Events Calendar

Manchester Christmas Markets – 9th November – 22nd December 2018 - It’s officially the countdown to Christmas… the Christmas Markets return to Manchester tomorrow! Manchester will once again be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland for the 19th year.  Spanning across the City Centre there will be an amazing selection of old, and new, traders...
Pop-Up Adventure Play – 23rd November 2018 - Pop Up Adventure Playgrounds bring child-directed play to the area. There will be the opportunity to: – make dens explore create have fun The events will be running twice a month, in connection with Friday Food Night.  Adults can enjoy the Food Night, while...
Walking With The Snowman – 23rd November 2018 – 6th January 2019 - To celebrate the Snowman’s 40th anniversary Wild in Art is working with Penguin Ventures to produce Walking with the Snowman at MediaCityUK. This festive event comprises of 12 giant Snowmen, painted by artists which will be displayed throughout MediaCityUK from 22 November until 06...
Mini Mornings – Disney’s Christopher Robin – 24th-25th November 2018 - A working class family man, Christopher Robin, is under pressure from work to cancel his family plans, until his old friend Winnie the Pooh comes to his rescue. Cost: £2.49 When: 10am Where: Vue Cinema, The Rock, Bury
Santa Special – 24th-25th November 2018 - Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West! WHAT’S INCLUDED? Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the...
Bolton’s Winter Weekend – 24th-25th November 2018 - Enjoy the Winter Wonderland fun this weekend in Bolton.  The event will include: – Fun fair rides Food Stalls Entertainment Santa’s Grotto Sweets Ice Rink Mascots Kids activities Special guest appearances from Mickey & Friends In support of Bolton Hospice and Boot Out Breast...
Bury Grammar Schools’ Christmas Market – 24th November 2018 - Come along to Bury Grammar School to enjoy fun with Father Christmas, games, tombola and mince pies. There will be over 50 specialist vendors offering a huge range of goods including: – jewellery beauty ballet flowers food Christmas candles cards hand crafted wooden gifts...
Victoria Wood Exhibition – 24th November 2018 - A new exhibition featuring lots of scripts, costumes, and awards will be on display at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre. When: 10am – 4:30pm Where: Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DR Full details of the event can be...
The Faery Trails – 24th November 2018 - A magical experience by Lucas Chih-Peng Kao showcasing a new series of films alongside previous work. The exhibition will run until 23rd February 2019 Contact: 0161 253 5878 When: 10am – 4:30pm Where: Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DR
Autumn Fair – 24th November 2018 - Local parent volunteers are hosting an Autumn Fair at St. Margaret’s Church Hall in Prestwich. The fair is in aid of Home-Start Bury and Manchester-based charity. The fair will feature: a raffle (prizes include restaurant vouchers, handcrafted gifts and many more) Cake stalls Giftware...
Ladies Night – 24th November 2018 - Radcliffe Borough presents Ladies Night Part 5 The night will include: – The Full Monty Cocktail Bar Licenced Bar Live Music Contact: 07925 868870 / 07925 868864 Cost: £10 (Advanced tickets only) When: 7pm Til Late Where: Radcliffe Borough Football Club, Stainton Park, Colshaw...
Santa’s Grotto, The Rock – 24th November 2018 - Meet Santa in his new Grotto at The Rock from 24th November. Where: 1 Goodall Street, Bury BL9 0JY
Santa’s Arrival Parade & Grotto Opening – 24th November 2018 - Santa will be welcomed to The Rock in style this year in a special Santa’s Arrival Parade on Saturday 24th November. Grab one of the elf hats and follow Santa and his helpers in a parade around The Rock, joined by Carol Godby’s Theatre...
I Shout For The Fall – 24th November 2018 - Exhibition at Bury Art Museum in conjunction with Design Manchester 18, a range of creative responses to words written by Mark E Smith from the Fall.  Designers and image makers invited to create original artwork for the show based on a single line from...
Bleakholt Open Day – 25th November 2018 - Come along to the Open Day at Bleakholt, take a look around and enjoy the activities. The Open Day will include the Grand Opening of the new kennel block by Gemma Atkinson at 1pm. There will be: – The Owls Trust Rides Face Painter...
Run Heaton Park – 25th November 2018 - Race at Manchester’s Heaton Park 5K, 10K or half marathon this weekend. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this RunBritain licensed race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best.  There will be music, refreshments and a fantastic Heaton Park medal....
Liv’s Trust Tea Dance & Variety Show – 25th November 2018 - Come along and join in the fun at Liv’s Trust 1st year anniversary. The first half of the show will be an elegant tea dance including experienced dancers.  Afternoon tea will be served by the Elizabeth Suite. The second half of the evening will...
