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CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN CHESHIRE AND MANCHESTER, CHRISTMAS 2019

CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN CHESHIRE AND MANCHESTER, CHRISTMAS 2019

We hope our families are looking forward to the upcoming festivities. We have scoured the internet to create a huge round up of some key events happening across Cheshire and Manchester this Christmas. 


Events can be searched by town (with the exception of Manchester) for easy viewing. If we have missed any, please contact us at admin@cluedinwithkids.co.uk 


Have a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Clued in with kids and we look forward to checking back in with you in the New year!

ALTON (Stoke on trent)

*Santa’s Sleepover, Alton Towers

When: 14th to 23rd December 2019

Where: Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB

Price: Dependent on date

Prebook? Yes

Description: An overnight stay in one of our fabulously themed hotels. A unique visit to Santa (with a delightful gift for each child). Tickets to our amazing Pantomime – Robin Hood. Tickets to the Theme Park with a selection of family rides and attractions including CBeebies Land! Tickets to the wacky Caribbean themed Waterpark. 9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf.  A fantastically festive evening meal. A delicious buffet breakfast

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/alton-towers-theme-park/

 

*New Years Eve, Alton Towers

When: 31st Dec to 1st Jan 2020

Where: Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB

Price: Dependent on date and theme.

Prebook? Yes

Description: Themes include:*New years eve gala dinner – The enchanted forest ball *CBeebies land hotel new years eve party *Sir Algenon’s new year extravaganza *New years ultimate Carribean beach bash

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/alton-towers-theme-park/

ALTRINCHAM

*Christmas at Dunham Massey 2019

When: Daily until 30th December.

Where: Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

Price: £17.50 for adults and £11.00 for children

Prebook? Essential via companies website

Description: It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year when the after-dark, illuminated trail lights up for its third year and winds magically through the formal gardens and deer park of Dunham Massey.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/dunham-massey-national-trust/

 

*Christmas at Percy’s

When: Daily from 29th Nov to 22nd Dec.

Where: Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

Price: £5 per adult and £10 per child.

Prebook? Preferred but subject to availability, some tickets may be available on the day from reception.

Description: Inspired by Nick Butterworth’s much loved Percy the Park Keeper tale ‘One Snowy Night’.Snuggle up for festive tales from Percy’s park before enjoying a hot chocolate and biscuit. Take home a special gift in this lovely alternative to a Father Christmas visit.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/dunham-massey-national-trust/

 

*Percy the Park Keeper: One Snowy Night, Dunham Massey

When: Daily until 8th January 2020

Where: National Trust – Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

Price: £2.50 plus usual admission charges.

Prebook? No

Description: Celebrate 30 years since Nick Butterworth’s One Snowy Night was released with this festive trail. Brrr! It’s cold in Percy’s park so the animals have come inside to warm up. Can you find them? Explore the deer park this winter in search of Percy the Park Keeper’s animal friends.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/dunham-massey-national-trust/

 

*Enjoy breakfast as a family with Santa, Dobbies Altrincham

When: 24th November to 24th December.

Where: Green Lane, Timperley, Cheshire, WA15 8QP

Price: £13.99 for children and adults tickets start from £6.99

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: Our popular family event includes breakfast for each child followed by fun activities and a gift from Santa himself. This event is suited to families with children aged 12 years and under. To relax and fully enjoy the experience families will be seated and served at their own table. Vegetarian options available.

 

*Nativity PJ Club, Treehouse Play

When: 7th December at 6pm

Where: 88 George St, Altrincham WA14 1RF

Price: £8 per child.

Prebook? Email Amy@treehouseplay.co.uk to book!

Description: Bring the kids in their pyjamas, we’ll make sure they have a brilliant time for 2 hours whilst you catch up with friends and enjoy dinner and drinks! 🍹 🍾 🥩 Free entry to play area, Craft, Watch Happy feet, Popcorn, hot chocolate & beanbag 🍿 🥤
Email Amy@treehouseplay.co.uk to book!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/treehouse/

 

*Toddler Film Morning (Arthur Christmas), Treehouse Play

When: 13th December at 10.30

Where: 88 George St, Altrincham WA14 1RF

Price: £8 per child.

Prebook? Email Amy@treehouseplay.co.uk to book! Drop ins welcome subject to availability.

Description: Under 4’s. Free play, Gingerbread making, Babycino, Visit/Present from Santa’s Elves

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/treehouse/

 

*A letter to Santa, Little World For Scholars.

When: 13th and 20th December 2019 from 3.30pm

Where: 28 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1EJ

Price: £11.99

Prebook? Essential via  0161 888 2225

Description: A two hour play session down at the Den which will have some christmas activities – write a letter to santa and post it, help pack toys in the elf packing factory. If children just want to do their own thing they can too. All the staff will be dressed as elves, santa has forgotten his sack at the Den so all little ones get a present. And there will be a selection of festive treats in the cafe.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/little-world-for-scholars/

 

*Zumbini Christmas Party

When: Friday 13th December and Monday 16th December at 10am.

Where: Altrincham Town Hall, 25 Market St, Altrincham WA14 1QT

Price: £7 for one adult and one child.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page.

Description: A Christmas themed Zumbini class, followed by crafts and refreshments!
I will be introducing some songs from our next volume “Hili and the dance”! All babies & toddlers will receive a small gift!

 

*Christmas Story At Altrincham Library With Green Bean & Friends

When: 14th December from 11am to 12 noon.

Where:

Price: Free

Prebook? You can register interest with the library.

Description: We are SUPER excited to be announced the NEW RELEASE of Green Beans Christmas by Author Anita Frost. This event welcomes children (with an assisting adult) aged 12 months to 7 years, the children will have a chance to listen to the Christmas story, make gingerbread biscuits and much more. All the attending children will have an opportunity to purchase the new release after the storytime has finished.

 

*Lymm Dickensian Christmas festival 2019         

When: 14th December from 11am to 5pm.

Where: Lymm village Centre.

Price: Free entry.

Prebook? No

Description: Lymm Dickensian Christmas festival transforms Lymm Village centre into a bygone era.
A community event for all the family, there are stalls selling bespoke goods, food, and drinks
There is entertainment provided by the local Schools, Choirs Bands,, and musicians, A Grand Parade takes place at 1.30pm, and the day finishes with a flotilla of boats along the Bridgewater canal (Weather permitting)

 

*KIDS OF CHESHIRE – CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

When: 20th Dec from 2 to 4pm.

Where: Saint Mary the Virgin Bowdon Parish Cemetery, Stamford Rd, Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2TP

Price: From 8.68

Prebook? Yes via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-of-cheshire-christmas-spectacular-tickets-81333186751

Description: Join Kids of Cheshire for its Christmas Spectacular this December – A magical festive family event complete with Kids Christmas Workshops, Family Festive Market, Pop Up Cafe and an immersive kids theatre experience; JOURNEY TO SANTA which includes a special meet and greet experience with Father Christmas himself.

 

*The Polar Express PJ Club, Treehouse Play

When: 21st December

Where: 88 George St, Altrincham WA14 1RF

Price: £8 per child.

Prebook? Email Amy@treehouseplay.co.uk to book!

Description: Bring the kids in their pyjamas, we’ll make sure they have a brilliant time for 2 hours whilst you catch up with friends and enjoy dinner and drinks! 🍹 🍾 🥩 Free entry to play area, Craft, Watch Polar Express, Popcorn, hot chocolate & beanbag 🍿 🥤

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/treehouse/

 

*Parent and Toddler Session, Planet Ice, Altrincham

When: Each Saturday until 28th December 2019

Where: Planet Ice Altrincham, Oakfield Rd, Altrincham WA15 8EW

Price: £5.50

Prebook? No

Description: Every Saturday we invite you to our Parent & Toddler sessions for only £5.30 (1x Adult & 1x Toddler). Learn together, have fun together.

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BAKEWELL

*Christmas at Chatsworth House

When: Daily until 5th January  

Where: Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP

Price: Adult £25 and child £15  

Prebook? Preferred. A limited number of tickets will be available from reception on the day.

Description: Discover lands afar at Chatsworth this Christmas, following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Our guides will lead you on a festive adventure around the globe as you travel from a Nordic winter wonderland, through blossom trees in Japan, to a baroque Spanish church on the journey of a lifetime.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/chatsworth-house-and-farmyard/

 

*Christmas Twilight at Chatsworth House

When: Every Thursday and Friday from 5th Dec until 20th December.

Where: Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP

Price: Adult £30 and child £18

Prebook? Preferred. A limited number of tickets will be available from reception on the day.

