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Family events in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside on 28th to 29th September 2019

Family events in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside on 28th to 29th September 2019

Little announcement…

We are at a wedding this weekend but Splat Messy Play Cheshire West and Wirral is being left in charge of the four facebook groups. Please bare with her as she is on her own approving posts but we leave you in her capable hands.


We have also been hunting over 600 attractions for Christmas, bonfire night and Halloween events and these will start to get added to the website from Sunday night at If you are running a Halloween event, please get it listed as we keep our class leaders in control of keeping their details and events up to date. First visit to our website? You can also browse these 600 venues in the days out section.

North Wales

Bird Festival With Falconry Displays At Manorafon Farm Park

When: 28th and 29th September 2019 from 10am until 5pm (last admission 4pm)

Where: Manorafon Farm Park, Llanddulas Road, Abergele, LL22 8ET

Price: Usual Farm Park admission when booked online – £4.95 per adult. £5.95 per child.

(£5.95 per adult. £6.95 per child on the gate)

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Description: We’re opening our new aviaries! …and to welcome our new avairy dwellers we’re celebrating bird style! Headlining will be some amazing bird of prey displays along with lots of bird themed fun including opportunities to make your own bird feed, learn about birds in the discovery tent and get close up to some big and small birds. Admission to all of our usual activities and attractions will be included. Due to capacity tickets will be limited. There are EXTRA SPECIAL opportunities to fly your own bird of prey available to book online.

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*Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2019 at Welsh Mountain Zoo

When: Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY

Where: Welsh Mountain Zoo,

Price: Free event but normal admission costs apply.

Prebook? No

Description: Join us this week at the Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales, to learn more about our resident Red Squirrels. Taking place in the WILD Centre, there will be a host of family friendly activities taking place during the week full of interesting facts and interesting things to learn about this North Wales native species.


*Denbigh Castle Open Doors

When: 28th and 29th Sept, 2019 from 10am until 4pm.

Where: Castle Hill, Denbigh, LL16 3NB

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Denbigh Castle is one of the fortresses that formed King Edward I’s “ring of castles”, four of which (Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris) have been named World Heritage sites. Construction of the castle began in 1282 by Henry de Lacy, one of Edward I’s chief commanders. It was not the first stronghold to occupy this strategic site: it was built over the stronghold of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, the Welsh leader crushed by Edward in 1282. During the Civil War (1642-1649), the then decaying castle was repaired by Colonel William Salesbury. In 1646 the castle endured a nine month siege. When Denbigh finally surrendered on 26 October 1646, it was only after the King had personally ordered Salesbury to do so. Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.


*Family Art Club at  Tŷ Pawb 

When: Every Saturday until 30th Nov 2019 from 10am until 12 noon.

Where: Tŷ Pawb, Market St, Wrexham LL13 8BB

Price: £2 per child.

Prebook? No

Description: Every Saturday from 10am-12pm we will have an artist-led session for children and their families to explore our galleries and develop imagination and making skills.


*Gwyrch Goes To War

When: 29th Sept from 11am until 4pm.

Where: Llanddulas Road, Abergele LL22 8ET

Price: Usual admission charges

Prebook? No

Description: See original artefacts, take part in WW1 drill, speak to the re-enactors and our Gwrych. Childrens crafts, RAMC display, WW2 ARP Warden. Your admission covers not just the event but also castle and grounds.


*Exclusively Chocolatey Festival

When: 28th Sept from 12 noon

Where: Deeside Leisure Centre and Ice Rink, Chester Rd W, Queensferry, Deeside CH5 1SA


Prebook? Yes via eventbrite

Description:  2 day chocolate festival with go karting track, facepainting, bouncy castle, puppet show and meet and greet with characters such as Beauty and the beast plus Spiderman


*Roald Dahl Day At Storyhouse, Chester

When: 28th September at 10am and again at 12noon.

Where: Storyhouse, Chester,  CH1 2AR

Cost: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Collect your Little Dahl-ing Passport and visit the five, fun-themed zones featuring children’s activities and games – all inspired by the author’s best-loved children’s books. Why not design your own sweets in The Chocolate Factory zone, pin the wart on The Witches or make your own Fantastic Mr. Fox? Manage to do them all and exchange your passport for a Golden Ticket with a chance to win tickets for Storyhouse’s production of Peter Pan. With treasure hunts and guest storytellers added to the mix, it’s a gloriumptious way to spend a September Saturday! Kids’ fancy dress costume positively encouraged. Come as your favourite Dahl character!


