Event Diary

Important events

Gruffalo Trails, Delamere Forest., on 11 April 2014 - 01 February 2015
Come and celebrate the Gruffalo's 15th anniversary. There will be party celebrations and activities throughout the year. Everyone in the family will love a search around the Gruffalo Trail!

Collider, MOSI, Manchester. 1000 - 1700, on 23 May 2014 - 28 September 2014
MOSI will be the first stop in an international tour of the Science Museum’s current and critically acclaimed Collider exhibition. The fascinating exhibition ‘transports’ visitors into the heart of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Collider presents an immersive blend of theatre, video and sound art to create a behind-the-scenes look at the CERN particle physics laboratory in the first exhibition of its kind, offering the closest experience possible to visiting the famous site itself. NB This event is mainly suitable for OLDER CHILDREN.

SUMMER OPENING OF CONGLETON PADDLING POOL, on 24 May 2014 - 14 September 2014

Congleton Town Council  have announced the 2014 SUMMER OPENING OF CONGLETON PADDLING POOL, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP. It will open daily from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Admission is free, but an ‘Honesty Box’ is provided for donations towards the upkeep of this valuable facility.  Designed for Children 11 years and under, all Children must be accompanied by an Adult.  *Please note there is no car parking on Park Road or at Daneside Theatre (Private), please use Town Centre car parks.


Crocodile Joe, Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park. 1000/1130/1330 & 1500., on 13 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
Crocodile Joe’s Wild World will be coming to the Runway Visitor Park on 13th and 26th July as well as 3rd, 10th, 16th, 24th and 30th August. There will be four shows throughout the day on these dates at 1000/1130/1330 & 1500. To experience Crocodile Joe’s Wild World, all you need to do is book a FREE ticket on arrival at the park.  For more information, contact the Runway Visitor Park on 0161 489 3932 or visit the website.

BARNEY BEAR'S BEACH, Trafford Centre., on 19 July 2014 - 31 August 2014
Bring your little ones along to Barton Square for some beachside fun where they’ll be able to play in the sand with buckets and spades while you kick back and relax in our seaside deckchairs.  Then, while you and the family are in the holiday mood you can… Walk on water and trampoline Pop inside a Water Walker* for a wonderful waterborne experience or bounce around on a bungee trampoline** Bungee trampoline £4 per person. Water walkers £5 per person * Water walkers is suitable for children aged 5 years and above, height and weight restrictions apply ** Bungee trampoline, minimum weight: 20kg, maximum weight: 90kg.  Other restrictions apply. Captain your own boat…Hop aboard and captain one of our battery propelled aqua boats*. A fun filled nautical experience children will love.  Aye aye skipper! £2.50 per person * Appropriate for children aged 4-10 years old, height and other restrictions may apply. Visit the Waikiki grill…Indulge in some delicious BBQ food at our Waikiki grill. Ride Barney’s balloons…Put a smile on little ones’ faces as they take a spin on these colourful balloons. £2 per person * This ride is suitable for parents. Take a swing on seaside swing boats…Make your summer go with a swing in one of our traditional seaside swing boats. £2 per person Visiting the beach and use of the deckchairs is free.

Seaside Victorian Carousel, Trafford Centre. 1000 - 1900, on 19 July 2014 - 31 August 2014
There’s nothing like a good old fashioned seaside carousel so hop on board! Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm and Sunday: 11am-6pm £2 per person

Pedal Power, MOSI. 1000 - 1700, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
Our brand new family friendly exhibition celebrates everything that is exceptional on two wheels, from the earliest bikes to the latest technology. Pedal power is a free, family friendly exhibition celebrating everything that is exceptional on two wheels.

Manchester Mills, MOSI. 1030 - 1100/1500 - 1530, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
This thunderous demonstration of historic mill machinery will show you how cotton is processed from its raw state to the finished product - a piece of calico cloth. Go back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago and experience the deafening sounds of the mill machines. Find out how these machines changed lives, and hear what life was like for thousands of mill workers. Learn about the working conditions during a time when respiratory diseases were rife, and children as young as 5 were employed as mill workers. You may even get to meet someone with first-hand experience of working in a textile mill. Find out more here

The Revolution Manchester Show, MOSI. 11:00 - 14:30, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
Manchester built our world. With explosions, flying and even dancing, we'll show you how. One problem: we'll need your help. This interactive, fun show tells the story of how science and industry came together in Manchester, shaping our lives today.

