What’s on…Weekend 16th & 17th November


It’s the weekend!! We’ve rounded up everything happening to entertain the kids around Knutsford, Northwich, Altrincham and the rest of Cheshire. Make sure you’re following Knutty Mums on Facebook to stay up to date to everything happening for families nearby!

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Foodies Festival Christmas

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Fri 15th to Sun 17th Nov

Get top Christmas recipe tips and sample the best of festive fare at Christmas Foodies Festival 2019 at Tatton Park! See Michelin-starred and top chefs whip up amazing dishes, enjoy a festive masterclass, listen to Christmas carols, shop some great local produce and feast on delicious street food and festive treats from around the world. Little ones will be entertained too at the Elves Cookery School with classes in gingerbread baking and Christmas cookie decorating! Click for more details

Kids Club at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 16th Nov

Toy Story 4 will be showing for Kids Club on Sat 16th Nov (tickets from £3!)  Click for more details.

Bethlehem Experience

A new family event in Knutsford! Click for more details

Altrincham Lights Switch On

Altrincham town centre
Sat 16th Nov

Altrincham’s Christmas celebrations start on Saturday 16th November with the Christmas Lights Switch-on! The Community Show will take to the stage by Rackhams and Wilko with a festive musical build-up to the early evening switch-on event. Altrincham BID is pleased to announce that Lemar will be the headline act when Hits Radio’s Mike Toolan presents a star-studded switch-on show from 4.20pm which also includes CBeebies’ Katy Ashworth, plus local children’s choir The Little Belters. Click for more details

Once upon a Christmas Parade

intu Trafford Centre 
Sat 16th Nov 11:30am & 2:30pm

Get ready for a magical family day-out as intu Trafford Centre’s Christmas Parade returns! Including favourite characters such as Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, The Clangers and many more, and of course Father Christmas himself! There will be festive music and dazzling dancing from toy soldiers, nutcracker ballerinas and gingerbread men, ending with a feel-good singalong for the whole family to enjoy. The parades will take place at 11.30am and 2.30pm around The Orient.  Click for more details

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Parent & Toddler Ice Skating

Planet Ice, Altrincham
Sat 16th Nov 11am

Join us every Saturday for our Parent & Toddler sessions! Only £5.30 (1x Adult & 1x Toddler). Learn together and have fun together! Click for more details

Dinosaurs at Biddulph!

Biddulph Grange Garden
Sat 16th – Sun 17th

Help us celebrate Dinovember! There’s the fantastic Dino Dome Experience (Sat 16th only – tickets almost sold out!), a Dino Trail, Meet the Baby Dinosaurs (16th Nov) and Make a Dino Peg Puppet (17th Nov). Some activities must be prebooked. Some free, some charged. Admission applies. For timings and more details click here.

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Christmas at Percy’s

Dunham Massey
Fri 15th – Sun 17th Nov and various other dates

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. Click for more details and tickets

Chester Christmas Market

Town Hall Square, Chester
16th Nov – 22nd Dec

Get the festive feeling this winter at the Chester Christmas Markets! A handmade, historical, magical experience awaits you with 70 traditional wooden chalets surrounding the iconic sparkling tree in the heart of the city centre while the CheSTAR points you in the direction of gold, frankincense and myrrh (or glühwein, frankfurters and mince pies!) Discover unique, locally made produce and with handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories and stocking fillers, you’re sure to find the perfect presents in Chester, we have your Christmas all wrapped up! Click for more details

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Not long to go until Knutsford’s Christmas weekend! Click for more details

Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Grotto

intu Trafford Centre
14th Nov to 24th Dec

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience an incredibly exciting immersive Christmas adventure this festive season with the wonderful Peter Rabbit. Experience the wonders of a Peter Rabbit inspired grotto as the story of Beatrix Potter’s woodland wonderland is brought to life by actors playing the part of Peter Rabbit and friends who will share their Christmas traditions with you and your family. Click for more details

Ice Village Manchester

Cathedral Gardens, Manchester
8th Nov to 5th Jan 2020

The wintry domain of the Ice Village is coming to Manchester! Set against a backdrop of snow covered trees and twinkling lights, there will be lots to see and do including a fantastical Ice Cavern with mystical ice creatures, an Ice Tiki Bar, a spacious and all-weather ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and plenty of Christmas stalls, arctic games and tasty food stands.  Entrance to the Ice Village is FREE but you will require tickets for the Ice Cavern, Ice Tiki Bar, Ice Rink and Santa’s Grotto, which can be booked online. Click for more details and tickets

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Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Until 31st Dec

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

Find the Lost Words

Dunham Massey
Until 3rd April 2020

Visit Dunham Massey and be part of a creative harvesting of words and illustrations inspired by The Lost Words, by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. Pick up a booklet for £2.50 and explore the park, ticking off the Lost Words as you go. Normal admission applies. Click for more details

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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!

If you’re looking for things to do in the run up to Christmas, take a look at our Christmas  events guide!