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What’s on for families in Cheshire, Manchester, North Wales, Wirral and Merseyside this weekend?

What’s on for families in Cheshire, Manchester, North Wales, Wirral and Merseyside this weekend?

Looking for things to do with kids this weekend? With the Mercury rising, we have picked a selection of activities that will help your family get outdoors. We have also selected a few indoor events if you want some respite from the heat.

This is just a small selection of events from our website. For a more comprehensive guide of what’s on, please visit

We hope you have a fabulous weekend with your families!


* Bollington RCTA 2019 Floating Market

29th to 30th June

Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JB

A mongst our fabulous traders we will have The Hippie Boat, The Doggie Boat, Towpath Tipples, The Pizza Boat, Stitchmilitz, The Crafty Heron raising funds for a children’s home in Nepal, Northern Lights Crystals, D&D Woodcraft, Honey Badger Crafts, Quirky Cutlery Store & Fern Floating Fine Arts.


*Castaway Play, Half Price Entrance

29th to 30th June

Castaway play, Moss Road, Congleton CW12 3BP

It’s given a beautiful sunny weekend this weekend and we know your explorers want to play in the sun but for those of you who want to keep cool 😎 or have a quieter time we will be offering a sunny day HALF PRICE entrance FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.


*Chester Raft Race 2019

30th June, 2019

The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD

Watch the race from The Groves or the Suspension Bridge, then make your way down to the meadows where there is a BBQ, as well as other food stalls, children’s entertainment and a bar.


* Crocky Trail Charity Night

29th June, 2019

The Crocky Trail, Waverton, Chester CH3 7PH

Please join us on the 29th June in support of Cancer Research and Macmillan Nurses. Cost of entry is a donation of your choice on the gate all proceeds will be shared between these two fantastic charities.


*Family Fun Day, Sandbach Park

29th June 2019

The Commons, Sandbach CW11 1FJ

The Family Fun Day returns on 29th June this year, with fun activities for all the family!

Arts and crafts, Camouflage activities, Zorbing, Victorian Games, Table Tennis, French Boules, Junior Assault Course, Stilt Walking, Face Painting and more


*Ice Cream Story, Ice Cream Farm

29th June 2019

The Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9NE

Dreams do come true… Come and meet Woody and Buzz from Toy Story, right here at The Ice Cream Farm! 😁😍Saturday 29th June, 12pm-4pm. Free entry for all.



29th to 30th June 2019

Oulton Park, Tarporley CW6 9BW

So what’s on for kids? Oulton Park’s adventure playground features a motorsport theme, with equipment for children of all ages from toddler to 14. There are climbing frames, swings and more which will keep children busy and entertained throughout the day! The Oulton Park Funfair will be open throughout the weekend with a selection of thrilling rides for race fans of all ages! Individual charges apply.


*The Moor Community Event

29th June 2019

The Moor, Moorside, Knutsford WA16 6JD

Head down to the Moor on Saturday between 10am & 3pm for lots of fun including inflatables (assault course, bouncy castle, jousting), giant games, crafts, coconut shy, facepainting, Beat the Keeper, drama and more!!


*Tots Caterpillar Trail In The Gardens

14th June 2019 to 26th October 2019

Knutsford WA16 6QN,

A caterpillar has been munching its way through the 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.
Free trail but usual admission applies.


Nothing take your fancy? For more events such as Little Sutton Community Festival, Become A Factory Worker At Quarry Bank Mill, and Predators At The Zoo, please visit

Manchester And Surrounding Area

* Cinderella Meet & Greet

29th and 30th June 2019

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

Join us down on the Farm for a special Princess visit from everyone’s favourite Cinderella. Between 11am and 1pm come along and meet and have your Picture taken with our Princess.


*Manchester Festival Of Nature

29th June 2019

Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW

Manchester Festival of Nature (MFoN) is your chance to discover the plants and creatures living right on your doorstep in the big city. From fun-filled activities to fascinating talks and a very special theatrical performance, come along, get closer to nature and celebrate your local natural wonderland!

