There’s so much to see and do in Stockport this Summer and much of it is free or fairly cheap, so no need to break the bank trying to keep the kids busy during the holidays. Hopefully this page will give you a few ideas, whether you’re planning ahead or trying to fill an empty day. As always, please check ahead with the venue before you travel – especially if it’s an outdoor event and the weather isn’t great. The page will be updated with any new activities we hear about so be sure to check back periodically. Also, be sure to check out the Events Calendar for one off events such as fun days etc.
At Stockport Mumbler we love to know what is on for local families during the school holidays so that families can find all the info in one handy place to plan what they want to do and find last minute summer fun. Contact us here to tell us about your school holiday event or activity.
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Giant Frogs have hopped-up all over Stockport town centre — An art trail of giant-sized frogs, celebrating all the great changes that are taking place in Stockport. There are 19 in total – see if you can find them all! A map and more info can be found here Stockport’s Giant Leap
Explore the trail and discover the giant frogs, which one is your favourite? Can you solve the secret message?
Join in the frog-tastic fun and you could be in with a chance to win a miniature golden frog!
The rangers have a whole programme of activities for kids of all ages beginning 29.07.2019, and children can get out in the outdoors, and learn some wilderness skills and more about our local wildlife. Ranger-in-Training and Teen Ranger can be booked in advance from the website, and Mini-rangers is a drop-in session.
Ranger in Training, for children aged 6-12, Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August 2019 : More details here
Teen rangers, for young people aged 13-18, Wednesday 23 August & Friday 23 August 2019: More details here
Mini-rangers, for children 5 and under, Monday 19 August – Friday 23 Augus 2019t: More details here
Throughout the summer, we have a programme of events based on the famous children’s book The Lost Words, which includes events and activities themed around some of the plants and animals featured in the book.
The Lost Words Trail winds through the house, garden and park – an illustrated trail and activity booklet can be purchased at the Ticket Office or Information centre for £2.50, until Sunday 1 September 2019: Find out more here
At the end of August, we have researchers from the University of Lancaster coming to do activities surrounding birds and birdsong.
In our booked birdsong walks 27 – 29 August 2019, families can learn all about the different birds at Lyme, and have the opportunity to take part in vital research by helping to record their sounds Find out more here.
In addition, we will be holding drop-in craft session on these days where children can create a bird, and connect it to our special sound systems to make it sing! Families with bird walk tickets can join this session for free: Further information can be found here
Also, we are very excited to be hosting a brand new family theatre show in the gardens at Lyme, with three performances each day Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 August 2019. The Lost Words: Told in Gold is an interactive outdoor event will see participants guided through a mysterious land as The Lost Words are brought to life through song, dance and poetry: Click here for more information
The Lost Words: Told in Gold is also designed as a relaxed performance to be accessible visitors with with visual impairments, SEN or autism. Spoken sections will be performed in Makaton (simplified sign language). £10 children, £14 adult. Family tickets available. Garden entry for non-National Trust members is included in the ticket price.
Finally, throughout the summer, we have sports activities going on most weekdays, with sessions including soft archery, obstacle courses, sports day games, beginner martial arts, Frisbee golf and more. With the exception of the archery sessions, all of these activities are free, drop-in events. The details will be up on our What’s On pages: here
Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR
For one day or short events, make sure you keep an eye on the Daily Events Calendar
When: Wednesdays & Thursdays in August 2019 , 1pm-4pm
Where: The Great Hall, Bramhall Hall, Bramhall Park SK7 3NX
This will be run by the Friends of Bramall Hall. Materials provided.
Suitable for all ages 1pm – 4pm from £1 depending on the size of the brass Just drop in (advanced booking applies for parties of 9 or more)
If school holidays are a dream come true for your kids but a nightmare for you, help is at hand. At our fabulous self-contained, arts and crafts club, our experienced staff offer fun and structured classes to cater for all imaginations, allowing your children to feel inspired. Activities include –
A packed lunch must be provided.
Our staff ratio is 1 member of staff to 8 children.
Please contact Let Loose for process and availability.
1 Pepper Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 5DP
Tel 0161 638 3299
When: Wednesday 31 July – Sunday 1 September
Where: Bramhall Hall, Branhall Park, SK7 3NX
Follow our trail and discover how dragons can protect themselves from those nasty knights and scheming princesses.