Mill Gate Santa’s Grotto – 25th November-24th December 2018 - There will be a glamorous Snow Queen who is chasing a naughty Robin around Mill Gate.  There will be music, comedy and a bit of dancing too. There will also be a pair of Christmas angels on stilts, Mr Scrooge & Mr Scratchit plus...
Great Run Local – 25th November 2018 - Free weekly timed 2K and 5K run open to all ages and abilities.  Meet at the caravan park. Register for your free wristband online here When: 9:30am Where: Burrs Country Park, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 7DH
Coca-Cola Christmas Truck – 28th November 2018 - This year will be the 8th year the Coca-Cola Truck has toured Great Britain. Visit the truck in a glittering Winter Wonderland setting and enjoy a free 150ml can of Coca-Cola zero sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola. When: 12pm – 8pm Where: Asda Eastlands,...
Lowercroft Primary School Christmas Fair – 30th November 2018 - Join in the festive fun at Lowercroft Primary School’s Christmas Fair. Fun at the event will include: – Fun and games, Choir Raffle Bar Food Santa’s Grotto Secret shopping room When: 6pm – 8:30pm Where: Lowercroft Primary School, Ashington Drive, Bury BL8 2TS
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs – 1st-30th December 2018 - The tale of Snow White is a pantomime classic. When the Queen’s Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the ‘fairest in the land’, her wicked and jealous stepmother sends her off with the Huntsman to the forest! Snow White escapes and comes across the cottage...
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe – 1st December 2018 - The Summerseat Players present the much loved ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis. Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Cost: £10.50 + booking fee To book: Buy your tickets online here When: 7:45pm Where: Theatre Royal, Smithy Street, Ramsbottom...
Santa Special – 1st-2nd December 2018 - Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West! WHAT’S INCLUDED? Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the...
Stick Man – 1st December 2018-6th January 2019 -   Scamp Theatre are set to bring Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ to life this Christmas at The Lowry! After going for a jog one morning, Stick Man encounters a bounding dog, who just wants to play fetch with him.  What follows is a series...
Santa’s Christmas Grotto – 1st-23rd December - Write a letter to Santa, sing with the elf, listen to a story from Santa and receive an early Christmas present from the big man himself. Booking essential. Book online here Contact: 0161 724 0585 Where: Newbank Garden Centre, Bury Road, Radcliffe M26 2WX
Bury Mayor’s Christmas Fayre – 1st December 2018 - Get in the festive spirit at Bury Mayor’s Christmas Fayre where you can enjoy: – Christmas Carols Christmas Crafts Stalls Raffle Mince Pies & Brownies All proceeds go to the Mayor’s Charities. Entrance: £1 When: 10am – 2pm Where: The Fusilier Museum, Moss Street,...
Who Let The Dad’s Out? – 1st December 2018 - Monthly drop-in session for Dad’s (all male carers welcome) to bring the kids along to play in a safe, friendly environment.  The kids have fun while the Dad’s are free to socialise, enjoy a brew and a bacon butty. Stay for as long as...
Red Bank Christmas Fair – 1st December 2018 - Come along and join in the fun at Red Bank Christmas Fair! Fun on the day will include: – Toys Craft stall Guess the teddy’s name Guess the weight of the Christmas cake When: 11am – 3pm Where: Red Bank, Lowe Street, Radcliffe M26...
Messy Morning With Santa – 1st December 2018 - Join in the fun at Waterfold Farm for a morning of crafts with the big man himself. Help Santa create a magic post box for all the children’s letters to go in so they can be sent to the North Pole. Other crafts include...
The Rock Express – 1st-31st December 2018 - All aboard the Rock Express! Take a trip aboard the Rock Express this Christmas.  The free land train will be transporting festive shoppers between Peel Monument (by the Church) and St John’s Square (opposite Costa at The Rock) every day. When: 10am – 4pm...
Christmas Experience – 1st & 2nd December 2018 - Come and enjoy this amazing Christmas Experience at Cockfields Farm. This is a magical festive event packed full of wonderful activities including: – Elves Workshop – make your own teddy Write and post letter to Santa Visit the North Pole Sweet Shop Mrs Claus’...
Christmas Fair – 2nd December 2018 - Come along to the Christmas Fair which is the annual fundraiser in memory of Archie & Ayla. There will be: – Crafts Santa’s Grotto Face Painting Stalls Refreshments Raffle All money raised will go to 4Louis Charity who support bereaved families. When: 2:30pm –...
Aladdin – 5th-8th December 2018 - All Saint’s A.O.S proudly presents their family pantomime Aladdin from 5th-8th December. Cost: Adults £10, Children/ Concessions £8, Family Ticket (2 Adults/ 2 Children) £30 When: Saturday matinee – 2pm,  Evening performances – 7pm. Where: Manna House, Irwell Street, Bury BL9 0NE Contact: allsaintselton@gmail.com/...