Activities include:* Bushcraft *Natural Crafts *Wildflower Planting *Forest School Skills *Bug Hotel Building *Woodland Walks *Den Building


*Hornblowers In The Garden At Lyme Park

30th June 2019

Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR

Hear the garden come alive with historic hunting calls. Players from the Royal Northern College of Music perform historic hunting calls on period instruments around the garden. These performances take place throughout the day, so keep your eyes and ears open as you explore.


* Stockport’s Giant Leap – 14 weeks of FREE Family Fun

29th June to 28th Sept 2019

Stockport SK1

Stockport’s Giant Leap Frog Art Trail -giant colourful frogs 🐸 will be hopping onto giant lily pads across the town centre this summer from 29th June to end September.


*A World Inside a Book – Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

29th June until December 2019

Z-arts, Stretford Road, Manchester M15 5ZA

Enter the cosy sitting room of Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book and settle down for a story. But look more closely – what’s that you can see on the bookshelf? Creep into a magical world of forests, miniature houses, dragons and other creatures. Can you spot The Gruffalo? Can you Squash and Squeeze around a life-sized cow? What’s that flying overhead, could it be Zog? Be The Smartest Giant in Town, climb through The Highway Rat’s cave, rock hop through the Monkey Puzzle jungle, discover the underwater worlds of Tiddler and The Snail and the Whale and take your seat for the ride of your life with Room on the Broom.


For more events in Manchester please visit

Wirral Liverpool And Merseyside


28th June To 20th October 2019

Adventure Dock, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD

Can you take on the giant inflatable course? Watch your footing or you may just get wet!


* Aintree Fun Day

30th June 2019

Melling Road, Liverpool L9 0LQ

Aintree Golf Centre is having its annual family fun day. *Children’s Rides *Bouncy Castle Inflatables, *Pony Rides, *Climbing Wall, *Sand Art, *Slime Making, *Golf Activities & Competitions, *Stalls, *DJ Entertainment *Live Music , *Face Painting, *BBQ and outside Bar, *Character Meet & Greet


*Family Fun Day, Thornton Hough Village Hall

30th June 2019

Thornton Hough, Wirral CH63 1JB

There will be face painting, inflatable assault course, traditional stall games, ice cream dessert trays, over 20 local artisan stalls, a human fruit machine, bedding plants and planters our fabulous art and handmade wooden items created by service users and to top it all off we have Moonshine Owls back with us and 2 special performances by Professor Bunsen Fun Science!!


*Formby Live at Formby Pool

29th To 30th June 2019

Elbow Lane, Formby, Liverpool L37 4AB

Entry is free, with live music all weekend, bar, BBQ, carnival rides, bouncy castle, other inflatables, and much more for all the family to enjoy!


* Pay And Play, Wirral Sailing Centre

29th June 2019

Wirral Sailing Centre, Wirral Sailing Centre, South Parade, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 0QG

We’ll be running Pay and Play on Saturday afternoon from 2pm with stand up paddle boards and sit on top kayaks available to hire.
Who wants to get out on the water?
£8 pp for 30 minutes – 0151 929 7707 for more details 😎


* Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading

29th June 2019

Wigwam Coffee Shop, Rose Lane, Liverpool L18 8AG

In collaboration with Liverpool Learning Partnership, Wigwam is celebrating the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading!
As well as meet the author events throughout the day, we’ve got some very special story time sessions and a book hunt in the shop with some great little book prizes for the winners…


* Open Day – New Brighton Lifeboat Station

30th June 2019

RNLI New Brighton Lifeboat Station, King’s Parade, Wallasey CH45 2NP

Our annual fun-filled family fundraiser always promises plenty for all ages!
Clamber onboard our lifeboat, catch up with our crew or get an up-close view of our tractor. Shop for crafts, toys and souvenirs, as well as our RNLI Christmas cards and calendars. Try your chances in our raffle and tombola too.


