Event Diary

Important events

Singalonga Frozen at The Lowry, various times, on 16 February 2015 - 08 March 2015
Singalonga Productions are delighted to announce that Disney’s FROZEN is the new Singalonga must see! A full screening of Disney’s FROZEN with lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Anna and Elsa during the film.  Introduced by a live host who will show you how to use your free prop bag, warm up your singing voices and teach you some hand actions and heckles before you sit back and “Let it Go”.  YOU the audience are the stars as you interact with the film. Remember to dress up as your favourite character and be a snow queen, Sven the reindeer or Olaf, the coolest snowman ever!. It's the most popular comedy-adventure to hit the big screen this year and, with the fairydust of Singalonga added, you are guaranteed a great time. Come on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen and put an end to her icy spell. Sooo do you wanna build a snowman….? Age recommendation 5+ To find our more and book your tickets, please see here.

Beech Hall School Open Morning 
Saturday 10am – 12 noon, on 07 March 2015 - 07 March 2015
Fundamentally a Beech Hall child is a happy child, many factors contribute to this: the size of the school, the family atmosphere and particularly the commitment of our teaching staff. Our Open Morning offers you the opportunity to come and take a look around our school and see for yourself why we are so proud of our school and what makes us so special. All are welcome to come along, chat with our teachers, meet some of our students and have a look around our school and nursery in Tytherington near Macclesfield. We look forward to welcoming you to Beech Hall School. For further information please call 01625 422192 or email secretary@beechhallschool.org

Xplorer orienteering (Park), Lyme Park. 1000 - 1200, on 07 March 2015 - 07 March 2015
A great introduction to orienteering and how to use a map. Family fun exploring the park, find the markers and complete the challenge! Using a simple map, families can be active in the outdoors, be closer to nature and learn new skills too! 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 near the car park, look out for our gazebo, Dogs on leads welcome. Suitable for families

Dragons Tales, The Joh Rylands Library. 1100 - 1200, on 07 March 2015 - 07 March 2015
Head to John Rylands Library to join the hunt for the Library's mythical beasts before settling down for stories!

Lookout, its Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry Theatre, 1100 - 1200, on 07 March 2015 - 07 March 2015
Head to The Lowry for the weekly playhouse activities, lots of family fun to be had. A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There's something new to do every Saturday morning! For more information and to check for any changes to schedule please see here.

N.C.T Nearly New Sale 11.00* - 13.00, on 07 March 2015 - 07 March 2015
N.C.T nearly new sale. 11.00* - 13.00 (*11.00 members, 11.15 general admissions). Admission £1, refreshments available. Wilmslow United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 1PR. Do you have any items you would like to sell ? Contact events@eastcheshire-nct.org.uk

Fiddlesticks, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, M33 7ZF, 1130, on 07 March 2015 - 07 March 2015
Once upon a time: How Music Tells a Tale!   BBC Philharmonic Violinist, Julian Gregory, and friends, return to the Waterside for the ever-popular Fiddlesticks family concerts, with lots of fun and audience participation guaranteed this is a perfect introduction for children to the joy of live music.   Suitable for all ages.

Where Caterpillars Go, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, M33 7ZF, various times, on 08 March 2015 - 08 March 2015
Follow an inquisitive Caterpillar into a beautiful and tactile garden where together we’ll explore life, growth, wonder and loss through live music and playful movement in this fun and visually striking show.   Where Caterpillars Go is a thoughtful look at the cycle of life, explored within a garden where almost everything is made from paper. Watch seeds fly, fall and sprout, and shoots spiral and uncurl. Chase leaves and butterflies as they flutter by in this lively garden that pops up before your eyes!  A Travelled Companions Production for Children under 5 and their families.  Duration: 45 mins

House detectives and bug hunters, Wordsworth House. 1100 - 1600, on 08 March 2015 - 08 March 2015
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing house and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Event details - Booking Not Needed -Drop in any time between 11.00am-4.00pm. Free event. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: 01900 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.ukhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/

Pram Fit Taster Class, Congleton, 0930 - 1000, on 10 March 2015 - 10 March 2015
A fantastic way to get back in shape after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley. Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential. Information: 07803 245590 or email Kelly (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Garden Tour 2015, Hare Hill. 1100 - 1200, on 11 March 2015 - 11 March 2015
Meet in the car-park for a relaxed seasonal wander around the garden with one of our gardeners. They'll be on hand to show you the seasonal highlights, talk you through the plans for the garden and of course, help with any questions you may have. More Information: Peter Moffat, 01625 827534, peter.moffat@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Appropriate clothing and footwear.. Meet in the NT car-park by the stewards hut.. Dogs on leads welcome. Children welcome. The paths are suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Please see Hare Hill's official site for more information

A Merry March, Little Moreton Hall. 1100 - 1700, on 11 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Help us to get ready for a Tudor New Year. Plant a seed to grow at home and make a little something for Mother's Day. Normal Admission Charges Apply. See Here for More Information: Little Moreton Hall, 01260 272018, littlemoretonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk, http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall/ Gates open: 11am Last admission time: 4.30pm. Free event (normal admission charges apply)

Nursery Taster Session, Terra Nova School, on 13 March 2015 - 13 March 2015
The best way to experience life at Terra Nova is to come and visit us. We hold two Open Days each year, enabling you to see our outstanding facilities, and we hold taster sessions for all year groups. You will also have the opportunity to meet the pupils, parents and staff, and experience a little of the sense of community we have created here. We also have a Nursery Taster Session on Friday 13 March from 10.00 – 11.30am. Let your little ones experience the magic of our Nursery setting whilst you watch from a safe distance, chat to our staff, and relax with a tea or coffee. Call us to arrange a visit 01477 571261

The Lowry Outlet’s Waterside Food and Craft Market, 1000 - 1800 & 1100 - 1700, on 14 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
The Lowry Outlet Waterside Market offers a great day out for those looking to entertain the family or for those who simply want to browse the stalls for its unique finds. Visitors can make a day of it and take a stroll in the waterside setting, indulge in a little retail therapy or enjoy a film at the on-site cinema or book a table and celebrate Mother’s Day at one of the seven Plaza restaurants, which overlook the quaint stalls. The family-friendly Waterside Food and Craft Market will take place monthly, with seasonal themes bringing the markets to life. For more Information please see here.

