Event Diary

Important events

Spooky World, Fun by day. Applejacks Adventure Farm. 1100 - 1600, on 10 October 2014 - 09 November 2014
Billed as ‘more spooky than scary’, this is a great event for all the family with pumpkin carving and a ‘Spooky Show’, plus ghoulish characters waiting to make you jump! As well as all the Halloween activities, the usual attractions such as corn cannon, archery, jumping pillow and roller skating are included in the entrance fee. Applejacks Adventure Park, Stretton Road, Warrington, WA4 4NW More info here

Scarecrow Trail, Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2EB, on 18 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
For just £1 you can follow the scarecrows dotted around the site and hidden in each of the shops and activities. Write the name of each scarecrow on the form and then hand it back into where you bought it from. You will then be entered into  a free prize drawer to win some great things from the shops taking part. This years theme is ‘farmyard’ so look out for everything from tractors to animals.  Why not find the hidden pumpkins too! This is a smaller trail which if you fill in the names of each hidden pumpkin on the form you can receive a sweet treat from The Chocolate Box on the day of playing. Each pumpkin has its own name tag but they could be anywhere around the site!


The Crocky Horror Show, Crocky Trail. 1730 Onwards, on 21 October 2014 - 01 November 2014
This year the Crocky Trail are once again putting on a fantastic scarefest for Halloween!  The trail has been transformed into a nightmare full of live actors, terrifying sets and props and also includes death defying stunt riders, performing their mesmerising Wall of Death stunt show. The Crocky Dungeon is full of ghoulish shrieks and surprises that will have the whole family jumping with fright and giggling with delight! This is a fantastic event, most suited to families with children over 10, those younger that are going should avoid the Crocky Dungeon! Shows start from 6pm, finish at 9pm and take place on October 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th Final nights, with fireworks October 31st and November 1st 2014. Mums in the Know readers can claim an early bird booking discount of 20% off by using the code MITKHORROR when booking online, simply click here to find out more and get booking! Offer ts&cs- Not to be used with any other promotional offer. Offer expires 24th October.Redeemable Online Only. Not valid on Gate.

Manchester Science Festival 2014, Manchester., on 23 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
A burst of creation, experimentation and wonder. This is science. Manchester Science Festival fuses art and science, creating stunning installations, experimental theatre and intriguing exhibitions that will engage and inspire the most curious of minds across Greater Manchester. Join the 3D printing revolution, build the world's largest fractal, discover a dress of glass and flame and enjoy comedy, theatre, music and more. See the full festival programme on the Manchester Science Festival website

3D Printing, MOSI. 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00, on 23 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
From replacement body parts to space exploration vehicles or even an entirely 3D printed house, the possible uses of this new technology are seemingly endless. Join our Explainers in the 3D printing exhibition to see a real 3D printer in action and let them be your guide to one of the fastest growing areas of science in the world today.

Self-lead scavenger hunt, Coombes Valley. 0900 - 1700, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014

This trail will require the assistance of specialised sorcerers to collect natural ingredients and magic words hidden around the enchanted trail. Explore the brand new Fairy Village, Den building area and Storytelling Circle before returning to the Mud kitchen and conjuring a magic potion saving Coombes! And don’t forget to claim a spooky Halloween treat! £4 per child with 20% off for members, children bring your adults for free! Available 9:00 – 5:00 every day throughout the half term. 


Half Price Entry to Knowsley Safari Park, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Here’s our MITK Liverpool offer for HALF PRICE entry for the fabulous Knowsley Safari Park over the half term. Valid from Saturday 25th October up to and including Sunday 2nd November 2014. You can show the voucher on your phone or print out! Just click here to get your voucher

The Big Family Play Date, The Lowry. Various Times., on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Pop up versions or activities from a selection of venues from the Salford and Trafford Family Network showcasing elements of their venue on one specifc day over the Festival. This event is great for families because A chance for families to try new activities in familiar environments or to see familiar events in different spaces. Suitable for children of all ages. This is a free event. Suitable for ages: All

Hubble, bubble, toil & trouble, Eureka! 1000 - 1700, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Join the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls for a week of Halloween fun.

Ghosts in the Garden, Tatton Park. Normal Opening Times Apply, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Go ghost hunting in the gardens this half-term but be prepared to be (slightly) scared as you track them down. There will be spooky story telling in the eerie Tower garden at weekends. A visit to the Gardens at this time of year isn't complete without the gardener's amazing annual display of autumn vegetables. Save money by buying a Totally Tatton Ticket allowing entry to 3 of the following attractions over half-term (the Gardens, Mansion, Farm and haunted Old Hall). Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £27.50. Single entry Adult £6, Child £4, Family £16. Opening times for various parts of Tatton Park differ, see here to plan your visit - http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/visit/times_and_prices.aspx

Halloween at Stockley Farm, Arley . 1000 - 1600, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Head in to the scary straw maze and play trick or treat with the Wicked Witch, Take part in our fancy dress competition for your chance to win a prize. Carve your own petrifying pumpkin (small charge) and let us clear up the mess! Help to dress up our ponies in creepy (yet cute!) Halloween costumes. Feeling a little spooked out? Cuddle up to our small pets during our Pets’ Corner sessions. So much to do and you can also make use of a MITK Discount Voucher which admits one child for FREE! Stockley Farm, Stockley Working Farm, Arley, Northwich, CW9 6LZ More info and voucher here 

Captain #HookedOnMusic, MOSI. 11:00 12:00 13:00 and 14:00, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Music plays with our emotions, memories and expectations in a fascinating way. Join MOSI’s resident expert, Captain #Hooked, to explore how music moves, soothes and inspires us. Then, share your favourite songs, dance and discover the musical hooks in our desert island playlist.

