December 2018 Ranger Events

The Rangers run a large number of varied and interesting events, across Cheshire East, throughout the year.

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Events for December 2018


Saturday 1 December

Introduction to Nordic Walking - December – Higher Poynton

Nordic walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with a wide variety of people now regularly taking part in what was originally used by cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer.

However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified Instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking Instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
Booking: Book tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - December
Information: 07593448403
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance)

Yuletide in Teggsnose Wood

Join Greenwood Growth as they recreate that warm, fuzzy Brambly Hedge feel in the countdown to the shortest day and Christmas. Work with natural materials from the woods and create food and decorations fit for a Winter Ball. Eat, drink and feel merry.

This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the day or simply warm up as you walk through the magnificent woodland. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6 per adult, accompanied children free of charge (Upto 4 accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

Time: 11.00am to 5.00pm
Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Greenwood Growth
Booking: Book tickets for Yuletude in Teggsnose Wood
Information: 07801 655272
(Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


Sunday 2 December

Chainsaw Carving in Macclesfield Forest

Drop in at any time to watch as Ranger Ed chainsaw carves a tree stump into a creature.

Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Trentabank Ranger Centre, Macclesfield Forest, SK11 0NS (SJ961711)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
Information: 01625 383700
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Ideal for families and accompanied children)


Tuesday 4 December

Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December

A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There is a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

This event repeats every first Tuesday of the month.

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
Booking: Book tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December
Information:
07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
(Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


Wednesday 5 December

Crafting at Christmas

A great chance to make some Christmas decorations to impress your family and friends. Suitable for all skill levels! Full instructions will be given on how to make simple decorations or gifts from willow and other natural materials.

Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £8.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 05/10/2018

Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)

Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Emma Houghton and Nik Ginn
Booking: Book tickets for Crafting at Christmas by 29 November
Information: 01625 374790
(Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


Saturday 8 December to Sunday 23 December

Tegg’s Nose Country Park Elf Hunt

The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p and get searching around the top of the park.

Each map purchased entitles you to 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

Time: Maps available to purchase between 9am to 5pm between the 8 of December until 23 December
Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
Information: 01625 374833
(Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Elf Hunt

The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 8 of December and 23 December
Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
Information: 01477 534115
(Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event)


Sunday 9 December

Children’s Crafts for Christmas

A chance to try your hand at some simple Christmas themed decorations or gifts. Suitable for all the family and all skill levels! Full instructions will be given on how to make simple decorations or gifts from willow and other natural materials.

Suitable for anyone over the age of 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5 per person.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 09/10/2018

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Emma Houghton and Nik Ginn
Booking: Book tickets for Children's Crafts for Christmas by 5 December
Information: 01625 374790
(Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


Saturday 15 December

Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 15 December

Visit Father Christmas in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre this Winter.

To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £10 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £14. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 15/08/2018

Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
Booking: Book tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 15 December
Information: 01625 374833
(Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12) 


Sunday 16 December

Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 16 December

Visit Father Christmas in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre this Winter.

To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £10 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £14. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 15/08/2018

Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
Booking: Book tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 16 December
Information: 01625 374833
(Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12)