Dynamic Coastline Walk, Formby. 1000 - 1200, on 14 March 2015 - 14 March 2015
Join us to discover the challenges of working with an ever-changing coastline. A walk along the coastline led by a member of the ranger team at Formby. Discover the challenges we face in working on a rapidly eroding coastline, and discuss our plans for an uncertain future. Our rangers work on this stretch of coastline every day and can offer a unique insight into our dynamic coast. Suitable for children aged 12 years and over. More Information: event information, please e-mail, formbyevents@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Essential on-line - Click here for tickets. All Tickets £5 (Per person)

Lookout, its Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry Theatre, 1100 - 1200, on 14 March 2015 - 14 March 2015
Head to The Lowry for the weekly playhouse activities, lots of family fun to be had. A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There's something new to do every Saturday morning! For more information and to check for any changes to schedule please see here.

Decorate a Daffodil Pot for Mother’s Day with Lindt, Tatton Park. 1200 - 1600 (must book in advance), on 14 March 2015 - 14 March 2015
FREE EVENT, BUT MUST BE PRE-BOOKED, for more details please see here. Create some magic for mum this Mother’s day with a fabulous gift. Decorate a beautiful pot of daffodils with our friends at Lindt. Each pot come’s with a Gold Bunny gift tag and a chocolate treat for you and mum. Contact - Tatton Park, Telephone - 01625 37442

'Evening with The Receivers' in aid of The Animal Sanctuary 19.30 - 23.45, on 14 March 2015 - 14 March 2015
Back by popular demand, ‘Evening with The Receivers' (plus support act) on Saturday 14th March 2015 at Wilmslow Rugby Club. This will be a fantastic evening of live music, popular through the ages, for everyone to have a good boogie to! Raffle and possibly a charity auction. Tickets are ONLY £10 and include a glass of Prosecco on arrival. The event starts 7.30pm onwards. Please do come along and support this event – it promises to be our first BIG fundraiser of 2015. You’ll have brilliant night – Roger and his band are really talented musicians who will, without question, have you wanting to dance the night away. Ask your friends and family if they’d like to come, there’s lots of room for tables at the Rugby Club so you can all sit together. Please contact Melanie for tickets either by email melanie.hay@btinternet.com or text on 07788 610 619. Tickets will be available at the Sanctuary

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea, Tatton Park (must book in advance), on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Treat Mum this year to tea and cakes in Tatton's mansion and a visit to the estate's beautiful 50-acre garden. A table will be reserved for you in Lord Egerton's apartment, with stunning views over the Italian terrace and parkland, where you'll enjoy a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones and cakes with tea and coffee. Stroll around the award winning gardens during your visit. £20 per person. Price includes car entry. Pre-booking essential: 01625 374456. For more information please see here.

House detectives and bug hunters, Wordsworth House. 1100 - 1600, on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing house and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Event details - Booking Not Needed -Drop in any time between 11.00am-4.00pm. Free event. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: 01900 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.ukhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/

Mothering Sunday, Lyme Park. 1100 - 1600 (must book in advance), on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Treat your mum to a fabulous afternoon tea in the Ale Cellar Restaurant. A sumptuous selection of cakes, sandwiches and scones served with tea and coffee. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk. Event details - Adult £15, Child £7.50 Booking Essential Please see Lyme Parks Official Page for booking details. Children very welcome. The Ale Cellar restaurant is assessable for buggies and wheelchairs.

Mother's Day, Runway Visitor Park. Manchester. 1200 - 1600 (must book in advance), on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Mother's Day Carvery & Concorde Classic Tour - £22.50 per person. Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes Treat your Mum to a 40 minute Concorde Tour plus a delicious 2 course lunch in our Concorde restaurant on mother's Day. Your tour will give you the chance to board Concorde, sit in the luxurious leather seats and learn about some of the aircraft's famous passengers including the Queen. Visit the flight deck to discover some of the unique features that made Concorde so special, just like your Mum! *Your tour will start at the time that you choose on booking. The Concorde restaurant team will contact you to arrange with you the time of your meal. You can choose 2 courses from the set menu, or upgrade to a 3 course meal on the day of your tour for an additional £3.00

Mothering Sunday High Tea (Advanced booking), Speke Hall., on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Give your mum a special day at Speke Hall. Join our Head Gardener for a private guided tour of the spring time gardens followed by a delicious homemade high tea. Times - 1200 - 1400 and 1400 - 1600. More Information: Property Office, 0151 427 7231, spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk. Head to Speke Hall's official site for more information. Booking is essential. Wear sensible shoes as this event will involve a walk around the gardens. We're hoping for lovely spring weather but can't guarantee it so please dress appropriately! Please meet at Reception. Not recommended for young children. All paths are flat and level. Gates open: 11am. Last admission time: 5pm. ADULT £15, CHILD £7.50

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea, Glebe Farm. Starts at 1330 (must book), on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Glebe Farm is always a lovely family day out, this Mother's Day will be no exception - Treat that special lady in your life - your Mum, Nana, Auntie or all three! We are decking out our special event barn fit for a Queen and will be spoiling all the ladies! Join us at 1.30pm for afternoon tea which will include a selection of handcut sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sponge cake and chocolate brownies all accompanied with speciality teas and coffees and juice for the children. All Mum's will receive a fresh bunch of flowers too! £15 per adult, £7.50 per child - tickets are limited and booking is essential. Call Hannah on 01260 - 273916 or call into the Farm shop to book a table. For more information and to book tickets please see here.

