What’s on – Weekend 3rd & 4th August

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Take the family tree climbing at Arley Hall on Sunday!

We’ve rounded up everything happening around Knutsford and the rest of Cheshire. Events for the rest of the holidays will be released soon; make sure you’re following Knutty Mums on Facebook so you’re the first to know!

For more inspiration, check out our Days Out and Cafes with things for kids to do pages too

Please check details with the venue before you travel.

Tractor Ted on Tour

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sat 3rd August

Tractor Ted at the Farm. Tractor Ted is on tour and comes to visit us down on the Farm!

Enjoy all the Farm has to offer this summer along with Tractor Ted, the famous big green Bouncy Castle. Enjoy the Digger Den and Welly Wanging too! Free event but normal admission and vehicle entry applies. Click for more details



We’re going on a Bear Hunt

The Lowry, Salford
Sat 3rd August – Sun 1st September

Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog on a quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way. Based on the much-loved book picture by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this mischievous celebration of play is the perfect treat for families with children aged 3 and up. Tickets from £16. Click for more details


Sundays are Fundays

Runway Visitor Park
Sundays from 28th July to 1st September

Every Sunday from 28th July to 1st September will be ‘Sundays are Fun Days’ at the park, with all day children’s rides, bouncy castles, and trampolines* for only £5. Whilst the kids are jumping around, parents can relax in the Concorde Restaurant, spend some time on the viewing platforms watching the take offs and landings of the airport’s hundreds of daily flights, or explore the aircraft on one of the park’s many tours. *Children can play all day for £5 each between 10am and 5pm. Click for more details



The Lion King and Toy Story 4 at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Sat 3rd – Sun 4th August

The Lion King and Toy Story 4 will be showing at various times over the weekend.  Click for more details.


Discover Tree Climbing

Arley Hall, Arley
Sun 4th August

Why not come and experience recreational tree climbing as a family at the lovely Arley Hall & Gardens. This is a fantastic experience for anyone aged 6 and above (including adults!!) where you can climb up to the height of four double decker buses! All climbers will be fitted with harness and helmet. Sessions last for 45 minutes. Cost per person £15.00, multi slot discounts available. Click for more details


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4 week course in Knutsford in September for babies born between April & August. Click for more details!

Inflatable Fun Day

Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Sat 3rd August

We’re hosting Little billy and co for a day of fun on the farm with the following attractions: Little Billy the land train, Huge assault course, Zorbs and Nerf area, Mega slide and Bouncy castle. Please check facebook page for updates after the bad weather, and also advice on when to arrive as large numbers are expected and we may not be able to accomodate everybody. Click for more details


The Makers Market

Knutsford town centre
Sun 4th August 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 


High Legh Miniature Railway

High Legh Garden Centre
Every weekend and selected weekdays 10:30am-4pm

**THIS WEEK OPEN TUES 23rd – THURS 25th AND WEEKEND** The High Legh Miniature Railway will be open on selected days throughout the summer holidays! Click here for more details

On this weekend and much of the summer:

Magical Maize Maze

Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington
Until end September

Need to lose the kids for while?  Our Maize Maze has always been a family favourite and this year there’s a new Magical theme: a quest to find six enchanted creatures hidden in the maze! If you like wizards, unicorns, dragons & fairies then you’ll love it! There’s no need to book – just come any time from 9am, last entry is 4.30pm. Infants (under 2): free Children (2-18): £3 Accompanying Adults (18+): £2. Click for more details

Maize Maze at Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm

Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm
1pm – 4:30pm weather permitting

The Maize trail is now open! Collect your worksheet beforehand and prize at the end! Adults & children over 14: £2, Children over 4: £2.50, children under 4: £1.Click for more details


Fairy Trail

Riverside Organic, Davenham
From August 2nd (except Mondays)

The Fairies have landed on the farm! Our magical fairy trail starts on Friday 2nd August. Take yourself around the trail with a booklet for £3! Or join one of our fairy trial & craft sessions (see Crafting Corner’s Facebook events). Click for more details


High Legh Miniature Railway

High Legh Garden Centre
Every weekend and selected weekdays 10:30am-4pm

The High Legh Miniature Railway will be open on selected days throughout the summer holidays! Click here for more details

Summer Train Rides at The Hayloft

The Hayloft,  Widnes
Selected days, 10am – 4:30pm 

Whitfield Light Railway is at The Hayloft Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, providing train rides through the summer. Trains will be pulled by either our steam tram ‘Kestrel’, or petrol loco ‘Otter’. Train rides will be 10am to 4.30pm and are weather dependent. Any change will be publicised on our Facebook events page. The return train rides have a charge of £2.50 per adult, £2 per child (under 14) or £8 for family of 4. Carers & children under 1 are free. Fares are by cash or card. Click for more details


Summer at Tatton Park Farm

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
23rd July – 23rd Aug (closed Mondays except Aug 26th Bank Holiday) 

Summer activities filled with fun at the Farm! Learn more about Field to Fork and where your food comes from, meet our newly hatched chicks in the hatchery and meet our new arrivals in our daily farmyard facts. See the mill machines running,  storytelling, milking and buttermaking and more. Click for more details


Ultimate Brick Safari

Knowsley Safari Park
Until 2nd September

This summer the Ultimate Brick Safari is coming to Knowsley Safari. Over 80 lifesize animal sculptures made from LEGO® bricks will be popping up on our Foot Safari! Search amongst our real meerkats, bushdogs, giraffe and more to find these LEGO® brick creations, marking them off on your map as you go! A fantastic adventure for the school holidays! This event is not an official LEGO® event and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise supported by the LEGO® Group. The LEGO Group do not accept any responsibility for any unforeseen outcomes linked to the event. Click for more details.