Engine Demonstration, MOSI. 1100 - 1630, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
Shows last 25 mins, starting at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of real operational steam engines that powered mills all over the North West and helped to shape our world. Find out how they work and learn about the amazing history of power in this fascinating, in-depth demonstration of one of the many engines on display in our Power Hall.

Inventors Wanted, MOSI. 1130 - 1500, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
Shows last 25 mins, starting at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Celebrate creativity and invention with this high-energy interactive show about the Salford-based inventor who gave us the modern day bicycle chain. It's 1885 and Hans Renold is working on the invention of his bush roller chain, a device that will change the world. Help Hans test inventions in his workshop, and win The Big Penny Farthing Race. Part of our Imagine it, Make it, Move it summer season of fabulous family events.

The #HookedOnMusic Quiz Show, MOSI. 1130 - 1500, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
The quiz lasts 25 mins and starts at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Take part in our frantic, funny and fast-paced live game show #HookedOnMusic: pop vs rock. Who will be the best at identifying the hook? Part of our Imagine it, Make it, Move it summer season of fabulous family events.

Engineer Eric's Difficult Day, MOSI. 1200 - 1230, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
Forgetful Fireman Fred needs our help. Learn how a steam engine works and help Fred take his big test in this fun and interactive show. Just don’t let Engineer Eric know. Part of our Imagine it, Make it, Move it summer season of fabulous family events.

Doodlebots, MOSI. 1400 - 1630, on 20 July 2014 - 30 August 2014
Drop in any time from 2pm - 4.30pm. Technical Turner? Mechanical Mattisse? Pump-powered Picasso? Can robots really make art? Build a Doodlebot and make a masterpiece in this fun family workshop. Part of our Imagine it, Make it, Move it summer season of fabulous family events.

Wonders of the World, Manchester Museum. 1100 - 1600, on 21 July 2014 - 31 August 2014
Come and get crafty at Manchester Museum this summer. Make junk model creations inspired by the collections. 11am-4pm Drop in, free Mon 21 Jul– Sun 3 Aug - Archaeology (& Ancient Worlds) Mon 4 Aug – Sun 17 Aug - Sealife Mon 18 Aug – Sun 31 Aug - Animal Kingdom

Global Explorer, Manchester Museum. 1100 - 1600, on 21 July 2014 - 29 August 2014
Travel the world this summer without leaving Manchester! Go back in time and across the globe. Bring the family and set some Manchester Museum World Records of your own.

Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawshead. 1030 - 1700, on 23 July 2014 - 02 November 2014
Go ‘On Holiday with Beatrix Potter’. Interactive touchscreen technology can help you discover what curious items Beatrix Potter collected on her holidays around the UK (think birds eggs and cannon balls!) and see how her travels went on to influence some of her most popular tales. Audio extracts from Beatrix’s journals and letters bring her work to life and the children’s quiz helps younger visitors discover some of her classic artwork. For More Information – Telephone: 015394 36355 Email: beatrixpottergallery@nationaltrust.org.uk. Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

Gathering Dust, Collecting Shadows, Acorn Bank. 1100 - 1600, on 23 July 2014 - 02 November 2014
An exhibition designed to evoke the past history of the house and the forgotten lives of the people who have occupied it over the centuries. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Access to the first floor is by stairs. More Information: Acorn Bank, 017683 61893, acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk - Not open on Apple Day, 12 October

Everybody Play Summer Holiday Club at Knutsford Leisure Centre (Various Times), on 28 July 2014 - 29 August 2014
Everybody Play (previously Peewee club) Activities include swimming, bouncy castle, arts & crafts, New Age Curling, free play, Nintendo Wii, DVDs, individual and team sports and games. Full info here.

