Markets & Fairs

This is the place for Markets or Fairs taking place in and around Macclesfield – publicise them here.

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  • Mon
    10
    Jan
    2022
    Sat
    31
    Dec
    2022
    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.

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022
    Fri
    30
    Sep
    2022
    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.

     

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2022
    Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich Cheshire CW9 6NA

Macclesfield Outdoor Market – Castle Street

Days Opening Times
Tuesday 8.30am – 4pm
Friday 8.30am – 4pm
Saturday 8.30am – 4pm