Activities for Children

Activities and events for children happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.

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  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
    Macclesfield Silk Museum, Old Park Lane, Macclesfield

    Launch of New Display of Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian Treasures at The Silk Museum

    16 February 2019 - 2020

    A ring belonging to Tutankhamun, a statuette of Queen Tiye - one of the most important queens in Egyptian history, and the mummy case of a significant female temple worker called Shebmut, are just some of the stars in a new display that sheds new light on Macclesfield’s own Marianne Brocklehurst and her remarkable collections.

    This new display at The Silk Museum will be officially opened by Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East, at 11.30am on 16th February 2019 and runs until 2020.

    The new display explores the connection between Macclesfield’s silk industry and Marianne Brocklehurst’s Egyptian collections.   John Varney, Chair of The Silk Heritage Trust, said, ‘We are thrilled that the new research carried out by the museum’s curatorial team, has shown that many objects are even more significant than we thought; and this new display puts many more objects on show so that local people can enjoy more of this important heritage for the town’.

    Marianne was the daughter of silk manufacturer John Brocklehurst, Macclesfield’s first MP.  Her family’s wealth and social standing provided the resources for Marianne to travel extensively in Europe and the Middle East.  In 1873-74 Marianne, along with her companion Mary Booth, her nephew Alfred and servant George, made an epic voyage up the Nile.  Throughout this trip Marianne kept a personal diary illustrated with lively watercolours that captures life on the Nile through the eyes of this remarkable Victorian woman.

    Marianne Brocklehurst and Mary Booth were life-time companions and were generally referred to as The MBs.  They were unconventional women for their time – as a couple they seem to have been uncompromising and determined in their life and work. They collected various objects on their travels around Egypt, but they seem to have had a particular interest in items with a connection to Ancient Egyptian women.   On their first trip, they collected the mummy case of a female temple worker, a scarab commemorating the marriage of a non-royal woman to the king, and the scarab of a king’s daughter. Perhaps it was intentional that the MBs, two unusually independent Victorian women, collected so many objects that bear the names, titles and likenesses of unusually independent Ancient Egyptian women.

    A Family Open Day takes place at The Silk Museum on 16th February 2019

    11am Welcome & Speeches John Varney, Chair, Silk Heritage Trust and Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East 11.30am onwards: Come and see the unique diary and notebooks that Marianne Brocklehurst made of her incredible adventures

    Learn more about the Tutankhamun Ring and other amazing treasures in the collections

    Mummification and Mask-making: Free Family Activities in the School Room

    New Makers’ Place Meet the brilliant craftspeople making unique handmade gifts + demonstrations and craft activities All day: New Silk Shop Exquisite silk products – perfect for gifts for all occasions PLUS Egyptian inspired jewellery and souvenirs Coffee and Cake, The Jacquard Café generously supplied by the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage with thanks to Bollington Co-op The Silk Museum admission is now Give What You Can. All donations welcome to support our work.

    Grateful thanks to Cheshire East Council for very generously supporting the new displays and the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage

    To find out more about Macclesfield Museums visit

    www.macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk

    To find out more about Marianne Brocklehurst visit

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Brocklehurst

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
    Quarry Bank, Styal, nr Wilmslow

    One of Manchester’s greatest mills which stood at the very cusp of the Industrial Revolution is delving deeper into the working conditions of those who lived and worked at Quarry Bank in a new exhibition, ‘A Healthy Profit.’ Opening this month at the National Trust attraction, the exhibition delves into the realities of mill life and the physical, mental and emotional toil that kept the wheels of this industrial powerhouse turning.

    At Quarry Bank, mill owner Samuel Greg hired Peter Holland as the first known physician to work in a factory. This was partly motivated by genuine concern for the poor and partly by the mill owners’ religious beliefs as Unitarians. However, a healthy workforce was also a productive workforce, ensuring healthier profits.

    In this new exhibition, visitors can journey through different parts of the body, including the brain, eyes, ears, lungs, and skeleton to uncover how long, hard days in the mill affected the workers. Historical medical equipment including glass eyes and medical chests complete with powders and potions, as well as leech jars, inhalers and ear trumpets from the Thackray Medical Museum and Manchester Medical Museum will be on display. For the very first time, visitors can also see original documents from the mill archives accounting for accidents, injuries and even causes of death at Quarry Bank.

