What’s on – Mon 8th to Fri 12th April

Here’s a round up of everything happening nearby between Monday 8th and Friday 12th April! Click here to view the rest of our Easter Holiday guide.

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On certain days this week:

Lambing Week at the Farm

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
Sat 6th – Sun 14th April (closed Mondays)

Will you be lucky enough to see our lambs being born? This year we have synchronised our ewes to lamb within a 10 day period. Informative talks on the imminent signs of lambing by the farm staff. Normal farm admission applies. NT members half price. Vehicle entry charge applies to all Click for more details

Bottle Feeding and Farm Walk

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Fri 5th, Weds 10th, Sun 14th, Thurs 18th & Sat 20th April 10:45am

*WEDS NOW SOLD OUT* Meet the new arrivals on the farm, help us to bottle feed the babies and then go on an escorted walk to meet and feed the other 4 legged residents. Aimed at toddlers / preschool and younger primary school children but older children and babies are welcome. £6 per participated child (1 accompanying adult free of charge). Sessions are approximately 1 hour. Please book in advance. Click for more details

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Usborne Farmyard Tales

Knutsford Library
Mon 8th April 11am

*Book in advance* A story and activity suitable for children under 5 years. Please book in advance. Free. Click for more details

Junior Farmers: Chicken and Eggs

Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington
Sat 6th, Mon 8th, Weds 10th, Fri 12th, Sat 13th, Mon 15th, Weds 17th

*BOOK SOON SOME SESSIONS SOLD OUT* Join us for the most anticipated Junior Farmers sessions of the year! We’ll learn all about our different breeds of egg-layers, their life-cycles and how we look after them. Best of all we’ll head into the hen run to feed the birds and each Junior Farmer will gather a freshly-laid egg from the hen house. We’ll then decorate an egg to take home. Suitable for children aged 3-11, the 45 minute session costs £5.50 per child. Advanced booking essential. Click for more details

 Family Sports Session

Knutsford Leisure Centre
9th, 11th, 16th & 18th April 10am – 12pm

Sports session for the whole family to enjoy, play badminton, short tennis, quik cricket, rounders and more. Family session for adults with their children or grandchildren. Play sports all together led by our instructor, also enjoy the bouncy castle. For families with children up to 8 years. Child £2.00, Adults £free (Members free). Click for more details

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Fun Inflatable Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
10th, 12th & 17th April

Loads of fun in the pool with our ‘Determinator’ inflatable. Included in your everybody membership. Session 1 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm (6-11 years), Session 2 – 2:15pm – 3:15pm (11+ Years). £4.20 per junior, Adults £5.00, Families £12.00. Normal under 8’s admission policy applies. Ages are a recommendation. Click for more details

Easter Decoration Painting

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Sat 6th April 11am & Weds 10th 1pm & Weds 17th April 11am

Come and paint some handmade ceramic Easter decorations to add some spring colour to your home! This is a paint along session for children aged 2+. £10 per person. Choose 3 handmade ceramic Easter themed shapes and paint. Leave to dry while you go for a wander around the farm or visit the cafe and take painted items home the same day.  Session should take approx 30-60 minutes. Please book in advance Click for more details

Family Fun Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
8th, 9th, 11th, 15th, 16th & 18th April 1-3pm

Family Fun Swim – Loads of fun in the Pool with toys, balls, floats & rafts.  Click for more details

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Where Food Comes From

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
Tues 9th April 10:30 – 12:30

Understand what role the farm plays in food production and what products animals provide. Learn about how food gets from the fields to our plate and how the seasons impact what can be grown. Suitable for children aged 7 – 11 years. £12. Must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day.  Click for more details

Make your own chocolate Easter Egg

Treehouse, Altrincham
Tues 9th April various times

Join us for a special workshop where children will be taught how to make, fill, and decorate their own Easter eggs! The five-stage workshop enables each child to produce their own chocolate egg, measuring 5.5 inches in length. £12, including free access to the play area. Book online to secure your place! Recommended age: 3+ although we welcome younger children who might enjoy this activity with the help of an adult. Click here for more details and to book

Happy Kids Yoga

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Tues 9th & 16th April 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

Painting and Farm walk

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Tues 9th April 1 – 2pm

Each child will choose a handmade ornament from our collection to paint and leave to dry while we take our farm walk. (These can be taken home on the day). This is a great opportunity to get a guided tour around the animals on our farm, feeding and petting as we go along. Don’t forget your wellies and coats – we will carry on come rain or shine! £6 per participating child. Click for more details

