Snowdrop Walks, Rode Hall, 12-4pm, on 08 February 2014 - 16 March 2014
One of the finest Snowdrop Walks in the North of England featuring over 50 different varieties of beautiful Snowdrops along a mile long woodland walk. It really is a magical time at Rode and the cascading swathes of Snowdrops in the Old Wood are a sight to behold and a sure sign that Spring is on its way. Open daily except Mondays 12 - 4pm
Baby & Toddler Show Event City, Trafford, on 07 March 2014 - 09 March 2014
Event City Show opening times: Friday 7th March: 9.30pm – 4.30pm Saturday 8th March: 9.30am – 5.00pm Sunday 9th March: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Terra Nova School Open Day 1030 -1200, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
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. Our next Open Morning will be held on Saturday 8 March 2014 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. If you are interested in coming along, please register using the visit form below. Alternatively, we can organise a personal visit at a time and date to suit you – simply call us on 01477 571261 to arrange a visit.
Lambing & Reaseheath Zoo, on 08 March 2014 - 09 March 2014
Free Pancakes for Kids at Sandbach Farmers Market, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
Free pancakes will be offered to all children visiting Sandbach Farmers Market between 10am - 1pm on Saturday 8th March. Former chefs from The Dutch Pancake House in Manchester are visiting the market and offered their services as a special treat for the children. Along side the free pancakes, Sandbach Brownies are organising a Pancake Tossing Competition between 11am-12pm
BabyCalm Sleep Workshop, The Hub, Pownall Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2SZ, 1000-1300, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
This special 3 hour baby sleep workshop is designed to help parents who are struggling with their baby's sleep, wondering if they will ever sleep through the night and battling sleep deprivation and exhaustion. This is a great class for both mums and dads of babies aged 4 months to 12 months of age. The class is usually £35 but is currently available for £30 with a free BabyCalm CD worth £11.99. To book, contact Claire on 07989 488817 or email – email@example.com
Upholstery Taster Day, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
Why not join Sue Morris and Andrea Austin, experienced upholsterers, for a taster workshop in the art of traditional upholstery. No experience required. Simple beginner projects to choose from. All materials and tools are provided. Includes refreshments and a delicious fresh, seasonal lunch in the beautiful Gardener’s Cottage Tea Rooms. Contact Andrea on: 07580651312 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost £95
Open Studio: Nancy's Land Army Adventure, IWM. Various Times., on 08 March 2014 - 09 March 2014
11am - 12.30pm and 2 - 3.30pm. Learning Studio. Free Event. Head along to the Imperial War Museum and meet Nancy, hear her tales of life in the Land Army in the Second World War. Learn about her wartime experiences away from home and making new friends... especially with a quiet and timid horse called Rufus. Enjoy the story and then make your own Nancy or Rufus character to take home.
Jungle Book ( Theatre Production) , Hyde Festival Theatre, 13.00, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
Tameside cultural service in paternership with Indigomoon theatre and Hyde Festival Theatre, Corporation Street, Hyde are delighted to bring The Jungle Book to the borough on Saturday 8 March. Jungle Book tells a surprisingly good story that harkens back to the poetry & spirit of Rudyard Kipling's original books. The show will feature inventive shadow theatre, original music and colourful digital projection. The show will start at 1pm and will be followed by a Workshop 14.30 - 15.30. All tickets are £5 and can be booked by calling 0161 342 4144 or visiting. See here for further information.
Connecting Communities and Coral - Wonder Women Event, Manchester Museum. 1300 - 1600, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Manchester Museum, meet artists Lucy Burscough, Rachael Elwell and Nicky Colclough, as they discuss their artistic practice, and female influences past and present; and their current work at Manchester Museum which is part of the Coral; Something Rich & Strange exhibition.
