COMPETITIONS

June

June signals the arrival of the long (hopefully warm) summer, so get adventurous and get outside for some family fun! Go orienteering in Lyme Park, or on a summer deer walk in Tatton Park. For a real blast from the past, head to Bramhall’s “step back in time” festival, or for a modern festival make your way to the Cheshire County Show. Maybe you would rather stay inside and get creative? No problem! Get card making at the Hat Works. Whatever your tastes, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained in June.

Untill 3 June, 9am – 3.30pm or 8.30am – 4.30pm

Premium Football Coaching Euro Camp 2016
Ultimate Holiday Camp for young players. Fun football coaching sessions focusing on skill, team tactic and decision making, matchplay and player development. Tournaments every afternoon followed by award ceremony.
Wilmslow High School,
Holly Road North, Wilmslow SK9 1LZ
www.premierfc.com

Untill 5 June

The Great Big Noise
The doors are thrown open to anybody aged 11 or under this half term as children stage a takeover of the theatre! There will be games, crafts, performances and workshops – and loads of different ways to get involved. We’ll be announcing a full programme of events in the New Year – keep a lookout for more details.
Tel: 0161 833 9833
www.royalexchange.co.uk

Untill 5 June 10am – 5pm

Industrial landscape craft table
Be inspired by the photographs in our Grafters exhibition to create your own industrial landscape with collage! Will yours be the city you live in, or will you create a new city with all your favourite kinds of places in it?
Drop in activity, no booking required
Suitable for all ages
Suggested donation £3
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
www.phm.org.uk

2 June 6pm – 8pm

Make space with Re-Dock
Come and create Doodle Bots; mark making robots that move around randomly, drawing colourful trails. Design and build your own bots equipped with limbs and antennae so that they can spike, stroke, draw on and grab hold of each other. Experiment with colour and collaborate with other Doodle Bots. Re-Dock will be bringing along a more intelligent, obstacle-avoiding robot, which participants will be able to tinker with and use to make drawings.
Cost: free, booking required
Tel: 0161 235 8888
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
manchesterartgallery.org

3, 10, 17, 24 June 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

3 – 12 June

Manchester Histories Festival
Manchester Histories Festival is back in town for a week to celebrate the histories and heritage of Gteater Manchester, with a lot of different event and activities for all age groups. Whether your kids like art craft activities or riding historical buses, visiting museums or following heritage trail – you could find it all here for a perfect family day out.
www.manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk

4 June starting 11.30 am

Sale Festival
Come and enjoy local dance groups and street entertainers, visit farmers market and outdoor fun & BBQ to Sale Town Centre. With fun for all the family its an event not to be missed.
Sale Square Shopping Centre and School Road
Sale Festival Leaflet on Twitter

4 – 5 June 9am – 4pm

The Tatton Park Classic Car Spectacular
The 30th year for one of Britain’s best and most popular classic car events. Around 2,000 classic, performance and vintage cars are on show and around 80 of Britain’s top club displays including Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, MG, Triumph and all the classics of yesteryear. Massive two-day Cheshire autojumble with specialist and general trade stand area of around 200 stalls along with the ever popular Car Mart. Light entertainment with children’s rides, refreshments and bar also available.
Adults £9, children (10 – 15 years) £6, Under 10’s FREE.
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, 11, 18, 25 June 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

7 June 10am – 3pm

The big big camera on tour
Come and see one of the largest cameras ever made! The Hunter Penrose camera is over six feet long and four feet high. It was retrieved from a wallpaper factory in Springhead by Gallery Oldham and restored to working order by photographer Ian Beesley. The camera is touring the North West, photographing the landscape, the architecture and the people.
Join Ian as he demonstrates the physical demands of early photography and discusses the validity of analogue photography in the digital age.
Drop in activity, no booking required
Suitable for all ages
Suggested donation £3
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
www.phm.org.uk

11 June 11am – 12noon

The Little PHM – Beeing Special
Fun interactive story session with puppets, song, dance and a craft activity. Part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016.
Meet Little Bee, the bee who wants to be different. Join in the busy bee dance, search for flowers in the museum and follow Little Bee’s adventure to find out how he becomes the hero of Victorian Manchester.
Suitable for under 5
Tickets free booking required
Suggested donation £3
0161 838 9190
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
www.phm.org.uk