Summer activities at the farm, Tatton Park. 1200 - 1700, on 29 July 2014 - 22 August 2014
Milking demonstrations and meet our newly born ducklings and chicks! Learn more about all our new arrivals, listen to storytelling sessions (weekends), watch our sheep compete in the daily sheep hurdle challenge, follow the Little Baa trail, learn more about sheepdogsand search for Floss's lost sheepdog puppies during our Kim Lewis themed activities. Open 12pm - 5pm (last entry 4pm). Normal admission charges apply. Activities vary daily. Check website. Adult £6, Child £4, Family £16 Please see the main property page for open and closed days.

Summer Family Fun, Speke Hall. 1200 - 1600, on 29 July 2014 - 31 August 2014
Join us for a summer of fun at Speke Hall. There’ll be a different activity every day we’re open. Try den building, crafts, outdoor games, fun family tours and lots more. More Information: Property Office, 0151 427 7231, spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking not needed. Closed Mondays.

In the Night Garden Live, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, 1000, 1200, 1400 & 1600, on 02 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
This Summer the spectacular In the Night Garden Live show is back in our amazing family-friendly Showdome. With just 13 rows of seats, you’ll be close to the action wherever you sit and everyone gets a great view!  See Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka brought to life before your eyes with beautiful costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music, and breathtaking projections that make it feel like you're actually in the Night Garden.  There are two different shows to choose from. Each one lasts just under an hour and follows a different story.  Shows at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm  

Made By Me, Eureka Museum. 1000 - 1600, on 03 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
This summer don’t just sit there, why not make something? Not just any old ‘something’ but something different. We’ll also be making and telling stories of all shapes and sizes where, who knows, you could be part of the beginning, the middle or the end. Find out lots more here - https://www.eureka.org.uk/events/made-by-me/ Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE.

Family Friendly Tour: From Street to Trench, Imperial War Museum. Begins at 1330, on 03 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
A special family friendly tour of our major First World War Centenary exhibition, From Street To Trench: A World War That Shaped A Region. Walk down a terraced street and learn about the lives of children like Gwendolen Price, an 11 year old school girl from Liverpool who sent letters and gifts to soldiers serving on the Western Front. Suitable for ages 7+

Traditional Family Fun, Imperial War Museum. 1000 - 1700, on 16 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Throughout the summer discover fun and games inspired by children’s past times from almost 100 years ago. The whole family can get involved in craft activities, object handling and tours. Play hopscotch on a war time street, meet charming puppet characters in interactive story telling sessions and decorate your own vintage toys: This Week - Jigsaws - Saturday 16 to Friday 22 August.

Mission to Mars, Jodrell Bank. 1000 - 1700, on 18 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Do you have what it takes to complete our Mission to Mars challenge? You will send your mars rover on a journey through the rough terrain. Along the way you will have to tackle some tricky tasks, collect samples and carry out scientific experiments to find out exactly what life it’s like on this red planet. This activity is suitable for children of 7 years upwards. No booking required, drop in session. Free event but normal admission applies Mission to Mars runs for two weeks from 11 to 15 Aug & 18 to 22 Aug

Name Your Place, Quarry Bank Mill. 1200- 1600, on 18 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Use decoupage, a Victorian decorating technique to make a name plate for your bedroom!

Symmetrical Workshop, Macclesfield. 1000 - 1200, on 21 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Children's Craft Club - This workshop will be looking at shapes and symmetry, then children will be asked to create a picture using different shapes.

Art in the Garden, Dunham Massey, 1200 - 1600, on 21 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Let your artistic side loose and get crafty in the garden. Make tissue paper poppies and draw pictures inspired by our First World War scrapbooks. Garden ticket required.

Create Wild Art, Lyme Park. 1300 - 1500, on 22 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Be inspired by nature, create your own piece of wild art to take home. Parking charge applies. NT members free. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Meet by the Mill pond. All ages welcome

The Taming of the Shrew, Walden Gardens, Derbyshire Rd, Sale, M33 3EL, 1900, on 22 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Folksy Theatre will be performing their open-air production of Shakespeare's 'The Taming Of The Shrew' at Walkden Gardens, Sale.  Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family to enjoy this wonderful outdoor performance. Pre-booked tickets £8 - £12 (£35 for family ticket) On door tickets £10 - £15.  Set in the rockin' 50's, it's The Shrew as you've never seen it before. This production is filled with live music, large characters and guarantees to have audiences of young and old alike, laughing along.  

