Join Marty Macdonald On the Farm at Southport’s The Atkinson

The Atkinson Summer programme of family fun continues with Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow.

From the team who brought you the sell-out Marty MacDonald’s Farm, Honalee Media Ltd are back with their brand-new show Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine on Saturday 20 August at 2.30pm.

Everyone at the farm is delighted with a new and special delivery that has just arrived – the toy machine that makes all the toys, for all of the children in the world!

But someone has been up to mischief and it shouldn’t be there at all.. It must be Crafty Crow. And now even worse, the machine has stopped working. They’ll have to fix it before the Toymaker comes back.

Come down to the farm with Marty, Sally the Scarecrow, Pongo the Pig, Molly-Moo the Cow and Sheena the Sheep for this fun, musical and interactive adventure to repair the toy machine, save the day and give the world back all of its toys!

Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine is a fun, interactive, song-filled adventure, set on a colourful farmyard and featuring a host of lovable puppet characters and has a special cast meet & greet after the performance. Suitable for families and children aged 2-7 years.

There are lots of activities and events taking place throughout the summer, Make It! continues every Monday of the holiday 11am-3pm in The Art Box and Hand’s On! every Tuesday 11am-1pm and 1.30pm -3pm in the Galleries,  all activities are FREE to drop in.

Plus, the Summer Reading Challenge – The Big Friendly Read continues, just pop into your local library to sign up to receive lots of exclusive rewards to collect along the way. It’s FREE and open to all children aged 4-11 years. Love Roald Dahl? Then don’t miss our screening of Matilda (PG) on Thursday 25 August at 2.30pm. Tickets are £3.

Don’t forget to visit Southport’s very own Sweet Shop exhibition in The Atkinson’s Discovery Box, come and learn about the factories of the past and make your own sweets – just follow the sweet trail and take a ride in our very own glass elevator to level 2!

This summer – come and discover The Atkinson, attend an event or workshop, grab a bite to eat in the Bakery, buy a gift or souvenir from the Shop, have an adventure in the Museum, and explore the Galleries and more!

We look forward to seeing you!

Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine can be seen on Saturday 20 August at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 (£6 children, £24 family). To book your tickets please visit or call our Box Office team on 01704 533 333.


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