Find out whats on for children in Cheshire with Kidsguide’s listing of local family-friendly events
Scroll down to find the best things to do this weekend with children, what’s on this month, at half term & in the school holidays.
Our what’s on for kids in Cheshire guide is always being updated so check back regularly so you don’t miss family-friendly festivals, fun days, children’s workshops, family fairs, trails, half term activities, taster days, family shows & lots more seasonal fun.
What to do with kids this week
Here’s our pick of five of the best things to keep your children entertained this week
Family-friendly places mums go free this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day this year is on 31st March 2019
Looking for a Mother’s Day treat you can enjoy with younger children? If you google Mothers’ Day treats you get lots of choices for spa days and high tea but very little you can do with a young family. Luckily, we’ve found some great family friendly places offering free entry for mothers this Mother’s Day.
Mums deserve a treat this Mother’s Day. But free Mother’s Day treats are even better! So, if you are looking for a cheap family day out in the North West this Mother’s Day, take a look at our suggestions … More
10 fruit and veg children can easily grow themselves
Spring is almost here so it’s the perfect time to let your child get their hands dirty and start growing their own food.
Crewe / Nantwich / East Cheshire
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HALF-TERM, EASTER & SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES in CREWE FOR 4-11 YEAR OLD BOYS & GIRLS
Looking for something for your child to do during the Summer School Holidays that will keep them fit, healthy, active and entertained all at the same time? Care available from 8am to 6pm. We accept Childcare vouchers.
We offer Football, Multi-Sports courses and Gymnastics & Dance holiday courses
Football – Holiday Course: Children can develop their football skills and techniques and participate in tournaments, matches, drills and games. The aim is to have fun with children developing at their own pace.
Multi-Sports Holiday course features many different sports for children to participate in. These typically include tennis, basketball, football, hockey, gymnastics, tag-rugby, athletics and much more. Each sport is suitable for the age group and features a tournament on the last day.
Gymnastics holiday camps feature various sessions including cheerleading, gymnastics and street dance. Our camps will improve your child’s fitness levels whilst helping them develop strength and agility, co-ordination and balance as well as posture, flexibility and masses of self-confidence.
Holiday Course Venue: Sir William Stanier School, Coronation Street, Crewe, CW1 4EB
Weekly Football Classes – Our Soccer Centres are fun, friendly & enjoyable!
Venue: Malbank School & Sixth Form College. Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5HD
Saturdays: 9am or 9:50am
FC ACADEMY FOOTBALL FOR 5-8 YEAR OLD BOYS AND GIRLS
Weekly at Malbank School & Sixth Form College. Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5HD
0800 032 1806
From the creators of the Spooky Welly Walk comes an all new event this Easter
Spring Trail is a children’s treasure trail hunt, designed to keep your little chicks entertained over the Easter period. Complete our obstacles, crack the clues and unscramble the mystery phrase on your puzzle page to earn your medal at the end.
Spring Trail will be taking place on Saturday 6th April between 10 am to 3 pm at National Trust Formby
Tickets cost £4 per person with under two’s free and all tickets must be booked in advance
You can purchase tickets at www.roycastle.org/springtrail
So what are you waiting for? Get cracking and book your tickets now!
Theatretrain’s Musical Theatre Summerschools return for the thirteenth year. The timetable for the Summerschool Workshop has been developed to offer a full programme of a variety of skills. It offers a fun filled five day programme that culminates in a performance for family and friends in a working theatre environment at Chester’s Forum Studio Theatre.
This year’s themes are DISNEY (Aladdin and The Lion King), THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, ANNIE and A WEEK IN OZ (The Wizard of Oz, Wicked and The Wiz)
All classes are suitable for ages 5-18. There are also shorter classes for ages 3-5 each week.
Whether your child has bags of experience or they want to discover their hidden talents, enrol them onto one of our themed weeks and watch their confidence grow. They’ll love it so much that they’ll want to come back for a second week!
Theatretrain’s weekend classes continue through the school year at Queens Park High School in Chester, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd in Wrexham and Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold.
All the fun of the circus comes to the Wirral when the laughter-packed stage show “Cartoon Circus Live” combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus.
The 80 minute Easter holiday show will be appearing at West Kirby Westbourne Hall on Monday 1st April at 2pm, Heswall Hall on Tuesday 2nd April at 1.30pm & Neston Civic Hall on Thursday 4th April at 1.30pm.
The show features some of Britain’s funniest clowns, traditional slapstick comedy, magic, illusions, balancing, high flying diabolos, cartoon characters, plate spinning, an acrobatic human slinky, puppets, prizes and surprises. There is even a performing piranha!
Tickets only £5 for groups of 10 or more!
All other tickets are £7. Book now! Limited seating!
Box office: 01384 423496
Head over to us for a really cool day out or birthday party, spend the day as a family, with friends or celebrating a special occasion at our exclusive booking venue. We offer a unique range of outdoor activities great for fun and confidence building. Based in Frodsham, Cheshire we have something for everyone.
Choose which activities you want to do and then prepare to be guided around by an instructor with over 10 years’ experience. Wobble, spin and laugh taking on the pirate ship barrels on the vertical challenge, balance the See-Saw 10 metres off the ground, take a bird’s eye view at the top of the tree climb. Build yourself a raft to set sail with your nearest and dearest taking on some seriously fun challenges or really push the boundaries, test your nerve and hurl yourself out of the trees on our free fall simulation.
