April

Whether you are in Manchester city centre enjoying Duck Race or in Tatton Park for lambing fortnight we hope that the weather will stay bright and worm for you. And if not, there are plenty of activities at the Lowry, in Urbis or in the Museum of Science & Industry. Manchester and Cheshire are full of surprises for all the family this Easter break.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 10am – 10.45am & 11am – 11.45am

Under 5s First Steps
Weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families. Come along and feel the groove as your little one explores their creativity and has tons of fun! This season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies.
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½ .
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

1 April 10am – 10.45am & 11.15am – 12pm

Under 5s Doodle Tots
A colourful art workshop where children aged under 5 and their families can enjoy painting, sticking and making their own works of art. No skills or expertise needed in this relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where you can spend time with your tot exploring a range of materials and having fun getting messy. Don’t worry, aprons are provided!
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½.
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

1 April 3pm, 6.30pm, 2-3 April, 1.30pm, 6.30pm

Mission ImPUDSEYble
Starring BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT WINNERS ASHLEIGH & PUDSEY
Britain’s newest secret agent is off the leash….and ready for action!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join Ashleigh & Pudsey , everyone’s favourite Britain’s Got Talent champions, for a brand new interactive spy adventure suitable for the whole family.
Stockport Plaza
Mersey Square, Stockport, Cheshire SK1 1SP
Tel: 0161 477 7779
stockportplaza.co.uk

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 11am – 12.30pm

Lookout, It’s Saturday Playhouse!
A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There’s something new to do every Saturday morning!
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Free
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

2 – 10 April, 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Lambing Fortnight at the Farm
Will you be lucky enough to see our lambs being born? This year we have synchronised our ewes to lamb within a 10 day period. Informative talks on the imminent signs of lambing by the farm staff and why not try our sheepy quiz.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Tel: 01625 374400
www.tattonpark.org.uk

4 April 12 noon – 4pm

Make a Mill Wheel at Dunham Massey
Weave a mini mill wheel using willow to take home with you as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mill.
House, Garden & Stables ticket required.
Recommended age 6+
Dunham Massey
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
Tel: 0161 941 1025
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

4 – 15 April 10am – 4pm

Easter at Red House Farm
Come and enjoy your favourite activities, inflatable slide, barrel train ride, climbing wall, trampolines and much more. Every child will get the Easter hunt form – find all the Easter themed signs hidden around the courtyard, complete the form and return it to the desk for a prize!
Just the play is £6.95 per child (3 years up). Under 3’s and adults go free
Red House Farm
Red House Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5RL
Tel: 0161 941 3480
www.redhousefarm.co.uk

5 April, 10.30am – 11.30am

Cave Babies
A fun, hands on, Stone Age themed experience recommended for children aged between 3 and 6 years old. Including cave painting, corn grinding and more! Ticket price includes participation for 1 child and 1 accompanying adult – all children must be supervised. Please wear old clothes.
This event must be pre-booked.
Cost: £6
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
To book call: 01625 374428
www.tattonpark.org.uk

5, 12, 19, 26 April 10am – 12pm

Wacky Woods Tuesday Morning Toddler Stay and Play
Outside play at most of the weather, play trail, balance and jump off logs, watch worms, build dens, play games, do nature crafts, create muddy morsels in the mud kitchen, make music and tell stories… and also a campfire with hot snacks and drinks.
Suitable for preschool ages
No need to book. Just come when you can.
Cost £5 per child
Wacky Woods
Brookledge Ln, Adlington,
Macclesfield, Cheshire East SK10 4JU
Tel: 01625 573086
www.wackywoods.co.uk

5 April 2pm – 4pm

Mummy Masks
Discover the ancient Egyptians and design and make an Egyptian Pharaoh mask to take home.
Suitable for children of all ages. Adults must accompany.
Cost: £2
Tel: 01625 613210
West Park Museum, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BJ
www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk

5 – 6 April 12 noon – 4pm

Storytelling at Dunham Massey
Hear Victorian tales in the dairy that will take you back in time and keep the whole family entertained.
House, Garden & Stables ticket required.
Dunham Massey
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
Tel: 0161 941 1025
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

6 April 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Dinosaurs!
Create your own 3D Dinosaur and come up with a fun new Dinosaur name!
Suitable for children of all ages. Adults must accompany.
Cost: £2
Tel: 01625 613210
The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT
www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk

7 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Most Marvellous Tea Party.
Join us for the most marvellous tea party in Tatton Park’s beautiful Mansion. Prepare your tasty Roald Dahl inspired recipes with the help of our Education Staff and then indulge in a delicious tea party to sample your creations!
Recommended for 7 – 11 years old.
This event must be pre-booked.
Cost: £6
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
To book call: 01625 374428
www.tattonpark.org.uk