The #HookedOnMusic Quiz Show, MOSI. 11:30 12:30 13:30 and 14:30, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
How good are you at remembering the world’s catchiest tunes? Can you tell your ABBA from your Elbow? Join our Quiz-Master and take part in a frantic, funny and fast-paced gameshow.

Fright Fest - Crow Wood Spooky Trail, Lyme Park. 1100 - 1500, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Seek out spooky crows and creepy crawlies this Halloween, on a self guided trail around Crow Wood. Get in touch with your inner goblin this Halloween'Are you brave enough to follow the spooky trail around Crow Wood? Grab one from the Information Centre or Coffee shop. All ages welcome. Vehicle admission applies, NT members park free.

The Jungle Disco, MOSI. 11:30 12:30 13:30 and 14:30, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
The residents of Animal Island have gotten a bit lazy and a little out of shape. Join Roary the Lion, the King of the Jungle, for this hilarious, energetic and interactive storytelling session and help get the inhabitants fit ready for the Big Jungle Disco.

Hallowe'en Hauntings at the Old Hall, Tatton Park. 1200 - 1700, on 25 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
I'll bet you're not scared when you visit the Horrendously Haunted Old Hall. So drag along those fearful friends and groaning grown ups and show them how brave you are. Meet our spirits and spectres. Which is real and what is not? Will you get the feeling of being watched? Are the ghosts fiendishly friendly or terrifyingly terrible? Are they especially spiteful or simply simperingly soft? It's up to you to find out, if you dare, by helping us haunt the hall. BE WARNED – YOU COULD BE REALLY SCARED! Some people may find the haunted hall ever so frightening but that's half the fun. Isn't it? Solve the Horrible History Mystery and Quiz. Story telling. Face Painting and Mask Making. Adult £6, Child £4.50, Family £17. Open 12pm to 5pm (last entry 4pm). Save money by buying a Totally Tatton Ticket allowing entry to 3 of the following attractions over half term (the Gardens, Mansion, Farm and haunted Old Hall) Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £27.50.

Solve the Mansion Mystery Week, Tatton Park. 1200 - 1600, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Don your deerstalker, pick up your magnifying glass and solve the case of the missing Mansion treasure. Follow a trail of clues, sharpening your detective skills as you go, but be wary of dead ends! Steel yourself for some surprises along the way. A fun family quiz throughout the week. Save money by buying a Totally Tatton Ticket allowing entry to 3 of the following attractions over half-term (the Gardens, Mansion, Farm and haunted Old Hall) Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £27.50. Single entry Adult £6, Child £4, Family £16.

3D Glasses Workshop, MOSI. 1400 - 1630, on 25 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Let us take you on a journey to the 3rd Dimension. Make your own 3D glasses and use them to see the world from an unusual and fascinating perspective.

Special Offer at The Ice Rink Media City 1100-2100hrs, on 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Get your skates on for this season’s magical new Ice Rink at MediaCityUK. Come along and get into the festive spirit at the stunning Ice Rink situated on the Piazza, in the heart of MediaCityUK

Half-term week specials at The Ice Rink & The Lodge at MediaCityUK -Free drinks for the family when purchasing valid ice rink tickets. Please quote: Lodgemum to redeem (tea or coffee for Mum & Dad & soft drink for children) Free goodie bag with every children’s ice rink ticket purchased.

Monday- Friday £5 adults, £5 Children under 16 Saturday & Sunday- £7 adults, £5 Children under 16

Terms & Conditions: The above offers are only valid from Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October. Drinks & goodie bags are redeemable with a valid ice rink ticket (must have that days date on it & all eligible participants must have a valid ticket of their own to redeem). Please redeem at The Lodge-  next  to The Ice Rink.

 

Halloween Spooktacular, Red House Farm,, on 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Halloween with a twist; we avoid the fright aspect and instead focus on offering a fun, safe and friendly place to visit, where children can join in the festivities of Halloween without any of the tears or the nightmares!  Includes all the very best activities with the maize maze, barrel train ride, giant inflatable slide, bouncy castle, trampoline & climbing wall. We will also be offering pumpkin carving and additional craft activities!   On Friday 31st October, Jennie from Parsley Pie Art club will be running great art and craft sessions throughout the day with a specific Halloween theme (additional charge applies).  Get dressed up, and enjoy some wholesome family fun!  £6.95 per child (all main activities) / £3.50 (pumpkin carving and activities) / £9.95 combo ticket (main activities + pumpkin carving) / Adults and toddlers (2 and under) go free

Spooky Bake & Play, Marple Garden Centre, on 27 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Dress up and join the fun in the restaurant for a spooky baking session. You will get to make and decorate your very own spooky gingerbread men, and participate in lots of ghoulish games! Each session lasts for 90 minutes and is suitable for 3-8 year olds.  £4.95 per child and must be booked in advance here.  There is also a small children's soft play area and miniature train. Dooley Lane, Otterspool, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7HE    

Ice Age Science: Mammoths, mega boulders and microscopes, The University of Manchester. 1100 - 1300, on 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014

Meet the scientists at The University of Manchester who study ice age animals, plants, and landscapes. Take part in fun activities including cave painting and ice age Top Trumps. See fossils from the Museum’s collections to learn about ice age giants such as the mammoth and woolly rhino. Use microscopes to see fossil pollen from ancient plants. Take a guided tour to hear the fascinating story of the giant boulder in the Old Quad behind the Museum. Part of Manchester Science Festival, supported by Siemens.
Price: Places limited, Book in advance on 0161 275 2648 or museum@manchester.ac.uk, some spaces available to sign up on the day, free, all ages

Woolly Animals, Manchester Museum. 1100 - 1600, on 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014

Visit 'Siberia: At the Edge of the World' and discover the science on how some animals survive in such a cold climate. Be inspired by bears and mammoths and create some animals of your own. Part of Manchester Science Festival, supported by Siemens. Price: Drop-in, free, all ages

Spectacular Stars, Jodrell Bank. 11:30 12:30 14:30 and 15:30, on 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Discover how stars are born, why they are different colours, what a star is made from and what happens when a star dies. The show will include a gravity defying live demonstration and there might even be a few loud bangs.