Girls Night Out - under the stars! Jodrell Bank. 1900 - 2200, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
These nights at Jodrell Bank are fantastic, they are suitable from the age of 12 upwards, so why not head along with your teenager, sister, Mum, Grandma, friends!! ‘Girls Night Out (under the stars) event at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on Saturday 8th March starting 7pm. The evening is an opportunity for women and girls of all ages to come and have fun with astronomy and learn more about the night sky. Evening activities may include: Meet our female scientific colleagues from the Astrophysics group and the wider University. Dr Katherine Joy will be giving a talk on ‘Investigating the Moon’ Enjoy tea and cookie decorating. Explore the night sky in our pop-up planetarium. Tickets £12, suitable for 12 years+ 7pm to 10pm NB please wrap up warm for the event
Tegg’s Nose Star Party, Tegg’s Nose Country Park. 1930 - 2300, on 08 March 2014 - 08 March 2014
Celebrating National Astronomy Week 2014, Macclesfield Astronomical Society are offering the public a chance to observe Jupiter and the four Galilean Moons as this giant planet reaches its highest point in our skies! It's an evening of stargazing, with a chance to also observe the Moon, the spring constellations and deep sky objects, a twilight sky walk and informative short indoor talks. Come and enjoy an evening of astronomy and be a part of the National Astronomy Week 2014! Stargazing is weather permitting! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5. Time: 7.30pm to 11.00pm Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge
Postman Pat Live - It's Showtime!, on 09 March 2014 - 09 March 2014
The Great Floristry Demo, Alderley Edge. 1500 - 1730, on 12 March 2014 - 12 March 2014
Over canapes and a glass of prosecco (or two) we will learn how to make our own arrangements (very useful for Mother's Day) under the expert tuition of Hayley @ Hayleys Flower Studio. Your Botanist themed creation will be yours to take away along with your brimming goody bag. Hayley's demonstration pieces will be raffled on the day for the Children's Advernture Farm Trust, along with some other fab prizes. There will be pop up shops to browse on the day whilst networking, and if you would like to dine before or after the event we will take 20% from your bill. Tickets are £25 and are limited so please give me a call on 01625 865637 as soon as possible. Make it a special occasion and bring friends for a ladies day out!
Terra Nova Nursery Taster Session 1000-12000 hrs, on 14 March 2014 - 14 March 2014
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 run Free Nursery Taster Sessions throughout the school year, and the next one takes place on Friday 14 March from 10:00 – 12:00. If you are interested in coming along, please register using the visit form below.
Dinosaur Zoo, on 14 March 2014 - 14 March 2014
Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park is hosting the superb family show the Dinosaur Zoo which you don’t want to miss on Friday 14th March. Shows at 1.30pm and 6.30pm Tickets: £12 for Adults, £10 for children, £40 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) and Group offer of buy 10 and get 1 free. To book tickets call 0151 443 2200, group bookings 0151 443 5749 or call in to Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park or visit www.knowsley.gov.uk/tickets
St Peter's Toddler Group's Good As New Sale, St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road, Hale, WA15 9NU, 1000-1200, on 15 March 2014 - 15 March 2014
Recommended for good quality baby & children's clothes, toys & equipment. £1 admission, cash only. Queues start at 9am so get there early for the best bargains!! Click here if you would like to sell merchandise at the event or for more info.
Wilmslow Prep School Open Morning, 1000-1200, on 15 March 2014 - 15 March 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 Headmaster, the staff and of course current pupils and hear first hand what makes Wilmslow Prep so special. Join us on Saturday 15th March 2014 from 10am until 12 noon. We’d be delighted to welcome you to the School. To register your interest or to make a general enquiry please call 01625 524246 or visit our website here.
Saturday Science, MOSI. 1030 - 1530, on 15 March 2014 - 15 March 2014
Join us for National Science and Engineering Week and discover how you could design your own future. Try your hand at binary code, make some pixel art and be inspired by local scientists, engineers and mathematicians. This event is also part of the Manchester Wonder Women events celebrating International Women’s Day.
Bird Box Making, Must Book Place. 1000 - 1330, on 16 March 2014 - 16 March 2014
Join local Ranger Alistair Wright and build a bird box for your garden. Places are available in allocated time slots and each person gets to make one bird box per booked person (either with a standard hole or an open fronted type). Time slots are available to book in 40 minute intervals starting from 10:00am. This is a nice way to spend some time, after which you may want to take a walk along the Salt Line and Borrow Pit Meadows. Or maybe park at the Salt Line and walk down to the Borrow Pit to make your bird box. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4 per box. Time: 10.00am to 1.30pm Meeting point: Information on booking Easy walking grade / Wildlife Walk – Event / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Children must be accompanied by an adult
Library in the Landscape Birthday Walk, Tegg's Nose, 1400-1600, on 16 March 2014 - 16 March 2014
Help East Cheshire Countryside Ranger Service celebrate the 1st Birthday of the ‘Library in the Landscape’ at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, with a walk to the Library with Tegg’s Nose Librarian Ailsa Holland and Ranger Martin James followed by refreshments and cake. Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733) Information: 01625 374833 (Places limited - please book here in advance / Easy to Moderate walking grades / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Refreshment stop - opportunity for refreshments)
Manchester High School Open Morning, 1000-1230, on 21 March 2014 - 21 March 2014
Manchester High School For Girls Preparatory Department are hosting an Open Morning on 21st March from 1000-1230.. Take this opportunity to view the wonderful facilities on offer, meet the teaching staff and see the exciting projects the girls are currently working on. Find out more by phoning the registrar at 0161 224 0447 or email email@example.com . Find out more about the Open Event here.
