What’s on Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd August

Goats at Riverside Organic Farm in Davenham

Meet the animals & farm walk at Riverside Organic

The summer holidays are here!! We’ve rounded up everything happening to entertain the kids around Knutsford and the rest of Cheshire. Events for the coming weeks 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. If you have little ones, take a look at our guide to baby and preschooler groups on over the holidays!

Please check details with the venue before you travel.

On specific days:

Summer Fields Trail

Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington
Mon 29th, Weds 31st July & Fri 2nd, Mon 5th & Thurs 8th August

*SOME DATES BOOKED OUT* In the summer holidays, we’ll be taking guided educational walks around our fruit and vegetable fields. Our Junior Farmers will: Visit a variety of fruit and vegetable fields at their summer-time best, learn from our teachers all about how they grow: from planting to pollination to producing to picking, build a ‘bug hotel’ to take home to encourage insects to pollinate plants where you live! We have different sessions for ages 3-5 & 5-13 years old, but won’t enforce age restrictions so don’t worry if bringing range of ages! £5.50 per child. Advanced bookings essential and spaces are limited. Click for more details

The Big Bad Bear Hunt

Norton Priory, Runcorn
Mon 29th & Tues 30th July

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise! A bear has been spotted in the woodland at Norton Priory. Can you help us find him? Family fun activities including crafts, trails and a story walk to find the bear. Drop in activities, no need to book. Normal admission applies. Click for more details

Plumleys Fairy Workshop
Limited places! To book please call Plumleys Cafe on 01565 722315 or email info@visitplumleys.co.uk

Ranger Fest 2019

Dunham Massey
Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd August

Join us and meet our rangers and volunteers, take selfies on our tractor, learn about our deer and discover how we look after our unique parkland. Discover how we look after over 10,000 trees, 160 fallow deers, 14 farms and a 300 year old clock. Click for more details.

Unicorn Festival

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Mon 29th Jul – Fri 2nd August

What a way to kick off our Summer of Fun with our Unicorn Festival! Meet Buttercup the Unicorn in the Enchanted Stables, Dig for magical gemstones, Make a Fairy Wand, Get your face glitter makeup, Make a Unicorn Horn, Join in the Unicorn Discos during the Day. All this & Farm Admission included in your ticket price! There’s also Jumping Pillows, Indoor Role Play Village, Swings, Slides, Beach Area, Milk a Cow , Pedal Tractors, the Warren Play Zone & Climbing Frame. Everything included in your admission price; book online to save. Click for more details.  Click here to read Knutty Mums’ review of Cockfields Farm’s Easter event

World Tiger Day 2019

Chester Zoo, Chester
Mon 29th July

Have you ever wondered what kind of work Chester zoo do with tigers in the wild and what we can do to help them from home? Drop by our Sumatran tiger habitat where our zoo ranger team will be talking all things tiger with skulls and other interesting artefacts. There will be various free activities to take part in from 10.30am – 12pm and 3pm – 4.30pm. Normal admission applies. Click for more details.

Happy Kids Yoga

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Tues 30th July preschool age 10:30 – 11:30; 5-9 yrs 1-2pm

A fantastic introduction to yoga in the beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park’s formal gardens. Happy Kids Yoga classes are exciting, creative and calming, combining fitness, fun and relaxation in each unique class. Must be pre-booked and £10 charge includes park entry (normally £7.00 per vehicle). Click here and scroll to desired date/age for more details

Noodle camp

Places available on Noodle Performance Arts’ summer camp in Northwich – click for details!

Lets Go and Fly a Kite

Lion Saltworks, Nortwich
Tues 30th & Weds 31st July; 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2-4pm

The British summer is not complete without some windy days! Get creative and have fun making your own kite, ready to fly on the breeze. £2 Click for more details.

