6 Egg-citing things to do in Cheshire this Easter


The Easter holidays are approaching fast but don’t panic as there’s plenty going on to keep your children busy while school is shut.

We’ve put together a list of just some of the activities going on in Cheshire this Easter, including two of our own holiday clubs.

  • The sun will come out at our Annie workshop

Our Annie workshop on Thursday, April 11 is perfect for children aged four to 12, whether they are newcomers to the show or are already die-hard fans. Held at Altrincham FC Community Sports Hall, your little urchin will spend the day learning songs, scenes and dances from the smash hit musical. Running from 9.30am to 3.30pm, those taking part will perform what they have learnt to parents at the end of the day. Book your child’s place now or email [email protected] for more details.

  • Get back to the elements at Jodrell Bank

If you fancy something a little bit different this Easter, why not head to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre to celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table? Between April 9 and 22, visitors will be able to catch a special interactive science show called It’s Elemental, about the Big Bang and how life started on Earth. Aimed at adults and children aged seven and over, the performance will answer all sorts of questions like why magnets stick to each other and why some things float and others don’t.

For younger children, there are 20-minute workshops called Get Set, Blast Off! on throughout the holidays. Under-sevens will go on a mission to explore the solar system, playing lots of fun games along the way. Both the show and workshop are included in the normal admission price.

  • Take a chance on a Mamma Mia masterclass

Learn songs, scenes and dances from Mamma Mia, the blockbuster film and show which celebrates the music of Abba, in our all day workshop on Wednesday, April 17. The holiday club at Altrincham FC, runs from 9.30am and 3.30pm and is suitable for children aged between four and 12. Parents will be able to enjoy a mini performance when they come to collect their children at the end of the day. Book your child’s place now or email [email protected] to find out more.

  • Follow the Fairy Godmother’s Trail at Tatton Park

There’s a whole host of fairytale-themed fun at Tatton Park this Easter. From April 8 to April 22, visitors to the mansion can follow the Fairy Godmother’s trail, guess the fairy tales and spot mini unicorns to win a chocolate treat between 1pm and 5pm each day. Out in the gardens, there will be the chance to compete in egg and spoon races and egg rolling. Find the fairy doors in an enchanting garden trail and see if you can spot Rapunzel in her tower. There’s also a gingerbread man trail at the farm as well as magicians and puppet shows and you can help Red Riding Hood find her missing eggs over in the parkland.

  • Join the Knutsford Bunny Hop

On Saturday, April 20, families will be searching the streets of Knutsford for nine bunnies hidden around the town. Each rabbit will have a letter spelling out a phrase associated with Easter. Answers can be written on a postcard and put into a special post box at the Heritage Centre for the chance to win a prize. Businesses will be handing out Easter treats between 10am and 4pm and there will be balloons and face painting.

  • Meet some feathered friends at Northwich

Birds of prey and a petting zoo will be in the centre of Northwich on Saturday, April 20 as part of the town’s Easter Extravaganza. There will also be an Easter trail, arts and crafts and face painting. Find out more at www.visitnorthwich.co.uk.

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