Slime Lab Eggstravaganza Workshop

Chelford Village Hall
Weds 10th April 10:30am – 12pm

Have some Easter fun creating Chocolate Scented Slime and Clear Spring Slime! Aimed at (but not exclusive to) children ages 5-11 years old. We will spend 90 minutes creating two different slime pots, experimenting with slime handling, joining our Slime stretching competition and hanging out with some new pals! Click for more details

Traditional Tales: Cinderella

Tatton Park Mansion, Knutsford
Weds 10th April 10:30am – 12pm

This engaging storytelling tour will bring to life the traditional tale, Cinderella, with the chance to meet characters and take part in hands on activities that will make you part of this truly magical tale. Recommended for children aged 3-5 years old. £12. Must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day.  Click for more details

Meet the Tudors

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Weds 10th April 10:30 – 12:00

Step back in time at Tatton Old Hall and meet our fascinating Tudor residents. Learn about what life was like in Tudor times through a range of engaging hands on activities. 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

Easter Egg Painting at the Lambing Shed

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop, Knutsford
Weds 10th April. 9:30 – 11am

Join us for Easter Egg painting and arts and crafts! For 0-5s. £8 per child, including kids’ drink and toast. Booking required, please call 01565 631027  Click for more details

Teddy Bears Picnic

Bents Garden and Home, Glazebury
Weds 10th & 17th April 3-5pm

Little ones and their furry friends are invited for a picnic party, complete with a Bear Hunt around the store, finished off with a children’s picnic at the indoor beach.£9.95 Click here for more details and to book.

Tropical Stained Glass

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Thurs 11th April 11am

Paint along with us. Stained Glass frame with a tropical flamingo scene. We supply glass paints and frame with picture outline, making it easier to get a great looking faux stained glass effect! This session is suitable for age 8+. £15 per person. Please book in advance. Click for more details

Secrets of the Lambing Shed

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
Thurs 11th April 10:00 – 12:00

Join Tatton Park’s resident sheep expert, to discover the secrets of a successful lambing period. Meet our ewes and new born lambs and help out during one of our favourite times of year. Suitable for both adults and children aged 12 years old and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult, who must also purchase a ticket. £15. Must be pre-booked and includes park and farm entry admission on the day. Click for more details

Lego Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Knutsford Library
Fri 12th April 10am – 12pm

*Book in advance* You liked the LEGO Movie, right? Why not have a go at creating your own!? Please be prepared to work in pairs. £3.50 per child. 8yrs+ Click for more details

Easter Fun Factory Party

The Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall
Fri 12th April 4:30 – 6:30pm

Join us for the Eggciting Fun Factory Party here at The Ice Cream Farm! £10 per child. Booking is essential – 07570774491, full payment due at time of booking. Includes: Play in The Fun Factory, Food Box, Ice Cream, Egg Hunt, Craft Activities, Return Play, Ice Cream Farm Balloon. Click for more details


On this week and much of the holiday:

Easter Holidays Get Set, Blast Off! (Under 7s)

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Mon 8th – Mon 22nd April (not on Sundays) various times

Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring our Solar System and playing lots of games along the way. Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under. These sessions are very popular and have a limited availability. Places can’t be pre-booked and are allocated upon arrival. If you’re not able to join a session, don’t worry, there’s lots of other fun activities to get involved with throughout the day. Free with general admission. Click for more details

Science Show: It’s Elemental

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Mon 8th – Mon 22nd April (not on Sundays) 11am, 12pm, 2:30pm

Why do some things burn, or float, or stick to magnets? The answer – It’s Elemental! This Easter, spark your curiosity by joining us at Jodrell Bank to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table. Be surprised and excited by the elements you encounter every day in our Science Show, which takes you from the Big Bang to life on Earth via an exploding star or two! Our fun and interactive, family-friendly science shows last for 30 – 40 minutes.  They are aimed at adults and children aged 7+. Warning: may include loud bangs! Please note that while science shows are free with general admission, places cannot be guaranteed. Sessions are allocated on arrival depending on availability. Click for more details.