Moon Rock and Meteorites

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August

Seeing is believing! Visit Jodrell Bank this summer and have a look at real pieces of the Moon brought back by Apollo astronauts! You’ll also have the chance to hold some space rocks! Click for more details


Rocket Lab!

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
29th July – 30th August

Seeing is believing! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. We have a lift-off! As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, join us at Jodrell Bank to get involved with our fun and interactive activities all about the science of rockets. Activities are aimed at adults and children aged 7+. Please note that children must be supervised. FREE with general admission. Click for more details


Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
17th May – 31st August

Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh. Join factory inspector Augustus Snout and his assistant Scuttle on an inspection of the mill. Have a go at different jobs throughout your journey and experience the dangers of working in a cotton mill. Pick up your mill trail at the mill entrance. 50p per trail. Booking not needed. Admission applies. Click for more details


Find your Styal

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Mon 22nd July – Tues 2nd August

Try your hand at new, exciting skills with the team at Quarry Bank, from forest school fun to crafts in the mill. Take part in bird watching workshops, create some wild art and get folding with origami crafts in the mill. Booking not needed. Free but admission applies. Click for more details


Summer Fun at Blakemere

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Daily throughout summer 11am – 4pm

We’ve got summer covered here at Blakemere! FREE adventure playpark;  Polly Pig Trail just £3 entry; FREE garden games*; Fairground rides*; Ice-cream cabin*,  30+ independent shops and activities plus much more… (*weather-permitting). Click for more details


Summer at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Mon 22nd July to Sun 1st Sept

Whether you want to tread in the footsteps of trailblazing Tudors, try out a new sport or just run wild in the woods, we’re the perfect place. Find out more about how to spend a summer day at Speke. There’ll be an amazing outdoor trail to explore throughout the holidays and each week will have different activities inspired by Tudor trailblazers. Take part in crafts, sports, face painting, workshops and other fun activities across the six weeks of the summer holidays. Click for more details


Summer Hub at intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre
Until 1st September

This summer, our outside space will be transformed into a Summer Hub offering something for everyone. From a pop up gin garden to a summer beach, it will be the perfect place to sit back, relax and entertain the little ones this summer! Click for more details


Summer at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich
Until 1st September

We are open every day 10am until 4pm for the summer holidays and when you visit you get a half price voucher for your next visit! We have lots of fun activities invluding animal feeds and talks, zoo activity station, meet the donkeys, lemur walk through and meet the owls! Click for more details


Bee Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
Until 1st September

Pick up your map and search for the hidden bees around the garden. When you find one, put your sticker on your map. £3 (including seed ball prize). Normal admission also applies. No need to book. Click for more details. 


Snuggly Summer at Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World, Warrington
Until 2nd September

See your favourite UglyDolls at Gulliver’s this summer! Theme park entry from just £18 per person if you book at least two days in advance. The UglyDolls are joining us for a spectacular summer of fun, bring the family to Gulliver’s to see them in action. Selected characters will be appearing at each park from 20th July 2019. See schedule for details. UglyDolls is this year’s unmissable animated comedy, see it in cinemas August 16! Click for more details


Fun at Redhouse Farm

Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Up to 4th Sept daily 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm)

This summer we are running our courtyard activities!  This includes animals to see, the barrel train ride, giant inflatable pillow, climbing wall, a giant sand pit and fleet of pedal cars! Prices are £10 for 3 yrs plus, and £5 for 1-2 yrs.  Adults go free. Check out our summer pass too! 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


Applejacks Adventure Farm Holiday Opening

Applejacks Adventure Farm, Warrington
Until 1st September

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


Giant Bionic Bugs!

Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough
Until 1st September

Have a hopping, jumping, buzzing summer adventure at Martin Mere Wetland Centre with our Giant Bionic Bugs! There are loads of bug-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy as you discover GIANT bugs brought to life with state of the art animatronics. Head to our Bug HQ to pick up a bug book and set off into the wild on an intrepid canoe safari, go on a big bug hunt, discover pond dipping in our NEW pond zone and much more! Plan your summer visit today! Click  for more details.


Predators at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester
Until 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.


Percy the Park Keeper – The Treasure Hunt

Dunham Massey
Until 4th September

Percy the Park Keeper is planning a Treasure Hunt. His animal friends are so excited they can’t wait for the hunt to begin! Join them all on this nature inspired trail around the garden to discover nature’s treasure. Booking not needed. Normal admission to the garden (and car park if using) applies. Click for more details


Tots Caterpillar Trail in the Gardens

Tatton Park Gardens
Until 26th October

A caterpillar has been munching its way through our Walled Kitchen Gardens! Collect your trail sheet from the garden entrance and find out what it’s been eating. Once you’ve finished, head over to the Potting Shed and have a go at planting something to grow at home. Free trail but normal admission applies. Click for more details


Polly Pig Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Until 4th Aug

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


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


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!