Ladies Evening Dinner – 7th December 2018 - Come along to the Ladies Evening Dinner and enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival , a three course dinner, live entertainment and a 10% shopping discount. Contact: 01204 883048 Cost: £29.95 When: 7pm Where: Summerseat Garden Centre, Railway Street, Bury BL9 5QD  
Winter Funland – 7th December 2018 – 1st January 2019 - Winter Funland 2018 will be returning to EventCity to bring the largest indoor Winter Wonderland again. Visit Santa and his live reindeer in his grotto, have a go at ice skating in the huge incredible indoor rink, check out the exciting circus or perhaps...
Bury Football Club Under 18’s Christmas Party – 7th December 2018 - Bury Football Club are holding an Under 18’s Christmas Party in the social club. The event gives the younger family members the opportunity to enjoy the festive fun in a safe environment. Please note this is a ticket only event. Cost: £12 When: 7pm...
Cinderella – 8th-30th December 2018 - Our must-see, magical family pantomime stars Coronation Street’s Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan) and TV presenter, comedian and actor Les Dennis as the Ugly Sisters, alongside popstar turned theatre star Gareth Gates as Prince Charming. Joining them are CBBC’s Shannon Flynn (Dani’s Castle, Friday Download,...
Santa Special – 8th-9th December 2018 - Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West! WHAT’S INCLUDED? Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the...
Breakfast With Santa – 8th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Christmas Experience – 8th & 9th December 2018 - Come and enjoy this amazing Christmas Experience at Cockfields Farm. This is a magical festive event packed full of wonderful activities including: – Elves Workshop – make your own teddy Write and post letter to Santa Visit the North Pole Sweet Shop Mrs Claus’...
Elf Afternoon Tea – 9th December 2018 - Come and have some pre-Christmas fun, meet our elf and take an elfie! Fun on the day will include: – decorate a gingerbread cookie make Christmas decorations play party games enjoy afternoon tea Parents/ carers can also enjoy the fun by sampling some mulled...
Breakfast With Santa – 8th & 9th December 2018 - Come along to Toby Carvery to enjoy breakfast with Santa this weekend. Little ones will enjoy a cooked breakfast and drink for £4.99 plus a gift from Santa (available to children under 12).  Children must be accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an...
Bury FC Christmas Craft Fair – 9th December 2018 - Come along and join in the festive fun at Bury Football Club’s Christmas Craft Fair.  An opportunity to treat yourself or tick some Christmas gifts off the list. Cost: £20 per stall, £2 entry per family When: 12pm – 3pm Where: Bury FC Social...
Trewan Sands Christmas Market – 9th December 2018 - Come along to the Christmas Market on the Piazza outside the Bridge Tavern. There will also be a Fun Day and Children’s Christmas party. When: 11am Where: The Bridge Tavern, 6-8 Blackburn Street, Radcliffe M26 1WW
Breakfast With Santa – 9th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Bury Football Club Christmas Lunch – 13th December 2018 - Join Bury FC at the Village Hotel for their annual Christmas Lunch. ‘Eat, Drink and Be Bury!’ Cost: £29.50 per ticket When: 12pm – 4pm Where: The Village Hotel, Waterfold Business Park, Rochdale Road, Bury BL9 7BQ Book your tickets to the event here or...
Tea With Santa – 10th-14th December 2018 - Book your child’s place at the table with Santa where they can enjoy a tasty home cooked tea of chicken nuggets, chips and beans (vegetarian option also available) with a mince pie and hot drink for the adults. The kids then get to meet...
Experitots – 14th December 2018 - These relaxed sessions are held at the Museum of Science & Industry.  They are ideal for toddlers and their adults to encourage play, explore and experiment through songs, play and multi-sensory fun. Monthly sessions aged 1-4 When: 10:30am – 12pm Where: Museum of Science...
Pop Up Adventure Play – 14th December 2018 - Pop Up Adventure Playgrounds bring child-directed play to the area. There will be the opportunity to: – make dens explore create have fun The events will be running twice a month, in connection with Friday Food Night.  Adults can enjoy the Food Night, while...
Santa Special – 15th-16th December 2018 - Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West! WHAT’S INCLUDED? Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the...
Christmas Party – 15th December 2018 - Buddy’s For Children With Autism in Bury are having their Christmas Party and everyone is welcome! Tickets can be bought from Buddy’s For Children With Autism, 8 The Rock, Bury BL9 0NT Fun on the day will include: – Christmas Music and Dancing Colouring...
Breakfast With Santa – 15th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Elton High School Christmas Fair – 15th December 2019 - Elton High School are to hold a Christmas Fair to raise funds for a new 3G pitch facility at the school. Further details to follow. Where: The Elton High School, Walshaw Road, Bury BL8 1RN Contact: 0161 763 1434  
Cockfields Christmas Experience -15th & 16th December 2018 - Magical Christmas Experience The magical experience is a journey to the North Pole which includes: – a visit to the Elves Workshop to make your own bear to take home take a trip to the North Pole Post Office to write your Christmas List...