Meet the Expert

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Mon 8th – Thurs 18th April (weekdays 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! Suitable for adults and children aged 10+ Free with general admission, places cannot be guaranteed. Sessions are allocated on arrival depending on availability. Click for more details 

Cockfields Easter Wonderland

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sat 6th – Mon 22nd April

A fantastic indoor wonderland has been created at the farm so no matter the weather your sure to have a great day out! Easter Entertainment Shows, Easter Egg Hunts , Decorate a Chocolate Egg, Bottle Feed the Goats, Cuddle the Baby Chicks & Ducklings,
Feed the Barn Animals, Meet the Reptiles and lots lots more!! All of our Play areas will be open including: Indoor Role Play Village, The Fabulous Jumping Pillow, Pedal Tractors, Swigs & Slides in the Park Area, Climbing Frame & Slides in the Beach Area. Everything is included in your all day farm admission price!! Book online now and save ££sss off the gate price. Click for more details.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – One Springy Day

Dunham Massey
30th March – 28th April

Join Percy the Park Keeper and his woodland friends on the first of four seasonal activity trails across the year. Based on the new book ‘One Springy Day’ by Nick Butterworth. Complete the trail around the garden to receive a Cadbury chocolate reward (while stocks last). Pick up your tickets and trails from Visitor Reception on the day. £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies. Click for more details

Percy the Park Keeper Storytelling – Easter

Dunham Massey
1st – 28th April

Join Percy and hear about his adventures in nature’s playground with his woodland friends. Dress up and become part of the story with our interactive storytelling sessions all through the Easter holidays. Booking not needed. Free event (normal admission applies). Click for more details

Easter Bunny Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Sat 6th April – Mon 22nd April

Join in this fun adventure trail to help the Easter Bunny find his friends who are hiding around the Village, collect a prize with each completed trail map purchased. Purchase your trail maps for just £3 per child from the Visitor Information Centre 10am-4.00pm Daily. A great trail for children aged 3-11yrs. Click for more details

Fun at Redhouse Farm

Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Sat 6th – Mon 22nd April

Easter fun at the farm returns with some brilliant new additions! There’s an Easter egg and Bunny hunt, the climbing wall, the barrel train, jumping pillow, pedal cart fun and a giant sand pit.  We also have more animals to come and visit, some of our free range hens and the 3 Kune Kune pigs! The barn with the inflatables will be running during the week if we have wet weather (we will still use these for private parties at weekends). Price per child (3+) £10; Children aged 1 – 2 yrs £5; adults free.  Click here for more details.

Easter Hunt at Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm

Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm
Sat 30th March – Mon 22nd April

It’s that time of year again the eggs have gone to hide around the garden!! Easter hunt starts on Saturday 30th March! Small charge applies, fill in the worksheet & receive a chocolate treat! Click for more details

Brereton Heath Easter Hunt

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
Sat 6th – Sun 28th April

Ranger Mark’s Easter Eggs have been stolen! Can you help him find the wildlife that has taken them and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre (between 9am and 4pm) and get searching around the park. Click for more details

Spring Holiday – Right to Play

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 6th – Thurs 18th April

Join us as we launch our Rights of the Child exhibition with two weeks of activities all about the right to play. In the past children at Quarry Bank didn’t always have the right to play. This spring holiday, we’re playing in the great outdoors and finding out why play matters. Join in with nature-themed adventures in the garden and woods.  Booking not needed. Free event but normal admission applies. Click for more details

Easter Egg Hunt at Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington
March 21st – April 21st

The Easter Bunny has visited the farm and hidden eggs with six of his animal friends. We need you to follow the series of clues to find them all! Our Easter Egg Hunt is a fun outdoor activity aimed at children aged around 2-11 years old. It takes 20 – 30 minutes and costs £2.50 per child with supervising adults and babes in arms (under 18 months) going free. The children receive a small prize at the end. Click for more details

20% off Safari

Knowsley Safari Park, Knowsley
31st March  – 21st April

Struggling with Easter holiday plans? Well get ‘egg-cited’ for 20% OFF safari tickets all Easter when you book online! Take an eggs-ilarating (we’ll stop now) trip around our safari drive and discover how much our animals love springtime too. So come on, hop over to the safari for a family adventure this Easter with 20% off online! Click for more details and to book 

Spring Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
6th – 28th April during garden opening times

See the Garden bursting into life as you spot the hidden bunnies. £2.50 per child (including Sprout pencil prize). Admission fees apply. No need to book. Click for more details.

