5 things to do this August bank holiday weekend

Cheshire Game Fair Horse Boarding

Cheshire Game Fair Horse Boarding - Credit: Archant

If you’re struggling with what to do this bank holiday weekend then we’ve shortlisted some of the best events happening in and around Cheshire.

Cheshire Game & Country Fair

WHEN 27th – 29th August

WHERE Tabley, Nr Knutsford

HOW MUCH Tickets start from £12 and £4 for children


The annual Cheshire Game & Country Fair is back again for another year and is sure to be a fun filled day out for the whole family. There is so much going on from arena displays like horse-boarding and stun mania to a chainsaw carving competition where the world’s best carvers will meet and compete to create a truly unique piece of art. To buy your tickets or for more information on the weekend click here.

Folk Festival on the Dock

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WHEN 26th – 29th August

WHERE Liverpool Docks

HOW MUCH Free admission (some events may be ticketed)


This unique, brand new festival aims to showcase the cities best folk, acoustic and roots music across the August Bank Holiday weekends. There will be a range of different stages bringing together the city’s best folk talent in a celebration of live music, with BBC Radio 2 DJ, Janice Long, also being announced as the host for the main stage. To see the full weekend schedule and to purchase tickets click here.

August Bank Holiday Gold Open at Carden Park

WHEN 29th August

WHERE Carden Park Hotel

HOW MUCH £22 entry fee


If you fancy something a little bit more active this bank holiday weekend then head down to Carden park Hotel for a spot of golf in their very own golf open. There no better way to spend a sunny morning and you may even be in with a chance of winning a 1st or 2nd prize so get your clubs ready. For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website here.

Moonlight Flicks

WHEN 27th August

WHERE Roman Gardens, Chester

HOW MUCH Tickets start from £8.50


Have a Saturday night movie night with a twist this bank holiday weekend by watching everyone’s favourite chick flick Dirty Dancing under the Chester night sky. Set in the Roman Gardens, this is the most picturesque open air cinema you’ll visit and you can even take your own blankets to make sure you don’t get catch a chill. For more information, dates and to purchase tickets click here.

Poynton Show

WHEN 27th August

WHERE Poynton, Stockport

HOW MUCH £10 for adults, £5 for children


There is so much happening at the Poynton show that is guaranteed to entertain the whole family. As well as livestock competitions and shows there’s also a range of activities from food markets, craft stalls, horticultural shows and motorbike stunts. For the full schedule for the weekend or to purchase tickets click here.