November is the time of trick-or-treating and bonfires. It is also the time when we start looking for Christmas presents. This year November brings us Manchester Science Festival and a few Book Festivals as well. Watch this space – a lot of fun things to do in Manchester and Cheshire for children and adults alike!

1 November 12:45 – 14:15

Bramhall Hall – family tour
Take a fun tour of Bramall Hall to find out all about the lives of the people who used to live here. There will be plenty of opportunities to get ‘hands on’ as we go around the Hall.
Price:£3 (under 5s free)
Bramall Hall
Bramhall Park, Bramhall, Stockport.
Tel: 0161 474 2020

3, 10, 17, 24 November 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

4 November 10am – 6pm, 5 November 10am – 5pm

The Fertility Show
If you are looking to start a family and need advice or information about fertility, or want to explor treatments option such as IVF, egg and sperm donation and surrogacy, this is a good place to get access to so much fertility expertise in one place at one time.
Tickets will go on sale in January 2017
(Tickets: £12 (£15 on the door) for each day or £20 for a 2-day, with seminar tickets, £3 each.)
Olympia London Exhibition Centre,
Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

4, 14, 18, 25 November 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.
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000

4, 5 November 10.30 – 17:00

Christmas Gift Fair
Christmas gifts for all the family and ideas for presents not usually found in high street shops. Free entry to the fair in the Tenants Hall.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374400

18 November 14:00 – 15:00

Behind the scenes – Machines
One Saturday a month we invite you join us as we 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
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468

20 November – 3 December 11:00-17:00

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Join us as we count down to the big day and learn the secret symbolism behind this well-known Christmas carol. Go on a magical journey through the festive Christmas Mansion, decorated with fresh foliage and greenery, inspired by turtle doves, gold rings and ladies dancing! Music, laughter and secrets weave through the grand staterooms and servants’ quarters with festive treats and seasonal craft demonstrations on offer.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374400

24 November 10.30am – 12 noon

Experitots: Experiment!
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! that is filled with a range of multisensory activities specifically for children.
£5 for one child and one adult, £3 for additional child
Limited place, booking recommended
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
To reserve a place: 0161 833 0027

24 November Parade starts 6pm

Lantern Parade
Light Father Christmas’ route as he arrives to spend Christmas at the Farm. Bring your own lantern (instructions are on the website) or buy your own on the night to light his way as he and his elves glide in on his sleigh. Remember to take your Christmas list to put in our special postbox! Mansion, Gift Fair, shops and restaurants will be open late.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374400

25, 26 November 11:00 – 16:00

Father Christmas at the Farm
Come and see your favourite farmyard friends when you visit Father Christmas and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer.
Special admission price for this holiday event: £7 per adult, £6.50 per child (includes gift from Father Christmas).
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374400

25 November – 24 December, 60 min session, 9am – 6pm

Father Christmas at Hamleys
Join Father Christmas and his lovable elves at The Finest Toy Shop in the World for fun, magic and theatre at this very special time of year. Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys is an extra special experience where children will take part in seasonal activities, enjoy delicious snacks, spend time with Father Christmas and receive an extra special gift bag to take home.
Booking essential
Price: £25 per child
Hamleys Manchester
intu Trafford Centre

26 November 11am – 12.30pm

Relaxed Playhouse!
Visual art activity for children with additional needs aged 5-11 and their families (Runs on last Sunday of every month). Led by an experienced visual artist this laid back activity will offer families the opportunity to spend time together doing something creative and having fun.
For children with additional needs aged 5-11 and their families.
Free, booking essential
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000


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