Food

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    Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich Cheshire CW9 6NA

     

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience – for further details Click Here

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will make its debut in the beautiful woodland at Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire, U.K. As evening falls, mesmerising lights will transform the landscape into a magical outdoor trail for families to enjoy. As visitors make their way through the woodland, and follow the illuminated path, they will discover wonderful surprises, some of their most favourite moments from the Forbidden Forest, and encounter mystical creatures such as Hippogriffs, centaurs, unicorns, Nifflers – and many more.

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is suitable for the whole family to enjoy and provides a huge amount for fans of all ages to see and do, giving them the opportunity to experience the magic of the wizarding world in a brand-new way. From discovering the wondrous and beautiful forest come to life, enjoying a wide range of delicious food and drinks at a lively and seasonally themed village; to perusing the on-site shop for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise to take home – it promises to be a special evening to remember!

    The outdoor experience has been created by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment in partnership with award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators, Thinkwell and their partners Unify and leading entertainment discovery platform Fever.

    JANUARY

    The Gardens are open everyday this year including New Years Day.

    Sunday 16th Wedding Open Day

    Come along and see the magnificent Hall set up for a wedding, it can be as grand or as intimate as you would like. Chat to the Arley staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have about any part of your special day. There are various locations at Arley where you can get married, from inside The Hall, in the Gardens in our award winning double herbaceous border or in the historic Cruck Barn, its your choice. You can see them all at this open day.

    A selection of our recommended suppliers will be here, each supplier has worked with Arley before and so we know by recommending them you will get an excellent service. If you are not familiar with the format of a wedding ceremony, together with the Cheshire East Registrars you can go through the main points so you will know what to expect.

    If you book your special day at Arley with us before the end of January 2022 we will offer current venue hire rates. After January the rates will then rise.

    Opening from 10.00am to 3.00pm. No booking necessary, free entry and free parking.

    Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

    FEBRUARY

    Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

    MARCH

    Friday 18th – Sunday 20th Galloway Antiques Fair

    Galloway Antiques Fair will be taking place at Arley this weekend – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 19th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Entry price to be confirmed. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

    Sunday 27th Spring Plant Fair

    Organised by Plant Hunter Fairs there will be a good selection of plant nurseries selling plants for every garden – for further details Click Here

    APRIL

    Monday 11th Arley Gardens Open as Part of NGS

    All admission from the gardens being open today goes to the National Gardens Scheme – for further details Click Here

    Sunday 17th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    MAY

    Daily Garden Sculpture Trail

    Look out for this exciting trail around the gardens, running until the end of August. Details will be released soon.

    JUNE

    Saturday 11th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Arley Garden Festival

    Plant nurseries, garden accessories, garden tours by Lord Ashbrook, Question Time marquee, schools gardening challenge, countryside marquee, food fair, craft fair, live music and garden entry included. Full details will be released in January

    Open 10am – 5pm.

    JULY

    Saturday 9th NMC Outdoor Charity Concert

    Outdoor concert in aid of the Neuro Muscular Centre, Winsford, Cheshire. – for further details Click Here

    Thursday 21st Walled Garden Theatre – War of The Worlds

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Pantaloons act out the story of The War of The Worlds. – for further details Click Here

    AUGUST

    Thursday 18th Walled Garden Theatre – As You Like It

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Lord Chamberlains Men act out the story of As You Like It. – for further details Click Here

    Friday – Monday 26th- 29th Geronimo Family Festival

    This exciting family festival has every type of entertainment for every age of child, you can camp or glamp, visit for the day or the weekend. – for further details Click Here

    SEPTEMBER

    Look out for more details of our Antiques Fair, Fairy Tales Day and The Great British Food Festival in September.

    OCTOBER

    Look out for more details of our Guided Mushroom Walks, Halloween Garden Trails and Wedding Open Day in October.

    NOVEMBER

    Look out for more details of our Shopping Spectacular in November.

    DECEMBER

    Friday – Thursday 2nd- 8th Christmas At Arley

    The Hall will be decorated with fresh flowers and foliage from the gardens by local florists and colleges. Floral Demonstrations will be taking place as well as wreath making courses. The Gardener’s Kitchen Café will be serving delicious festival food and mulled wine and mince pies will be available.

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    If you have a job vacancy you wish to advertise email: editor@ilovemacc.com with full details and we'll get back to you.

