What’s on – Monday 17th Feb

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Here are all the events happening on Monday 17th February. To view our full guide for February half term 2020 click here.

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On today:

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St Cross Church, Knutsford
Mon 17th Feb 10:30am

Join us for stories about Jesus, songs, crafts and refreshments. Please enter through the big wooden doors at the side as this provides easy access for prams. Aimed at pre-school children (but siblings welcome especially in holiday times). Free. No booking required Click for more details


Abominable Snowman

Norton Priory, nr Runcorn
Mon 17th Feb to Tues 18th Feb

A strange furry creature has been spotted in the grounds of Norton Priory Museum! Is it a yeti? An abominable snowman? Big Foot? Help track the friendly beast on our family-friendly storywalks and find out! PLUS: Decorate your own edible abominable snowman (gingerbread man) – One per child. PLUS: Fun paper crafts in the classrooms. Drop-in activities, no need to book. Normal admission prices apply (free for Members). Click for more details

On today and much of half term:

Enchanted Fairyland Adventure

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sat 15th – Sun 23rd Feb

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Head to Cockfields Farm for an Enchanted Fairyland Adventure! There’s so much to do including: Meet Buttercup the Real Unicorn in the Enchanted Stables, Make a magic wand in Wanda’s Wand Factory, Plant magic beans in Jack’s Beanhouse, Watch Flora Butterly’s Fabulous Fairy Show, Explore the Fairyland Village, Cuddle the baby chicks, guinea pigs & bunnies, Hand feed the barn animals, Get up close with the snakes & lizards, Feed the meerkats & reindeer and lots lots more!! Click here to book online. Click here to read Knutty Mums’ review of Cockfields Farm’s Easter event


£12 Theme Park Tickets at Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World, Warrington
Sat 15th Feb – Sun 15th March

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Gulliver’s are starting the season off with a huge offer! Theme park tickets are just £12 when booked online at least 2 days in advance for visits between 15th February – 15th March 2020. Explore the roaring dinosaurs of the Lost World, the thrilling adventures of Smuggler’s Wharf and the magical kingdom of Lilliput Land. Enjoy over 50 thrilling family friendly rides, attractions and shows as part of your family day out! Theme Park tickets at the gate are £16. Click here for more details


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Half Term Opening at Gauntlet

Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Eagle & Vulture Park, Knutsford
Sat 15th – Sun 23rd Feb

Gauntlet will be open 7 days a week over the February half term! Meet some of the worlds most amazing predators up close. We will have our full timetable of events on over this week so join us any time from 11am! There will be: Vulture Feeding at 12pm, Flying Display at 12:30pm, Meet & Greet at 2pm and Flying Display at 3pm. Click for more details.


Scarecrow Festival

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Until Sun 23rd Feb

The theme for this year’s Tatton Park Scarecrow Festival is Sporting Heroes, in celebration of the 2020 Olympics.  These wonderful scarecrows are located throughout the Gardens for you to find! Then venture down to The Farm to continue the scarecrow trail. Here, in amongst the paddocks, stables and farmyard you’ll find scarecrows capturing famous moments, with sporting heroes and – of course – their animals. Please check opening times on the website. Click for more details


Superhero & Princess Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Until 1st March

Once upon a time your favourite Superheroes & Princesses embarked on an adventure around Blakemere Village…a magical spell was cast, and they were all frozen in time! This spell has now been lifted leaving them all stranded! We need your HELP ‘Trainee Superheroes & Princesses’ to re-assemble the team! Purchase your trail maps for just £3 per child from the Visitor Information Centre 10.00am – 4.00pm daily. A great trail suitable for children aged 3-11. Click for more details



February Half Term at Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, nr Goostrey
Various dates Sat 15th – Sun 23rd Feb

There’s lots happening at Jodrell Bank this half term including a science show: “The Science of a World Heritage Site”, Meet the Expert, Tiny Astronauts, and Space Crafts! Please check the website for times and days of each event. Click for more details


Family Films at Barons Quay

Odeon Cinema, Barons Quay Northwich
Throughout half term

There are a few family films on over the half term including Frozen 2: Singalong, Dolittle and Sonic the Hedgehog. There will also be some kids’ showings of Playing with Fire, 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


Kids for a Quid at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Mini Zoo, Nantwich
Sat 15th to Sun 23rd Feb

Bring the kids to visit the Zoo this half term for only a £1 each! The offer will run for half term only, from 15th- 23rd February during our opening times of 10am-4pm. This offer is for anyone ages 4-16 years old. Other entry prices are: Adult £6 Concessions £5 Under 3s Free. No need to book just turn up and pay on the day. Click for more details


There’s always something new at Chester Zoo!

