Days out with the kids

Sadler's Yard Summer Jam

Looking for days out with kids in Manchester and the North? The summer holidays are well underway and we have gathered together some of the best things you can do with the kids this summer in and around Manchester.

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Refract:19 at Waterside
Festivals 18–27 July 2019,

REFRACT:19 at Waterside Arts

Activity 20 July–12 September 2019,

Summer Holidays at Quarry Bank

Exhibitions 20 July 2019–5 January 2020, from £6

The Sun at the Science and Industry Museum

Sadler's Yard Summer Jam
Families 10 August 2019, 11:00 am–6:00 pm, FREE

Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam 2019

Exhibitions 23 March–1 September 2019, Lyme admission prices apply (free for National Trust members) £2.50 for trail

The Lost Words at Lyme

Rocket courtesy Science Museum
Exhibitions 25 September 2018–8 September 2019, FREE

Rocket Returns to the Science and Industry Museum

School Holiday Drama Workshops
Education 30 July–1 August 2019, from £18

School Holiday Drama Workshops at The Met

Culture Guides

Cinema

New venues and new movies. Liven up your November with our latest guide to the best in cinema.

Judy Chicgo at BALTIC, Gateshead – Exhibitions in Manchester and across the North

Exhibitions

One of the most important feminist artists of the last 50 years, Judy Chicago’s first major UK retrospective tops our pick of exhibitions this month.

Family things to do. An art installation at Lightopia.

Families

Check out our latest top picks of family things to do and enjoy some quality time together this autumn.

Jade Montserrat

Literature

There are plenty of magical live literature happenings in the run-up to, during and even after the festive season – and lots of book-buying opportunities, perfect for presents for friends and family, or even yourself.

Music

From Irish hip hop to Afrobeat, absurdist punk to post-metal, this month’s music guide is a real melting pot.

Theatre

With a distinctively festive feel, the temperature outside may have dropped but our theatre guide to Manchester and the North is sizzling hot with unmissable performance.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

We preview the standout classical music events and venues in Manchester.

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Our expert guide to food and drink in Manchester and the North. Taking in bars, restaurants and everywhere to go to eat, drink and get merry.

tours and activities

Tours and Activities

Learn a new skill with November’s crafty guide to the Tours and Activities of Manchester.

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