Breakfast With Santa – 15th & 16th December 2018 - Come along to Toby Carvery to enjoy breakfast with Santa this weekend. Little ones will enjoy a cooked breakfast and drink for £4.99 plus a gift from Santa (available to children under 12).  Children must be accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an...
Children’s Christmas Party – 16th December 2018 - Come and join in the fun at Woodbank Cricket Club’s Children’s Christmas Party. There will be fun and games with Pirate Dan the entertainer, food, a visit from a very special guest and a present for each child The party is aimed at children...
Breakfast With Santa – 16th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Breakfast With Santa – 17th-21st December 2018 - Get your tickets booked to have breakfast with Santa, including: – Beans on toast, juice and yoghurt for the little ones Hot drink and bacon/ sausage butty for the adults. Enjoy fun in the snow globe before visiting Santa and receiving a gift. Tickets...
Tea With Santa – 17th-20th December 2018 - Book your child’s place at the table with Santa where they can enjoy a tasty home cooked tea of chicken nuggets, chips and beans (vegetarian option also available) with a mince pie and hot drink for the adults. The kids then get to meet...
Lily And The Christmas Snow Bear – 20th-24th December 2018 - There are just two more sleeps until Christmas and it’s starting to snow! Lily loves to play in the snow – so she sets off to explore. But when she discovers a trail of soft little footprints, she finds a baby snow bear. Will...
Tea With Santa – 20th-21st December 2018 - Get your tickets booked to have tea with Santa, including: – Chicken nuggets, chips and beans and juice for the little ones Hot drink and cake for the adults. Enjoy fun in the snow globe before visiting Santa and receiving a gift. Tickets are...
Santa Special – 21st-24th December 2018 - Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West! WHAT’S INCLUDED? Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the...
Funtastic Christmas Party – 21st December 2018 - Join Funtastic for a Christmas party where the little ones will enjoy fun on the soft play, reindeer hunt game, a visit to see Santa and a gift to take home.  A buffet tea is also included. This is a ticket only event.  Book...
Breakfast With Santa – 22nd December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Breakfast With Santa – 22nd & 23rd December 2018 - Come along to Toby Carvery to enjoy breakfast with Santa this weekend. Little ones will enjoy a cooked breakfast and drink for £4.99 plus a gift from Santa (available to children under 12).  Children must be accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an...
Bury FC Children’s Christmas Party – 23rd December 2018 - Bury Football Club will be hosting this Christmas Party for the little ones. Cost: £5 per child (up to age 12) When: 12pm – 3pm Where: Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane, Bury BL9 7BQ Book your tickets here or ring 0161 764 4881, option 2
Christmas Movie Drive-In – 23rd December 2018 - Get in the festive spirit at the Bury Football Club Christmas Movie Drive-In! On Sunday 23rd December, Bury FC will be showing: – 3pm – Polar Express – buy your tickets here 5:10pm – Home Alone – buy your tickets here 7:25pm – Love Actually –...
Breakfast With Santa – 23rd December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Christmas Experience – 22nd – 24th December 2018 - Come and enjoy this amazing Christmas Experience at Cockfields Farm. This is a magical festive event packed full of wonderful activities including: – Elves Workshop – make your own teddy Write and post letter to Santa Visit the North Pole Sweet Shop Mrs Claus’...
Breakfast With Santa – 24th December 2018 - Get your tickets booked to have breakfast with Santa, including: – Beans on toast, juice and yoghurt for the little ones Hot drink and bacon/ sausage butty for the adults. Enjoy fun in the snow globe before visiting Santa and receiving a gift. Tickets...
Bed Time Story With Santa – 24th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy an evening of fun with Santa. The event will include making ‘Magic Reindeer Dust’ to take away so Santa knows where to go, take away a box with carrots and cookies for Santa and...
Peel Tower Open Day – 26th December 2018 - Climb the steps of the Tower to enjoy the views of our beautiful countryside.  Take in the views as far as Blackpool and Wales on clear days. The flag will be flying when the Tower is open. When: Approx 10am Where: Holcombe Hill, Ramsbottom, Bury BL8...
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz – 4th-31st December 2018 - Follow the yellow brick road to the Macron Stadium this Christmas to enjoy the magical story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and Toto need to find their way home and, along with their friends – Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Lion, they set...
New Year’s Eve Family Party – 31st December 2018 - Join in the New Year celebrations at Bury Football Club’s Family Party. Cost: £10 Adults, £6 Children, Under 3’s free When: 7:30pm – 1am Where: Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane, Bury BL9 9HR Book your tickets here or ring 0161 764 4881, option 2

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