    Exploring the connections between people, place and health both past and present, the exhibition also considers how the body is impacted today. The effects of pollution, screen time, earphones and diet, as well as the significance of the environment and outdoor spaces feature in the exhibition.

    The mill in autumn at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

    Suzanne Kellett, Programming Manager at Quarry Bank says, ‘We’re excited to be launching this new exhibition exploring the historical pressures the human body was put through, whilst drawing parallels with our lives today. Our visitors will discover more about what working life was really like for the men, women and children of Quarry Bank and we’re encouraging them to reflect on their own wellbeing as well. There are lots of interactive elements for families which bring the subject to life and we’re looking forward to seeing what they learn along the way.”

    The National Trust has worked closely with the University of Manchester on new academic research looking into how the toil of mill work affected the body. The research has uncovered stories of what life was really like for those at Quarry Bank and how the mill’s healthy profit wasn’t necessarily driven by a healthy workforce. These findings have helped shape the new exhibition opening this autumn.

    Families visiting the exhibition will find plenty of interactive features including a giant brain revealing more about its different functions with a chance to put their concentration to the test and see how they compare to a mill worker. Visitors can also have a go at mee-mawing - a form of speech invented by the mill workers using exaggerated movements to allow lip reading over the clatter and bustle of the noisy machines.

    Throughout October half term there will be themed activities and science experiments getting families closer to what it was like to live and work at Quarry Bank.

    Inside the mill, visitors can see the historic machinery thunder into action and feel the floors shake beneath their feet. Guided tours of the Apprentice House and workers cottage also show where the men, women and children who worked at Quarry Bank lived, ate and slept after toiling for twelve hours a day in the mill.

    The new exhibition ‘A Healthy Profit’ opens on 19 October 2019 and runs until 19 April 2020. For more information visit nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank or followhttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/features/a-healthy-profit-exhibition

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    Tue
    24
    Dec
    2019
    Lyme Hall, Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR, UK

    After a three-week sleep, Lyme’s grand mansion will re-open to the public on Friday 22 November – decorated for a traditional Christmas.

    This year, the team at Lyme have been delving into the estate’s past to uncover stories of Christmases gone by celebrated through the centuries by the Legh family, their servants and tenants. Their searches have taken them from the Tudor era through to the final golden years of the house in the early twentieth century with quoted excerpts from the memoirs of Phyllis Legh Sandeman, former resident at the hall helping to paint a picture of how Christmas was celebrated at Lyme.

    As visitors pass through the different rooms, they will see Lyme in many guises – from a 17th century Christmas wedding celebration, to an Edwardian ballroom, to a pantry piled with food for the holiday celebration.

    In the dining hall, guests will discover a range of Christmas dishes through the ages, from delicate sweet treats to an imposing boars head centrepiece.

    Regency Christmas at Lyme Park, Cheshire

    Red ribbons, garlands and fabric are used to reflect the dark wood panelling and red carpeting around much of the house’s interiors. Many of the decorations are handmade by Lyme’s staff and volunteers, in much the same way that they would have been crafted by the family and servants in previous centuries. This year, reflecting Lyme’s 2019 theme of 'Books and Stories’, decorations have been made using old books, and recycled Christmas cards.

    Outside of the house, the Timber Yard will feature a collection of community trees, decorated by local primary schools and organisations across Disley and the surrounding area.

    Deborah Maxwell, Lyme’s General Manager, said, “At Lyme, Christmas has always been a time for traditions. Many of our visitors come here every year for family gatherings, walks and to enjoy Lyme in winter. We’ll be looking forward to welcoming Father Christmas, who’ll be meeting families and children throughout December, and of course our popular afternoon teas will be taking on a festive twist.”

    An Afternoon Audience with Father Christmas’ runs 10-12 and 17-19 December

    Due to popularity this year, extra dates have been added for Lyme’s Father Christmas events. ‘An Afternoon Audience with Father Christmas’, which runs 10-12 and 17-19 December, will also feature a craft activity where children can create an edible gift for family or friends. Accompanying adults will also be able to treat themselves to a hot drink and a festive cake and mince pie.

    Visitors admiring the festive Christmas decorations at Knole, Kent

    Festive afternoon teas will include a selection of sweet treats and sandwiches made from local produce, and are available to book by calling 01663 761400.