Description: After the house closes to the public, enjoy live Christmas music in the house with a strings trio and more as you discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/chatsworth-house-and-farmyard/

 

*Christmas Market at Chatsworth House

When: Daily until 3rd December.

Where: Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP

Price: Free but parking charges apply.

Prebook? No

Description: Start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas market; with over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, it’s a great way to start the festive season. Enjoy a visit later in the day and experience the market at dusk with a magical feel.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/chatsworth-house-and-farmyard/

BIDDULPH

*Meet Father Christmas in his Christmas Cottage, Biddulph Grange Garden

When: Select dates between 1st and 23rd Dec.

Where: Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7SD

Price: £7.50 plus admission fees.

Prebook? Essential via National Trust website.

Description: Have fun following the presents around the garden to make a secret password. When you discover the Christmas Cottage whisper your password to Father Christmas’s helper and go inside. Father Christmas will be waiting to hear what you would like for Christmas and have a gift for all the good boys and girls.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/biddulph-grange-garden-national-trust/

 

*Breakfast with Father Christmas at Biddulph Grange Garden – Update: Sold out!

CHESTER

*Peter Pan Christmas 2019 at Storyhouse!

When: 6th December to 12th January 2020

Where: Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

Price: £15

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: Journey to Neverland for a high-flying adventure you’ll never forget. The forever-young Peter Pan sails through the skies to bring Wendy and the Darling children to the Lost Children’s enchanted island where the fearsome Captain Hook rules over the high seas.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/storyhouse/

 

*Muppets Christmas Carol

When: 6th and 7th December

Where: Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

Price: £4

Prebook? Advisable but not essential.

Description: The Charles Dickens classic in Muppet form. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/storyhouse/

 

*Pips Pops Tots

When: 10th and 17th December from 10am.

Where: Ginger Monkey Play Cafe and Boutique, Central Trading Estate, 16 Marley Way, Saltney, Chester CH4 8SX

Price: £6

Prebook? Yes via https://www.facebook.com/pg/pipspopsbakes/events/?ref=page_internal

Description: Aimed at ages 2 and up…. a fun and interactive baking session with your toddler. Come and get creative with your little tot with a take home box to show off to the rest of the family. Pips Pops Bakes run fun, practical baking workshops for children during school holidays, where your child can get creative in the kitchen. Cooking with children not only teaches them life skills but also improves creativity, numeracy, motor skills and resilience. Mini Pips Pops Bakers workshops are very hands-on and encourage individual creativity. At the end of the session, bakes are boxed up to take home and show off to the whole family.

Companies website: https://www.pipspopsbakes.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1UkM6pmeEelnA5xJVyYW6vSyBeCEDowKt1v3a0Rsgw9eLHPLYk4_2X9Rs

 

*Topsy’s Christmas Party, Northgate Arena for the under 5’s.

When: 10Th December 9.30am

Where: Northgate Arena, Northgate Arena, Victoria Rd, Chester CH2 2AU

Price: £5.50

Prebook? Yes call 02144 380444

Description: Everything you love about Topsy Tumbles and Brio bear as a special guest, snack and drink for the children.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/northgate-arena-brio/

 

*Frozen 2

When: 13th to 19th December

Where: Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

Price: £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
Aged Under 26: £7 / £6
Family Saturdays & Sundays Children: £4 and Accompanying Adults: £4

Prebook? Advisable but not essential.

Description: Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with her sister Anna, and friends Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll embark on a dangerous but remarkable adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa once feared her powers were too much for the world, now she must hope they are enough… 

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/storyhouse/

 

*Charity Christmas Crafting – Tree decorations & FREE Xmas cards!

When: 14th December

Where: Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Pepper House, Pepper St, Chester CH1 1EA

Price: Free for some crafts and £4 per decoration.

Prebook? No

Description: We’ll be offering FREE Christmas card crafting – make a handmade card for someone special – festive stencils, stamps, stickers and sparkly gems! Decorate your own super sparkly, festively scented, tree decoration to hang on your own tree. £4 per decoration which includes a donation to the charity!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/charity-christmas-crafting-tree-decorations-free-xmas-cards/

 

*Christmas Chocolate Fun for Kids/families- Kelsall

When: 14th, 19th and 21st December

Where: Cheshire Chocolate Studio, Willington Road, Oscroft, Tarvin, Chester, CH3 8NL

Price: £12.50

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page.

Description: Aimed at children aged 4-12 but teens and adult companions welcome to purchase a ticket. Brief introduction to chocolate. Make 3 Christmas chocolate items. Enjoy tasting various chocolate types and flavours. Wrap your products to take home.

 

*ROH Live: The Nutcracker – update sold out!

When: 17th December

Where: Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

Price: £19.50    
Aged Under 26: £14.50

Prebook? Yes via storyhouse website.

Description: The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite…..

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/storyhouse/

For more events at Storyhouse this Christmas including the Wizard of Oz, please follow the link above.

 

*Pips Pops Tots

When: 18th December 2019 10.15 to 10.45am

Where: Small World Cheshire, Pool Bank Business Park, Unit 10, Tarvin, Chester CH3 8JH

Price:

Prebook? Yes via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pips-pops-tots-tickets-85131166611?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2_1MCSfY4ai2amFkw6PwIKTYtcwx6kNzPC_YW9_wM2tcAXzmGKqwCg5Kw

Description: Aimed at ages 2 and up…. a fun and interactive baking session with your toddler. Come and get creative with your little tot with a take home box to show off to the rest of the family. Price includes free entry into Small World Cheshire. Pips Pops Bakes run fun, practical baking workshops for children during school holidays, where your child can get creative in the kitchen. Cooking with children not only teaches them life skills but also improves creativity, numeracy, motor skills and resilience. Mini Pips Pops Bakers workshops are very hands-on and encourage individual creativity. At the end of the session, bakes are boxed up to take home and show off to the whole family.

Companies website: https://www.pipspopsbakes.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1UkM6pmeEelnA5xJVyYW6vSyBeCEDowKt1v3a0Rsgw9eLHPLYk4_2X9Rs

 

*Festive Magic With Santa – Dinner, Lantern Craft, Carols

When: Select dates to 18th December 2019

Where: The White Horse, Chester Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY

Price: £15 per child.

Prebook? Yes via Mini Makerys facebook page.

Description: Christmas keepsake crafting, a delicious meal with time to meet Santa, a lantern walk ending with carol singing, and a gift from Santa himself. The perfect way to get in the festive spirit! Children’s meal included.

For more information, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/festive-magic-with-santa-dinner-lantern-craft-carols/

 

*When The Grinch Stole The Reindeer, Tarvin Sands

When: 7th to 21st December 2019

Where: Tarvin Sands, Kelsall Rd, Tarvin, Chester CH3 8NR

Price: Typically a childs ticket is £17.95 with one accompanying adult. Additional adults are £14.95

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page or website.

Description: Its Christmas Eve and we’ve lost our Reindeer, there’s only one person mean enough to try to ruin Christmas, The Grinch, Join Santa, his elves, Snow White and the Christmas fairy whilst they try and get to the bottom of who, how and why and save Christmas for everyone. Not only will you be taken on a magical journey with Santa, his cheeky elves and real live reindeer but you will also have the chance to meet them, along with some of your favourite fairytale characters.

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The Snowman Tour 2019, Chester Cathedral

When: 20th and 21st December, various times.

Where: St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY

Price: Depends on date selected and seat location.

Prebook? Yes ring 01244 500 959

Description: Immerse yourself in the irresistible animated tale The Snowman, accompanied by a live orchestra. A heart-warming experience that brings more than a snowman to life, and featuring the much-loved classic ‘Walking in the Air’. A festive favourite for the whole family. The programme also includes a second animation, The Nutcracker Suite. Recommended ages 3+

 

*Toddler & Pre School Christmas Party, Zippy’s Playworld

When: 22nd December from 10 till 2pm.

Where:  Unit 5, Grange Park, Grange Rd, Chester CH2 2AN

Price: £9.50 plus 80p booking fee.

Prebook? Book online or call 01244377229

Description: There will be fantastic entertainment brought by Jamie from Little Buds, with all of your favourite sing along songs that the children can join in to, clap along and have fun too! We will also be doing arts and craft with Christmas slime making and decorating jars, so every child takes home their very jar of slime home, as well as making a special treat for Rudolph! Father Christmas will also be joining in to give the children a special gift and the children can have lots of time to stay and play.

