Red Kite Days Cheshire & Greater Manchester Award Winners 2023

Wowzers – you went all out to support your local family favourites in the Red Kite Days Awards 2023, with literally thousands of people voting.  It was extremely close in many of the categories so a huge congratulations to all the finalists and a big thank you to everyone who supported by nominating and voting.

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After checking out the winners, do scroll on down and check out the finalists too .  The voting was so close and there are some great places to try for a family day out, clubs & classes, family friendly restaurants and community groups.

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Red Kite Days Cheshire & Greater Manchester Award Winners

Best Museum – Science + Industry Museum

Discover world-changing ideas from the Industrial Revolution to today’s scientific innovations at the Science + Industry Museum.  Great hands on exhibitions for children making this a great family day out.

Best Animal Attraction – Cockfields Farm Park

A family run business for over 60 years, Cockfields Farm Park is located on the Border of Ashton Under Lyne & Oldham in Greater Manchester.   Along with the chance to meet the resident farm animals and reptiles, they also have an array of daily activites as well as indoor and outdoor play area.

Best Indoor Play – Castaway Play

Castaway Play  in Congleton offer hours of family fun & adventure in 5 magical worlds (indoor & outdoor). Tropical beach, water play, pirate ship, slides, tunnels, climbing, yummy food and only one admission price.

Best Outdoor Play – Arley Hall & Gardens

With over 15 acres of gardens, cafe, gift shop and children’s play area, there’s a lot of fun to be had at Arley Hall & Gardens.

Best Theatre – The Lowry

The Lowry theatre is part of the spectacular waterside building housing theatres, galleries, restaurant, cafés and bars. They regularly have children’s shows and family events.

Best for Eating Out – Rope & Anchor

If you’re looking for the best country inn to visit, look no further than the Rope and Anchor, Dunham Massey. Perfect for a family friendly meal after wandering around Altrincham.

Ante/Postnatal – Macclesfield Childrens & Baby Library

Macclesfield Childrens and Baby Library play a vital role collecting donations of baby and childrens items aged 0-18 years to redistribute back out to the community.

Best Baby or Kid’s Activity Class – Tumble Tots Macclesfield & Wilmslow

Tumble Tots classes provide a fun physical play programme for children to develop essential life skills and boost self-confidence!

Best Parties – Cheshire Forest School

Cheshire Forest School woodland Birthday Parties are the ideal way for your child and their friends to have an unforgettable and unique birthday experience.

Community Support – Space4Autism

Space 4 Autism‘s Home is in Macclesfield Cheshire, supporting people with Autism across the region

Red Kite Days Awards Finalists 2023


Animal Attractions

Indoor Play

Outdoor Fun


Eating Out

  • Goostrey Home & Leisure Tea Room (Cranage)
  • Plough and Flail (Moberley)
  • Riverside Organic Farm Shop Cafe (Davenham)
  • The Aviator (Woodford)


Baby or Kid’s Activity Class


Community Support

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