Activities for Children

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

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  • Sun
    9 am to 4 pmMacclesfield Market Place and surrounding streets

    Treacle Market will be back on Macclesfield’s streets on 27th September.

    The first pared-back market at the end of August was enthusiastically received by visitors who had been missing their monthly fix of delicious and creative wares. They appreciated the more generous spacing of stalls and the presence of helpful volunteers in high viz jackets.

    As part of their Covid conscious measures the Treacle organisers will deliver a smaller market again this month and there will be no music or tables and benches, and it will be a very pared back place to ‘shop and go’ to discourage gathering people together as they did in pre Covid times.

    Traders will wear masks or visors and have cleanser for their hands and stalls and this will be available throughout the open air market for visitors to use as well. They ask shoppers to treat this market differently to normal and not see it is a social event and to simply do their shopping and go.

    There will be delicious street food stalls on Castle Street as usual but ask diners to take their food away not eat it at the market.

    The reduced number of stalls will allow for more generous spacing and the removal of former ‘pinch points’.

    Jane explained: ‘We are asking shoppers to help us make this pared back version of the market as safe as possible. We want to stress that whilst are committed to taking all sensible precautions we need our visitors to play their role as well. This is all about collaboration and team work.’

    Please do not attend should you feel unwell or show signs of Covid and please

    move around the market and queue respecting the 2m social distancing rule.

    ‘Should this not be possible all the time we would encourage you to don a mask or face covering even though we are operating in the open air.’

    The organisers suggest you bring your own shopping bags to minimise handling by trader and shopper and they encourage the use of contactless card payments where possible.

    ‘We have ensured our procedures have been scrutinised by the risk assessor at Cheshire East Council and all our decisions are driven by a desire to deliver a market that is as safe as possible, whilst also allowing small traders to do much needed business and sell their wares.’

    ‘We were so pleased to see such determined support at the last Treacle by visitors who behaved sensibly and with patience and good humour. More of the same this month please!’

    Treacle Market- Macclesfield Marketplace & streets around

    Sunday 27 September 10am-3.30pm


  • Sat
    10 am to 2 pm

    Join the RSPB Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers on Saturday 10th October for a free virtual outdoor and nature themed event.

    The event – Welly Walk and Nature Needs You – will run on the Macclesfield Town Council Facebook page from 10 am to 2 pm.

    The popular storytelling will return with tales from both the Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake and local storyteller Emily Anslow. The creepy crawlies will also be featured on the day so tune in for a guided tour of the mini beasts. Mother Nature will be making a special appearance to remind us all to look after our precious plants and Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers will be providing video activities of outdoor themed activities to do at home.


    Helena Gowler, Community and Events Manager for Macclesfield Town Council commented that ‘When Welly Walk and Nature Needs You comes around, we know that autumn is truly here. There is something special about the changing seasons and pulling wellies on to play outside. This year, sadly we can't all gather together in the park but we can join in with the virtual event and use it to inspire our activities at home. With this event, we hope to inspire children and families to spend more time outdoors and making connections to the natural world, even when it is cold and wet!’


    The free virtual event which is organised by Macclesfield Town Council, is designed to encourage outdoor play throughout the cooler seasons. This is the fourth time the event has been held and will be delivered together with Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers.


    Queries should be directed to Macclesfield Town Council on 01625 374142 or