What’s on – Weekend 6th & 7th July

Canute Duathlon

Kid’s Canute Duathlon on Sunday!

There’s lots happening around Knutsford and elsewhere in Cheshire this weekend! Don’t miss out on St Vincent’s Party in the Park on Saturday, with lots of fun for all the family. If the kids are feeling active, there’s a water obstacle course race or Kids’ Duathlon, and  you could also meet some unicorns, watch an outdoor play or go berry picking!

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St Vincent’s Party in the Park

St Vincent’s School, Knutsford 
Sat 6th July 12 – 4pm

Everyone is welcome at our legendary summer fair, “St Vincent’s Party in the Park”  Make a day of it and bring chairs/rugs..there’s enough to keep you occupied all day including a bar, BBQ, live entertainment, ice cream van, games, stalls and much more. All in aid of St. Vincent’s PTA. Held on the school field (next to the school on Manor Park South). Entrance £2.50 per adult/£1 per child.  Click for more details.

Toy Story 4 at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 6th & Sun 7th July

Toy Story 4 will be showing at various times over the weekend.  Click for more details.

The perfect gift for your teacher this year!

The Secret Garden

Dunham Massey
Sat 6th July 6:30 – 8:30pm

Join us at Dunham Massey for an outdoor live adaptation of The Secret Garden! As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key?Seating is not provided so please bring your own low backed seating or picnic blankets. Picnics welcome. Warm clothing and waterproofs advised.  Click for more details and to buy tickets

Splash Out! for East Cheshire Hospice

Alderley Park
Sat 6th July races start from 10am

*SIGN UP AVAILABLE ON DAY AT REGISTRATION DESK* Splash Out! is a fun 5K water based obstacle course for all the family in the grounds of Alderley Park. Waves (starting times) start at 10am and every 20 mins after. Included with entrance fee is a t-shirt and a medal. You will also have access to our Charity Village with live entertainment, merchandise, face painting and food and drink outlets. Click for more details

Leo's Ladder
A charming book featuring scenes of Knutsford! On sale at Hal Whittakers (Princess Street) or the Heritage Centre. Author & illustrator available for school visits –  email deegriffiths123@gmail.com

Canute Kids Duathlon

Egerton Youth Club, Knutsford
Sun 7th July, Regirstration 9:30am

*SIGN UP ON DAY FOR SMALL ADDITIONAL COST* The Canute Kids’ Duathlon Series allows primary school aged kids a chance to take their first steps in multi-sport and compete on a uniquely designed course, set entirely within the safe confines of our specially selected venues! On the day prices: £15 Duathlon single entry / £8 fun run  Click for more details

St Vincent’s Preschool Open Day

St Vincent’s Preschool, Knutsford
Sat 6th July 10am -12pm

We would like to invite any prospective new parents to our Open Morning on Saturday 6th July, 10am until 12pm. No need to book. Come and view our wonderful setting which is Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ and where are focus is exploring outdoors and having confident talkers. Click for more details


St John’s Church, Knutsford
Sun 7th July 4pm

A monthly event for young families to find out more about Jesus. You are warmly invited to a new, informal, family friendly afternoon event at St Johns – 4Life. There will be music, food, children’s activities and a short message about who Jesus is. Whether you have been to church in the past, or have never been, or if you have lots of questions about Jesus (or perhaps you think you have none), you would be very welcome to come along to find out more. Click for more details  

Peter Pan Pyjama Club

Treehouse, Altrincham
Sat 6th July 6:30 – 8:30pm (entry to play area from 5:30pm)

Every fortnight we run a pyjama club so you can enjoy date night in style! You can enter the play area from 5:30pm (included in cost) then kids can enjoy 30 minutes of supervised play or activity with our hosts, followed by a 90 minute children’s film. This week we will be playing Peter Pan (original Disney cartoon)! Popcorn and drinks included.  Parents/Carers can enjoy a delicious dinner & drinks in our restaurant! Please check terms and conditions.  £8 per child, Recommended age is 4+, however we accept 3 year olds at parental discretion. Click for more details

Berry Picking

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Sat 6th July

There are still some outdoor strawberries available to pick on Saturday, but there are not as many and they are not as big as they have been after being heavily picked for the last two weeks. We advise coming as early as possible for the best choice – we open at 9am. By 11am we get very crowded and the car park may be full. There are also tayberries and blackcurrants available to pick. For information about Sunday 7th July, check the website again before setting off. Click for more details.

Unicorn Day at The Garden House

The Garden House, Marple
Sat 6th July 11:45am – 1:15pm

In partnership with R&R Ponies of Poynton, there will be two ‘unicorns’ making an appearance at The Garden House!. Children of all ages are invited to come and meet the unicorns at a cost of £2 per child. They’ll be able to brush and decorate them, as well as spend time with these mystical creatures. The Garden House is an inclusive charity, and welcomes families of all needs, and should disabled parking facilities be required, please get in touch so that this can be arranged. No open toed shoes are to be worn if you wish to brush the unicorns. Click  for more details.

Birth Nerd
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The Makers Market

Knutsford town centre
Sun 7th July 11am – 4pm

The Makers Market is back!!! An amazing location to showcase, fabulous shops and restaurants and what a great feel and buzz in the town on market day. 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 

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!

Have you seen Knutty Mums’ post about all the children’s activities at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park? Click here to find out why it’s such a great day out for all the family!

Child holding flowers at RHS Flower Show