Autumn Spooktacular at the Mill, Quarry Bank. 1200 - 1600, on 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Decorate your own trick or treat bag at this free craft activity and follow the Halloween trail through the Mill. 50p per trail. Normal entry fees to Quarry Bank Mill apply. For more info click here

Hare Hill National Trust, Half Term Fun, Various Times, on 28 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Come and help us celebrate the end of the season with spooky activities at Hare Hill! Saturday and Sunday, 1st and 2nd November, 11-4. And a self-led trail of the garden all week from Tuesday 28th October.

Emily Brown and The Thing, The Lowry. Various Times., on 28 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
Something is keeping Emily Brown awake… One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can’t get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing’s cuddly… his bedtime milk… his medicine… But nothing seems to help him settle. Book Tickets Here.

Farm Conker Championship, Tatton Park. Starts 1130, on 28 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
The perfect event for autumn half-term. The New Conker Class is open to novices keen to `have a go’ and test their conker playing potential. Conkers supplied for this class. Seasoned Conker Class is recommended for those with some conker playing experience. Please bring your own seasoned conkers which must be pre-strung. Conker fun starts 11.30am when you can choose and individualise your conker. First competition starts 1.30pm. Save money by buying a Totally Tatton Ticket allowing entry to 3 of the following attractions over half-term (the Gardens, Mansion, Farm and haunted Old Hall). Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £27.50. Single entry £6, Child £4, Family £16.

Emily Brown & The Thing, The Lowry. 1130 & 1330, on 28 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
What’s really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get any sleep? Find out in this brand new magical, musical show by Tall Stories, creators of the hugely popular Gruffalo stage show, and based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton. Showing from 28th Oct- 2nd Nov 2014 with performances at 1130 & 1330 at The Lowry. Click here for details- http://www.thelowry.com/event/emily-brown-and-the-thing

Kids Cookery Club, Cheshire Cookery School, The Cheshire Cookery School (Part of COD Electrical) LM Business Park, Norman Road, Altrincham, WA14 4EP, 1000-1500, on 29 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
This fab club for kids aged 6 - 13 years.   Each day  the children will learn about ingredients, baking, cooking from around the world, bread & pasta and more.   The Children will eat what they make for lunch (and take anything left over home if you’d like). Lunch & drinks are provided on all days.  Book individual days for £45 each or book 3 days at a special discounted rate of £110.  Contact Lisa on 0161 928 5120  or email info@thcheshirecookeryschool.com to book places.  For more info, visit the website here: www.thecheshirecookeryschool.com.

Halloween Ghost Trains, East Lancashire Railway. 1730-2100, on 30 October 2014 - 01 November 2014
Get ready for spooky surprises and frightening fun as ghosts and goblins join you for a ride on the East Lancashire Railway’s Halloween Ghost Trains! Hop aboard one of the Ghost Trains for a steam powered journey through spooky tunnels and abandoned stations for an evening of family friendly entertainment. There’s funny monsters and spooks, poltergeist parades, a haunted steam train ride, creepy craft workshops, a terrifyingly tasty BBQ and much more! Dare you take a ride into the unknown? Visit www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk or call 0161 764 7790 for more information and to book tickets click here. Train times start from 1730 to 2100.

Magic Carpet: Frogs, a tadpoles tale, Manchester Museum. 1030-1130 & 1130-1230, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014

Story making and activity sessions, for toddlers up to 5yrs and their families/carers (Young babies welcome with older siblings). Join us for ‘Frogs, a tadpole’s tail’, and find out more about the life cycle of frogs, and how they grow from being a tadpole and how they survive; as well as an opportunity to visit the Museum’s Vivarium where you can see some live animals.
Price: Book on 0161 275 2648 (from a week before), free, under 5s and their families/carers

Toddler Mornings, Dandy Farm, Adlington 10.00-12.00, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Take your little ones to pet the little horses, brush, groom and put ribbons in their manes and tails, paint their hoofs with glitter and get real hands on experience with these beautiful little horses. The smallest horse,  Angel, is only 29 inches high and she absolutely loves children – what a wonderful and safe way to introduce your preschoolers to horses.  There is also a chance for tots to ride on Whitney on both dates. Older siblings welcome too. The sessions only cost £10 and tea & coffee are available for all parents and carers.  To book email Sarah-Jane at dandyfarm@gmail.com or call Mobile:07832 127 433   Home:01625 569004 Dandy Farm American Miniature Horses UK, Mill Lane, Adlington, Cheshire, SK10 4LF

Fright Fest - Terrfiying Tales in the Cage, Lyme Park. 1200 - 12:45, 1330 - 1415 and 1430 - 1515, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Get your knees knocking and spine tingling with Terrifying Tales in the Cage, told by a professional storyteller. Have knee knocking, spine chilling fun in the medieval Cage, with tales told by a professional storyteller. We promise not to lock you in over night! Booking essential, 3 sittings at 45 mins each. £2 per child. Vehicle charge applies, NT members park free.

