With the summer in full swing, it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine while we have it. These are the top 4 events that you can’t miss in Bollington before the summer is over!
Bollington Beer Festival
This annual beer festival is back for the sixth time, promising a great day or night out for all. Held in the Bollington Arts Centre, it’s easy to access and showcases craft ales and ciders of the best quality from all around the area. Live music will be played and street food is on offer too, all coming together to create a fantastic atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
It costs £7.50 per person per session, of which there are three during the festival. These are as follows:
- Session 1: Friday 21st July – 6pm to 11pm
- Session 2: Saturday 22nd July – 12 noon to 5pm
- Session 3: Saturday 22nd July – 6pm to 11pm
Teggs Nose Butterfly Walk
This one is essential for families looking to occupy their little ones. A family wildlife walk is organised around the top of the Tegg’s Nose Country Park, during which you will hunt for the resident butterfly species. Your guide will teach the children more about them, and everyone will be on the lookout for the rare local Wall butterfly. If you want to attend, you must book in advance as spaces are limited. It costs £3 for adults, while children 16 or under go free. It’s recommended to wear clothing which is suitable for walking on nature trails as well as coping with whatever the weather may be like!
This year the Butterfly Walk will be taking place on the 5th August, between 11am and 1pm. Make sure to head to the website if you want to book.
Love Bollington Market
Found under the hashtag #LoveBollingtonMarket, this event is an exciting new food and artisan market in Bollington at Ovenhouse Farm. It takes place on the second Sunday in each month, so the upcoming summer dates are as follows:
- August 13th
- September 10th
The market runs from 11am to 3pm, so make sure you get down there to pick up a locally-made lunch. There are over 35 confirmed stalls, as well as pop-stores and events which appear from time to time.
Bollin Valley Walks – The Source
Feeling active? This strenuous walk will keep you fit! Taking place on the 3rd September between 11am and 2pm, it’s a 5 mile trek from Tegg’s Nose Country Park into Macclesfield Forest. You will explore the source and upper reaches of the River Bollin. Adults must pay £4 in advance, while children 16 or under go free – but booking is still essential. Children must be with an adult for the walk.
There are so many great events happening in the local area all summer long, and these are just a quick highlight of the things you can get up to. Take advantage of tickets while they are available!