Markets & Fairs

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

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

 

  • 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.

  • Mon
    31
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    31
    Dec
    2022
    Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ

    Late Autumn to Christmas 2022  Dunham Massey’s extensive parkland and gardens are full of recognisable and colourful autumnal highlights. Crisp days are made for enjoying fallen leaves along accessible, tree-lined paths. Statement colour from seasonal plants sits bright against autumn skies, and when wet weather comes, the historic buildings hold stories and history every age can enjoy and appreciate.

    Children will love seasonal trails with Judith Kerr’s ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat’, adults can join educational deer walks guided by expert Rangers, and there’s plenty of Christmas events to help families enjoy a festive experience in nature.

    Bring loved ones together and make lasting memories in the great outdoors.

    FAMILY TRAIL

    Mog’s Autumnal Adventures at Dunham Massey
    Dunham Massey Park and Gardens, until Wed 16th Nov, 10am – 4pm
    Included with admission to the park and gardens, free to National Trust members.
    Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
    Pull on your boots and button up your jacket – Judith Kerr’s beloved ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat’ is back for an educational journey of autumnal wonder at Dunham Massey. Join Mog to learn about the habitats and homes of Dunham’s special creatures and critters as you follow the family-friendly trail.

    Leap like a cat through beautiful autumnal colour in the park, listen out for a special musical moment in the gardens, and curl up in the book nook to enjoy story time and rest busy paws. Don’t forget to spot the fallow deer with your keen cat’s eyes and use your cat-like balance at the North Park’s natural play Log Pile.

    IN THE HOUSE

    The Textile Trail
    Dunham Massey House, until end of October, Sat to Wed, 12noon – 4pm.
    Included with admission to the House, free to National Trust members.

    From the fragile and delicate 300-year-old Chapel Silk bearing the Booths of Warrington coat of arms, to Lady Jane Grey’s 1920’s tiered evening dress, the varied selection of textiles on display offers a glimpse into historic clothing and soft furnishings.

    Some of these items are among the most delicate in the Dunham Massey collection and are exhibited rarely to protect them from the damaging effects of light and dust.

     

    OCTOBER HALF TERM

    Storytime with Mog
    Dunham Massey Orangery in the Garden, Mon 24th to Fri 28th Oct, 11am / 1pm / 2pm.
    Included with admission to the park and gardens, free to National Trust members.

    This October half term, when the need to rest tired paws calls, join our storytellers on a journey into the world of Mog. Balancing, climbing, purring and prancing, a cat’s adventure in nature can be full of fun, wonder and new experiences.

    Curl up cosy in our Orangery to hear a tale of Mog’s adventures with one of our lovely storytellers.

     

    GUIDED WALK

    The Rut and the Roar: A Seasonal Deer Walk
    Dunham Massey Park, Wed 26th, Thu 27th and Fri 28th Oct, 8am -10am
    TICKETS: £20 per person, age 14+ only, The Roar and the Rut: A Seasonal Deer Walk | National Trust

    When the early morning October sun rises, before the Dunham Massey gates open, the fallow deer make their presence known…  In this very special event, you’re invited to walk in the boots of those that care for Dunham’s deer every day – the Dunham Massey rangers.

    Find out why Dunham’s deer are ecosystem engineers of a landscape they have been part of for almost 1,000 years. Discover why sustainable management and protection of the herd is integral to the conservation of this special place. And, if you‘re lucky, uncover the marks of rival bucks and hear seasonal rutting bellows.

    This two-hour immersive experience is concluded with a breakfast sandwich (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available) and a hot drink of tea or coffee.
    Please note: Sturdy, weather appropriate clothing and footwear are essential. The route will cross rugged land which is not accessible via wheelchair or mobility scooters. For an accessible tour that includes facts about the fallow deer, find out more about Dunham’s Park Tours on 0161 941 1025.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVENT: ILLUMINATED TRAIL

    Christmas at Dunham Massey – the magical, after dark, illuminated trail
    Dunham Massey Park and Gardens, Fri 18 Nov to Mon 2 Jan, from 4pm onwards.
    TICKETS: Christmas at Dunham Massey | National Trust

    Christmas at Dunham Massey is an after dark, illuminated and immersive trail through nature that has become an icon of the North West Christmas calendar.

    Brand new installations include giant, colour changing lilies and a multi-coloured, wooded laser garden, while the much-loved larger than life sparkly Dunham deer and an inviting tunnel of light return.

    Enjoy time together with friends and family alongside dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Watch flames flicker in the fire garden and be sure to watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.

    Our crew of talented street food vendors bring delicious tempting treats – complete your walk under the stars with a perfectly festive spiced winter latte or hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows.

    Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVENT: FAMILY TRAIL

    Mog’s Christmas Trail at Dunham Massey
    Dunham Massey Park and Gardens, Sat 19th Nov to Sun 8th Jan, 10am – 4pm.
    Included with admission to the park and gardens, free to National Trust members.
    Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

    This interactive, daytime family trail is based on the antics and escapades from Judith Kerr’s beloved book ‘Mog’s Christmas’ and is ideal for families with younger children.

    Mog is confused by Christmas and decides to hide on the roof. There are so many busy people, and trees indoors… Can you deliver Mog safely down the chimney and play your part in helping Mog find Christmas comfort?

    This shorter trail encourages little legs with growing imaginations to discover trail points around the Dunham Massey Visitor Centre, historic Stables and nearby, accessible parkland.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVENT: STORYTELLING EXPERIENCE

    Seasonal Stories: Mog’s Christmas Experience
    Dunham Massey Stables, from 25th Nov, for dates and times, check the website.
    TICKETS: Recommended for children aged 6 and under, and their accompanying adults. Children: £10 (includes gift, children’s hot choc and cookie), Adults: £5, Babes in arms: Free (no gift or refreshments included), Seasonal Stories: Mog’s Christmas Experience | National Trust

    Join us in this immersive seasonal story telling of Judith Kerr’s ‘Mog’s Christmas’ in the historic Stables building.

    Expect an interactive reading at a beautiful location, a special Mog themed gift, and a hot chocolate and cookie for children, in an event designed especially for little ones. Access to the parkland and parking is included for all who attend.

    Combine the festive feels of Christmas with a family day in nature in this literature inspired seasonal experience.

    For calmer session dates with reduced capacity, visit the Dunham Massey website.

     

    TOURS

    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, the daily tours are a great place to begin.

    All three tours are presented by a 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? This 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 (seasonal timings): 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.  From January to March additional tours run each weekday specifically focussing on the Winter Garden – one of the largest in Britain.

    Mill Tour (March – October): 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.

Macclesfield Outdoor Market – Castle Street

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