Suitable for ages 6+ (younger children may need adult help) Normal opening hours £1.50 per child taking part, plus standard admission for accompanying adult
When: Tuesday 23 July-Sunday 8th September 2019, Normal opening hours apply; Tuesday -Friday 1pm -5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am-5pm
Where: Staircase House, 30/31 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES
Household Helpers’ Trail
Looking after Stockport’s oldest town house was hard work. Find the figures hiding in the House and discover what life was like for the servants who once lived here.
Suitable for all ages Normal opening hours and charges apply £1 per trail
Just drop in
Sport Stars: for the kids who truly love sport, this course has everything! From Cricket to dodgeball and tennis to hockey and everything in between. or Soccer Stars: Skills, drills, small sided games and tournaments! (two separate courses delivered at the same venue, please specify on arrival)
Saturday 3rd August 10:30-12:30
Saturday 10th August 10:30-12:30
Saturday 17th August 12:00-2:00
Saturday 24th August 10:30-12:30
Where: Heaton Norris Park
A pop up event for the whole family to enjoy cycling together. Heaton Norris Park provides a safe and friendly space to learn to ride and guided rides that are great for little legs too. Traffic free route, Ready set Ride course, family friendly guided rides, information on local cycling schemes.
Totally FREE to take part, sign up here; www.letsride.co.uk
Life Leisure Kids multi-sports holiday camps run five Life Leisure centres during all school holiday and half term breaks. Football holiday camps also run at our award winning facility at Stockport Sports Village in Woodley. In addition, our world class swimming lessons programme, Stockport Metro deliver swimming crash courses at five Life Leisure pools.
Holiday camps run from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 9.30am-3.30pm with early drop off and late pick up available at an additional costs. With daily prices from just £10 per day we offer the best value for money locally and will ensure your child has an action-packed, fun-filled day or week with us.
Contact your local Centre for more info
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Gymnastics and Dance, Football and Multi Sports Holiday courses running at Life Leisure Priestnall in Heaton Mersey, Life Lesiure Bramhall and Barbyns Preparatory School in Marple.
Please call 0800 032 1806
Families are guaranteed a summer of fun this August as Merseyway Shopping Centre hosts Merseybay – a free outdoor beach.
The beach will be bigger than previous years and will feature deckchairs for parents to sit back and relax in, while children can enjoy fun rides and activities around the centre including a helter skelter and bumper boats. Families can also grab a bite to eat from the food huts, which will be selling the best seaside dishes including fish and chips.
Merseyway will also be hosting a free Friday club every Friday from 3pm to 5pm where children can dance along with live DJ’s and take part in party games.
When: Wednesdays 7 August & 21 August 2019 6.45pm – 8.15pm
Where: The Air Raid Shelters, 61 Chestergate, SK1 1NE
Children’s Explorer Tours
Exciting Children’s Tours exploring the shelters. Brave the darkened tunnels to go back in time and experience life as a child during WWII.
Suitable for ages 7+
Children £4 (accompanying adults £3)
Booking essential: 0161 474 1940
During every school holiday, PSCL run dance, football and multisport courses at various venues across Greater Manchester.
All courses are open from 9.30am through to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, and are suitable for children aged 5-11, regardless of their ability or experience.
Courses are strictly for children only! Therefore, parents are able to leave their children safe in the knowledge that every child is supervised throughout the day by our team of qualified, enthusiastic sports coaches. All the staff at PSCL have been DBS police checked.
Courses generally begin with warm up exercises and games, before progressing to the delivery, introduction and enhancement of specific skills aimed at improving your child’s ability. Each session concludes with competitive games for all to enjoy!
In addition to the above, we also offer an early drop from 8.30am (8am at the St. Thomas’ Course) and a late pick up service, which runs until 5pm (5:30pm at the St. Thomas’ course). Both have a small daily charge.
All the courses are a great way for children to stay active and meet new friends during the school holidays. To book onto any of the courses please contact PSCL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Friday 23rd August 2019, 12:00-4:00pm
Where: St Peter’s Square, Stockport. SK1
All Welcome! FREE event!
Attendees and attractions include;
When: Tuesday 23 July – Sunday 1 September 2019
Where: The Hat Works, Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, SK3 0EU
A self-guided activity trail. Collect your discovery pack, full of ideas and activities.
Suitable for ages 6+ (younger children may require adult help)
Just drop in during normal opening hours; Tue – Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun & Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm
£3 per pack