    Lyme’s Christmas Stories opens 22 November and is open Friday to Monday until 24 December. Standard admission charges apply, National Trust Members are free. For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme or call 01663 762023.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020
    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG

    Tatton tradition and make-believe magic

    If you’re looking for a fairy-tale Christmas this year, Tatton Park’s Mansion has been transformed into a magical celebration of ten much-loved fairy tales.

    Experience the impressive state rooms and fascinating servant’s quarters as never before. Visitors will be immersed in a dazzling world of forest green, ruby red, golden thread and snow white. Marvel at fantastic fairy-tale themed rooms, beautiful Christmas decorations and festive floral displays from the end of November right through to 5th January 2020. 

    Who is the fairest of them all?

    Follow the Fairy Godmother’s trail through the Mansion to discover creative interpretations of legendary stories, entertaining costumed characters and the chance to make special wishes for your perfect Christmas. 

    Dare to join Little Red Riding Hood in the yellow Drawing Room or stroll through a sparkling wintry forest to find Snow White’s enchanted mirror to ask “Who is the fairest of them all?” Rapunzel, with her long blonde hair cascading down the Grand Staircase, might just be the answer!

    A favourite for all ages is Beauty and the Beast in the atmospheric Library, exquisitely illuminated with glittering candelabra. Continue along the trail to Aladdin’s golden palace, richly decorated with Arabian rugs, and then find the password to uncover Ali Baba and his 40 thieves, veiled in mystery in the Music Room.

    Calling all Prince and Princesses - will the slipper fit?

    The story of Cinderella is a highlight of the visit. Children can wear a crown and have their photo taken beside the Pumpkin Carriage, before everyone tries on her slipper for size, just in case it fits! 

    The fascinating Servant’s Quarters pay homage to the timeless tales of Hansel and Gretel - with a magnificent Witch’s gingerbread house in the Kitchen alongside Goldilocks and the Three Bears making mischief in the Scullery! Don’t forget to conjure some spells with the Fairy Godmother in her magic pantry before you enjoy your homemade festive treat as you bid farewell.

    Christmas Mansion opening times:

    11am to 3pm
    26 - 29 Nov and 3 - 5 Dec 

    11am to 8pm
    Fri 6 Dec 

    12 to 4pm
    Weekends from 30 Nov to 8 Dec
    Fri, Sat, Sun from 13 – 29 Dec
    31 Dec – 5 Jan 2020

    Prices:
    £10 for adults and £7 for children (ages 4-15).
    Pre-booked friends and family groups of 15 or more can benefit from discounted rates of £9.50 per adult and £5.50 per child.

    More information at www.tattonpark.org.uk/christmas or call 01625 374416

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    Thu
    18
    Jun
    2020
    Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07534 920495

    Tickets
    • can be purchased on the door, subject to demand
    • can be booked in advance at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased in advance at the box office in the half-hour before any performance

    Giftcards
    • can be purchased online at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased from the box office  in the half-hour before any performance

    Cinebar
    Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.

    Cinemac Meal Deal
    The Cinemac Meal Deal with Fina Bar & Grill starts on Tuesday 2nd of April!
    For just £14 enjoy a delicious Italian meal and a trip to Cinemac!
    Meal Deal vouchers are available to purchase from the Cinemac Box Office or Fina.
    You can take advantage of this amazing offer by visiting Fina after one of our early evening shows or before our evening performances.
    As numbers are limited, please ensure that you call Fina before you visit to reserve your table.
    Fina’s phone number is: 
    01625 618744

    The Meal Deal with Fina is now ongoing!
    Please note that the meal deal is only valid for film tickets and it does not include live events.
    Film & Live Event ListingsTuesday 26th November
    MY FIRST CINEMA: FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 12:30
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 15:00, 17:30, 20:00
    Wednesday 27th November
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 11:45, 14:15Thursday 28th November
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 13:30, 16:00
    National Theatre: PRESENT LAUGHTER 19:00

    Friday 29th November
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 17:30
    DOCTOR SLEEP (15) [2h 45m] 21:25

    Saturday 30th November
    MY FIRST CINEMA: FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 09:00
    FROZEN 2 (TBA) [1h 43m] 11:30, 14:00, 16:30, 19:00

    DOCTOR SLEEP (15) [2h 45m] 21:25

    Sunday 1st December
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 09:00, 11:30, 14:00, 16:30, 19:00
    DOCTOR SLEEP (15) [2h 45m] 21:25

