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Family events in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside 11th to 12th January, 2020

Family events in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside 11th to 12th January, 2020

After a nice long break at Christmas we are back with our weekend round ups. We will also be adding more events to the events directory at www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk over the coming days.

 

In the meantime, we wish all of our members a HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2020. Heres toa year filled with adventure!

 

 

Family events Cheshire

Image: Dunham Massey. Image subject to copyright. 

*Peter Pan at Storyhouse, Chester.

When? Sat 11th and Sun 12th January

Where? Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR

Price? Tickets from £15

Prebook? Yes. Tickets still available.

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. 

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/storyhouse/

 

*Cats, Storyhouse, Chester

When? Sat 11th and Sun 12th January and also to the 16th January

Where? Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR

Price? £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm. Family Saturdays & Sundays Children: £4 and Accompanying Adults: £4

Prebook? Optional

Description: Based on poems by T.S. Eliot, Cats became one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. The epic musical hits the big screen with an all-star cast transformed using astonishing new technology to tell the all-singing story of a tribe of cats called the ‘Jellicles’. 

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/storyhouse/

                 

*Junior Keeper for the day, Reaseheath Mini Zoo

When? Sat 11th Jan and then if you miss out this time, the event runs one Saturday each month.

Where? Our keeper for a day experience gives you the chance to get stuck in and find out what it is like to be a zoo keeper. You will working alongside dedicated keepers across all of our animal sections and get to see first-hand what it’s like to work with animals.

Price? £90 for a child and £120 for an adult.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page or website.

Description: Our keeper for a day experience gives you the chance to get stuck in and find out what it is like to be a zoo keeper. You will working alongside dedicated keepers across all of our animal sections and get to see first-hand what it’s like to work with animals. Our keeper for a day sessions run on the second weekend of each month, and we have a maximum of 5 people per session. The day runs from 10am to 2.30pm. Suitable for ages 8 years plus.

 

*Exhibition: A Healthy Profit, Quarry Bank Mill

When? Sat 11th and Sun 12th January

Where? Quarry Bank, Styal Road, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA, UK

Price? Free (though admission charges apply)

Prebook? No

Description: 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.

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/quarry-bank-mill-and-styal-estate-national-trust/

 

*Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector, Quarry Bank Mill

When? Sat 11th and Sun 12th January

Where? Quarry Bank, Styal Road, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA, UK

Price? Free (though admission charges 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.

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/quarry-bank-mill-and-styal-estate-national-trust/

 

*Percy the Park Keeper: The Secret Path, Dunham Massey

When? 11th and 12th Jan

Where? Altrincham WA14 4SJ

Price? Free event but usual admission charges apply.

Prebook? No

Description: Explore the garden for a family friendly interactive trail to help Percy the Park Keeper. Stamp your trail map at each point and don’t forget to pick up your sticker at the garden kiosk.

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/dunham-massey-national-trust/

 

*Wassail, Norton Priory Museum & Garden

When? Sun 12th Jan

Where? Tudor Rd, Windmill Hill, Runcorn WA7 1SX

Price? £10 per person

Prebook? Yes via 01928 569 895

Description: The word wassail is derived from an Anglo-Saxon phrase meaning, “be of good health”. Wassailing was once a common tradition in apple growing areas, as much to bring people together in the depths of winter as to help the trees. Following the folk tradition there will be a procession around the orchard with beating drums, rattling bells and firing guns through the branches to drive away evil spirits. Toast is hung in the branches for the good spirits and cider poured on the roots of the trees to bring a good crop in the coming year. Storytelling and music is also part of a wassail gathering and we’ll be enjoying that at Norton too.

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/norton-priory-museum-and-gardens/

 

*Spies in disguise, Cinemac Macclesfield.

When? 11th and 12th January

Where? Cinemac Macclesfield, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT.

Price? On Saturday, Adults are £7.50 and children £5.50. On Sunday, all tickets are £3.70

Prebook? Can purchase tickets on the day if not sold out.

Description: Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

 

*Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

When? 11th and 12th Jan.

Where? The Brindley Theatre, High St, Runcorn WA7 1BG

Price? Adult £24, Child £18, Family £75 (2 adults, 2 children)

Prebook? Yes via the box office on 0151 907 8360. Seats still available.

Description: 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. 

 

*Cinderella, Parr Hall

When? Sat 11th and Sun 12th Jan

Where?  Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL

Price? £10.50 to £13

Prebook? Yes via 01925 442345

Description: Cinderella tells the story of a young girl who lives with her father and two ugly step-sisters. One day, an invitation to a glittering ball at the palace arrives but Cinderella’s ugly step-sisters conspire to steal her ticket and stop her from going to the ball. However, Cinderella’s friend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother work together to get her to the ball, where she finally meets her Prince. But as the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella has to return home but she leaves behind her silver slipper. Will Cinderella ever be reunited with her Prince? Or will the ugly step-sisters’ devious tricks stop the course of true love?

