends, learn new skills, experience some open fire cooking, use tools for purpose, bush craft, wild art, fire lighting, shelter building, bird watching, mini beast hunting & much more. Please bring a packed lunch. Snacks provided.

9 August 2019   10am – 4pm

Ages 5-11

Hassall Green Nature Reserve, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 4XX

T: 07540707033

Green Bean Storytime at Sandbach Library

Join us for an extra special Storytime with the author of the Green Bean story collection.

The author will be reading from her story books and signed copies will be available to purchase.

A free family friendly event, no need to book, just come along and join us.

August 12, 2019 at 2 PM – 3 PM

The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

Green Fingers at Tatton Park

August 7 2019 10:30 am12:30 pm

In this exciting, hands-on workshop, learn all about plants and flowers and what they need to grow. Have a go at potting plants, before exploring with us to learn the garden’s secrets. Recommended for children aged 7-11 years old.

Tatton Park Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374400

 

Gruff Mini Farmer Summer Sessions

We are running our mini farmer sessions through the summer holidays, join us for fun and hopefully sun as we learn more about bees, vegetables, our planet and of course visit the animals!

Sessions are Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am-11.30am

Gruff Outdoor Learning, Messuage Farm, Messuage Lane, Marton Macclesfield
T: 07729 825082

Handforth Library Summer Lego Club

Come along to our Lego Club, it’s free and there’s no need to book!

Duplo available too, so suitable for children of all ages.

27 July 2019 10-11am; 30 July 3029 4-5pm
6 August 2019 4-5 pm; 13 August 2019 4-5pm; 20 August 2019 4-5pm; 27 August 2019 4-5pm; 31 August 2019 10-11am
Wilmslow Rd, Handforth SK9 3ES
T: 01625 378272

Inflatable Swim at Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Take on our epic pool inflatable, have you got what it takes to get to the end?

Tues 23rd & 30th Jul, 6th,13th, 20th, 27th Aug 2019

Thurs 25th Jul, 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th Aug ( note no session 15th Aug) 2019

1.30 – 3.00pm

Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

Inflatable Swim at Poynton Leisure Centre

This session includes toys and floats in the pool along with our dual run inflatable obstacle course.\

Wed 7th & 14th Aug 2019

Fri 9th Aug 2019

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 383970

Junk Modelling at Bollington Library

Thursday 22nd August 2019 10am-4pm.

Drop in and see what you can make.

Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JX

T: 01625 378266

Junk Modelling Workshop at Macclesfield Library

On Friday 30 August 2019 at 2.00-3.00pm we have a summer themed junk modelling workshop. Free; please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

Kids Summer Holiday Groups and Kids Eat Free at Art Cafe, Macclesfield

Kids Summer Holiday Groups starting 15th July until 1st September 2019.

Messy Play – Mon & Fri 8:30-10:30am 2yrs and over.

Soft Play – Weds 9-11am.

Kite Making – Weds 2:30-4:30 3yrs & over.

Art Café downstairs with summer offer Kids Eat Free with each full paying adult.

Charles Roe House, 60 Chestergate Sk11 6DY

T: 01625 704777

Lego City Report For Duty, Legoland Discovery Centre, Trafford

Until 4th September 2019

Lego City needs your little firefighters to save the day.

The event will feature exclusive building activities, heroic character experiences, interactive photo opportunities and more.

Meet a Lego firefighter, watch the new Lego City 4D, build a fire engine and much more.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Unit D5, Barton Square intu Trafford Centre,M17 8AS

 

Lego Club at Macclesfield Library

Thursday 15 August 2019 10.30-11.30am and 2.00-3.00pm

LEGO club on the theme of famous landmarks. Free, but please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

Lego Stop Motion Animation Workshop at Sandbach Library

Bring your Lego creations to life at our stop motion animation workshop, a free session, but places are limited so please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 7+. Places can be booked by contacting the library.

August 9, 2019 at 2 PM – 3:30 PM

The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

Let’s Draw with Marc Jackson at Poynton Library

Ages 5 and over

Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1RB

Tuesday 20th August 2019 2-3 pm

Meet GMP’s Police Horse unit at The Garden House

Come along and meet GMP’s Police Horse unit at The Garden House!

