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.
Leo’s Ladder book reading
Sat 9th Nov 11am
Come along to the library at 11am to hear a reading of the charming children’s book, Leo’s Ladder, which includes illustrations of Knutsford! Meet the author Dee Griffiths and illustrator Ali Holah and play some games. Books available to buy on the day to be signed by us too! Click for more details
Family films at the Curzon
Sat 9th & Sun 10th Nov
Family films over the weekend include Klaus, and The Lion King (for kids Club on Sat 9th Nov). Click for more details.
Christmas Shopping at Tatton Park
Sat 9th & Sun 10th Nov 10;30 – 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)
A unique shopping experience inside The Mansion’s Tenants Hall – a wing of the stately mansion house. Look for special gifts for underneath the Christmas tree. Enjoy free entry to the shopping show (vehicle entry fee applies) Click for more details
St John’s Toft Christmas Gift Sale
St John’s Church, Toft
Sat 9th Nov 10:30am – 4pm
Parent & Toddler Ice Skating
Planet Ice, Altrincham
Sat 9th Nov 11am
Join us every Saturday for our Parent & Toddler sessions! Only £5.30 (1x Adult & 1x Toddler). Learn together and have fun together! Click for more details
Dinosaurs at Biddulph!
Biddulph Grange Garden
Help us celebrate Dinovember! There’s the fantastic Dino Dome Experience (Sat 9th SOLD OUT but some availability Sat 16th Nov), a Dino Trail (1st to 17th Nov), Meet the Baby Dinosaurs (9th & 16th Nov), Meet the Fossils (10th Nov) and Make a dino peg puppet (17th Nov). Some activities must be prebooked. Some free, some charged. Admission applies. For timings and more details click here.
Ice Village Manchester
Cathedral Gardens, Manchester
8th Nov to 5th Jan 2020
The wintry domain of the Ice Village is coming to Manchester! Set against a backdrop of snow covered trees and twinkling lights, there will be lots to see and do including a fantastical Ice Cavern with mystical ice creatures, an Ice Tiki Bar, a spacious and all-weather ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and plenty of Christmas stalls, arctic games and tasty food stands. Entrance to the Ice Village is FREE but you will require tickets for the Ice Cavern, Ice Tiki Bar, Ice Rink and Santa’s Grotto, which can be booked online. Click for more details and tickets
Remembrance Sunday in Knutsford
Service at St John’s Knutsford Sun 10th Nov 9:30am
For other timings see below
All are welcome at the wreath laying, parades and services to commemorate this years Remembrance Sunday. The church service at St John’s will be at 9:30am (note the new time) and will be followed by a parade to the Centennial War Memorial (outside the library) for a service there at 10:45am. Please see the Council’s Facebook post for the timings of the other parades and services.
Remembrance Sunday at Anderton Boat Lift
Anderton Boat Lift, Anderton
Sun 10th Nov, 10:30am
This Sunday, we will commemorate Remembrance Day with a service and cascade of poppies from the top of the Lift. The short service begins at 10:30 with readings and prayers from Rev Neal Stanton.Then at 11:00, thousands of poppy petals will be released from the top of the lift to the sound of the last post the sound of a solemn bugle salute playing the Last Post. Everyone is welcome to come along to the service and there will be no entry fee. Click for more details
NCT Nearly New Sale
The Grange Junior School, Hartford
Sun 10th Nov 1 – 2:30pm
Come to our pop up shop with over 10,000 nearly new, quality, baby and children’s items for sale!!! Our sales are not like car boot sales or table top sales – all items are quality checked and displayed like a shop – so you can browse all clothes in one age group, toys, books etc. in one go. We sell baby/kids clothes (up to age 11), toys, games, puzzles, prams, maternity clothes, travel cots, DVDs, outdoor toys, bikes, books etc. etc. 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
Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector
Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Until 31st Dec
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 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
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!
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