Poynton Show, Poynton Park, South Park Drive, Poynton 8.00-23.00, on 23 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
Lots to see and do at the this ever popular event.  Monster trucks, Eagle & Vulture display, Patanavac Gundogs & Ferret display, Shire horses, Vintage machinery, Classic cars, Equestrian events, agricultural competitions, food market, live music and lots lots more. Tickets in advance - £7.50 adults, children £4, family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20.  Under 5's free.  Click here to order tickets.  Tickets on the door - £9 adults, children £5, family ticket £25.  Under 5's free. Dogs on a lead welcome. South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BS

Traditional Family Fun, Imperial War Museum. 1000 - 1700, on 23 August 2014 - 24 August 2014
Throughout the summer discover fun and games inspired by children’s past times from almost 100 years ago. The whole family can get involved in craft activities, object handling and tours. Play hopscotch on a war time street, meet charming puppet characters in interactive story telling sessions and decorate your own vintage toys: This week - Star Clappers - Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August.

Handmade Craft Fair, Life Centre, Washway Rd, Sale, M33 4BP, 1100-1600, on 23 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
Quality items made by artisans and crafters.  Free entry.

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 23 August 2014 - 24 August 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Summer Storytime Sessions at John Lewis Cheadle, on 23 August 2014 - 24 August 2014
Storytime at 3pm in the Childrenswear department

Doodlebots, National Football Museum. Open 1000 - 1700, on 25 August 2014 - 25 August 2014
This Summer, the National Football Museum is running fantastic, hands-on art activities for young visitors, as part of our 'Out Of Play' programme of art, technology and learning. Choose your team and build your own DoodleBot! This is building and drawing activity is suitable for all (but we suggest from ages 5 and up). Make and customise your own DoodleBot and compete as part of a team at the end of the day, playing across a huge paper pitch to see which team can colour their opponent’s goal first! Each participant will get to take home their DoodleBot at the end of the session. 5+, HALL OF FAME, £3. Every Monday throughout the holidays.

Traditional Family Fun, Imperial War Museum. 1000 - 1700, on 25 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
Throughout the summer discover fun and games inspired by children’s past times from almost 100 years ago. The whole family can get involved in craft activities, object handling and tours. Play hopscotch on a war time street, meet charming puppet characters in interactive story telling sessions and decorate your own vintage toys: This Week - Cardboard Theatre - Monday 25 to Sunday 31 August.

Herbs and Hedgerows, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 25 August 2014 - 25 August 2014
Join the servants for a 10-minute talk to find out about the bizarre ways the Georgians used herbs and other plants. From poisonous puddings to nettle cloth, come and learn about bizarre ways the Georgians employed herbs and wild plant. Join us for a ten minute talk that includes surprising uses for nettles, folklore and myths about some common plants and visit the Georgian kitchen. 11:30 am – 11:45 am and 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Children welcome. Disabled/wheelchair access available. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Starting XV Rugby Camps, Terra Nova (Full days), on 26 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
Starting XV Rugby Camps for August 2014 for ages 6 to 16 years old boys and girls Attendees will receive top class coaching from former Sale Sharks coach Rick Spencer, T-Shirt, Rugby Balls, Certificate & Full day visit from Professional player- Terra Nova School Rugby Camps Monday 4th August till Friday 8th August – 3 days £80 or all 5 days £120 Tuesday 26th August till Friday 29th August – 3 days £80 or all 4 days £100 Book online or for more information go to www.startingxv.co.uk or call 07944 829503 Follow on Twitter @starting XV.

A handful of Oats, Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1530, on 26 August 2014 - 26 August 2014
Join us in celebration of how the oat proved to be a staple ingredient in the Georgian Cumbrian diet. Head for the kitchen to try your hand at ‘the daily grind’ of the oats which would in turn be used in the production of clap bread, the forerunner of the modern oat cake. Learn about travelling clap bread makers and experience how clap bread was made over an open fire. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled/wheelchair access. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Keeper of the keys, Quarry Bank Mill. 1200 - 1600, on 26 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
Make yourself a funky fabric key ring!