    Monday 2nd December
    FROZEN 2 (TBA) [1h 43m] 15:30
    LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT LIVE [2h 47m] 18:45 (SOLD OUT)

    Tuesday 3rd December
    Cinema Closed for equipment installation

    Wednesday 4th December
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 13:30, 16:00
    Branagh Theatre Live: THE WINTERS TALE 19:00

    Thursday 5th December
    FROZEN 2 (TBA) [1h 43m] 15:00, 17:30
    DOCTOR SLEEP (15) [2h 45m] 20:45

    Friday 6th December
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 11:45
    THE GOOD LIAR (15) [1h 50m] 14:15
    MIDWAY (12A) [2h 18m] 17:00
    LAST CHRISTMAS (12A) [1h 43m] 20:00

    Saturday 7th December
    JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (TBA) [TBA] 11:00

    Sunday 8th December
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 09:30
    LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT ENCORE [2h 47m] 13:00
    LAST CHRISTMAS (12A) [1h 43m] 17:30
    JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (TBA) [TBA] 11:00

    Monday 9th December
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 12:00
    LAST CHRISTMAS (12A) [1h 43m] 14:30
    MIDWAY (12A) [2h 18m] 17:00
    THE GOOD LIAR (15) [1h 50m] 20:00

    Tuesday 10th December
    FROZEN 2 (U) [1h 43m] 12:30
    LAST CHRISTMAS (12A) [1h 43m] 15:00
    THE GOOD LIAR (15) [1h 50m] 17:30
    MIDWAY (12A) [2h 18m] 20:00

    Wednesday 11th December
    MIDWAY (12A) [2h 18m] 11:00 (Subtitles)
    JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (TBA) [TBA] 14:00

    Thursday 12th December
    THE GOOD LIAR (15) [1h 50m] 10:00 (Subtitles)
    LAST CHRISTMAS (12A) [1h 43m] 15:00

    JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (TBA) [TBA] 14:00

    AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

    Thursday 19th December
    MIDNIGHT SCREENING  - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
    (TBA) [2h 35m] 00:01
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (TBA) [2h 35m] 20:00

    Friday 20th December
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (TBA) [2h 35m] 13:00, 16:30, 20:00

    Saturday 21st December
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (TBA) [2h 35m] 13:00, 16:30, 20:00

    Saturday 22nd December
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (TBA) [2h 35m] 13:00, 16:30, 20:00

    Monday 23rd December
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (TBA) [2h 35m] 13:00, 16:30, 20:00

    Tuesday 24th December
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (TBA) [2h 35m] 13:00, 16:30, 20:00

    Wednesday 25th December
    Merry Christmas!
    Cinema Closed

    Thursday 26th December
    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (TBA) [2h 35m] 13:00, 16:30, 20:00

    New Live Events

    Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
    Wednesday 4th December - 19:00

    André Rieu - 70 YEARS YOUNG

    Saturday 4th January 2020 - 19:00
    Sunday 5th January 2020 - 14:00

    Royal Opera House Season 19/20

    Tuesday 17th December:
    The Nutcracker (Recorded 2016) (Ballet) 19:15

    Thursday 16th January:
    The Sleeping Beauty (Ballet) 19:15

    Wednesday 29th January:
    La Bohème (Opera) 19:45

    Tuesday 25th February:
    Marston & Scarlett World Premieres (Ballet) 19:15

    Tuesday 24th March:
    Fidelio (Opera) 19:15

    Wednesday 1st April:
    Swan Lake (Ballet) 19:15

    Tuesday 24th April:
    Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci (Opera) 19:00

    Thursday 28th May:
    The Dante Project (Ballet) 19:15

    Thursday 18th June:
    Elektra (Opera) 19:45

    Available to book now:

    National Theatre Live

    Thursday 28th November: National Theatre: Present Laughter 19:00

    Film & Event Listings!

    All listed films and live by satellite events now bookable at www.cinemac.org.uk

     

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020
    Quarry Bank, Styal, nr Wilmslow

    Quarry Bank in Wilmslow is set to host Christmas celebrations this winter that will give visitors a fascinating, first-hand glimpse into the festive traditions from the past from two differing perspectives.

    Families can step back in time to experience the mill owners’ Georgian home decked with Christmas decorations, while over in the Apprentice House, they can discover the more modest festivities which the child workers at Quarry Bank would have had.

