Knutsford is situated on the Cheshire Plain, between the Peak District in the South Pennines to the east and the Clwydian Range in the Welsh mountains to the west. Knutsford’s proximity to Manchester has both now and historically helped it become a commuter town for those employed in Manchester. Today the town’s location gives residents easy access to Merseyside as well as Manchester.

Gaskell Memorial Tower

Gaskell Memorial Tower on King Street

Knutsford’s main town centre streets, Princess Street (also known locally as Top Street) and King Street lower down (also known as Bottom Street), form the “hub” of the town which can boast of a large number of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. At the top end of King Street is the pedestrian entrance to Tatton Park. The Tatton estate was formerly home to the Egerton family, and has given its name to Tatton parliamentary constituency. Knutsford was recorded in the William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book of 1086 as Cunetesford (“Canute’s ford”). King Canute (Knútr in Old Norse) was the king of England (1016–1035) and later king of Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden as well. Local tradition says that King Canute forded the River Lily, which was said to be dangerous then, though other reports say it was the Birkin Brook at or near Booth Mill. The English Place-Name Society gives the name as being derived from the Old English for Knutr’s ford or possibly hillock ford. In 2005 Knutsford was named as the most expensive town to buy a house in Northern England, followed by nearby town Altrincham. There is an extremely large range of house prices in Knutsford, currently varying from approximately £79,000 to £3,850,000.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Starting on Saturday 28th November at 4pm, the festivities will begin with Santa’s Reindeer Parade (along King Street to Canute Square) followed by entertainment from our local school choirs, the Tatton Singers and the Knutsford Rock Choir.  They will be followed by the Christmas Lights Switch On at 7pm and the lights will be switched on by a local celebrity.  The whole event will be hosted by Silk 106.9 FM.

Knutsford Christmas Market

Knutsford’s festive market will be on Princess Street (Top Street) on Saturday 28th (12 – 7) and Sunday 29th November (11 – 4) 2015.  The market will feature over a hundred traders each day in addition to fairground rides, an inflatable snow globe and live entertainment.

Lantern Parade

A lantern parade will be held on Saturday 5th December, just after dusk.  More information will be held nearer the time but as there will be a competition for the best designed lantern, why not start thinking about it now?

Crib Service

Our Knutsford crib will be blessed and a selection of carols sang on Sunday 29th December 2015.  It will be lead by local churches and an intro from the Town Mayor.

Quality childcare in Knutsford.

Quality Childcare in the heart of Knutsford.

corner cafe

King Street

top street, Knutsford

Princess Street

Childcare Vacancies

Job vacancies are currently available at Budeez Out of School Club in Knutsford. They include a Club Co-ordinator for up to 40 hours per week and a Playworker for 16+ hours per week.

For further information on either job contact Gillian on 01565 652855 or email her at, leaving your contact details.

Budeez is an independent, friendly, family run business which is both registered with OFSTED and EYFS compliant. The club provides quality childcare in the heart of Knutsford for children aged 3 to 11 years old. The Co-ordinator of Budeez will be involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the club to ensure that high quality care continues to be provided in a safe and stimulating environment. Playworkers will be expected to work as part of the team under direction of the Club Co-ordinator/Assistant Manager in providing the high level of care.


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