Things to do with kids this Bank Holiday Weekend in Cheshire, Manchester, North Wales, Wirral and Liverpool.
24th to 27th August, 2019
After six weeks of trying to keep the kids entertained it’s time to finish off the Summer Holiday with a bang. Therefore we have rounded up a handful of events from our events calendar that may be of interest to help you find the perfect family day out this bank holiday. What’s more, the weathers supposed to be bright and sunny 😊
For many more events, please visit our website www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk
Don’t forget we also have a maze and a dinosaur blog with additional activities.
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Family days out Cheshire
*Sewer Slime Making, Chester: A Life Story
Description: Techniquest the Science & Discovery centre from Wrexham will be joining Chester: A Life Story and helping children to make their own slime. Learn the science behind slime making and all about the buildings and sewers of Chester and how they have helped to shape the city.
Cost: Included in admission which is £6.95 for adults, £4.95 for children and under fives go free.
Prebook? Book in advance or pay on the day.
When: Saturday 24th August, 11am until 2pm.
Where: Chester: A Life Story, Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1NW
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/sewer-slime-making-2/
* Become a Fairy for the Day, Plumleys Plant & Garden Centre
Description: This very special event invites your little ones to join in on a magical day of fun, crafts and treats at Plumley’s Garden Centre and Cafe with artist and host, Sophie Elizabeth.
Children will be provided with materials to design their own fairy wings and wreath crown as well as being able to join in on a magica FAIRY hunt around the garden centre!
Prebook? Must pre-book. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
When: 24th August, 2pm until 3.30pm.
Where: Plumleys Plant & Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Road, Plumley, Knutsford, WA16 9SD
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/become-a-fairy-for-the-day-plumleys-plant-garden-centre/
*Bee Trail At Biddulph Grange Garden
Description: Can you find the bees hidden around the garden?
Pick up your map and search for the hidden bees around the garden. When you find one, put your sticker on your map.
Cost: £3 plus normal admission of £10 for an adult and £5 for a child. Kids under 5 go free. Prebook? No need to book.
When: Daily until 1st September, 9am until 4.30pm.
Where: Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, ST8 7SD
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/bee-trail-at-biddulph-grange-garden/
*The Deep: A World Premier Brick Exhibition
Description: The Deep – made with LEGO® bricks. Bright Bricks have grown to become the world’s premier independent toy brick building firm. In The Deep, come face-to-face with a 1.75 metre yellow tuna fish – made of 13,000 bricks; a fearsome Mako Shark created with 80,000 bricks and a massive giant squid containing 120,000 bricks which is 2.7 metres tall.
Cost: £6 for adult and £4 for children.
Prebook? Not essential but guarantees entry.
When: Daily until 7th September 2019 from 9.30am until 4pm.
Where: Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/the-deep-a-world-premiere-brick-exhibition/
* Cheshire Game & Country Fair
Description: For a great day out with kids in Knutsford, Cheshire, head to the family day at the Country fair. There’s plenty for the family to see and do including dog events, falconry displays, have-a-go angling, horse boarding, historical re-enactment, live music, cooking demonstrations and a range of children’s activities. Don’t miss the 15th English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition!
Cost: £15 for adults and £4 on the door
Prebook? Not essential.
When: 24th to 26th August, 10am until 6pm
Where: The Royal Cheshire County Show, Flittogate Lane, Tabley, Knutsford, WA16 0HJ
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/cheshire-game-country-fair/
Image kindly provided by Anderton Boat lift for use by Clued In With Kids
*Cheshire Classic Car And Motorcycle Show, Capesthorne Hall
Description: This popular August Bank Holiday event regularly attracts 400-500 display vehicles. In addition to an eclectic display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles the courtyard directly outside Capesthorne Hall will be filled with a stunning display of vehicles courtesy of the Cheshire Mercedes-Benz Owners Club.
Cost: Adults £8. Children over 7 years old £3
Prebook? Not essential
When: 25th August, 10am until 4pm.
Where: Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield SK11 9JY
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/classic-car-show-at-capesthorne-hall-2/
* Walking the lift tours, Anderton Boat Lift
Description: A rare opportunity to venture to thrilling heights and learn more about the inner workings of the Boat Lift!
Cost: £5 per person, limited number of places per tour. Call 01606 786777 now to book!
When: Saturday 24th August recurring weekly until Saturday 12th October, 2019 (except for 14th and 21st Sept).
Where: Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre, Lift Ln, Northwich, CW9 6FW.
