December 2019 Ranger Events

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

Please return to the Ranger events page for links to the rest of the 2019 Ranger events listings.

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Events for December 2019


Tuesday 3 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 are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

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: Get 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 / Car parking charge)


Wednesday 4 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: 04/10/2019

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm
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: Get tickets for Crafting at Christmas by 1 December
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)


Sunday 8 December

Meet the Longhorns

This is a unique event with a chance to come and see the Bollin Valley Partnership’s Longhorn cattle. You will meet all the bulls, cows and calves at close quarters in their winter housing at Styal and find out how and why we use the Longhorns to manage our country parks.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/10/2019

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership
Booking: Get tickets for Meet the Longhorns by 4 December
Information: 01625 374790
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Easy walking grade)


Saturday 14 December to Sunday 29 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 a 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 14 of December until 29 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 14 of December and 29 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)


Saturday 14 December

Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 14 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 £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. 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: 14/08/2019

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: Get tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 14 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 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 £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. 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: 14/08/2019

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: Get 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)


Saturday 21 December

Yuletide with Greenwood Growth

Join Greenwood Growth as we mark the shortest day of the year with traditional crafts and activities in the middle of the woods. Create foraged wreaths, food and decorations fit for a Winter Ball. Eat, drink and feel merry. 

This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland. 

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket). 

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Greenwood Growth
Booking: Get tickets for Yuletide with Greenwood Growth
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)