What’s on – Weekend 10th & 11th August

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Air Fair at Avro Heritage Museum this weekend!

It’s the weekend!! We’ve rounded up everything happening to entertain the kids around Knutsford and the rest of Cheshire. Events for the coming weeks of the holidays will be released soon; make sure you’re following Knutty Mums on Facebook so you’re the first to know!

For more inspiration, check out our Days Out and Cafes with things for kids to do pages too

Please check details with the venue before you travel.

On this weekend:

The Lion King and Toy Story 4 at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 10th – Sun 11th August

The Lion King and Toy Story 4 will be showing at various times over the weekend.  Click for more details.

Green Bean Storytime

Knutsford Library
Saturday 10th August 11 – 11:30am

Come along and meet Green Bean, a character with lots of stories to tell! Children will be taken on an adventure by using their creative skills and imagination, whilst learning about friendship and helping others. You will be able to purchase items from the Green Bean collection on the day. www.greenbeancollection.co.uk/Click for more details

Mere Day Nursery
Enrol the week beginning August 12th to receive this offer! For further details get in touch on 01565 830083 or sarah.eyes@village-nursery.co.uk

Astle Park Traction Engine Rally

Astle Park, Chelford
Sat 10th & Sun 11th Aug

Head to our fantastic traction engine rally this weekend! The spectacular Saturday night firework display is one of the highlights, and we will also have over 90 Traction Engines (full size and miniature), Stage Show with Dancers and Singers, Fairground, Inflatables, Punch & Judy shows, Classic Cars & Motorcycles, Vintage Tractors, Food & Drink and much more! Click for more details

Wings & Wheels Air Fair

Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford
Sat 10th & Sun 11th Aug

Join us for our Wings and Wheels Air Fair! Attractions to include : Flypasts, Aircraft Engine Run-Ups, Flight Simulator, Vintage Buses, Helicopters static & pleasure Flights, Classic Bikes, Cars & Vintage Buses, Military Vehicles, Childrens Fairground Rides, Steam Traction Engines, Miniature Railway, Brass Band, Hot Food & Beverages, Ice Cream, Popcorn & Candy Floss and more! Tickets include access to the Museum. Buy your ticket now or pay on the gate. Click for more details

Beach on the Quay Activites

Barons Quay, Northwich
Sat 10th Aug 11am – 4pm 

Come and celebrate the summer at Beach On The Quay! The beach will be open every day (weather permitting) until 1st September but we will also be hosting free and exciting summer activities on Saturdays! This Saturday is beach ball decorating with facepainting! Note that activities are on a first come first served basis. The beach is  located opposite H&M. Click for more details

Mr Magnolia Outdoor Theatre

Biddulph Grange Garden
Sat 10th Aug 2 – 3:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor theatre at Biddulph Grange Garden with Folksy Theatre’s production of Mr Magnolia. Bring a chair or a rug to sit on and join in the singing.  Click for more details.

Pride and Prejudice

Dunham Massey
Sat 10th August 7pm

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine, as you spend an evening in Dunham Massey’s beautiful garden. Join friends and family for an evening of theatre beneath the stars, basking in the glow of this timeless classic. Click for more details.

Knutsford Yoga Centre
Summer drop in yoga classes! Click for more details

Craft  Fair & Fun Day

Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington
Sat 10th & Sun 11th August 10am – 4pm

Join us for our summer Craft Fair – a weekend of family fun on the farm! Attractions will include some or all of the following: Artisan craft, gift, vintage and food stalls, Hog roast and beer stall, Fairground rides, games and activities, Donkey rides, face painting, mini golf, Pottery making, sand art and more. Farm Shop, Cafe, Maize Maze all open too! Entry and car parking are free. Click for more details

MediaCityUK Summer Weekender

MediaCityUK, Salford Quays
 Fri 9th – Sun 11th August

Get your ready for our first ever Summer weekender! In the Piazza there will be tasty food, stalls, live music, fairground rides plus loads of children’s activities! Performances include Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, Disco Mums and BBC Philharmonic. Click for more details and ticket info

Big Bug Bonanza at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester
Mon 5th – Sun 11th August

We’re running extra activities to celebrate BIAZA’s Big Bug Bonanza! Learn more about insects’ weird and wonderful features at Insect Investigations (every day), get up close to some of our most impressive invertebrates at Discover Minibeasts (Mon, Thurs, Sat) and join our Zoo Rangers on the Big Chester Zoo Bug Hunt (every day). Please check website for times and locations. Normal admission applies. Click for more details.