Library in the Landscape Birthday Walk, Tegg's Nose. 1400-1600, on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
Help us to celebrate the 2nd Birthday of the ‘Library in the Landscape’ at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, with a walk to the Library with Tegg’s Nose Country Park Volunteer Librarian Ailsa Holland and Ranger Martin James, followed by refreshments and cake. Booking in advance is essential. (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy to Moderate walking grades / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Refreshment stop - opportunity for refreshments)  

Mother's Day "Frozen" Charity Tea Party, Macclesfield. 1400 - 1600, on 15 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
This Mothers Day Queen Elsa & Princess Anna would like you to join them for an enchanted afternoon of Singing, Dancing and Storytelling. A lovely charity event where you can spend quality time with your family, especially mum. The afternoon will include: Afternoon Tea, a Glass of Prosecco for Mum and a gift from Elsa and Anna for the children. Tickets: £20 adult • £15 child and are available from Macclesfield Town Hall Information Office. To find out more or contact the organisers please see here.All profits go to "The Children's Adventure Farm Trust" - http://www.caft.co.uk/

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 19 March 2015 - 19 March 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Manchester High School For Girls Open Morning, 1000-1200, on 20 March 2015 - 20 March 2015
The Manchester High School For Girls Preparatory Department is an active and happy place to learn, where girls from four to 11 years of age can enjoy  school life. They are holding an Open Morning on 20th March 2015 between 10am – 12.00 and invite you to visit their extended facilities and speak to staff about the opportunities available for your daughter. For more information, please call the Registrar on 0161 224 0447 or to receive a prospectus visit http://www.manchesterhigh.co.uk/welcome.

Stella Maris Open Morning, Heaton Mersey. 1000-1200, on 21 March 2015 - 21 March 2015
Stella Maris Primary School in Heaton Mersey offers independent education for boys and girls from 3-11 years. With average class sizes of 14 pupils or fewer and 100% grammar school entry success. Nursery grants accepted. On 21st March they will be hosting an open event offering parents the opportunity to look around the school, meet the staff and collect further information on this lovely school. Tel: 0161 432 0532 or email office@stellamarisschool.co.uk  to register. Visit the Stella Maris website by clicking here.

Stalybridge Handmade Market, Tameside, SK15 2BN. 1000 - 1600, on 21 March 2015 - 21 March 2015
Organised by MWL Events, the next Stalybridge Handmade Market and second of 2015 will take place on Saturday 21st March 2015 from 10am until 4pm at Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity Street, Stalybridge SK15 2BN. Make sure you get there early as stalls do stalls do sell out. There will be 50+ handmade craft & food stalls, live music from Colette Todd, refreshments & provided by local kids club and market sponsors Grow Happy Childcare. Admission into the Stalybridge Handmade Market is just 50p (free for under 12’s) with all proceeds donated to this year’s nominated charity Willow Wood Hospice.  Admission also includes the chance to win a fabulous hamper made up of handmade goodies donated from every stall holder. For more information see here.

Solar Eclipse at Pi: Platform for Investigation, MOSI. 1030 - 1530, on 21 March 2015 - 21 March 2015
No need to book - just drop in. Suitable for all ages. Don't be in the dark about the solar eclipse. Let Manchester Astronomical Society and Manchester University's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences reveal the secrets of the solar system at Pi: Platform for Investigation. To celebrate one of the most amazing events of the celestial calendar, we've invited astronomers and star gazers to host a day of all things space. Budding Chris Hadfields and Brian Coxes can discover more about our solar system and its place in the universe.

Lookout, its Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry Theatre, 1100 - 1200, on 21 March 2015 - 21 March 2015
Head to The Lowry for the weekly playhouse activities, lots of family fun to be had. A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There's something new to do every Saturday morning! For more information and to check for any changes to schedule please see here.

House detectives and bug hunters, Wordsworth House. 1100 - 1600, on 22 March 2015 - 22 March 2015
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing house and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Event details - Booking Not Needed -Drop in any time between 11.00am-4.00pm. Free event. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: 01900 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.ukhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 26 March 2015 - 26 March 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Experitots - Senses, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. 1030-1200, on 27 March 2015 - 27 March 2015
These popular creative activity sessions for under 6s use puppets and storytelling to help toddlers get the most out of our hands on science gallery, Experiment! We focus on a different topic each month. Advanced booking is recommended. To reserve your place call our learning team on 0161 833 0027 / 0161 606 0156 or email education@mosi.org.uk.

Lookout, its Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry Theatre, 1100 - 1200, on 28 March 2015 - 28 March 2015
Head to The Lowry for the weekly playhouse activities, lots of family fun to be had. A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There's something new to do every Saturday morning! For more information and to check for any changes to schedule please see here.

House detectives and bug hunters, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1100 - 1600, on 28 March 2015 - 29 March 2015
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing house and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Event details - Booking Not Needed -Drop in any time between 11.00am-4.00pm. Free event. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: 01900 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.ukhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/

Night Run, Speke Hall, Liverpool, L24 1XD. 1700 - 1900, on 28 March 2015 - 28 March 2015
Discover Speke Hall in a different light and explore the grounds and estate in the dark. Night Run will give you the opportunity to test your running skills in a beautiful setting. We have routes for all abilities and ages. Will you take the 2k Explorer route or tackle the more challenging 7k Adventurer? More Information: Rachael Hanlon, Sports Development Officer, 0151 427 7231, rachael.hanlon@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Essential 0151 427 7231. Please book online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nightrun. Come in your running kit and don't forget your head torch! Sign in on the event field, next to the main car park. This event is for people aged 16+ Please see the Night Run website for full ticket prices and special offers. Spectators are very welcome. The routes will involve some uneven ground. Gates open: 5pm Last admission time: 6.30pm. ALL £15 (Adventurer Early Bird ticket), ALL £17.50 (Adventurer normal ticket), ALL £7.50 (Explorer Early Bird ticket), ALL £8 (Explorer normal ticket).

