What’s on – Weekend 17th & 18th November

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Festive foodie events, Fantastic Beasts activities, Altrincham lights switch on and more happening in Knutsford and nearby this weekend!! If nothing takes your fancy why not get some ideas from our days out or family friendly cafe pages?! Follow us on facebook or twitter to stay up to date with everything going on for Knutsford families!

Charity Cake Sale and Free Nordic Walking

Bikes n Gear, Knutsford – Saturday 17th Nov 9:30am – 12pm

Homemade cakes, tea and coffee available. All money raised goes to East Cheshire Hospice, Melanoma UK and Young Epilepsy. FREE nordic walking taster sessions available at 9:45 & 11:00 (booking required). For more information and to book contact Helen via her website

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Curzon, Knutsford – Saturday 17th Nov 10:30am

Kid’s Club is back at the Curzon!! All adults must be accompanied by a child. Tickets £3 per person. Click for more details

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Waterstones, Knutsford  – Sat 17th Nov 11am – 4pm

Join us for a day of fun and games designed for ages 3 – 13 to celebrate the launch of The Crimes of Grindelwald – Screenplay! This event will be taking place throughout the day in our kids section and is open to all to attend for free from 11.00 – 16.00. There will be quizzes, colouring, crafting activities, treasure hunts and an opportunity to win prizes and treats throughout the day. There’ll be a special prize for the best dressed witch or wizard! Fancy dress is STRONGLY encouraged (but not mandatory). Click for more details

Pre-loved Children’s Christmas Sale

St Vincent’s Church Hall, Knutsford (opposite Tatton Park entrance) – Sat 17th Nov 1-4pm

Bag some bargain toys and books for Christmas or a new wardrobe for your kiddiwinks!
There will be  good quality children’s clothing age 0-10, clean, quality branded toys and books, baby equipment such as high chairs, gro clocks, prams, character appearance from SpiderMan, children’s tattoos and a raffle. Join the facebook event for stock updates, lots of pics of gorgeous stock to browse through NOW! £1 entry, kids go free! Click to view facebook event

Tatton Foodies Festival Christmas

Tatton Park, Knutsford – Fri 16th Nov – Sun 18th Nov

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park! Take home recipes and top tips for Christmas from MasterChef winners, Great British Menu stars and top local chefs. The kids can get involved too in the Elf’s Cookery School! Tickets from £10. Click for more details.

Wilmslow Christmas lights switch on & festive market

Alderley Road, Wilmslow – Sat 17th Nov 10am – 6pm

Wilmslow’s monthly artisan market will have a Christmas theme this weekend, with festive fayre to kick off your Christmas shopping! The reindeer will arrive at the library gardens around 2pm, with the reindeer parade starting at 4pm. There will be a stage set up outside the library for the lights switch on at 5pm. Don’t miss an exciting announcement from the Rex Cinema just before! Market trading hours are extended until 6pm. Click for more details

Meet the Makers: Festive Food Festival

Bents Food Hall, Warrington – Fri 16th & Sat 17th Nov 11am – 4pm

Discover festive fayre from the finest and often award winning food and drink producers in the area. Meet the Makers is the perfect event to try delicious festive tasters from our suppliers, the perfect excuse to stock up on your seasonally treats. Click for more details

Altrincham Christmas Lights Switch On

Stamford Square, Altrincham – Sat 17th Nov – events from midday, switch on at 5:15pm

There will be performances from local schools and groups from midday, with the main show (starring Gareth Gates and others!) kicking off at 4:30pm. The lights will be switched on at 5:15pm. Children can visit Santa for free in his grotto at Rackhams from 11am to 4pm (donations to Altrincham Rotary welcome).  Click for more details 

Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Grotto

intu Trafford Centre, Manchester – 14th Nov – 24th Dec 

Come along and meet Peter himself before exploring the Beatrix Potter themed winter woodland where many more of Peter’s friends look forward to sharing their Christmas traditions with you and your family.  Many wonderful surprises await you and your family as you embark upon an enchanting journey to meet Santa. Child £8.50, adult £5.50. Book slot online to avoid disappointment. Click for more details

The Taste of Christmas 

The Hollies, Little Budworth – Sat 17th Nov & Sun 18th Nov 11am – 4pm

Explore ‘The Taste of Christmas‘ this festive season at The Hollies Little Budworth.  Starting on Saturday the 10th November for 5 consecutive weekends we have lots of our lovely suppliers booked in to showcase their products. We will have festive foods, artisan gins, delicious cheeses, scrumptious pies and lots more tasty treats for you to try! Join us from 11am-4pm in the marquee at the back of the Farm Shop! Click for more details

Storytime with Elf

Blakemere Village, Sandiway – Sat 17th Nov & Sun 18th Nov 11am – 3pm – FREE

Enjoy a FREE Christmas story with Santa’s Elf every weekend. No booking required. Located in the Elf Cottage in the Centre of the Courtyard. PLUS make FREE Reindeer food at the Magic Reindeer Food Station in the Courtyard daily from 10am – 5pm. Click for more details