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!
Please check details with the venue before you travel.
On this weekend:
Kids Club at the Curzon
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.
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
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.
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
Sunday Roast with Unlimited Yorkshire Puddings & Bottomless Gravy
Cross Keys Hotel, Knutsford
Sun 6th Oct
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
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.
Find the Lost Words
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
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!