July

July is here, and the school holidays are in full swing – lucky we have plenty of activities to keep children entertained! Festival season is here, so head to Altrincham for a celebration of all things French, or to Tatton Park for an explosion of American culture. For the creative among you, head to the Whitworth Art Gallery in search of treasure! And for a family fun day, why not see what the Cheadle Social Club has to offer.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 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

1 – 2 July 10am – 4pm.

Stars and Stripes, American Car Show
One of the UK’s premier events for lovers of all things American! Huge Find `n’ Chrome cars from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s including Muscle cars from all eras to the very latest models! Corvettes, Mustangs, Cadillacs, Hot Rods, Custom Cars and more plus the famous Wall of Death. Over 100 memorabilia, American lifestyle and general trade stalls. Live music.`Wild West Shoot Out’ and lots more entertainment for all the family.
Adult £9, children (10 – 15 years) £6, under 10’s FREE, Car entry charges apply.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Tel: 01565 723863 or 01625 374400
www.tattonpark.org.uk or for more info www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk

4 July 7pm – 9pm

Summer Deer Walk
For centuries the Red and Fallow Deer at Tatton Park have roamed freely over 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Join the Rangers for guided evening walks of the summer parkland and, if lucky, observe new-born calves and fawns.
Minimum age: 8 years old.
Cost: £10 per person, this must be pre-booked
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374428
www.tattonpark.org.uk

6 July 10am – 11.30am

Toddler Kiddy Cook
Get your toddler interested in fabulously fresh food with having a trip to Tatton Park’s walled garden to pick your own fruit and vegetables for a delicious seasonal recipe. It’s the best way for children get to see first hand how the food their to plates. These popular sessions will run for 90 minutes as parents and carers help their toddler pick fresh ingredients from Tatton’s Walled Garden to create easy-to-make recipes in the Victorian Still Room.
Recommended for children aged between 2 and 6 years old.
Cost: £22 (for 1 adult and 1 child), musookedt be pre-b
Book via Nikki Geddes on 07976619648 or Hale@kiddycook.co.uk
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374428
www.tattonpark.org.uk

14 July 10.30am – 12 noon

Experitots: Big Machines
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 Big Machines.
£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

14, 28 July 10am – 10.45am & 11am – 11.45am

Under 5s First Steps
Weekly active dance workshop where your little one can explore their creativity and have tons of fun! In this season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies. Everyone welcome, come and have a go!
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½ .
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

15 July 14:00 – 15:00

Behind the scenes – Machines
You are invited to look at the Mill and its machinery in more depth. Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 527468
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank-mill

22 July 13:00 – 15:00

Behind the scenes – Have a go
You are invited to have a go and try out new things at Quarry Bank Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 527468
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank-mill

6 comments to July

  • Wednesdays 23 July – 27 August, 9am – 4pm
    Summer Fun at East Lancashire Railway

  • Traditional Family Fun themed family activities taking place this summer holidays between 19th July and 31st August.

    Almost 100 years since the First World War we take a look back at children’s games and family pursuits from 1914.

    Activites include:
    Decorate your own wooden yoyo
    Decorate your own Spinning top
    Family Friendly Tour: From Street to Trench
    Vintage Games
    Scrap Booking
    Peg Dolls
    Jigsaws
    Star Clappers
    Cardboard Theatre

    IWM North, The Quays
    Trafford Wharf Road
    Manchester M17 1TZ
    Tel: 0161 836 4000

  • Reebok's Celebrity Trainer Provides Free Fitness Advice for the Parents of Manchester!

    This Saturday 26th of July, worldwide fitness and lifestyle trainer and Reebok Brand Ambassador, Sarah Maxwell will provide free fitness consultations for the mums and dads of Manchester at the launch of Reebok’s New FitHub store in Debenhams (Market Street).

    Also at the event:

    – Free 10 minute mini-massages
    – Chance to win a pair of Reebok’s RealFlex trainers
    – Reebok’s F/W 2014 Collection

    Come along to the event and bring an idea of what you want to achieve for your body, and Sarah will plan it out for you!

    See you there!

  • Tuesday 28th July – Egyptian Jewellery Making Drop In Session

  • Every Tuesday from 21 July – 25 August 11am – 4pm

    Chill Factore are running free activities for you to enjoy with your friends and family. Embark on a Snow Trek where you will witness Ski or Snowboard Lessons first hand and see the action unfolding in the exciting Snow Park, before heading off to enjoy a quick go at sledging. You can also enjoy a climb up our 12m climbing wall!

    There will be exciting free activities for everyone, from little ones, to big ones to those new to the slope to those more experienced. From games to give-aways to special guests, and special events there will be more FREE fun than you can ever imagine! The lovable Mini Moose will be there to delight all the children as well as much more fun…But we don’t want to spoil the surprise, so come on down to find out!

    Oh and that’s not all, throughout the whole of July and August we will be offering buy one get one FREE on Ski or Snowboard Lessons or Fun Tasters, Lift Passes and Snow Park Passes!
    Chill Factore; the coolest place to be this summer!

    Chill Factore, Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester, M41 7JA
    Tel: 0843 596 22 33
    http://www.chillfactore.com

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