Monday, 23 June 2008

Cheshire Steam Fair, July 12 & 13

The Cheshire Steam Fair is on the weekend of the 12/13th July.

Rachel, who is mother of Noah says... "My son LOVES steam and he loves trains and all that shizzle."

And who doesn't, man! Here are the details...

The show is on both days, 10am to 5pm and tickets cost £6 for adults, Under 16’s £3 and Family Tickets £15. I'm guessing that toddlers / u3s are free, but don't quote me.

There's not a huge amount of info about what's on but click here for updates. So far promised highlights include steam engines, fairground organs, classic and vintage cars and trucks (vintage trucks are SOOOO AMAZING SEE ABOVE), old motorcycles, tractors, engines and somethig called an 'autojumble' too!

There will also be a children’s corner and old time rides as well as a modern funfair. Come on.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Feast! and an actual Carpet Of Flowers

Oh ho... those lovely people who brought us Feast! (the picnic in Platt Fields park last weekend) are getting ready to put on another couple of fabulous kid-friendly events.

Now I wouldnt normally be quite so effusive when it comes to outdoor, kiddy events (wet faces/ wet hair/ mud/ nowhere to change nappies/ bug-filled falafels... ) but Feast! was excellent last weekend, and i reckon that the forthcoming 'Tall Tales in the White Tent' , a kids event put on by Nicole et Martin Circus 21 to 25 August, and Carpet Of Flowers in Albert Square on 16 to 20 July on should be just as good too.

Particularly Carpet Of Flowers. (hayfever sufferers excepted, of course....)

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Disco for babies, with DJ Mr Scruff

Called Music Baby! this new 3 hour (!) under fives dance session takes place at The Lowry

on the following dates... Sat 5 July 2008 – Sold out, Sun 7 Sept, Sun 5 Oct and Sun 2 Nov and stars DJ and music finder, Mr Scruff on the decks, alongside Elliot Eastwick, of pub quiz and local radio fame.

Genres covered are set to include Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Indie, Punk, Reggae, Latin, African, Disco, House and Funk. Meanwhile there will be visuals, a dance teacher, games, a buggie park food for sale, and the all-important bar.

1pm - 4pm, Tickets: £10, £7.50, £30 family ticket
Prices include healthy nibbles for the kids
Salford residents receive a 10% discount on tickets

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

PIRATE SCHOOL theatre show, this sat. 2.30pm.

Pirate School is coming to the waterside arts centre in Sale. Okay, so being a more centrally located bod lacking the millions one requires to reside in Sale, i don't spend a huge amount of time in the suburb, but this arts centre does put on a frighteningly good array of stuff for kids... in coming months they've got a kids stand up comedian, this show, various performing arts workshops aimed specifically at young people, and their adult programme isn't shy of great too, with singing workshops and such like for beginners too. Just the kind of thing to indulge in over summer, before winter makes you want to lock the door and never come out. sorry. that'll just be me, but it looks good allllll round.