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Things to do with kids this weekend in Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales (6th to 7th July 2019)

Things to do with kids this weekend in Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales (6th to 7th July 2019)

To help provide inspiration on things to do with the kids this weekend and stimulate their young minds, we have added hundreds of events to our website. We have also created this blog to summarise just a handful of the events running in each area, with more being added over the coming days. Therefore, feel free to check back in with us soon for July and August events.


For a more comprehensive guide of whats on, please visit


*50th Anniversary Moon Landing Special, Mini Professors, Warrington

Saturday 6th July, 2019, 10am and 11.10am.

Our Moon special in collaboration with the UK space agency is available for children aged 2 to 5 for only £6.50 per child. Your mini professor will participate in 2 hands on experiments, singing and a story, which will keep your little one talking about the session long after has finished.

Winwick Leisure Centre, Winwick, Warrington WA2 8LQ


* Become a Factory Inspector At Quarry Bank Mill (Mill Trail).

Daily until 31st August

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

Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh.


*BrixMania Saturday Workshop At Upton Cricket Club

6th July 2019 at 10am until 12 noon.

Old Greasby Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH49 6LT

2 hours of fun LEGO brick building, challenges, games and more! Suitable for 6-10yr olds. Only £9 per child, £7 per sibling. Booking essential TEL: 07834 170103


*Ellesmere Port Summer Jam 2019 Festival

6th July 2019 from 5.30pm to 10.45pm

Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port CH65 9AQ
– Problem Child / Junkyard Dogs / Chelcee Beaven / Laura Jones
– Decades of Dance with: Joe Leask, Al Morgan, Dom Currivan, Sie Austin, Tony Byers and Dave Bolton. Under 16’s cost £1 plus a 50p booking fee.


*Family Forest School Hosted by Nest in the Woods Adlington

6th July 2019 at 10.00am until 12.30.

Stypherson Quarry Wood, Macclesfield SK10 4JX

This fun way of learning about the outdoors develops and improves self confidence and self esteem and gives children and families the opportunity to play out in nature while learning some valuable and transferable skills. It’s quality time outdoors together: sharing and learning together and having fun.


*Field To Fork At The Farm, Tatton

Daily until 26th October 2019 from 12 noon until 5pm.

Tatton Park Estate, Knutsford WA16 6QN

Explore our agriculture mill where the original machinery, which supported the production of feed for our animals, has been brought back to life. Visit Aunt Mary, making butter in the Caretaker’s House. Enjoy engaging food demonstrations including cheese making and the chance to enjoy rural farming techniques from centuries past including horse ploughing. Of course our rare-breed animals continue to take centre stage at the Farm.


*SpareParts at trAction Crewe

6th July 2019 from 10am until 4pm

Crewe Town Centre, Crewe CW1 2DL

The SpareParts 2019 season continues landing at trAction Crewe and brings a free family science & Movement science festival. The event will offer amazing art performances, free science workshops, walkabout, and at 3pm a superb parade.


*Special Guided Walk – Family Wildlife at Dunham Massey

6th July 2019 11am until 1pm

Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

Bring all the family to discover Dunham’s deer and other wildlife on an accessible walk around the park. Limited availability, pick up a token from visitor reception on the day.


*The Grand Opening Gala at Gifford Lea

6th July, 2019 from 12 noon until 3pm

Gifford Lea, Frog Lane, Chester CH3 9DN

Join us to celebrate as none other than MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace unveils our luxurious new village centre, right here at Gifford Lea! Live Jazz Band • Manicures and hand massages • Wine tasting • Cinema showing Greatest Showman • Cocktail making • Cardio wall • Make your own gift card • Face painting. The event is free but had limited availability so book your place now.


*Toy Story Themed Morning, Flip Out, Chester

7th July 2019 at 10am

Flip Out Chester, Chester CH1 6LT,

What a great way to start following the release of Toy Story 4…we’re going to be joined by Buzz Lightyear & Woody on the 7th July 💥👌 FREE photo booth for you to have some awesome pics with your favourite full size toys! 📸 We’ll also be playing some familiar tunes and your favourite bits from Toy Story!


*Wilmslow Community Show

7th July, 2019, 11am until 5pm

The Carnival Fields, Altrincham Road, Wilmslow SK9 5NG

The Wilmslow Community Show is the largest event in the town, supported by organisations, charities and businesses from both the town and wider area. Families can enjoy riding on the fun fair, see the animals, have a pony ride, enjoy the dog show, duck herding, BMX display, soft play, inflatables and more.

