Weekend Guide

Take a look at all the family and kids activities and events in, and around, Bury this weekend.

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th December

 

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...
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...
Mill Gate Santa’s Grotto – 25th November-24th December 2018 - Santa, and his little helpers, are ready to meet you in his grotto at the Mill Gate. Bring your little ones along to meet Santa and receive a special gift. Santa’s grotto is situated inside the Mill Gate outside Waterstones bookstore. Cost: £4.50 (with...
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
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...
Santa’s Grotto, The Rock – 24th November – 24th December 2018 - Meet Santa in his new Grotto at The Rock from 24th November. Admission is free and includes a free chocolate lolly. Photos and gifts available at additional cost Saturdays: 10am – 5pm Sundays: 12pm – 4pm Mondays: 10am – 5pm (commencing 17th December) Tuesdays:...
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...
Bolton Winter Festival – 8th December-6th January 2019 - Bolton Winter Festival has returned, and will be in the town centre until 6th January 2019. The Festival includes: – Ice Rink Festival Teepees Santa’s Grotto Ice Rink The ice rink is open to all ages and abilities.  It is under cover so no...
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...
Victoria Wood Exhibition – 15th December 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 – 15th December 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
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. When: 12pm – 3pm Where: The Elton High School, Walshaw Road, Bury BL8 1RN Contact: 0161 763 1434  
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...
Seasonal Crafts – 15th-16th December 2018 - Come to the base and make seasonal crafts, buy wooden gifts, and enjoy seasonal refreshments. Free entry When: 10am – 4pm Where: Nuttall Park, Nuttall Hall Road, Ramsbottom BL0 9LU
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...
Ramsbottom Christmas Markets – 15th-16th December 2018 - This weekend sees the return of the popular Christmas Markets in Ramsbottom. There will be a festive street market along Bridge Street and at Church Gardens with food and gift sellers, hot street food, mulled wine and entertainment. There will also be an indoor...
Besses Boys Band Christmas Concert – 16th December 2018 - Come along to the Besses Boys Band Christmas Concert this weekend. There is free admission, tombola, raffle and licensed bar. When: Doors Open 1:30pm, Concert starts at 2pm Where: Longfield Suite, Prestwich M25 1AY
Vue Cinema Bury – Mini Mornings 15th-16th December 2018 - PAW Patrol: Big Screen Takeover Nick Jr. is returningto Vue with 6 new PAW Patrol adventures. Pups Save The Kitty Rescue Crew Pups Save The Hum-Mover Pups Save A Cat Burglar It’s Pie Swap Day Pups Save An Underground Chicken Pups Save Heady Humdinger...
Great Run Local – 16th December 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

 

 

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