Viking Sunday

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sun 11th August 12 – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

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. But would you trust a Viking’s word? After all, Viking means “sea robber” or “pirate.” Experience combat as well as domestic life, trades and skills such as coin striking and calligraphy. Have a go at archery (small extra charge), try on armour and enjoy storytelling. Click here for more details

Garden House
Visit us at The Garden House this summer!

Fun Dog Show

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
Sun 11th August 12pm start at the farm

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. £2 entry fee per class. Normal Farm admission and vehicle entry charge applies. Click here for more details

The Comedy of Errors

Biddulph Grange Garden
Sun 11th August 7 – 9:30pm

Filled with Folksy’s wonderful live music, audience interaction and downright silliness! Bring along your friends and family to watch this wonderful outdoor production. Bring along your folding chairs and picnic blankets.  Click for more details.

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4 week course in Knutsford in September for babies born between April & August. Click for more details!

Meet the Animals Farm Walk

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Sun 11th August 10:45am and various other dates

Come for a morning out in the fresh air and get up close and hands on with our friendly four legged residents. Learn about the jobs a farmer does and life on the farm, as we take a walk around the farm, feeding and petting the animals as we go. Aimed at at ages 2-7 years old but younger and older children are welcome! Babies under 1 are free of charge. PLEASE BOOK ONLINE – we may not be able to accommodate you if you just turn up on the day! £6 per participated child (1 accompanying adult free of charge). Extra adults £1. Sessions are approximately 1 hour.  Click for more details & booking

Sundays are Fundays

Runway Visitor Park
Sundays from 28th July to 1st September

Every Sunday from 28th July to 1st September will be ‘Sundays are Fun Days’ at the park, with all day children’s rides, bouncy castles, and trampolines* for only £5. Whilst the kids are jumping around, parents can relax in the Concorde Restaurant, spend some time on the viewing platforms watching the take offs and landings of the airport’s hundreds of daily flights, or explore the aircraft on one of the park’s many tours. *Children can play all day for £5 each between 10am and 5pm. Click for more details

On most of the summer:

Beach on the Quay

Barons Quay, Northwich
Daily 10am – 6pm until 1st September (weather permitting)

Come and celebrate the summer at Beach On The Quay EVERYDAY from Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 1st September! We will also be hosting free and exciting summer activities at Barons Quay. We’re excited to be welcoming back the beach, which will be located opposite H&M. Click for more details

Magical Maize Maze

Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington
Until end September

Need to lose the kids for while?  Our Maize Maze has always been a family favourite and this year there’s a new Magical theme: a quest to find six enchanted creatures hidden in the maze! If you like wizards, unicorns, dragons & fairies then you’ll love it! There’s no need to book – just come any time from 9am, last entry is 4.30pm. Infants (under 2): free Children (2-18): £3 Accompanying Adults (18+): £2. Click for more details

Maize Maze at Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm

Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm
1pm – 4:30pm weather permitting

The Maize trail is now open! Collect your worksheet beforehand and prize at the end! Adults & children over 14: £2, Children over 4: £2.50, children under 4: £1.Click for more details

Fairy Trail

Riverside Organic, Davenham
From August 2nd (except Mondays)

The Fairies have landed on the farm! Our magical fairy trail starts on Friday 2nd August. Take yourself around the trail with a booklet for £3! Or join one of our fairy trial & craft sessions (see Crafting Corner’s Facebook events). Click for more details

High Legh Miniature Railway

High Legh Garden Centre
Every weekend and selected weekdays 10:30am-4pm

The High Legh Miniature Railway will be open on selected days throughout the summer holidays! Click here for more details

Summer Train Rides at The Hayloft

The Hayloft,  Widnes
Selected days, 10am – 4:30pm 

Whitfield Light Railway is at The Hayloft Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, providing train rides through the summer. Trains will be pulled by either our steam tram ‘Kestrel’, or petrol loco ‘Otter’. Train rides will be 10am to 4.30pm and are weather dependent. Any change will be publicised on our Facebook events page. The return train rides have a charge of £2.50 per adult, £2 per child (under 14) or £8 for family of 4. Carers & children under 1 are free. Fares are by cash or card. Click for more details