Holiday Fun at Bramall Hall, 1315 - 1600, on 26 August 2014 - 26 August 2014
Have some historical fun at Bramall Hall this summer holiday: 5 August - Be a Tudor Builder, 12 August - Kill or Cure, 19 August - Ballroom Paintings*, 26 August - Peek into the Past* Bramall Hall - 1.15pm - 4pm Just drop in, 50p per activity *standard admission applies Contact: 0161 474 2020

50 things to Do, Drop in and Play. 1100 - 1500, on 27 August 2014 - 27 August 2014
Join us, whatever the weather, for Ranger led family fun. A changing programme of, mostly, outdoor activities from among the “50 things to do before you are 11 3/4″ will be offered every Wednesday during school holidays. More Information: Acorn Bank, 017683 61893, acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Wild Art Wednesdays, Allan Bank. 1100 - 1600, on 27 August 2014 - 27 August 2014
Create some wild art using the natural materials in our woodland. Ranger Tips and activity sheets available. More Information: Elaine Taylor, 015394-35143, allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking not needed. Allan Bank, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere/visitor-information/

Poetry for Everyone, Wordsworth House. Various Times., on 27 August 2014 - 27 August 2014
A 10 minute talk about William’s poetry then write your own! Add your verse to our poetry tree. 11:30 am – 11:45 am and 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Disabled access to garden, first floor of house and to shop and cafe. Disabled toilet facilities available. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

What a Performance, Imperial War Museum. Various Times., on 27 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
See special family friendly performances dramatising life during the First World War (11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm) Discover the energetic women footballers of a Lancashire munitions factory, as told by one of their best strikers.

Xplorer at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield. 1200 - 1500, on 27 August 2014 - 27 August 2014
Xplorer is a fun family challenge aimed at primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians. It is an outdoor navigational challenge for the whole family to enjoy and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Using a simple map of the park the aim is to find the points marked on the map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour depending on the course. Find out more on the Xplorer website. No experience of map reading is necessary, and Xplorer is perfect for children as they can run around in a safe and friendly environment and will have a great adventure searching for the secret markers. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun and even create family teams! Booking in advance is essential. Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)

Garden Apprentice, Lyme Park. 1300 - 1500, on 27 August 2014 - 27 August 2014
Come and learn how to tend to a beautiful garden with our gardening team. Water the plants in the garden and learn how to care for them, just like Mr. Addison, the Edwardian Head Gardener. Garden admission applies. NT members free. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Meet in the south front garden. All ages welcome

Tree climbing, Dunham Massey. Various Times, on 28 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
Fancy a different view of Dunham? Instructors from the Great Big Tree Climbing Company can help all ages reach new heights this summer. They will teach you how to enter a tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you will gain an experience which can't be found on the ground and if you're feeling brave take the zip wire back down! Each hour-long session contains a maximum of seven participants. Sessions begin at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Normal admission charges apply (NT members free). Book with Great Big Tree Climbing Company directly - https://dunhamtreeclimbing.eventbrite.co.uk Minimum age of participants - 6 years

Mosaic Workshop, Macclesfield. 1000 - 1200, on 28 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
Macclesfield Silk Museum Children's Craft Club - This workshop will focus on the art of mosaics - children will learn how to create mosaics and then will be asked to create their own mosaic! All Craft Clubs can be booked over the phone on (01625) 612045 and cost £6.50. Booking is essential as there are limited places available.

Catch a Pastry Fish, Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1530, on 28 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
Get creative in the Georgian kitchen and make a traditional pastry fish to take home. Craft your fish using our selection of wooden tools and learn some tricks of pastry creation suitable for artists of all abilities! See our full-size fish wrapped in pastry and pick up a copy of this fantastic 18th-century recipe to try at home. Chat with our servants about the techniques of Georgian pastry creation, including how they made some truly monstrous pies and how a giant pasty can be the ideal gift! More Information: Zoe Gilbert, 01900 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Family Fun Day, The John Rylands Library. 1200 - 1600, on 28 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
This free, drop-in family activity day at The John Rylands Library is packed full of fun! You can make your own badge, create a sun-catcher using stained glass colouring, and get physical with some rubber stamping and finger painting, there’s something for all ages! You can even try your hand at a bit of ‘Bookigami’ - the art of folding and crafting with the pages of books!