 

*Gruffalos child, Lowry

When? 11th to 12th Jan

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

Price? From £14

Prebook? Yes via companies website.

Description: 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. Optional free activities before or after performance.

Family events North Wales

Jumping in some really muddy puddles at Erdigg, Wrexham. Image subject to copyright. 

*Puddle Jumping, Erdigg

When? 11th and 12th Jan

Where? Marchwiel, Wrexham LL13 0YT

Price? Free but usual admission charges apply.

Prebook? No

Description: Make a splash at Erddig this January. Winter can leave many of us feeling disconnected from nature so we’re inviting everyone to wrap up warm and join us for a sploshing good time. We’ve hidden puddles in the garden for you to find and using your bouncing boots, discover just how big a splash you can make. Plus, with it being January, we’re sure there will be plenty of natural puddles appearing over the month to enjoy too! Just be sure not to forget your wellies…..

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/erddig/

 

*Sunday Winter Campfire Cooking, Erdigg

When? 12th Jan

Where? Marchwiel, Wrexham LL13 0YT

Price? Free but usual admission charges apply.

Prebook? No

Description: We know how much everyone misses our Wolf’s Den over the winter while it’s resting, so we’ve decided to bring it on tour to our Timber Yard with some winter campfire cooking every Sunday during January. So, wrap up warm and bring along your marshmallows ready for toasting on our open fire.

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/erddig/

 

*One Snowy Night – Storytelling and Activities, RSPB Conwy

When? Sat 11th Jan from 2 to 3pm

Where? A55 Junction 18, LL31 9 Llandudno Junction

Price? Booking required. Call 01492 584091.

Prebook? £3 members & £4 non-members. £2 accompanying non-member adults.

Description: Percy the park keeper always feeds the creatures in the park. But one cold winter’s night, his animal friends need more than food, and he must find a way to help them! Find out what happens in this Winter story and enjoy some hands-on crafts too.

For more information about what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/rspb-conwy/

 

*Jack & The Beanstalk: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, Theatre Clwyd

When? 11th and 12th Jan, plus 15th to 18th Jan

Where? Raikes Ln, Mold CH7 1YA

Price? Various

Prebook? Via 01352 344101. Tickets still available.

Description: Fee-fi-fo-fum, it’s panto time! Join Jack’s moo-sical journey up the beanstalk in this giant, magical, egg-cellent adventure! Our acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll panto returns with a brand new script by Wales’ Christian Patterson, full of super slapstick, bonkers frocks, sparkling sets and the anarchic panto puppets!

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/theatr-clwyd/

 

* Frozen 2 (U) at Cineworld Llandudno

When? 10.50 and 1.30pm on Sat 11th and Sun 12th Jan

Where? Cineworld Llandudno, Leisure Park, Junction Way, Llandudno Junction LL31 9XX

Price? Various depending on times and seat options.

Prebook? Preferred using companies website.

Description: From the Academy Award-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Frozen 2’ opens in UK cinemas this November.

 

*Harry Potter Festival Event, Venue Cymru

When? 11th Jan 3pm to 4pm

Where? The Promenade, Penrhyn Cres, Llandudno LL30 1BB

Price? Free event though donations gratefully received.

Prebook? Please check detailed schedule on companies website as some workshops require prebooking but not all.  

Description: Discover fun facts about the Harry Potter books as well taking part in some of the key elements of life at Hogwarts – the sorting ceremony, Quidditch, time turning, potions and much more. A funny, silly event for anyone who has ever wanted to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books! Other events held as part of the takepART11 arts and science festival.

 

*takepART11, Wales’ largest creative arts & science festival for 0-18-year-olds and their families, Venue Cymru

When? Sat 11th Jan and Sun 11th Jan

Where? The Promenade, Penrhyn Cres, Llandudno LL30 1BB

Price? Free event though donations gratefully received.

Prebook? Please check detailed schedule on companies website as some workshops require prebooking but not all.  

Description: 1 building; 2 days; 300+ workshops, drop-ins, talks, performances; 10,000 participants; loads of fun. Venue Cymru will host an explosion of arts and literature workshops and events in January 2020, with the return of take pART. Examples of workshops include paper toy making, Aardman model making, graffit workshops, Rolls Royce workshops, Ask the astronomer and more!

