Six whole weeks? A family summer guide.

Creative Tourist

It’s summertime in Manchester, and there’s lots to do. From al fresco film to musical shipping containers, from a new Living Worlds gallery to a celebration of frogs, from tales of industrial life to building your own strand of DNA: this is your indispensable guide to the museums and galleries, the parks and gardens, the kid-friendly cafés, shops and hotels of Manchester.

Download the PDF guide now, browse it below, or use the columns on the right to discover what’s on in Manchester, and learn about travel information, guided walks, maps,  hotels and more.

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Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Take a look at our top recommendations for restaurants and bars to check out this spring.

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Culture Guides

Festival-goers at Green Island
Music in Manchester and the North

Gazing longingly towards the good times that will accompany the surely imminent sun, we take a look at the best music festivals coming up in Manchester and Salford.

Theatre in Manchester and the North
Theatre in Manchester and the North

Affecting contemporary performances and fresh, relevant takes on enduring classics, we pick out shows that help us scrutinise the world we live in.