THURS, APRIL 30
Keep The Home Fires Burning: An exhibition exploring the impact of the First World War on Stockport and the remarkable stories of courage, bravery and sacrifice. Diaries, letters and personal objects, collected specially for this exhibition and displayed for the first time, reveal remarkable stories of courage, bravery and sacrifice. Stockport Story Museum, 30 Market Place, Stockport. Free. Tuesday to Sunday until November 25, 10am-5pm. Guided Tours Of Paradise Mill: Explore Macclesfield’s industrial heritage. Paradise Mill, Park Lane, Macclesfield. £5, concessions £4.50 Monday - Saturday Adlington Hall: A red-brick stately home forming part of the 2,000-acre Adlington Estate that dates back to the Norman Conquest. Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield. House and gardens £9, child/NUS £5, garden only £6, child/NUS free. Monday - Sunday, 11am-4pm. 01625 827595. Blaze Farm: A farm with nature trails, woods and meadows. Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield. Free. Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5.30pm. Call 01260 227229. Gawsworth Hall: A day out for all the family. Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Macclesfield. £7.50, child £3.50. Monday - Sunday, 2pm-5pm. Call 01260 223456. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre: The home of the Lovell telescope with exhibitions on space and astronomy. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Lower Withington, Macclesfield. Peak - adult £7, child/ concessions £5, family tickets £22-£26.50, off peak - adult £6.50, child/ concessions £4.50, family ticket £20 -£24. Monday - Sunday, 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm. Call 01477 571 766. Alderley Edge: Views across Cheshire towards the Peak District with walks through oak, beech and pine woodlands. National Trust: Alderley Edge, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield. Free. Call
01625 584412. Silk Heritage Centre: The history and origins of the silk industry told through film and a display of costume from regency to present day. An audiovisual presentation tells of the development of the industry in the town. The Silk Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield. £3.50, concessions £3. Monday - Saturday, 10am-3pm. Call 01625 613210. Quarry Bank Mill: Mill, apprentice house and gardens, showing how a complete industrial community lived. National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow. Free, plus admission £15.50, child £7.75, family £38.75. November to February, open Wednesday to Sunday. 01625 527468.