Get cooking in the kitchen, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1130 - 1530, on 30 March 2015 - 30 March 2015
Head for the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at making a traditional Cumbrian recipe. More Information: Kirsty Fairhead, 01900 824805,wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. For more information please see here.

Making Bird Boxes, Wray Castle, Cumbria, LA22 0JA. 1000 - 1600, on 31 March 2015 - 31 March 2015
Build a home for your feathered friends with the expert help of our rangers. What makes a cosy home? Comfy sofa, logs on the fire, flat screen television? It probably means something slightly different for our feathered friends, so come along and help our rangers make bird boxes for the birds here at Wray Castle. You'll be able to come back and see who's at home throughout the year, or for a small donation you'll be able to take your bird box home with you. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Please meet at reception. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. More Information: Rachel Gray, 015394 33250, Rachel.Gray@nationaltrust.org.uk. For More Information please see here.

Spooky stories by the fire, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1130 - 1200 & 1430 - 1500, on 31 March 2015 - 31 March 2015
Ghostly tales to tell. Get cosy by the kitchen fire as our servants tell some of the ghostly tales William and Dorothy might have enjoyed. More Information: Kirsty Fairhead, 01900 824805,wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. See here for more information.

50 things - Wild Wednesdays, Acorn Bank. near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP. 1330 - 1530, on 01 April 2015 - 01 April 2015
Tick off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' 1 April - Birding Bonanza Bird food and watching at the hide. 8 April - Lamb walks Enjoy a walk with the new lambs. More Information: Acorn Bank, 017683 61893,acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More information can be found here.

Spooky stories by the fire, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1130 - 1200 & 1430 - 1500, on 02 April 2015 - 02 April 2015
Ghostly tales to tell. Get cosy by the kitchen fire as our servants tell some of the ghostly tales William and Dorothy might have enjoyed. More Information: Kirsty Fairhead, 01900 824805,wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. See here for more information.

Making Bird Boxes, Wray Castle, Cumbria, LA22 0JA. 1000 - 1600, on 02 April 2015 - 02 April 2015
Build a home for your feathered friends with the expert help of our rangers. What makes a cosy home? Comfy sofa, logs on the fire, flat screen television? It probably means something slightly different for our feathered friends, so come along and help our rangers make bird boxes for the birds here at Wray Castle. You'll be able to come back and see who's at home throughout the year, or for a small donation you'll be able to take your bird box home with you. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Please meet at reception. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children welcome. More Information: Rachel Gray, 015394 33250,Rachel.Gray@nationaltrust.org.uk. For More Information please see here.

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 02 April 2015 - 02 April 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Easter Crafts and Country Shopping Fair, Tatton Park. Various Times., on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015

The event will be packed with Gifts for everyone, specialist food producers plus craft, fashion and home furnishings. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a special bank holiday day out. For more information please see hereTimings - Good Friday at 12noon – 5pm, Saturday/Sunday from 10.30am – 5pm. Cost Free to enter. Park car entry charge £5.

Easter Family Fun in the Park, Fell Foot, Windermere, Cumbria, LA12 8NN. 1000 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
On Fri 3, Sat 4 and Mon 6 Apr – Join us for an Easter themed trail around the park with a prize egg at the end. The café will be serving Easter treats, rowboats and other activities will also be available (weather permitting). Booking not necessary. Price for the trail: £1.00. Normal parking charges apply (free parking for members). Rowboats plus other activities will incur an additional charge. Not open Sun 5th. Please see here for more information.

Squirrel Nutkin’s Easter Egg Trail, Allan Bank, Cumbria, LA22 9QB. 1030 - 1630, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Follow the Allan Bank red squirrels Easter trail, find all of their hidden eggs to win a chocolately prize.£1.50 More Information: 015394 35143, allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk or see website here. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trails, Dunham Massey. 1100 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Hop along to Dunham to join in the Easter fun. Complete the Easter trail and children receive a Cadbury's chocolate Egghead as a reward! Don't forget to get your tickets from the visitor centre before heading to the garden (normal admission applies). More Information: Dunham Massey, 0161 941 1025, dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk, Normal Admission Charges Apply

Cadbury Easter Egg trails, Lyme Park. 1100 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Fabulous family trail, with a special Easter prize. Bring the family and have a go at our special house and garden easter egg trails. Follow the trail guides to find the answers to our clues. There is a special Easter prize at the end of the trail. House & garden admission applies. NT members free. There is also an additional £1 charge for each child taking part in either the house or garden trail. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Your eggsploring starts at the Ticket Office to pick up your house and garden tickets.. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Accessible routes available. Easter Egg Trails, supported by Cadbury.

Manchester Duck Race, Spinningfields. 1100 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 03 April 2015
The ducks are back. Manchester's annual Duck Race takes place on Good Friday at Leftbank, Spinningfields in support of local children's charity, Brainwave. Last year, £20,000 was raised for the charity, so let's hope we can beat it this year. The ducks race it out down the River Irwell, plus there's lots of family activities happening across Spinningfields. The Duck Race will be opened by the lovely Rowetta this year. The event is free to attend and family ducks are just £1, with a chance to win loads of great prizes. For more information please see here.

Family Easter Trails, Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire, CW12 4SD, 1100 - 1530, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Follow the Easter trail around the Hall and Garden and take home a Cadbury chocolate Egghead, CHILD £1 (per trail). More Information: Little Moreton Hall, 01260 272018, littlemoretonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. Easter Egg Trails, supported by Cadbury. Find out more here.

Williams Easter Egg Hunt, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1100 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Become an Easter eggsplore on a trail around William’s childhood garden and win a Cadbury’s Egg Head. Easter egg hunt, £1.50 More Information: Zoe Gilbert, 01900 - 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Wet weather gear if it is raining or lokks like rain! Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Suitable for children aged 4 – 11 who must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Disabled/wheelchair access avaiable. Easter Egg Trails, supported by Cadbury. For more information please see here.