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/walking-the-lift-tours-anderton-boat-lift-2/
*Jodrell Bank Summer Holidays
Description: Given the large range of activities on offer, we recommend you follow the clued in with kids link below to see everything on offer from Tiny Astronauts, Mission To The Moon, Lunar Sandpitt, Rocket Lab and much more.
Cost: Activities are typically free though admission costs apply at £7.65 for an adult and £5.85 for a child. Kids under 4 go free.
When: Range of dates. See links below.
Where: The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/jodrell-bank-discovery-centre/
*Eaton Hall Charity Open Day
Description: 88 acres of beautiful coloured gardens and streams to explore, machinery and vehicle displays, sheepdog displays, band and more. For an additional cost why not ride the steam engine?
Cost: Adults £8 and children £2. All proceeds go to charity.
When: 25th August 10.30am until 5pm.
Where: Eccleston, Chester CH4 9ET
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/eaton-hall-charity-garden-open-day/
* Under the Sea at Norton Priory Museum
Description: Join the pesky pirates as they set sail for Norton Priory island. Family fun activities including crafts and a story walkCost:
Pre book? Drop-in activities, no need to book.
When: 26th to 27th August, 2019 from 10am until 4pm.
Where: Tudor Rd, Windmill Hill, Runcorn, WA7 1SX
For further information about Norton Priory please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/norton-priory-museum-and-gardens/
*Blakemere Village Bank Holiday Fun
Description: Spend the Summer Bank Holiday with us at Blakemere Village and enjoy Fun FREE activities within the Courtyard. For details of what is on each day, please follow link below.
Cost: Free and you can also follow the Polly Pig Trail for £3 if required.
When: 24th to 26th August 2019 from 11am until 4pm.
Where: Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, CW8 2EB
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/blakemere-village-bank-holiday-fun/
Family days out Manchester
*Power Up At The Science And Industry Museum
Description: Get your game face on and play some of the most popular games from the past 40 years, from Pong and Pac-Man to Minecraft and Mario.
Cost: £7 to £12 depending on time slots, durations and other factors.
When: Daily until 1st September, 2019
Where: Manchester Science And Industry Museum, Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/power-up-at-the-science-and-industry-museum/
* We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Description: Based on the much-loved book picture by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this mischievous celebration of play is the perfect treat for families with children aged 3 and up.
Cost: Prices start from £14 depending on seat selected. There is still availability.
When: Showings occur at 11am and 2pm.
Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
For more events such as the FREE going on a bear hunt trail and babies messy play, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/the-lowry/
*Sundays Are Fundays, Runway Visitor park
Description: all day children’s rides, bouncy castles, and trampolines* for only £5. Whilst the kids are jumping around, parents can relax in the Concorde Restaurant, spend some time on the viewing platforms watching the take offs and landings of the airport’s hundreds of daily flights, or explore the aircraft on one of the park’s many tours.
Cost: £5.00 No need to prebook.
When: Every Sunday until 1st September 2019. From 10am until 5pm.
Where: Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ,
For other events such as Flight Academy and Bank Holiday Open day please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/runway-visitor-park/
* Florida Favourites, Cockfields Farm
Description: Everyday this week we have a different set of characters you can meet and greet and make some amazing memories with! Please see clued in with kids link below for which characters appear each day.
Cost: 8.95 admission cost. Event is included in the price of admission.
When: Daily from 26th to 30th August 2019.
Where: Cockfields Farm, Lees Road, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8AR
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/florida-favourites-cockfields-farm/
* School’s Out for Summer! at Lancaster Park & Animal Farm
Description: Admire the small animals, bathe the tortoise, feed the animals, drive the mini quads and test your aim at the pirate shoot out.
Cost: Adults and children above 3 years old cost £4. Please bring cash.
When: Daily until 3rd September from 10am until 4pm.
Where: Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham OL1 2TG
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/schools-out-for-summer-at-lancaster-park-animal-farm/
* Goose Green Festival 2019
Description: Incredible live music complete with BBQ on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
For the grown ups, there is also the opening of the brand new ‘Gin Can’ gin bar! Children’s activities will run from 12 – 5pm on Saturday 24th August and 11am – 4pm on Sunday 25th August at Goose Green Festival 2019 🎨 Activities include face painters, circus skills and paper crafts!✨
When: 23rd to 25th August, 12 noon until 8pm approx.
