What’s on – weekend 13th & 14th April

Another busy weekend!! We’re really excited that the miniature High Legh Railway is going to be opening again on Sunday! It’s also the last chance to meet the lambs at The Lambing Shed, and there are loads of other Easter events happening nearby.

If you’re wondering what to do with the kids over the holidays, click here to view our Easter Holiday guide.

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Baby & Toddler Storytelling & Play

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 13th April 9:30 – 10:15am (other times sold out)

Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Suitable for children 6 months – 4 years. 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. £1.50 per child please book in advance. Click for more details

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High Legh Miniature Railway

High Legh Garden Centre
Sun 14th April 10:30 – 4pm

The High Legh Miniature Railway is reopening!! We are pleased to announce we will be running a train service from Sunday 14th April every weekend. The railway will also be running on the 18th to 20th April, so be sure to make a visit. Work will be continuing over the next few months to refurbish the rest of the railway and play area. A grand reopening event will take place in during the summer! Click here 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

*LAST TICKETS REMAINING* 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

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Easter Bunny Run

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Sat 13th April 12 – 3pm

Family friendly fun run suitable for all ages. We encourage you to walk, jog or even hop in aid of Neuromuscular Centre. 5km route within the stunning woodland area surrounding Blakemere Village… along the route will be 100 hidden paper eggs. Bring these back to the finish line in return for real chocolate eggs! ‘Hop’ to see you there! Adult entry £7.50 and Child Entry £5. Entry includes flashing bunny ears and chocolate! Click for more details

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The Highway Rat

Tytherington Family Worship Church
Sat 13th April 10:30 – 11:10am

Join us for a fun morning of storytelling & music as Open The Door bring this wonderful story The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson to life. A relaxed interactive event for all ages, inspiring a love of stories, creativity & reading, developing speech & language. Our StoryBasket craft & colouring will be available too. £5 per child. Book in advance. Click for more information and contact details to book

Flight Academy – Airport Life

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham
Sat 13th April – Mon 22nd April (excluding Easter Sunday)

*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.

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Meet the Lambs at the Lambing Shed

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop, Knutsford
Weekends 6th/7th & 13th/14th April. Sat 12 – 4pm, Sun 11am – 3pm

Meet the Farmers who look after the lambs! If you are luck you may even see some lambs being born or some take their first steps. Entry £3 per person, no booking required. Under 2s free. 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

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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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.

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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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