     

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    Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ

    From fairytale trails that lead to musical happenings on the lawn, to evening theatre and cinema against the backdrop of the gardens, Dunham Massey’s summer programme

     is full and inviting. Bring your friends and family together in nature to make lasting memories in the great outdoors.

    Nestled between the vibrant city of Manchester and the beginnings of rural Cheshire, Dunham Massey offers a 300-acre deer park, extensive gardens, a historic Georgian house, and a welcoming café and shop, the perfect day out for those looking for local natural and historic beauty.

    Dunham Massey is cared for by Europe's largest conservation charity – the National Trust. All funds raised through visits to programmed events help ensure the

    National Trust can conserve and care for Dunham Massey for everyone, forever.

    For tickets and additional details:

    nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

    FAMILY TRAIL  

    Mog’s Remarkable Adventures at Dunham Massey

    Dunham Massey Park and Gardens, 28 May – 20 Jul, 10am – 4pm

    Included with admission to the park and gardens, free to National Trust members.

    Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

    Spring into a nature trail adventure with Judith Kerr’s beloved Mog the Forgetful Cat.

    Step into the world of Mog and follow the trail around Dunham Massey’s Park and Gardens. Leap across the lawn, use your paws to perfect the balance beam and keep your beady cat’s eyes on the lookout for a giant cat flap.

    Mog’s Remarkable Adventures is the perfect family-friendly event for everyone looking for outdoor activities this summer.

    TOUR

    Tours at Dunham Massey

    If you’re keen to dig deeper into Dunham Massey’s past and present, learn more about the families who lived here, or want to know how we care for Dunham today, our daily tours are a great place to begin.

    All three tours are presented by our hugely knowledgeable group of dedicated volunteers and are dependent on availability, please call 0161 941 1025 for on-the-day timings and further information.

    Tours are included with admission to the park and gardens and are free to National Trust members.

    Park Tour

    Did you know that Dunham’s park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Dunham’s herd of fallow deer have grazed the land for nearly 1000 years? The park tour offers you the opportunity to get to know more about the key facts and histories connected to the parkland, its buildings and seasonal ecology.

    Garden Tour: Dunham Massey’s Gardens are abloom in all seasons. From its woodland areas with winding paths and meadows to the formal parterre and beds that accentuate the walls of the 300-year-old Georgian House – there are always floral displays to enjoy. Garden tours showcase seasonal highlights and give insight into the practicalities of caring for this special place.

    Mill Tour (launching mid-June):

    Dunham Massey’s Mill has a long and varied history. Learn about the building’s historical use during its time as a corn and sawmill, and discover how we care for this working mill building today. A tour for the senses, see the wheel turning and hear the machinery whir.

    FAMILY TRAIL AND OUTDOOR EVENTS

    A Fairy-tale Summer at Dunham Massey

    Dunham Massey Park and Gardens, 23 Jul – 7 Sep, 10am – 4pm

    Included with admission to the park and gardens, free to National Trust members.

    Calling all children, adults, fairies, trolls and royalty... there is magic afoot - a fairy-tale summer inspired by the whimsy and sentiment that only childhood fairy tales can bring, is coming to Dunham Massey!

    At the heart of Dunham’s fairy tales programme lies a self-led family trail of discovery and imagination. Whether you’re a climber like Jack and the beanstalk, or a carer like

    Red Riding Hood, join some of the characters from best-loved fairy tales in considering the morals and meanings connected to nature and the great outdoors.

    From stringed-musical happenings on the lawn, to cosy literature-laden children’s stories in the Orangery, daily activities and events add that little bit of fairy dust to the proceedings.  Don’t miss a  special one-off performance of Cinderella in the Dunham Massey Gardens on Saturday 13th August (see full listing below.)

    For the latest announcements related to A Fairy-tale Summer, follow Dunham Massey on Facebook facebook.com/DunhamMasseyNT and Instagram instagram.com/ntDunhamMassey

    OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE

    21st Century ABBA

    Dunham Massey Gardens, Sat 9th July, 7pm. Gardens open from 6pm.

    TICKETS: eventbrite.co.uk/e/21st-century-abba-tickets-293820112867
    In partnership with Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

    An evening of ABBA in the beautiful surroundings of the Dunham Massey Gardens! Enjoy hit after hit of the ABBA songs you know and love from Waterloo,

     Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper to many, many more. 21st Century ABBA faithfully recreates all the greatest hits of one of the world’s most famous group combining stunning vocals, live musicians, and glittering costumes.

    Floor blankets and low-backed seating is welcome and recommended. Food and drink will be available  to purchase onsite.

