Activities for Children

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

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form


  • Sun
    11 am and 2 pm dailyBuxton Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire

    The Babbling Vagabonds are working with Moors for the Future Partnership to create a free outdoor theatre event in the Pavilion Gardens from 30 September – 3 October. 

    In true Babbling Vagabonds style Bogtastic will deliver an important message, this time looking at the balance of the eco system within our beautiful moorland habitat, but wrapped up in a family-friendly show that everyone can enjoy.

    The story takes place under the ground, beneath the moors, where Cottongrass and Bilberry live! Fairies descended from the great bog protectors ‘Stinky’ and ‘Quagmire’. They work tirelessly to keep the balance in their peaty home. It’s hard work, but they love their world and they will do whatever it takes to keep harmony amongst the hummocks and hollows of their blankety bog. Then one fateful day a new threat emerges from ‘them on top’, plunging our plucky bog fairies into a desperate battle. It’s an epic struggle they won’t be able to win on their own. They need help. But from who?

    The show will last about 45 minutes and performance times are 11 am and 2 pm each day. Tickets are FREE, but please book in advance:

  • Sun
    Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

    For the first time ever, East Cheshire Hospice brings you a brand new Drive-In Cinema event at the stunning location of Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, on Sunday 17th October 2021!

    6:30pm: MOANA

    9:30pm: DIRTY DANCING

    Pick one or choose to WATCH BOTH!

    Gates will open at 6pm for Moana and 9pm for Dirty Dancing

    Enjoy the magic of cinema and the beautiful surroundings of Capesthorne Hall, all from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle. Not to mention you’ll be supporting East Cheshire Hospice and the crucial work we do to care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

    Choose to watch either film or stay for a full movie marathon at a discounted rate!

    Buy your tickets now via the links below!

    Tickets for Moana – click here

    Tickets for Dirty Dancing – click here

    Discounted tickets for BOTH films – click here

    A limited selection of food and drink will be available at an extra cost. We welcome the return of Pizza Principle who shared their incredible pizzas with us at our last event which was Tough Woofer in October 2019! We will also have a popcorn and candy floss stand on site. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

    This will be the first Hospice fundraising event we’ve held in two years! So we’re really looking forward to welcoming you and finally being able to raise money for our vital services once again.

    Please view our FAQs and ensure you have read and agree to our terms and conditions via the download links below.

    What social distancing measures will be in place?

    In order for us to run the event as safely as possible we will continue to operate with social distancing measures in place. Queues for food and drinks will be marked out with at least 1 metre spacing. Hand sanitising stations will be available for you to use.

    Car parking will be guided by our team of parking marshals to ensure there is plenty of space between each car.

    Anyone with covid-19 symptoms must not attend.

    The East Cheshire Hospice Drive-In Cinema is kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca.


  • Fri
    Chester Zoo, Caughall Road, Upton by Chester CH2 1LH

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo is back for another MAGICAL year, and is set to be as enchanting as ever.
    Join us as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and plenty of Christmas cheer!🎄⛄️
    Escape to fantastical worlds, each different from the last, that will take you on an illuminating journey like no other! Be immersed in this magical and uniquely Chester Zoo evening event, giving you the chance to see the zoo in a whole new light. Let your imagination run wild, and discover incredible spaces, each filled to the brim with colourful animal lanterns, spectacular costumed characters and Christmas scenes. 🎅🛷
    Child tickets start from £11
    Adult tickets start from £13
    Children aged 2 and under enter free of charge
    Selected dates are available from Friday 12 November – Thursday 23 December, with timed tickets that give entry every 15 minutes from 4pm to 8.15pm.
    Have questions? Check our FAQ page here:
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