MITK Heald Green, Wythenshawe & Gatley's BIG Spring fair and FUN day!, on 23 March 2014 - 23 March 2014
We are excited to announce that the next MITK Heald Green, Wythenshawe & Gatley event will be our BIG Spring fair and FUN day! This will be held on Sunday 23rd March 2014 from 11am-2pm at the fabulous Funtime Kids Play Centre in Cheadle. With craft stalls, face painting, kids entertainment and much MUCH more this is the place to be!
A Merry March. Little Moreton Hall. 1100 - 1700, on 26 March 2014 - 30 March 2014
Why not join the team at Little Moreton Hall as they celebrate Tudor New Year. You can plan a seed to grow at home and make something special for mother's day! More Information: Little Moreton Hall, 01260 272018, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bramhall Plant Fair, on 06 April 2014 - 06 April 2014
Sunday 6th April 11am-4:30pm Bramhall Hall, Bramhall, SK7 3NX £1 entry to fair (parkland free)
Messy Church, Wilmslow United Reformed Church, 1600-1800, on 06 April 2014 - 06 April 2014
On Sunday 6th April, Wilmslow United Reformed Church will be continuing their Messy Church, which is designed specifically for young families. It is a very informal style of worship involving crafts, stories and singing followed by a picnic tea. It will be held in the Church halls (where Thursday Tots is held) from 4pm onwards. The idea is for the whole family to have fun together so children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a picnic tea with you - drinks will be provided. If you would like any further information please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing email@example.com or by phoning Gillie on 01625 584955.
Tree Decorating, Tegg's Nose Country Park, 1300-1500, on 09 April 2014 - 09 April 2014
Get crafty this Easter holiday at Tegg’s Nose Country Park! A chance to learn how to make fantastic tree decorations using woven willow. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6. Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733) Leader: Dan Coates from RangerDan.co.uk Information: 01625 265093 (Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge)
Gruffalo Trails, Delamere Forest., on 11 April 2014 - 01 February 2015
Come and celebrate the Gruffalo's 15th anniversary. There will be party celebrations and activities throughout the year. Everyone in the family will love a search around the Gruffalo Trail!
Bin Men, The Lowry, Various Times, on 13 April 2014 - 13 April 2014
A play with music for young children and their families. Don and Sam are Bin Men with big dreams! They want to save the world and they want to have fun doing it! The Bin Men see everything we throw away – and we throw away so many things. With Don and Sam around we may just need to think again!
The Gruffalo, The Lowry Theatre, Various Times, on 15 April 2014 - 20 April 2014
Don’t miss Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the award-winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined?
Xplorer at Tegg's Nose Country Park, 1300-1500, on 16 April 2014 - 16 April 2014
Xplorer is a fun family challenge aimed at primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians. It is an outdoor navigational challenge for the whole family to enjoy and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Using a simple map of the park the aim is to find the points marked on the map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour depending on the course. Booking in advance is essential. Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733) Information: 01625 374833 (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge/ Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)
Free Holiday Fun, Gallery Oldham, 13.00 - 16.00, on 17 April 2014 - 19 April 2014
Head out of Tameside to Gallery Oldham (Oldham Cultural Quarter,, Greaves Street, Oldham Oldham OL1) for their Free Holiday Fun Sessions! These are linked to the Galleries exhibitions so please take a look around the galleries beforyou come along. Face painting and craft activities at each session. Most suitable for ages 4–10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all family activities. For further information call 0161 770 4653, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.galleryoldham.org.uk
CBeebies Live! The Big Band, Echo Arena, 1330 and 1630, on 17 April 2014 - 17 April 2014
CBeebies Live is back for Easter 2014 with a brand new spectacular arena show coming to EchoTwo at Echo Arena on Thursday 17 April. Starring Justin Fletcher MBE, Mr. Tumble, Mister Maker, Mr. Bloom and the ZingZillas, CBeebies Live! The Big Band brings together some of the best loved CBeebies’ characters in a music themed spectacle, which is sure to have pre-schoolers rocking in the aisles! Get ready to join in the action and sing-a-long with this fun-filled extravaganza! Tickets £14.30 - £32.45 + booking fee.