18th August 2019 12-2pm

The Garden House, SK6 7DH Marple, Stockport, United Kingdom

T: 0161 427 8712

Meet the author story time & book signing with Susie Violet reading ‘The Little Cockroach’ at Macclesfield Library

We are coming on a ‘Roach Trip to Macc to read this story about a Mexican cockroach called Pedro.  Pedro loves Mexico but he wants to see the world. Amazing things happen to him and his friend Enrico when they decide to leave their home in search of adventure!

August 17th 2019 11am-12pm

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

Meet the Vikings at Tatton Park

August 8 2019 10:30 am12:30 pm

Come along to Tatton Old Hall to meet our brave Viking explorers and experience life in their settlement through a range of exciting hands on activities.

Recommended for children aged 7-11 years old.

Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374400

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector at Quarry Bank Mill

Until 31st August  10:30 am4:00 pm

Join factory inspector Augustus Snout and his assistant Scuttle on an inspection of the mill. Have a go at different jobs throughout your journey and experience the dangers of working in a cotton mill.

Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA

T: 01625 527468

Minibeast Mission at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve – Nature Stuff

August 8 2019 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Join Nature Stuff to track down the ‘Most Wanted’ Minibeasts. Use minibeast mugshots and a variety of tracking techniques to complete your assignment. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton

T: 07870 804413

 

Multi Sports Camp at Wilmslow Leisure Centre

Join the team for a day of sporting mayhem, swimming, games, challenges and teamwork activities.

Week 1 :  Mon 29th Jul  – Fri 3rd Aug 2019

Week 2:  Mon 5th  – Fri 9th Aug 2019

Week 3:  Mon 12th – Fri 16th Aug 2019

8.30am – 4.00pm

Station Rd, Rectory Fields, Wilmslow SK9 1BU

T: 01625 383960

Netball Camp at Poynton Leisure Centre

Netball Youth Camps give junior netballers the chance to get together with their friends and take to the court during the school holidays.

The camps run for either one or three days, catering for girls and boys between the ages of 9 – 11yrs.

12th  – 14th Aug 2019 10.00 – 3.00pm

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 383970

 

Noodle Performance Art Workshop at Macclesfield Library

Join Noodle for drama, games, improvisation and dance on Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 2.00-3.00pm.

Tickets £3.00; must be booked in advance. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

 

Noodle Performance Arts at Bollington Library

Thursday 8th August 2019 11-12noon.

Themed performing arts session suitable for ages 4-12 years.  Booking essential, £3 per ticket.

Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JX

T: 01625 378266

Noodle Performance Arts at Wilmslow Library

Space themed drama and dance sessions.

Ages 4-12

Tuesday 13th August 2019 11-12

South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW

T: 01625 374060

Noodle Performing Arts Session at Sandbach Library

Noodle are bringing their space themed performing arts session to Sandbach library. A mix of drama, games and improvisations, dance, song and rhymes to explore your imagination. Suitable for children aged 4 – 12 years, places are limited so booking and payment in advance is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

August 15, 2019 at 2 PM – 3 PM

The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T; 01270 375355

 

Oliver’s Chocolate Parties at Wilmslow Library

Have a scrumptious Tuesday making chocolate slime and space lollies.

Tuesday 20th August 2019 2-3 pm

Ages 5 and over

South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW

T: 01625 374060

Only One Planet Earth Workshop at Poynton Library

Interactive and fun family workshop for primary school aged children.

12th August 2019 10am

Poynton Library, Park Lane, Poynton Cheshire SK12 1RB

T: 01625 374818

Percy the Park Keeper – Nature’s Treasure at Dunham Massey

To 4th September 2019 11am – 4:00 pm

Help Percy the Park Keeper look after nature! Join in with family friendly activities to find out about the amazing animals that call Dunham Massey their home.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Dunham Massey Woodhouse Ln AltrinchamWA14 4SJ

T: 0161 941 1025

 

 

Percy the Park Keeper – The Treasure Hunt at Dunham Massey

Every day until 4th September 2019 10:30 am4:00 pm

Percy the Park Keeper is planning a Treasure Hunt. His animal friends are so excited they can’t wait for the hunt to begin! Join them all on this nature inspired trail around the garden to discover nature’s treasure.

Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ

Pirates and Mermaids, Sea Life, Trafford

Until 4 Sep 2019

The ultimate battle of the Pirates and Mermaids. Find the hidden treasure and claim your special pirate or mermaid reward.

Meet the mermaids, tie ship mate knots, learn how to speak mermaid and walk the plank.