Xplorer at Brereton Heath, Congleton. 1200 - 1500, on 28 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
Xplorer is a fun family challenge aimed at primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians. It is an outdoor navigational challenge for the whole family to enjoy and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Using a simple map of the park the aim is to find the points marked on the map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour depending on the course.

Children's Craft Club: Mosaic Workshop, Macclesfield. 1230 - 1530, on 28 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
This workshop will focus on the art of mosaics, children and teenagers will then be asked to create their own mosaic! Over the School holidays, Macclesfield Silk Museum runs a variety of workshops aimed at children aged 11-16. Each session runs 12.30pm-3.30pm and costs £6.50. Places can be booked on (01625)613210

Nature Explorers, Allan Bank. 1330 - 1530, on 28 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger. More Information: Elaine Taylor, 015394 35143, allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking not needed.

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 28 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Emperors New Clothes and other stories, King George V Playing Fields , 14.30, on 28 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
Head to King George V Playing Fields (Henrietta Street,  Ashton under Lyne. OL6 8PA)for  Tameside Arts and Events Team open air family friendly theatre production of Emperors New Clothes and other stories! The performances will be accompanied with a workshop and best of all the whole experience is for FREE! Please note that the venue is completely outdoors and care should be taken to dress appropriatelyFor more information see here! 14.30 –    


Magic Carpet, Manchester Museum. 1030 - 1230, on 29 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
Story making and activity sessions. For toddlers up to 5yrs and their families/carers (Young babies welcome with older siblings) Book on 0161 275 2648 (from a week before), free, under 5s and their families/carers. 10.30-11.30 & 11.30 – 12.30

The Manchester Picnic, Manchester. 1200 - 1900, on 29 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
THREE FULL DAYS OF FOODIE FAMILY FUN! The Manchester Picnic returns to Piccadilly Gardens 29-31 August 2014.  Stalls will be open from 12pm – 7pm each day.

Bare Foot Walk, Lyme Park. 1300 - 1500, on 29 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
Do you have tickle-ish toes? Come and find out as you walk around our trail and tick another activity off your 50 Things list. Do you dare to do the bare foot walk? Feel the grass beneath your toes at Lyme. Garden admission applies. NT members free. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Wear suitable outdoor clothing. Meet in the south front garden. All ages welcome.

Stockport Summer Festival, on 29 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
A free festival celebrating the very best of Stockport will take place on Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August. Friday 29th 5pm-10pm Foodie Friday in the Marketplace - enjoy artisan street food and an open air stage with live bands throughout the evening Saturday 30th - Fashion show in Mersey Square with beer and tapas festival from Robinsons Visitors centre Sunday 31st - Family Fun Day in Mersey Square with live music and fun, interactive activities for the whole family

Balloon Modelling, Village Square, Bramhall, on 30 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
Head to Bramhall village square for fun on the fantastic new playground and balloon modelling!

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 30 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Special Maker Weekend, Eureka Museum, Halifax. 1100 - 1600, on 30 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
Our summer-long season of events will finish with a special Maker weekend! On Saturday 30 August we’ll be holding Halifax Mini Maker Faire – the only official Mini Maker Faire in Yorkshire, and on Sunday 31 August we’ll welcome CBeebies’ Mister Maker, who’ll be joining us for a special appearance!

Summer Send Off, Miners Arms, Adlington 16.00, on 30 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
Say goodbye to the summer in style.  Bouncy castle, bbq, raffle, charity auction and live music from 18.00.  All to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

Tegg's Nose Star Party, Macclesfield. 1930 - 2300, on 30 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
If you've ever looked up at the starry night sky and been enthralled by what you've seen, join Macclesfield Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing, with a chance to observe summer constellations and deep sky objects, a twilight sky walk and indoor talks. Come and enjoy the waning crescent Moon and the night sky whilst we help you understand its beauty. Stargazing is weather permitting! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5. Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Rd Macclesfield.