    Visitors exploring the garden in winter at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

    A cup of tea and a slice of current loaf were one of the few festive treats enjoyed by the children who worked at Quarry Bank. “The apprentices rarely had a treat or even a day off so a cup of tea at Christmas was a real luxury,” said Quarry Bank Programming Manager, Suzanne Kellett.

    ‘While people are starting to think about what’ll be on their Christmas menu for the big day, we’ve already started getting into the festive spirit in the kitchens at Quarry Bank. New festive recipes we have for visitors to enjoy this year include mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cakes. Plus, we have classic favourites including hot chocolates and gingerbread men, all freshly made in the kitchens at Quarry Bank’ says Quarry Bank Senior Food and Beverage Manager, Rikki Thompson.

    Visitors at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

    Out in the gardens, families can experience a more modern twist to Christmas as they follow the winter reindeer walk through the grounds, seeking out as many as they can find to win a festive reindeer prize. The historic glasshouses in the gardens at Quarry Bank will also be decorated with handmade, natural Christmas decorations, and after a frosty walk, visitors can warm up with hot chocolates, refuel with mince pies, or rest little legs with a sit on Father Christmas’s sleigh parked on the mill meadow outside of the mill.

    And no Christmas is complete without a tree which will be taking pride of place in the mill yard at Quarry Bank. The shop at Quarry Bank will also be decked out with Christmas gift ideas for all the family, including locally made artisan collections, unique homewares, garden essentials and tasty treats. For a really unique present for crafty friends or a homemade Christmas present, visitors can also buy from Quarry Bank’s range of fabrics, woven inside the mill on the heritage looms and printed locally in a variety of patterns, including - for the first time ever – a special Christmas print.

    For more details about Christmas at Quarry Bank, visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Tuesday 3 December

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 4 December

    Crafting at Christmas

    A great chance to make some Christmas decorations to impress your family and friends. Suitable for all skill levels! Full instructions will be given on how to make simple decorations or gifts from willow and other natural materials.

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £8.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 04/10/2019

    Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Emma Houghton and Nik Ginn
    Booking: Get tickets for Crafting at Christmas by 1 December
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 8 December

    Meet the Longhorns

    This is a unique event with a chance to come and see the Bollin Valley Partnership’s Longhorn cattle. You will meet all the bulls, cows and calves at close quarters in their winter housing at Styal and find out how and why we use the Longhorns to manage our country parks.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/10/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership
    Booking: Get tickets for Meet the Longhorns by 4 December
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Easy walking grade)


    Saturday 14 December to Sunday 29 December

    Tegg’s Nose Country Park Elf Hunt

    The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p and get searching around the top of the park.

    Each map purchased entitles you to a 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

    Time: Maps available to purchase between 9am to 5pm between the 14 of December until 29 December
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Elf Hunt

    The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

    Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 14 of December and 29 December
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event)


    Saturday 14 December

    Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 14 December

    Visit Father Christmas, in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, this winter.

    To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

    While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

    Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

    Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential. 

    Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 14/08/2019

    Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
    Booking: Get tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 14 December
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12)


    Sunday 15 December

    Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 15 December

    Visit Father Christmas, in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, this winter.

    To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

    While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

    Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

    Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 14/08/2019

    Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
    Booking: Get tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 15 December
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12)


    Saturday 21 December

    Yuletide with Greenwood Growth

    Join Greenwood Growth as we mark the shortest day of the year with traditional crafts and activities in the middle of the woods. Create foraged wreaths, food and decorations fit for a Winter Ball. Eat, drink and feel merry.

    This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Greenwood Growth
    Booking: Get tickets for Yuletide with Greenwood Growth
    Information: 07801 655272
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

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    22
    Dec
    2019
    6:30 pmSt George's Baptist Church, St George's St, Macclesfield SK11 6TG

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    02
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    2020
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    04
    Jan
    2020
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth..

    The State Ballet returns to Buxton Opera House this January accompanied by the Russian State Ballet Orchestra.

    Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty | Thursday 2 January, 7pm

    Every child’s favourite fairy tale, the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker | Friday 3 January, 2.30pm & 7pm

    This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.

    Swan Lake

    Swan Lake | Saturday 4 January, 2.30pm & 7pm

    The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

    Tickets are priced at £35-£44 and discounts are available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.