What’s on Mon 19th – Fri 23rd August

Seven Sisters Maize Maze

The Maize Maze at Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm is now open!! (Weds – Sun)

The summer holidays are here!! We’ve rounded up everything happening to entertain the kids around Knutsford and the rest of Cheshire. Events for the coming weeks will be released soon; make sure you’re following Knutty Mums on Facebook so you’re the first to know!

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 specific days:

Sunflowers Teddy Bear’s Picnic

St Cross Church, Knutsford
Mon 19th August 10:30am

This Monday we will be having aTeddy Bears Picnic! Please come along with your teddy or whoever is your ‘special friend’ and enjoy a story, singing and a snack lunch. All are welcome. Hopefully the weather will improve and allow us to take the picnic outside. Sunflowers is a toddler group at St Cross Church in Knutsford which is free to attend and no booking is required. It is aimed at preschool children but older siblings are welcome especially in the holidays!  Click for more details

Tough Udder

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Mon 19th – Fri 23rd August

Do you have what it takes to survive our Tough Udder Assault course? Only the bravest will survive! Get ready with your Tough Udder face Paint and overcome our obstacles. Collect your finishers badge and have your picture taken on the Champions Podium! We recommend a change of clothes as you will get wet and muddy! All this & Farm Admission included in your ticket price! There’s also Jumping Pillows, Indoor Role Play Village, Swings, Slides, Beach Area, Milk a Cow , Pedal Tractors, the Warren Play Zone & Climbing Frame. Everything included in your admission price; book online to save. Click for more details.  Click here to read Knutty Mums’ review of Cockfields Farm’s Easter event

Mama Society Brunch

Piccolino, Knutsford
Mon 19th August, 10am

Join us for a morning of delicious food and a good coffee (other options also available). Dress up and have some well deserved ‘Mama Time’ and of course you can bring your little one along with you if you wish, expectant mama’s also welcome! Meet other Mama’s in your area, you can come along alone or with a friend.. either way you’ll have a great time! You‘ll also receive a beautiful goody bag filled with treats for yourself and little one. Click for more details.

Wildfamilies Discover

Macclesfield Forest
Mon 19th 10:30am – 12:30pm

If you haven’t planned your day yet don’t panic! We have some fabulous drop in activities at Macclesfield Forest. No need to book just come along and join us for some outdoor fun! Activities may include:bug hunting, natural crafts, family team challenges …and much more! Please come dressed for the weather as lots of our activities take place outside. Click for more details

Pretty Polly

Norton Priory, Runcorn
Mon 19th & Tues 20th August

The rare and exotic Greater Rosy Plumed Parrot has been spotted in the Norton Priory jungle. Help the Forest Ranger track and locate the bird. Family fun activities including crafts, trails and a story walk. Drop in activities, no need to book. Normal admission applies. Click for more details

Storytime with Olaf

Anderton Boat Lift
Tues 20th August 11am & 2:30pm

Keep the kids entertained during the school holidays with these fantastic FREE sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this August at Anderton Boat Lift.  On Tuesday 20th we will have Olaf with us! Advance booking is essential, please call 01606 786777  Click for more details

Happy Kids Yoga

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Tues 20th August preschool age 10:30 – 11:30; 5-9 yrs 1-2pm

A fantastic introduction to yoga in the beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park’s formal gardens. Happy Kids Yoga classes are exciting, creative and calming, combining fitness, fun and relaxation in each unique class. Must be pre-booked and £10 charge includes park entry (normally £7.00 per vehicle). Click here and scroll to desired date/age for more details

Meet the Victorians

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Tues 20th August 10:30 – 12:30

Step back in time and experience the harsh reality of life below stairs. Assist Lord Egerton’s servants in cleaning and preparing the house for a very important royal visit. Recommended for children aged 7-11 years old. Adult accompaniment is not required, but the provision of an emergency contact number is essential. £12, must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day.  Click for more details

Boredom Busters Nature Day

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Weds 21st Aug 9:30am – 12pm

Join our experienced Tatton Park Rangers to hunt for mini-beasts in the park’s pond and woodlands. Take a trailer ride to get a close look at Tatton’s deer. Recommended for families with children aged 5 and above – adults must purchase a ticket. £12 per person. This event must be pre-booked and includes park entry (normally £7.00 per vehicle).  Click here for more details

Make a bow & arrow or fairy wand

Marbury Park, nr Northwich
Weds 21st Aug 10am – 4pm

This summer FoAM and Mersey Forest are funding FREE exciting events for families in Marbury Country Park. Drop in. Stay as long as you like. Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Tim will be in his marquee outside the Rangers’ cabin from 10am – 4pm. All materials provided. Click for more details

