May

Be prepared for May Bank Holiday, half term and beyond – browse our events and find the one for your family. Kites flying is always a popular activity in Lyme Park. If you are interested in history you can join Henry VIII and his court ‘visiting’ Tatton Park. The more adventures of our readers will have fun at Geronimo, the biggest children’s festival in the North-West.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 and 14:00

Engineer Eric’s Difficult Day
Learn how a steam engine works in this interactive show right in the heart of the pulsating Power Hall. It’s lots of fun and a little bit loud.
Forgetful Fireman Fred is learning how to get Pender the steam locomotive up and running, but when Engineer Eric leaves him to his own devices, Fred’s going to need to call on the help of his friends.
Age:5-11
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
Tel: 0161 833 0027
msimanchester.org.uk

1 May, 29 May 10am – 5pm

Fun Days in Didsbury
Looking for a great action packed day out for the May Bank Holidays?
Redmox Leisure are holding their annual children’s fun days on Mondays the 1st and 29th May. The days are fantastic value – the entrance fee covers all activities and you can stay for as long as you wish. There are many activities to choose, from electric go karts (Go Kiddy Karts), Body Zorbing and Battlefield Live Outdoor Adventure game to giant obstacle course, whizz wheels and inflatables. There will be qualified coaches providing a range of sporting activities for all ages both indoors and outdoors.
The cost is £9.50 per child – adults and under three are free.
Parrs Wood High School, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5PG.
Tel: 07956 557653
www.manchesterfundays.com

7 May, 29 May 1.30-3pm (1pm for NCT members)

Northwich NCT Nearly New Sale
Come to Northwich NCT pop up shop! It’s new, bigger venue with loads of free parking!!!
Over 10,000 !!! nearly new, quality, baby and children’s items for sale. Grab a bargain and help charity at the same time 🙂 All items are quality checked and displayed like a shop – so you can browse all clothes in one age group, toys, books etc. in one go. We also sell prams, maternity clothes, bumbo seats, travel cots, DVDs, outdoor toys, books etc. etc.
The Grange Junior School,
Beechwood Avenue, Hartford, Northwich, CW8 3AU
Admission: £1 per adult
Contact: nns.northwich@nct.org.uk
www.facebook.com/northwichnctnns

13 May 9.30am – 10.15am, 10.15am – 11.00am, 11:00am – 11:45am

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, SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/

19 May 10.30am – 12 noon

Experitots: Things that Fly
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 Things that Fly.
£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

6 comments to May


  • Weaving Magic at Paradise Mill
    Hieroglyph Bookmarks
    Amazed by Science at Silk Museum

  • Please can Thursday 28th May 2015 (TEENAGE ART WORKSHOP) be changed to …

  • We are working on the DVD release of Shaun the Sheep The Movie. In anticipation of this we are bringing a giant Shaun on a big city adventure to Manchester next week to take up residency.

    On the 31st at 12pm we will be holding a ‘best dressed Shaun’ fancy dress costume and would so love it if you would help us encourage kids to come and join in the fun at The Arndale Centre!

    We will be giving away fluffy Shaun ears to the first 100 kids down to see Shaun each day and there will be prizes for the best fancy dress costumes on the 31st!

    All welcome!

  • Holiday Activities for Children at the Silk Museum

    Sewing Bee
    Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June
    10am-12noon
    Try your hand at simple hand sewing techniques.
    £6.50 per child, 6-12 years
    Booking essential
    Call 01625 613210

    Drop-in Activities at the Silk Museum

    Amazed By Science
    Wednesday 1 June
    10am-12noon
    Drop-in to enjoy a carousel of fun scientific experiments.
    Drop-in activity, families and children 5-10 years, £2 per person

    Holiday Activities for Teenagers at the Silk Museum

    Wallpaper Workshop
    Thursday 2 June
    12.30-3.30pm
    Use wooden printing blocks as inspiration and design your own wallpaper.
    £6.50 per person, 12-16 years
    Booking essential
    Call 01625 613210

    Drop-in Activities at the Old Sunday School

    Astronaut Backpacks
    Wednesday 1 June
    1.30-3.30pm, drop-in
    Get ready for Barnaby by making your own astronaut backpack complete with oxygen tanks so you can jet off into space!!
    £2 per activity pack

    Drop-in Activities at West Park Museum

    Canopic Jars
    Tuesday 31 May, 2-4pm, £2 per child
    Make and decorate an Egyptian canopic jar to take home.

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