£14 for a family ticket. Kids under 5 go free. Kids 5 to 18 cost £3, and adults £7

Manchester And Surrounding Area

*Big Bugs On Tour At Intu Trafford Centre

2nd to 30th July 2019 at 10am until 10pm.

intu Trafford Centre, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA

This is your chance to see 12 giant, intricately-designed and extremely lifelike bugs up close as these giant bugs will be placed around the centre for ‘little explorers’ to find!


*Pirates & Mermaids At Sea Life Manchester

Daily until 4th Sept from 10am until 6pm.

SEA LIFE Manchester, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AS

Choose your team, Pirates or Mermaids, in a race to be the first to find the hidden treasure. Grab your team trail leaflet, find the six hidden treasures in the tanks and write down what you find. Meet the SEA LIFE Mermaids, plus on selected dates you can see mermaids swimming in our Ocean Tank with our giant green sea turtles


*Under the Sea At Cockfields Farm

6th July 2019, 11am until 3pm

Cockfields Farm, Lees Road, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR

Mermaids and Pirates Galore!! Join us down on the Farm for our Under the Sea Event . Mermaid & Pirate Training , Sing alongs & Games And lots of Picture opportunities with a Real Mermaid & Pirate.


*Unicorn Day at The Garden House

6th July 2019 from 11.45 to 1.15pm

The Garden House, Lakes Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 7DH

Children of all ages are invited to come and meet the unicorns at a cost of £2 per child. They’ll be able to brush and decorate the unicorns, as well as spend time with these mystical creatures.

Wirral Liverpool And Merseyside

*Family Forest Stay’n’play, GROW-Wellbeing At Tam O’ Shanter Urban Farm

Every Saturday, 22 June, 2019 – 20 July, 2019

Boundary Road, Birkenhead, Prenton CH43 7PD

A forest play session that you can bring both your toddlers and your older children along to! Forest fun for all, with nature craft activities, sensory forest walk, plant and bug identification – all connected with nature. Toasted marshmallows or fruit over the campfire – a warming end to the session!

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*Family Saturdays Victoria Gallery And Museum

Every Saturday, 29 June, 2019 – 30 November

Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR

On the last Saturday of every month (excluding December), children and their families can enjoy this free event run by Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool.  The family film starts at 10:30am followed by a family workshop between 1pm and 4pm.
There is no need to book making this kids activity a great choice when looking for what’s on for kids in Liverpool, particularly on a rainy day when you just need to get out of the house.

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*Parkgate Summer Pops

Sunday 7th July 2019

Station Road, Parkgate, Neston CH64 6QJ

Parkgate Summer Pops is a family fun day in aid of Neston Community Youth Centre. Hosted by Radio City’s Pete Price and with live performances from CBeebies’ Mr Bloom, American soul legends Odyssey, Wirral’s very own Insanity Beach, Britain’s biggest Robbie Williams tribute Tony as Robbie and Liverpool’s number 1 & Cavern Club Resident Marc Kenny; there is something for all the family!

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*Summer Strum

Daily, 5 July, 2019 – 7 July, 2019

Carham Road, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 4FF

It’s back for number FIVE! Same place, same vibe – a whole weekend of ukulele-based music, workshops, jams and more for the whole community to enjoy. Joining in is a must! And because its FREE to enter you won’t be able to stop yourselves! Happy fifth birthday Summer Strum Hoylake! Come and celebrate with some of the most terrific people around.

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*The Green Man’s Spring Outdoor Trail At Speke Hall

Daily, 14 June, 2019 – 14 July, 2019

Speke Hall, The Walk, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD

Discover The Green Man’s hidden secrets in this new outdoor trail for Speke Hall, perfect for children of all ages.  Explore our gardens and woodland areas as you follow The Green Man’s trail to discover hidden secrets among the surrounding trees and flowers. Don’t forget to collect your sticker reward from the Shop at the end.
Booking not required. Normal admission charges apply but the trail is free.

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*The Mowgli Street

7 July, 2019

Wirral CH63 4JB

Following last year’s success and raising £13,934 for Claire House Children’s Hospice, Mowgli Street Food Trust are coming to Claremont Farm for the Dog Show 2019.  The Mowgli Trust Dog Show will take place at Claremont Farm on Sunday 7th July 9am-4pm, and consist of 12 categories, including best short haired, best sausage catcher, and child’s best friend.
Tickets bought online for the event are priced £3.50 each and £5 on the gate. Babies in arms go free!

