What's On

  • Discover a Complete Historic Estate 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Tatton hosts over 100 events a year including many unique events, summer picnic concerts, car shows, wedding shows, antique fairs .....

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  • Enjoy the National Trust in Cheshire 
    Dunham Massey 

    A Cheshire National Trust visit that is more than a walk in the park ..... 

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  • Hearts of Northwich 
    St Helen's Church 
    14th Feb 2015 - 15th Feb 2015 

    Enjoy Valentines Day with Live Music and local Charities at St Helens Church ....

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  • Bird Walk in Big Wood 
    Northwich Woodlands 
    24th Jan 2015 

    Take a walk in Marbury Country Park and see how many birds you can identify ....

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  • Friends of Anderton & Marbury Photographic Exhibition 
    Comberbach Memorial Hall 
    7th Mar 2015 

    Come and see the Exhibition of photographs submitted for FoAM’s Competition in 2014 ....

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  • Telling the Story of Mid Cheshire 
    Weaver Hall Museum 

    Housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building, full of displays, tales and history of Mid Cheshire ....

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Poynton

Poynton Railway Station

Poynton - Cheshire Best Kept Station

Brookside Garden Centre

Until the 1930s, Poynton was a coal mining village and over the years, the old tramways and mineral lines to the pits have been developed by the Groundwork Trust into attractive walkways.

The old centre of the village has a solid feel with rows of former miner’s cottages around a four-branched lamp-post which once doubles as a drinking fountain with water going into different troughs – one for people, one for horses, and a little one for dogs.

Just to the east of the village is the MIDDLEWOOD WAY which follows the track bed of the former Macclesfield and Marple railway line which was closed in 1970 and sold by British Railways for £1 to be converted.

The MACCLESFIELD CANAL is close by and was the last of the inland waterways to be built in England. It was surveyed by Telford and opened in 1831. The canal runs from Red Bull near Kidsgrove to join the Peak Forest Canal at Marple.

The unusual ANSON ENGINE MUSEUM used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions.  Over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialist museums.  The museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery at Higher Poynton.  Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum, but it is increasingly becoming a "must visit" attraction for non-enthusiasts too.

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