Sea Life, Barton Square Bridge, Stretford ,M17 8AS

 

 

Play Allsports Sessions at Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Try your hand at:  Badminton, Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Netball , plus much more conducted by our qualified Leaders.

6 yrs +

Tues 23rd & 30th Jul, 6th,13th, 20th, 27th Aug 2019

Thurs 25th Jul, 1st , 8th, 15th,22nd ,29th Aug 2019

10.00am – 1.00pm

Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

Pond Safari Again at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve – Nature Stuff

August 8 2019 10:00 am12:00 pm

Join Nature Stuff to hunt for weird and wonderful creatures lurking in the pond. Wear wellies and prepare to have fun. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre Davenport Lane, Brereton Congleton

T: 07870 804413

 

Pre-School Craft Club at Congleton Library

Come and join us for simple and fun crafts at our pre-schoolers craft club. This is a FREE, drop-in event.

August 7th and September 4th 2019 1-2.30pm

Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton CW12 1ET

T: 01260 375550

Predators Exhibition, Chester Zoo

Thirteen enormous animatronic predators have arrived at Chester Zoo for a new exhibition which opens in time for half term.

Includes a dire wolf, bear, sabretooth tiger and life sized dinosaurs including a T-Rex.

May 26 2019 until September 8 2019

Red House Farm Big Summer Fun 

Giant sandpit; jumping pillows; 7 metre climbing wall; barrel train going for rides around the fields; we have added to our fleet of pedal carts with brilliant 2 person pedal trikes; party barn open during the week (and weekends – party schedule permitting); small animal section.

July 20th – Wednesday 4th September 2019 10am-5pm

Red House Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire  WA14 5RL

T – 0161 941 3480

Space Stop Motion Animation at Macclesfield Library

Friday 2 or 16 August 2019 2.00-3.30pm

Create a short film inspired by real NASA missions using LEGO and other materials. All videos will be featured on our YouTube and Facebook channels; prize for best film.

Winner announced at the end of August. Please book in advance. Children aged 8 years and over. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

Space4autism Summer Family Fun Day

Everyone welcome, lots of activities including Magician, Samba Drumming, BBQ, Arts and Crafts, sensory corner, bouncy castle, treasure hunt and much much more…

18th August 2019 1-4pm

Space4autism, Mill lane, SK11 7NN Macclesfield

 

Splash and Crash at Knutsford Leisure Centre

Play in the pool, play sports including badminton, football, basketball, netball and many more.

Sports and activities through the morning with access to the inflatable swim in the afternoon, there will also be some time to chill and play other games.

Every Mon, Wed, Fri (Excluding Bank Holiday 26th Aug 2019)

8:30am – 4:30pm

8yrs to school year 8

Westfield Dr, Knutsford WA16 0BL

T: 01625 383951

Splash and Crash at Poynton Leisure Centre

A morning of sport followed by an afternoon of poolside mayhem.

Tues 30th Jul, 6th & 27th Aug 2019

Thurs 1st, 8th, 29th Aug 2019

10.00am – 3.00pm

8 yrs – 12 yrs

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 383970

Splash N Crash at Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Lots of games, sports activities , swim at 1.45pm-3pm and Console action.

Bring your packed lunch and swimwear. We will take care of the rest with our staff supervising all areas.

8 Years – School year 8

Every Mon & Wed (Excl Bank Holiday) 10.30am – 3.30pm

Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

 

Stay and Play Summer Holidays 0-8 years – Fun on the Farm at Congleton Childrens Centre

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Come along and meet some of the animals from Glebe Farm.
Feed and pet the animals and have your photo taken with them.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

New St, Congleton CW12 3AH

T: 01260 371061

Stay and Play Summer Holidays 0 – 8 years – Play and Picnic at Congleton Childrens Centre

Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Come and join in with lots of garden games whilst enjoying a picnic.
Have your face painted and see if you can hook a duck.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

New St, Congleton CW12 3AH

T; 01260 371061

Storytelling with John Kirk at Sandbach Library

Join storyteller John Kirk as he blasts through a trio of out of this world stories – Jonathan Emmett’s Bringing Down the Moon, Simon James’ The Boy from Mars and Dom Conlon reveals the story behind the nursery rhyme in “Why the Cow Jumped Over the Moon”.

Suitable for children aged 3+ £2 per child. Places are limited.