    OUTDOOR THEATRE

    Cinderella

    Dunham Massey Gardens, Sat 13 Aug, 6.30 - 8.30pm. Gardens open from 5.30pm.

    TICKETS: eventbrite.co.uk/e/cinderella-tickets-298164376677
    In partnership with Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

    In an enchanted kingdom and a faraway land, magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best-loved of all fairy tales. Full of song, mirth and summer joy; the traditional Cinderella story takes on new life under the atmospheric, August evening sky.

    Follow Cinderella on the journey of a lifetime to a magical ball where nearly anything is possible, especially before midnight. Children are invited to dress as their favourite fairy tale characters and join in with the midsummer ball dance.

    Picnics welcome from 5.30pm. Picnic blankets or low-backed seating welcome and recommended. Food and drink will be available  to purchase onsite.

    OUTDOOR CINEMA

    West Side Story (12A)

    Dunham Massey Gardens, Fri 19th Aug, 9pm. Gardens open from 7.30pm till 11.30pm.

    TICKETS: adventurecinema.co.uk/venues/dunham-massey
    In partnership with Adventure Cinema.
    Suitable for ages 12+.

    Enjoy West Side Story this summer against the backdrop of Dunham Massey Gardens.

    Set in 1950’s New York, West Side Story is a tale of forbidden love and rival gangs. A battle for control of the city streets become complicated when the Jets and the Sharks are connected through an unexpected spark of romance. An adaptation of the hugely popular musical, this 2021 cinematic production was years in the making.

    Floor blankets and low-backed seating is welcome and recommended. Food and drink will be available  to purchase onsite.

    Mamma Mia! (PG)

    Dunham Massey Gardens, Sat 20th Aug, 9pm. Gardens open from 7.30pm till 10.45pm.

    TICKETS: adventurecinema.co.uk/venues/dunham-massey 
    In partnership with Adventure Cinema.

    Based on the songs of pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson, Mamma Mia! is musical, romantic, comedy film that features a cast of many famous faces. The story follows the antics of a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, with the possibility that any of them could be her father! A joyful film that encompasses the vibrancy and upbeat vibes of ABBA’s extensive catalogue.

    Floor blankets and low-backed seating is welcome and recommended. Food and drink will be available  to purchase onsite.

    Rocketman (15)

    Dunham Massey Garden, Sat 21 Aug, 9pm. Gardens open from 7.30pm till 11pm.

    TICKETS: adventurecinema.co.uk/venues/dunham-massey 
    In partnership with Adventure Cinema
    Suitable for ages 15+.

    A biographical cinematic drama based on the life and music of Elton John, Rocketman is jam-packed with hits from across his six-decade career. From John’s early days studying at the Royal Academy of Music, through his musical partnerships and most celebrated moments, expect to accompany the world-renowned singer through the highs and lows of his life so far in this award-winning film.

    Floor blankets and low-backed seating is welcome and recommended. Food and drink will be available  to purchase onsite.

    LATER THIS YEAR: Autumn 2022 at Dunham Massey

    Dates, times and further details to be released in summer.

    New Wave project

    (Event name TBC), part of Heritage Open Days, 10th and 11th Sepyember.

    As part of Heritage Open Days, Dunham Massey will hold a new and bold event, designed and delivered by young people, for young people. We’re on the search for young, creative minds that are interested in event planning, aged between 18 and 25, and are ready and willing to take on a new challenge. For applications and further information view the opportunity on the National Trust's Volunteering website. 

    Rut Walks

    Sep/Oct 2022

    This autumn, Dunham Massey's popular early morning rut walks are back.

    Mog’s Remarkable Adventures return to Dunham Massey!

    Autumn 2022

    Judith Kerr’s Mog the Forgetful Cat invites families, friends and children of all ages to follow an autumnal trail that combines fascinating facts about animal habitats with the opportunity to enjoy a family-friendly event during the colourful  autumnal season.

     

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    Barnaby is looking for a Creative Programme Director who can take Barnaby forward from the pandemic.

    This is a busy and challenging freelance role, and we are looking for someone who is happy to take on the position with a confident, positive, and enterprising attitude and a keen eye for high standards.

    No day will be the same and you will need to be flexible in your approach to deliver the role.

    This initial contract is for the period September 2022 to August 2023. This is an exciting time to come on board and there is an opportunity to develop the organisation and grow the role in the future.

    Please send us a CV and a covering letter explaining how you are the right person to help Barnaby to make its refreshed Vision, Mission and Aims come alive and to take the first steps forward as it emerges from the pandemic. Closing date 16 August’

    We are open to creative ways of delivering this role including job shares.

