Festive sessions for under 5s


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! There are lots of special festive groups and classes going on for all babies and preschoolers nearby.

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Santa’s Stories and Puppets 

Knutsford Library
Thurs 12th Dec 2:15pm

Join us at Knutsford Library for this festive under 5s session – Santa’s Stories and Puppets! Click for more details

Christmas Rhymetime Special 

Knutsford Library
Fri 13th Dec 11am

Join us at Knutsford Library for this festive under 5s session – Christmas Rhymetime Special! Click for more details

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Christmas at Percy’s

Dunham Massey
Various dates from Fri 15th Nov

Snuggle up for festive tales from Percy’s park before enjoying a hot chocolate and biscuit. Take home a special gift in this lovely alternative to a Father Christmas visit. Inspired by Nick Butterworth’s much loved Percy the Park Keeper tale ‘One Snowy Night’. Please be advised that all children need a ticket. Babes in arms (0-6 months) attending with paying children do not need a ticket unless you wish for them to receive a gift. Suitable for all ages. Click for more details and tickets

The Gruffalo’s Child

The Lowry, Salford
Various dates Fri 6th Dec to Sun 12th Jan

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood.Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Let your imagination run wild with songs, laughs and scary fun for everyone aged 3 to 103. Click for more details

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Toddler Christmas Experience at Cockfields Farm

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Weekdays 12th Dec to 20th Dec

A specially Designed for under 5s!  Arrive at the Farm to meet your Guide Elf.  Head to the elves Kitchen to decorate a Gingerbread Man. Group visit to see Santa and listen to a Christmas Story. Each Child will get to speak to Santa and receive a gift from him. Visit the Reindeer in Santa’s Stable. Join in the animal activities in the Farm including meeting bunnies, guinea pigs, lizards and snakes and feeding the barn animals. Click for more details.

Storytime by Candlelight

Tytherington Family Worship Church
Dec 14th 10:30am – 11:10am

Follow the footprints to StoryTime by candlelight this Christmas & discover a musical adventure as we join the animals on an exciting journey! We Three Kings by Rosie Greening is a charming reimagining of the Nativity story as the kings soon learn that the best gifts come from the heart. There’ll be music, songs, actions & props for babies & children of all ages to enjoy with their friends & families. Click for booking details

Christmas Party at Little World for Scholars

Little World for Scholars, Altrincham
Fri 13th Dec 3:30pm, Fri 20th Dec 3:30pm

We are having 2 Christmas parties here at the Den! The party will last 2 hours, will be hosted by elves and will include;writing, stamping & posting a letter to Santa; the opportunity to role play in the elf factory (help pack toys for children’s Christmas lists);  and a gift from the elves (from one of our favourite brands that we use at the Den). Children can play independently or get involved in the activities and it party is perfect for any child from 1-5 who enjoys role play. Click here for more details. Please call to book a ticket on 0161 888 222.  Click here to read Knutty Mums’ review of Little World for Scholars

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Farmer Christmas at Riverside Organic

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Tues 17th & Thurs 19th Dec 11:45am

COME VISIT FARMER CHRISTMAS! Why not come listen to a lovely story read by Farmer Christmas at Riverside Organic and receive a festive surprise. 60% off for children who attend that mornings Farm Tots session! Click to book your place

A Story with Stick Man

Cafe at Plumleys, Plumley
Mon 16th Dec 10 – 11am (Thursday session booked out)

Come along and hear the story of how Stick Man found his way home to his family tree.
We will then be making some exciting crafts around this story such as a Stick Man plant pot decoration. Drink and snack included. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking. Older siblings welcome to attend with your younger children if school has broken up. Suitable for age 2 upwards. £7 per child.
Click to book your place on our Facebook page

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St Cross Church, Knutsford
Mon 16th Dec 10:30am

Come along to our monthly group at St Cross. All welcome. This time we will be telling the story of what it meant to the donkey to carry the most precious load ever. Click for more details on Sunflowers

Zumbini Christmas Party

Altrincham Town Hall
Fri 13th & Mon 16th Dec 10:30am

Experience Zumbini, a music and movement class for 0-4yrs, at our Christmas party! It will be a special Christmas themed class with instruments, scarves and music! Followed by treats and photos! I will be introducing some songs from our next volume “Hili and the dance” All for £7/child. Click to book.

Toddler Sense Christmas Specials

Chorley Village Hall, Wilmslow
Fri 20th Dec various times for different ages

We’ll be galloping through the snow, rocking around the Christmas tree and jingling merrily on Santa’s sleigh! We may even see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the way!
Price includes: 1 hr of festive fun. Refreshments for all. A present for every child. Click to book.

Tumble Tots


Tytherington Family Worship Church
Weds 18th Dec 11am

Starlight is a sensory musical adventure this Christmas especially for babies & pre-crawlers! Lights, music & sensory props make this a lovely class described as a ‘delight to the senses’. Enjoy Twinkle Twinkle Little Star together this Christmas in this special session. Places £6 include small Christmas gift & must be booked in advance. Contact Ruth 07553566070. Click for more details

Playtime with Santa

Tytherington Family Worship Church
Weds Dec 18th 9:30 – 10:30am

Santa himself will be visiting our PlayTime session with a small gift for every child! Christmas crafts for everyone, give a letter to Santa & why not have your photo taken with him. Music, singing & parachute play too! Join in the Jingle Bell Christmas fun! Places are limited & must be booked in advance £6 per child includes small gift.
Contact Ruth 07553566070 Click for more details