From a vintage funfair to a scarecrow festival, there are lots of events to suit kids of all ages.

And if you're still feeling the pinch from summer, most of this weekend's are all completely FREE too.

Here's what's on in and around Greater Manchester this Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 ...

Kearsley Scarecrow Festival

The popular Kearsley Scarecrow Festival returns for its fifth year this weekend.

Previous events have been a huge success with everything from superheroes to Star Wars characters among the creations lining the streets.

This year's event features 116 scarecrows on display across the Kearsley ward and you can see them from 10am until dusk on both Saturday and Sunday.

The scarecrow trails have been split into eight scarecrow trail maps which will be available to purchase over the weekend in the event programme.

The ET and Elliot scarecrow at Kearsley Scarecrow Festival

Visitors travel from far and wide and the trails are suitable for wheelchairs and prams. Friendly dogs are also welcome as long as they're on leads.

Event guides and maps, costing £2, are available from the following places and there will be entertainment, food and refreshments available at various locations on the routes.

All proceeds from the event will be ploughed back into the community, with revenue from previous years used to buy public access defibrillators, community benches and towards Kearsley in Bloom.

Visit the Facebook page for more details.

Party time at Bolton Museum 

Bolton Museum is throwing open its doors this Saturday to host a huge free party.

The event, from 11am to 3pm, has been planned to celebrate one year of the new galleries being open.

More than 275,000 people have flocked to the venue since last September, following a £3.8 million refurbishment.

The centrepiece of the revamp is Bolton’s Egypt, which features a full-sized recreation of the tomb of Thutmose III.

At Saturday's party there'll be lots for children of all ages to enjoy, including traditional party games, balloon modelling, cake decorating, face painting and circus skills.

Activities will be taking place in the museum’s new galleries - Bolton’s Egypt, Bolton’s History, Bolton’s Nature, and Bolton’s Art.

Breightmet Library is also celebrating its 10 birthday on Saturday and families are invited along from 2pm to 4pm for storytelling, a live Ukulele band, and games.

For more information about what’s on at Bolton Library and Museum visit the website .

Bolton Museum, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE.

Harvest Fest, Alexandra Park, Oldham

Families are invited along to celebrate the start of autumn with Harvest Fest 2019 this weekend.

The free event, at Alexandra Park Hub in Oldham, will feature Forest School bug hunts, fairy door making, willow weaving and lots more.

You'll be able to pet the alpacas and goats, join in craft activities and enjoy food cooked in the outdoor oven.

Fun takes places from 11am until 3pm this Saturday.

Visit the website for more details.

Alexandra Park Hub, Kings Road, Oldham, OL8 2BN.

Pedal In The Park, Peel Park

There's lots of free cycling fun at Salford's Peel Park this Saturday where Halfords is hosting a special event.

Pedal In The Park will include balance bike and mountain bike trails, free bike checks, face painting, goody bags and more.

The event has been rearranged after wet weather forced it to be cancelled back in June.

Families can grab a map and take a trip round the park to add to the cycle scoreboard, cycle for a smoothie and join in painting a giant mural by numbers.

It takes place from 11am until 4pm on Saturday. Visit the website here for more details.

Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU.

Outdoor Art Club, The Whitworth

The popular Outdoor Art Club is back at The Whitworth this Saturday.

Sat amongst the trees in the venue's beautiful grounds, the morning session is for under sixes and is set up to encourage free play.

Children and their adults can move around in their own time playing and exploring the different areas such as water play, mud painting, construction and nature inspired craft.

Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 12 noon. There's no need to book and it's free.

If you have bigger explorers then join us for the over 6s session from 1-2pm. In these sessions children and adults create together or alongside each other. This week we will be exploring clay, creating imprints from found objects in the park. Again there's no need to book and it's FREE.

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER.

Vintage Fun Fair, Brookside Miniature Railway

The vintage funfair is back up and running at the miniature railway this weekend, including an extra railway loop around the edge of the fair.

The original vintage funfair is just as it would have been in the 60s and 70s and there are rides suitable for every age.

Train rides are £2 per person (under twos free). Fairground rides are £1 each.

Brookside Miniature Railway, London Road North, Poynton, SK12 1BY.

Dino's Break Out, Walkden

If you've got a little dino fan in the family then you might want to head along to Walkden this weekend.

A giant T-Rex and baby dinosaurs will be stomping around the town centre.

You can catch them between 11am and 3pm on Saturday.

Walkden town centre, Bolton Road, Walkden, M28 3ZD.

Fun Day at Manchester Road Park

There'll be bouncy castles, fairground rides, live music and more at a fun day in Heaton Chapel this Sunday.

The event's running from 1pm until 4pm at Manchester Road Park.

As well as cakes and ice cream, there'll be food from local traders Vaso Kitchen, Baker Lou and Mio Pizza, craft ale from Heaton Hops and hot drinks from the Coffee Bean Dream.

Parking and toilets are available at The Hinds Head Pub.

Manchester Road Park, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5EU.

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