What’s on – Tuesday 28th May


Lego Club at Knutsford Library

Here are details of everything happening nearby on Tuesday in May half term. Click here to see what’s happening on the other days.

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On Today:

Over the Rainbow

Norton Priory, Runcorn
Mon 27th – Tues 28th May 10am  – 4pm

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Norton Priory for fun family activities. Poor Dorothy is lost in the woodland! Scatty Scarecrow would find her – if he only had a brain! Fun storywalk for little munchkins & their grown ups – PLUS fun crafts and trails. Make a bird scarer, design a mini scarecrow, make a newspaper plant pot and plant a seed in it to take home. Usual admission applies. No need to book. 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

Flight Academy – Airport Life

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham
Mon 27th, Tues 28th, Thurs 30th May & Sun 2nd June

*For ages 4-12* Learn about the different job roles at Manchester airport! Try your hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or air traffic controller in our role play session. We will go outside to see if we can see any of the job roles that we have covered in action on the runway! 2 sessions available for ages 4 to 7, or 8 to 12yrs.  £7 per child. Book in advance. Please see our What’s On page for T&C’s & guidelines for this tour before you book. Click for more details.

Lego Club

Knutsford Library
Tues 28th May 3:30 – 4:30pm

Come down to the library on Tuesday for our Lego Club! All ideas and all ages are welcome. Click for more details

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Happy Kids Yoga

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Tues 28th May 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

Fairy Garden Workshop

The Welcome, Knutsford
Tues 28th May 1pm & 1:50pm

Fairy garden workshop with Bridget from the secret garden! (Suitable for primary school aged children – younger siblings welcome). To book a place please email Sarah.pownall@thewelcome.org.uk!  Click for more details

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Maths and English tuition for all ages and abilities. Click above or call Sue on 01565 621142

Chocolate Making: Flowers

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Tues 28th May various times

Chocolate fun including creating a flower chocolate lollipop, dipping it in various toppings and finish off with heart decorations. Learn a little about where chocolate comes from & how it would have been enjoyed at Tatton Park. Taste a variety of chocolate flavours and wrap your produce to take home. Suitable for children from age 4 including teens. Parents are welcome to participate – please purchase one ticket per person. See website for allergy details. £15 inc park entry on day. Click for more details

Siemens Gadget Factory Workshop

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Tues 28th & Weds 29th May various times

Children can come along and learn the basics of circuitry and electronics while producing their own flashing badge in this FREE workshop led by volunteers from Siemens. Workshops last 1 hour and are suitable for children aged 8+, accompanied by an adult. Workshop places are free with general admission but please book in advance.Click for more details and to book

Family Fun Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Tues 28th & Thurs 30th May 1- 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

Fun Inflatable Swim

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Tues 28th & Thurs 30th May 1- 3pm

Loads of fun in the pool with our ‘Determinator’ inflatable. Included in your Everybody membership. Session 1 –  1 – 2pm (6-11 years), Session 2 – 2 – 3pm (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

On Today and much of the week:

Family films at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 25th May – Sun 2nd June

There are plenty of family films showing at the Curzon this half term! The Lego Movie 2 will be back for Kids Club (£3 tickets!) on Saturday morning, and The Secret Life of Pets 2, Aladdin and Avengers:Endgame will be showing over the weekend and rest of the week.  Click for more details.

Kid for a Quid at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich
Sat 25h May – Sun 2nd June 10am – 4pm

KID FOR A QUID!!!!! All children (age 4-16yrs) will only be charged £1 entrance to the Zoo! Age 3yrs and under are still FREE. Click for more details

High Legh Miniature Railway

High Legh Garden Centre
Sat 25th May – Sun 2nd June *except Fri 31st * 10:30am-4pm

The High Legh Miniature Railway will be open every day of the half term except Friday. Come and enjoy the ride, and stop off in the play area along the way! £2 per ride. Click here for more details

Bee activities at Dunham

Dunham Massey
Mon 27th May – Fri 7th June

Join in with a family friendly wildlife survey to spot Dunham’s special bees and learn how to communicate like a bee with Waggle Dancing and magnetic Hula Hooping, amongst others. We will be hosting a special Beespoon installation in the orangery during the second week, which explores how hard a bee works to produce a tiny amount of honey! Click for more details

We’re going on a Bear Hunt

Knutsford Library
From Sat 25th May

Hunt for the bear around the library and enjoy a treat for your hard work! Click for more details

Predators at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester
25th May – 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.

Enchanted Forest Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
Sat 25th May – Sun 2nd June

Put on your fairy wings or elf hat and have fun on our natural play equipment while you spot fairies hidden in the trees. £2.50 including small prize and normal admission also applies. No need to book. Click for more details.

