Event Diary

Important events

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.

Knutsford May Day Fair, on 30 April 2015 - 04 May 2015
Come along to the annual Knutsford May Day Fair and enjoy fun on the fairground rides till late. Always a popular event for May Bank Holiday! Thursday 30th 6pm till late. Friday onwards 1pm till late.

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.

Orienteering for All – Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield. 1730 - 1900, on 30 April 2015 - 30 April 2015
An evening event held by Manchester and District Orienteering Club. Courses suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced orienteers. Families and groups welcome. Instruction available. There is a charge for this event. Adults £5, Children £2Time: Registration from 5.30pm. Start times from 6.00pm until 7.00pm Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733) Leaders: Manchester and District Orienteering Club Information: Email Manchester and District Orienteering Club or call Tony Wagg on 0161 445 0902 Please bring suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge for this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)

All aboard for a Day Out with Thomas at East Lancashire Railway, on 02 May 2015 - 04 May 2015

All aboard for a Day Out with Thomas! The Little Blue Engine makes his return to the East Lancashire Railway on 2–4 May 2015 for his first of three visits throughout the year. Join Thomas as he causes mischief; meet Percy, Mavis, Bulgy and Diesel, enjoy magic shows and circus workshops, take part in lots of themed activities, say hello to the Fat Controller and ride on Thomas! Tickets include a full day travel ticket and can be booked online.


Tudors on Tour family festival at Tatton Park, on 02 May 2015 - 04 May 2015
His Royal Highness, Henry VIII, is set to leave London for the first time this May for a three day spectacular of joust, crafts and dress-up, as Historic Royal Palaces present, Tudors on Tour! From the 2 - 4 May visitors can expect to be transported back to the year 1526 at this unmissable family festival, which will take place at the historic estate of Tatton Park, Cheshire. Get swept away in the excitement of the Tudor Court on Royal Progress, when the King would travel around the country staying in the castles and manor houses of nobility. Family passes include tickets for two adults and three children, so the whole family can come along and enjoy what is set to be a weekend fit for royalty!For more details and how to book go 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.

Food Festival 2015 at the Lowry Outlet Mall, on 02 May 2015 - 04 May 2015
Free entry to this annual event at the Lowry Outlet Mall with fun for all the family. 100 Sumptuous stalls and pop ups, celeb demos with special guests to be announced. Live Music plus up to 70% off outlet shopping. Free kids shows featuring Mr Bloom and Katy Ashworth both from Cbeebies and kids cookery fun!

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaur, Waterside Arts Centre. 1130 and 1430, on 02 May 2015 - 02 May 2015
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs is setting sail for an adventure at Waterside Arts Centre following a rollicking award winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London Wonderground and Southbank Centre! When Flinn discovers a pirate hiding in the school supply closet, it's all aboard, me hearties, for a real live pirate adventure! Captain Stubble needs Flinn's help to find his stolen ship, but there are some mean pirate dinosaurs on the loose, and Flinn and his friends soon sail into trouble....Will fearless Flinn be able to captain the ship and defeat the pirate dinosaurs? Two shows at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Booking is essential £8 an adult and £6 a child. Call 0161 912 5616 or head to http://watersideartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/1572-captain-flinn-and-the-pirate-dinosaurs/.

Knutsford ‘Royal’ May Day Parade, on 02 May 2015 - 02 May 2015
Knutsford ‘Royal’ May Day is the highlight of the town’s calendar and takes place every year on the first Saturday in May.This year being the 2nd May .The procession through the town and the crowning of the May Queen began in 1864 by the Vicar of Knutsford, the Rev. Robert Clowes. The prefix ‘Royal’ was bestowed on the event in 1887 by their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, then Prince and Princess of Wales.  Knutsford remains exceedingly proud of its Royal title. The parade takes about ninety minutes from start to finish; beginning from Church Hill at 2pm and finishing its journey on The Heath you can stand on the streets around the parade route. For more details on the May Day follow the title link above  

MayDay Madness at Gatley Carrs, on 03 May 2015 - 03 May 2015
COME AND JOIN IN THE MADNESS ON GATLEY CARRS - Sunday 3rd May 1pm-5pm. Gates Open 12:30pm. Avoid Queuing and Buy your Tickets Cheaper in Advance Family ticket: £5.00 (2 Adults, 2 Kids) £6.00 on the day. Adult Ticket: £3.00, £4.00 on the day. Extra Child Ticket: £1.00, £2.00 on the day. Tickets can be purchased at the Gatley Post Office or WebGuild Media office on the first floor. Here's what's happening on the day - The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Maypole dancing, Diddi Dancers, Fancy Dress Competition, Live music, Woodland Trail – follow the White Rabbit, Face Painting, Fun and Games for the kids (sack race, egg and spoon, dressing up race). Victoria Sandwich Competition – bring your cakes to be judged, Croquet, Splat The Rat, Cup Cake and Soft Drink Stall, Guess the Weight of the Cake, Rotary Club Stall. Find out more 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.