Only One Direction Midnight Memories Tour , Warrington Parr Hall. 1930, on 17 April 2014 - 17 April 2014
The world's original and best One Direction tribute band come to Warrington Parr Hall on their 2014 theatre tour! The perfect family friendly pop concert complete with giveaways, audience participation and a meet & greet with the boys. Tickets are £15, Concessions £12. Available in person from: Warrington Parr Hall Box Office By Phone: 01925 442345 Or Online at: www.pyramidparrhall.com . MITK SPECIAL OFFER: QUOTE “HARRY STYLES” TO RECEIVE 2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN FOR THE PRICE OF 4 CONCESSIONS! OFFER AVAILABLE OVER THE PHONE OR IN PERSON ONLY. CHILDREN MUST BE UNDER 16
The Frog and The Princess, The Lowry Theatre, Various Times, on 27 April 2014 - 27 April 2014
What happens when a Princess won’t be friends with a Frog, just because of what he is? A funny, poignant puppetry re-telling of this traditional tale by the Brothers Grimm, exploring friendship and difference, The Frog & The Princess is a delight for all the family. Using brilliantly manipulated puppets, storytelling and humour, this co-production between Rene Baker and Norwich Puppet Theatre explores the meeting of cultures. As the Frog and the Princess undergo an emotional journey from rejection to friendship they discover that deep down they are not so very different after all!
Pinocchio, The Atkinson, Southport, 1130 & 1430, on 24 May 2014 - 24 May 2014
Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure – to find some fun! Now…if only his nose would just stay still! Hiccup Theatre join forces with acclaimed writer for children Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) to bring Carlo Collodi’s classic tale to life in a sparkling new version. Suitable for age 3+ and their families. Adults £7.50, children £5.50 + £2 transaction fee.
Chris and Pui Roadshow, The Lowry, Various Times, on 25 May 2014 - 25 May 2014
See Chris and Pui from Show Me Show Me live on stage! CBeebies’ favourite double act is bringing songs, rhymes, comedy sketches and lots of joining in for all the family. Poor Old MacDonald has recklessly lost his animals! Please help Chris and Pui find them and meet Incy, Humpty, the Duke of York, King Cole and – “oh my woolly word!” – Little Bo Peep along the way. You are invited to bring your teddies or favourite character toys but please hang on to them! Sing, laugh and join in with Chris and Pui.
Adlington Hall Plant Fair, on 25 May 2014 - 25 May 2014
Saturday 25th May 10:30am-4:00pm Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 4LF £3 entry to fair and historic gardens
Gruffalo's birthday party picnic, Delamere Forest., on 07 June 2014 - 07 June 2014
Head to Delamere forest or just your local forest and celebrate The Gruffalo’s anniversary with a big birthday forest picnic – click here to sign up for a free party pack.
Congleton Food & Drink Festival 10-4pm, on 15 June 2014 - 15 June 2014
It is Congleton annual Food and Drink Festival in the town centre
Cheshire County Show, 17& 18th June, on 17 June 2014 - 18 June 2014
It is the Cheshire Show at Clayhouse Farm, Flittogate Lane, Tabley on 17th & 18th June. An action-packed couple of days have been planned for all the visitors. Click here for visitor info. Click here to purchase tickets.
Teddy Bears Picnic, FREE event, on 19 June 2014 - 19 June 2014
It's the annual Teddy Bears Picnic in Congleton Park. Bring your teddy and a picnic and join in the fun. Lots of entertainment and things to do. *If the weather forecast is bad updates will be posted on facebook for an indoor venue.
Gatley Festival, on 28 June 2014 - 06 July 2014
Heald Green Community Festival, on 28 June 2014 - 28 June 2014
The next Heald Green Community Festival will be held on Saturday 28th June 2014 at the Heald Green Community Hall and field off Outwood Road. The festival offers something for all the family from a fairground to donkey rides, from Go-Karts to a Bucking Bronco, from delicious cooked food from around the world to afternoon tea. At the festival you can find more about your community, visit stalls offering a range of goods and you can try the many competitions from Tombola to the Coconut shy. You will also be able to listen to a variety of music from light classical to Jazz. FREE ENTRY!
Giant Spectacular, Memories of August 1914, Liverpool, on 23 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
This summer Liverpool welcomes back some giant sized visitors to roam the streets of the city. After their unforgettable visit in 2012, Royal De Luxe will return once again as Liverpool hosts one of the UK’s flagship 2014 World War One commemoration events.
Family Day, Chester Racecourse, on 03 August 2014 - 03 August 2014
Join us for the 19th annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 3rd August. Clutching BBQs and picnic hampers and with happy smiles on their faces, thousands will make their way onto the open course for a fabulous day of fun. For racegoers and familes it is a fantastic value day out! However, it’s the children who are in for a real treat as this year there will be even more free entertainment for little ones to enjoy. Click here to buy tickets.
Springboard Poynton, on 27 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
A music festival featuring both local and visiting acts of all shapes, sizes and genres, Springboard Poynton truly is designed to be a melting pot of tastes and culture. More information soon.