Where: Goose Green, Altrincham, WA14 1DW,
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/goose-green-festival-2019/
*Playhouse Project Family Rave
Description: Bank Holiday Monday Family-friendly Ravin | THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT is taking over The Deaf Institute MCR with DJ Dave Beer founder of legendary club night Back To Basics. Along with family favourite Robot performer Electron in the rave space. Expect bubbles, giant balloons, inflatables and bouncy hoppers on the dancefloor.
Cost: Babies under 18 months go free, children under 12 are £6.05 and older children and adults cost £7.70
Prebook? Yes strongly advised.
When: 26th August 2019 from 2pm until 4.30pm
Where: Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/playhouse-project-family-rave-with-dj-dave-beer-back-to-basics/
Family days out in North Wales And Shropshire
*Knights, Jesters and Wizardry Wonder At Conwy Castle (Not Bank Holiday)
Description: Come to Conwy Castle for some fun and games, let the town jester entertain you with his comic fun, listen to our story teller tell tales on long gone by. Let your children have ago at our archery or will the adults do better trying to shoot through an arrow slit or try your hand at the sword fighting school. If you fancy a bit of magic try your hand at the wand workshop.
Cost: Free event but admission costs apply. Adult £9.90 and children over 5 are £6.00
When: Every Friday until 30th August 2019 from 10am until 4pm. Where: Conwy Castle, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/knights-jesters-and-wizardry-wonder-at-conwy-castle/
*Anglesey Hussars, Plas Newydd House
Description: Get ready, aim, fire! …. for a bank holiday weekend full of military history, skirmishes, re-enactments and cannon fire as the Anglesey Hussars set up camp at Plas Newydd.
Cost: Free but normal admission charges apply. £12.20 for an adult and £6.10 for a child over 5 years old.
When: 24th to 26th August 2019 from 11am until 3.30pm approx.
Where: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, LL61 6DQ
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/anglesey-hussars-at-plas-newydd-house-and-gardens/
* Rhyl Air Show 2019
Description: An action-packed, fun-filled two-day event with spectacular displays in the air and on the ground. The show, which attracts thousands of spectators each year, celebrates its 11th successful year in 2019. It opens at 11am with the air display starting at 1pm.
Cost: Free admission. No need to pre-book.
When: 24th to 25th August, 11am until 5.30pm.
Where: Rhyl promenade, Rhyl LL18 3AF, UK
For more information about the itinerary, please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/rhyl-air-show-2019/
* Science Week At Park Hall Farm
Description: Grandolph the Wizard will be conjuring up lots of wizardry magic in Grandolph’s School of Wizardry for Science Week! With interactive shows, exciting games, plenty of fizzes, bubbles and smoke and even make-believe spell casting, it’s going to be explosive fun!
Cost: Included in the cost of admission which is £10.50 per person over 2 years. Purchase tickets online in advance to receive a discount.
When: 24th to 29th August, 10am until 5pm
Where: Park Hall The Countryside Experience, Burma Road, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS, UK
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/science-week-at-park-hall-farm/
*Wind In The Willows, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
Description: Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the unstoppable Mr Toad as Attic Door arrive into town with their acclaimed production of Wind in the Willows. This band of merry friends will take you on an hour long open-air adventure from the sleepy Riverside, to the Chaos of Toad Hall, featuring songs, puppets and lots to join in and laugh along with, it’s the perfect treat for all the family.
Cost: Free event but normal entry fee applies which is £6.70 for an adult and £3.90 for children over 3.
When: 24th August 2019 from 11am until 4pm.
Where: Greenfield Rd, Greenfield, Holywell CH8 7GH
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/wind-in-the-willows-at-greenfield-valley-heritage-park/
*Enchanted Summer, Greenwood Family Park
Description: With a host of different events and activities each weekend, we have your Summer weekends sorted! Included in the admission price this weekend is bubbles, circus workshop and Harleys showtime. For an additional fee families can also enjoy face painting, kids yoga and a fairy and wizardry workshop for kids called wild elements.
Cost: Discounted online prices are £15.75 for adults and £15.20 for kids over 3.
When: 24th and 25th August 2019
Where: Bush Rd, Y Felinheli, LL56 4QN
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/enchanted-summer-at-greenwood-family-park-weekends-only/
*Wind In The Willows, Wepre Park
Description: Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the unstoppable Mr Toad as Attic Door arrive into Wepre Park with their acclaimed production of Wind in the Willows.
