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Creative Tourist

Easter – a time of chocolate highs, the promise of the outdoors,  daffodils… and stir-crazy children. Satisfy your lust for green with our guides to the best parks and gardens in Manchester and walks across the region. Look no further for your quest for top things to do with our guide right here.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Sooni Taraporevala: Home in the City, Bombay 1976 – Mumbai 2016 at the Whitworth

    Sooni Taraporevala Koli Grace Bombay 1976.

    Sooni Taraporevala: Home in the City, Bombay 1976 – Mumbai 2016 at The Whitworth, Manchester, 4 March 2017–1 January 2018, free entry - Visit now

    Manchester’s stellar gallery in a park is showing a triumverate of unmissable exhitions this Easter including Sooni Taraporevala’s snapshot of the social history of Mumbai, Deanna Petherbridge’s detailed, monochrome drawings and the last change to see an exhibition which places Andy Warhol‘s work in an entirely new context. Relax in the beautiful cafe which brings the verdant surroundings within.

  • 2. Tate Liverpool

    Tate Liverpool from across the docks
    Image courtesy of Tate Liverpool.

    Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4BB - Visit now

    A day at Tate Liverpool this April will be brimming with visual delights as part of its stellar spring season. Witness the entire production of a musical in O.K. The Musical ,don’t miss the retrospective of one of America’s great abstract artists Ellsworth Kelly and the updated Constellations display featuring Rothko, Sterne and Warhol. Save time for the shop!


  • 3. Dunham Massey

    National Trust

    Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ - Visit now

    For a slice of the country that’s close to home. The National Trust’s most popular property, Dunham Massey, is just a few miles outside Altrincham, set in beautiful parkland, and close to favourite pub The Swan with Two Nicks.

  • 4. Heaton Park

    Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Higher Blackley, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 2SW - Visit now

    Heaton Park’s Temple – a small circular structure with a breast-esque dome and Tuscan columns, designed in 1800 – was built on the highest point in Manchester. Scale the hill it sits on and you can see (and be seen) for quite a distance. It gives a unique view of the green fells that surround the city, as well as being an iconic spot: Heaton’s Temple was featured in none other than the 1981 TV series, Brideshead Revisited.

  • 5. Lunya Manchester

    Lunya Catalonian Delicatessen in Manchester.
    Image courtesy of Marketing Manchester

    Lunya Manchester, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 2BB - Visit now

    Stock up on some indulgent Easter treats at this deli-extraordinare on Deansgate – or treat yourself to a meal of exemplary tapas in the upstairs restaurant. Who said all the cooking had to happen at home?

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