    Contract: £13.5K (inc VAT, approx. 60 days over 12 months)

    For full details of job role and requirements please click here

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    The Ranger Service and our event partners have lots of great events coming up for you to book onto. Please don't forget that most of our events are bookable in advance so please don't leave it to the last minute!

    Monday, 1st August to Friday, 5th August - Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Two

    Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Activity Kids Activity ClubA great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 and 4 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Monday 1st August – Archery, Orienteering and Problem Solving
    Day 2 – Tuesday 2nd August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 3 – Wednesday 3rd August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 4 – Thursday 4th August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 5 – Friday 5th August - Bushcraft, Shelter Building and Tree Climbing

    Cost £37.50 per day or sign up for all 5 days for a reduced price of £160.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1 and 5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 2 and 4 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 3 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)

    Book tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Two

     

    Tuesday, 2nd August - Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster ClassA fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley. Pram Fit takes place every Tuesday, join us for your first taster class for FREE (further sessions are £6 each week).

    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 childcare 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!

    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
    Information: 07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (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)

    Tuesday, 2th August - Bitesize Gritstone Trail – Walk 8 – Timbersbrook to Rushton Spencer

    Bitesize Gritstone Trail - Walk 8Sample some of the finest walking in Cheshire on these bitesize circular walks along parts of the Gritstone Trail, the 56km / 35 mile trail through Cheshire’s Peak District.

    Part 8 of a series of 11 walks exploring sections of the Gritstone Trail. A 13km (8 mile) circular walk following the Gritstone Trail from Timbersbrook, over Bosley Cloud and to Rushton Spencer before returning via St Lawrence’s Church and The Bridestones. Muddy and uneven terrain in parts.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Timbersbrook Picnic Area car park, Weathercock Lane, Congleton, CW12 3PP (SJ895627)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 12 / Healthy Walk – Event / Historical Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch / Strenuous walking grade)

    Book tickets for Bitesize Gritstone Trail - Walk 8

     

    Wednesday, 3rd August - Meet the Longhorns

    Meet the LonghornsThis is a unique event with a chance to come and see the Bollin Valley Partnership’s Longhorn cattle. Meet some of our amazing cows and calves with the Countryside Rangers on hand to talk to you about the importance of the cattle in the management of our country parks.

    There will also be activities for children to help learn more about the cattle.

    Booking and payment in advance essential by the 31st July. Adults £5, children 16 or under go free.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Oak Farm, Altrincham Road, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4JQ (SJ834836)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Naomi Skimming and Euan Murray
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing/ Full accessibility - level or ramped access. There is a charge for this event)

    Book tickets for Meet the Longhorns

    Wednesday, 3rd August - Introduction to Climbing at The Roaches

    Introduction to Climbing at The RoachesAnother chance to experience the thrills of climbing in this introductory climbing session, with Moorland Adventure. Suitable for anyone over the age of 9. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £15.

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone over the age of 9 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Healthy Walk – Event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event)

    Book tickets for Introduction to Climbing at The Roaches

    Monday, 8th August to Friday, 12th August - Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Three

    Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week ThreeA great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure!

    Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 and 4 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Monday 8th August – Archery, Orienteering and Problem Solving
    Day 2 – Tuesday 9th August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 3 – Wednesday 10th August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 4 – Thursday 11th August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 5 – Friday 12th August - Bushcraft, Shelter Building and Tree Climbing

    Cost £37.50 per day or sign up for all 5 days for a reduced price of £160.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1 and 5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 2 and 4 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 3 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)

    Book tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Three

    Wednesday, 10th August - Fancy a Paddle - Four

    Fancy a Paddle - TwoAnother chance to learn a little bit about canoeing and paddleboarding on the beautiful Rudyard Lake. The event is delivered by Moorland Adventure. Full instruction equipment and buoyancy aids will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be older than 8 years old and be "water confident". Cost £18 per person.

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge)

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    Monday, 15th August to Friday, 19th August - Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Four

    Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week FourA great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure!

    Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 and 4 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Monday 15th August – Archery, Orienteering and Problem Solving
    Day 2 – Tuesday 16th August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 3 – Wednesday 17th August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 4 – Thursday 18th August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 5 – Friday 19th August - Bushcraft, Shelter Building and Tree Climbing

    Cost £37.50 per day or sign up for all 5 days for a reduced price of £160.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1 and 5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 2 and 4 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 3 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)

    Book tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Five

    Monday, 22nd August to Friday, 26th August - Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Five

    Moorland Adventure Easter Kids Activity Club - Week 2A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure!

    Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 and 4 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Monday 22nd August – Archery, Orienteering and Problem Solving
    Day 2 – Tuesday 23rd August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 3 – Wednesday 24th August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 4 – Thursday 25th August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 5 – Friday 26th August - Bushcraft, Shelter Building and Tree Climbing

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1 and 5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 2 and 4 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 3 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)

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    Tuesday, 30th August to Friday, 2nd September - Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Six

    Fancy a Paddle - ThreeA great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure!

    Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Tuesday 30th August – Archery, Orienteering and Problem Solving
    Day 2 – Wednesday 31st August – Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
    Day 3 – Thursday 1st September – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 4 – Friday 2nd September - Bushcraft, Shelter Building and Tree Climbing

    Cost £37.50 per day or sign up for all 4 days for a reduced price of £130.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1 and 4. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 4.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1 and 4 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 2 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 3 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)

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  • Tue
    02
    Aug
    2022
    Thu
    11
    Aug
    2022
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Cinemac Listings

    Due to popular demand we have added extra showings of The Railway Children Return & Where The Crawdads Sing.

    We are currently experiencing issues with our website. Tickets are available for all shows from our box office which opens 30 minutes before each performance. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Tuesday 2nd August
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    10:00, 12:30, 15:00
    National Theatre: Book Of Dust
    17:25
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    20:15

    Wednesday 3rd August
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    10:00, 12:30, 15:00
    The Railway Children Return (PG) 1h 30m
    17:30
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    20:00

    Thursday 4th August
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    10:00, 12:30, 15:00
    National Theatre: Prima Facie
    17:30
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    20:00

    Friday 5th August
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    13:15
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    15:45
    Simon Mark is Peter Kay (Live On Stage)
    19:45

    Saturday 6th
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    10:30, 13:00
    The Railway Children Return (PG) 1h 30m
    15:30
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    17:45
    Westlife: Live From Wembley
    20:30

    Sunday 7th
    My First Cinema: DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    10:00
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    12:30, 15:00
    The Railway Children Return (PG) 1h 30m
    17:30
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    20:00

    Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    12:30, 15:00
    The Railway Children Return (PG) 1h 30m
    17:30*
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    20:00
    *Tuesday 9th is a Subtitled Performance

    Thursday 11th
    DC League of Super-Pets (PG) 1h 45m
    12:30
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    15:00 (Subtitled Performance)
    The Railway Children Return (PG) 1h 30m
    17:45
    Where The Crawdads Sing (15) 2h 5m
    20:00

  • Fri
    12
    Aug
    2022
    4 pm and 7 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    A Touch of West End magic is coming to Buxton

    Platform 3 in association with Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival is delighted to announce that their first-ever Summer School will take place this August. The first production will be MATILDA JR.

    Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA JR is adapted from the full-length musical and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The show first opened in London’s West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013.

    MATILDA JR tells the story of a young girl who has hidden talents which she uses to help her school friends. Wickedly funny, this story celebrates children as individuals, encourages children to support one another and acknowledges that children have the right to be “a little bit naughty”.

    Platform 3 has been granted the rights to the 60-minute Broadway version of this hugely popular musical. The Summer School involves a fortnight rehearsing the show, culminating in two public performances at The Pavilion Arts Centre.

    MATILDA JR will be directed by Allie Spencer, Platform 3’s Learning and Engagement Manager together with the Platform 3 creative team, Musical Director Tom Newall and Movement Director Kerry Allsop.  Allie’s directing credits include The Wind in the Willows, Bugsy Malone, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Animal Farm and The Princess and the Frog.

    Kerry is Platform 3’s Resident Choreographer. With an MA in Dance Making and Performance, Kerry runs the Platform 3 Contemporary Youth Dance Company and is starting a new piece this week for Buxton Opera House’s Making Space. She most recently choreographed all the dance content for the Platform 3 Launch on the Buxton Opera House stage.

    Tom is an orchestral and choral conductor as well as Musical Director. Having worked regularly with RNCM, Leeds Conservatoire and Opera North, he made his debut at Buxton International Festival conducting The Orphans of Koombu. Tom is currently running Burbage after-school singing club and is conducting the oratorio “Our Future in your Hands” for this year’s Buxton International Festival.

    They will be joined by the theatre’s technical and backstage team, who will be sharing their wealth of expertise.