A birthday party covers 3 hours of exciting adventures, you can choose up to 3 activities dependant on the group size, then pig out on your party food and light the candles in our cool party Tee Pee. Prices range from £16- £20 per person
Or why not just bring the family and give the activities a go and feast on a picnic whether it’s a special occasion or not as a small family run business, we work with you to create a day you’re not going to forget! Exclusive climbing session bookings for only £20 per person
Quote ‘SPRING ADVENTURES’ to receive 10% off all bookings made on or before 31st March
This April, Helen Rae Photography is joining forces again with a stunning daffodil farm near Northwich to help raise valuable funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK’s leading source of cancer care.
Exclusive spring mini portrait sessions will be held on 5th and 9th April at the picturesque Foxwist Green Farm in the heart of Cheshire in acres of happy, gorgeous yellow daffodils, with all profits going to the charity.
Daffodil mini sessions will take place on Friday 5th and Tuesday 9th April and there are only six places per day, so advance booking is essential. Please get in touch with Helen Rae Photography for more details.
A fun hour of chocolate creation:
Open to children from aged 4 and their adult companions.
-Brief introduction to chocolate
-Make an Easter themed chocolate lollipop
-Dip various ingredients into chocolate and decorate
-Enjoy tasting various chocolate types and flavours
-Wrap your products to take home
Either come to a kids & families event or bring your family to one of my private family workshops.
The kids (and accompanying adults) workshops are £12.50 per person.
The private family workshops are £95 for a family of 4 for 90 minutes (additional people £18.50). You’ll also do some moulding and hear about the bean to bar story.
Want to come at a different time? If you can gather a group of 8 children I can usually offer a session just for you.
I can sometimes fit private family groups in – just contact me to check availability.
Max 16 per workshop.
I’m also running some pony afternoons for ages 2-10 – details are also in the above link.
Fancy a chocolate party for you (yes I offer adult parties) or your child? Please get in touch and request one of my party brochures.
Thurs 4th April am, Ashton Hayes
Mon 8th April am, Ashton Hayes
Sat 13th April private family groups, Kelsall
Tues 16th April am, Hawarden Estate Farm Shop
Thurs 18th April private family groups, Kelsall
Sat 20th April am, Lady Heyes, Frodsham
Mon 22nd April am, Ellesmere Port Boat Museum
Wed 24th April am, Hawarden Estate Farm Shop
Cheshire Residents’ Festival
Saturday 30th March 2019
Drop in for a visit and find out what goes on behind the scenes…
• FREE Arts and Crafts Activities All Day (Suitable for All Ages)
• A FREE Theatre Design Exhibition, Including Exciting Set and Costume Designs from Clonter’s Production of Hansel & Gretel
• Film-Showing of Scenes from Recent Clonter Opera Productions
• Theatre Tours
• FREE Giant Puppet Making Workshop from 10.00am to 12.30pm (Please Call 01260 224 514 to Book Places)
Bring a picnic for your theatrical day out in the country! Indoor and outdoor picnic tables are provided — Tea, coffee and cake will be available for purchase.
Open from 10.00am to 5:30pm
This Easter Chester city centre has something for everyone!
Go on a journey with Chester’s Easter Eggsplorer city wide egg hunt running 30th March – 28th April. Spot different coloured eggs hidden in over 60 shops and businesses. For every 10 eggs you find collect a sweet and enter to WIN one of eight eggcellent prizes including: a BusyBus family day tour, toys from The Entertainer, Debenhams and Weasel & The Bug, tasty treats courtesy Crêpeaffaire, Towers and Lakeland Leather, as well as a build, paint and play session from Games Workshop!
Are you a family of film lovers? Keep the kids entertained with FREE Family Film Screenings of the Disney Classics Alice in Wonderland (U) and Pinocchio (U) at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum. Or head to Chester Cathedral for an amazing indoor outdoor cinema experience with the Disney Pixar classic Finding Nemo (U) and Life of Pi (PG). The central nave will be covered in artificial grass to re-create the atmosphere of an outdoor cinema event, without the need for an umbrella!
Get crafty with Make and Take workshops including Fantastic Fossils, Fish Houses, Flower Wreaths, Ghost Dogs, Butterfly Planters and Paper Nests. Enter our Eggciting Easter Colouring Competition for a chance to win a £100 Toy and Treat hamper from Tesco.
Whilst in Chester be sure to indulge in retail therapy and enjoy food & drink in the many inviting cafés, bars and restaurants.
Go to www.experiencechester.co.uk for booking links, to view prizes and to see all city events and offers for kids and kids at heart!
Dino Ranger Treasure Hunt
Looking for an easy and fun egg hunt ideas for the kids this Easter?
Take this ready-made treasure hunt and just add eggs!
Your back garden, your house, your local park; its flexible, fun and just £12!!
Download immediately, print out clues and treasure puzzle pieces and you’re ready to go …
Dinosaur loving children will love this challenge for their Easter Adventure …
Recommended for 2-8 year olds. Anything from 1 – 30 players are comfortably accommodated by the plan …
See more details and download now …
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More events coming up
1st March – 9th June 2019
Dunham Massey More
30th March – 22nd April 2019
Dunham Massey More
19th – 22nd April 2019
Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Cheshire More
8th & 9th April 2019
Chester City Centre More