August 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

T: 01270 375355

Summer Activities at the Farm – Tatton Park

23rd July-23rd August 2019 

Summer activities filled with fun at the Farm! Learn more about Field to Fork and where your food comes from, meet our newly hatched chicks and our new arrivals in our daily farmyard facts. See the mill machines running,  storytelling, milking and buttermaking and more.

Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday (26th Aug)

Summer Crafts at Macclesfield Library

On Thursday 22 August 2019 we have children’s crafts at 10.30-12.00 noon. Tickets £3.50, must be booked in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

Summer Holidays: Moon rock and meteorites at Jodrell Bank

29 July 2019 – 30 August 2019 11:00 am4:00 pm

Visit Jodrell Bank this summer and have a look at real pieces of the Moon brought back by Apollo astronauts! You’ll also have the chance to hold some space rocks!

The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

Summer Holidays: Rocket Lab! – Jodrell Bank

July 29 – August 30 2019 11:00 am4:00 pm

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, join us at Jodrell Bank to get involved with our fun and interactive activities all about the science of rockets.

Activities are aimed at adults and children aged 7+. Please note that children must be supervised.

The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

Summer Holidays: Science Show: Mission to the Moon – Jodrell Bank

Monday 29th July – Friday 30th August 2019 (weekdays only) 10:00 am5:00 pm

Celebrate 50 years since humans first stepped foot on the moon in our brand new live science show.

Fun-filled and fact-packed, our shows include interactive demonstrations and live experiments -perfect for all the family!

Science shows last for 30 – 40 minutes and are aimed at adults and children aged 7+.

Summer holidays: Strike a chord at Quarry Bank Mill

From the 19th to the 30th of August 2019, we’ll be exploring the tuneful side of Quarry Bank. From musical storytelling to the natural rhythms of the surrounding estate, there’ll be lots to discover and enjoy.

11am-5pm

Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA

T – 01625 527468

Summer Holidays: Tiny Astronauts (Under 7s session) at Jodrell Bank

Monday 29th July – Friday 30th August 2019 10:00 am5:00 pm (weekdays only)

Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring the Moon and playing lots of games along the way…

Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under.

The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

 

 

Summer Reading Challenge Award Ceremony at Macclesfield Library

On Saturday 7 September 2019 we have a celebration of all the children who have successfully completed the summer reading challenge. Children will receive their medal and certificate between 9.00am and 1.00pm.

Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000

Tatton’s Fairytale Postman at Tatton Park

August 7 and 14 2019 10:30 am12:00 pm

Tatton Park’s postman has got himself into a muddle! Can you help him deliver his mixed up letters to all the fairytale characters living in our Gardens?

Recommended for children aged 3-5 years old.

10:30 – 12:00  and  13:00 – 14:30

Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374400

 

Telescope Walking Tours – Jodrell Bank

Until 2nd September 2019 3:00 pm

Join one of Jodrell Bank’s popular Telescope Walking Tours.

Walking Tours last around 45 minutes, will take place indoors if wet, are available on a drop-in basis and are free with general admission.

Every day 3.15pm

Talks are aimed at adults and children aged 10+

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre The University of Manchester Macclesfield, Cheshire, Sk11 9DL

The Lost Words, Lyme Park

Until 1st September 2019

Inspired by the book by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris, seek, find and speak words from the natural world that are disappearing from children’s vocabulary. Explore the garden to see these Lost Words brought to life. Join us in the summer for more children’s activities and discover the wonders of nature all around you.

Lyme Park, Disley Stockport, SK12 2NR

T: 01663 762023

The Secret Gnome Trail at Tatton Park

July 31 and August 1 2019 10:30 am12:00 pm and  13:00 – 14:30

A group of garden gnomes have been coming to life and night and causing chaos! The gnomes have promised to stop if we can solve a series of tricky clues they have left for us. We need your help! Recommended for children aged 3-5 years old.

Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG

T: 01625 374400

 

The Summer Hub! at Intu Trafford Centre

13th July-1st September 2019 11am-7pm

This summer, our outside space will be transformed into a Summer Hub. – from a pop up gin garden to a summer beach.

The little ones can play in the sand with buckets and spades, hop inside a waterwalker, bounce around on our bungee trampoline  or even captain their own boat.

intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA

T: 0161 749 1717

The Ultimate Brick Safari at Knowsley Safari

This summer the Ultimate Brick Safari is coming to Knowsley Safari. 80 lifesize LEGO® sculptures will be popping up on our Foot Safari!

