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Things to do with kids this weekend in Cheshire, North Wales, Manchester, Liverpool and Merseyside

Things to do with kids this weekend in Cheshire, North Wales, Manchester, Liverpool and Merseyside

31st August to 1st September 2019

It’s the last few days of the Summer Holidays so we have created a quick round up of a SMALL NUMBER events going on in your area. Feel free to skip ahead to your location.


This does not cover everything from our website. For more events or even just day out inspiration, please visit where you will also find our dinosaur and maze blogs.

North Wales

Image credit Gwyrch Castle 

* Little Tegi Trail! (3-8 yrs)

Description: Tegi Bach has lost his friends out on the reserve! Can you help him to find them all?  Aimed at 3-8 year olds. Collect your quiz sheet from the Visitor Centre.

Prebook? No

When: Daily until 1st Sept from 9.30am until 5pm

Price: £1 per quiz sheet. Normal entrance fees apply. Entrance fees are £6 for adults and £3 for children.

Where: Conwy Nature Reserve, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9XZ


* American Classics at the Castle 2019

Description: Come and see a wide range of classic Corvettes and classic American Cars, plus American themed stands where there will be food, drink and music throughout the weekend.

Price: Adults are £5, Kids £2.50 and no charge for kids under 3 years old. Price includes admission into grounds.

Prebook: No

When: From 31st August to 1st Sept, 11am until 4pm

Where: Gwrych Castle and Gardens, Abergele, LL22 8ET


*Beaumaris Castle’s Medieval Food Fayre

Description: Forming Part of the Beaumaris Food Festival 2019, come and see what the medieval knights would have eaten and drank. There are 100’s of exhibitors around. There is also childrens entertainment and chef demonstrations.

Price: £5 per adult and kids go free.

Prebook: NO

When: 31st Aug to 1st Sept 2019.

Where: Beaumaris Town


* Park Hall Dino Race

Description: Why not come along and meet our new T-Rex who has just arrived from China, watch our hilarious Dino race and have a go at our prehistoric dig.

Price: Free event but admission is £10.50 per person for anyone over the age of 3. Discount for booking online.

Prebook: No but there is a discount for prebooking.

When: Until 1st Sept 2019

Where: Park Hall A Countryside Experience, Burma Rd, Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4AS


*The Queens Corgi  and The Lion King, Theatre Colwyn

Description: Family friendly films. For full descriptions please see link below.

Price: Children cost £5.50 and adults £6.50 for The Queens Corgi or £5 for The Lion King.

Prebook: Preferable but not essential

When: Sat 31st Aug. Queens Corgi is 2.30pm and Lion King is 7.30pm.

Where: Theatr Colwyn, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7RU


* Battle of Crogen medieval weekend – with Cwmwd Ial

Description: Local re-enactment group Cwmwd Ial will make an encampment to represent the Welsh forces, and Les Miles des Marches will represent the English forces. Take a look around the different encampments, see the differences in arms and armour, and learn about everyday life in the early medieval period.

Price: Free though normal admission charges apply. Kids under 5 go free. £13.50 for an adult and £6.75 for a child.

Prebook: No

When: 31st August to 1st September from 10am until 4pm approx.

Where: Chirk Castle, Chirk, LL14 5AF

This does not cover everything from our website. For more events or even just day out inspiration, please visit where you will also find our dinosaur and maze blogs.

Liverpool, Wirral and Merseyside

Image kindly supplied by Exhibition Centre Liverpool for use by CIWK 

*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


*Fusion Festival 2019 with Little Mix & Rudimental – sold out!


* Saturday Special Smugglers, Secret Tunnels & Tales of The Mersey

Description: Step back in time into New Brighton’s Fascinating History. Imagine a Warren of Tunnels running beneath the streets of New Brighton and the Wallasey Coastline, where centuries of Stories are waiting to be told.

Price: £5 per person

Prebook: Yes via Hidden Wirral

When: 31st August 10am until 11.30am

Where: Marine Promenade, Wallasey CH45 2JS, UK

For a more detailed itinerary please visit


* Families Takeover

Description: Join us for a family takeover day where you’ll have the chance to use artificial intelligence tools that transform videos into a language a machine can understand, as well as compete against your family to make the best robot training video.

Price: Free

Prebook: No

When: 31st August 2019. Drop in between 11 and 3.

Where: 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ


*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


* Holistic Harmonies Family Social

Description: Holistic Harmonies aims to use the creative arts for the therapeutic wellbeing of all the family.
11am – Family Disco
12.30pm – Craft Workshop from Create with Stace
1.30pm – Music & Movement Session

Price: £8.50 per child, £2.50 per sibling

Prebook: Yes Via companies website. 30th Aug is the last day to get tickets so be quick.