Family Fun Day, Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge Cricket Club, 11.00-16.00, on 31 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
Raising money for Millie's Trust, lots of fun including: BBQ, face painting, bouncy castle, Harry the kidz bus, Unique Star Talent plus lots more stalls and activities.

Doodlebots, National Football Museum. Open 1000 - 1700, on 01 September 2014 - 01 September 2014
This Summer, the National Football Museum is running fantastic, hands-on art activities for young visitors, as part of our 'Out Of Play' programme of art, technology and learning. Choose your team and build your own DoodleBot! This is building and drawing activity is suitable for all (but we suggest from ages 5 and up). Make and customise your own DoodleBot and compete as part of a team at the end of the day, playing across a huge paper pitch to see which team can colour their opponent’s goal first! Each participant will get to take home their DoodleBot at the end of the session. 5+, HALL OF FAME, £3. Every Monday throughout the holidays.

Herbs and Hedgerows, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 01 September 2014 - 01 September 2014
Join the servants for a 10-minute talk to find out about the bizarre ways the Georgians used herbs and other plants. From poisonous puddings to nettle cloth, come and learn about bizarre ways the Georgians employed herbs and wild plant. Join us for a ten minute talk that includes surprising uses for nettles, folklore and myths about some common plants and visit the Georgian kitchen. 11:30 am – 11:45 am and 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Children welcome. Disabled/wheelchair access available. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A handful of Oats, Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1530, on 02 September 2014 - 02 September 2014
Join us in celebration of how the oat proved to be a staple ingredient in the Georgian Cumbrian diet. Head for the kitchen to try your hand at ‘the daily grind’ of the oats which would in turn be used in the production of clap bread, the forerunner of the modern oat cake. Learn about travelling clap bread makers and experience how clap bread was made over an open fire. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled/wheelchair access. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

50 things to Do, Drop in and Play. 1100 - 1500, on 03 September 2014 - 03 September 2014
Join us, whatever the weather, for Ranger led family fun. A changing programme of, mostly, outdoor activities from among the “50 things to do before you are 11 3/4″ will be offered every Wednesday during school holidays. More Information: Acorn Bank, 017683 61893, acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

What the Ladybird Heard, The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, various times, on 03 September 2014 - 07 September 2014
Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks  Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own!  Book early for a glittering family treat. Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!  Tickets £15.50


Highlights of William's childhood garden. Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1200, on 03 September 2014 - 03 September 2014
Meet the head gardener for a special guided tour and see what’s in season. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Disabled access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) , garden, and shop. If it is raining bring along wet weather clothing. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 04 September 2014 - 04 September 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Forest Fairies, Tegg's Nose Macclesfield. 1000 - 1230, on 06 September 2014 - 06 September 2014
Follow the fairy trail, build a beautiful fairy house, make a fairy wand, fairy wings and a beautiful woodland crown to wear as we discover the magical world of the little people that live in the forests. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 06 September 2014 - 07 September 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 06 September 2014 - 06 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 09 September 2014 - 09 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 09 September 2014 - 09 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Highlights of William's childhood garden. Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1200, on 10 September 2014 - 10 September 2014
Meet the head gardener for a special guided tour and see what’s in season. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Disabled access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) , garden, and shop. If it is raining bring along wet weather clothing. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 11 September 2014 - 11 September 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 13 September 2014 - 13 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Baby & Childrens Market, Macclesfield. 1000 - 1200, on 14 September 2014 - 14 September 2014
Our markets provide an excellent opportunity to buy and sell quality pre loved baby and children's items including toys, books, nursery furniture and equipment, clothes and much, much more. Sellers get to keep 100% of their profit on the day and buyers get to purchase quality goods at bargain prices. Our markets are also attended by local business showcasing their unique baby and children's products. Stall Bookings now being taken. Pre loved stalls £12, business stalls from £18. Admission £1, children free. Contact susanne@babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk. 07834686414.

