What’s on…Weekend 5th & 6th October

Now Northwich

There’s day and evening family fun at the Now Northwich Festival!

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:

Kids Club at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 5th Oct

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be showing at for Kids Club at the Curzon (Adults & kids £3 each, adults must be accompanied by a child).  Click for more details.

Cheshire Aquapark Last Weekend £15 special

Manley Mere, Chester
Sat 5th – Sun 6th Oct

Enjoy the Aqua park one last time before its taken off the water for the winter!! Price reduced to £15 for 1 x 50 minute session including wetsuit and buoyancy aid. For more details and to book click here.

Now Northwich

Across Northwich Town Cetnre & Baron Quays
Sat 5th October 1pm til late

FREE International Dance & Street Arts Festival For All The Family, featuring artists, performers and musicians in a full day and evening of festive fun. Culminating in a jaw-dropping procession where giant insects invade the streets using sound and light to wow the crowds (at 7:30pm). For little children there will be theatrical rides and shows, crafty activities and more in the festival’s New Family Zone located at Barons Quay Park by H&M. If it gets a little rainy, there’s Fun Palaces also taking place at Northwich Library.  Visit their Facebook page for the full timetable

Day out with Thomas

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Sat 5th & Sun 6th Oct

They’re two, they’re four, they’re six, they’re eight…Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the East Lancashire Railway for a train ride unlike any other. Entry fee includes rides behind Thomas, Meeting the Fat Controller and friends, Performances by Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers, Unlimited Travel on steam and diesel trains, Thomas themed activities including tabletop games, colouring and Thomas films, Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories, Magic Shows, Circus Workshops and Face Painting. Click here for more details.

Fun Palace 2019

Storyhouse, Chester
Sat 5th Oct 10am (sold out) & 12pm

*LAST SPACES REMAINING – FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL* Fun Palace returns and this year anyone can be anything for the day! Our range of activities for all ages that aim to inspire a passion for science and the arts.  So don’t be afraid to dream big and come and share your story in the house today! Activities include: Circus Training, Lava Lamp Making (please bring along a plastic bottle to use!), Make a Musical Instrument, Film, Music and Harry Potter Quizes, Badge Printing, Detective Trail and more! For more details and to book click here.

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

Cheshire Children’s Market

The Grange Junior School, Northwich
Sun 6th Oct 2:30 – 4pm

Cheshire Children’s Market comes to The Grange Junior Schoo! Grab yourself a bargain with tables full of gently used baby and children goodies, while also visiting local baby & children businesses! Entrance £2 per person and children go for free! Click for more details

Featured event

Sunday Roast with Unlimited Yorkshire Puddings & Bottomless Gravy

Cross Keys Hotel, Knutsford
Sun 6th Oct

Yorkshire Puddings

Recently re-opened following a huge renovation, The Cross Keys Hotel on King Street in Knutsford is the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon with the family. It has introduced its new look Sunday menu which includes unlimited Yorkshire Puddings and bottomless gravy. Other new finds on the menu include dirty fries, fish and chips, a loaded burger and a selection of starters and snacks such as pigs in blankets and Mac ‘n’ Cheese bites. Click here to read Knutty Mums’ Review. Click here for more information, to see the full menu or to book visit.


Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

The Lowry, Salford Quays
Sun 6th Oct

Fun-loving puppy Oskar leaves the snowbound little house on top of the mountain to try to find a friendly animal to play with. But where are all the animals? And why does Oskar have to wait till spring to play his favourite game again? This original play for young children uses a rich mix of storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music & song to tell the tale of a puppy’s search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps.  Click for more details

Northwich Nearly New Sale
NCT’s next Nearly New Sale in Northwich – click for more details

Kids Cinema – Vampirina: Fang-tastic Party

Odeon Cinema, Barons Quay Northwich
Sat 5th & Sun 6th Oct

This weekend’s kids showing: Vampirina: Fang-tastic Party. The Odeon at Barons Quay offer kids showings on weekends 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

Pick Your Own Sweetcorn & Berries

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Sat 5th – Sun 6th Oct

There will be sweetcorn to pick this weekend (5-6 Oct) and during next week until 11th October. Availability of raspberries and blackberries will depend on how many visitors come picking – please check our website for availability on the day! We also have a cafe, outdoor play area and some pigs for the kids to meet too! Click for more details.

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Click to view our timetable and book on now!

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

Percy the Park Keeper – After the Storm

Dunham Massey
Until 10th November

There’s been a stormy disaster and now Percy the Park Keeper’s animal friends don’t have anywhere to live! Help Percy devise a plan to find his little friends a new home this autumn. Explore the garden and deer park on this interactive trail to help Percy’s friends. Get your trail map stamped at each point, and don’t forget to pick up your sticker from the garden kiosk at the end! Garden ticket required. Normal admission applies. Click for more details

Tots Caterpillar Trail in the Gardens

Tatton Park Gardens,  Knutsford
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 13th Oct

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

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 read our latest blog post? Click here to read our review of The Cross Keys Hotel in Knutsford!