 

*Blitzen’s Bounce, Flip Out Chester

When: 22nd Dec 11am to 3pm

Where: Chester Gates Business Park, Chester CH1 6LT

Price: £11

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: One of the BIGGEST Reindeer parties around, we’re going to have lots of Christmas themed fun taking place. 🎄 Meet real life Reindeer 🎄 Get a photo with the Reindeer🎄 Meet Santa & his very own Elves🎄 Get a FREE Candy Cane if you wear a Christmas Jumper

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/flip-out-chester/

 

*The Big Snowball Fight, Flip Out Chester

When: 24th Dec 10am to 6pm

Where: Chester Gates Business Park, Chester CH1 6LT

Price: £16

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: The Big Snowball Fight is just £16 for 2 hours. Our arena will be filled with snowballs for you to launch at each other or attempt to build snowmen with if that’s your thing…rumour has it that it might even snow too ☃❄We’re even having Santa pay us a special visit…AND we’ve got a festive photo booth .

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/flip-out-chester/

 

*Story telling with Santa

When: Daily from 30th Nov to 22nd Dec 2019

Where: Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

Price: £4.50 per child with one accompanying adult.

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description:. Make Christmas truly magical this year with Storytelling with Santa! Join Santa in the North Pole Storytelling Room, tell him your Christmas wishes and listen to his Christmas story. Children will also receive a festive gingerbread biscuit.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/storyhouse/

 

*The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

When: Daily until 23rd December.

Where: Upton, Chester CH2 1EU

Price: Dependant on date and time slot booked.

Prebook? Yes via http://bit.ly/the-lanterns

Description: This Christmas, something magical is happening at Chester Zoo as our enchanting festive event, The Lanterns, returns for 2019. Join us as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and a sprinkling of snow!

To find out about more upcoming events, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/chester-zoo/

 

*Santa’s Magical Grotto at the Hayrack

When: Every Sat and Sun until 22nd Dec.

Where: Thornton Green Lane, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester CH2 4HU

Price: £11.95 per child.

Prebook? Please see link below as on some dates you can just turn up and pay on the door.

Description: Be guided through our spectacular frozen themed wonderland. Meet Mrs Clause along Candy Lane in her wonderful gingerbread house, she may have a surprise waiting for you! Meet Santa to receive an early Christmas present.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/hayrack-church-farm-cafe-butchery/

 

*Santa’s Grotto, The Ice Cream Farm

When: 30th Nov to 24th Dec (selected dates)

Where: The Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Cheshire, Chester CH3 9NE

Price: £10.

Prebook? Yes via companies website or link below.

Description: Includes a gift from Santa and a voucher to receive a Christmas mug filled with your choice of ice cream, sauce and wafer from the Parlour counter on the day.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/the-ice-cream-farm-cheshires-ice-cream-adventure-park/

 

* Breakfast with Santa At Grosvenor Garden Centre – Update: Sold out!

Where: Grosvenor Garden Centre, Wrexham Rd, Chester CH4 9EB

 

*Santas Grotto At Grosvenor Garden Centre – Update: Sold out!

Where: Wrexham Rd, Chester CH4 9EB

 

*Storytime with Mrs Claus at Grosvenor Garden Centre – Update: Sold out!

Where: Wrexham Rd, Chester CH4 9EB

 

*Polar Passport, Ice Cream Farm

When: 30th Nov to 24th Dec (selected dates)

Where: The Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Cheshire, Chester CH3 9NE

Price: £12

Prebook? Yes via companies website or link below.

Description: Enter The Playhouse and enjoy the following activities: Gingerbread making, reindeer food, Xmas crafts and story time with Mrs Claus 🤶, complete these and get a stamp on your passport.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/the-ice-cream-farm-cheshires-ice-cream-adventure-park/

 

*Breakfast with Santa, Ice Cream Farm

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 6th to 22nd December.

Where: The Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Cheshire, Chester CH3 9NE

Price: £10 per child and £7 per adult.

Prebook? Yes via companies website or link below.

Description: 🎅 Santa’s coming and he’s stopping for breakfast! 

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/the-ice-cream-farm-cheshires-ice-cream-adventure-park/

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CREWE

*A Victorian Steampunk Christmas, Crewe Heritage Centre

When: 7TH and 8th Dec 2019

Where: Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: The Ministry of Steampunk is hopping on a train and heading north this festive season for a special steam powered celebration of Christmas. Come and join us for a journey through time with a twist of mulled spice and even a visit from Santa!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/crewe-heritage-centre/

 

*Christmas pottery at The Pantree Cafe

When: 7th December from 1.30 to 3.30pm

Where: Little Potters, Barons Rd, CW2 5

Price: Dependent on pottery piece selected.

Prebook? Yes. Ring on the morning to check there is availability.

Description: The perfect chance to come along and paint some gorgeous keepsakes or Christmas gifts. Not only can you create some lovely pottery but also have a lovely lunch or some amazing cake! Everyone’s a winner! 😁

 

*BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

When: 10th December

Where: Haslington Playbarn, Clay lane, Haslington, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5SE

Price: £10 per head.

Prebook? Yes email haslingtonplaybarn@outlook.com

Description: This will begin at 10:00am with breakfast on arrival and a play in the playbarn, we have a christmas themed 45 minute boogie beat session that will begin at 11:00, you then have another 45 minutes of play time before we close at 12:30! Breakfast includes a mini English breakfast and unlimited cordial. Our boogie beats class is a dance, movement and song session, with Caroline the Elf 🧝🏼‍♀️

 

*Christmas Party

When: 14th December from 5 to 11pm

Where: Betley Village Hall

Price: Tickets £5 adult £8 child includes buffet.

Prebook? Via https://www.teamlewistrust.org.uk/getinvolved/family-christmas-party

Description: Join us at our Family Christmas Party at Betley Village Hall on Saturday 14th December. We’ll be having a children’s disco, kids activities, buffet, raffle with lots of lovely toys and games on offer, a bar, a toy stall and a gift for each child.

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*Shavington, Crewe Christmas Special, Adventure Babies Cheshire West and Crewe

When: 15th December at either 10am or 11.30am

Where: Shavington Village Hall, CW2 5DP

Price: £9.50

Prebook? Yes via https://www.adventurebabies.co.uk/product/shavington-story-sensory-adventures-christmas/

Description: Suitable for children aged 0 to 18 months. An hour long Christmas special, where we will be bring a festive themed book to life through interactive storytelling, sensory props, songs, messy play and more. Babies (& adults!) are welcome to wear Xmas outfits or Xmas Jumpers, however normal clothes are fine too. Classes support language and communication development as well as stimulating all of the senses to build and strengthen brain connections.

Business facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AdventureBabiesCheshireWestandCrewe/?ref=br_rs

Website: https://www.adventurebabies.co.uk/classes/cheshire-west-and-crewe/

*The Big Play | Christmas Fun

When: 18th December 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

Where: Hopes and Beams, Broad Street, CW1 3UD

Price: £4 per child (pre school)

Prebook? No

Description: Come along on Wednesday 18th December for lots of festive fun! Expect Christmas themed craft, sensory play, a Christmas themed snack, Christmas songs and a super soft snowball fight. The Big Play is on every Wednesday from 10:00 til 11:30. A session to stay and play with your child, enjoy arts and crafts, messy play, music and singing, or share a story. They can also explore and enjoy our bikes, scooters, big lego, soft play, sensory room and more. We can’t wait to welcome you!

 

*Little Woodpeckers Christmas Special

When: 19th and 20th December, 2019

Where: Shavington Farm, 32 Weston Ln, Shavington, CW2 5AN

Price: £10 per child including drink and snack.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page.

Description: ⭐️ Woodland Christmas crafts.🎄 Write your Christmas wishes on our wishing tree.⭐️ Festive themed tuff tray.🎄 Enjoy a toasted buttery crumpet around the campfire, with a choice of toppings. ⭐️ Warm up with a drink of festive spiced juice (for adults too).🎄 Christmas carols around the campfire.⭐️ And of course we’ll finish with everyones favourite….toasted marshmallows.
All the usual activities will also be set up – mud kitchens, bug hunting, hammocks, swings, digging, fairyland, and lots more.

 

*Crewe: Back in Time For Christmas

When: 22nd December from 4.30 to 5.30pm

Where: New Life Community Church, Fuller Drive, Crewe, CW2 6TH

Price: £3.00 Adults. £1.50 Children and concessions

Prebook? Not stated so please contact church for confirmation. Rev. Phil Worthington
07929 673492 or philworthington@gmail.com

Description: Justin Time has finally completed his time machine and what better use for it than to go back 2000 years to the nativity. So he can not only see it for himself, but can give baby Jesus a Christmas present of his own too! Everything should run like clockwork – that’s if Justin’s calculations are correct. With songs, silliness and a whole lot of festive fun, join Justin on his adventure back in time for the very first Christmas!