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 16 September 2014 - 16 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 16 September 2014 - 16 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Highlights of William's childhood garden. Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1200, on 17 September 2014 - 17 September 2014
Meet the head gardener for a special guided tour and see what’s in season. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Disabled access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) , garden, and shop. If it is raining bring along wet weather clothing. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 18 September 2014 - 18 September 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Wilmslow Art Trail, on 20 September 2014 - 21 September 2014
Wilmslow is going to be showing off the wealth of its creative talent this September with the first ever Wilmslow Art Trail. Taking place over a weekend in September – 20/21st – 30 local artists and craftspeople are taking part and will be demonstrating their talents around the town. Other Wilmslow Art Trail events will be taking place, including the opportunity to see Art Trail artist Lindsay Hill painting a pet portrait in Barkers – and of course the Artisan Market will be on too. So there really will be something for everyone! Put the date in your diary and come along and join in the fun. Maps can be picked up from participating venues around Wilmslow nearer the time, or email wilmslowarttrail@outlook.com for a digital copy to print at home. For further updates on participating artists and venue opening times, please go to Twitter: @WilmslowArt or Facebook: Wilmslow Art Trail.

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 20 September 2014 - 20 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Funkikids Market at Funtime Kids, on 21 September 2014 - 21 September 2014
Come along to Funtime Kids from 10:30-12:30 on Sunday 21st September to shop at Funkikids Market for new and preloved Childrens clothes, books, toys and more! Only £1 admission per person and if you choose to stay on for a play at the centre £1 will be refunded per payable child from the entry fee. Sellers book a table for only £10 by emailing funkikidsmarket@yahoo.co.uk

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 23 September 2014 - 23 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Highlights of William's childhood garden. Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1200, on 24 September 2014 - 24 September 2014
Meet the head gardener for a special guided tour and see what’s in season. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Disabled access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) , garden, and shop. If it is raining bring along wet weather clothing. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 25 September 2014 - 25 September 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Springboard Poynton, on 27 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
A music festival featuring both local and visiting acts of all shapes,  sizes and genres, Springboard Poynton truly is designed to be a melting pot of tastes and culture. More information soon.

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 27 September 2014 - 27 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 30 September 2014 - 30 September 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Highlights of William's childhood garden. Wordsworth House. 1130 - 1200, on 01 October 2014 - 01 October 2014
Meet the head gardener for a special guided tour and see what’s in season. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Disabled access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) , garden, and shop. If it is raining bring along wet weather clothing. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 02 October 2014 - 02 October 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 04 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 07 October 2014 - 07 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 09 October 2014 - 09 October 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 11 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 14 October 2014 - 14 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 16 October 2014 - 16 October 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 18 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 21 October 2014 - 21 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 21 October 2014 - 21 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 23 October 2014 - 23 October 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 25 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 28 October 2014 - 28 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

Hard at Work for the Wordsworths, Wordsworth House. Various Times, on 28 October 2014 - 28 October 2014
Meet the maid or manservant, hear about their lives and take in a special 20-minute talk. £2 per talk. Booking Advisable 01900 824805. Normal Admission Charges Apply. If it’s raining bring along wet-weather clothing! Check site for talks various times. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

A taste of Townend, Toutbeck. 1330 - 1600, on 30 October 2014 - 30 October 2014
From Clap bread to cleaning products dating back to the 17th century. Join us for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll try to recreate some of the recipes. For More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628, emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Address: Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB For More Information see here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend/

The Snowflake Sisters Grand Halloween Ball, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Come and join The Snowflake Sisters for their Grand Halloween Ball! 31st Oct 5:00-7:00 at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre Food for the children, Live Performance, Spooky Activities, Disco Tickets £15 - one child and one accompanying adult Email: Kerri.davies@Hotmail.co.uk for tickets

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 01 November 2014 - 02 November 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 08 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 15 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 22 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 29 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

House Detectives on the loose, Wordsworth House 1100 - 1600, on 06 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing home and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. Disabled and wheelchair access to first floor of house and cafe (lift available) and garden and shop. Address - Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX Find out more here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/visitor-information/

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