7 – 8 April 12noon – 4pm

That’s a Top Hat
Top hats, bonnets and mop caps made messy! Discover your talent for millinery in our Victorian hat workshop.
Garden ticket required.
Dunham Massey
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
Tel: 0161 941 1025
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

9 April 9.30am – 10.15am, 10.15am – 11am

Baby and Toddler – Storytelling and Play session
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank, for a special storytelling and play session just for them.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 527468
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/

10 April 11.30am – 12.30pm

Mop Top’s Magical Tale Trail
Prepare to be whizzed away with this mad-cap, bonkers adventure as you join MopTop in her quest to save the land of Rum Tum Tush! Mop-Top is trapped outside her story. Can you find the clues to make the magic spell to help open her giant book & start the story? If you can you’ll enter an incredible world of dreams, colour, and a whole lots of nonsense!
Suitable for under 11
Tickets: £3
Tel: 0161 833 9833
www.royalexchange.co.uk

11, 18, 25 April 10am – 10.45am

Mini Movers & Groovers
New fun and creative session for toddlers and young children where they can explore new worlds through creative movement and music. Through imaginative play using movement and music and a mixed sensory approach, your child will develop: language skills, co-ordination, balance and their emotional, social and mental development. These creative and fun filled sessions are led by an experienced Early Years teacher and an Early Years movement specialist.
Sessions run weekly in blocks of 6 week terms. Due to popular demand advanced booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £5 (pay for 5 sessions, get one session FREE)
Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton
Tel: 0843 208 6000
http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

11 – 13 April 12noon – 4pm

Victorian Pastimes
Discover Victorian pastimes in the garden with games and entertainment.
Garden ticket required.
Dunham Massey
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
Tel: 0161 941 1025
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

14 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm

The Magical World of Roald Dahl: Weird and Whacky
A special opportunity to experience a creative writing workshop with former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler, with content inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories. About this workshop, Joy says: “Children love to use their imaginations. Roald Dahl fed those imaginations with weird and whacky characters. In this is a creative writing workshop, children will have a chance to create their own eccentric but believable individuals, find out about their lives, problems and come up with wild and amazing solutions. Maybe they will discover a spaceman who gets travel sick or the Cloud Gobbler who has lost his appetite. The possibilities are vast. The power will be in their hands.”
Recommended for 7 – 11 years old.
This event must be pre-booked.
Cost: £10, The package also includes a notebook and pen for you to use during the session and take home to continue your writing.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
To book call: 01625 374428
www.tattonpark.org.uk

14 – 15 April 12noon – 4pm

Puppet Making
Make a quick puppet and find out how you could make a cast of characters from simple materials at home.
Garden ticket required.
Dunham Massey
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
Tel: 0161 941 1025
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

23 April

Gatley Village Sports Day
Come and have a day of fun and healthy activities. Morning events (tickets required): 5k run, bike rides, tennis and bowling. Events on Scholes Fields between 1.30 and 4.00pm: fun races, soft archery, tug of war and more.
Gatley Village, various locations
gatleyvillage.uk/gatley-family-sports-day

29 April 10.30am – 12 noon

Experitots: Make a Noise
These popular creative activity sessions for under-6s feature puppets and storytelling to introduce the wonders of science to knee-high explorers and to help toddlers get the most out of our hand-on science gallery Experiment. This month’s session explores Make a Noise.
£3 for one child and one adult, £2 for additional child
Limited place, booking recommended
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
To reserve a place: 0161 833 0027
msimanchester.org.uk

3 comments to April

  • Sunday 26 April 2015 10am-5pm
    LITTLE NORTHERN CONTMEPORARY CRAFT, DESIGN & ART FAIR
    Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

  • Tap Tap Theatre at Macclesfield Library presents: Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time
    Thursday 14th April 2016. 7.30pm

    Two actors. Forty-four characters. One hell of a ride. Captain Morgan and First Mate Hammond quest for the secrets of time-travel in a rip-roaring adventure comedy. All the monsters, sword fights and shivered timbers you would expect from a Hollywood blockbuster, delivered by two actors and one multi-instrumentalist. Using nothing but their bodies to conjure objects and set, Morgan and Hammond must slay monsters, battle sea gods and outwit the dastardly privateer Renshaw to claim the ultimate prize – the Sands of Time.

    Tickets: £5.00-£10.00
    Family Ticket: £20.00
    Discounts for Library Card Holders.

    Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, SK10 1EE
    (01625) 374000

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