Family-Friendly Events Coming Up (July)

July is a funny month because schools and pre-schools break up by the middle of the month and then people start disappearing on holiday! If you’re still around there’s loads going on – here’s the Little Tigers pick of family-friendly events this July.

Saturday 2 July, 11.30am – 2.30pm
50th Anniversary Summer Fair
Crowning of the Golden Kings & Queens, entertainment & stalls
Ivy Bank Primary School

Tuesdays 5 & 19 July, 10.30am & 11.30am
Baby Explorers
Stories & sensory play for babies not yet walking. Free, booking required
Manchester Museum

Tuesdays 5 & 19 July, 1 – 1.45pm
Musical Baby Explorers
Music and songs for babies not yet walking. Free, booking required
Manchester Museum

Saturday 9 July, 9.15 – 10.30am
Autism Friendly Early Opening
The Nature Library & Live Animals galleries are open for activities before they open to the general public. For children with autism and other needs with families, carers and siblings. Quiet room also available.
Manchester Museum

Sat 9 – Sun 10 July, 1 – 3pm
Family Weekend
Manchester Art Gallery

Sunday 10 July, 11am – 5pm
Wilmslow Show
In grounds of Wilmslow High School

Fri 15 July, 10.30am – 12pm Experitots – Big Machines
Creativity sessions
Puppets and storytelling for kids under 6
Museum of Science & Industry

Sat 16 July, 9.15 – 10.45am
Open Doors: Creative, sensory activities for children with autism
For children & young people aged 5-16 and their families or carers
Manchester Art Gallery

Sunday 17 July, 1pm & 3pm
Cyril the Squirrel
Magical journey through storytelling, puppetry & clowns
The Lowry

Thursday 21 – Sunday 31 July
Open Studio: Blackout Bling
Craft session (daily 2-3.30pm)
Imperial War Museum North

Saturday 23 July, 10am – 4pm
50 Things to do before you are 11¾
Get in touch with nature over the holidays.
Hare Hill, Over Alderley

Sat 23 July, 11.30am & 2.30pm
The Boggle
Age 6+ 30-minute workshop after the show.
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Sat 23 & Sun 24 July, 10am–5pm
Blakemere’s Countryside Fair
Fun weekend of entertainment and family activities – rides, food, crafts, workshops, animals and more
Blakemere Village

Monday 25 – Tue 26 July, 12–4pm
Picnic Week
Join the circus in the garden and bring a picnic.
Dunham Massey

Mon 25  – Tue 26 July
ComedySportz Workshops
Comedy improvisation workshop. Learn the basics of comedy improvisation creating characters & scenes.
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Tuesday 26 & Saturday 30 July
Fun and creative activities for kids
Lion Salt Works, Northwich

Wed 27 – Thu 28 July, 10am & 1pm
Circus and Dance Sessions
Wed: Circus Skills, Thu: Dance Tasters
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Wed 27 – Friday 29 July
Forest Explorers
Wed: Forest Fairies, Thu: Survival, Fri: Forest Tots
Delamere Forest, Northwich

27 – 29 July, 11.30am & 2.30pm
The House at the Edge of the Universe
Age 6+ Includes workshop on 28th at 4pm
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 July
Mission Impudseyable
Canine winners of Britain’s Got Talent Ashleigh & Pudsey.
The Lowry, Salford Quays

Saturday 30 July, 2.30pm
Bad Guys – It’s just GOT to be more fun being a baddie!
Show for kids ages 5–11
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Sunday 31 July, 10am – 5pm
Museum Mouse meets Superhero
Find out which Superheroes Museum Mouse has met in the galleries
Stockport Museum