What’s on – Weekend 11th – 12th May


Fairytales and Trails at Arley Hall and Gardens

It’ll be hard to beat last weekend but don’t fear – there’s plenty going on including fairies at Arley, inflatables at Verdin Park and steam engines at Anderton Boat Lift! There’s also two baby/toddler sessions happening and 4life is back on Sunday!

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How to Train your Dragon 3 at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 11th May 10:30am

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is showing at the Curzon for Kids Club (£3 tickets!) on Saturday morning.  Click for more details.

Hotdog and Mustard Live Reading

Knutsford Library
Sat 11th May 10:30 – 11:30am

The very brilliant cartoonist MARC JACKSON will be performing a live reading of his brand new comic, Hotdog and Mustard. He will also be staying for a chat and answering any questions you have about writing and drawing comics. Please share with anyone who likes comics! Signed copies will be available to buy. 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

Baby and Toddler Storytelling

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 11th May – various times am

With storytelling, games, toys and sensory elements, our special baby and toddler sessions are a fun way to start your weekend. Sessions last 45 minutes. Booking essential, please book a ticket for each child – £1.50 per child. Up to 2 adults can attend the session with each booked child – adults free. These sessions take place in our Learning Space – please make your way to the mill yard and follow directional signage on the day.  Click for more details

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Plastic Free Weigh Grand Opening

Knutsford Market Hall
Sat 11th May 10am

The grand opening of Knutsford Market Hall’s latest addition is this Saturday! It will be opened by the Mayor of Knutsford and there will be fizz and nibbles, plus a chance to win a £10 voucher. Plastic Free Weigh will be selling dried food produced by weight (so no plastic packaging) as well as other eco friendly products such as eco refillable cleaning products, vegan cruelty free plastic free make up, soaps, eco toiletries and reusable items. Click for more details

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Funtopia at Northwich

Verdin Park, Northwich
Sat 11th May – Sun 12th May 10am – 4pm

Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens. Filled with bouncy castles, activity inflatables, under 5’s area, interactive play system and much more! Delicious BBQ and sweet stall available to quench your thirst and tickle your taste buds! When you’ve purchased your wristband you can go on any activity as many times as you like – all included in the price! Wristbands £8 for children (1-12 years) and £2 for adults. Purchase your tickets online now for FREE Fast Track Entry into Funtopia!! Limited parking at the venue. Click for more details

Fairytales and Trails Day

Arley Hall, Northwich
Sun May 12th 10am – 5pm

To coincide with the release of the new Disney live action movie Aladdin in May, we are inviting children to explore magical trails all across Arley Hall & Gardens! Follow the genie’s lamp treasure hunt in the gardens, with magical story telling in the Hall and enjoy the new exciting fairy village. Plant fairy friendly flowers and decorate your own magic carpet biscuits! There is plenty of fun in our Adventure Play Zone with zip wire, sandpit, swings, slides and enchanted willow archways. Bring along a picnic or buy great food from The Gardener’s Kitchen. There will also be birds of prey displays, face painting and swords and armoury. Tickets from £10. Click for more details. 

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Steam at the Lift

Anderton Boat Lift, Anderton
Sat 11th May – Sun 12th May, 10:30am – 3pm

This weekend we will be hosting our very own Steam Festival on site at Anderton Boat Lift! We will have7 steam-powered traction engines (full sized and miniature) will be historic narrowboats from the National Historic Ships Register , The Duke of Normandy tug & last but not least, a steam-powered car! Totally FREE to enter!  Click for more details

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Music in the Garden at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey
Sat 11th & Sun 12th May (and selected May/June weekends) 12-2:45pm

Relax with live music in the garden as tulips and bluebells spring to life. Dig out your picnic blanket, top up your glass and let the music carry you away! Booking not needed. Free event but normal admission applies. Click for more details.


St John’s Church, Knutsford
Sunday 12th March 4pm

A monthly event for young families to find out more about Jesus. You are warmly invited to a new, informal, family friendly afternoon event at St Johns – 4Life. It is running at 4:00pm monthly. The event will have music, food, children’s activities and a short message about who Jesus is. Whether you have been to church in the past, or have never been, or if you have lots of questions about Jesus (or perhaps you think you have none), you would be very welcome to come along to find out more. Click for more details 

NCT Nearly New Sale

The Grange Junior School, Hartford
Sun 12th May 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, prams, maternity clothes, bumbo seats, travel cots, DVDs, outdoor toys, bikes, books etc. Please note that prams are not allowed inside the sale room but can be left in our pram park at your own risk. £1 entry per adult to charity. Click for more details

 A Squash and a Squeeze

Tytherington Family Worship Church
Sat 11th May 10:30 – 11:10am

Can you ‘oink’ like a pig or ‘moo’ like a cow? Join us down on the farm for A Squash & A Squeeze’ as we bring this classic story to life. Follow the footprints to the farm for an interactive musical adventure with storytelling & of course our StoryBasket craft. £5 per child, sibling discount and extra adult discount available on request & up to 2 accompanying adults go free. Bring your own copy of the book, dress like a character or come just as you are because we’ll be ready for fun & laughter! Booking is essential. Click for more information and contact details to book

Come and Try it Day at Tegg’s Nose

Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield
Sun 12th May 10am – 4pm

Join Moorland Adventure, in a beautiful countryside setting, to try a number of exciting and varied activities. There will be many different things for you to experience during the day including Climbing, Abseiling, Archery and Buschraft. Minimum age for Abseiling is 8. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £18 per person. 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

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. Please make sure to check seasonal opening times!

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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