Cost: £8 per ticket
When: 25th August. Performance Times are 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm
Where: 108 Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, CH5 4JR
For further information please visit www.atticdoorproductions.co.uk
*Pick Your Own And Family Nature Crafts, Hawarden Estate Farm Shop
Description: Pick your own at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is open every day of the week. For details of what is available and for details on the Family Nature Crafts session.
Prebook: Not for PYO.
When: Daily until 8th September 2019
Where: Chester Rd, Hawarden, Deeside CH5 3FB
For more information about upcoming events please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/days-out-with-kids/hawarden-estate-farm-shop-pyo/
*Oswestry Balloon Carnival
Description: Oswestry Balloon Carnival, a two day family fun charity event in aid of Nightingale House Hospice and in association with Oswestry Town Council, Lindstrand and supported by Oswestry BID.
When: 24th and 25th August 2019
Where: 33 Welsh Walls, Oswestry SY11 1AP
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/oswestry-balloon-carnival-2019/
Family days out in Wirral, Liverpool and Merseyside
Image kindly provided by Exhibition Centre Liverpool for use by Clued In With Kids
*Indoor Funfair At Exhibition Centre, Liverpool
Description: Get ready for all the thrills, spills, laughter and fun of the fair during the school holidays. With over 20 attractions for all ages including family favourites dodgems, funhouse, ghost train an inflatable play centre and many more! Prize games galore and the ever-popular nutella donuts will also be back!
Cost: £10 for unlimited rides and £2 for spectators.
Prebook? Advisable to guarantee entry.
When: 23rd August to the 1st September. Various times are available.
Where: King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 4FP
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/liverpool-indoor-funfair-at-exhibition-centre-liverpool/
* GIANT Bionic Bugs, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Description: Have a hopping, jumping, buzzing summer adventure at Martin Mere Wetland Centre with our Giant Bionic Bugs! There are loads of bug-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy as you discover GIANT bugs brought to life with state of the art animatronics. Head to our Bug HQ to pick up a bug book and set off into the wild on an intrepid canoe safari, go on a big bug hunt, discover pond dipping in our NEW pond zone and much more!
Cost: £6.85 for children.
When: Daily until 1st September 2019.
Where: Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0TA,
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/giant-bionic-bugs-wwt-martin-mere-wetland-centre/
Description: A FREE, fun family day out to see a great selection of cars old and new. See great British Classics, race cars, fast fords, emergency service vehicles, the latest tech advances in motoring and the Concours D’Elegance, a static display of over 300 cars throughout the day. In the afternoon, roads around Ormskirk will close for vehicles to parade around the town.
When: 24th and 25th August 2019
Where: Ormskirk Town Centre
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/ormskirk-motorfest-2019/
*The Ultimate Brick Safari At Knowsley Safari
Description: This summer the Ultimate Brick Safari is coming to Knowsley Safari. 80 lifesize LEGO® sculptures will be popping up on our Foot Safari! Search amongst our real meerkats, bushdogs, giraffe and more to find these LEGO® brick creations, marking them off on your map as you go! A fantastic adventure for the school holidays!
Cost: Included in safari entry.
When: Daily until 2nd September 2019
Where: Prescot L34 4AN,
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/knowsley-safari-park-ultimate-brick-safari/
*Wizard Of Oz Summer Extravaganza, Otterspool Adventure
Description: Join us for our Summer Extravaganza this bank holiday, with a special performance of The Wizard of Oz from LHK Productions Ltd! ✨ Price includes Show and Unlimited Play on all of our attractions at Otterspool Adventure for the day!
Cost: Price £9 for adults and toddlers and £13 per child with a standard ticket.
When: 25th and 26th August
Where: Otterspool Adventure, Otterspool Drive, Liverpool L17 5AL
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/the-wizard-of-oz-summer-extravaganza/
* Tension, Turmoil and Traitors: The Story of Tudor Speke
Description: Not every rebellion begins with a battle cry… Discover the turmoil of Elizabethan England and the life or death secrets that were kept within the walls of Speke Hall in a fascinating new indoor exhibition. Join us from May to explore Speke’s Tudor story, highlighting the history behind some of our most secret and fragile spaces such as the priest hole, whispering gallery and eavesdropper.
Cost: Free with admission which is £12.50 for adults and £6.25 for children over 5.
When: Daily until 3rd November 2019
Where: Speke Hall, The Walk, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD
For further information please visit https://www.cluedinwithkids.co.uk/event/tension-turmoil-and-traitors-the-story-of-tudor-speke/
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