Tag: family-fun

Bury’d Treasure

Arrr you ready? Anchors away!

What Is Bury’d Treasure?

Bury’d Treasure is a pirate adventure game that’s perfect for families to have fun together in Bury this summer.

When Does The Adventure Start?

The Bury’d Treasure trails will be ready and waiting for you to discover every single day between 1st July and 1st September 2019.

How Much Does It Cost?

The event is completely FREE and there are loads of prizes to win!

Where Are We Heading?

There are eight different routes to explore all across Bury:

  • Clarence Park, Bury
  • Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom
  • Close Park, Radcliffe (this is now closed due to work in the park)
  • Kirklees Trail, Tottington
  • Prestwich Clough
  • Phillips Park, Whitefield
  • Burrs Country Park, Bury
  • Outwood Trail, Radcliffe

How it all works…

Each walk you go on will take you past seven simple puzzles (some are really easy to spot, but you’ll need to look harder to find the others). Once you find a puzzle, you need to work out the answer (this will be a letter or number)

Once you’ve collected all seven answers, get your captain (parent or guardian) to key in the solution on the site HERE.

But that’s not all! Every time you go exploring and enter your solution, you’ll go into our Bury’d Treasure prize draw for each weekly prize and a big prize at the end of the adventure. Don’t forget to tell your captain! Each solution has to be entered by sundown on the Sunday (that’s midnight to them) of each week.

WHAT'S ON IN BURY - Bury'd Treasure Winner Selection

To start your adventure:

Get a grown up to register on the website!

Pick where you want to go looking for treasure! Download and print the map HERE! Anchors away!

Complete as many as you can to be in with a chance to win some treasure! Pirates always like to show evidence of their trails, so get your captain (parent or guardian) to send us some pictures of your quest for treasure.

Set sail and enjoy!


WHAT'S ON IN BURY - Imagination Station

Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is well known in Bury due to its Pop Up Shops in the Mill Gate.  However, did you know they now have their very own shop?

You no longer need to wait until their next pop up, you can now let your creative juices run wild whenever you like!

What’s On Offer?

The shop is stocked from top to bottom full of gifts from candles, photo frames, balloons and personalised hampers!

There are pots to paint, wooden animals, dream catchers, solar systems, fancy dress to make and many more!  There really is something for everyone.  Just decide what you’d like to create, leave it with them to dry briefly and its ready to take home the same day!

What’s more, there is no need to book!  Just drop in!

Drop-In Sessions


The Imagination Station has many drop-in sessions available, including:

  • Paint a pot
  • Make Slime
  • Create costumes
  • Fairy Doors
  • Unicorns & Mermaids
  • Dragons & Dinosaurs
  • Crochet Workshops
  • Flower Arranging



Baby & Pre-School Sessions

Bring the little ones along for some messy play fun Mondays to Wednesdays in the mornings.

CLUBS & CLASSES IN BURY - Imagination Station Baby & Pre-School Sessions

Summer Events & Activities

The Imagination Station has so many wonderful events planned for the Summer holidays, you will be spoilt for choice in choosing how to keep the kids busy… and yourself!


The Imagination Station host kids parties too!  They vary from ultimate slime parties, pamper & sparkle parties and themed activity parties.

They have an amazing party room upstairs where there is plenty of room for your private event, and they can even provide the party food if you wish.

WHAT'S ON IN BURY - Imagination Station Party Room

Treat The Kids

So, the next time you’re shopping and the kids are bickering, or driving you mad, promise to treat them when the shopping is done.  Give the kids (and yourself) something to look forward to!  Enjoy!

WHAT'S ON IN BURY - Imagination Station George's Dinosaur


Find further details for the Imagination Station HERE and contact them at

WHAT'S ON IN BURY - Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Bury libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this Summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

What Is The Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow, and read, any six library books over the Summer.  The theme for 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children will team up with futuristic family, The Rockets, for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens.

As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.  By adding these stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help The Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

How To Take Part

All children need to do is sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

When Does It Start?

Space Chase launches in library across Bury on 13th July and run until 7th September.


There are fun events over the Summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, including:-

  • Ramsbottom Library on 31st July
  • Bury Library on 13th August
  • Prestwich Library on 14th August
  • Radcliffe Library on 21st August

Click the links above for full details of each event

All children who complete the challenge will be entered into a prize draw, and the Bury School with the highest percentage of their pupils completing the challenge will win a visit from Craig Bradley – ‘That Poetry Bloke’ the hilarious performance poet.


Further details regarding the Summer Reading Challenge can be found HERE.