Oakhanger Project Activities for all

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve nr Congelton
Weds 21st Aug 10am – 4pm

Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project. Have fun and learn new skills. Have a go at canoe and kayak; join the Nature trail and get den building. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £10 (Reductions for 2 or more children in a family). Click for more details

Tots Gone Wild

Anderton Village Hall
Fridays 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th August 10 – 11:15am

Classes follow a different theme each week relating to British wildlife and include a craft activity, story, singing, outdoor fun and lots more. Classes are pre bookable and paid in advance via bank transfer.  During the holidays the classes will be aimed at age 3-10 years. £6.50 per child, including drink and snack for child and adult. To book please message our facebook pageClick here to read our Tots Gone Wild term time review

War on Plastic – helping the environment

Anderton Boat Lift
Thurs 22nd August 10:30am & 2:30pm

Keep the kids entertained during the school holidays with these fantastic FREE sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this August at Anderton Boat Lift.  On Thursday 22nd we have War on Plastic – helping the environment! Advance booking is essential, please call 01606 786777  Click for more details

Gruff Mini Farmers

Messuage Farm, Marton
Mondays & Wednesdays 10am-11.30am

*MANY SESSIONS SOLD OUT* We are running our mini farmer sessions through the summer holidays, join us for fun and hopefully sun as we learn more about bees, vegetables, our planet and of course visit the animals! Click for more details

Journey to Space

Lion Saltworks, Nortwich
Tues 20th & Weds 21st August; 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2-4pm

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all around space. To celebrate, we’ve come up with some crafts that are out of this world! Click for more details.

Storytime at the Welcome

The Welcome, Knutsford
Tues 20th August 11am – 12pm

Bring the kids for a reading session with volunteers from the wonder folk at Knutsford hosts and Knutsford Lions!  Click for more details

Crafting with Crafting Corner

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Weds 21st & Fri 23rd August

This week Crafting Corner are running the following sessions at Riverside Organic Farm: Unicorns, Rainbows and Dinosaurs painting, Mermaid Magic Necklace Making and Shrinkies Keyring Making!  Booking essential. Click for more details

NCT Buggy Walk

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Weds 21st August 2pm

Meet for a walk in Tatton Park with your little ones! Path is suitable for bikes, scooters and prams as well as little people toddling. Meet at at Knutsford Side gates, King St (Postcode WA16 6QN). Melissa and Jane will be wearing our green volunteer T shirts so will be easy to spot. You don’t need to be an NCT member to come along to our events! Click for more details

Fiver Fridays at Runway Visitor Park

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham
Fridays in August

Everyone loves a cheap family day out and the Runway Visitor Park is offering a special treat every Friday in August. Car parking will be just £5 for all day, short tours of the aircraft will also just be £5 per person and the on-site restaurant is joining in the fun with a £5 meal deal that includes a sandwich or salad pot, crisps and cold drink. **Fiver Fridays are only available to customers who pre-book online ** Click for more details.

Mini Professors Summer Special

St John’s Toft Church Hall
Fridays in August

Throughout the summer holidays ALL our classes are available as PAYG. Hands on fun science for 2- under 6s. 2nd August- Bumblebees; 9th August- Volcanoes 16th August- electricity; 23rd August- more magnets; 30th August- Water pressure; £6.50 per class or email to book siblings 2 for £10. Each session includes at least 2 hands on activities, a story, bespoke video and interactive circle time. For more details or to book, click here

Family Fun Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3pm

Family Fun Swim – Loads of fun in the Pool with toys, balls, floats & rafts. Normal under 8’s admission policy applies. Ages are a recommendation. £4.20 per junior, Adults £5.00, Families £12.00 (Members Free). Click for more details

Garden House
Visit us at The Garden House this summer!

Fun Inflatable Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Mon, Weds & Fri in August (excl Bank Hol Monday)

Loads of fun in the pool with pool inflatable. Included in your everybody membership. Age 6+. Adults £5.00, Families £12.00. Normal under 8’s admission policy applies. Ages are a recommendation. Click for more details

Active Families Sports Sessions

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Tuesdays & Thursdays in August

 Join in the fun for all of the family, the sports, games and play kit as well as the awesome Sports Hall inflatable. Families, children up to 8 yrs. Children £2 Adults Free. Click for more details

Strike a Chord

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Weekdays Mon 19th – Fri 30th August

Quarry Bank’s machines and River Bollin form a unique rhythm. Come along this summer and explore new ways to create and enjoy music with us. From musical storytelling to the natural rhythms of the surrounding estate, there’ll be lots to discover and enjoy. Booking not needed. Free but admission applies. Click for more details

On most of the summer:

Maize Maze at Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm
From Sat 17th August (closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

The Maize Maze is now open!! Come down and enjoy the maze followed by some of our delicious ice cream! Click for more details

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

Kids Cinema at Barons Quay

Odeon Cinema, Barons Quay Northwich
Weekends & school holidays

This weekend’s kids showing: 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.