* The Book Cafe: Pirates week

30th June 2019 To 28th July 2019

The Village, Bebington, Wirral CH63 7PL

Ahoy ye mates! If you haven’t joined the fun before, there’s colouring, reading, crafting and hunting for the young and slightly less young 🙂 Sundays 10.30-12.30
Each week we choose a different theme. So far we’ve had medieval, frozen, space, jungle, robots, dinosaurs and explorers.  Free event. Pre-booking advised.


* We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Epstein Theatre

30th June 2019 To 1st July 2019

Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DZ

See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, direct from the West End, as it returns vividly and noisily in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.


Nothing take your fancy? For more events such as Tension, turmoil and traitors at Speke Hall, Family Forest stay and play, plus horse rides at Acorn Farm please visit

North Wales

* Connah’s Quay Annual Festival

30th June 2019

Wepre Lane, Connah’s Quay, Deeside CH5 4JR

The 2019 Connah’s Quay Annual Festival will take place on Sunday 30 June.
As ever, we will be starting with a parade from the Civic Hall which will set off at 10:30am and finishes at Wepre Park where families can visit the fun fair.


* Family Bushcraft: Playing With Fire!

29th June 2019

Chirk Castle, Wrexham LL14 5AF

FIRE-LIGHTING & BUSHCRAFT SKILLS FOR PARENTS & KIDS. We’re told as children not to play with fire, but if we discover it’s secrets and learn how to be safe when lighting fires outdoors then it can be our best friend. It warms us, cooks our food, lights our way and hypnotises us whilst campfire tales are told.


* Hanson Cement – Padeswood Works Open Day

29th June 2019

Padeswood, Mold CH7 4HB

A host of activities for all the family to enjoy. These include dodgems, archery, face painting, a classic car and bike show, a visit from North Wales Owl Sanctuary and music from Northop Silver Band.
Mold Fire and Rescue will also be attending and there will be tours of the site.


* Pirates Afternoon Tea

30th June 2019

Tynewydd Road, Rhyl LL18 3ST,

Have a swashbuckling day in store for the whole family, guaranteed to put on X on your map. Our pirate afternoon tea is the only place to be with games, crafts, mini disco and much more….


* Red Dragon Archery Club at Caernarfon Castle

29th June 2019

Caernarfon LL55 2AY

Learn how the bow has evolved since the days of the medieval longbow, as well as how to shoot a bow – £3 for 6 arrows. Learn how to load and fire a trebuchet, watch an arrowsmith making a medieval arrowhead and a fletcher placing the feathers. The garrison’s fine ladies will be at the campsite to discuss medieval food and herbal remedies.


*Summer Fun Day, Northop Hall Hotel

29th June 2019 from 12 noon until 5pm.

Annual Summer Fun Day .There will be lots of entertainment for all the family including face painters, donkey rides, bouncy castle, assault course, Fair rides, live music BBQ and more.

*Teddy Bears Picnic

29th June 2019

Holywell CH8 7GH

Greenfield Valley Teddy Bears Picnic. Bring a bear and your picnic to the park for a bear adventure.


* World Heritage Site Fun Day

29th June 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Trevor Basin Visitor Centre, Llangollen LL20 7TY

A fun packed day to celebrate 10 years for World Heritage Site status. Bid LEGO Build Workshop, Community & Charity Stalls, Techiquest Engineering activities, Coracle Building, Ty Nant Outdoors Canoe Sessions, Anglo Welsh & ‘Lady Winifred’ open boats, Circus Skills workshops, Mini Golf, Surfing Simulator, Live Music and more…


Nothing take your fancy? For more events such as Pick Your Own, Arts And Crafts Fair At Conwy Falls, and Meet The Household At Plas Mawr please visit

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