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*The Story hunters At Storybarn

Every Sunday, 2 June, 2019 – 26 July, 2020

The Storybarn, Calderstones Road, Liverpool L18 3JB

Join Storybarn and experience the joys of their part interactive theatre and part literature based story experience. Aimed at children aged 3 years to 8 years old and their families, every child becomes a story explorer.
If the weather is a bit nippy outside, story explorers will move from the picturesque surroundings of Calderstones Park into the warmth of the Storybarn.

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North Wales

Picture provided by - Hawarden Estate Farm Shop

*Classic Transport Weekend, Llangollen Railway

6th July to 7th July 2019 from 10am until 5pm.

Abbey Road, Llangollen LL20 8SN

This weekend event incorporates a nostalgic travel back in time to the classic transport of the day.


*Companion Dog Show, Family Fun Day And Pick Your Own. Bellis Brothers

6th July 2019 from 10am until 4pm plus pick your own only on 7th July.

Holt, Wrexham LL13 9YU

Bring your canine friend from 10.30am to register, with judging taking place at 11am. It only costs £1.50 to enter a dog. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to participate. On top of that, families can enjoy refreshments, face painting, stalls and a fun fair! There are also juicy strawberries ripe for picking.


*Fun Day Flint Castle

6th July 10am until 4pm.

Flint Castle, Castle Street, Flint CH6 5PF

Fun day at Flint castle, part of Flint festival.  Free bouncy castle and soft play. Free NERF gun battle zone, and free crazy golf. Also meet Skye and Marshall from Paw Patrol.


*Meet The Beekeepers, Plas Newydd House And Gardens

6th and 7th July 2019 from 11am until 4pm

Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ

Plas Newydd will be a hive of activity during the summer months as our native honey bees go about their buzzziness. Join us and the Anglesey Beekeepers every weekend in July to learn more about these amazing little creatures, how the beekeepers care for them and how you can help.


*Metal Safari Quiz, British Ironworks

Daily until 1st Sept from 10am until 5pm

British Ironwork Centre, A5, Oswestry SY11 4JH

Available throughout the Summer holidays, for a small cost of only £3 per child, children can take part in the kids metal safari quiz. Solve some clues and if you do, you will receive a special prize and certificate!


* Powis Castle and Garden 1940s summer fete

7th July 2019 from 11am until 5pm

Welshpool SY21 8RF

Join us for all the fun of a traditional 1940s summer fete. We’ve got plenty planned for all the family with live music, dance classes, traditional lawn games, vintage stalls and, not least, the chance to dress to impress in your best 1940s attire.


*Ruthin Gaol Summer Holiday Fun

Daily except Tuesdays until 1st August 2019 from 10am until 5pm

Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP

Lots of activities and crafts to keep all the family entertained during the school summer holidays. Suitable for all ages, no pre-booking required. Included in admission price.


*Sporty Sundays Plas Newydd House And Gardens

7th July at 12 noon until 3pm

Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ

A whole host of sporty games and activities to get the whole family outdoors and moving together. You can even try your hand at some archery (£1 for 6 arrows). Takes place the first Sunday of each month, from April until October. Free event but normal admission applies.


* Summer Holiday iZorb + water zorbing at the Farm Shop

6th -7th July 2019 at 10am to 4pm

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Deeside CH5 3FB

Cool down with water zorbing. Martin and his team will be setting up their selection of inflatables and water zorbs on Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July. This is a family event aimed at all ages, so come along and try out forward flips, backward rolls, and crashing into others, all the while safely encased in a giant plastic ball. From £3-5 per person. No need to book.


*The Shropshire Family Vintage Show

6th to 7th July from 9.30 until 4.30pm

Greenhous West Mid Showground, Gravel Hill Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 2PF

See displays of vintage vehicles of every kind including cars, motor bikes, tractors, military vehicles, steam engines, stationary engines, Land Rovers, Commercials and many interesting static exhibits. There is something of interest for all the family including craft and trade stalls, autojumble, fairground rides, go karts, face painting, juggling, shire horses and the well frequented beer tent and refreshment stands.  £8 per ticket.



*Wildlife Explorers’ Club (8-12 yrs), RSPB Conwy

6th July 2019 from 1.30 until 3.30pm

RSPB Conwy, North Wales Expressway, Llandudno Junction LL31 9XZ

Join us each month for all kinds of nature related activities!

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Additional areas coming soon include Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

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