SpookyWoo Spectacular, Altrincham, 1200-1900, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
A massive empty shop unit in Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter, next to Rackhams (4 George Street) will be converted into a ‘graveyard’ for this Halloween spectacular! Admission is just 50p. There will be a range of entertainment, games, competitions and activities aimed at children, hot food at The Graveyard Grill (a.k.a. Oxford Road Cafe), magical potions / fresh fruit cocktails on tap at The Bubbling Cauldron (a.k.a. 24 The Downs), cakes & goodies from Fab Patisserie & Lulu Macaron and Trick or Treat sweeties from Candy Creations and Gummy Worm. Trafford Sound will be filling the ‘graveyard’ with haunting sounds and mystical music and we will be entertained by a variety of amateur and professional entertainers.  Click here for more info.  


Family Fun Afternoon: Bugs and Pests, John Rylands Library. 1300 - 1600, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
As part of Manchester Science Festival, join us for minibeast crafts.

Woodland Wizardry: A Coombes Halloween, Coombes Valley. 1500 - 1800, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014

Calling all witches, wizards, sorcerers and spell casters, Coombes need your help! Head along to this ultimate annual family Halloween event dressed in your best witch’s or wizard’s robes and enjoy the brand new cosy Yurt while making broomsticks and wands before venturing into the magical woodlands. Where there will be the chance for spooky stop-offs around the brand new Natural play trail, the enchanting Fairy village, Storytelling circle and mighty Den building area. Collect the magic ingredients needed for a magical potion and learn about the fascinating wildlife at Coombes. Don’t forget some special Halloween goodies for successful witches and wizards! £5 per child with a special ‘adults go free’ offer and 20% off for members. For more information and to book contact coombes.valley@rspb.org.uk or phone: 01538 384 017.


Funtime Kids Halloween Fancy Dress Party, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
4pm-6pm Spooky Party Games, Disco with Absolute Kids, Creepy Menu all for standard admission price! Guest list only, secure your place by booking in advance to info@funtimekids.co.uk

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

Halloween Party Aldeli 1700-1900hrs, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014

Halloween Party at the Deli ;Apple bopping ,Hotdogs and chips,Facepainting and games.Prizes for the scariest costumes £5 a ticket per child, adults go free. Bookings now being taken. Tel: 01625 587509 or email ilanahigham@me.com. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Halloween Spooktacular, Antz in Your Pantz, Unit 8, Crown Ind. Est. Canal Road Timperley WA14 1TF, 1800-2000, on 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Join our Halloween party including spooky disco, biscuit decorating, lucky dip boxes, spooky trail and best dressed competitions.  All children will also receive one of our trick or treat party bags .  Prebook your tickets.  Costs: Over 3's £7.50; Under 3's £6.50; Under 1's £2.50

Christmas Shopping Fair, Tatton Park. 1030 - 1700, on 01 November 2014 - 02 November 2014
It's an early chance to look for those special Christmas gifts for all the family and ideas for presents not usually found in High Street shops

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/

Halloween Event, Walton Park, Walton Rd, Sale, M33 4FG, 1630-1900, on 01 November 2014 - 01 November 2014
The miniature railway is turned into a ghost train for the evening, and there will be kids' rides, refreshments and scary fun! Bring a torch as it gets very dark! Entry is free

Halloween at Knowsley Safari Park. 1700 - 1930, on 01 November 2014 - 01 November 2014
Join us on Saturday the 1st of November for an evening of truly creepy wild encounters. Get up close and personal with our beautiful owls, fruit bats and a Flight of the Talons Halloween special. Tickets include food and drink. The event begins at 5pm and finishes at around 7:30pm. TICKETS ARE £10 PER PERSON FOR MEMBERS AND £12 PER PERSON FOR NON-MEMBERS,

Cheadle’s Big Bang Charity Bonfire and Firework Extravaganza, Cheadle College, Cheadle Hulme 17.30-21.00, on 01 November 2014 - 01 November 2014
Hosted by the Cheadle & Gatley Round Table in aid of the Together Trust. The event looks to be great with an award winning firework display. It is recognised as one of the best bonfire and firework events in Manchester and also includes fairground attractions and refreshments. The site opens at 17.30, at 18.15 there is a kids fancy dress competition, at 19.00 there is a kids firework display, the bonfire lit at 19.20 and then the grand firework display at 20.15. Tickets cost £6 for advance single (£7 on gate) and £20 for advance group (admits 4 people; £24 on gate). For tickets please either contact fundraising@togethertrust.org.uk  or 0161 283 4822 or click on the link to purchase tickets on www.cheadlesbigbang.com

2014 Fireworks & Halloween Spooktacular, Altrincham Kersal Rugby Club, Stelfox Ave, Timperley, from1900, on 01 November 2014 - 01 November 2014
This year sees our first Fireworks and Halloween Spooktacular with fun for all the family. Gates open at 6pm and, for the first time ever, we have TWO fantastic fireworks displays. The kids display will start at 7pm. We also welcome, for the first time, The Villains. A live four piece band who will be putting their rock twist on some classics and some current pop hits too. With the usual fun fair, BBQ and licensed bars its sure to be a great night for all the family.  Adults 12 and over - £8 / Under 12's and OAPs - £5.  More info call 0161 973 9157