17-26 June

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival reveals its ‘Space’
Barnaby will fill Macclesfield with more than 100 events and happenings – over half of them free – including music, comedy, street theatre, science, spectacle, film, art, poetry, walks, talks and more.
Professors Brian Cox and Tim O’Brien of Jodrell Bank discuss what we do and don’t know about the Universe (days after British astronaut Tim Peake returns from space). Nick Robinson, a presenter of BBC Radio 4 Today, returns to his home town to give a unique perspective on political life in two talks.
Other highlights include an exclusive music headline double bill with John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and Recreations (Sam Duckworth of Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly). Comedy includes Francesca Martinez’s UK premiere of her Wobbly Manifesto show, plus a pre-Edinburgh Festival double bill with Tom Ward and Pierre Novellie.
Macclesfield Town Centre
For more information call 07557 806503
www.barnabyfestival.org.uk

18 – 19 June Open 11am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Medieval Fayre
The Medieval Fayre, in association with Plantagenet Events, re-creates a summer solstice spectacle. With hundreds of re-enactors and over 40 authentic traders and artisans the fayre is one of the most atmospheric events in the living history calendar. Good food, ale and mead will refresh the visitor and revive battle weary troops while music will stir the soul. Minstrels, mercenaries, men-at-arms, archers, gunners, falconers and a ragtag army of hangers-on add to the atmospheric backdrop. All is not quite what it seems though. Despite all the fun of the fayre, a jealous neighbour and his army are determined to wrest the Old Hall from its rightful owner. The ensuing Battle of Tatton Field finale each day promises to be exciting and noisy as rivalry comes into play.
Cost: The Old Hall is open for tours. Adult £7, Child £4.50, Family £18.50. Car entry charges apply.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374400
www.tattonpark.org.uk

21-22 June

The Royal Cheshire County Show
You will have a chance to see many interesting and fascinating aspects of farming and rural life in Cheshire. And don’t miss the entartament. Don’t miss out when Atkinson Action Horses stampede their way to the show. Get ready for an astounding display of tricks and stunts as you watch the riders demonstrate astounding acrobatics.Don’t miss poultry and egg competition, vintage machinary display, dog show… Last year main attraction – Sky Swing will be there as well other different activities and fun things to see and to do.
The Royal Cheshire County Show,
Clay House Farm, Flittogate Lane, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire East WA16 0HJ
www.royalcheshireshow.org

23 June 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.
Cost: £22 (for 1 adult and 1 child)
Book via Nikki Geddes on 07976619648 or Hale@kiddycook.co.uk
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374428
www.tattonpark.org.uk

25 June 10am – 4pm

Julie Harris Photography Open Day
Whether you have always wanted to try a professional shoot, or the thought has never crossed your mind why not visit the new Sale Studio on their open day. You can have a look around, see the photographs created by Julie and meet the team.
106 Marsland Road, Sale M33 3NN
www.julieharrisphotography.co.uk

25 June 10 am

The Breastfeeding Festival 2016
It is about celebrating and promoting breastfeeding, aiming to increase breastfeeding rates and duration.
Speakers will include Dr Wendy Jones from the Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline on Breastfeeding and Medications; Professor Helen Ball From the Durham Sleep Institute on Safer Infant Sleep & Sleep Development, Pamela Morrison IBCLC on Faltering Growth and on Breastfeeding and HIV; Dr Felicity Savage from WABA on World View of Breastfeeding; Mark Harris RM (author of Birthing for Blokes) on Breastfeeding and Dads; Dr Amy Brown of Swansea University on Who Really Decides How We Feed Our Babies; and Sarah Atkinson (medical herbalist) on Herbal Medicine and Breastfeeding
The Mayo Building,
Salford Royal Hospital Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
breastfeedingfestival.com

3 comments to June

  • 6 – 7 June 10am – 5pm
    Tractor Fest
    Newby Hall
    Ripon

    Join us for the biggest Tractor Fest in the North. A two-day festival showcasing thousands of vintage tractors, cars, lorries, stationary engines and motorcycles.

    This year’s stars are Ferguson and Massey Harris Tractors, featuring the UK’s biggest gathering of the popular Ferguson Tractors. Among the 1,500 exhibits there will also be Hot Bulb Engines and Touring Cars.

    Back by popular demand will be the MARCH OF THE TRACTORS – a parade of tractors from Newby Hall to Ripon’s historic market square.

    The event will also feature an array of fun, family activities including vintage tractor pulling, free tractor and trailer rides, interactive exhibits and working machinery, as well as food outlets and trade stands.

    £10 adults, £9 seniors, £8 children, under 4’s go free – includes entry to the garden and adventure garden.

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