Summer at Tatton Park Farm

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
23rd July – 23rd Aug (closed Mondays except Aug 26th Bank Holiday) 

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 in the hatchery and meet our new arrivals in our daily farmyard facts. See the mill machines running,  storytelling, milking and buttermaking and more. Click for more details

Space Chase Reading Challenge

Knutsford Library (and other Cheshire East Libraries)
Until 7th September 

Taking part in the Challenge is simple – when your summer holidays start, you can sign up for free at your local library. You’ll receive your very own Space Chase mission folder to get you started. Read six library books (or more!) over the holidays to collect special stickers to add to your folder.  Collect all the stickers to find the aliens, save the missing books and complete the Challenge. Grab your space suit and take a giant leap into the library this summer! Click for more details

Classes at Treehouse

Treehouse, Altrincham
Throughout the summer

Treehouse is back open under new management!! PAYG classes will all be on over the holidays so why not try something new! There’s something for ages from 0 – 7, including football, Disney Dance, Morning with Peppa, Glo Disco and Make your own Pizza! Click here for more details and to book

Ultimate Brick Safari

Knowsley Safari Park
Until 2nd September

This summer the Ultimate Brick Safari is coming to Knowsley Safari. Over 80 lifesize animal sculptures made from LEGO® bricks will be popping up on our Foot Safari! Search amongst our real meerkats, bushdogs, giraffe and more to find these LEGO® brick creations, marking them off on your map as you go! A fantastic adventure for the school holidays! This event is not an official LEGO® event and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise supported by the LEGO® Group. The LEGO Group do not accept any responsibility for any unforeseen outcomes linked to the event. Click for more details.

Live Beekeeping Demonstrations

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August Thursdays only 1pm

Watch Jodrell’s Beekeepers at work in a live beekeeping demonstration. You’ll see the fascinating and ancient craft of beekeeping up close and in action at our very own Apiary and the Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions. Demonstrations are weather permitting and available on a drop-in basis. Free with general admission, suitable for all ages. Click for more details

Meet the Expert

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August Tuesdays only 1pm

Here’s your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts. You’ll learn all about their work, plus have the chance to ask the space questions you’ve always wanted to ask! All welcome; suitable for adults and children aged 10+ Free with general admission. Click for more details

Moon Rock and Meteorites

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August

Seeing is believing! 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! Click for more details

Rocket Lab!

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August

Seeing is believing! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. We have a lift-off! 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. FREE with general admission. Click for more details

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
17th May – 31st August

Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh. 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. Pick up your mill trail at the mill entrance. 50p per trail. Booking not needed. Admission applies. Click for more details

Summer Fun at Blakemere

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Daily throughout summer 11am – 4pm

We’ve got summer covered here at Blakemere! FREE adventure playpark;  Polly Pig Trail just £3 entry; FREE garden games*; Fairground rides*; Ice-cream cabin*,  30+ independent shops and activities plus much more… (*weather-permitting). Click for more details

Summer at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Mon 22nd July to Sun 1st Sept

Whether you want to tread in the footsteps of trailblazing Tudors, try out a new sport or just run wild in the woods, we’re the perfect place. Find out more about how to spend a summer day at Speke. There’ll be an amazing outdoor trail to explore throughout the holidays and each week will have different activities inspired by Tudor trailblazers. Take part in crafts, sports, face painting, workshops and other fun activities across the six weeks of the summer holidays. Click for more details

Summer Hub at intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre
Until 1st September

This summer, our outside space will be transformed into a Summer Hub offering something for everyone. From a pop up gin garden to a summer beach, it will be the perfect place to sit back, relax and entertain the little ones this summer! Click for more details

Summer at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich
Until 1st September

We are open every day 10am until 4pm for the summer holidays and when you visit you get a half price voucher for your next visit! We have lots of fun activities invluding animal feeds and talks, zoo activity station, meet the donkeys, lemur walk through and meet the owls! Click for more details

Bee Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
Until 1st September

Pick up your map and search for the hidden bees around the garden. When you find one, put your sticker on your map. £3 (including seed ball prize). Normal admission also applies. No need to book. Click for more details. 