NCT Nearly New Sale & Christmas Fair, The Grammar, Marlborough Road, Bowdon, WA14 2RS, 1100-1300, on 02 November 2014 - 02 November 2014
In addition to our usual high quality nearly new sale, there will be a number of local craft stalls selling hand made gifts. Grab a bargain and start Christmas shopping! Open to NCT members from 10.30.  Entry is £1.50.  Prams are welcome in the sale room from 12pm (although they can be left in the foyer prior to 12pm). Sale Sling Library will be on hand to lend slings if needed.  Registration for sellers is open now (until 19 Oct) - a sellers pack is £3 & contains all the information you need and your labels.   Label all your goods and then take them to the venue at the designated time. We will then do all the rest! After the sale, either collect your unsold items (or leave them to be donated) and we will send you a cheque for your sold items minus our commission.  Items accepted for sale include: Clothing (baby, child and maternity); Toys, books and Cds/DVDs (no soft toys please); Nursery furniture; Baby and maternity equipment and Prams and Pushchairs.      

Hansel and Gretel. The Lowry. 1100 and 1400, on 02 November 2014 - 02 November 2014
You're sure to be tempted by this deliciously scary story of a tango dancing witch and her irresistible recipe for an edible house. Follow two brave and resourceful children as they take the path deep into the woods in this atmospheric, funny and free-spirited retelling of one of the most popular and powerful of all fairy tales, presented by Red Earth. Join us to taste the shivery delights of a classic tale well told.

Fireworks Spectacular, Barton Square, Trafford Centre, 1800-1900, on 02 November 2014 - 02 November 2014
Pop the date in your diary and get ready with the “oohs” and “aahs” as our Fireworks Spectacular returns to Barton Square.  More details will be added to their website nearer the time.

A Night Of Debauchery ! Cocktail Night at Belle Epoque, on 03 November 2014 - 03 November 2014
To celebrate the launch of the new cocktail menu head down to Knutford's Belle Epoque. More info and Tickets for this event here or email info@thebelleepoque.co

Ladies Night and Shopping Night at the Riflemans !, on 04 November 2014 - 04 November 2014
Ladies Pamper and Shopping night at the Riflemans.  £5 to include mince pie and glass of mulled wine! Email: Valerie kilbycaterers@hotmail.co.uk for information or reserve your ticket

Bonfire & Fireworks, Trafford MV Rugby & Cricket Clubs, Finny Bank Rd, Off Gleblands Rd, Sale, M33 6LR, from 1800, on 05 November 2014 - 05 November 2014

Annual Bonfire & fireworks, Cake and sweet Stall, Burgers and Mulled Wine available.  Gates open at 6.00pm. Fire lit at 6.30pm and Fireworks at 7.15pm.  £5 Adult tick; £3 child ticket & £15 Family ticket

Bowdon Bonfire & Fireworks, Bowdon Cricket Hockey and Squash Club, South Downs Road Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 3DT, 1800-2200, on 05 November 2014 - 05 November 2014
46th Annual Bowdon Bonfire!  Book tickets before 5 Nov to claim early bird discount - just click here.  Amusements, BBQ, refreshments, bonfire, fireworks, children's rides & licensed bar.  Children's Firework display at 7pm (less bangs, lots of colours!), 7.20pm bonfire will be lit with the guy, 8pm 2nd Firework Display, 8.45pm grand firework display to music.  Tickets: kids (3-13yrs) £8 on the gate (£5 in advance); adults (14yrs +) £15 on the gate (£10 in advance) & families (2 adults / 2 kids) £40 on the gate (£25 in advance).

Woodford Community Centre Bonfire, Woodford 18.00-21.00, on 05 November 2014 - 05 November 2014
A brilliant family night out with a separate children’s firework display, a huge bonfire, and a main firework show. There are also fairground rides, hot food, gluwein and lots of snacks. Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, children’s display at 7pm and the main display at 7.45pm. Car parking is free at Woodford Garden Centre. Tickets are available from Budgens Store Woodford, BrickMarket Moor Lane Woodford, The Davenport Arms Pub Woodford. Ink and Toner World Moss Lane Bramhall  and the Community Centre itself. Family ticket (2 Adults and 3 Children) £20  all other tickets £5 each.

Bonfire Night at The Horse & Jockey, Chorlton Green, 1830 - 2130, on 05 November 2014 - 05 November 2014
Bonfire night will see flocks of people gather on Chorlton Green to enjoy not one, but two of Chorlton's largest firework displays, put on by the Horse and Jockey. The Bootleg Brewery will also be serving their limited edition treacle stout, Treason & Plot.  The drink will be a perfect accompaniment to the array of traditional bonfire food that will be available on the Green.  Those less tempted by ale will be able to get their fill of mulled cider and wine on the four terrace bars.  Come &  enjoy this free event. Fireworks starts at 7pm for the kids and 9pm for the big kids.

Jolly Jacks Multi Sensory Play, Dizzy Rascals, Poynton 10.00-12.00, on 06 November 2014 - 06 November 2014
Multi sensory play sessions including free play in the play centre. Under 18 mths 10am-10.45 & 14mths and above 11.15-12.00.  Each session costs £5.5o.