Autism Friendly Early Opening: See, make & do at Manchester Museum. 0915 - 1030, on 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
Join us for our early openings at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families and carers, and siblings. Activities take place before the Museum opens to the general public and there will be a quiet room available too. See objects, do activities & make animals inspired by one of the Museum’s galleries. Price: Drop-in, free. Autism Friendly: suitable for children and young people aged 5-16 with a parent or carer and siblings

Forest Fairies, Macclesfield. 1000 - 1230 (Must Book in Advance), on 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
Follow the fairy trail, build a beautiful fairy house, make a fairy wand, fairy wings and a beautiful woodland crown to wear as we discover the magical world of the little people that live in the forests.Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5 plus event booking fee. Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718). Leaders: Wacky WoodsBooking: Book online for Forest Fairies via Eventbrite Information: 01625 573086. (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 4 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pram Fit Taster Class, Congleton. 0930 - 1000, Booking in advance is essential, on 12 May 2015 - 12 May 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. Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, Off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627). Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley. Booking: Book online for Pram Fit Taste Class via EventbriteInformation: 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)

Baby Explorers, Manchester Museum, 1030 - 1345, on 12 May 2015 - 12 May 2015

10.30-11.15am, 11.30am-12.15pm & 1-1.45pm. Sensory play and interactive story sessions for babies who aren't walking yet. Every other Tuesday (except half term school holidays when there are drop-in sensory play sessions 11am-2.30pm). Price: Book on 0161 275 2648 (Bookings will be taken a week in advance from 2pm), free, babies who aren’t walking yet and their families/carers

Rats Tales, Daneside Theatre, Congleton. Various Times, on 14 May 2015 - 16 May 2015

Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre - Rats Tales - Daneside Theatre, Congleton 14th-16th May. Rats' Tales brings together original stories by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy with dark and enchanting folk tales from around the world.  "Hugely entertaining, cheeky and a little bit dark" was the media verdict when the show premiered in Manchester in 2012.  Now CAYT is bringing this exciting show to Congleton. There will be moments of beauty and wonder, empathy and growth, silliness and fun...come and enjoy! To find out more about the shows and book tickets please see 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.

Frozen Event, Brookide Pottery, Brookside Garden Centre, Poynton 10.00, on 16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Tickets are £27.50 (including a £15 non-refundable deposit) per child.  Suitable for children aged 4+. The ticket includes the glazed item, a visit from a special guest from the Kingdom of Arendelle and a raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning a hamper of Frozen delights! The event will last approximately 2 hours and will include light refreshments.  Arrive at 10am for a 10.30 start. Due to limited numbers booking is essential.  For more information or to book call Liz Bell on 07946 637499 or call in to Brookside Pottery, Macclesfield Rd, Poynton SK12 1BY.

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.

Dunham Massey Rose Queen & Country Fayre, 1230 - 1600, on 16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Meet at 1pm at Dunham Massey Hall and parade to the Village Hall where the crowning of the Rose Queen & Rose Bud by Bishop Libby Lane will be at 2pm.  Adults £1 / children free.  Fancy dress competition is open to all ages - theme is 'Out of this World'; best decorated children's bike; Dog Competition.  There will be a band, morris dancers & pony rides along with refreshments, traditional stalls, crafts & games.

Race for Life at Dalamere Forest, on 17 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
It’s time to take the fight to cancer at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. We need an army of ‘mums in the know’ women to join forces this year and take part in our 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events across the country to help beat cancer sooner.  Join the fun at Dalamere Forest for Race for life  5K or 10K and you can show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink. Find out more and register here

Come and Try It Day at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield. 1000 - 1600. (Book in advance), on 17 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Join us to try a number of exciting and varied activities. There will be many different things for you to experience during the day including Climbing, Abseiling, Archery and Orienteering. Minimum age for Abseiling is 8. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £14 per person. Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733). Leaders: Moorland AdventureBooking: Book online for Come and Try It Day via EventbriteInformation: 01625 573615. (There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Easy walking grade / Bring a packed lunch / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)

Duck Race and Family Fun Day at Bramhall Park, on 17 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Join in the fun with Imagine FM at the Bramhall Park Duck Race and Family Fun Day! From 11am-4pm with free park and ride from Bramhall Meadway.