 

*All Aboard The Polar Express

When: 24th December from 5 to 7pm

Where: Station Pilot Crewe, Jack Mills Way, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5UZ

Price:£8 per child.

Prebook? Not stated but given the type of event, we assume so. Please ring  01270 260560

Description: Need something to tire the children out before bed on christmas eve?? Well we have the solution!! Here at Station Pilot we are going to be running a Polar Express event in which we show the Film in the comfort of bean bags, with popcorn and hot chocolate. Plus the opportunity to make reindeer food for Rudolph and his friends and lots of other surprises!!!

 

*Brunch with Santa, Hickorys Smokehouse.

When: 24th December from 9am until 2pm.

Where: 332 Crewe Rd, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5AF

Price: Depends on what you select.

Prebook? Advisable  01270 906144

Description: Santa is stopping off at Hickory’s before the big day.Bring your little ones and come & meet the big guy himself.

CONGLETON

*Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Elf Hunt

When: 14th December

Where: Brereton Heath, Congleton CW12 4SU

Price: £0.00

Prebook? No but parking charges may apply.

Description: The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/brereton-heath-local-nature-reserve/

 

*Astbury live Nativity

When: 16th and 17th December.

Where: Astbury Church, Peel Ln, Congleton CW12 4RQ

Price: Adults £5 and children £2.50

Prebook? Advisable. Tickets available from Glebe Farm shop.

Description: Growing in popularity every year, the live nativity portrays the true meaning of Christmas. For many it has become the highlight of their Christmas celebrations as we follow Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

 

*Slime Lab Congleton – Slimey Christmas Workshop

When: 22nd December 2019

Where: St Johns Community Centre, Buxton Old Rd, Congleton CW12 2ES

Price: £12.50 and includes two adults.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page.

Description: Whether you have been naughty or nice, you can come along and have a Slimey time at our Slimey Christmas workshop, spending 90 minutes making two different Christmas themed slimes all with a festive twist! – Christmas Slime- Get in the festive spirit with all the colours and scents of Christmas to make perfect slime for your xmas stocking. – Snow Slime- Let is snow, snow, snow with this crunchy slime with fake snow. It makes the perfect texture to be the envy of any snowman.
Aimed at (but not exclusive to) children ages 5-11 years old.

ELLESMERE PORT

*Story time with Santa and Festive Bauble Making Workshop

When: 8th Dec 2019

Where: The Port Arcades, Mercer Walk, 54, Ellesmere Port CH65 0AP

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Join us to make festive baubles in our craft workshop, and listen to a story with Santa.

 

*Granny Turismo, Santa Story Time, Gingerbread & Scarlet’s Angels

When: 14th Dec 2019

Where: The Port Arcades, Mercer Walk, 54, Ellesmere Port CH65 0AP

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: A fun packed festive day – with Granny Turismo back by popular demand, Story time sessions with Santa,Gingerbread decorating workshops and music by Scarlet’s Angels.

 

*Reindeer themed decorations and Santa Story Time

When: 15th Dec 2019

Where: The Port Arcades, Mercer Walk, 54, Ellesmere Port CH65 0AP

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Join us to make Reindeer themed decorations and listen to a story with Santa.

 

For more events at the Port Arcades, please browse www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk

 

*Santa Social, Boulder Hut

When: 20th December from 6pm to 12pm.

Where: Unit 1, Olympic Park, Poole Hall Rd, Ellesmere Port CH66 1ST

Price: Usual admission fees apply.

Prebook? No

Description: Our next Social will be on the 20th December. We’d like to fill the place with Santas, kinda like a santa dash. Fun Climbing Competition, Console Games, Random Dance, Treasure Hunt, Christmas Nibbles and more.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/boulder-hut/

 

*Kids’ Christmas Party, Boulder Hut

When: 22nd to 24th December from 10am to 6pm

Where: Unit 1, Olympic Park, Poole Hall Rd, Ellesmere Port CH66 1ST

Price: £16.00

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: 60 minutes of instructor led fun, games and climbing, Shoe hire, 45 minutes of party food, cake, hats, Climbing Father Christmas, Fancy dress competition with a one month pass prize for the winner.  Fun & Games.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/boulder-hut/

 

*Meet Father Christmas, National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

When: 7th to 24th December (Selected dates)

Where: National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port, S Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW

Price: 9.50 for adults and children. Free for children under 1 year old  

Prebook? Recommended to avoid disappointment on 0151 355 5017

Description: On arrival you will be guided across to Father Christmas’s magical grotto where you will see the elves in action. Father Christmas will join you to tell you a story and give you an early Christmas gift. You will then get the chance to meet him whilst enjoying some light refreshments in his special cafe.  

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/national-waterways-museum/

 

*Santa’s Grotto At Burleydam Garden Centre

When: Daily until 24th December – subject to availability. Sessions still available.

Where: Burleydam Garden Centre, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 1QH

Price: £7.99

Prebook? Essential via companies website.

Description: Join Father Christmas in his Grotto!  Plenty of photo opportunities, magical animated displays, and a quality gift.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/santas-grotto-at-burleydam-garden-centre/

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Frodsham and Helsby

*Ho Ho Helsby

When: 7 December 2019

Where: The Old Bank Tea Rooms, Chester Rd, Helsby.

Price: Free admission.

Prebook? No

Description: Helsby’s fourth Christmas Community event by Ho Ho Helsby group with food, drink and craft stalls, loads of activities and attractions, live music stage, real reindeer and a fabulous twilight parade through the village! And Santa in his grotto. 🎅🏻

 

*Frodsham Frost Fair 2019

When: 7th to 8th December 2019, 11am to 4pm

Where: Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN

Price: Free admission and parking.

Prebook? No

Description: Join us for a traditional family Christmas with a contemporary twist. A “must go” destination for those seeking high quality handmade, thoughtful gifts. Discover original art, handcrafted items, one of a kind children’s toys, clothing designed & stitched by the maker & much more.

 

*Jack & The Beanstalk

When: 13th AND 18th December from 5.30 to 9.30

Where: The Cheshire View Clubhouse and Bar, 3 Kingsley Rd, Frodsham WA6 6SU

Price: £5.50 per child and £3.50 per adult.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page or from the Clubhouse.  

Description: ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’. Bring you, your family & kids to enjoy our very own….
�Christmas Panto � Santa visit, present and disco
To find out more please visit

 

*Elf School

When: 14th and 21st December from 3 to 5pm.

Where: The Cheshire View Clubhouse and Bar, 3 Kingsley Rd, Frodsham WA6 6SU

Price: £15 per child.  

Prebook? Yes call 01928 789 829  

Description: Become an Elf recruit and help Elfie doodles discover their elf name. There is also face painting from a special guest.
To find out more please visit

 

*Christmas Concert

When: 21st December at 7pm

Where: Frodsham Community Centre,  Fluin Ln, Frodsham WA6 7QN

Price: Tickets £12, children under 16 £5

Prebook? Recommended 07845 730061

Description: Frodsham & District Choral Society invite you to an evening of festive songs, traditional carols and seasonal music, with Barnton Silver Band at Frodsham Community Centre.

KNUTSFORD

*A Fairytale Christmas Mansion, Tatton Park

When: Select dates until 5th Jan 2020

Where: Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6QN,

Price: Adult £10 and children £6. National Trust members are required to pay entry to this special seasonal event.

Prebook? No

Description: Enter a magical Christmas Mansion themed with all of your favourite fairy tales and decorated with special lighting and stunning decorations. Seasonal music adds to the festive atmosphere as you work your way through enchanting rooms – from the grandeur of the state rooms through to the servants’ quarters. There’s a special festive treat awaiting you at the end!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/tatton-park-national-trust/

 

*Festive Friday at Tatton Park

When: Select dates until 5th Jan 2020

Where: Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6QN,

Price: Adults £10 and children £7.

Prebook? Yes via https://www.maximweb.net/tattonparkresponsive_ui/tickets/

Description: Dusk falls and the Mansion twinkles – enjoy your arrival to the Mansion with festive music. Step inside the fairy tale Christmas Mansion and say hello to Father Christmas waiting in the grand Staircase Hall. You’ll have time for a quick Santa selfie before being greeted by his elves in the cellars where you can write him a letter and make a paper chain decoration….be sure to look out for Mother Christmas on your travels!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/tatton-park-national-trust/

 

* Father Christmas at the Farm, Tatton

When: Every Saturday and Sunday until 21st Dec.

Where: The Farm, Tatton, Knutsford WA16 6QN

Price: £7 per adult, £6.50 per child (includes a gift from Father Christmas).

