5 of the best family friendly events this early May Bank Holiday weekend.

Hooray for the early May long bank holiday weekend, and there’s lots happening for families!

From traditional May Day events in Knutsford and Liverpool to muddy charity obstacle races in Warrington to steam engines in Bolton and family bluebell walks in Cheshire, there really is something for everyone.

If you’ve been wondering what’s on this bank holiday weekend in the North West, here are five of the best family-friendly events to enjoy with your children.


Knutsford Royal May Day 2018

5th May
Take part in a traditional May Day celebration complete with May Queen, procession and colourful “sanding” decorations on the pavement. This annual celebration takes place every year on the first Saturday in May.

May Day Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum

6th & 7th May
Come and marvel at 30 restored stationary steam engines – some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Many are now unique and the oldest is now 180 years old! Most will be running in steam this weekend only and admission is free. There will be an activity sheet for kids, plus refreshments in the Engine View Cafe.

Tudor May Day at Speke

5th – 7th May
Come and enjoy a Tudor style May Day! Browse Tudor market stalls and watch Tudor gentleman and ladies dance.

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids in Warrington

6th May
This bank holiday try Pretty Muddy, an obstacle course for women and children (5 to 12) of all abilities to crawl through tunnels, bounce on space hoppers and slip down mudslides.
It’s muddy, it’s fun and it’s BEATING CANCER! More detasl and registration via their website:

Bluebell Family Walks At Rode Hall, Cheshire

28th April – 7th May
Enjoy one of the finest Bluebell Walks in the North West at Rode Hall & Gardens in Cheshire. Bring all the family to experience the magical sight of Rode’s carpet of ancient bluebells as well as daffodils and azaleas.