Whenever you come to visit us, at whatever time of the year, there is something going on in the local area. These are just a few of the events happening locally throughout the year.
Treacle Market Macclesfield
All Year - last Sunday in the month
10 minutes drive from Yew Tree Farm 10am-3.30pm (often active earlier if you’re an early bird.) Parking is free in car parks in Macclesfield on Sundays.
Macclesfield Market Place, Butter Market and the surrounding streets, Shortlisted BBC Food and Farming Awards & Top 10 Best Farmers Market (The Independent 2013)
This vibrant market is a fun way to spend a Sunday morning, gathering ingredients for a very local picnic lunch or why not stay and sample the street food on offer- the aromas make it difficult to resist. No one will leave hungry!
Browse the stalls for antiques, jewellery and unique crafts as the live music brings the town to life. Many local shops and cafes are open on the day too.
Why ‘Treacle’? Macclesfield is known as ‘Treacletown’ referring to the story of when a horse drawn wagon overturned, spilling its load of treacle onto the cobbles. There are still lots of sweet things on offer!
Treacle takes place on the last Sunday of every month
(except in December when it takes place the Sunday before Christmas)
RHS Show- Tatton Park
The RHS has held this spectacular show at Tatton Park since 1999.
The National Flower Bed Competition, Show Gardens and Floral Marques are first class.
It’s a fantastic day out and showcases many young and inspiring garden designers.The number of exhibitors on the 28 acre show ground has risen from 340 at the first show to 505 today. It’s no wonder it takes 24 days to put the show up and 10 days to take it down.
See rhs.org.uk for more information
Peak District Well Dressings
May to September
From May through until September well dressings decorate several Peak District towns and villages.
Well dressing is a summer custom in which wells or other water sources are decorated with designs created from flower petals. Wooden frames are covered with clay mixed with water and salt.
A design (often with a religious theme) is sketched on paper and this is traced onto the clay ready for the decoration.
Macclesfield Sheepdog trials
The Macclesfield Sheepdog trials will be held at Sutton, just 10 minutes drive from Yew Tree Farm in August.
More details at http://www.macclesfieldsheepdogtrials.co.uk/
The trials will be on both days with trade and craft stalls on Friday and Saturday, Tug o War on Friday evening and a charity concert on the Sunday evening.
Gawsworth Hall Theatre
June - August
If you are staying at Yew Tree Farm this summer, visiting Britain’s most beautiful garden theatre in the neighbouring village of Gawsworth is thoroughly recommended. With free parking, and free entry to the Hall grounds from 2 pm on the day of the performance. A picnic on the lawn is a great way to start the evening.
See https://gawsworthhall.com/theatre/ for details.
Ticket enquiries 01260 223456
Gawsworth Hall is a Grade 1 listed country house – timber framed in the Cheshire black and white style. It makes a fabulous backdrop for the performances which range from comedy, music and drama.
Bluebell Walks at Capesthorne Hall
Yew Tree Farm has its own beautiful Bluebell wood just a 10 minute walk from the farm – visit during May to see the stunning carpet of blue.
Alternatively, you could also explore the Bluebell woods at Capesthorne Hall which is just a 10 minute drive from Yew Tree Farm
February - March
Rode Hall Gardens, a 20 minute drive from Yew Tree Farm, has one of the most spectacular displays of Snowdrops in the North West of England.
The mile – long Snowdrop Walk boasts over 70 different varieties of snowdrops and is a perfect morning or afternoon stroll.
The Courtyard kitchen and delicious cake are not to be missed and there is also the chance to buy bulbs while you are visiting.
The parish church of All Saints, Odd Rode, is decorated with snowdrops and other winter flowers and there is also an exhibition of paintings by local artists in the barn.
Manchester Christmas Markets
Hop on a train at Macclesfield station and you can be in Manchester in around 20 minutes.
The Christmas market has everything you’ll need to get you in the Christmas spirit, from mulled wine, hand made crafts, and delicious warming food.
The Christmas market has 10 different spaces around the city, each with its own different atmosphere. It is free and accessible to all. Hot chocolate , German or Spanish beer, or mulled wine? Bratwurst, Goulash, paella or hog roast? There’s something for everyone. Gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys, what will you choose?
Manchester’s world famous Christmas market is a great day out for all the family.