*Cookie Making At The Ice Cream Farm

When: 27th to 29th September from 12 noon until 4pm

Where: Drumlan Hall, Newton Ln, Cheshire, Chester, CH3 9NE

Cost: £3 with 10% off for VIP play pass holders.

Prebook? No

Description: Calling all budding bakers! There is a cookie making class in the tipi Playhouse 🍪
Cut out cookies in all different shapes 👨‍🍳 and staff will bake them for you whilst you play and you can collect your cookies to take home at any time!

*Autumn Steam Festival

When: 28th to 29th September from 10am until 5pm

Where: Foxfield Railway Station Caverswall Rd Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent ST11 9BG

Cost: Adults £15 and children £8.  Site entry only with no train ride is £3 per person.

Prebook? As far as we are aware booking is not essential but recommended.

Description: What do you get when you cross 5 tonnes of coal, several lumps of metal and hundreds of gallons of water? The Autumn Steam Festival has undergone a huge revamp for 2019 and is now designed to be a great trip out for all the family! There will be up to 15 road steam vehicles in action including steam lorries, traction engines and steam rollers all supporting 4 steam locomotives running passenger and freight trains on the railway. Not to be missed is the Dubs Crane Tank locomotive lifting a load onto a steam lorry for transportation to Foxfield Colliery which will also be open to the public for the weekend.

*Chester Lakes Family Fun Dog Show

When:27th September from 11.30am until 4pm.

Where: Chester Lakes, Church Rd, Chester CH4 9LQ

Cost: £1 entry per class.

Prebook?  To enter a pooch, please visit providers website.

Description: Chester Lakes is excited to be hosting a charity dog show, to raise as much funds as we can for Ark Angel’s Animal Rescue.

*Tots Caterpillar Trail In The Gardens At Tatton Park

When: Daily until 26th October 2019 from 11am until 5pm.

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

Price: Free event but normal admission charges apply to non National Trust members.

Prebook? No

Description: A caterpillar has been munching its way through our Walled Kitchen Gardens! Collect your trail sheet from the garden entrance and find out what it’s been eating. Once you’ve finished, head over to the Potting Shed and have a go at planting something to grow at home.


*Rights Of The Child At Quarry Bank Mill

When: Daily until 29th Sept 2019 from 10.30am until 5.30pm.

Where: Quarry Bank Mill, Quarry Bank, Styal Road, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA, 

Price: Free event but normal admission charges apply to non National Trust members.

Prebook? No

Description: In this new exhibition, explore the experiences of the hundreds of children who worked at Quarry Bank and discover how children’s rights have changed over time. 2019 marks 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, a key moment in British history when working people marched to demand their right to a voice and were cut down. Featuring new protest banners created by Ed Hall with help from local schools and communities, we’re exploring what the Peterloo Massacre meant to the people who were there at the time, and its significance today.


*Underwater Superheroes At Sealife Manchester

When: Daily until 6th October from 10am until 6pm

Where: Sealife Manchester, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AS

Price: Free event but normal admission charges apply.

Prebook? No but booking in advance guarantees entry.

Description: Embark on an exciting adventure with the Underwater Superheroes and find your very own Superpower this September! Can you hang on as long as a star fish? Can you react as quickly as a shark? or even hide as well as an octopus!? Take part in our fin-tastic activity trail, get your very own superhero mask and get your picture taken with the SEA LIFE Superheroes!


*Parent And Toddler Session At Planet Ice, Altrincham

When: Every Saturday from 11am until 12 noon.

Where: Oakfield Rd, Altrincham WA15 8EW

Price: £5.30

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.


*Christmas Card Workshop! Creation Station Chester

When: 28th September 2019 from 10am until 2.30pm.

Where: The Green Rooms, 43 St James Street, Chester, CH1 3EY

Cost: £5 and includes materials.

Prebook? Yes visit providers website.

Description: At this workshop, we’ll have all of the products, materials and know how to help you create a beautiful piece of artwork using your child’s hand and/or footprints as the centrepiece. You can even choose to have all of the children in your family on one picture. Play Doh toys will also be available to help keep your children entertained whilst you do the finishing touches! We then send your artwork away to a specialist manufacturer who’ll convert it into the most beautiful, fantastic quality A6 sized Christmas cards.


