What’s on…Weekend 23rd & 24th 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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Matt Beckingham at the Library

Knutsford Library
Sat 23rd Nov 11am

We’re looking forward to welcoming children’s author Matt Buckingham (creator of The Bright Stanley books) for a fun story and drawing workshop, book sale and book signing! The event is free, just give us a call/email or pop in if you’d like us to save your little ones a place. Click for more details.

Frozen 2 (and more) at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Nov

Frozen 2 is here!! It will be showing at various times over the weekend at the Curzon. Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Tomatoes will be showing for Kids Club on Sat 16th Nov (tickets from £3!)  Click for more details.

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

The Big Grotto Opening Weekend

High Legh Garden Centre
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Nov from 11am

All welcome at our Big Grotto Opening Weekend! The fun starts at 11am both days. There will be face painting, children’s entertainment, Keeling’s Vintage Fair Ride and Father Christmas!! All our Grotto visits are by pre-booking only. You can book online at www.strikes.co.uk or book in-store.. Click for more details.

Northwich Ice Rink

Barons Quay, Northwich
Fri 22nd to Sun 24th Nov

For the first time ever, Northwich will also have its very own Skating Rink! Tickets will be available to pre-purchase until Thursday 21st November at Northwich Town Council’s offices which will be open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase from Barons Quay between Friday 22nd November and Sunday 24th November. Click for more details

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Click to view Teepee Dreams’ website and book your dream sleepover!

Northwich Christmas Extravaganza

Sat 23rd Nov from 12pm – 7pm

The countdown is well and truly on to this year’s festive celebrations in the town centre! There will be plenty of festive fun for the whole family. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, a giant snow globe and a fun house, Christmas Markets and a craft village. There will also be Christmas cooking demonstrations, a bauble trail, Donkey rides, Birds of Prey, Barnton Circus, fairground rides and more! The light switch on and fireworks will be from 5pm. Don’t miss out on our Skating Rink too! Click for more details

Parent & Toddler Ice Skating

Planet Ice, Altrincham
Sat 23rd 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

Bethlehem Experience

A new family event in Knutsford! Click for more details

Christmas at Percy’s

Dunham Massey
Various dates in Nov & Dec

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

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

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Dance classes from age 2 at Fuchsia School of Dance!

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

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

Yuleville’s Christmas Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Nov 23rd to 6th Jan

𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙩, 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩! The people of Yuleville need your help to find the stolen presents around Blakemere. Embark on a trip to Blakemere’s very own mini Yuleville to work out the clues of the trail and find the missing presents! A reward for every trail form completed (Christmas Activity Pack). Age 3-11 years. £3 per form. Click for more details

Storytime with Elf Twinkletoes

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Saturdays & Sundays 23rd Nov – 22nd Dec 11am – 4pm

Enjoy a FREE Christmas story with Santa’s Elf Twinkletoes every weekend from 23rd November – 22nd December. No booking required. Located in the Elf Cottage in the Centre of the Courtyard.  FREE festive craft activity with Crafts in the Corner. Click for more details

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!