Prebook? No

Description: A holiday favourite, children can meet Father Christmas and his elf helpers along with our rare breed farmyard friends. Music from choirs and brass bands fill the air, and there’s a children’s entertainer and storytelling to enjoy. Don’t forget to pose on Santa’s sleigh for a photo and visit Aunt Mary in her cosy cottage. Reindeer Prancer and Dancer will take centre stage in the traditional live nativity.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/the-farm-at-tatton-park/

 

*Santas grotto, Café at Plumleys.           

When: 7th, 14th, 21st December from

Where: Plumleys Plant & Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD

Price: £7.50 per child from age 2.

Prebook? No

Description: complimentary mini mince pies for grown ups

 

*Seeded Paper Christmas Card, Plumleys Plant Tots       

When: 12th December from 10 to 11am

Where: Plumleys Plant & Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD

Price: £7 per child from age 2, includes a drink and home made cookie.

Prebook? Not stated. Please contact café on 01565 722315

Description: Make the ultimate eco friendly Christmas card….a card you can plant to grow flowers!
We will make some seeded paper to shape and decorate our card.
Who will you give your beautiful growing card to?

 

*Santa’s stories and puppets, Knutsford Library

When: 12th December from 12.15am

Where: Knutsford Library, Toft Rd, Knutsford WA16 0PG

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description:  Join us for a festive edition of storytime – with puppets!

*Christmas Rhymetime, Knutsford Library

When: 13th December from 11am

Where: Knutsford Library, Toft Rd, Knutsford WA16 0PG

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description:  A festive edition of rhymetime

 

*Christmas crafts for children, Knutsford Library

When: 14th December from 10.30am to 11.30am

Where: Knutsford Library, Toft Rd, Knutsford WA16 0PG

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description:  Come and make baubles, stars and stockings at our free drop-in craft session

 

*Childrens Christmas Party, Gauntlet Bird Of Prey, Eagle And Vulture Park

When: 14th December from 4 to 6pm

Where: Manchester Rd, Knutsford WA16 0SX

Price: £20 for one adult and one child. £12 per child and £9.50 per adult.

Prebook? Essential via companies website.

Description: Our end of year Christmas party for children are a great way to do something a little different in the build up to Christmas. Join us at 4pm for a festive hour meeting some of Gauntlet’s residents in our indoor arena, slip on a gauntlet and handle one of our deadly owls, meet a stinky ferret, and enjoy a flying demonstration just for you! Afterwards the party really starts with a festive lunchbox, fun party games, a special festive party bag….and there may even be a visit from the big man himself for all the good boys and girls!

 

Owls by moonlight Gauntlet Bird Of Prey, Eagle And Vulture Park  – update – sold out!

 

*A story with Stick Man, Café at Plumleys.         

When: 16th December from 10 to 11am

Where: Plumleys Plant & Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD

Price: £7 per child from age 2.

Prebook? Not stated. Please contact café on 01565 722315 or via our plumleys plant tots Facebook page @plumleysplantots

Description: Come along and hear the story of how Stick Man found his way home to his family tree. We will then be making some exciting crafts around this story such as a Stick Man plant pot decoration.

 

*Sing-a-long Stableyard Carols, Tatton Park

When: 22nd December, from 3 to 4pm

Where: Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Price: Usual admission

Prebook? No

Description: Huddle together with a hot chocolate and sing-a-long to favourite Chritsmas carols with King Edward’s Musical Society. Pick up last minute gifts and enjoy winter warming food and drinks in our Stables Restauarnt and Gardener’s Cottage.

 

*LEGO Club Knutsford Library

When: 31st December

Where: Toft Rd, Knutsford WA16 0PG

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Everything is AWESOME!

MACCLESFIELD

*Family Activity Day At Macclesfield Forest

When: 1st December

Where: Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0AR

Price: £0.00

Prebook? No

Description: Ideal for families with children aged 5 to 15 years old. Watch a chainsaw carving. What will it be? Mini orienteering. What can you find on the scavenger hunt? Natural Art Family Challenge. Explore and play in the forest.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/family-activity-day-at-macclesfield-forest/

*ENHANCED LISTING*

*Happy Christmas Macclesfield, Splat Messy Play Cheshire East

When: 10th December.

Where: Bethel Baptist Church, Calamine St, Macclesfield SK11 7HU

Price: £6.25 for a single session. Termly booking available.

Prebook? https://www.facebook.com/events/462786114557388/

Description: Throughout term time and through the holidays. Great for little ones weaning as well as mums and children who shy away from too much mess. Messy play is often difficult at home as mums and carers struggle with the mess (and the clean up). At Splat we take away this hassle providing gloop, sand, playdough, paint, crafts, glitter, slime and water (to name a few!) where the children can explore, create, touch, taste and feel new things at messy play.
Fancy getting messy at a birthday party? We also provide events to ensure your little one can celebrate in messy style!

*Christmas Gruff – UPDATE – SOLD OUT

When: 14th and 15th December

 

*Festive Fairy-tale House Workshops

When: 14th to 21st December

Where: The Old Sunday School Heritage Centre,  Roe St, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Price: £4 per festive house

Prebook? Yes. Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045

Description: Make your own Festive Fairy-tale House at this mouth-wateringly fun workshop.
The session starts with you constructing the house. You can then let your imagination run wild as you decorate your festive house with sweets and other yummy goodies!

 

*The Nutcracker, Cinemac Macclesfield

When: 17th December

Where: Heritage Centre, Roe St, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Price: Various.

Prebook? Recommended via Cinemacs website or facebook group.

Description: Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker. The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker’s life – so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy – and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara’s adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

 

*Slime Lab Macclesfield – Slimey Christmas Workshop

When: 22nd December 2019

Where: Jasmine Park Pavillion, Off Whirley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3GH

Price: £12.50 and includes two adults.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page.

Description: Whether you have been naughty or nice, you can come along and have a Slimey time at our Slimey Christmas workshop, spending 90 minutes making two different Christmas themed slimes all with a festive twist! – Christmas Slime- Get in the festive spirit with all the colours and scents of Christmas to make perfect slime for your xmas stocking. – Snow Slime- Let is snow, snow, snow with this crunchy slime with fake snow. It makes the perfect texture to be the envy of any snowman.
Aimed at (but not exclusive to) children ages 5-11 years old.

 

*Mayor’s Carol Service

When: 22nd December from 6.30pm

Where: St George’s Baptist Church, Macclesfield, SK11 6TG

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Mayor’s carol service with Pastor Tony Togneri. Followed by coffee and mince pies.

 

*Telescope Walking Tours, Jodrell Bank

When: Daily until 9th Jan 11.45am and 3.15pm

Where: The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

Price: Free with admission

Prebook? No

Description: Join one of our friendly Explainers as they take you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope. You’ll find out more about how the Grade 1 listed Telescope works, explore its fascinating history and discover some of its ground-breaking research. Walking Tours last around 45 minutes, will take place indoors if wet, are available on a drop-in basis and are free with general admission. Talks are aimed at adults and children aged 10+

To find out about this venues upcoming events, or details about what this venue has to offer on a typical day, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/jodrell-bank-discovery-centre/

MANCHESTER (GENERAL)

Image provided by intu Trafford Centre for use by Clued in with kids

*Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2019 | Manchester

When: 6th and 7th December from 12 noon

Where: intu Trafford Centre, The Orient, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA

Price: Donations to charity.

Prebook? No

Description: Holidays are Coming… The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour will be back for 2019, spreading holiday magic across UK! The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour returns in 2019 with a very special partner: Crisis, the national homelessness charity.

 

*The True Cost of Christmas, Manchester Museum

When: Daily until 16th December 2019

Where: Manchester Museum, University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Want to learn how to live more sustainably? This interactive installation highlights hidden environmental impacts and shows exactly how small changes can help us all live more sustainably.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/manchester-museum/

 

* The Nightmare Before Christmas – film screening at Manchester Museum

When: 13th December 2019

Where: Manchester Museum, University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

Price: Adults £10 and kids £6

Prebook? Yes

Description: On Friday 13th December enjoy Tim Burton’s Spooky festive classic in Manchester Museum’s unique setting. There will be museum object handling tables, craft activities, festive cocktails, a full bar, and a screening in our beautiful Living Worlds gallery.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/manchester-museum/

 

*Christmas at Cockfields Farm

When: 7th, 8th 14th 15th 21st, 22nd, 24th December

Where: Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR

Price: £39.95 for children and £19.95 for adults.

