Wilmslow's Festival of Nature is getting ready to go with events running throughout October.
A special focus will be on events taking place over the half term holidays with many of them suitable for families, from special film screenings at the Rex, to family walks, tree plantings and cycle rides.
Thanks to support from Wilmslow Town Council and other sponsors, all of the events will be free to attend and are available to book now through the festival website.
Get on Yer Bike and make some music
Wilmslow has seen many music events over the years but the On Yer Bike Music festival on Saturday 23 October in Bank Square will be one like no other. The Festival of Nature team are keen to make sure that the event is zero carbon so it will be run by pedal power (apart from the bands of course!).
The audience and some keen cyclists will be keeping the power flowing to the pedal-powered amps and the line-up includes local bands 12 Bar Brawl, Joel Lee Gardner, Blacksheeplad, The Recliners as well as some of Wilmslow High School's musical talent.
The afternoon will also feature special guest Bez from the Happy Mondays who will be coming along to DJ in Bank Square as part of the festival. The event is free to attend and will be on from 1-5.30pm. Come along with all the family and shake your maracas.
Walks, talks and more
There is plenty of opportunity to get outside during the festival with guided walks, cycle rides and tree planting sessions. Quarry Bank Mill is hosting a family tree planting event on Friday 29th October and the Wilmslow Community Market Garden is holding an open day on Saturday 30th October. Guided walks are taking place so you can explore the area and find out more about its landscape and history.
All events are FREE but many require pre-booking so head to the website and reserve your places.