Activities for Children

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

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  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016
    Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017

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    The Gardens, Grove, Woodland Walk, Chapel, Picnic Area,  Adventure Play Zone, Gardener's Kitchen Cafe, Betty Ridge Exhibition and the Gift Shop are now all open daily 11am - dusk from November to February and 11am - 5pm March to October.

    A fabulous opportunity to see the changing colours and planting in the gardens as they move through the seasons.

    The Hall will also be open on Sundays 12noon - 3pm from November to February and Sundays, Tuesdays and Bank Holidays 12noon - 5pm March to October.

    Visit the website for prices:
    http://www.arleyhallandgardens.com/visit-us/

    FREE parking, dogs welcome on a lead.

    (Please note we are closed on 24th December 2016 - 2nd January 2017.)

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
    Dunham Massey House and Gardens, Altrincham

    With the autumnal season fast approaching, Dunham Massey is kicking off A Taste of Autumn season with a Beer, Bangers & Cider event on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September which showcases some award winning local produce.

    Over the coming weeks there will be a whole host of events and activities for foodies, wildlife lovers and walkers.

    'We are celebrating all things autumn with wildlife spotting and autumnal colour making this a very special time of year.' says Jessica Webb, Dunham’s Visitor Experience Manager. 'A Taste of Autumn will showcase local produce on the wider estate and reveal some autumn rituals visitors may not know about. Personally, I am looking forward to trying this year's honey!'

    The Dunham Massey estate isn’t only made up of the deer park but extends to a much wider 3000 acre estate that produces food and drink sold by local suppliers, including Dunham's shop. You can treat your taste buds on our ‘A Taste of the Estate Guided Walk’, stopping at three locations for free samples of locally produced apple juice, beer and farm produce from Little Heath Farm Shop.

    The garden is still full of colour in September including the rose garden which continues to bloom.  Eagled-eyed visitors who have strolled through the rose garden might have spotted the bee hives. On Monday 4 and Monday 11 September, the beekeepers will be on hand to chat about beekeeping in the garden and will have an observation hive on show. Later on that month they will be harvesting the honey and spinning it in front of visitors ready for jarring, which will then go on to be sold in the shop.

    For wildlife watchers you can pick up a ‘Deer Discovery Trail’ to discover the herds autumn rituals and for those wanting to get a closer look, the Ranger led ‘Rut Walks’ offer the perfect opportunity. One of Dunham’s rangers, Jon Lucas says, “The rut is all about a show of strength – it’s so competitive! The sound of clashing antlers and the distinctive bellowing never fails to impress’. If an early morning walk isn’t for you, come along to ‘Park after Dark’ to see what stirs after we’ve all gone home.

    To get a taste of autumn at Dunham Massey go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey.

    A Taste of Autumn runs from 2 September – 15 November. See our website for details.

    Rut Walks take place on Saturday 14 & 28 and Wednesday 18 & 25 October. Booking essential and are priced at £13.50 (including a bacon butty (or veggie option) and a hot drink!).

    Park after Dark takes place on Thursday 7 & 14 and Tuesday 12 September. Booking essential and priced at £12.50 (included a hot drink and cake).

    Normal admission applies at all events. Free for National Trust members. Additional charges and pre-booking applies for some events. For full details of Dunham Massey’s events this autumn, including timings, go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield


    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07871 422937

    Thursday 21 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 5.30, 8.00

    Friday 22 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 3.00, 5.30
    It (15) 8.00

    Saturday 23 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 3.00, 5.30
    It (15) 8.00

    Sunday 24 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 3.00, 5.30
    It (15) 8.00

    Monday 25 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 3.00, 5.30
    It (15) 8.00

    Tuesday 26 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 11.00, 1.30
    It (15) 4.00
    Royal Opera As Live: The Magic Flute 7.15

    Wednesday 27 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 3.00, 5.30
    It (15) 8.00

    Thursday 28 September
    Victoria and Abdul (PG) 3.00, 5.30
    It (15) 8.00

    Friday 29 September
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 5.30, 8.00