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: Collect your Passports and check in at North Pole Passport Control. Follow your Guide Elf to the Elf School where you will see the amazing Elf show. Head down to Candy-cane lane to arrive at Mrs Claus’ Kitchen where you can decorate your very own Gingerbread man. Take a stroll through the Elf Village, enjoy Hot Chocolate , Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Cookies. Write a Letter to Santa. Make some Reindeer Food. Hang a Christmas wish on the Wishing tree. Meet Santa’s reindeer. Pop into the Elves Workshop to build your very own Teddy Bear to take home. Visit Santa in his Magical Grotto. Your Journey wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Santa’s Stables to see Prancer & Dancer the Real Reindeer and even have a cuddle with some of Santa’s Bunnies & Guinea Pigs while you are there.

 

* WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME – Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry.

When: 21st to 5th January 2020

Where: Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP

Price: Charges apply for some activities.

Prebook? Not usually.

Description: Suitable for all ages. From aluminium to zirconium, the chemical elements are the building blocks of life, the universe and everything. This winter holiday we’re wishing the periodic table a very happy 150th birthday with a look at everything from slime to the Sun. Don’t forget to head to the slime factory too!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/manchester-science-and-industry-museum/

 

*New Years Eve Party, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Manchester

When: 31st October from 10am to 5pm

Where: Unit D5, Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS

Price: £12 per person.  

Prebook? Yes via companies website or facebook page.  

Description: On 31st December we have 2 awesome party sessions, with Minifigures, mocktails magic and more! Dance your way out of 2019 with our mascots and celebrate the New Year with a balloon drop!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/legoland-discovery-centre/

*Christmas Beneath the Waves, SEA LIFE Manchester

When: Daily until 5th January 2020

Where: Barton Square intu Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS

Price: From £16.95

Prebook? Recommended to guarantee entry.

Description: Dive into a tropical underwater wonderland and help us make some of our most beloved creatures Christmas wishes come true. Venture through our festive Caribbean paradise and read the letters to Santa from some of our key creatures, to help us work out just what they want for Christmas. What would be the perfect gift for a giant Japanese spider crab? Can you decipher the wish list of a black tip reef shark? And will Cammy and Ernie, our giant green sea turtles, get their hearts desire this festive season?

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/sea-life-manchester-at-intu-trafford-centre/

*Ice Village, Manchester.

When: Daily until 5th January 2020

Where: Ice Village Manchester, Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, Manchester, M4 3BG

Price: Entrance to the Ice Village is FREE but you will require tickets for the Ice Cavern, Ice Tiki Bar, Ice Rink and Santa’s Grotto.

Prebook?  http://tidd.ly/7da43215

Description: Set against a backdrop of snow covered trees and twinkling lights, there will be lots to see and do. Wrap up warm and visit the Christmas elves hard at work in the Ice Cavern or take your wish list and visit Santa in his Grotto. There’s plenty to enjoy for both children and adults and the Ice Tiki Bar is the perfect place indulge in a festive drink or two. Enjoy arctic games, find a range of unique gifts for loved ones, grab a bite to eat or drink at the traditional Christmas market stalls.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/ice-village-manchester/

 

*Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Grotto

When: Daily until 24th Dec 10am-6pm

Where: intu Trafford Centre, Regent Cres., Stretford, M17 8AA Manchester.

Price: Child ticket £8.50 and Adult ticket £5.50 (incl booking fee)

Prebook? Yes see listing card below.

Description: Experience the wonders of a Peter Rabbit inspired grotto as the story of Beatrix Potter’s woodland wonderland is brought to life by actors playing the part of Peter Rabbit and his woodland friends. The excitable Squirrel Nutkin will be up to mischievous tricks whilst you decorate your Christmas Elf biscuits* with Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and don’t forget to keep those eyes peeled for that cunning Mr. Tod! Will you be brave enough to join him in his twinkly lair and take a peep inside his cooking pot?

For more information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/peter-rabbits-christmas-grotto-intu-trafford-centre/

 

*Santa’s Grotto! Chill Factore.

When: Daily until Christmas Eve

Where: 7 Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7JA

Price: £2.50 on top of usual admission.

Prebook? Recommended for Santas Grotto via companies website.

Description: Twinkly lights, real snow and a magical grotto can only mean one thing – Santa has come to Chill Factore. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not make it even more special by taking your little ones on an unforgettable journey where they can join in with the festivities here at Santa’s Manchester grotto. From meeting jolly Santa Claus to playing in real snow, we have everything you need for a magical Christmas experience. For only £2.50 more than our full priced Snow Park or Mini Moose Land passes.

To find out more please visit

 

*CHRISTMAS BRICKTACULAR! LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Manchester

When: Daily until 5th January 2020

Where: Unit D5, Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS

Price: £11.95 if prebooked or £16.95 walk up price

Prebook? Advised to avoid disappointment.

Description: Take part in a scavenger hunt in our Winter Wonderland themed Miniland®, build a cool decoration and journey to LEGO® Santa’s Grotto this December! You can write a letter to LEGO® Santa before heading into our brick built grotto to have your photo taken with the brick man himself! Don’t forget to pick up your AWESOME gift before you leave!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/legoland-discovery-centre/

 

*The Gruffalos Child, The Lowry

When: 6h December to 12th January 2020

Where: Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

Price: Various see companies website.

Prebook? Yes see companies website.

Description: The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. . .Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he? Let your imagination run wild with songs, laughs and scary fun for everyone aged 3 to 103.

 

*How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lowry

When: 10th December to 5th January 2020

Where: Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

Price: Various see companies website.

Prebook? Yes see companies website.

Description: The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming and hilarious musical, based on Dr. Seuss’ hugely popular best-selling books made famous by the film adaptions. Starring Griff Rhys Jones as Old Max and Matt Terry as Young Max this record setting Broadway sensation features the songs You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Welcome Christmas. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss create the whimsical world of Whoville, while Max the Dog narrates the story of the scheming Grinch whose heart is ‘two sizes too small,’ as he decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly joyful bunch bursting with holiday cheer.

 

*Tots Christmas Party, The Hideaway

When: 16th December 2019

Where: The Hideaway, Central Rd, Partington, Manchester M31 4EL

Price: £7.50

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page or website.

Description: Join us for this year’s Hideaway tots Christmas party. It’s open to all children and includes loads of play time, a visit to Father Christmas in the grotto, a party buffet lunch, games, crafts and Christmas dancing.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/the-hideaway-play-centre/

 

*Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park

When: Selected dates from 7th to 23rd December 2019

Where: Haigh Woodland Park, School Ln, Wigan WN2 1PE

Price: £6 per child and includes a small gift.

Prebook? Yes via 01942 828280

Description: Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park.The popular and well loved Santa’s Grotto returns to Haigh this Christmas. Visit Santa in his Grotto in the Courtyard here at Haigh Woodland Park – a magical Christmas experience for children and families. We will also have a brass band or choir in the courtyard every Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the Christmas period as well as some other great festive family events.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/haigh-woodland-park/

 

*Peter Pan and the Panto League, The Lowry

When: 3rd to 5th January 2020

Where: Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

Price: Various see companies website.

Prebook? Yes see companies website.

Description: It is our great honour to welcome you to the magical kingdom of Pantoland! You are joining us during a very special time in Pantoland history – everlasting peace! Or so we thought…All the good magic has been stolen and the bad guys are joining forces! See Peter Pan, Aladdin and Snow White as they team up to save Pantoland from Hook, Abanazar and the Evil Queen to save all the good magic and bring back peace to the kingdom.

NANTWICH

*Santa’s Grotto – A Bridgemere Winter Wonderland

When: Daily until 24th December (select dates only)

Where: Bridgemere Garden Centre, Nr Nantwich, CW5 7QB

Price: From £10.

Prebook? Essential via companies website.

Description: Our Santa’s Grotto is the most wonderful experience for both adults and children. With twinkling lights and Santa in his rustic cabin, the whole family will feel the festive cheer here!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/bridgemere-a-wyvale-garden-centre/

 

*Breakfast with Santa, Bridgemere Garden Centre – Update: Sold out!

When: Daily until 24th December (select dates only)

 

*Tea with Santa, Bridgemere Garden Centre – Update: Sold out!

When: Daily until 24th December (select dates only)

 

*Christmas at the Zoo, Reaseheath Zoo

When: 8th to 22nd December

Where: Rease Heath, Nantwich CW5 6DG

Price: £5 per child plus usual entry fees.

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: Santa is coming!! Children will be able to meet Father Christmas have photo opportunities with the big man himself and receive a gift. Tickets to visit Santa’s grotto are online booking only.
To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/reaseheath-zoo/

 

*Winter Wonderland Adventure

When: 10th December

Where: Imagination Ln, Unit 2, Gate Farm, Wettenhall Rd, Nantwich CW5 6AL

Price: £4.50 first child, £3 additional siblings. Price includes entry into Imagination Lane.