20th July-2nd September 2019 10am-4pm

Knowsley Safari, Prescot L34 4AN

T: 0151 430 9009

Tots Caterpillar Trail in the Gardens! Tatton Park

Until 26th October 2019

A caterpillar has been munching its way through our Walled Kitchen Gardens!

Collect your trail sheet from the garden entrance and find out what it’s been eating. Once you’ve finished, head over to the Potting Shed and have a go at planting something to grow at home.

Tatton Park Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

 

 

Traditional Tales: Cinderella at Tatton Park

August 9 2019 10:30 am12:00 pm

Join us at Tatton’s Mansion as we prepare for Prince Charming’s ball. This engaging storytelling tour will bring to life the traditional tale, Cinderella, with the chance to meet characters and take part in hands on activities that will make you part of this truly magical tale.

For children aged 3-5 years old.

Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374400

Tumble Tots Summer Holiday Classes

We will be running adhoc classes to keep your little one’s active over the long break. You do not need a membership.

1st, 6th, 23rd and 28th August 2019 9.30am-12.30pm

Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 07814 020095

Viking Sunday at Tatton Park

August 11 2019 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Renowned for their authenticity and humour, as well as their film and television work, the Vikings of Middle England, along with others, invade Tatton’s Old Hall! Although the BBC have called them “frighteningly realistic,” these Vikings have promised to adapt their activities to suit a family audience.

Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374400

Wand Making Workshop at Tatton Park

July 31 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come along to make your own special magic wand in this exciting workshop. You will be taught to use a shave horse and will use this to create your wand. Must be prebooked.

10:00, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:30

Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG

T: 01625 374400

West Park Museum – Six Weeks of Summer Holiday Activities

From Saturday 27th July 2019 the Museum is full of boredom-busting activities for all the family plus special events all summer long.

Pandamonium – the Family Festival inspired by our much-loved Panda, takes place from 17th – 25th August. Don’t miss the Panda Picnic and a Special Events Programme that we are running with Barnaby Festival and other partners.

Prestbury Rd, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

 

Wild Families at Macclesfield Forest

FREE Family Activities at Macclesfield Forest, aimed at children aged 4-11 (younger and older siblings and friends very welcome too).

Drop in for as long (or as little) as you like.

Activities may include scavenger hunts, spotting trails, craft activities, and making something to take home.

29th July 2019 10.30-12.30 and 1-3; 12th August 2019 10.30-12.30 and 1-3; 19th August 2019 10.30-12.30 and 1-3
Find us opposite Trentabank Ranger Station, by Trentabank Car park in the heart of the Forest, post code SK11 0NS.

T: 01629 816200

Wild Families, Buxton

No need to book just come along and join us for some outdoor fun! Alongside our natural crafts of nature crowns, happa zome and natural art; other activities will include bug hunting, den building …and much more!

Natural Craft Session – Ashwod Park, Buxton – 22nd July 2019 – 10am-12pm

Natural Craft Session – Pavilion Gardens, Buxton – 22nd July 2019 – 1.30-3.30pm

Mud Madness – Gradbach Mill – 31st July 2019 – 10am-12pm

Brilliant Bugs – Longnor Breathing Space – 14th August 2019 – 10am-12pm

Tree-mendous Trees – Gradbach Mill – 21st August 2019 – 10am-12pm

Wildfamilies Explore – Ashwod Park, Buxton – 28th August 2019 – 10am-12pm

Wildfamilies Explore – Pavilion Gardens, Buxton – 28th August 2019 – 1.30-3.30pm

 

 

 

Wildfamilies Discover at Macclesfield Forest

No need to book just come along and join us for some outdoor fun! Activities may include:bug hunting, natural crafts, family team challenges …and much more!

August 19, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Macclesfield Forest SK11 0NE

T: 01889 880 100

 

Wildlings at The Roaches

Give your children a chance to explore, get lucky and play independently.

Free but book in advance.

9th and 23rd July 2019

13th and 27th August 2019

10th and 24th September 2019 

10.30am-12.30pm

The Roaches, Roaches Gate, Leek, Staffordshire. ST13 8UA

T: 07538 967518

 

 

Wind in the Willows Trail at Hare Hill

To 21st September 2019 10.30-4pm

Follow the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger this summer at Hare Hill. An interactive, Wind in the Willows trail featuring original images by E.H. Shepard. £1 per trail.

Macclesfield SK10 4PY

T: 01625 827534