Events during the summer holidays 2022

As the school summer holidays begin, we wanted to provide information on a few events taking place around Gatley and Whalley Range, which our Honeybear families may like to attend:

Gatley Festival – 3rd July 12pm-5pm: There will be lots of entertainment and stalls – and come find the Honeybear team who will be providing baby-changing facilities as well as colouring-in for little ‘uns!

A Fairytale Summer at Dunham Massey – 23rd July until early September

There will be lots of events taking place at Dunham Massey, inspired by fairytales.  From stringed-musical happenings on the lawn, to cosy literature-laden children’s stories in the Orangery, daily activities and events add that little bit of fairy dust to the proceedings.   There is also a one-off performance of Cinderella in the Dunham Massey Gardens on Saturday 13th August.  For the latest information check out Dunham Massey’s Facebook page: or their Instagram: Massey

Tatton Park

There are lots of different types of events taking place over the summer at Tatton Park.  Find out about their events at their website, by clicking here.  This includes:

2nd July – Pigs Galore at the Farm: a chance to learn about the Park’s rare breeds, including feeding, caring and breeding; and a chance to get hands on with these adorable animals!

10th July & 6th August – Kidchella: a mini music festival taking place early afternoon, with tribute acts: Little Mix, Ariana & Taylor Swift, as well as face-painting, children’s workshops and roaming entertainers.

16th & 29th July & 4th August – Princess Party: an interactive show filled with your favourite Princess sing-along hits, with glitter stations, photo opportunities, children’s workshops and lots more!

26th July – 26th August – Summer Farm Fun: A daily programme of events and activities at the farm will entertain the children this summer! The Maize Maze is back!

14th August – Fun Dog Show: Ten novelty classes to enter, including Cutest Puppy, Waggiest Tail and Golden Oldie, plus a fun agility course at this year’s fun Dog Show at the farm.

Didsbury Family Fun Day – 17th July 11am-4pm at Didsbury Sports Ground: a free event, with a variety of stalls and entertainment for all the family!

Peppa Pig – my first concert – 30th July at Bridgewater Hall: is a fun, interactive introduction to a live orchestra for children aged 18 months and older. Click here for more information.

The Gruffalo is playing at Salford Quays throughout the summer.  Click here for more information.

Play Day Festival – 3rd August 10am-2pm at Whitworth Park: Community Play day celebrating Our Year Event at Whitworth Park. Fun for all the family with lots of child- friendly activities.

Fun Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine – 6th & 7th August: Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at East Lancashire Railway. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.  Click here for more information.