Events - July 22 onwards

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 22

CHESTER: Afternoon tea and garden tour at Chester Zoo from 3.30pm. Tickets £19.50. Ring 01244 380280 or visit www.chesterzoo.org.

TATTON: RHS Show Tatton Park open to the public from 10am-6.30pm. Tickets £22 in advance, £27 on the day. Up to two children 16 and under free with an accompanying adult. Visit www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark or ring 0844 338 7533 for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

CHESTER: The Way We Were - join local historian Len Morgan for another of his nostalgic slideshows taking a look back at how we lived, worked and played, at Chester History and Heritage from 1.30-3.30pm. Admission £3, £2.50 concessions. Book on 01244 402110.

TATTON: RHS Show Tatton Park open to the public from 10am-6.30pm. Tickets £22 in advance, £27 on the day. Up to two children 16 and under free with an accompanying adult. Visit www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark or ring 0844 338 7533 for details.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 2 Foxfield Road in meols from 5-9pm. Admission £4, children free.

SATURDAY, JULY 24

BEESTON: Medieval clash of knights - join the brave, bold and noble knights of the Harlech Medieval Society as they demonstrate the reality of medieval combat with a series of thrilling living history displays at Beeston Castle from noon-5pm. Adults £6, children (5-15) £3.50, concessions £5.50. Ring 0870 333 1181.

CHESTER: Discover Medieval Chester - visit the Water Tower on the city walls and learn more about the medieval city of Chester with objects from the Grosvenor Museum’s medieval collections plus a free craft activity from 11am-4pm. Free activity. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

CHESTER: Behind the scenes in Chester’s Archaeological Store - join the archaeologists for a look behind the scenes at where they work in Albion Street Chapel (behind Laserquest) from 11am-4pm. Find out about some of the fascinating finds from past excavations in Chester plus guided tours and activities. Free activity. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

MOLD: Archaeology Alive! - a fun weekend for budding archaeologists as part of the Festival of British Archaeology at Loggerheads Country Park. Ring 01352 810614.

TATTON: RHS Show Tatton Park open to the public from 10am-6.30pm. Tickets £22 in advance, £27 on the day. Up to two children 16 and under free with an accompanying adult. Visit www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark or ring 0844 338 7533 for details.

SUNDAY, JULY 25

BEESTON: Medieval clash of knights - join the brave, bold and noble knights of the Harlech Medieval Society as they demonstrate the reality of medieval combat with a series of thrilling living history displays at Beeston Castle from noon-5pm. Adults £6, children (5-15) £3.50, concessions £5.50. Ring 0870 333 1181.

CHESTER: Bob Roberts Pursuit and Robinsons Cup sailing event between Chester Sailing and Canoeing Club and Sandy Lane from 10.30am-4.30pm. View from Sandy Lane.

CHESTER: Archaeology Day at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery. Join the Keeper of Early History and find out how the museum’s archaeological collections were formed. Free event from 1-3.30pm. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

CHESTER: Comet Open Meeting sailing event between Chester Sailing and Canoeing Club and Sandy Lane from 11am-5pm. View from Sandy Lane.

MOLD: Archaeology Alive! - a fun weekend for budding archaeologists as part of the Festival of British Archaeology at Loggerheads Country Park. Ring 01352 810614.

PORT SUNLIGHT: Port Sunlight Village Festival featuring traditional fairground rides, free to enter fun dog show, food and craft stalls, live music and dance acts and the Wirral Historic Vehicle Rally from 11am-5pm. Ring 0151 644 6466.

TATTON: RHS Show Tatton Park open to the public from 10am-5pm with a plant sell-off starting 4pm. Tickets £22 in advance, £27 on the day. Up to two children 16 and under free with an accompanying adult. Visit www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark or ring 0844 338 7533 for details.

WEPRE: Micro Beasties - discover the strange world beneath your feet at Wepre Park from 2-4pm. Bring a clear pot and wellies. Free activity. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

WIRRAL: Port Sunlight Festival featuring live entertainment throughout the day from samba to jazz, gourmet food court showcasing top local producers, traditional fairground, children’s areas, craft stalls and quality traders, fun dog show, vintage cars with Wirral Historic Vehicle Rally. Log onto www.portsunlightvillage.com for more details.