Percy the Park Keeper – One Springy Day

Dunham Massey
1st March – 9th June

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 park, garden and house (open days only) and collect a sticker. Pick up your free trail from the garden kiosk. Normal admission to the garden (and car park if using) applies. Click for more details

Cheshire Beekeepers

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Mon 27th – Fri 31st May

Drop by the Cheshire Beekeepers’ Stand and explore the wonderful life of the honeybee and find out how to encourage bee friendly habitats. You’ll also be able to watch master Beekeepers at work in a live beekeeping demonstration (times depending on weather, find out more on the day). You’ll see the fascinating and ancient craft of beekeeping up close and in action at Jodrell Bank’s very own Apiary and the Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions. Click for more details

Science Show: Lift Off!

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Tues 28th – Fri 31st May 11:30am & 2:30pm

Get ready for Lift Off in our new live science show all about rockets! Fun-filled and fact-packed, our shows include interactive demonstrations and live experiments -perfect for all the family! Science shows last for 30 – 40 minutes and are aimed at adults and children aged 7+. Limited availability, please collect a token from our info point after you’ve been welcomed through admissions. Free with general admission. Click for more details

Tiny Astronauts (Under 7s)

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Tues 28th – Fri 31st May 11am & 1pm

Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring the Moon and playing lots of games along the way. Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under. Limited availability, please collect a token from our info point after you’ve been welcomed through admissions. Free with general admission. Click for more details.

Telescope Walking Tours

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Sat 25th – Fri 31st May 12:15 & 3:15pm (weekdays) 11.45am (weekends and bank holidays)

Join one of Jodrell Bank’s popular Telescope Walking Tours as a friendly Explainer takes you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope. You’ll find out more about how the Grade 1 listed Telescope works, explore its fascinating history and discover some of its ground-breaking research. Walking Tours last around 45 minutes, will take place indoors if wet, are available on a drop-in basis and are free with general admission. Talks are aimed at adults and children aged 10+. Click for more details

Half term Farmyard Frolics

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Mon 27th May – Sun 2nd June

Enjoy all the fun of the Farm with our Farmyard Frolics Event! Wash a Pig, Bottle Feed the Goats, Collect the Chicken Eggs ,Groom the Donkey, meet the Bugs & Creepy Crawlies, Build a Scarecrow, Meet the Lizards, Meet the Hedgehog, Hold a Snake, Bath a Tortoise , Meet the Barn Owl and lots lots more…Burn off some energy in our fabulous play areas, Jumping Pillows, Indoor Role Play Village, Swings, Slides, Beach Area, Milk a Cow , Pedal Tractors, the Warren Play Zone & Climbing Frame. Everything is 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

Half Term at Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens, Stoke – on – Trent
Various dates – check website

We have plenty of exciting things to see and do including a boat trip, miniature train ride and butterfly art installation. You can also head to our playground with assault course and zip wire, try to work your way out of the Hornbeam maze or try to find all the fairies in our Fairy Trail! Click for more details

Monkey Forest Conservation Week

Monkey Forest, Stoke – on – Trent
Tues 28th May – Sun 2nd June

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. There are also feeding talks, adventure play areas and more.  During Conservation Week 50p of all entrance tickets will be donated to 2 chosen projects that help protect the Barbary macaques living in the wild. You can also learn more about what YOU can do to help the species and other endangered species. Click for more details

Polly Pig Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Sat 27th April – Sun 16th June

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

Tudors in Bloom

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 25th May – Sun 9th June

Celebrate spring in Tudor style. Follow the Green Man’s trail as his spring spell brings nature to life, make a magical mask or enjoy tales from Mother Nature. Free event, normal admission applies. Click more details

Tabbalabba at Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World, Warrington
Sat 25th May – Sun 2nd June

Join the Tabbalabba celebrations at Gulliver’s Theme Parks! Tabbalabba is the ultimate family festival taking place across nine magical days. It’s all about fun, families and fantastic festivities! There will be Springtime Festivities, the Big Bubble Show, the Sock Puppet Parade an the Gulliver’s Cake-Off. Sock puppets are one of the most important parts and we’re offering a FREE return ticket for every child wearing a sock puppet to this special event! Make them as wacky and wonderful as possible! Click for more details

Classes at Treehouse

Treehouse, Altrincham
Sat 25th May – Sun 2nd June

Treehouse’s usual PAYG classes will all be on over half term so why not try something new! There’s something for ages from 0 – 7, including football, Disney Dance, Morning with Peppa and Baby Music and Movement! Click here for more details and to book

Fun at Redhouse Farm

Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Sat 25th May – Fri 7th June 10am – 4pm

This Whit half term, we are running our courtyard activities.  This includes animals to see, the barrel train ride, giant inflatable pillow, climbing wall, and much more! Prices are £10 for 3 yrs plus, and £5 for 1-2 yrs.  Adults go free. 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

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

Right to Play around the World

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Mon 27th – Fri 31st May

Discover the different ways children find to play wherever they live. Join us for activities and games and learn about the differences in children’s lives in different parts of world. 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

Half Term at Energi Trampoline Park

Energi Trampoline Park, Wilmslow
Across the half term

Have you tried 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. Offers available through half term.  Click here for more details and to book

Applejacks Adventure Farm Holiday Opening

Applejacks Adventure Farm, Warrington
Sat May 25th – Sun 2nd June

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