Easter trail sponsored by Cadbury, Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, L40 1SG. 1100 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Take part in a trail in the garden and collect a Cadbury Egghead. £1. More Information: Rufford Old Hall, 01704 821254, ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk. Event details – Booking Not Needed, Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. for more information please see here.

Cadbury Easter egg trails, Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DZ. 1100 - 1630, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
The Easter bunny has left a special trail around the garden. Easter prize when you’ve finished. £2 per trail. Contact – 015395 60951, sizergh@nationaltrust.org.uk, for more information please see here.

Easter Bonnet Making, Speke Hall, Liverpool, L24 1XD. 1200 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 04 April 2015
Get crafty as a family and see who can create the best Easter Bonnet. Who will win the prize for the best bonnet in the parade at 4pm? More Information: Property Office, 0151 427 7231,spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk, Speke Hall Website. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Drop into the Education Room between 12pm and 4pm to have a go.. Donation of £1 per child is appreciated. All proceeds from events go towards the upkeep of Speke Hall.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, Quarry Bank Mill. 1200 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Become an ‘Eggsplorer’ and hunt for clues on the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail (£2) to get your chocolate Egghead. Event details – Booking Not Needed, Normal Admission Charges Apply, Easter Egg Trails, supported by Cadbury. For more information please see here. Please see the main property page for open and closed days.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1300 - 1600, on 03 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Search Townend garden for hidden eggs and complete the trail to win your chocolate prize! Cost – £1.50. Event details –Booking Not Needed, Normal Admission Charges Apply. For more information please see here.

Lookout, its Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry Theatre, 1100 - 1200, on 04 April 2015 - 04 April 2015
Head to The Lowry for the weekly playhouse activities, lots of family fun to be had. A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There's something new to do every Saturday morning! For more information and to check for any changes to schedule please see here.

Cadbury Easter egg trail, Acorn Bank, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP. 1100 - 1600, on 04 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
A quirky trail with a chocolate treat at its end! £1.50 per trail. More Information: Acorn Bank, 017683 61893, acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk Normal admission applies. For more information please see here.

Cadbury Easter Eggsplore - on-line booking available, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1LJ. 1100 - 1500, on 04 April 2015 - 04 April 2015
From spotting red squirrels to hunting for bugs, there’s always lots to do at Formby. Try your hand at a few activities and you’ll be rewarded with a Cadbury chocolate Egghead. Child £5 each. Please book on-line as this event usually sells out!! For more information please see here or e-mail, formbyevents@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Advisable formbyevents@nationaltrust.org.uk. Limited un-booked spaces will be available for each session on the day. Click here for tickets. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions as this activity will be outside. Registration for the egg hunt will be sign posted on site. Dogs on leads welcome. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Print off your on-line ticket to register quickly at the event. We will hold a limited number of places for those who cannot book on-line on each session as we have not had booking for this event previously. No need to book a place if you are accompanying children, unless you want your own Cadbury Easter Egg! Easter Egg Trails, supported by Cadbury

House Detectives and Bug Hunters, Wordsworth House. 1100 - 1600, on 04 April 2015 - 05 April 2015
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing house and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Event details - Booking Not Needed -Drop in any time between 11.00am-4.00pm. Free event. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: 01900 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.ukhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail, Speke Hall. 1100 - 1600, on 05 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Welcome all intrepid Eggsplorers! Venture through the grounds to solve the Easter trail and receive your Cadbury Egghead reward. cost – £2. Once you’ve completed that, why not visit the house and see if you can track down all the escaped chicks? More Information: Property Office, 0151 427 7231, spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Trail starts at the Education Room. Easter Egg Trails, supported by Cadbury. For more information please see here.

Get cooking in the kitchen, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1130 - 1530, on 06 April 2015 - 06 April 2015
Head for the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at making a traditional Cumbrian recipe. More Information: Kirsty Fairhead, 01900 824805,wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. For more information please see here.

Lambing Fortnight at the Farm, Tatton Park, on 07 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
Will you be lucky enough to see our lambs being born? This year we have synchronised our ewes to lamb within a 10 day period. Informative talks on the imminent signs of lambing by the farm staff and why not try our sheepy quiz. For more information on entry costs and times please see here.

Henry VIII is Coming to Town! Tatton Park. 1030 - 1230, on 07 April 2015 - 07 April 2015
An interactive storytelling session, followed by Tudor living history activities. Go behind the scenes of a Tudor Royal Tour. Hear about sports, games and entertainment enjoyed by King Henry VIII. Then experience what life was like in Tudor England for yourself, through a range of hands on activities. For families with children aged between 5 and 11. In association with Historic Royal Palaces, London. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Tatton Park - Telephone - 01625 374428. Timings - 10.30am - 12.30pm Cost. £10 per child, adults free of charge

Children's Cycling Boredom Busters, Tatton Park. 1000 - 1330, on 07 April 2015 - 07 April 2015

Explore farmland trails and woodland single tracks with the Rangers. Learn the fundamentals of off-road skills (including a bike safety check) and then explore the park! Bring a packed lunch. Bike helmets are compulsory. Minimum age: 8 PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. 
Contact - Tatton Park. Telephone - 01625 374428. Timings - 10.00am - 1.30pm. Cost - £10
 

Spooky stories by the fire, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1130 - 1200 & 1430 - 1500, on 07 April 2015 - 07 April 2015
Ghostly tales to tell. Get cosy by the kitchen fire as our servants tell some of the ghostly tales William and Dorothy might have enjoyed. More Information: Kirsty Fairhead, 01900 824805,wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. See here for more information.

Love Printing! Quarry Bank Mill. 1200 - 1600, on 07 April 2015 - 10 April 2015
Have fun creating Spring pictures with ink block prints. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Find out more here.

