Join Marty Macdonald On the Farm at The Atkinson

Join Marty Macdonald On the Farm at 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 ChallengeThe 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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Honalee Media Ltd

Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine

Saturday 20 August


£8 (£6 children, £24 family)

80 minutes with interval.

Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.




About The Atkinson


The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.


The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.


The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the  Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.

Posted on 9 August 2016 under General news

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