Prebook? Yes via Moo Music Crewe And Nantwich facebook page.

Description: Join Maggie Moo for our last Tuesday session of 2019 as she takes us on a Winter Wonderland Adventure. She’ll be taking us on the Moo Music Express and hopefully we’ll have lots of snow and maybe see some penguins.

 

*Tots’ Nativity

When: 15th December from 2pm to 2.45m

Where: St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, CW5 5RQ

Price: Free (as far as we are aware)

Prebook? No

Description: Friendly and informal, with songs, activities & story time with puppets. Come and share the magic of Christmas with your little ones.

 

*Splat Messy Play At Imagination Lane – Update, Sold out!

 

*Faddiley Christmas Market

When: 21st December.

Where: The Thatch, Wrexham Rd, C15 8JE

Price: Free entry.

Prebook? No

Description: Faddiley Christmas Markets are coming to The Thatch! Come and do some Christmas shopping whilst supporting local businesses! Santa will be here in his grotto, fully stocked bar, including warm mulled wine, winter warming food and Christmas carols – what more could you ask for?! 🎅🏻

NORTHWICH

*Breakfast with Santa at Anderton Boat Lift

When: 30 November, 1 December, 7 December, 8 December.

Where: Lift Ln, Northwich CW9 6FW

Price: £13.00 per child and £12.50 per adult.

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: Experience the magic of Christmas by the water at Cheshire’s award-winning Anderton Boat Lift. This exclusive ‘breakfast with Santa’ experience is the perfect way to start a month full of festive family fun.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/anderton-boatlift-and-nature-park/

*Santa Cruises at Anderton Boat Lift

When: From 30th Nov to 24th Dec

Where: Lift Ln, Northwich CW9 6FW

Price: Adult £6 and child £8

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: A magical Christmas experience aboard the Edwin Clark trip boat.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/anderton-boatlift-and-nature-park/

 

*Breakfast with Santa At Blakemere Village

When: 20th and 21st Sec (22nd sold out).  

Where: Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2EB, UK

Price: £18.95 per person and under 1’s are £5

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: Imagine an owl swooping down over long banquet tables filled with a festive feast of Christmas delights set in beautiful heated tipi’s. Whilst this magical family event unfolds, Santa mingles with guests before telling a festive story and bestowing small gifts to all the children. A special treat for all ages to enjoy!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/blakemere-village/

 

*Christmas Woodland At Blakemere Village

When: Every Sat and Sun until 22nd December plus Mon 23rd Dec.

Where: Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2EB, UK

Price: £30 per person and £10 per child under 3 years.

Prebook? Recommended via companies website.

Description: • Entertainment by woodland characters • Meet Father Christmas in his sorting office • Build your own cuddly toy with Mrs Claus • A small gift for each adult • Unlimited outdoor family skating • Meet Snowy the Owl and friends • Magical wand whittling

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/blakemere-village/

 

*Free Storytime with Elf Twinkletoes At Blakemere Village

When: Every Saturday and Sunday until 22nd December.

Where: Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2EB, UK

Price: £0.00

Prebook? No

Description: Located in the Elf Cottage in the Centre of the Courtyard. Craft corner available.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/blakemere-village/

*Festive Farm Fun

When: 1st Dec from 11am to 2pm

Where: Manor Ln, Davenham, Northwich CW9 7RH

Price: Dependent on activity booked.

Prebook? Essential via companies facebook page.

Description: Paint your own decorations with Crafting Corner. Join us in our Christmas grotto to listen to a winter story read by Farmer Christmas and receive a gift. Meet our resident Donkey’s and take a ride around the farm. There will be festive drinks and outdoor food available.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/riverside-organic/

 

*Santas Grotto, Barons Quay

When: Every Sat until 21st December.  

Where:  31 Leicester St, Northwich CW9 5LG

Price: Free entry

Prebook? No

Description: Come down to Barons Quay on Saturdays to meet Santa! Take a selfie and give him your wish list, it’s time to get in the Christmas spirit!

 

*Aladdin Panto

When: 14th December to 1st Jan 2020

Where: The Grange Theatre, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU

Price: Dependant on time and location.

Prebook? Yes via companies website or 01606 539040

Description: KD Theatre Productions return for the venues 11th Pantomime – Aladdin! Join us on a magical carpet ride all the way to Peking for this year’s spectacular pantomime ‘ALADDIN’ at The Grange Theatre starring Grange Theatre favourites Rob Stevens as Widow Twankey and Oliver Scott as Wishee Washee.

 

*Fun Photo Booth, Barons Quay

When:21st December from 10 till 4pm.

Where:  31 Leicester St, Northwich CW9 5LG

Price: Free entry

Prebook? No

Description: Take a break from shopping and take away a fun family momento from our photo booth filled with props!

 

*Giant Snow Globe, Barons Quay

When:21st December from 10 till 4pm.

Where:  31 Leicester St, Northwich CW9 5LG

Price: Free entry

Prebook? No

Description: The Snow Globe is back by popular demand! Step into a winter wonderland with fun props and snow.

 

*Children’s Frozen Christmas Party, Vale Royal Abbey

When: Saturday 21st December

Where: Vale Royal Abbey, Vale Royal Dr, Northwich CW8 2BA

Price: £25 for two children and two adults (includes a main meal for the adults)

Prebook? Contact enquiries@vra.co.uk

Description: School has finished and the excitement is at its peak, take a few hours out of your busy day to relax in our lounge bar while your little ones are having some fun. Party package include child entertainer Dozy Dave, picnic boxes, a special appearance and much more!

 

* Children’s Party and Disco, Winnington park recreation centre.

When: 23rd December from 2 to 4pm

Where: Park Rd, Northwich CW8 4EB

Price: £4 per child inclusive of a selection box.

Prebook? Ring 01606 79897 for details or buy from the bar.

Description: Dancing and games for children.  

 

* New Years Eve Family Party And Games, Winnington park recreation centre.

When: 31st December with doors opening from 7.30pm

Where: Park Rd, Northwich CW8 4EB

Price: £8 per adult, £3 per child.

Prebook? Not stated but ring 01606 79897 for details.

Description: Dancing and games for children throughout the evening, goodie bag etc and you can even bring your own picnic bag.

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RUNCORN AND WIDNES

* The Santa Show 2019, Brindley Theatre

When: Friday 13th – Tuesday 17th December 2019 at various times

Where: The Brindley, High St, Runcorn WA7 1BG

Price: £13 inclusive of booking fee.

Prebook? Yes via 0151 907 8360

Description: There’s nothing Santa loves more than starting the countdown to Christmas by opening the windows of his giant Christmas calendar. But when he tries to begin the countdown this year, disaster – the calendar is broken and all the magical goodies inside have gone missing! Join Dotty the Elf, Dasher the Reindeer, Jack Frost and Pompom the Penguin in a fun, festive, musical adventure to help fix the Christmas calendar and get  Santa’s Christmas Countdown started – plus remember to bring your Christmas letter to post in Santa’s special post box!

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/the-santa-show-2019-brindley-theatre/

 

* Snow White and the seven Dwarfs Brindley Theatre

When: 11th December to 12th January 2020. Show times vary.

Where: The Brindley, High St, Runcorn WA7 1BG

Price: From £18

Prebook? Yes via 0151 907 8360

Description: Fantastic family pantomime Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Starring Brindley Panto favourites Rebecca Lake as Snow White, Andrew Curphey as Muddles, Charlie Griffiths as Fairy and Chris Pym as the Prince. Plus star of Stage, Screen and TV shows such as Brookside, Coronation Street and The Royal Michael Starke as the Huntsman and Lynn Francis as the Wicked Queen. 

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-brindley-theatre/

 

*Christmas Carol Singing, Norton Priory

When: 14th December

Where: Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Rd, Windmill Hill, Runcorn WA7 1SX

Price: £5 per person.

Prebook? Yes. Call 01928 569 895.

Description: Get into the festive spirit with the Runcorn Community Choir and some Christmas Carols in the atmospheric medieval undercroft at Norton Priory.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/norton-priory-museum-and-gardens/

*The Hayloft Santa Experience – Saturdays 2019

When: Each Saturday until 21st December.

Where: Sandy Lane Bold Heath, Sandy Ln, Great Sankey, Widnes WA8 3XP

Price: £12.50 per child including gift and train ride, £3.50 per adult (14 years +) including train ride, under 1s free (do not usually receive gift).