Storytime at the Welcome

The Welcome, Knutsford
Tues 30th July 11am – 12pm

Bring the kids for a reading session with volunteers from the wonder folk at Knutsford hosts and Knutsford Lions!  Click for more details

Blast Off Crafts

Knutsford Library
Tues 30th July 2 -3pm

Make your own rocket, blast off to Mars, play with crazy aliens and race back to Earth! Book in advance at the library; spaces limited. Ages 4+. £2 Click for more details

Space Lego Club

Knutsford Library
Tues 30th July 3:30 – 4:30pm

Come down to the library on Tuesday for our FREE Lego Club! Click for more details

The Secret Gnome Trail

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Weds 31st July 10:30am – 12pm & 1 – 2:30pm

There have been some very odd events in the Tatton Gardens recently… A group of garden gnomes have been coming to life at night and causing chaos! We need your help! Recommended for children aged 3-5 years old. Must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day of the workshop. Click for more details

Wand Making Workshop

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Weds 31st July various times

Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjurer or magician? Come along to make your own special magic wand in this exciting workshop. You will be taught to use a shave horse and will use this to create your wand. Must be pre-booked. Tickets are £5 but you will also be required to pay park entry on arrival (£7.00 per vehicle). A ticket needs to be purchased for those wishing to MAKE wand – other participants can attend to observe the workshop without needing to buy a ticket. 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!

Craft Club at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden, Grappenhall
Weds 31st July 10 – 11:30am

In the Jungle – Monkey peg friends and jungle puppet shows! Join Gemma from Paper Town Crafts for some summer fun. We will be making some brilliant craft projects for every child to take home, going on a scavenger hunt around the beautiful gardens. Children of all ages welcome. Tickets include drink and snack for the children and a hot drink for the grown ups. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cafe will not be open but you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and eat it in the glasshouse between midday and 1.20pm. £6 per child and £4 per sibling. Click for more details and to book

Craft Club at Lymm Village Hall

Lymm Village Hall, Lymm 
Weds 31st Juy 1:30pm – 3pm

In the Jungle – Monkey peg friends and jungle puppet shows! Join Gemma from Paper Town Crafts for some summer crafting fun! We will be making some brilliant crafts for every child to take home and  playing some fun games. Children of all ages are welcome and tickets also include a drink and snack for the children and a hot drink for the grown ups. Tickets are £6 per child and £4 for siblings. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult at this event. Click for more details and to book.

Mermaid Magic Necklace Making

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Weds 31st July 11am – 12pm

Come and make your own magical mermaid necklace! This is a crafting session for children aged 2+, £8 per person. We will provide a real sea shell, paints, glitter, beads and cord to create a magical glittery mermaid necklace for your little one to take home. This session should take around 45 minutes. If you would like to attend this session, please book your place as numbers are limited. Click for more details

Tots Paint & Story

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Weds 31st July 1 – 1:45pm

This themed painting activity will start with a read through of one of our old favourite books – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will then paint together a handmade ceramic piece and other crafts along the theme of the book that you can take away the same day!
This session is suitable for pre-school age, toddlers & babies along with accompanying adult. Paint together fun! Booking is essential as we only have limited spaces. £6 per child. Click for more details

SMB Lion King Dance Camp
Click for more details and to book your place!

Big Butterfly Count 2019

Chester Zoo, Chester
Weds 31st July

Take part in the big butterfly count with us and celebrate our amazing fluttery friends! Join thousands of others across the country to help find out how our UK butterflies are doing. This helps experts to know how to protect them. Learn more about what we’re doing to help a super-rare butterfly species and how everyone can create butterfly friendly spaces at home. Normal admission applies. Click for more details.

NCT Buggy Walk

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Weds 31st July 2pm

Meet for a walk in Tatton Park with your little ones! Path is suitable for bikes, scooters and prams as well as little people toddling. Meet at at Knutsford Side gates, King St (Postcode WA16 6QN). Melissa and Jane will be wearing our green volunteer T shirts so will be easy to spot. You don’t need to be an NCT member to come along to our events! Click for more details

Make a Bug Hotel

Biddulph Grange Garden
Weds 31st July

Decorate your bug hotel and fill it up with natural material to make it warm and cozy for insects. Take your hotel home and wait for your guests to arrive! Booking advised, drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm on your chosen day. £5 per child. Admission applies.  Click for more details.

