Your family events
Keep the children entertained during the summer holidays with our top picks of family events happening in the area.
JODRELL BANK DISCOVERY CENTRE
Name of event: Science Show: From Sputnik to Supernovae. When is it?: From Monday, July 31 - Friday, September 1, weekdays only, inc. Bank Holiday Monday 11.30am and 2.30pm. What does it involve?: Fun, fact-packed science shows with experiments and hands-on demonstrations take you on a whistle-stop tour of space science. Discover the incredible story of the almighty Lovell telescope, its fascinating research into pulsars and supernovae, how it tracked Sputnik 1 and monitored the Apollo 11 moon landing and more. Any other information?: FREE with general admission. Suitable for families. Name of event: Meet the Expert. When is it?: 1pm - Tuesday, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. What does it involve?: Part of our Summer of Science season, celebrating 60 years of the Lovell Telescope, your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts. You’ll get to find out about their work and have the chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted the answers to. Any other information?: FREE with general admission. All ages welcome, but shows are recommended for ages 7+. Admission can be booked in advance online at www. jodrellbank.net and Meet the Expert and Science Show places can be reserved up to the day before by phoning 01477 571766. Name of event: Make your own Pharaoh’s Headdress. Where / when is it?: West Park Museum, Tuesday, August 1, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in. What does it involve?: Be inspired by our Egyptian collections and create your own headdress fit for a Pharaoh. Name of event: Make your own Animal Wall Plaques. Where / when is it?: The Old Sunday School, Wednesday, August 2, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in. What does it involve?: Some people have flying ducks on their walls, but instead you can make your own Animal Head wall plaque! Any other information?: £3 per person. Both events are suitable for families. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in August there is something new to make and do at both venues. To find out more, call 01625 665010 or email events@silkmacclesfield. org.uk. Name of event: Ross Atkin. When is it?: Monday, July 31, 6.30pm-8pm. What does it involve?: Ross Atkin is a designer and engineer based in East London with a strong interest in making design and engineering more visible and accessible to young people. He was part of the ‘Fix Team’ on the BBC2’s flagship makerfocused program ‘The Big Life Fix’ and started The Crafty Robot to radically lower the barriers for young people to getting into creative making. Ross’s work has been displayed in the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year exhibition and Fast Company Magazine’s Innovation By Design Awards. Join him on Monday, July 31, when he will discuss and give valuable insight into his design practice and his approach to making and new technologies. The full SHIFT programme – including talks, workshops, professional training, tech meet ups, art installations, family events and drop-in coding sessions - will be updated throughout the year via the website: www.shiftdigital.co.uk Who is it suitable for?: Teens and adults. Name of event: Chester Zoo Safari Rangers. When is it?: Wednesday, August 2 (various times), What does it involve?: A FREE event bought to you by Chester zoo – come along to this fascinating talk and find out more about your favourite animals. Name of event: The Hundred Mile- An- Hour Dog – by Storyteller John Kirk. When is it?: Thursday, August 10 – 2.30pm. What does it involve?: Join Storyteller John Kirk as he recounts Jeremy Strong’s book ’The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog’ in one sitting and in his own unique style! Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Suitable for children aged 5+ and must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets £3. Name of event: Cheerleading with Sylk Dance Academy. When is it?: Friday, August 25 – 10am-11am. What does it involve?: Join Amy from Sylk Dance Academy and have a go at cheerleading – great fun for children aged 6-12. Tickets £2. Name of event: Shift presents: Animations in Minecraft. When is it?: Thursday, August 31 – Various times. What does it involve?: Already a Minecraft expert? Or just starting out…? Fancy creating some animations? Come along to combine coding, making and tech to create 8-bit animations in Minecraft using physical punchcards, powered by PatternCraft. Inspired by textile and computing heritage, PatternCraft is a make-it-yourself analogue to digital punchcard reader. In this interactive workshop you’ll have fun learning basic computing and code! FREE EVENT. Want to find out more?: For all events taking place at Macclesfield Library – call (01625)374000 or visit our Facebook page for more information.
TEGG’S NOSE COUNTRY PARK
Name of event: Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt. Where is it?: Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733) When is it?: Wednesday, August 9, 10am – 12 noon. What does it involve?: Join Nature Stuff for a family adventure walk hunting out clues in search of Teddy’s Golden Treasure while learning about nature and wildlife. Any more information?: For children between the age of 5 and 10. Please bring along a teddy or cuddly toy to help on our Treasure Hunt. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6.50 per child. Name of event: Minibeast Mission. Where is it?: Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733). When is it?: Tuesday, August 15. What does it involve?: Join Nature Stuff to track down the ‘Most Wanted’ Minibeasts. Use minibeast mugshots and a variety of tracking techniques to complete your assignment. Any more information?: Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6.50 per child. To find out more about both events call 07870 804413 or visit www. naturestuff.co.uk