Easter Family Fun, Dunham Massey. 1200 - 1600, on 07 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
Easter Family Fun available on these dates – Tuesday, 07 April 2015, Thursday, 09 April 2015, Friday, 10 April 2015, Monday, 13 April 2015, Tuesday, 14 April 2015, Thursday, 16 April 2015, Friday, 17 April 2015. Hop along to Dunham for a range of exciting activities for families to enjoy together. Normal admission applies. Limited availability for some events, please collect a token at visitor reception. For more Information please see here or contact –  Dunham Massey, 0161 941 1025, dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Storytelling, Dunham Massey. 1100 - 1500, on 08 April 2015 - 08 April 2015
Join storyteller Helen Stewart in the dairy for Easter tales for all the family. Stories at various times between 11am and 3pm. Limited places, please collect a timed token from visitor reception on the day. House & garden ticket required. Meet at the dairy after collecting your timed token and House & garden ticket. More Information: Dunham Massey, 0161 941 1025, dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk, Normal Admission Charges Apply

Alice in Wonderland, Speke Hall. 1200 - 1700, on 08 April 2015 - 12 April 2015
Alice in Wonderland - This is your chance to escape everyday life into a magical oasis. Families can join the White Rabbit on a whirlwind adventure through Wonderland and experience Speke Hall as you've never done before. Hunt for her majesties stolen tarts on an indoor trail and join the Red Queen in a game of croquet or the Dodo in a crazy Caucus race. If running around isn't your cup of tea, why not pay a visit to the Mad Hatter's Tea Rooms and enjoy a scone or two? Donations for crafts. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: Property Office, 0151 427 7231, spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk. For more information please see here.

50 things - Wild Wednesdays, Acorn Bank. near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP. 1330 - 1530, on 08 April 2015 - 08 April 2015
Tick off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' 1 April - Birding Bonanza Bird food and watching at the hide. 8 April - Lamb walks Enjoy a walk with the new lambs. More Information: Acorn Bank, 017683 61893,acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More information can be found here.

Spooky stories by the fire, Wordsworth House, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. 1130 - 1200 & 1430 - 1500, on 09 April 2015 - 09 April 2015
Ghostly tales to tell. Get cosy by the kitchen fire as our servants tell some of the ghostly tales William and Dorothy might have enjoyed. More Information: Kirsty Fairhead, 01900 824805,wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. See here for more information.

Topps Match Attax Swap & Play Tour, Bolton Macron Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW, on 09 April 2015 - 09 April 2015
Match Attax 2015 World Championships!  Play against other collectors to see if you have what takes to become the 2015 Match Attax Master!  Swap Shop!You can swap Premier League Match Attax cards and stickers. Finish your collection or just get your favourite players!

Get Sporty at Lyme Park. 1300 - 1500, on 09 April 2015 - 09 April 2015
Try your hand at some new sports and the xplorer orienteering course around the garden. Fun taster activities for families. Join in with swingball, cricket, badminton, egg and spoon races and much more on the lawns in the garden. Garden entry fee applies. Free for members. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Normal Admission Charges Apply. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.. Your sporty adventures start in the ticket office.. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Suitable for families

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 09 April 2015 - 09 April 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Xplorer orienteering (Park), Lyme Park. 1000 - 1200, on 11 April 2015 - 11 April 2015
A great introduction to orienteering and how to use a map. Family fun exploring the park, find the markers and complete the challenge! Using a simple map, families can be active in the outdoors, be closer to nature and learn new skills too! 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 near the car park, look out for our gazebo, Dogs on leads welcome. Suitable for families

Lookout, its Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry Theatre, 1100 - 1200, on 11 April 2015 - 11 April 2015
Head to The Lowry for the weekly playhouse activities, lots of family fun to be had. A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There's something new to do every Saturday morning! For more information and to check for any changes to schedule please see here.

House Detectives and Bug Hunters, Wordsworth House. 1100 - 1600, on 11 April 2015 - 12 April 2015
Delve into the nooks and crannies of this amazing house and garden with the help of a family explorer bag. Event details - Booking Not Needed -Drop in any time between 11.00am-4.00pm. Free event. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: 01900 824805, wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.ukhttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house/

Chocolate Heaven, Tatton Park. 1030 - 1230, on 15 April 2015 - 15 April 2015
Get ready for Easter by making a range of chocolate treats in the Mansion kitchen. Explore the history and science of chocolate, whilst making a range of chocolate treats to take home and enjoy for Easter. Minimum age: 8 PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Contact - Tatton Park - Telephone - 01625 374428. Timings - 10.30am - 12.30pm. Cost - £18

Storytelling, Dunham Massey. 1100 - 1500, on 15 April 2015 - 15 April 2015
Join storyteller Helen Stewart in the dairy for Easter tales for all the family. Stories at various times between 11am and 3pm. Limited places, please collect a timed token from visitor reception on the day. House & garden ticket required. Meet at the dairy after collecting your timed token and House & garden ticket. More Information: Dunham Massey, 0161 941 1025, dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk, Normal Admission Charges Apply

Alice in wonderland, Speke Hall. 1200 - 1700, on 15 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
Alice in Wonderland - This is your chance to escape everyday life into a magical oasis. Families can join the White Rabbit on a whirlwind adventure through Wonderland and experience Speke Hall as you've never done before. Hunt for her majesties stolen tarts on an indoor trail and join the Red Queen in a game of croquet or the Dodo in a crazy Caucus race. If running around isn't your cup of tea, why not pay a visit to the Mad Hatter's Tea Rooms and enjoy a scone or two? Donations for crafts. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. More Information: Property Office, 0151 427 7231, spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk. For more information please see here.