Snuggly Summer at Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World, Warrington
Until 2nd September

See your favourite UglyDolls at Gulliver’s this summer! Theme park entry from just £18 per person if you book at least two days in advance. The UglyDolls are joining us for a spectacular summer of fun, bring the family to Gulliver’s to see them in action. Selected characters will be appearing at each park from 20th July 2019. See schedule for details. UglyDolls is this year’s unmissable animated comedy, see it in cinemas August 16! Click for more details

Fun at Redhouse Farm

Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Up to 4th Sept daily 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm)

This summer we are running our courtyard activities!  This includes animals to see, the barrel train ride, giant inflatable pillow, climbing wall, a giant sand pit and fleet of pedal cars! Prices are £10 for 3 yrs plus, and £5 for 1-2 yrs.  Adults go free. Check out our summer pass too! There’s no need to book, you can just turn up and pay on the day.  Cash or card payments accepted. If you prefer, you can pre-pay for your tickets on the website.  Click for more details

Applejacks Adventure Farm Holiday Opening

Applejacks Adventure Farm, Warrington
Until 1st September

Applejacks Adventure Farm is open every day of the holidays! Enjoy magic shows for children put on at noon each day by a professional magician. Race down the Racing Zip-Wires, bounce on the Jumping Pillow, drop down the Drop Slides, and exterminate opponents on the Eliminator. You can take cover in our large covered play areas in the event of wet weather (now heated!). Check dates and times on our website. See our website for bargain tickets based on The More the Merrier pricing introduced for 2019. Click for more details

Giant Bionic Bugs!

Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough
Until 1st September

Have a hopping, jumping, buzzing summer adventure at Martin Mere Wetland Centre with our Giant Bionic Bugs! There are loads of bug-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy as you discover GIANT bugs brought to life with state of the art animatronics. Head to our Bug HQ to pick up a bug book and set off into the wild on an intrepid canoe safari, go on a big bug hunt, discover pond dipping in our NEW pond zone and much more! Plan your summer visit today! Click  for more details.

Pick Your Own

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Throughout summer

Head to Kenyon Hall Farm this summer to pick your own fruit and veg! Check our website for availability each day. We also have a cafe, outdoor play area and some pigs for the kids to meet too! Click for more details.

Predators at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester
Until 8th September

Step back in time to meet the most fearsome creatures of the prehistoric world! Where a shark’s bite was three metres wide and giant snakes ate crocodiles for breakfast! Discover 13 life-sized animatronic predators in this world premiere exhibition from the creators of Dinosaurs! at Chester Zoo. You’ll come face to face with a massive megalodon, a terrifying terror bird and a gigantic giant bear.  And, it’s your chance to see some of your old dinosaur favourites too. But beware, they’re still hungry! Normal admission applies.  Click for more details.

Percy the Park Keeper – The Treasure Hunt

Dunham Massey
Until 4th September

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. Booking not needed. Normal admission to the garden (and car park if using) applies. Click for more details

Tots Caterpillar Trail in the Gardens

Tatton Park Gardens
Until 26th October

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. Free trail but normal admission applies. Click for more details

Polly Pig Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Until 4th Aug

Find Polly’s Piglets this summer! Once upon a time in the village of Blakemere there was a pig called Polly who had six mischievous Little piglets who all decided to hide… Can you help Find them? Join in this fun activity trail to find Polly’s piglets and complete the activities along the way. Purchase your activity pack for just £3 per child from the Visitor Information Centre from 10.00am – 4.00pm weekdays and 10.30am -4.00pm weekends. A great trail for 3 – 11yrs Click for more details

Wind in the Willows Trail

Hare Hill, Over Alderley
Until 1st September

Follow the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger with this fun interactive trail at at Hare Hill. Featuring original images by E.H. Shepard. £1 per trail. Click for more details

Days out inspiration

Check out our days out page for ideas including  museums, galleries, farms, zoos, and other indoor and outdoor fun! Click here to see the full list

Cafés with things for kids to do

Fancy going for a coffee/brunch/lunch this weekend? Click here to see our list of child friendly cafés and pubs in Knutsford and nearby which have a play area/toys/animals to occupy the little ones!