Toddler Tales, John Rylands Library. 1130 - 1030, on 06 November 2014 - 06 November 2014
Come and join us in our cosy corner and pull up a cushion. Enjoy great stories, songs and other fun activities. Just drop in! Suitable for ages 0 - 5

The Manchester Christmas Lights Switch On, 1930 - onwards, on 07 November 2014 - 07 November 2014
Head to Manchester City Centre for the wonderful Christmas Lights Switch on, this year is full of family friendly entertainment, so perfect for all the family! Comedy favourite and true Mancunian Jason Manford is leading the star line up and will be joined by rising stars Collabro -the winners of this year's Britain's Got Talent. Hollywood superstar Warwick Davis will also appear ahead of his appearance in the Opera House's production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Stars of the sensational hit production of Shrek the Musical will appear on stage before the swamp dwelling ogre treads the boards at the Palace Theatre from 2 December. Local X-Factor star and singer Shayne Ward will perform, alongside stars of the future, The Piccadillys. The brand new girl group were the winners of a talent competition by Key 103 to find the next chart toppers - and Shayne was part of the judging panel. CBBC favourites Hacker and Dodge will appear on stage with presenter Katie Thistleton. Notoriously unpredictable, these all round cheeky-canine-chappies are ones not to be missed and never fail to bring a raucously memorable show! The switch-on wouldn'of course not be complete without the dramatic finale of a 10 minute firework extravaganza, always entertaining for the kids and adults alike! Please note, once Albert Square reaches capacity access into the area will be restricted. A number of road closures will be in place on the evening - full details to be released.

BabyCalm Baby Led Weaning Workshop, Timperley Community Centre, Park Rd, Timperley, WA15, 1000-1300, on 08 November 2014 - 08 November 2014

.This 3 hour workshop is designed to introduce parents to the concept of baby led weaning, a method of introducing food to your baby following their lead and cues. Your BabyCalm™ teacher will help you to understand current weaning guidelines and how the idea of babies feeding themselves and having control over their diet can lead to less fussy, healthier eaters which can impact long into adulthood. Suitable for babies 4 months plus.  Contact claireparrott@babycalm.co.uk or call 07989 488 817 to book.  £35 / couple.

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/

Handforth Craft Fair, on 08 November 2014 - 08 November 2014
Exotic animal corner, FREE & FREE ADMISSION!!!! 12-3pm Honford Hall, South Acre Drive Handforth SK9 3HN. Come and see the Parrot, Meet Bumble the owl, snakes, tortoises and a skunk, local crafters, gifts, meet iggle piggle 11.30 & 2.30 and fireman sam 1pm!

Cheshires Biggest Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display !, on 08 November 2014 - 08 November 2014
Wilmslow Bonfire and Fireworks Night is a charity event organised by Wilmslow and District Round Table in accociation with the Ladies Circle, Imagine FM 104.9 and other local organisations. Gates open at 5pm . Bonfire Lit at 6.30, Childrens Fireworks Display 7.00 with the Main Display at 7.30 Food and Drink will be available and there is a small funfair For more info and where to buy advance tickets from http://www.wilmslowfireworks.co.uk/

Poynton Bonfire & Fireworks, Poynton Pool 18:00, on 08 November 2014 - 08 November 2014
Another fantastic event organised by Poynton Round Table -  all proceeds raised will be donated to local charities and good causes.  The event schedule is as follows: Torchlight procession from Poynton Civic Centre at 18.00. Bonfire lighting at 18.30. Junior Firework Display at 19.00 and main display at 20.00. There will also be a fairground, live bands, a food stall, licensed bar and family viewing area.  Prices are: Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £16.00 or £20.00 on the gate. Adult ticket (age 17+) £7.00 or £9.00 on the gate. Child ticket (age 3-16) £4.00 or £6.00 on the gate. Book tickets here or buy them from Mates DIY or The Kabin on Park Lane.  

Styal Remembers, Quarry Bank. 1300 - 1500, on 09 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
Explore how Styal memorialised their fallen soldiers after the First World War, and hear oral histories from descendants of the villagers. Free event but please book in advance as there is limited capacity. Booking Essential 01625 445 845. Normal Admission Charges Apply.

Children In Need Party, Dizzy Rascals, Poynton 13.00-18.00, on 14 November 2014 - 14 November 2014
Children In Need party including a bake sale, raffle, face painting, lucky dips, games, a disco, arts and crafts, a staff cake competition with a raffle to win the cakes afterwards and much more. No ticket required just admission price on the day. All profits will go to charity.

Manchester High School For Girls Open Event, 0930-1230, on 15 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
Manchester High Sch00l welcome parents to their whole school Open Event on 14th October from 0930-1230. The school intake girls from age 4 right up to 6th form and this is a fantastic opportunity to view the school, sample the facilities and meet the staff. Please contact the Registrar for more details on 0161 224 0447 or email Mrs Kay Joynes at registrar@mhsg.manchester.sch.uk  

Christmas Gift Fair, Tatton Park. 1030 - 1700, on 15 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
It's an early chance to look for those special Christmas gifts for all the family and ideas for presents not usually found in High Street shops.

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/

Deer Club, Lyme Park. 1130 - 1230, on 15 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
What are antlers made of? What do deer eat and why do they fight? Experience Lyme's ancient herd of fallow deer. The first rule of deer club is' always talk about deer club. The second rule of deer club is' don't forget your wellies! What are antlers made of? What do deer eat and why do they fight? Experience Lyme's ancient herd of fallow deer and discover much more. Vehicle charge applies. NT Members free.

Wythenshawe Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch On, on 15 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
Year on year Wythenshawe Town Centre provide an amazing Christmas lights switch on event and this year promises to be as good if no better. More info to follow. Save the date and watch this space!!

