There’s lots happening for families this weekend in Knutsford and around Cheshire! The family friendly foodie festival, Pub in the Park, is back at the Lambing Shed and there are still tickets available! Elsewhere, there’s Open Farm Sunday at Riverside Organic, two transport festivals and couple of storytelling sessions for little ones!
Please check details with the venue before you travel.
Pub in the Park
The Lambing Shed, Knutsford
Fri 7th – Sun 9th June
It’s not too late to get your tickets to Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park!! There will be pop-up pubs and restaurants serving mouth-watering dishes for you to enjoy, music acts (including Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Texas and Will Young), bars, chef demonstrations, masterclasses, tastings and plenty of shopping from artisans and lifestyle brands! There’s plenty to entertain the kids too including crafts, a playdough workshop and a messy/sensory play area! Click for more details and to book
Family films at the Curzon
Sat 8th – Sun 9th 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.
Open Farm Sunday at Riverside Organic
Riverside Organic, Davenham
Sun 9th June 11am – 4pm
Visit Riverside Organic for their Open Farm Sunday! This will include: free entry to the farm, bottle feeding, tractor & trailer rides, craft demos, paint a pot, meet the animals and a barbecue. The café will also be open selling homemade cakes & sandwiches and there will be Snugburys ice cream for sale too! Click here for more details, or click here to read our recent review of Riverside Organic.
Sat 8th June 11am
Join author and illustrator Sarah Parkinson for a special reading of her book The Shoe Foxes, followed by an activity session with FREE reading colouring sheets. This is part of our Pyjamarama week so why not come along in your pyjamas!! Click for more details.
Music in the Garden at Dunham Massey
Sat 8th & Sun 9th 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.
Baby and Toddler Storytelling
Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 8th June – various times am
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. Booking essential, please book a ticket for each child – £1.50 per child. Up to 2 adults can attend the session with each booked child – adults free. These sessions take place in our Learning Space – please make your way to the mill yard and follow directional signage on the day. Click for more details
Anderton Transport Festival
Anderton Boat Lift, Anderton
Sat 8th – Sun 9th June
A celebration of transport through the ages, both on dry land and in the water, Anderton Boat Lift’s annual Transport Festival is BACK! This FREE, family-friendly event will see the grounds of the spectacular Boat Lift transformed with classic cars from the Cheshire Capri Owners Club and North West Casual Classics. Also featuring British F2 sidecars from Dennis Menace Racing (new for 2019!) Click for more details
Heritage Transport Festival
Lion Saltworks, Northwich
Sat 8th – Sun 9th June
This evocative festival of a bygone era gives visitors an opportunity to imagine what vintage transport would have been like in its heyday. You can enjoy a range of vehicles from the 19th and 20th centuries, including traction engines, miniature steam engines, working narrow boats, vintage cars and commercial vehicles. There is also a series of themed children’s activities over the weekend. Suggested donation £2. Click for more details
St John’s Church, Knutsford
Sun 9th June 4pm
A monthly event for young families to find out more about Jesus. You are warmly invited to a new, informal, family friendly afternoon event at St Johns – 4Life. It is running at 4:00pm monthly. The event will have music, food, children’s activities and a short message about who Jesus is. Whether you have been to church in the past, or have never been, or if you have lots of questions about Jesus (or perhaps you think you have none), you would be very welcome to come along to find out more. 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 9th 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
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
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
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!