ALTRINCHAM’s popular town centre trail is back for the Easter holidays and this time it’s all about craft and getting creative!

Organised by Altrincham Unlimited, the free Crafty Crawl will invite families to follow the trail all around the town centre spotting hand-knitted creatures in shops and businesses.

Every child completing the trail will then receive a special Easter treat which takes place between Tuesday, April 3, and Saturday, April 7, from 10am to 4pm.

Trail maps are available from Waterstones in George Street.

There will also be free creative activities throughout the week at Open Studios Altrincham at 47-49 Stamford New Road with workshops for finger knitting on Tuesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 5, respectively from 11 am to 4pm

There will also be origami workshops on Wednesday, April 4, and Friday, April 6, from 11am to 4pm.

The workshops are free of charge with no need to book (subject to capacity) and are suitable for children aged 5+.

Visitors to Altrincham over the Easter holidays can also take in a visit to Shaws Road, where a ‘yarnbomb’ installation will be in place along the length of the street, bringing some spectacular colour and creativity to the town centre.

Much of the knitting and crochet for the trail was supplied by members of the Timperley Knit & Natter group, alongside makers from Open Studios, who joined forces at a knitting night hosted by Gran T’s coffee shop earlier this month.

Elizabeth Faulkner, BID manager for Altrincham Unlimited, said: “Altrincham has a number of excellent arts hubs around the town centre and a really talented creative community, so we thought craft would make an ideal theme for this year’s Easter Trail."

Debi Taylor, store manager at Abakhan Fabrics, Hobby & Home in George Street, said: “We’ve really enjoyed helping the knitters in the run up to the Crafty Crawl and Shaws Road ‘yarnbombing’.

“Altrincham has been a hive of community activity over the last few weeks! It’s been great fun being a part of it and we’re looking forward to welcoming lots of Crafty Crawl visitors.”

For more information see the Altrincham What’s On guide at