Wilmslow Prep Open Day, 1000-1200, on 19 November 2014 - 19 November 2014
To fully appreciate the School, its warmth, atmosphere and caring environment we strongly recommend that you join us for one of our Open Mornings or events. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, the staff and of course current pupils and hear first hand what makes Wilmslow Prep so special. We’d be delighted to welcome you to the School. To register your interest or to make a general enquiry visit our website here- http://www.wilmslowprep.co.uk/open-events/

Manchester High School For Girls Open Event, 1000-1230, on 21 November 2014 - 21 November 2014
Manchester High Sch00l welcome parents to their whole school Open Event on 21st November from 1000-1230. The school intake girls from age 4 right up to 6th form and this is a fantastic opportunity to view the school, sample the facilities and meet the staff. Please contact the Registrar for more details on 0161 224 0447 or email Mrs Kay Joynes at registrar@mhsg.manchester.sch.uk  

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/

Deer Club, Lyme Park. 1130 - 1230, on 22 November 2014 - 22 November 2014
What are antlers made of? What do deer eat and why do they fight? Experience Lyme's ancient herd of fallow deer. The first rule of deer club is' always talk about deer club. The second rule of deer club is' don't forget your wellies! What are antlers made of? What do deer eat and why do they fight? Experience Lyme's ancient herd of fallow deer and discover much more. Vehicle charge applies. NT Members free.

Experitots, MOSI. 1000 - 1130, on 28 November 2014 - 28 November 2014
This months focus is 'Things That Move' - 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! *£3 for one adult + one child *£2 for each additional adult / child 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.

Tatton's Christmas Gift Fair, Tatton Park. See Times Below, on 28 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
Opening Times - Friday 12pm - 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4.30pm Tatton's Gift Fair features innovative and unusual present ideas for friends and family. It is held in the Tenants' Hall adjacent to the Mansion and admission is free. This is part of Tatton's Christmas season which is centred round the mansion which is themed this year on The Nutcracker. Opening on Tuesday 25th November, the Nutcracker Mansion features scenes and characters from the ballet, there will be classical music to enjoy plus baking and decoration demonstrations.

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/

Father Christmas at the Farm, Tatton Park. 1100 - 1600, on 29 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
Bring the family down to Tatton's Farm to greet Father Christmas and his rare breed farmyard friends, some of whom are the star attractions in the nativity scene. Once the children have received their free gift from Father Christmas there is so much to keep them occupied :- an outdoor play trail and den-building area, an indoor playbarn with ride-on tractors and music from brass bands or choirs. Families will love milking the wooden cow in the shippon, story-telling and visiting Aunt Mary in her cottage. Visit the Farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 29th November until 21st December. Meet our reindeer Prancer and Dancer : Prancer is part of our animal adoption scheme, which would be a great gift for any member of the family.

Deer Club, Lyme Park. 1130 - 1230, on 29 November 2014 - 29 November 2014
What are antlers made of? What do deer eat and why do they fight? Experience Lyme's ancient herd of fallow deer. The first rule of deer club is' always talk about deer club. The second rule of deer club is' don't forget your wellies! What are antlers made of? What do deer eat and why do they fight? Experience Lyme's ancient herd of fallow deer and discover much more. Vehicle charge applies. NT Members free.

Match, The Lowry. 1300 and 1500, on 30 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
Head to The Lowry for a heart-warming, magical and life affirming tale for all the family. Experience beautifully inventive storytelling, puppetry, song and live music in this spellbinding production. Incredibly uplifting and raw, playful and tender, Match is pure delight for younger audiences.

An Audience with Father Christmas, Lyme Park. Various Times., on 06 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
Father Christmas is coming to Lyme Park! Why not come along to meet him in our beautiful Main Hall? Visit Father Christmas and receive a special present, includes story telling and a mince pie for every child. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Essential 0844 249 1895 Booking Fee Applies - Child £6.

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/

A Victorian Christmas, Quarry Bank. 1100 - 1500, on 06 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
Join the festive fun at our traditional Christmas weekends. Meet our Victorian characters and find out more about customs from the past. Tell Father Christmas what's on your Christmas list. Enjoy Christmas carols, stories and shopping and finish your day with a warming mince pie.

Father Christmas at the Farm, Tatton Park. 1100 - 1600, on 06 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
Bring the family down to Tatton's Farm to greet Father Christmas and his rare breed farmyard friends, some of whom are the star attractions in the nativity scene. Once the children have received their free gift from Father Christmas there is so much to keep them occupied :- an outdoor play trail and den-building area, an indoor playbarn with ride-on tractors and music from brass bands or choirs. Families will love milking the wooden cow in the shippon, story-telling and visiting Aunt Mary in her cottage. Visit the Farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 29th November until 21st December. Meet our reindeer Prancer and Dancer : Prancer is part of our animal adoption scheme, which would be a great gift for any member of the family.

Raglan Rd Preschool & Playgroup Christmas Fair, The Scout Hut, Raglan Rd, Sale, M33 4AW, 1300-1500, on 07 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
Father Christmas will be arriving by train to open the fair and will greet children in his Grotto.  There will also be games, crafts, stalls and of course our fantastic raffle.  50p entrance includes a drink and mince pie.  Bring the whole family!

Slavas Snowshow, The Lowry. Various Times, on 09 December 2014 - 13 December 2014
Here's another fantastic show at The Lowry especially for Christmas - Don’t miss the show that’s been delighting and exhilarating theatregoers around the world. Slava’s Snowshow introduces a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have ever seen;  a world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow.

Experitots, MOSI. 1000 - 1130, on 12 December 2014 - 12 December 2014
This months focus is 'Celebrations' - 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! *£3 for one adult + one child *£2 for each additional adult / child 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.