WHAT'S ON IN BURY - Dad's Go Free At Gullivers World

Dad’s Go Free At Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World is open as normal this Father’s Day Weekend, however, they are allowing Dads to go free!

The offer is available on both Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June when accompanied by one full paying person.

Book your tickets to visit Gulliver’s World in Warrington online HERE

Further information can be found HERE


Gulliver’s World

WHAT'S ON IN MANCHESTER - Gulliver's World Dads go free!



Following last year’s amazing success of MakeFest, the hands-on festival returns to the Museum of Science and Industry, and continues through May Half Term with the introduction of Tinkertastic!

This is your chance to get hands-on, make, try, discover and experiment.

The Museum of Science & Industry will be presenting a Science Showdown introducing famous inventors.  You could even volunteer as part of the live experiments before voting for your favourite maker at the end of the show.

Made Up Machines

Sign up for the workshop and, working as a team, create the component parts of a mega machine.  Will you be able to make it work?

Build A Band

Take part in this drop in activity where you can learn how to make musical instruments from rubbish, before taking part in the crazy orchestra.



MakeFest 2019

MakeFest returns for another weekend of tinkering, testing, coding and creating.

The event allows kids to get hands-on with dozens of DIY activities presented by engineers, coders, artists, hackers, makers and scientists.

Included in the events are:

  • build a bridge with the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • find out how circuits work
  • solder your own badge with the help of the Gadget Factory team
  • drive a lunar buggy
  • help to make a chain reaction machine
  • play music with colours
  • code robots
  • magnificient Meccano machines
  • make musical instruments from rubbish

Some of the events are timed as below: –

Gadget Factory

Times: 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 14:30pm and 15:45pm

Solder your own light-up badge during this one hour workshop.  You will work one adult to one child, making the badge together.  Tickets can be booked at the Information Desk.

This event is a one hour workshop aimed at age 8+ and is free.

Chain Reaction

Times: 10:30am, 11:45am, 13:30pm, 14:45pm and 16:00pm

This event is held in the Textiles Gallery and will show you how to create a chain reaction machine which will set off a party popper.  You will need to register for this event.

This event is a one hour workshop aimed at ages 5+ and is free.

Bridge Building

Times: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 14:15pm and 15:45pm

This event will be held in the Upper Yard and you will learn how to build a bridge with the help of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  The bridge will only take approximately 45 minutes and will be strong enough to walk on.  This activity is dependent on good weather so cross your fingers!  You will need to register for this event.

This is a one hour workshop aimed at ages 8+ and is free.


25th May – 2nd June


Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend

Try tennis for free at this year’s Nature Valley’s Big Tennis Weekend events.

There will be various different coaching sessions available, free of charge, with expert coaching teams.

There will be sessions to suit the whole family, including:

  • Mini Tennis Sessions
  • Family Time
  • Free Play
  • Cardio Tennis and many more!

No equipment will be needed as this will be provided at the events.

There are numerous local events to be held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019, then Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June, followed by Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July 2019.  Click on the links below for further details of each event:

Saturday 18th May 2019

Holcombe Brook Sports Club

Prestwich Cricket Tennis & Bowling Club

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2019

David Lloyd Club, Bolton

David Lloyd Club, Manchester North

David Lloyd Club, Manchester Trafford City

29th & 30th June 2019

Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019

David Lloyd Club, Bolton

David Lloyd Club, Manchester North

Sunday 21st July 2019

David Lloyd Club, Manchester Trafford City

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Further details of the Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend events can be found HERE

WHAT'SONINBURY RamsbottomChocolateFestival

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival – 6th-7th April 2019

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival returns this weekend for its 11th year.

There will be stalls and entertainment: –

  • Market Place and Civic Hall will host a fun truck, hot food and drinks plus an indoor food and craft market.
  • Bridge Street will hold a chocolate market featuring artisan chocolate makers with food and gift stalls.
  • Church Gardens will feature a chocolate market with gift stalls, hot food and drink.

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival Image

When: Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 10am – 4pm

Where: Market Place, Ramsbottom BL0 9HT

There will be a park and ride operating from Woodhey High School.

Further information can be found

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WHAT'SONINBURY TheBigTennisWeekendPrestwich

The Big Tennis Weekend

Come and join in the fun this weekend at St Mary’s Park for free coach led tennis sessions.

2pm – 3pm Coach led session
3pm – 3:30pm Open play for all

Register online at

Where: St Mary’s Park, Bury New Road, Prestwich M25 9LU

Cost: Free