Dog Day at the Carrs Park 13.00-15.00, on 17 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Family fun dog show with stalls and agility course. 1.00-3.oo with registration from 12.00. The carrs Park. Cliff Road,Wilmslow. More details call 01625 520109 or follow the title link above

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

Geronimo ! - Fantastic Family Fun at Tatton Park, on 23 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
This May Bank Holiday (23/24/25)  it's time for Geronimo! at Tatton Park, the largest children's festival in the north-west with hundreds of activities for children from 0-12. Watch live shows on our "Geronostage" explore our Themed Woodlands and Build a Den. Watch a Circus, Ride a Donkey, Swing through the Trees, enjoy a thrilling BMX bike display, zip down our High Wires if you Dare! Go wild in our Adrenaline Zone or get arty in our Craft Marquees. Enjoy storytelling, shows and sandpits. Bounce around in our Inflatable Village or hit the dance floor with our Zumba and Ballet workshops. Children of all ages can have fun in our Survival School and get up-close to cuddly creatures in the Petting Zoo. Tickets priced from £16 per person for a one-day ticket. Family tickets available.

Big Saturday: Statues from Easter Island, Manchester Museum. 1100 - 1600, on 23 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
Come along to Manchester Museum and find out more about the monumental stone statues (or ‘moai’) of Rapa Nui (named Easter Island by European explorers). Discover the role the statues played in the lives of the islanders, how they were quarried and transported across the island, and what they mean. Learn some archaeology skills, meet experts, enjoy hands-on craft activities, and explore our Making Monuments on Rapa Nui exhibition. All this and more…

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. 

Half term: Rapa Nui statues, Manchester Museum, 1100 - 1600, on 25 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Visit the Museum’s Making Monuments on Rapa Nui exhibition, and find out more about the monumental stone statues (or ‘moai’) of Rapa Nui (named Easter Island by European explorers). Discover the role they played in the lives of the islanders, how they were quarried and transported across the island, and what they mean. Create statues of your own inspired by objects in the exhibition, including Moai Hava, a statue collected from Rapa Nui in 1868, on loan from the British Museum.

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.

Art in the Garden at Dunham Massey, 1200 - 1600, on 25 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
Let your artistic side loose and get crafty in the garden. Make tissue paper roses to celebrate Dunham's blooming rose garden. Garden ticket required. Free event, normal admission charges apply. Find out more here.

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

Xplorer at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, 1200 - 1500. (Must Book in Advance), on 26 May 2015 - 26 May 2015
‘Explore the park, find the markers, complete the challenge, have fun together’ No experience of map reading is necessary; Xplorer is perfect for children as they can run around in a safe and friendly environment, having a great adventure searching for the secret markers. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun and even create family teams! Booking in advance is essential. Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653) Leaders: Everybody Sport and Recreation and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Mark Arnold. Booking: Book online for Xplorer at Brereton Heath LNR via EventbriteInformation: 01477 534115. (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)  

Storytelling at Dunham Massey, 1200 - 1600, on 26 May 2015 - 27 May 2015
Join storyteller Helen Stewart in the dairy for tales and stories for all the family. Stories at various times between 12noon and 4pm. House & garden ticket required. Find out more here.

Birdwatching for beginners at Tatton Park, 0800 - 100, on 27 May 2015 - 27 May 2015
Learn how to watch birds, where to find them, plus advice on equipment and fieldcraft. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL 01625 374428, cost £10. Find out more here.