Beach on the Quay

Barons Quay, Northwich
Daily 10am – 6pm until 1st September (weather permitting)

Come and celebrate the summer at Beach On The Quay EVERYDAY from Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 1st September! We will also be hosting free and exciting summer activities at Barons Quay. We’re excited to be welcoming back the beach, which will be located opposite H&M. Click for more details

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

High Legh Miniature Railway

High Legh Garden Centre
Every weekend and selected weekdays 10:30am-4pm

The High Legh Miniature Railway will be open on selected days throughout the summer holidays! Click here for more details

Summer Train Rides at The Hayloft

The Hayloft,  Widnes
Selected days, 10am – 4:30pm 

Whitfield Light Railway is at The Hayloft Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, providing train rides through the summer. Trains will be pulled by either our steam tram ‘Kestrel’, or petrol loco ‘Otter’. Train rides will be 10am to 4.30pm and are weather dependent. Any change will be publicised on our Facebook events page. The return train rides have a charge of £2.50 per adult, £2 per child (under 14) or £8 for family of 4. Carers & children under 1 are free. Fares are by cash or card. Click for more details

Summer at Tatton Park Farm

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
23rd July – 23rd Aug (closed Mondays except Aug 26th Bank Holiday) 

Summer activities filled with fun at the Farm! Learn more about Field to Fork and where your food comes from, meet our newly hatched chicks in the hatchery and meet our new arrivals in our daily farmyard facts. See the mill machines running,  storytelling, milking and buttermaking and more. Click for more details

Space Chase Reading Challenge

Knutsford Library (and other Cheshire East Libraries)
Until 7th September 

Taking part in the Challenge is simple – when your summer holidays start, you can sign up for free at your local library. You’ll receive your very own Space Chase mission folder to get you started. Read six library books (or more!) over the holidays to collect special stickers to add to your folder.  Collect all the stickers to find the aliens, save the missing books and complete the Challenge. Grab your space suit and take a giant leap into the library this summer! Click for more details

Classes at Treehouse

Treehouse, Altrincham
Throughout the summer

Treehouse is back open under new management!! PAYG classes will all be on over the holidays so why not try something new! There’s something for ages from 0 – 7, including football, Disney Dance, Morning with Peppa, Glo Disco and Make your own Pizza! Click here for more details and to book

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.

Live Beekeeping Demonstrations

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August Thursdays only 1pm

Watch Jodrell’s Beekeepers at work in a live beekeeping demonstration. You’ll see the fascinating and ancient craft of beekeeping up close and in action at our very own Apiary and the Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions. Demonstrations are weather permitting and available on a drop-in basis. Free with general admission, suitable for all ages. Click for more details

Meet the Expert

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August Tuesdays only 1pm

Here’s your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts. You’ll learn all about their work, plus have the chance to ask the space questions you’ve always wanted to ask! All welcome; suitable for adults and children aged 10+ Free with general admission. Click for more details

Moon Rock and Meteorites

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August

Seeing is believing! Visit Jodrell Bank this summer and have a look at real pieces of the Moon brought back by Apollo astronauts! You’ll also have the chance to hold some space rocks! Click for more details

Rocket Lab!

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August

Seeing is believing! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. We have a lift-off! As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, join us at Jodrell Bank to get involved with our fun and interactive activities all about the science of rockets. Activities are aimed at adults and children aged 7+. Please note that children must be supervised. FREE with general admission. 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 Fun at Blakemere

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Daily throughout summer 11am – 4pm

We’ve got summer covered here at Blakemere! FREE adventure playpark;  Polly Pig Trail just £3 entry; FREE garden games*; Fairground rides*; Ice-cream cabin*,  30+ independent shops and activities plus much more… (*weather-permitting). 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

Applejacks Adventure Farm Holiday Opening

Applejacks Adventure Farm, Warrington
Until 1st September

Applejacks Adventure Farm is open every day of the holidays! Enjoy magic shows for children put on at noon each day by a professional magician. Race down the Racing Zip-Wires, bounce on the Jumping Pillow, drop down the Drop Slides, and exterminate opponents on the Eliminator. You can take cover in our large covered play areas in the event of wet weather (now heated!). Check dates and times on our website. See our website for bargain tickets based on The More the Merrier pricing introduced for 2019. 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.

Pick Your Own

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Throughout summer

Head to Kenyon Hall Farm this summer to pick your own fruit and veg! Check our website for availability each day. We also have a cafe, outdoor play area and some pigs for the kids to meet too! 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!