FAMILIES are being invited to learn more about the world around by taking part in a month of free activities.

In September, Wilmslow 's Festival of Nature is putting on a host of activities throughout the town to inspire and motivate people to take more care of our planet.

There will be something for everyone to enjoy, such as cycle rides, zoom talks, a cinema, a community garden celebration and a green homes tour.

The month of activities culminates with a Car Free Street Festival on September 25, which will take over the town centre between 11am and 4pm.

The carnival extravaganza will feature the ‘On Yer Bike’ live music stage all powered by bicycles and hosted by BBC Radio 6 DJ Chris Hawkins.

Bands and musicians include Joel Gardner, Fondabath, BlacksheepLad and Melanie Williams and Joe Roberts.

The Spice Girls – or rather, their stilt-walking elephant equivalents – will be roaming through the town accompanied by drummers.

Knutsford Guardian: Musician Joel Gardner will be performing at the festival (Lucy Nicholls)Musician Joel Gardner will be performing at the festival (Lucy Nicholls)

Combining eye-catching costumes with playful puppeteers, this walkabout performance is bound to surprise and inspire.

Event organiser Georgie Johnson said: "As the live music is pedal powered, we need everyone to come and help keep the amps going.

"Last year we had lots of people enjoying pedalling along to some fantastic entertainment.

"You can sign up on our website or just turn up on the day."

Children’s activities will include a special area to scoot or cycle around (bring your own transport) along with nature-themed craft activities.

Circus Fun will also be there with circus skills and exciting activities.

Everybody Leisure will be coming along to showcase a range of different sports, with sporting challenges for everyone to try out. Bike shops will be setting up a check and chat stand on Alderley Road.

Stalls with an environmental theme will also be present so you can find out more about the local environment and how to care for it.

All car parks and disabled parking slots will be available as usual, but visitors are encouraged to walk or cycle if possible.

Full details can be found at festivalofnature.co.uk.