Fairy Trail & Craft

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Fri 2nd August 11am – 12pm

Come and enjoy some fairy fun on the farm! Each child will create a unique rustic fairy craft (These can be taken home on the day), then we will take a walk around the fairy door trail and see some of our animals along the way. This is a great opportunity to get a guided tour around our magical fairy trail – a fun experience for the whole family. Don’t forget your wings & wellies – we will do the walk in all but the worst weather so bring weather appropriate clothing! £8 per participating child. Suitable for age 2+ Click for more details

Fiver Fridays at Runway Visitor Park

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham
Fridays in August

Everyone loves a cheap family day out and the Runway Visitor Park is offering a special treat every Friday in August. Car parking will be just £5 for all day, short tours of the aircraft will also just be £5 per person and the on-site restaurant is joining in the fun with a £5 meal deal that includes a sandwich or salad pot, crisps and cold drink. **Fiver Fridays are only available to customers who pre-book online ** Click for more details.

Meet the Animals Farm Walk

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Fri 2nd 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

Fairy Nightlight Painting

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Fri 2nd August 1 — 2pm

Come and enjoy some fairy fun! This is a paint along session for Fairy nightlight jars. We will guide you through how to paint your magical fairy jar. This takes approximately 1 hour and is £12 Per person (suitable for age 5+). Each painter will be supplied with a set of battery operated lights to make your jar into a nightlight. We have limited space on this session, booking is essential! Click for more details

Mini Professors Summer Special

St John’s Toft Church Hall
Fridays in August

Throughout the summer holidays ALL our classes are available as PAYG. Hands on fun science for 2- under 6s. 2nd August- Bumblebees; 9th August- Volcanoes 16th August- electricity; 23rd August- more magnets; 30th August- Water pressure; £6.50 per class or email to book siblings 2 for £10. Each session includes at least 2 hands on activities, a story, bespoke video and interactive circle time. For more details or to book, click here

On most of the summer:

Family Fun Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3pm

Family Fun Swim – Loads of fun in the Pool with toys, balls, floats & rafts. Normal under 8’s admission policy applies. Ages are a recommendation. £4.20 per junior, Adults £5.00, Families £12.00 (Members Free). Click for more details

Fun Inflatable Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Mon, Weds & Fri in August (excl Bank Hol Monday)

Loads of fun in the pool with pool inflatable. Included in your everybody membership. Age 6+. Adults £5.00, Families £12.00. Normal under 8’s admission policy applies. Ages are a recommendation. Click for more details

Active Families Sports Sessions

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Tuesdays & Thursdays in August

 Join in the fun for all of the family, the sports, games and play kit as well as the awesome Sports Hall inflatable. Families, children up to 8 yrs. Children £2 Adults Free. Click for more details

High Legh Miniature Railway

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

**THIS WEEK OPEN TUES 23rd – THURS 25th AND WEEKEND** The High Legh Miniature Railway will be open on selected days throughout the summer holidays! Click here 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

Live Science Show: Mission to the Moon

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August Weekdays only 11:30am & 2:30pm

Celebrate 50 years since humans first stepped foot on the moon in our brand new live science show. Fun-filled and fact-packed, our shows include interactive demonstrations and live experiments -perfect for all the family! Science shows last for 30 – 40 minutes and are aimed at adults and children aged 7+. Free with general admission. Click for more details

Tiny Astronauts (under 7s session)

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August Weekdays only 11am & 1pm

Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring the Moon and playing lots of games along the way…Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under. 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

Find your Styal

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Mon 22nd July – Tues 2nd August

Try your hand at new, exciting skills with the team at Quarry Bank, from forest school fun to crafts in the mill. Take part in bird watching workshops, create some wild art and get folding with origami crafts in the mill. Booking not needed. Free but 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!