Our Kids Social says YES

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
We do

OKS says YES at YES, Manchester 31 December 2018 Tickets from £6 — Book now

Thought boozing and dancing on New Year’s Eve since little people came along was a thing of the past? Lucky for us that a cunning collaboration between legendary purveyors of knees up with your nippers Our Kids Social and Manchester’s super cool new music venue YES means we can have it all (sort of).

Afternoon hedonism is where it’s at these days anyway. Honest.

We can’t think of many better ways to while away a few hours exploring this recently restored former auctioneer’s than eating, drinking, crafting and throwing some shapes together.

In the Pink Room the Our Kids Social DJ will be playing disco festival tunes while Papertown Crafts will be encouraging artistic talent young and old. Oops a Daisy Circus Skills will be encouraging some flamboyant performance here too.

Head down to the Basement for the trademark Our Kids Social Silent Disco experience. Two channels of choices include guilty pleasures for the adults and kids’ pop.  Dancefloor challenges to keep everyone on their toes include seeing how low you can all go under the limbo bar and if you know all the fortnite moves. Expect to find some fun accessories and clobber to sport too.

A special New Year’s Eve enchanted trail takes you on a tour to explore YES’s incredible historical building and more activities are to be announced.

The venue (and bar) is open from midday with the event running from 1-3. A pizza slice and drink are included with every child’s ticket. YES’s food offer is run by fine pop-ups Firebird Hope and Pepperoni Playboy meaning plenty of fuel for bigger as well as little bellies alike.


OKS says YES at YES, Manchester 31 December 2018 Tickets from £6 Book now

Where to go near Our Kids Social says YES

Music venue
Joshua Brooks

Long-established Manchester bar and nightclub, Joshua Brooks is just off student hotspot Oxford Road. Open until 4am on the weekends with regular DJ-led club nights.

Manchester Wine Tours

Manchester Wine Tours is a relaxed, fun wine tour, full of the city’s best food and drink, led by an effortlessly engaging host.

The Dancehouse

From its charming Art Deco interiors to a quirky, highly original creative arts output, our theatre is firmly established within the city’s famously vibrant cultural scene.

Bar or Pub
The Thirsty Scholar

Friendly pub under a railway arch serving vegetarian and vegan pub food, as well as hosting regular live music.

The Cotton Factory

This residency restaurant opened in summer 2019, at Locke Hotels’ Whitworth Locke. The first residency comes courtesy of Mexican specialists El Camino.

Peru Perdu

Peru Perdu has an all-new food and drink menu, with some of the best-looking dishes in the city.

Event venue

We check out the new festive changes to Hatch, Manchester’s favourite collection of small independents.

What's on: Families

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

Enjoy fun and creative activities designed to encourage your little ones to play freely in the fresh air, while exploring nature and the outdoors with family and friends.

free entry

Culture Guides