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Things to do in Macclesfield

Bustling market town with good access to the Cheshire Peak District

Are you looking for things to do in Macclesfield? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Macclesfield Canal, Hovis Bread and Ian Curtis

Did you know...

  • Macclesfield is well known as the original home of Hovis breadmakers.
  • Macclesfield was the location of the 2007 film Control, a biopic film about Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division who grew up in Macclesfield.



Hare Hill

National Trust - Charming wooded and walled garden.
Over Alderley
SK10 4PY



Macclesfield Silk Museum

The Silk Museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk.
The Heritage Centre
Roe Street
SK11 6UT


Recommended by Paula Green, Macclesfield



Macclesfield Riverside Park FREE

The 70 acre linear park occupies the flood plain and gently sloping sides of the River Bollin between Macclesfield and Prestbury.
Beechwood Mews, off Manchester Road
SK10 2SL


West Park FREE

Children’s Play Ground & Toddler's Play Area Bowling Green Café Barbecue area Museum Ornamental Gardens Picnic area Skate Board.
Prestbury Road
SK10 3BJ


Victoria Park FREE

Children’s Play Area Pavilion Toilets Aviary Bowling Green Bandstand Floral Beds Football Pitch Grass Areas.
Norton Street
Nr Buxton Road
SK10 1GA


South Park FREE

Pavilion/Cafe Pool (fishing) 659 sqm Concrete Skate/BMX Bowl Plaza Children’s Play Area 2 Bowling Greens 18 Hole Pitch & Putt.
Park Vale Road
Park Lane
SK11 8AD


Timbersbrook Picnic Area FREE

Timbersbrook Picnic Area is a peaceful spot where families can picnic on the edge of young woodland.
Weathercock Lane
CW12 3PP


Trentabank Reservoir FREE

Species rich coniferous plantation surrounding Trentabank reservoir with a large heronry.
Macclesfield Forest
SK11 0NS


Shutlingsloe FREE

Sometimes described as the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire'.
SK11 0BD


Congleton Park FREE

Children's Play area Bowling Green Floral displays & ornamental lawn areas Large open space Pavillion.
Park Road
CW12 1JG


Tegg's Nose Country Park FREE

Experience Cheshire’s wild hill country where rock dominates the landscape.
Buxton Old Road
SK11 0AP



AMF Bowl Macclesfield

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Lyme Green Business Park
London Road
SK11 0TB

Recommended by Jeff Evans, Macclesfield




Independent cinema located at the Heritage Centre.
Hertiage Centre
Roe Street
SK11 6UT




MADS Little Theatre

MADS Theatre group running 5 shows each season.
Lord Street
SK11 6SY




Tytherington Golf Club

Golf Club.
Dorchester Way
SK10 2JB


Prestbury Golf Club

Golf Club.
Macclesfield Road
SK10 4BJ


  Leisure centres

MAC Multi Activity Centre

Local indoor recreation facility with roller-skating facilities, cafe and a community room.
Goodall Street
SK11 7BD


Recommended by Rachael, Macclesfield
“The kids love it, it's great value and it's an activity we can all enjoy. The staff are so helpful that even us grown ups managed to roller skate”


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