Kite Making Workshop, Tatton Park. Various times, Booking Essential, on 16 April 2015 - 16 April 2015
Join kite experts, Mike and Fran Goddard, to design and fly your own kite. Learn the science behind kites, then be taken step-by-step to make two of your own basic kites. Once done, go out and have fun flying them in the Parkland. Suitable for families with children of all ages! PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Tatton Park - Telephone - 01625 374428. Timings - 10.15am - 11.15am or 11.45am - 12.45pm or 1.45pm - 2.45pm or 3.15pm - 4.15pm. Cost - £8

Get Sporty at Lyme Park. 1300 - 1500, on 16 April 2015 - 16 April 2015
Try your hand at some new sports and the xplorer orienteering course around the garden. Fun taster activities for families. Join in with swingball, cricket, badminton, egg and spoon races and much more on the lawns in the garden. Garden entry fee applies. Free for members. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Normal Admission Charges Apply. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.. Your sporty adventures start in the ticket office.. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Suitable for families

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 16 April 2015 - 16 April 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Spooky Spaces, Lyme Park. 1300 - 1500, on 17 April 2015 - 17 April 2015

Have you ever wondered what might be lurking behind closed doors or under the floors at Lyme Hall? We will be opening some hidden doors and telling the tales of our spooky spaces. House admission applies. NT members free. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Come to the ticket office to start your adventure. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. All ages welcome

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 23 April 2015 - 23 April 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Experitots - Make a Noise, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. 1030-1200, on 24 April 2015 - 24 April 2015
These popular creative activity sessions for under 6s use puppets and storytelling to help toddlers get the most out of our hands on science gallery, Experiment! We focus on a different topic each month. Advanced booking is recommended. To reserve your place call our learning team on 0161 833 0027 / 0161 606 0156 or email education@mosi.org.uk.

The Starlight Walk, Capesthorne Hall. 1800 - 1100, on 24 April 2015 - 24 April 2015
Kick start the festival season and join East Cheshire hospice for a night of celebration and remembrance for all the family. Choose your distance; walking one loop for 2.5k, 2 loops for 5k and 4 loops for 10k. The Starlight Walk will take you on a journey around the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall. Take your candle to light the way through the Enchanted Forest, carry your pebble of remembrance along Memory Lane and personalise your paper lantern which will light the Homeward Straight and welcome you back to the Field of Celebration. Wellies, waterproofs and sunglasses are a must and prizes will be awarded to those most embracing the festival dress code! Find out more here.

Starlight Walk, Macclesfield - East Cheshire Hospice, on 24 April 2015 - 24 April 2015
Kick start the festival season and join East Cheshire hospice for a night of celebration and remembrance for all the family. Choose your distance; walking one loop for 2.5k, 2 loops for 5k and 4 loops for 10k. The Starlight Walk will take you on a journey around the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall. Take your candle to light the way through the Enchanted Forest, carry your pebble of remembrance along Memory Lane and personalise your paper lantern which will light the Homeward Straight and welcome you back to the Field of Celebration. Wellies, waterproofs and sunglasses are a must and prizes will be awarded to those most embracing the festival dress code! To find out more and sign up please see here.

Low Level Canopy Camp, The Footprint, Windermere, Cumbria., on 25 April 2015 - 26 April 2015
An inspiring weekend woodland experience sleeping outdoors cosy in a hammock, starlit skies, and campfire cooking. Join us for a wonderful weekend, learning to cook on a camp fire, eat delicious food, make cordage from natural materials, enjoy relaxed conversation and storytelling before snuggling down in hammocks amongst the trees in the beautiful woodlands at St.Catherines. Wake to the sounds of the woodland and enjoy a fireside breakfast. This event runs from 11am on Saturday until 12pm on Sunday. ADULT £70 (inc. evening meal and breakfast), CHILD £35 (additional children £30. Gareth and Ro Thomas, 07702 256 425,gareth@woodmatters.org.uk For more information please see here.

Woollen woods in Bloom, Rufford Old Hall, Near Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1SG. 1100 - 1700, on 25 April 2015 - 30 April 2015
The mature trees surrounding one of Lancashire’s finest Tudor buildings will be hosting an enchanting outdoor art installation supporting The Campaign for Wool. Details on how to become involved are available here – http://voluntaryartsweek.org/lancashire-woollen-woods More Information: Rufford Old Hall, 01704 821254, ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. for more information please see here.

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 30 April 2015 - 30 April 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Xplorer orienteering (Park), Lyme Park. 1000 - 1200, on 02 May 2015 - 02 May 2015
A great introduction to orienteering and how to use a map. Family fun exploring the park, find the markers and complete the challenge! Using a simple map, families can be active in the outdoors, be closer to nature and learn new skills too! 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 near the car park, look out for our gazebo, Dogs on leads welcome. Suitable for families

Kites at the Cage, Lyme Park. 1100 - 1600, on 02 May 2015 - 04 May 2015
Bring your own kite to show off your skills in our mass kite flying event at the Cage. 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 up at the Cage to show off your skills. Great for children and all the family.

Woollen woods in Bloom, Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, L40 1SG. 1100 - 1700, on 02 May 2015 - 05 May 2015
The mature trees surrounding one of Lancashire’s finest Tudor buildings will be hosting an enchanting outdoor art installation supporting The Campaign for Wool. Details on how to become involved are available here – http://voluntaryartsweek.org/lancashire-woollen-woods More Information: Rufford Old Hall, 01704 821254, ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk. Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. for more information please see here.

A Victorian May Day, Quarry Bank Mill. 1100 - 1600, on 04 May 2015 - 04 May 2015
Celebrate May Day with traditional entertainment including Swing Boats, Punch and Judy, Maypole dancing and much more. Free event (normal admission charges apply) Find out more here.

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 07 May 2015 - 07 May 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 14 May 2015 - 14 May 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

Experitots - Things That Fly, Museum of Science and Industry. 1000 - 1230, on 15 May 2015 - 15 May 2015
These popular creative activity sessions for under 6s use puppets and storytelling to help toddlers get the most out of our hands on science gallery, Experiment! We focus on a different topic each month. Advanced booking is recommended. To reserve your place call our learning team on 0161 833 0027 / 0161 606 0156 or email education@mosi.org.uk.

