FREE and Cheap Summer Activities in Tameside

Whilst I have been Out and About, I have searched high and low for all the FREE things going on this summer holidays! Check out the ever growing list! Keep checking back as I’ll regularly update as and when activities are announced!

Mischief Makers library Summer Reading Challenge

Fun, free, friendly activities in all Tameside Libraries for children taking part in Mischief Makers including treasure hunts, crafts and games.  Activities are aimed at children aged 4-11 and their parents and carers, there’s no need to book, just come along on the day.

Crazy Characters

Monday 30 July 10.30 – 11.30 am Stalybridge Library

Thursday 2 August 2.15 – 3.15 pm Hattersley Library

Friday 3 August 10.30 – 11.30 am Denton Library

Friday 3 August 2.30 – 3.30 pm Tameside Central Library

Bound for Beanotown

Tuesday 7 August 10.45 – 11.45 am Dukinfield Library

Wednesday 8 August 2.00 – 3.00 pm Hyde Library

Thursday 9 August 10.30 – 11.30 am Droylsden Library

Friday 10 August 10.30 – 11.30 am Mossley Library

Making Mischief

Monday 13 August 10.30 – 11.30 am Stalybridge Library

Thursday 16 August 2.15 – 3.15 pm Hattersley Library

Friday 17 August 10.30 – 11.30 am Denton Library

Friday 17 August 2.30 – 3.30 pm Tameside Central Library

Comic Creations

Tuesday 21 August 10.45 – 11.45 am Dukinfield Library

Wednesday 22 August 2.00 – 3.00 pm Hyde Library

Thursday 23 August 10.30 – 11.30 am Droylsden Library

Friday 24 August 10.30 – 11.30 am Mossley Library

 

Meet Tommy Atkins

Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th August, 11am-3pm

Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 0QA

Come and meet Tommy and find out how he lived, fought and died in the Great War.

 

Make, Do and Play

Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 0QA

Every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays there will be artist led craft activities for all ages. £1 per child. 11am-3pm drop in session.

 

Nature Bioblitz

Thursday 2nd August, 11am-3pm

Stamford Park (and near Boating Lake) Stalybridge, SK15 1QZ

Find and identify as many birds, bugs, beasties and plants as we can. Family outdoor and craft activities throughout the day.

 

Wild Art

Thursday 16th August 12-3pm

Lymefield, Broad Mills, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG

Make your own charcoal drawing, create a leafy work of art and have a go at woodland weaving.

 

Canal Capers

Saturday 11th August 11am-3pm

Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 0QA

A canal themed day with trails and craft activities galore. There’s lots to keep the whole family entertained.

 

Fun with The Flintstones

Thursday 23rd August 12-3pm

Hyde Park, Hyde, SK14 4JX

Join in with some stone age fun and try stone balancing, fossil making, cave painting and axe throwing!

 

Sounds Natural

Thursday 30th August 1-2.30pm

Park Bridge Heritage Centre, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8AQ

Join in with the musical fun making instruments from nature. Take your place in the woodland orchestra led by a crazy conductor!

 

Where the Wild Things Are.

Join Simon the storyteller and set sail on this adventure into the world of the Wild Things! There’ll be art, songs, music, drama and games to help tell the story! Suitable for children aged 0-10 and their parents and carers, these are free, drop in sessions.

Wednesday 15 August 10.00 – 11.00 am Dukinfield Library

Wednesday 15 August 2.00 – 3.00 pm Hyde Library

Monday 20 August 10.00 -11.00 am Stalybridge Library

Monday 20 August 2.00 – 3.00 Droylsden Library

(This event is taking place during the library’s Open+ hours. Come to the front door of the library and staff will let you in for the event.)

 

Big Poetry Beano Bonanza

A fun, interactive and funny poetry show for all the family with Craig Bradley. No need to book, just come along on the day.

