Last updated 15 August 2019
Don't miss out on a summer of great events in Stockport
If you’re looking for great events and activities for children and families this summer, look no further than Stockport!
There’s a wide range of fun, low-cost activities taking place across the town centre and borough, for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Activities will include exhibitions ranging from the outlandish to the super stylish as well as frog trails, history explorer events, craft workshops and food shows.
Here’s just a taste of what’s happening:
• Stockport’s Giant Leap Frog Art Trail (until 28th September) – Stockport Frogs is a trail of 19 giant frogs designed by local artists across the town centre
• Summer Reading Challenge – The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge.
• Merseybay (until 31st August) – The free outdoor beach in Merseyway is back! Build some sandcastles or sit back and relax in a deckchair and grab a bite to eat from the food huts, which will be selling seaside dishes including fish and chips.
• Emergency Services Day (23rd August) – Head down to St Peter’s Square for face painting, mascots, competitions and most even the stocks to soak the Sergeant with wet sponges.
• Stockport Food and Drink Festival (from 6th September) - A 3-day festival with over 70 traders plus a live Cookery Theatre with Simon Rimmer. Mr Bloom and his vegetables will be around on the Sunday to thrill the youngsters with their show.
• Fun in the Park at Alexandra Park (29th August) – The pop-up holiday club has lots of games and crafts for children with a double-decker bus decked out with video games and a climbing wall to name a few.
• Heaton Norris Park Fun Day (17th August) – Get stuck in activities from fairground rides, a bubbles man, sports programme, a bouncy castle, face painting and more.
• Bramall Hall offers daily activities for children throughout the holidays, including Dragon Tales events, brass rubbing and family tours, all of which are a great way for young visitors and families to explore the Hall. All free with standard admission.
• Weekly Storytime events across libraries in the borough. Suitable for pre-school children.
And for those wanting to enjoy the summer sun, why not head to one of the many great parks available across Stockport.
Councillor David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council said: “There’s so much going on across Stockport this summer come rain or shine. From taking advantage of the summer break by getting outdoors in one of Stockport’s outdoor park events to getting stuck into a space chase in the Summer Reading Challenge at one of our many libraries – there’s something for everyone.”
Find out more about all these events as well as others taking place on our events page.