TUESDAY, JULY 27

CHESTER: Foamy Seascapes - make a soft and squashy sea picture full of life at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

NESS: Ness Through The Seasons - monthly guided walk through Ness Gardens from 10.30am-noon. Adults £4 plus normal admission to gardens. Ring 0151 353 0123 or visit www.nessgardens.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

CHESTER: Newts - live newts are coming to the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 11am-3pm. Meet newt expert James Grundy and learn about these fascinating creatures. Free activity.

CHESTER: If These Walls Could Talk! - a talk reviewing the ongoing conservation and restoration work on Chester’s city walls and examining some of the exciting new initiatives proposed by the European Union funded Portico project, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 1-2pm. Free admission. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

NANTWICH: Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park including showjumping, cattle, falconry, jazz music and around 400 stands selling and demonstrating every type of retail trade from 9am. Adults £18, senior citizens £13, juniors £7. Ring 01270 780306 or visit www

NESS: Children’s fun days at Ness Gardens. Some activities may incur a small charge plus normal admission to gardens. Ring 0151 353 0123 or visit www.nessgardens.org.uk.

THURSDAY, JULY 29

CHESTER: Stick Insects - create your own insect peg “pet” at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

NESS: Children’s fun days at Ness Gardens. Some activities may incur a small charge plus normal admission to gardens. Ring 0151 353 0123 or visit www.nessgardens.org.uk.

SATURDAY, JULY 31

CHESTER: National Canoe Marathon Championships between the Suspension Bridge to A55 and The Meadows. View from The Meadows. Visit www.chestercanoenationals.org.uk.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

CREWE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Alma Villa at 73 Main Road in Shavington from 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission £3, children free. Ring 01270 567710.

OAKMERE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Stonyford Cottage in Stonyford Lane from 1.30-5.30pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Ring 01606 888128.

TIMPERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at 199 Stockport Road from 1-5pm. Admission £3, children free. Ring 01619 801368.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

HANKELOW: National Gardens Scheme open day at Yew Tree House in Hall Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £2.50, children free.

MOBBERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hillside in Mill Lane from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children £2.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

CHEADLE HULME: National Gardens Scheme open day at 73 Hill Top Avenue from 2-6pm. Admission £3, children free. Ring 0161 486 0055.

DUTTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Lodge Lane from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Ring 01928 713718.

HANKELOW: National Gardens Scheme open day at Yew Tree House in Hall Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £2.50, children free.

MOBBERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hillside in Mill Lane from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children £2.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

EASTHAM: Eastham Ferry Family Fun Day with stalls, entertainers, resfreshments and more in aid of The Sight Appeal from noon-6pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

EASTHAM: Eastham Ferry Family Fun Day with stalls, entertainers, resfreshments and more in aid of The Sight Appeal from noon-6pm.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

ALSAGER: National Gardens Scheme open day at Orchard Villa, 72 Audley Road, from 1.30-5.30pm. Admission £3, children free. Ring 01270 874833.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

CHESTER: The Way We Were - join local historian Len Morgan for another of his nostalgic slideshows taking a look back at how we lived, worked and played, at Chester History and Heritage from 1.30-3.30pm. Admission £3, £2.50 concessions. Book on 01244 402110.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

HANKELOW: National Gardens Scheme open day at Yew Tree House in Hall Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £2.50, children free.

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Ring 01829 751592.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Ring 01829 751592.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Composing the Picture at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Ring 01244 300166.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

HANKELOW: National Gardens Scheme open day at Yew Tree House in Hall Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £2.50, children free.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Living Gladstone’s Heritage, Gladstone’s Living Heritage at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Ring 01244 681568.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

MOLLINGTON: The Lady Taverners - Cheshire & North Wales - Kings and Queens Golf Day at Mollington Golf Club. Visit www.lordstaverners.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Globetrotters meeting with talk on Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 1pm for 1.30pm start. Ring 01244 629930.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Ring 01829 751592.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Great Tarts in Art: High Culture and The Oldest Profession at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Ring 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Wildlife Safari Photography at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Ring 01244 300166.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

HOLT: The Lady Taverners - Cheshire & North Wales - Christmas lunch at Holt Lodge. Visit www.lordstaverners.org.