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.
The Best Things to do this February Half Term
Let’s face it, February half term isn’t the easiest time of year to find things for kids to do. Luckily, we’ve pulled together some ideas for places to take children and fun stuff to do as a family this winter half term break.
Family-friendly science discovery centres near you
Kids love pressing buttons, making lights flash and discovering something new. So we are very lucky that our region has some of the best interactive science centres open to families.
Whether your child already has a passion for science or just needs to go somewhere stimulating on a dull day, all of these child-friendly science exhibits provide a great family day out.
Enjoy a family snowdrop walk
Put on your woollies and have your heart lifted by a carpet of snowdrops.
In winter, it’s hard to get motivated to get outdoors into the fresh air. It’s cold and grey and everything seems so drab. But small children seem to love snowdrops! Maybe it’s because their appearance at this time of year, even pushing though the snow, seems almost magical. Or maybe it’s because sometimes the green markings on them look like little faces! So wrap up warm, enjoy the delightful, brave, first flowers of the year and see your little one’s face light up.
Here in the North West of England and North Wales there are lots of lovely places to see snowdrops and some make a special point of hosting snowdrop walks – perfect for a winter family walk. And if you have grandparents to please too, a family walk amongst the snowdrops can also be the perfect solution for a multi-generational day out.
So here are our suggestions for where you can take your children for a snowdrop walk near you.
What to do with kids this week
Here’s our pick of five of the best things to keep your children entertained this week
Blow Away the Cobwebs With A Family Walk This Winter
Here’s our guide to family friendly walks and places to go outdoors in the winter
So you’ve been cooped up indoors. The kids are over excited and stir crazy and you could do with blowing a few cobwebs away. Why not wrap up warm and get outside for some fresh air and a good old-fashioned family walk with the kids this winter. More
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
Half Term Holiday Treat!
All the fun of the circus comes to town this Half Term when the laughter-packed stage show “Cartoon Circus Live” combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus.
The 80 minute Half Term Holiday 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!
The show visits Wrexham Memorial Hall on Tuesday 26th February at 1.30pm & Denbigh Town Hall on Wednesday 27th February at 1.30pm
Tickets only £5 for groups of 10 or more!
All other tickets are £7.
Book now! Limited seating!
Box office: 01384 423496
Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in the first ever Bing stage show from Tuesday 19th – Wednesday 20th March!
Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Panda as they learn how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan…
Don’t miss the chance to see your little one’s face as their favourite characters are brought to life in this brand-new show. Full of fun, laughters and music, Bing Live! Is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families.
Going to the theatre – it’s a Bing thing!’
0330 058 1585
🌟 Booking is now open for next half term! 🌟
Age specific classes for children 6 months to 7 years old. Each 45 minute Tumble Tots session has been carefully designed and structured to enhance a child’s physical development skills alongside their social and cognitive development.
Sessions will include:
💛 Mini Gymnastics
💛 Music and Action Songs
💛 Supports Early Years Foundation Stage Learning
Taster sessions are £5.00.
Tumble Tots is a continuous development programme and you can join us at any point in the half term.
🌟 Waiting lists are approximately 2 weeks 🌟
Classes available at Macclesfield Leisure Centre and Wilmslow Leisure Centre.
Booking is essential and can be done through our website: https://www.tumbletots.com/Macclesfield/
Any questions, please feel free to drop me a message:
8th – 17th March 2019
British Science Week is a country-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths with plenty of activities to inspire children and young people.
Download activities packs designed to make it easy for parents and teachers to do fun experiments at home or in the classroom. Activities include creating time capsules, tunnels or perfume to making a nature trail and mummifying an orange!
TOr you can attend one of the family-friendly STEM events taking place at various locations including Chester Zoo, Ness Gardens, Liverpool Hope University, the Trafford Centre, Portland Basin and Jodrell Bank.
For great days out and tickets for family shows use Ticketmaster – the UK market leader and top online ticket retailer.
- Family shows
- Family exhibitions
- Ice shows
- Family-friendly visitor attractions
Find tickets for family attractions and events in the north West and Wales at www.ticketmaster.co.uk
More events coming up
1st March – 9th June 2019
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30th March – 22nd April 2019
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