 

*Eric & Friends Reptile Display

When? Sun 12th Jan at 1pm

Where? Hickorys Smokehouse Rhos on Sea, 9 Llandudno Rd, LL28 4TR Rhôs-on-Sea

Price? Free

Prebook? No need to book, but places are limited so give us a call to reserve your place on 01492 550444

Description: Join us for an exciting afternoon with Eric & Friends for an interactive reptile & lizard handling display!🦎🐍

 

*AAAAAAAAAAGH Dinosaurs!

When? 11th Jan from 2 to 3.30pm

Where? Ffrith and Llanfynydd Community Centre, High St, Ffrith, Wrexham LL11 5LH

Price? £3.50

Prebook? Yes via the companies facebook page.

Description: A young Troll must defend the town from deadly, destructive dinosaurs!
Dommy B is a spoken word poet and has been on BBC’s Rhyme Rocket. He’s also the 2017 Glastonbury Poet In Residence, and has released several poetry books for young independent readers. Suitable for children aged 5 plus.

Family events Liverpool, Wirral and Merseyside

*Winter Warmups – Family sports at Speke Hall

When? East Saturday until 25th Jan

Where? Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (National Trust), The Walk, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD

Price? Free but usual admission charges apply.

Prebook? No

Description: Blow off the cobwebs and get sporty this winter at Speke Hall! Join us on Saturday afternoons throughout January for the chance to enjoy drop-in sessions of fun sporty activities including archery, hurdles, soft javelin and ‘practice your serve’ challenges. This is a free activity, but normal property admission prices do apply (free for National Trust members and under 5s).

For more information about this event, or what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/speke-hall-garden-and-estate-national-trust/

 

*Woodland Explorers, Tam O Shanter’s Urban Farm

When? Jan 11th and ever Saturday until 23rd May from 1 to 3pm

Where? Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm,  Boundary Rd, Birkenhead, Prenton CH43 7PD

Price? £26 for 6 sessions or contact Woodland explorers regarding booking part way through a term.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page.

Description: Drop your 5-14 year olds off and pick them up later. They can explore the woodland and connect with nature with games, challenges, discovery, creativity, problem-solving and finish off with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows! PS. no screens allowed!

 

*Beauty and the Beast The Pantomime! Westbourne Hall

When? 11th and 12th Jan at various times.

Where? Westbourne Hall, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ

Price? £7 or £6 concession.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page. Tickets still available.

Description: Belladonna wants to marry Prince Charming, but when he says no shes hatches a wicked plan to transform him into something no one will love. And only true love’s kiss can break this evil spell! Will the prince find someone to fall in love with him? Come along and see Wirral Community Theatre’s brand new version of the well known fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast! There’s plenty of songs, fun, magic and laughter! Fun for all the family!

*Snowmen and Ice Queens, Wirral Unplugged CIC

When? Sun 12th Jan from 10.30 to 12.30

Where? Wirral Unplugged CIC, Higher Bebington Library, 214 Higher Bebington Road, Bebington, CH63 2PT

Price? £6 per child. £4 per sibling.

Prebook? Yes via companies facebook page.

Description: We’re riffing on Frozen, Abominable and more this week- join us for chilly crafts and fun.

 

*Cricket Tots Liverpool Launch

When? Sunday 12th 10am

Where? Liverpool College, Queens Dr, Liverpool L18 8BG

Price? No price stated.

Prebook? Yes Message via Cricket tots facebook page.

Description: Cricket related kids fun sessions for 2.5 to 5 years old, starting in January 2020 at Liverpool College.

* Customs contraband, Merseyside Martime Museum

When? Sat 11th Jan from 1 till 4. More hands on activities on Sun 12th including Secret Intelligence.

Where? Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ

Price? Free

Prebook? No

Description: Staff at Seized! share their knowledge about the world of smuggling with real objects donated to the museum by the UK Border Force. A smuggler’s hoard, here for you to get your hands on! Discover more about our contraband collections and learn about the ways of the smuggler with our handling collection.

For more information about what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/merseyside-maritime-museum/

* Weekend See, Make, Do at Lady Lever Art Gallery

When? 12th Jan from 1 till 4

Where? Port Sunlight Village, Lower Rd, Bebington, Wirral CH62 5EQ

Price? Free

Prebook? No

Description: Join us at the weekends for our family drop in craft activities.

* Manga drawing club, World Museum

When? 11th Jan from 1 to 4pm

Where? William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN

Price? Free

Prebook? No

Description: Do you love manga? Have you always wanted to learn how to draw your own? You’re in the right place! Join a group of likeminded young adults to learn how to create characters, story boards, and more! No drawing skills or experience required. Suitable for Ages 11+

For more information about what this family day out normally has on offer, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/world-museum/

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