*Polly Pig Trail Blakemere Village

When: Daily until 13th October 2019 from 10am until 4pm

Where: Chester Rd, Northwich CW8 2EB

Price: £3 per trail

Prebook? No

Description: Find Polly’s Piglets this summer! Once upon a time in the village of Blakemere there was a pig called Polly who had six mischievous Little piglets who all decided to hide… Can you help Find them? Join in this fun activity trail to find Polly’s piglets and complete the activities along the way.
A great trail for 3 – 11yrs


*Fairy Tale Storyland, Wythenshawe Town Centre

When: 11am until 4pm on 28th Sept 2019

Where: Wythenshawe Town Centre

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Get ready for a fantastically whimsical storyland event at Wythenshawe Town Centre as a unit transforms into a Fairy Tale Storyland where kids can listen to an amazing interactive Storyteller as well as make their very own bookmarks to take home for FREE at our workshop!


*Free Tennis Festival At Lymm Tennis Club

When: 28th and 29th Sept 2019 from 2.30pm until 4pm.

Where: Hartford Church of England High School, Chester Road, Northwich, CW8 1LH

Price: Free

Prebook? No

Description: Free fun day of tennis games, rallies and activities for children aged 4-10.

Wirral, Liverpool and Merseyside

*Tubby Party

When: 27th September 9.30am – 10.30am: Baby Sensory (0-13 months), 11.00am – 12.00pm: Toddler Sense (13 months – 5 years), 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Baby Sensory (0-13 months), 2.00pm – 3.00pm: Toddler Sense (13 months – 5 years)

Where: Moor Lane Methodist Church, Crosby.

Cost: £10 per child.

Prebook? Yes please visit Toddler Sense North Liverpool or Baby Sensory North Liverpool.

Description: To celebrate their 1st birthday… Toddler Sense North Liverpool AND Baby Sensory North Liverpool have decided to throw an amazing Teletubbies themed Saturday Party and they would love for you to join them!!! Both babies and toddlers will be playing hide and seek with the Teletubbies, exploring the tubby garden and bumping along on the tubby custard ride! 🤩 Tubby toast, juice and treats will also be included on the day!


*Dumbo On Our Big Screen

When: 28th Sept from 3.30am

Where: St Johns C of E Parish, 627-629 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, PR8 3NG Ainsdale

Cost: Free entry

Prebook? No

Description: Our cinema club continues in September with the showing of the latest Disney “Dumbo” movie on our Big Screen at St. John’s!


*All The Fun Of The Fair At Meols Park

When: From 12 noon through to 6pm On Saturday 28th Sept 2019 and from 12 noon through till 5pm on Sunday 29th Sept 2019

Where: Meols Park, School Lane, Meols, Wirral, Merseyside CH47 6AF

Cost: Pay as you ride

Prebook? No

Description: The Meols Park Annual Family Funfair Weekend is back in the Park. As usual there will be Family Fairground Rides, Sidestalls,Hot & Cold Refreshments.

*Seed Swap Day at Birkenhead Priory

When: 28th Sept 2019

Where: Birkenhead Priory and St Mary’s Tower, Birkenhead, CH41 5JH

Cost: Free

Prebook? No

Description: A chance to swap seeds and plants, buy fantastic food, lots of gift stalls and crafts, live music with The Neston Strummers (ukulele band) and Mellowmoods (live acoustic guitar), FREE children’s activities, Art, books, organic fruit and veg AND a Viking camp!


*Family Drop ins Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

When: Sept 28th 11am – 15.30pm

Where: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slately Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE

Cost: free

Prebook? No

Our Saturday family workshops encourage involvement from all the family, whatever age. The sessions either creatively explore a seasonal theme or take inspirations from objects in the Williamson’s collections.


*Raver tots
When: 29th September 2019at 2:00 pm
Where: Revolution St Peters Square, Liverpool, L1 4DQ

Price: £10 to £12 plus small booking fee.

Prebook? Must prebook. No tickets on the door.

Description: Raver Tots are really excited to come to Liverpool for a crazy dance party with tons of multi sensory kids fun suitable for all ages 0+ with all your favourite tunes brought to you by Miss Represent! Don’t miss out!


* Weaning Workshop – Introducing Your Baby to Solid Food

When:28th from 10am until 12.30pm

Where: North Birkenhead Development Trust (St James Centre), 344 Laird Street, Birkenhead, CH41 7AL

Price: £15

Prebook? Yes Via companies facebook page

Description: The idea of introducing solid food to your baby can be both exciting and daunting in equal measure. Come along to my Weaning Workshop to learn about:
– The benefits of a baby-led or puree approach to introducing food
– When and how to start
– Which foods to offer and what to avoid
– Key principles for a nutritionally balanced diet for baby and the whole family
– Tips for promoting a positive relationship with food for the future

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*Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, information can be subject to change and so we would advise you to check the details with the venue before travelling.  


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