The Tatton Park Country Show, 1000 - 1700, on 16 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone, with a range of arena entertainment including The Knights of the Damned Jousting Team, Terrier Racing, Birds of Prey Flying Displays, Devilstick Peat Childrens’ Entertainer plus Circus Skills Workshop, and Have-A-Go Dog Scurry. On Sunday, the Companion Dog Show will be on and much more including skilled craftsmen demonstrating their rural skills. There will also be a delightful range of arts, crafts and gift marquees. The event will be fully catered and there will be a licensed bar. Open 10am - 5pm. Adults £7.50, Concessions £6, Children (5-16) £3, Family (2 adults and 3 children) £19. www.oakleighfairs.co.uk. Tel 01206 263088

Bubble Rush, Oulton Park Race Circuit. 1500 - 1900, on 16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Saturday 16th May 2015 from 1pm, Oulton Park Race Circuit - get ready for the BUBBLE RUSH! Bubble Rush is a new event for East Cheshire Hospice and we are delighted to have so many people registered already. Places to the event are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Adult entry to Bubble Rush costs £25 and includes your registration pack, Bubble Rush t-shirt, entry to Bubble Rush, entertainment throughout the afternoon, and your own medal when you cross the finish line! Children aged 10 or under can register for just £10. To find out more information and sign up please see here.

A Taste of Townend, Townend, Cumbria, LA23 1LB. 1330 - 1600, on 21 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.Free event (normal admission charges apply) More Information: Emma Wright, 015394 32628,emma.rudkin@nationaltrust.org.uk. Find out more here.

The Lost Festival, Burrs Country Park, Bury. 1600 - 2100, on 22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
The Lost Carnival is an immersive theatre experience that invites families to step into a world unlike any other. It will appear in Burrs Country Park in Bury on the evenings of 22/23/24/25 May 2015. The carnival will be open from 4-9pm, with the audience entering on timed tickets. Tickets cost £10 per person (under 3s go free). Carnival goers should dress for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes. Tickets will go on sale on 20th January. To keep up to date with news of the Lost Carnival, visit www.thelostcarnival.org.uk

Scarecrow Festival, Quarry Bank Mill 1200 - 1600, on 23 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
This year's Scarecrows will be familiar to all those who love a good story! Find them all on the scarecrow trail which leads through the garden, grounds and Styal Village. (50p per trail). (normal admission charges apply) Please see the main property page for open and closed days. 

Scarecrow Spoon Puppets, Quarry Bank Mill. 1200 - 1600, on 25 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Come and make a scarecrow spoon puppet inspired by the Scarecrow Festival! Free event (normal admission charges apply) Please see the main property page for open and closed days.

Children's Cycling Boredom Busters, Tatton Park. 1000 - 1330, on 26 May 2015 - 26 May 2015
Explore farmland trails and woodland single tracks with the Rangers. Learn the fundamentals of off-road skills (including a bike safety check) and then explore the park! Bring a packed lunch. Bike helmets are compulsory. Minimum age: 8 PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Tatton Park. Telephone - Telephone - 01625 374428. Timings - Timings - 10.00am - 1.30pm. Cost - £10

We're Going on a Bear Hunt! Tatton Park. 1030 - 1200, on 27 May 2015 - 27 May 2015
Bring your teddy bear and join us in Tatton's Gardens for a morning of story, rhyme and song. Suitable for families with children aged 6 and below. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Contact Tatton Park. Telephone - 01625 374428. Timings - 10.30am - 12.00pm. Cost - £6 per child, adults free of charge

Sheep Shearing at the Farm, Tatton Park. 1200 - 1700 (Last Entry 1600), on 30 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
See our sheep being sheared at Tatton Home Farm by local sheep shearer, David Norcott, ready for the start of summer. Contact - Tatton Park. Telephone - 01625 374400. Timings - 12pm-5pm (last entry 4pm). Cost - normal entry price; park car entry charge £5

Formby's Footprints Walk, on 02 June 2015 - 02 June 2015
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts. More Information: event information, please e-mail, formbyevents@nationaltrust.org.uk Event details - Booking Essential on-line £5. Click here for ticketsNormal Admission Charges Apply. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and the terrain. Meet by the notice board on Victoria Road. Dogs on leads welcome. Children aged 12 and over welcome. To find out more, as tickets sell out quickly please see here.  

Experitots - Materials, Museum of Science and Industry. 1030 - 1200, on 19 June 2015 - 19 June 2015
These popular creative activity sessions for under 6s use puppets and storytelling to help toddlers get the most out of our hands on science gallery, Experiment! We focus on a different topic each month. Advanced booking is recommended. To reserve your place call our learning team on 0161 833 0027 / 0161 606 0156 or email education@mosi.org.uk.

The Breastfeeding Festival, Salford Royal Hospital, 1000 - 1700, on 27 June 2015 - 28 June 2015

The Breastfeeding Festival is about celebrating, promoting and normalising breastfeeding. We have some amazing speakers lined up, talking about a wide range of breastfeeding topics, including tongue tie, alcohol and drugs, breastfeeding past a year and much more. There will be many fabulous stalls, a sling library and lots of children’s activities. All the family are welcome! Only £10 for a day ticket, £15 for the weekend, only one ticket needed per household. See Facebook, Twitter and our webpage for further details and link to buy tickets. Facebook – TheBreastfeedingFestival#BFFestManc, http://breastfeedingfestival.com


Experitots - Big Machines, Museum of Science and Industry. 1030-1200, on 10 July 2015 - 10 July 2015
These popular creative activity sessions for under 6s use puppets and storytelling to help toddlers get the most out of our hands on science gallery, Experiment! We focus on a different topic each month. Advanced booking is recommended. To reserve your place call our learning team on 0161 833 0027 / 0161 606 0156 or email education@mosi.org.uk.

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