What’s on – Weekend 1st & 2nd June

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Enjoy the outdoors with Peover Hall Gardens open afternoon!

It’s another busy weekend with lots of the half term activities still happening! Lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with Hopscotch on the Moor, an open afternoon at Peover Hall Gardens and the final weekend of the Enchanted Forest Trail at Biddulph! Click here to see what’s happening over half term.

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Gangsta Granny Open Air Theatre

Walton Hall and Gardens, Warrington
Fri 31st May 6pm

Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear. We’ve got deckchairs to hire at a small additional cost and we’ll have hot food available on the night…(Also our bar will be open for Mums and Dads). Ages 7+. Tickets from £10.  Click for more details and to book


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

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 25th May 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.


Cheshire Fest 2019

Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle Hulme
Sat 1st – Sun 2nd June

Cheshire Fest returns! Come along to this festival of live music, food & drink and loads of family fun… Last year it was rated as the ‘best family day out in Cheshire’! For the kids there are activities, interactive workshops and entertainment on the Kids Stage as well as our big festival fun-fair! Click for more details.


Hopscotch Play at the Moor

The Moor, Knutsford
Sat 1st June 10:30am

Saturday 1 June is World Hopscotch Day! Come along to the Moor for this free event for all ages run by Serious Laughter Yoga! We will draw some hopscotches around The Moor, play on them and when resting we will either encourage or watch to see if others take part or avoid! There will be some other fun surprises too! Click for more details.


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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.


Shrek Pyjama Club

Treehouse, Altrincham
Sat 1st June 6:30 – 8:30pm (entry to play area from 5:30pm)

Every fortnight we run a pyjama club so you can enjoy date night in style! You can enter the play area from 5:30pm (included in cost) then kids can enjoy 30 minutes of supervised play or activity, followed by a 90 minute children’s film. This week we will be playing Shrek! Popcorn and drinks included.  Parents/Carers can then enjoy a delicious dinner & drinks in our restaurant! Please check our terms and conditions.  £8 per child, Recommended age is 4+, however we accept 3 year olds at parental discretion. 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

Archery Taster at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sun 2nd 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.


Peover Hall Gardens Open Day

Peover Hall, Over Peover
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd June 2-5pm

As part of the National Garden Open Scheme, come along to view these beautiful gardens over the weekend of 1st/2nd June. The gardens are set in 15 acres and feature five walled gardens , topiary, roses, a lily pond, rockery, rhododendrons and more! Adults £5, children free. Refreshments will be available in the Park House Tea Room. Click for more details


The Makers Market

Knutsford town centre
Sun 2nd June 11am – 4pm

The Makers Market is back!!! An amazing location to showcase, fabulous shops and restaurants and what a great feel and buzz in the town on market day. Even though we say so ourselves, this event is pretty special. One of the largest artisan markets of this type in the UK, with only the very finest food, drink, art and craft. This event you do not want to miss! Click for more details 


Kid for a Quid at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich
Sat 25th 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

Christopher Nibble

The Lowry, Salford
Sun 2nd June

Written especially for children aged 2-7 (and their big people too) and told with Topsy Turvy Theatre’s own blend of energetic storytelling, handmade puppets, original music and stunning scenery, Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pig’s selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever! Tickets from £5.50. Click 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


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


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


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


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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