James & the Giant Peach, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, M33 7ZF, various times, on 12 December 2014 - 03 January 2015
James Trotter’s Mum and Dad were eaten by an escaped rhinoceros, so he lives with his Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker – truly the most hideous Aunts in England.  Then a mysterious old man gives James a bag of very, very strong magic - perhaps his life will get better after all.  But James drops the bag and the magic spills under an old tree. All appears to be lost until, on the tree, a single peach begins to grow… and grow…and grow and soon extraordinary things start to happen. Running time – 1 hour 45 minutes including interval  Please note: Tuesday 23rd December at 2:30pm will be a Relaxed Performance - aimed at children with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders who will benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere. For this performance we have lowered the sound levels, dimmed the lights so the auditorium will not be in complete darkness and provided a chill-out area

Christmas is Coming, St Anne's Hospice Festival Choir, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester M2 3WS,1930, on 12 December 2014 - 12 December 2014
  Join St Ann’s Hospice for their annual concert of Christmas music and carols with favourites for all the family to sing, including 'O Holy Night', 'Lullay', 'It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year', 'Ding Dong! Merrily High on High', 'Carol of the Bells' and 'Sleigh Ride'.  Tickets: £25 - £20  Concessions available.  Tickets half price for under 16 year olds.  All proceeds going to St Ann’s Hospice.

An Audience with Father Christmas, Lyme Park. Various Times., on 13 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
Father Christmas is coming to Lyme Park! Why not come along to meet him in our beautiful Main Hall? Visit Father Christmas and receive a special present, includes story telling and a mince pie for every child. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Essential 0844 249 1895 Booking Fee Applies - Child £6.

A Victorian Christmas, Quarry Bank. 1100 - 1500, on 13 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
Join the festive fun at our traditional Christmas weekends. Meet our Victorian characters and find out more about customs from the past. Tell Father Christmas what's on your Christmas list. Enjoy Christmas carols, stories and shopping and finish your day with a warming mince pie.

Father Christmas at the Farm, Tatton Park. 1100 - 1600, on 13 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
Bring the family down to Tatton's Farm to greet Father Christmas and his rare breed farmyard friends, some of whom are the star attractions in the nativity scene. Once the children have received their free gift from Father Christmas there is so much to keep them occupied :- an outdoor play trail and den-building area, an indoor playbarn with ride-on tractors and music from brass bands or choirs. Families will love milking the wooden cow in the shippon, story-telling and visiting Aunt Mary in her cottage. Visit the Farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 29th November until 21st December. Meet our reindeer Prancer and Dancer : Prancer is part of our animal adoption scheme, which would be a great gift for any member of the family.

Christmas at Lyme, Lyme Park. 1100 - 1600, on 13 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
Experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of a magical Christmas at Lyme in the beautiful courtyard. Vehicle charge applies, NT members park free.

Prince & Princess Party, Ashton-under-Lyne, 12.00 - 16.00, on 14 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
Calling all Princes and Princesses! On 14 December 12.00 - 16.00 the Village Hotel Ashton Under Lyne,Pamir Drive, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester, OL7 0PG  will play host to an afternoon of fun! With dancing , raffle and games , buffet , a special guest appearance from Father Christmas and the chance to dress it up it is event you will not want to miss. In it's second year, this great party is being held  in aid of Reuben's Retreat and tickets are places are likely to be booked quickly. Tickets cost £12.00 each for both children and parents which includes the delicious buffet.To purchase your tickets and for more information visit www.reubensretreat.org/product/prince-princess-party-tickets/

We're Going On A Bear Hunt. The Lowry. Various Times, on 17 December 2014 - 11 January 2015
A lovely classic at The Lowry perfect for a Christmas family treat - Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.

Jack & the Beanstalk, The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Barrington Rd, WA14 1HZ, various times, on 19 December 2014 - 04 January 2015

The Garrick has built up a reputation over the years for its sell out traditional family pantomime, and this year will be no exception with plenty of laughs, songs and audience participation in this GIANT of a favourite adventure packed story. Jack, the cow, the beans, the stalk and a glamorous wedding are all here in this wonderful new version of the popular tale. Matinees 1:30pm / Early Evenings 5:30pm / Evenings 7:30pm.  Adults/Full Price £15.00 / Concessions £13.00 / Children under 16 (including babies & infants) £10.00.  There is an additional £2.00 transaction fee for each individual payment made by telephone 0161 928 1677 or Book Online

An Audience with Father Christmas, Lyme Park. Various Times., on 20 December 2014 - 21 December 2014
Father Christmas is coming to Lyme Park! Why not come along to meet him in our beautiful Main Hall? Visit Father Christmas and receive a special present, includes story telling and a mince pie for every child. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Essential 0844 249 1895 Booking Fee Applies - Child £6.

Father Christmas at the Farm, Tatton Park. 1100 - 1600, on 20 December 2014 - 21 December 2014
Bring the family down to Tatton's Farm to greet Father Christmas and his rare breed farmyard friends, some of whom are the star attractions in the nativity scene. Once the children have received their free gift from Father Christmas there is so much to keep them occupied :- an outdoor play trail and den-building area, an indoor playbarn with ride-on tractors and music from brass bands or choirs. Families will love milking the wooden cow in the shippon, story-telling and visiting Aunt Mary in her cottage. Visit the Farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 29th November until 21st December. Meet our reindeer Prancer and Dancer : Prancer is part of our animal adoption scheme, which would be a great gift for any member of the family.

Peter Pan Pantomime, MADS Theatre, (Various times), on 07 January 2015 - 10 January 2015
The Prestbury Youth Pantomime Association present Peter Pan at the MADS Theatre. Show performances are from Wednesday 7th January to Saturday 10th January, to include four evening shows and one Saturday matinee. More info here.

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