Wednesday 8 August 9.30 – 10.15 am Denton Library

Wednesday 8 August 10.45 – 11.30 am Denton Library

Wednesday 8 August 1.00 – 1.45 pm Tameside Central Library

Wednesday 8 August 2.15 – 3.00 pm Tameside Central Library

(This event is taking place during the library’s Open+ hours. Come to the front door of the library and staff will let you in for the event.)

 

 

The Gruffalo Family Yoga Workshop

Places are limited – must be booked in advance.

The Gruffalo Family Yoga workshop will see us scampering, slithering, flying and stomping through the deep dark wood; using yogic movement, breath and sound to explore the favourite Julia Donaldson tale.

Wednesday 22 August 9.30 – 11.00 am Hattersley Library

Thursday 23 August 1.00 – 2.30 pm Tameside Central Library

 

Alice in Wonderland Family Yoga Workshop

Places are limited – must be booked in advance.

Alice in Wonderland Family Yoga involves following the White Rabbit into a myriad of bizarre scenarios as we move through the classic children’s book, using creative movement, somatics, storytelling and song.

Wednesday 22 August 11.30 am – 1.00 pm Hattersley Library

Thursday 23 August 3.00 – 4.30 pm Tameside Central Library

 

Looking After Your Pets with Kylie Jones from PDSA

Learn all about how to take care of pets and the work of the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals in this interactive talk for children and families. This is a free session, just come along on the day, there’s no need to book!

Thursday 9 August 10.00 – 11.00 Dukinfield Library

Thursday 9 August 2.15 – 3.15 pm Hattersley Library

(This event is taking place during the library’s Open+ hours. Come to the front door of the library and staff will let you in for the event.)

 

Happy Families

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 11am-3pm

Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 0QA

Come along and join in with all the family friendly fun! With trails and craft activities there’s something for the whole family!

 

Theatre In Tameside

The Town Band of Bremen

Tuesday 31st August, 11.30-2.30pm

Dukinfield Park, King Street, SK16 4TH

‘The Fabularium’ theatre group is bringing an amazing family friendly performance of pupperty, storytelling and musical mishaps.

 

Hoot, Screech and Tweet

Thursday 9th August, 12-3pm

Cheetham Park, Stalybridge, SK15 2JR

Pupperteers and theatre performers, birds of prey flying display and RSPB activities . Birdy fun for the whole family.

 

Circus Sensible

Tuesday 14th August 11.30am & 2.30pm

The amazingly chaotic, Circus Sensible, return to Tameside with their unique blend of mayhem and madness.

Why not come along, try something completely different and learn a few circus skills before watching one of the most entertaining performances you are likely to see all summer? Suitable for age 5+.

Hyde Park, SK14 4JX. For more information call 0161 342 4144.

 

Cyril The Squirrel

Tuesday 21st August 11.30am & 2.30pm

Cyril the Squirrel is an exciting, silly and heart-warming new piece of children’s theatre about diversity, friendship and life in Woody Woody land.

The show journeys through theatre, storytelling, puppetry and clowning… a real family treat.

Suitable for age 3+.

Ryecroft Hall Park, Manchester Rd, M34 5ZJ. For more information call 0161 342 4144.

 

Pirate Pearl and The Big Blue Monster

Tuesday 28th August 11.30am & 2.30pm

Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old shipmate -grandpa Bert! One day, Pearl finds a blue monster stowaway…and this one wants his DINNER! This charming, funny and very playful performance is suitable for everyone. With songs, puppets and live music, this fantastic family show will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles and laughing till your sides split.

Suitable for age 3+.

Cedar Park, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 9LL. For more information call 0161 342 4144.

 

 

Still looking for things this summer?

why not check out the family films showing at Gallery Oldham and Oldham Library with The Small Cinema? Films include Maya The Bee, Mulan and an Autism friendly screening of The Lego Ninjago Movie.

There’s plenty to do this summer at Oldham Library, lots of free events! Most need booking so don’t delay!

There’s plenty going on across Oldham too!