Bank holiday

May Bank Holiday 2017: Things to Do

Creative Tourist

With Salford’s premier music festival Sounds From the Other City, a nocturnal-themed adventure trail for families and the largest photography festival in the North all colliding beautifully around the first May Bank Holiday (29 April – 1 May), we thought we’d put together a guide to the very best things to do over the long weekend.

For more ideas, read our culture guides to exhibitions, music, cinema, theatre, literature and family events – and don’t miss our picks for the best beer gardens, spots for outdoor eating, our favourite roof terraces, hidden bars and afternoon tea haunts in Manchester.

Here are our picks

  • 1. The Sleep Walk at Little Moreton Hall

    Wild Rumpus

    The Sleep Walk at Little Moreton Hall, 28 April–27 September 2017, from £5.00 - Visit now

    Another good pick for families, The Sleep Walk by Wild Rumpus at Little Moreton Hall is an adventure trail around the hall and gardens, exploring a night’s kip Tudor style, including segmented sleep (they enjoyed two sleeps in a night) sleeping potions and “nightmare creatures”.