When: Sunday 1st sept 2019 from 10.30am until 2.30pm

Where: Constellations, Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS, UK

For more information about stalls and activities please see


* The Very Busy Spider Storytime & Crafts

Description: We will enjoy a group storytime, with a focus on repeated refrains in the book. After this, we will work at the craft table to make our own spiders and webs to take home.

Price: £4 per child, £3 each for additional siblings, no charge for adults

Prebook: Yes to secure place.

When: 31st Aug, 10am until 10.45am

Where: Hugamug, Gateacre Brow, Liverpool, L25 3PB


* Liverpool Stadium Tours with a special appearance from Mighty Red

Description: Get to go behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium on the LFC Stadium Tour. Special appearances by Mighty Red on Saturday.

Price: £20 for adults and £16 for kids over 4. Kinds under 4 go free.

Prebook: Yes

When: 31st August to 1st Sept, every 30 minutes from 11.30 until 3pm

Where: Anfield, Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH

For much more information please visit


*Superhero Summer Finale at Gulliver’s World

Description: To celebrate another magical summer season here at Gulliver’s Theme Parks we have a spectacular event that both adults and children will love. The day will be filled with superhero fun and finished off with a spectacular firework display.

Price: £24 for anyone over 90cm in height.

Prebook: No

When: 31st August from 10.30am and fireworks approx. 8.45pm

Where: Gullivers, Shackleton Cl, Warrington WA5 9YZ


*Nantwich Food festival 2019

Description: Delicious food, great drinks, live music and kids’ entertainment, celebrity chef demonstrations and more; all surrounded by boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs open for visitors across the festival.

Price: Free just pay for what you feel like devouring!

Prebook: No

When:30th August to 1st Sept 2019 from 11am until 5pm

Where: Nantwich Town Centre.

See link below for more information regarding what’s on for kids.


*Cholmondeley Castle Festival of 1000 Classic Cars & North West Classic Motorcycle Show

Description: The Classic Car Rally returns for the second of two events this year at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens and is one of the largest one day classic events in the North West with an unparalleled selection of classic cars and bikes on display.

Price: £9.00 per Adult £3.00 per Child (7-14yrs) Under 7s Free. 


When: 1st September from 10am until 4pm.

Where: Malpas SY14 8AH

For further information please visit


*The Deep: A World Premier Brick Exhibition, Chester Cathedral

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


*Great Oceans Getaway At Blue Planet Aquarium.

Description:  Travel the world in search of remarkable creatures, all under one roof! Have your passport ready and collect stamps as you journey through diverse habitats. Relive Shakey the Shark’s around the world trip with his spectacular Aquatheatre shows daily.

Price: Free event but admission charges apply. £19 for an adult and £13.50 for a junior. £2.50 fee for parking the car.

Prebook: No

When: Daily until 1st September, 10am until 6pm.

Where: Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Longlooms Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF

For more information please visit


*Summer Train Rides and Maize Maze At The Hayloft

Description: Whitfield Light Railway is at The Hayloft Ice Cream and Coffee Shop (WA8 3XR), providing train rides through the summer. Trains will be pulled by either our steam tram ‘Kestrel’, or petrol loco ‘Otter’.

Don’t forget to explore the maize maze, solve the clues and win a small prize.

Price: Train rides are £2.50 for an adult and £2 for a child. Maize maze costs £2.50 per child and £2.00 per adult.

Prebook: No

When: 31st August and 1st Sept from 10am until 4pm approx.

Where: The Hayloft, Sandy Lane, Great Sankey, Widnes WA8 3XP


*Lunar Sandpit, Jodrell Bank

Description: You can land a rocket, explore the lunar surface with our toys and tools, or even leave a footprint behind just like the Apollo astronauts did in 1969!

Price: free though normal admission applies. £7.65 for an adult and £5.85 for a child. Kids under 4 go free.

Prebook: No

When: Until 31st Aug 2019 from 10am until 5pm

Where: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

For more information visit


*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


For further events such as those at Quarry Bank Mill, Dunham Massey and Tatton Park, please visit

Image kindly provided by Whitfield Light Railway for use by CIWK


*Open day 2019 at The Lowry

Description: we are opening our doors to you once again. Forget summer boredom and get down to The Lowry for a day of exploring, backstage tours, workshops, performances and overall fun! 

Price: Free

Prebook: No but some events that take your fancy may require pre-booking. See event link below for a summary of whats on.

When: 1st Sept, 2019, from 10am until 5pm.

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

For further details:


* 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


*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


* 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


*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

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