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Summer Events | What’s On & Days Out With Kids in Cheshire & Greater Manchester

22 July - 1 September

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Find great ideas for days out with kids in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, and the best family friendly events happening summer 2023. The Cheshire summer holiday activities guide is packed full with big family days out or smaller, local ideas.

From Stockport to Wilmslow and Macclesfield to Chester, we’ve got it all.  If you’re working and need childcare, then check out the summer holiday camps in Cheshire guide

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Cheshire & Manchester Indoor Summer Activities & Events

Find all the best play centres from soft play to trampolining and indoor climbing,

Outdoor Summer Adventures in Cheshire

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The Crocky Trail will be open every day over May Half Term. Packed with challenges and adventures, it’s a great fun family day out.  The special discount code has been set up through Danglebids and might look a little strange but it’s all totally verified.


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DevaFest 2024 at Cholmondeley Castle (Malpas) 8th – 11th August

Cheshire’s best family friendly music and food festival takes place at Cholmondeley Castle on 8th – 11th August August.  Book Deva Fest tickets for the day, weekend, camping or glamping.

Family Theatre, Live Music and Puppets

  • Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book at The Lowry (Manchester) 23rd July – 4th August
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz outdoor theatre at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre (Chester) select days from 27th July – 22nd August
  • 101 Dalmations musical at the Palace Theatre (Manchester) 30th July – 10th August
  • Science Museum Live Stage Show at Lyceum Theatre (Crewe) 1st August
  • In The Night Garden Live at The Storyhouse (Chester) 10th – 11th August

Summer Days Out With Kids in Cheshire & Greater Manchester

There are absolutely loads of great places to visit around Cheshire and Greater Manchester that have all been reviewed by a local Mum.  Check them out here.

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If the sun’s out then it’s time to hit the beach.  There are some really fantastic beaches to explore with kids in the North West.

Best beaches within a two hour drive from Manchester

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Fancy chilling out in a family friendly pub with great outdoor space? Check out my guide to the best outdoor dining pubs in Cheshire & Greater Manchester.

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Who doesn’t love a fresh juicy strawberry?  Find all the best PYO farms in Cheshire.

There’s nothing better than getting outdoors with the kids for some fresh air and a good run around.  It builds up an appetite too and they sleep much better at night!  Here’s some great ideas for a family walk in Cheshire.



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