Big Cats made with LEGO® Bricks

Chester Zoo, Chester
13th Feb – 30th April

We’re bringing you an incredible collection of BIG CATS to the zoo, made completely out of LEGO® bricks! You’ll be able to explore the BIG CATS exhibition and discover more about these incredible species, as well as boosting your brick-building skills by having a go at creating your own animal model. Plus there will be plenty of playful cat-themed events and activities for you to get involved in! There are also be ten endangered brick animals hidden around the zoo for you to discover in our LEGO Brick Trail, with a chance for you to WIN your own in our competition! Normal admission applies.  Click for more details.

Discover The Tale of Madagascar

Chester Zoo, Chester
From 30th March

Take a trip to Madagascar this spring! Wander through our NEW lemur walkthrough habitat, opening 30 March! This Easter we’re bringing the incredible island of Madagascar to you!  Join us as we celebrate this amazing habitat, the wildlife found there and just what makes this part of the world so unique!  We’ll be celebrating with an playful programme of activities including storytelling, dance, music and art – sharing the unique characteristics and culture of Madagascar. Click for more details.

Easter at the Hideaway

The Hideaway, Partington
Mon 1st – Tues 23rd April

We’ll have lots of our regular activities happening along with some special Easter activities! We’ll be telling the Easter story everyday (child friendly PG version  ) in a fun interactive session for any children that wish to take part. We also have Easter themed messy play, our active sports session (football, tennis etc), crafts all day plus an egg hunt and of course our Hideaway chicks that will be hatching! You can book in for the Easter holidays to avoid any waiting on arrival now. Click for more details

 The Great Eggscape

The Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall
Sat 30th March  – Sun 28th April various times

Can you Eggscape? Work together in your teams (up to 5 people) to solve the puzzles and escape the room with the golden egg. Come and show us what you’ve got! Only £5 per team. Booking is essential on the day (at The Playhouse) as spaces will fill up fast. VIP Play Pass holders receive 10% off! Click for more details

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Hare Hill

Hare Hill, Over Alderley
Sat 6th April – Mon 22nd April

Follow the nature-themed clues to solve the puzzle and win a chocolate prize. Hunt maps are available at the Visitor Centre, £2.50 each  Normal admission applies. Click for more details

Classes at Treehouse

Treehouse, Altrincham
From Mon 1st April

Treehouse’s usual 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, Baby Music and Movement and Make your own Pizza! Click here for more details and to book

New inflatables at Energi Trampoline Park

Energi Trampoline Park, Wilmslow
From March 30th

The Easter holidays is almost here! Have you booked your tickets to try out our new inflatables?! The Big One is the larger of the two and replaces our dodge ball area. Complete with our giant slide and obstacle course you guaranteed to have loads of fun. The Junior One is the a smaller version of our big one, Designed for our smaller ones but big enough for mum or dad to chase them down the slide.  Click here for more details and to book

Applejacks Adventure Farm Holiday Opening

Applejacks Adventure Farm, Warrington
From Sat 30th March

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

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Lyme 

Lyme Park, Macclesfield
Sat 6th – Sun 28th April

Come and explore the garden at Lyme and take the whole family on a nature adventure. Complete the trail to receive a chocolate prize. £2.50 per child. Normal admission applies. Click for more details.

The Lost Words at Lyme 

Lyme Park, Macclesfield
Sat 6th – Sun 28th April

Acorn. Ivy. Heather. Explore Lyme to seek out words like these that are disappearing from children’s vocabulary. Pick up your Lyme dictionary and Investigate the garden to discover words from Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris’ spell book brought to life. £2.50 per trail. normal admission applies. Click for more details.

Tudor Roots: Easter holidays at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 6th April – Thurs 18th

Enjoy Easter at Speke and discover how the Tudors were rooted in nature. Create your very own floral posy to protect you from Tudor smells, enjoy some tales told by our resident Tudor bard and solve the Apothecary’s Trail around the grounds. Booking not needed. Free event (admission applies) Click more details

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 6th April – Thurs 18th

Enjoy a great family day out at Speke this Easter. Search for clues in the grounds and gardens and receive your delicious Cadbury reward at the end.  £2.50 per child which can be paid in cash at the event start point in the Dairy Courtyard, or by card at Reception when you arrive on site. Booking not needed. Normal admission applies.Click more details

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