Chester Zoo, Chester
Sat 15th to Sun 23rd Feb

This February half term, our aim is to delight and excite with an amazing programme of events! From inspiring tours to zootastic games, all delivered by our incredible zoo experts, discover the wonders of Chester Zoo!!  Click for more details.


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Jawsome Sharks and Friends

Sealife Manchester
Sat 15th Feb to Sun 15th March

Calling all budding rangers! We are on the hunt for brave adventurers who are enthusiastic about all things aquatic and are totally Top Trumps mad! This Spring we are launching our new Jawsome Sharks and Friends quest to help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards, so he can teach everybody about the incredible sharks and sea creatures who live here in Manchester. Click for more details


Feathered Friends Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
Sat 15th Feb to Sun 23rd Feb

Have fun using a map to navigate your way around our garden to find the hidden bird signs. Learn what typical garden birds look like and see if you can spot any yourself. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ and collect your sticker for ‘watch a bird’. £2.50 (including sprout pencil prize). Admission fees apply. . No need to book. Click for more details.


February Half Term at Speke Hall

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 15th Feb to Sun 23rd Feb

This February half term, bring the family for a nature adventure across Speke Hall’s garden and grounds to discover the fascinating world of mini beasts and busy bugs. You can create mini homes for our wiggly friends, go on a nature trail or get messy with some bug-inspired crafts. Check the Speke Hall homepage for more information on what’s happening and to download a timetable to plan your visit, as not all activities will be happening every day. Click for more details.


The Monkey Forest Reopens

Monkey Forest, Stoke – on – Trent
From Sat 15th Feb

The Monkey Forest reopens for the year! Walk amongst monkeys and enjoy a unique day out for all the family. Monkey Forest is home to 140 free-ranging Barbary macaques. Visitors walk along the 3/4 of a mile pathway. Walk, watch and be AMAZED as the endangered monkeys live as they would in the wild. Situated in an ancient Staffordshire forest Trentham Monkey Forest is the perfect day out for all ages. There are also feeding talks, adventure play areas and more. Click for more details


Percy the Park Keeper: The Secret Path

Dunham Massey
Until 22nd March

Explore the garden for a family friendly interactive trail to help Percy the Park Keeper. Stamp your trail map at each point and don’t forget to pick up your sticker at the garden kiosk. Garden ticket required. Normal admission applies. Click for more details





All in a Day’s Work

Dunham Massey
Until 20th March

Meet historic characters, get hands-on with traditional activities and hear the stories of what it was really like to live and work at Dunham Massey during the Edwardian period. Help the servants to wash laundry, prepare meals, see where the servants sleep and there might even be a job in it for you – if you impress the 9th Earl and Countess…House and gardens ticket required. Normal admissions apply. Click for more details


 

February Half Term: Natural History Adventures

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Mon 17th Feb to Fri 21st Feb

Join us this February half term for a welly walk like never before. Explore the gardens and woods at Quarry Bank, playing games and discovering nature in a new way. Head to the upper garden for a peaceful look at the natural world around us. Then, make your way to the mill for a rainy day craft activity. Part of the Natural History Museums’ Natural History Adventures. Free but normal admission applies Click for more details




Family fun at Hare Hill

Hare Hill, Over Alderley
Mon 17th to Fri 21st Feb

Join us for some family fun as we open for the season. Borrow a nature pack and see if you can spot the early signs of nature awakening after a winter sleep. Free event; admission applies. Click for more details


Under the Sea Week

The Hideaway, Partington
Mon 17th to Fri 21st Feb

For our Under the Sea Week we have stories, songs, dance, fantastic crafts and messy play all included. PLUS, for the slightly older children we’re running some special Lego Builder Classes in the Ark. There’s a small extra charge for these (£3) to cover the cost of the Lego model that you get to keep! We do recommend pre-booking space in these classes on the website as they’re very limited. You can book admission and these classes on our website..

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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