What’s on – Weekend 13th & 14th July

brown teddy bear sitting on grass

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at The Bear’s Head on Saturday!

There’s lots happening around Knutsford and elsewhere in Cheshire this weekend! Don’t miss out on the Foodies Festival at Tatton which has loads for the whole family to enjoy. There’s also storytime sessions, a steam fair, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and more!!

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Knutsford Beats Summer Sizzler

Knutsford Library
Fri 12th July 7:30 – 9:30pm

We are counting down to our Summer Sizzler of a concert Vermilion Art Galleries on Fri 12th July starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for kids including pizza from the fabulous Giovanni’s Knutsford and refreshments. Wine will be available and of course the usual great entertainment from the Beats! Come and support us. All proceeds to Mind and Bloodbikes Merseyside and Cheshire ++Click for more details.

Toy Story 4 at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 13th & Sun 14th July

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

Storytime & crafts with Leonie Roberts

Knutsford Library
Sat 13th July 10:30 – 11:30am

Come along to a FREE story time and craft session with Leonie Roberts, author of “My Colourful Chameleon”. Everyone welcome. Craft most suitable for 2+. Signed books available to buy on the day for £5. Cash only. Click for more details.

Meet Nick Butterworth

Dunham Massey
Sat 13th & Sun 14th July various times

*TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE* Come and meet bestselling children’s author and illustrator, Nick Butterworth, as he talks about his much-loved character Percy the Park Keeper. In this fun and interactive session Nick will bring Percy’s park to life with stories and live drawing. Find out about Percy’s return in his new book, One Springy Day. One Springy Day will be available to purchase for signing after the event or you can bring along your own Percy books. Booking essential. Admission applies. Click for more details and to buy tickets

Foodies Festival

Tatton Park
Fri 12th – Sun 14th July

Head to Tatton Park this weekend for the fabulous Foodies Festival! There will be delicious food and drink, top chefs, live music (Scouting for Girls and more!) plus lots for the kids to do in the brand new extended kids zone!!  Click for more details

Baby and Toddler Storytelling

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 13th July – various times am

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. Booking essential, please book a ticket for each child – £1.50 per child. Up to 2 adults can attend the session with each booked child – adults free. These sessions take place in our Learning Space – please make your way to the mill yard and follow directional signage on the day.  Click for more details

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

The Bear’s Head, Brereton
Sat 13th July 12 – 6pm

Join us at our Teddy Bear’s Picnic to celebrate the start of the Brereton Bear Festival! We have lots to keep the whole family entertained including live music, outside bars, facepainting, children’s buffet picnic, story corner, colouring corner, animals from Turtle & Tortoise Sanctuary Northwest and Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital, games and more! There will also be a prize  for the Best Dressed Teddy Bear! Feel free to bring your own blankets and picnic chairs. Tickets only £5 per child available now or on the day. All raising money for St Oswald’s Church in Brereton! Click for more details

Pick Your Own

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Sat 13th & Sun 14th July

We expect to have blackcurrants, tayberries, sugar snap peas and mangetout available this weekend. Once the main outdoor strawberry season has finished, there will be indoor strawberries available to pick intermittently later in July and August. We expect the first picking to be during the week commencing 15th July. Please check the website for up to date information before setting off. Click for more details.

Cheshire Steam Fair

Daresbury, nr Warrington
Sat 13th & Sun 14th July

Bring the family along for a great day out at one of the main steam events in Cheshire! We will have stunt shows, steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, food and drink, a fun fair, trade stalls, Punch and Judy shows, inflatables and much more! 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!

Have you seen Knutty Mums’ post about all the children’s activities at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park? Click here to find out why it’s such a great day out for all the family!

Child holding flowers at RHS Flower Show