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Out and About - June

Sleepy workshops, medieval battles and Wimbledon action in this fun filled month

Published on May 31st 2011.


Out and About - June

Shaping Up with stories at Imperial War Museum North

Thursday 19 and Thursday 26 June, 11.30am

Join the family friendly story session about a group of shapes who discover how much better things can be when they all get along.

Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf, Trafford Park, M17 1TZ, www.northiwm.org.uk, 0161 836 4000.Suitable for children age 4 – 10. Free.

 

2011 06 01 fantastic-mr-fox.jpgFantastic Fox at Tatton Park

Saturday 25 June, 3pm

Watch the classic Roald Dahl (adapted by David Wood) tale being brought to life at the outdoor theatre. All Mr Fox wants from life is to feed his family and fortunately farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have an ample supply of chickens, geese and ducks.  But Boggis, Bunce and Bean are not just any farmers - they are the cruellest, meanest and most ruthless farmers you could ever meet, and they are determined to put a stop to Mr Fox once and for all. 

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, www.tattonpark.org.uk, 01625 374400. Adult £10, Children £7

 

Under 5’s First Steps at The Lowry

Friday 3 June- Friday 17 June, 10am – 10.45am and 11am- 11.45am

This is a great way to explore your creativity through movement. Help design a dance, wiggle like a worm, balance in a shape and count to the music. This is a fun dance session encouraging physical awareness that energizes and educates too.

The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, www.thelowry.com, 0843 208 6000. Suitable for children age 2 ½ - 4 ½. Ticket £3.50 (£1.75 to Salford residents).

 

Cowboys and Indians at Stockley Farm

Now - Sunday 5 June, 11am-5pm

This 750-acre organic farm is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside on the Arley Estate. Visitors will experience a hands-on day full of fun, starting with a tractor ride down to the farm. Meet and bottle-feed the baby animals, enjoy pony grooming and watch the sheep racing activity. Cowboys and Indians event is also on for half term. Join in the Cowboy and Indian fancy dress, line dancing, panning for gold, and aim and shot at the tin can alley.

Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW6 6LZ, www.stockleyfarm.co.uk, 01565 777323. Suitable for all ages. Adults £8.75, children under 16 and senior citizens £7.75, family ticket (two adults and two children) £31, children under two years enter free of charge.

 

 

Higgledy Piggledy Heads at Manchester Art Gallery

Friday 3 June, 1pm and 3pm

Wear your pyjamas, dressing gowns, slippers, nighties (whatever you like to sleep in) to the gallery for the special sleepy workshop. It's snooze time this half term as the gallery get inspired by the work of the surrealists. Relax and lie down to make your dream drawing, then head off on a 'sleep walk' to collect lots of different objects around the gallery. Down in the studio all the objects collected will be collaged onto drawings to make higgledy piggledy heads to take home. 

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M3 3JL, www.manchestergalleries.org, 0161 235 8888. Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Sign in from 12.30pm. Free.

 

Medieval Fayre at the Old Hall, Tatton Park

Saturday 18 June-Sunday 19 June, 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm).

The thirteenth Medieval Fayre at Tatton in association with Plantagenet Events presents `The Kynges Progress'`. Men at arms, archers, gunners and a rag tag army of hangers-on promise an exciting and atmospheric event. Hundreds of re-enactors and over forty authentic merchants and skilled artisans complete a travelling fair. Witness the full panoply of the royal encampment and entourage. Quake in the presence of His Majesty the King and leave the rest as was. Spectacular finale battle both days.

Tatton Park and The Old Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, www.tattonpark.org.uk, 01625 374400. Adults £6.00, children £3.50, family £16, Events are subject to Tatton Park entry fee of £5 per car.

 

Wimbledon screening at Spinningfields

From Monday 28 June – Friday 2 July

Anyone for tennis? Wimbledon will be screened during the summer at Spinningfields' Screenfields – Manchester's outdoor cinema. For full details visit www.spinningfieldsonline.net. Screening £2. Seasonal ticket £9.99

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