    Saturday 30 September
    cinema closed

    Sunday 1 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 3.00, 5.30, 8.00

    Monday 2 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 5.30, 8.00

    Tuesday 3 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 1.30, 4.00

    Wednesday 4 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 11.30, 2.00

    Thursday 5 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 1.30, 4.00
    National Theatre Encore: Hamlet 7.00

    Friday 6 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 5.30
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) 8.00

    Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October
    The Lego Ninjago Movie (U) 3.00
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 5.30
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) 8.00

    Monday 9 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 5.30
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) 8.00

    Tuesday 10 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 1.00
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) 3.30
    Royal Opera As Live: La Boheme 7.15

    Wednesday 11 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 5.30
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) 8.00

    Thursday 12 October
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 5.30
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) 8.00

    Coming Soon:
    Thor: Ragnarok
    Paddington 2

    Forthcoming Live Events by Satellite
    also showing in October and November

    Royal Ballet Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    showing on Monday 23 October at 7.15

    National Theatre Live: Follies
    showing on Thursday 16 November at 7.00

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017

    Darren Pritchard Dance presents

    BODY OF LIGHT

    Sunday 22 October

    11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

    £9 / £7

    A seamless landscape of flowing image, where graphics bend effortlessly round the arcs of a live dancer. A very human journey into the world of technology.

    Age 3+ / 20 mins followed by 30 mins stay-and-play

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    Little Angel Theatre presents

    HANDA’S SURPRISE

    Friday 27 October

    11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

    £9 / £7

     

    Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise – but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

    Age 2 – 6 / 35 mins

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    Action Transport Theatre presents

    HAPPILY EVER AFTER

    Sunday 29 October

    2.30pm

    £9 / £7

     

    The queen is fed up. Her lazy son needs to grow up, get married and become king. She invites all the princesses in the land to find him a bride, but he isn’t impressed by any of them. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother…

    Age5+ / 50 mins

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    2:00 pmWaterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7ZF

    Story Pocket Theatre presents

    MICHAEL MORPURGO’S KING ARTHUR

    Saturday 21 October

    2pm

    £12 / £8 

    Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur is an epic tale of deep magic, heroism, love and betrayal.

    When a small boy becomes stranded at sea, he is rescued by a mysterious old man who claims to be King Arthur Pendragon. As the old man starts to tell his stories, the boy is transported back to the days of Camelot. Guided by Merlin, the young king pulls the sword from the stone to win the throne, puts the Saxons to the sword, unites the kingdom and gathers his Knights of the Round Table.

    Age 7+ / 75 mins

     

     

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7ZF

    Little Pixie Productions present

    WHAT BECAME OF THE RED SHOES?

    Tuesday 24 October

    11.30am & 2.30pm

    £9 / £7

    Granny Flo’s attic is full of old junk…or is it?

    One rainy day her curious grand-daughter Ruby explores it and discovers forgotten treasures, including an old grey photograph of a girl wearing a pair of shoes which are mysteriously...red! 

    Her imagination is sparked and she embarks on a quest to find the red shoes.

    Age 3+ / 50 mins

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017
    Areey Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

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  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7ZF

    The Bear

    Based on the book by Raymond Briggs

    Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions

    5 December – 6 January 2018

    Times vary including 6pm slumber shows complete with cookies and milk

    £16.50 / £14.50 / £12.50

     Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear’s lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a bear a bath? Or clear up its poo? Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff...

     

    One night when she’s fast asleep, an enormous snowy, white bear climbs into Tilly’s bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly’s not scared.

     

    With dazzling puppetry, delicious music, dreamy storytelling and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction to theatre. So come join Tilly and her great big white friend on a wild and magical adventure.

     

    Ages 3 – 11 years / 55 mins no interval

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    2 pm to 6.30 pmThe Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Want to give your presents some added sparkle and originality?

    Come along to our shopping bonanza and we’ll help you bling up your Christmas wrapping with amazing bows and boxes.

    Either bring a present to wrap or maybe buy something in our fantastic gift shop or Makers' Place?

    You could even treat yourself to something special while you’re here!

    We’ll be open late, until 6.30pm, so it’s an ideal chance to fit in some extra shopping – you won’t find the unique things we sell on the high street!

    Free, donations welcome

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