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

Journey Sticks at Dunham Massey, 1200 - 1600, on 28 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Journey sticks have been used for centuries to record an experience or tell a story. Create a journey stick to remember your day out at Dunham Massey. Follow the trail around the garden and collect things to decorate your journey stick. Garden ticket required. More Information: Dunham Massey, 0161 941 1025, dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Magic Carpet, Manchester Museum. 1030 - 1230, on 29 May 2015 - 29 May 2015

10.30-11.30am & 11.30am-12.30pm. Story making and activity sessions. For toddlers up to 5yrs and their families/carers (Young babies welcome with older siblings). Price: Book on 0161 275 2648 (from a week before from 2pm), free, under 5s and their families/carers

Tatton Park Classic Car Spectacular, 0900 - 1600, on 30 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
The 29th year for one of Britain's best and most popular classic car events. Around 2,000 classic, performace and vintage cars are on show and around 80 of Britain's top club displays including Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, MG, Triumph and all the classics of yesteryear. Massive two-day Cheshire autojumble with specialist and general trade stand area of around 200 stalls along with the ever popular Car Mart. Light entertainment with children's rides, refreshments and bar also available. 9am - 4pm. Adults £7.50, children (10 - 15 years) £5, Under 10's FREE. For more information visit www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk or call 01565 723863. Find out more here.

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

Teddy Bears Picnic at Dunham Massey, 1200 - 1600, on 30 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
Bring your teddy bear and a picnic to the garden today and enjoy games and a brass band. Garden ticket required, don't forget to collect your tickets at the visitor centre before heading to the garden. Event is free of charge, normal admission charges apply. Find out more here.

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.  

Macclesfield fundraising walk with Francis House Children’s Hospice, on 07 June 2015 - 07 June 2015

There are 2 walks to choose from. The more adventurous can undertake a 13.75 mile walk around the Macclesfield Forest.  The circular route starts at Tegg’s Nose Visitor Centre car park, visiting the Peaks via Trentabank, The Cat and Fiddle and Lamaload Reservoir. There is also the option for a shorter gentler 6.4 mile walk following the same route as the longer walk for the first 3 miles to Trentabank, before returning to Tegg’s Nose through the forest itself. Places are still available and registration is £20.00 per person (under 16’s free).  To join please call the fundraising department on 0161 443 2200. To find out more 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.

Headlander Festival, Stockport RUFC, Bramhall, on 20 June 2015 - 21 June 2015
After the great success of last year’s event, Headlander 2015 festival will be bigger and better. Headlander Festival is a family event providing great facilities and entertainment for the whole family. More details to follow soon.

Race for Life at Tatton Park, on 20 June 2015 - 21 June 2015
It’s time to take the fight to cancer at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. We need an army of ‘mums in the know’ women to join forces this year and take part in our 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events across the country to help beat cancer sooner.  Join the fun at Tatton Park for Race for life Pretty Muddy, 5K or 10K and you can show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink. Find out more and register here

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


The Gruffalo, Lyme Park. 1100 - 1630, on 27 June 2015 - 31 August 2015
Follow The Gruffalo's footsteps around Lyme's garden and see original artwork by Axel Scheffler. Enjoy a gruffalo's picnic (bring your own) every Wednesday, with storytelling in the garden at 12 noon. Open every day 11am-4.30pm. Vehicle & garden entry applies, NT members free. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk (Booking Not Needed. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Suitable for Groups. Wear your best gruffalo costume to scare the staff. Your adventure starts in the Ticket Office. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children of all ages welcome. The gruffalo trail in the garden is accessible to buggies and wheelchair users.)

The launch of the Gruffalo at Lyme Park, 1100 - 1630, on 27 June 2015 - 27 June 2015
Oh help! Oh no! It's a gruffalo! Meet the illustrator of the Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler, in the garden. Follow the gruffalo's footsteps around Lyme's garden and see original artwork by Axel Scheffler. Enjoy the gruffalo's picnic (bring your own) with storytelling in the garden from 12 noon. Vehicle & garden entry applies, NT members free. More Information: Lyme Park Estate Office, 01663 762023, lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk Booking Not Needed, Normal Admission Charges Apply. Wear your best gruffalo costume to scare the staff. Your adventure starts in the Ticket Office. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. Children of all ages welcome. The gruffalo trail in the garden is accessible to buggies and wheelchair users.

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.

Race for Life 5K event Chester Racecourse, on 26 July 2015 - 26 July 2015
It’s time to take the fight to cancer at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. We need an army of ‘mums in the know’ women to join forces this year and take part in our 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events across the country to help beat cancer sooner.  Join the fun at Chester Racecourse for Race for life  5K  and you can show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink. Find out more and register here

Wilmslow Motor Show, on 12 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Its back in 2015 bigger and better. A great day out in Wilmslow town centre the Wilmslow Motor Show 2015 will provide an opportunity for you to look at over 33 luxury top-end cars. More details to follow

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