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook or website.

Description: Join the elves in their workshop for some fun Christmas activities and adventure! Continue the journey to Santa with a ride on the miniature railway and enter the magical Grotto to enjoy a story from Santa himself and receive a gift for each child.

TARPORLEY

*Christmas at Cotebrook – £1 Entry!

When: Saturday and Sunday from 7th to 15th December.

Where: Eaton Ln, Tarporley CW6 9DP

Price: £1 per person

Prebook? Recommended to avoid disappointment.  

Description: Pony Grooming, Breakfast with Santa (additional charge, must be pre booked), Christmas colouring competition, Shire Horse talk, Walk on the wildside animal feeding and more.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/cotebrook-shire-horse-centre-and-country-park/

 

* Breakfast with Santa at Cotebrook

When: Saturday and Sunday from 7th to 15th December.

Where: Eaton Ln, Tarporley CW6 9DP

Price: £3.00 per ticket

Prebook? Essential via companied website.

Description:  Santa and his elves will greet you and take you to your table. He will then bring a special gift for each child. Children’s breakfast includes a drink and a present.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/cotebrook-shire-horse-centre-and-country-park/

 

WARRINGTON

*Farmer Christmas (Junior Farmers), Kenyon Hall Farm

When: 30th Nov to 8th Dec 2019

Where: Winwick Ln, Croft, Warrington WA3 7ED

Price: £5.50 per child. Adults and babies free.

Prebook? Essential. See event link below.

Description: Calling all Junior Farmers! Get into the festive spirit with a hands-on session all about Christmas down on the farm. We’ll be having fun while we learn and the 45 minute session will include a workshop to make a natural tree decoration to take home and getting dirty hands planting a winter bulb.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/kenyon-hall-farm/

 

*Mini Professors Christmas Party

When: 8th December 2019

Where: Winwick Leisure Centre, Winwick, Warrington WA2 8LQ

Price: £9 including snack and gift.

Prebook? Yes Email warrington@miniprofessors.co.uk

Description: Join us for an hour of hands on science experiments as we count down to Christmas….
How does Santa power his rocket? Race Santa’s sleigh rocket. What is snow? How do the reindeers have enough energy and how can you help? With lots of hands on experiments, a story, a present and a Christmas snack your 2-5 year old will have a fantastic time getting into the Christmas spirit and having some science fun.

 

*Christmas in the Forest, Free!

When: 14th December, 2019

Where: Sankey Valley Park, 1 Lilford Ave, Warrington WA5 0AW

Price: Free

Prebook? Essential.

Description: Suitable for children 5+ we’re offering a family Forest School experience, with a Christmas theme and plenty of fun activities in the Forest. If that wasn’t enough, there’ll also be Marshmallow toasting, hot chocolate, a free Christmas craft activity to take home and most importantly a chance to hear all about the Christmas story and what it means for us today.

 

*THE SANTA, MRS CLAUSE & ELVES EXPERIENCE, Grange Farm Lowton

When: 30th November to 24th December (selected dates)

Where: Stone Cross Ln S, Lowton, Warrington WA3 1JU

Price: Adults are free. Children under 1 are £6. Other children are £19.

Prebook? Please phone to book 01925 290062 or 07585040503 and ask for Leanne or enter details online.

Description: Our cheeky elves will give each child a ticket into the grotto to visit Santa and bambi the Deere. Each child will have a one to one with Santa and one of the elves will take a photo of your child with Santa. Santa will give each child a gift and a little bag of magic reindeer dust. One of our elves will then take you round to the animal barn where you can then feed/see the animals and more.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/the-santa-mrs-clause-elves-experience-grange-farm-lowton/

 

*Christmas Ice Rink, Golden Square Warrington

When: Until 5th Jan 2020

Where: Golden Square Shopping Centre, 27 old market place, Warrington WA1 1QB

Price: Prices vary depending on time skating but we checked peak time prices which currently come in at £9.50 for an adult and £7.50 per child.

Prebook? Yes via facebook page.

Description: ICE, ICE BABY. Is there anything more Christmassy than getting the family together and hitting the ice! This year at Golden Square, we have teamed up with Warrington Bid and are bringing you a real ice rink in the Old Market Place.

To find out more please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/christmas-ice-rink-golden-square-warrington/

 

 

*Festive Fireworks, Gulliver’s World

When: 23rd December.

Where: Gulliver’s World Theme Park, Shackleton Cl, Warrington WA5 9YZ

Price: Dependent on ticket option/package.

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: Light up your Christmas with our Festive Fireworks event! Enjoy a brilliant family day out on park exploring our huge selection of rides and attractions. We’ll have some magical Christmas shows running throughout the day. To really celebrate the festive season join Gully and the Gang for our Christmas fireworks display. 🎆

 

*Christmas at Gulliver’s World

When: Daily until 5th January 2020

Where: Gulliver’s World Theme Park, Shackleton Cl, Warrington WA5 9YZ

Price: Dependent on package selected.

Prebook? Advisable but not always essential.

Description: Book one of our fantastic festive packages and celebrate Christmas at Gulliver’s this year! We’ll transport you into a winter wonderland with our great selection of Christmas rides, shows and attractions throughout the theme park. Look out for some festive favourites returning this year, including the popular Elf School. Don’t miss the chance to become an honorary elf or come and visit Mrs Christmas’ Kitchen for the chance to cook up some delicious treats. The UglyDolls are joining us for magical Christmas fun! Selected characters will be appearing in the park throughout Christmas. See the schedule below for details. UglyDolls is this year’s unmissable animated adventure, see it in cinemas now!

 

*New Years Eve at Gulliver’s World

When: 31st December 2019

Where: Gulliver’s World Theme Park, Shackleton Cl, Warrington WA5 9YZ

Price: Dependent on package selected.

Prebook? Depends on package selected.  

Description: We’ll be celebrating the New Year as it arrives in different countries around the world. Discover activities, entertainment and magical shows all the way through to midnight! For those who prefer not to sit at a table staring at a paper party hat – our alternative New Year celebration is designed for adventurous, fun-loving families! Wrap up warm, put on your dancing boots and join us for a unique New Years’ experience that’s bursting with surprises. Enjoy festive rides and attractions, outdoor activities and of course plenty of fireworks. Every hour there will be unique celebrations to represent different cultures around the world including South Africa and India. Disco Splash Zone is also available at Warrington only. Choose from theme park entry only tickets or stay, play and party with one of our short breaks!

WILMSLOW

*Mill Trail: Become A Factory Inspector

When: Daily until 31st Dec

Where: Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA

Price: 50p per trail. Usual admission fees apply.

Prebook? No

Description: Join factory inspector Augustus Snout and his assistant Scuttle on an inspection of the mill. Have a go at different jobs throughout your journey and experience the dangers of working in a cotton mill. Pick up your mill trail at the mill entrance. 50p per trail.

To find out about this venues upcoming events, or details about what this venue has to offer on a typical day, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/quarry-bank-mill-and-styal-estate-national-trust/

 

*Exhibition: A Healthy Profit, Quarry Bank Mill

When: Daily until 19th April

Where: Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA

Price: Free. Usual admission charges apply.

Prebook? No

Description: In a new exhibition we explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill. What did it feel like to lose a finger, to suffer from cotton lung or return to work days after giving birth? Discover the impact of mill work on the body, the treatments given to workers, and how this historical story is relevant to our health and wellbeing today.

To find out about this venues upcoming events, or details about what this venue has to offer on a typical day, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/quarry-bank-mill-and-styal-estate-national-trust/

 

*TinyTalk Toddler Talking Christmas party

When: 13th December 10 to 11am.

Where: Wilmslow Library, South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW

Price: £7.50 per family.

Prebook? Reserve a place via facebook page.

Description: A fun, Christmas themed class with festive songs and games plus some seasonal treats. There is a gift for every child too. Suitable for babies who are over 18 months old and confidently walking through to children of pre-school age.

 

*TinyTalk Baby signing party

When: 13th December 11.15 to 12.15pm

Where: Wilmslow Library, South Dr, Wilmslow SK9 1NW

Price: £7.50 per family.

Prebook? Reserve a place via facebook page.

Description: A fun, Christmas themed class with festive songs and seasonal treats. There is a gift for every child too. Suitable for babies under 18 months old.

WINSFORD

*Fee Play Nights, Polar Palace

When: 9th to 13th December after 3pm.

Where: 10, Road One, Winsford CW7 3PR

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Monday 9th Dec to Friday 13th Dec after 3pm each day it will be Free to enter Polar Palace. Grab your friends and make a play date.

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