What’s on – Weekend 15th & 16th June


Dads go free at Gauntlet Birds of Prey (with paying child)!

It’s Father’s Day weekend, and there’s lots going on! Why not treat Dad to a Concorde tour and lunch, trip to Gauntlet Birds of Prey or Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Cottons! Or you could even get his car washed at the fire station…

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Family films at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 15th – Sun 16th June

There are plenty of family films showing at the Curzon this weekend! Missing Link will be showing for Kids Club (£3 tickets!) on Saturday morning, and The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Aladdin will be showing at various times over the weekend.  Click for more details.

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Father’s Day at Gauntlet – Dads go free!

Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagle & Vulture Park, Knutsford
Sun 16th June

Join Gauntlet this Fathers Day and bring Dad along for FREE! (With a paying child). See our amazing flying demonstrations, meet some of the birds closer at Meet & Greet, and enjoy a great family day out with Dad! Click for more details.

Father’s Day Special Lego Club

Knutsford Library
Sat 15th June 11am – 12pm

Invite your Dad, Grandad, Stepdad, Uncle – anyone who you think deserves the chance to act like a child again!! Click for more details.

Charity Car Wash at Knutsford Fire Station

Knutsford Fire Station
Sun 16th June 11am – 3pm

Pop down to the fire station on Sunday to have your car washed by the firefighters! The proceeds will be split between the Firefighters Charity and St Vincent’s School’s PTA to help fund the school’s new playground. Click here for more details


Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sat 15th – Sun 16th June

DogFest is the UK’s Ultimate Summer Festival for Dogs! Join hundreds of dog lovers for a fun-filled weekend, alongside special guests Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding! Try your paw at a variety of have-a-go activities, watch back-to-back arena displays, shop the latest goodies and learn something new, whether it’s about your dog’s health or a new trick! Click for more details

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Father’s Day Lunch or Afternoon Tea at Cottons

Cottons Hotel & Spa, Knutsford
Sat 15th & Sun 16th June

Treat Dad this Fathers Day to a delicious 3 course Sunday lunch or Gentlemans’ afternoon tea plus a free gift! Call our Restaurant Team on 01565 650333 to book your table. Click for more details

Father’s Day Beer, Burger & Boat Lift Tour

Anderton Boat Lift, Anderton
Sun 16th June various times

For just £10pp, enjoy a refreshing beer, tasty burger (from our on-site BBQ) and a ‘Walking The Lift’ tour, a rare opportunity to venture to thrilling heights and learn more about the inner workings of the Boat Lift. Please book tour time in advance on 01606 786777.  Walking The Lift Tours are not suitable for anyone under the age of 15 or with a fear of heights. Click for more details

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Father’s Day Concorde Tour plus Carvery

Runway Visitor Park
Sun 16th June various times

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Runway Visitor Park with our special tour & Carvery! Our guides will showcase our Concorde, Alpha Charlie, the flagship of the Concorde fleet. Your two course carvery will be served in the Concorde Hangar, dining beneath Concorde, and includes 1 x bottled beer, 125ml wine, or soft drink. From £30pp. Due to operational requirements it may be necessary to relocate the food service to the Concorde Restaurant. Click for more details  

Jurassic Farm (Dad’s go free!)

Cockfields Farm, Ashton Under Lyne
Sat 15th – Sun 16th June

Meet Tricksy the T-Rex & Blue the Velociraptor! Go digging for fossils, gems & gold in our dig site and make your own fossil to take home! Ticket includes all day admission to the farm park where you can join in all the daily activities from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm: Meet the Lizards, Snakes & Creepy Crawlies, Feed the Barn Animals , Cuddle the Bunnies & Guinea Pigs, meet the Baby Chicks, Bath a Tortoise and more! *DADS GO FREE WITH 1 PAYING CHILD, MUST BOOK ONLINE TO GET OFFER* Discounted Tickets can be booked online; we cannot guarantee admission on the day if we reach capacity. Click for more details and to book

Gooseberry Picking

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Sat 15th & Sun 16th June

Our gooseberries are ready for picking! Why not come and try something new? They make an awesome crumble. The first strawberries should be ready in the next week or so, we just need some sunshine to ripen them. We’ll update our website with the latest news! Click for more details.

Music in the Garden at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey
Sat 15th & Sun 16th June 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.

Medieval Fayre

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sat 15th – Sun 16th June

The Medieval Fayre, in association with EventPlan, re-creates a summer solstice spectacle. With hundreds of re-enactors and many authentic artisans, the fayre is one of the most atmospheric events in the living history calendar. Good food, ale and mead will refresh the visitor and revive battle weary troops while music will stir the soul. Despite all the fun of the fayre a jealous neighbour and his army are determined to wrest the Old Hall from its rightful owner! The ensuing Battle of Tatton Field finale each day promises to be exciting and noisy as rivalry comes into play! Click for more details

Polly Pig Trail

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

**LAST WEEKEND** 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

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.

Archery Taster at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sun 16th June and other selected dates

Fancy yourself as the next Robin Hood? Take part in archery taster sessions on selected dates between May and August. Challenge the whole family to see who’s the best, while learning a brand new skill. There is a small charge of £1 per go for 6 arrows. Admission applies. 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 

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

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!

Dads go free at Gauntlet Birds of Prey (with paying child)!