What’s on – Weekend 31st Aug – 1st Sept

Makers Market

Makers’ Market is back on Sunday!

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!

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 at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 31st Aug & Sun 1st Sept

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

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Click for more details and get in touch to book!

Radbroke Hall Family Fun Day

Radbroke Hall (Stocks Lane entrance)
Sat 31st Aug 11am – 4pm

We are once again opening our grounds to local families for our annual Fun Day and charity fundraiser. There will be rides, stalls and refreshments available to purchase. This year our event is themed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Entry is is free for children and £1 per adult. All proceeds go to support four local charities. Access is via our main entrance only on Stocks Lane. Sat Nav postcode WA16 9EX. Click for more details

Kids Cinema: The Secret Life of Pets 2

Odeon Cinema, Barons Quay Northwich
Sat 31st Aug & Sun 1st Sept

This weekend’s kids showing: The Secret Life of Pets 2. The Odeon at Barons Quay offer kids showings on weekends and during the holidays with tickets from just £3.25 each for adults and kids! Look out for the green “Kids” symbol next to the showtime on their listings. Click for more details

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Dance classes for all ages – visit our website for our class timetable

Pick Your Own Berries & Onions

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Sat 31st Aug – Sun 1st Sept

We should have raspberries and onions available and indoor strawberries on Sunday but please check our website for availability on the day! We also have a maize maze, cafe, outdoor play area and some pigs for the kids to meet too! Click for more details.

End of Summer Celebration

Bents, Glazebury
Fri 30th Aug – Sun 1st Sept

Back for the second year, we plan to see out the summer holidays in style with our ‘End of Summer Celebration.’ There will be live music, delicious BBQ tasters, face painting and a host of children’s activities! Check our timetable to see the activities on each day Click for more details

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Click to view our timetable and book on now!

Rokit Performing Arts Preview Party

Wilmslow Methodist Church
Sun 1st Sept 12:30 – 2:30pm

Rokit offer fun acting, singing and performance classes for 4 to 16 yr olds in Knutsford, Hale and Wilmslow! This Sunday we have our preview party; it’s totally free and a fun way to trial Rokit, meet the teachers and other students ready for your autumn term! There will be face painting, stilt walkers and tonnes of fun! Please email info@rokitperformingarts.co.uk to book your place. All are welcome aged 4-12 yrs (there will be two parties at the same time, one for 4-6yrs and one for 7-12yrs) Click for more details

Charity Family Fun Day

Mere Nursery & Preschool, Knutsford
Sun 1st Sept

Come along to our Charity Family Fun Day in aid of The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust for some inspiring and stimulating play activities for babies to preschoolers! There will be stalls, hook-a-duck, a raffle, face painting and more! Click for more details

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Nails by Moi at Locktons of Knutsford on Princess Street

Knutsford Scouts Car Boot Sale & Fun Day

Knutsford Heath
Sun 1st Sept 7am

The Family Fun day is organised and run by members of Knutsford Scout Active Support. The proceeds of the Car Boot Sale on Knutsford Heath are used towards the running costs of the Knutsford District Scouts minibus. There will be a giant Car Boot Sale from 7.00am with over 250 cars expected, and family fun day attractions from 10.00am onwards including Climbing Wall, Bouncy Castle, Fairground Attractions, Refreshments and much more! Ample parking. Click for more details.

Family Fun Run for Prevent Breast Cancer

Bowdon Rugby Club
Sun 1st Sept, Run at 11am

Together with Prevent Breast Cancer, we are holding a 3k Family Fun Run at the Rugby Club and we would love you all to come along, raise money and support the event. There will be a Fun Run or Family Stroll – depending on your preference, and prior to this there will be fun warm up stretches and exercises. Afterwards there will be a barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting, inside and outside bar, and a marquee packed with interesting stalls!  For more details and to register click here

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We’re going on a Bear Hunt

The Lowry, Salford
Sat 3rd August – Sun 1st September

Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog on a quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way. Based on the much-loved book picture by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this mischievous celebration of play is the perfect treat for families with children aged 3 and up. Tickets from £16. Click for more details

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.

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

The Makers Market

Knutsford town centre
Sun 1st Sept 11am – 4pm

The Makers Market is back!!! This time, don’t miss Knutsford firefighters doing a watt bike challenge (12 – 4pm), collectively cycling 118 miles to raise money for the firefighters charity! Knutsford is an amazing location to showcase fabulous shops and restaurants. Even though we say so ourselves, this event is pretty special. One of the largest artisan markets of this type in the UK, with only the very finest food, drink, art and craft. This event you do not want to miss! Click for more details

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Visit us at The Garden House this summer!

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 

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 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

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.

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 22nd Sept

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!