Thursday 7th March – Poynton Library – World Book Day

If your children are not in First Steps to celebrate – then why not join the team at the library for their event. Join them for Rhymetime on Thursday 7 March at 10.30am. Why not dress up as your favourite book character, too?

 Sunday 24th March – Brookside Garden Centre – Minature Railway Reopening Event

Puffs of smoke and the toot toots of miniature trains are once again a familiar scene in Poynton thanks to a troop of local enthusiasts who didn’t want to lose an iconic attraction.

When Brookside Miniature Railway closed suddenly in September 2018, many visitors voiced their disappointment at losing such a well-loved venue.  But now a band of local enthusiasts have worked hard to replace bridges and relay track and will be hosting a grand re-opening on Sunday, 24th March.

The volunteers have put in months of hard work to revamp the site and have welcomed visitors back every weekend since late 2018. But they decided an official re-opening would be a fitting way to announce Brookside Miniature Railway was back in business.

The entire day will be free for visitors, who will be able to enjoy train rides, Keelings Vintage Fun Fair and music from Mad Ed’s Hot Five Jazz Band. Instead of paying for train rides or vintage rides, visitors will instead be asked to make a donation to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, whose mascot, Humphrey Bear, will also be attending.

The Grand Re-Opening will be held from 11am to 4pm – more information can be found here.


Thursday 7th March – Handforth Library – Meet a Hearing Dog puppy in training

Meet a Hearing Dog puppy in training and chat to a volunteer trainer from Hearing Dog for Deaf People and get advice from the Deafness Support Network at Handforth Library.

10am to 2pm.

Ask for more information at the library or call 01625 378272.


Saturday 9th March – Dunham Massey – World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, Dunham Massey will be holding special events between 9 – 10 March. Dress up as your favourite character and join the adventure with our Ten Little Bookworms Children’s Trail or meet Percy the Park Keeper for some activities in the garden. Don’t forget to exchange your £1 book token for an exciting new read!

More info can be found here.


Saturday 9th March – Quarry Bank Mill – Baby and Toddler Storytelling and play session

Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Suitable for children 6 months – 4 years.

With storytelling, games, toys and sensory elements, our special baby and toddler sessions are a fun way to start your weekend. Sessions last 45 minutes.

Please book a ticket for each child – £1.50 per child.

Up to 2 adults can attend the session with each booked child – adults free.

These sessions take place in our Learning Space – please make your way to the mill yard and follow directional signage on the day.

More info can be found here.


Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June – Manchester Rugby Club – Manchester Rugby Club


Cheshire Fest is a huge celebration of family entertainment, live music, food and drink in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

Cheshire Fest will be staged across two days at Manchester Rugby Club – Book your tickets now!

Live entertainment on the Cheshire Fest Main Stage across the Saturday and Sunday will feature a stellar array of the UK’s best tribute acts alongside the region’s finest new talent.