    The Summer School provides a valuable opportunity to learn all about how a musical is put together from script to stage – and have lots of fun along the way.

    Allie Spencer explains:
    “I’m really excited about MATILDA JR being Platform 3’s first Summer School.  It’s a fabulous story with wonderful songs that teach children and young people valuable messages about standing up for themselves and one another, and how they are not too young to make a difference in the world. The Summer School will be a lot of fun – a chance for the participants to learn new skills, improve their existing ones, make new friends – and have the opportunity to perform MATILDA JR at the end of the fortnight.”

    MATILDA JR is a shortened version of the West End production, featuring all the well-known songs and characters but edited down for young people to perform. It’s going to be a very exciting fortnight and I can’t wait to work with Tom, Kerry and the young people who apply to take part. “

    The Summer School is open to young people aged between 9 – 16 and costs £220 per child.  Some bursaries are available.

    The Summer School is presented by Platform 3, the Learning and Engagement initiative shared by Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival. Platform 3 offers a wide range of activities for all ages, with weekly group activities, school events, holiday fun and more.

    Platform 3's Production of Matilda JR:
    Book by Dennis Kelly
    Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

    Orchestrations and Additional Music by Chris Nightingale

     

  • Sun
    14
    Aug
    2022
    10 am to 2 pmJCB, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5JP

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2022
    Sun
    21
    Aug
    2022
    Rode Hall Estate, Church Lane, Scholar Green ST7 3QP

    The Just So Festival will return to North Rode for a weekend of mischief, magic and mayhem in the great outdoors this August.

    The family festival, which will run from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August 2022 at the Rode Hall Estate near Congleton, Cheshire will include live music from Hope & Social, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Theo Mizú & Banda, outdoor arts performances Heliosphere, The Swings, Street Cat Strut and This Is Your Trial, as well as a midnight feast, campfire stories, a silent disco, and more!

    The festival layout will have a shake-up with the introduction of some brand new areas , including The Inky Deep full of aquatic antics and fishy goings-on. It joins beloved festival areas such as The Spellbound Forest, home of the legendary Just So campfire, Footlights where you can find brilliant live bands, and Peekaboo with activities for the tiniest Just So-ers.

    Tickets are on sale now at www.justsofestival.org.uk where you’ll also find a full programme of the weekend’s events.

    And Just So wouldn’t be the same without its finest traditions, from the fiercely competitive Carnival of the Animals to the magical midnight feast.

     

  • Sun
    28
    Aug
    2022
    12 noon to 10.30 pmSt Peter's Square, Stockport SK11 1NZ

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2022
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Following the huge success of the 35th Anniversary Tour, That’ll Be The Day is back on the road with another incredible show packed full of world class performances from Trevor and the highly talented cast.

    Let the UK’s leading Rock ’n‘ Roll show take you on a journey through the years, as together you celebrate the golden age of Rock ’n’ Roll and Pop from the 50s right the way through to the 80s.

    Combining hilarious comedy sketches and impersonations with brilliant vocals and superb musicianship, That’ll Be The Day really is in a league of its own. It’s no wonder this show has been touring for so many years and it just gets better and better. Join Trevor and the exceptional cast for the ultimate feel good experience that will have you singing and dancing, and leave you wanting just a little bit more.

    If you only see one theatre show this year, make it this one.Dates & Times

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    08
    Oct
    2022
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    For almost 50 years, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as “The Trocks”) have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance.

    Originally from New York, the Trocks are now loved world-wide for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet, where 16 dancers each transform into two personas, both male and female!

    Every performance frivolously froths with tutus and testosterone, blush-pink ballet pumps, fierce false eyelashes and prima ballerina attitude. However, what makes this company extraordinarily special is their immaculate technique and daring physicality, surpassed only by their impeccable comic timing.

    Tickets are priced at £30-£38 and discounts are not available.

    To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2022
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

     

    No one can resist the energy of The Black Blues Brothers in their acrobatic tribute to the legendary cult movie.

    Expect jaw- dropping balancing acts, acrobatics with fire and human pyramids as The Black Blues Brothers use every chair, table and coat rack as part of their breathtaking routines!

    Set in a nightclub, reminiscent of the Cotton Club, a vintage radio blasts out all of your favourite hits from the film, including Gimme Some Lovin’, Sweet Home Chicago and Soul Man.

    Everybody needs someone to love, and The Black Blues Brothers need you, you and you to get up and get down with them!

    Tickets are priced at £30.50. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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