Winter Markets at Platt Fields Garden Market

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
MUDD Platt Fields Market Garden

Winter Markets at Platt Fields Garden Market at Platt Fields Market Garden, Manchester 16 — 23 November 2023 Entrance is free — Visit now

Manchester Urban Diggers (MUD) are a force of agricultural and social good in the world. Their Fallowfield project in Platt Fields Market Garden has been serving the community delicious food throughout the year. As a fitting end to a great year they’re hosting a week of seasonal activities, meals, saunas and winter markets.

Starting on Saturday the 16th December with a market, DJs, Food and Drink as well as HIVE sauna sessions it’s a great alternative way to relax into winter rather than letting the stress of the season get on top of you.

Throughout the rest of the week you can enjoy wreath making and a farmers market on the Sunday, forest school with face painting and mulled wine on the Monday, Rummage in the Range with a big fire and s’mores on the Tuesday and Wednesday, a YALDA community feast on the Thursday and a Christmas farmer’s market with fire and BBQ on the Friday.

No where else in Manchester is one place offering such a wholesome and eclectic mix of festive fun to indulge in. Rather than traipsing the packed streets of town looking for endless gifts, why not switch to shopping at independent markets where you can sit round the fire sipping a mulled wine once you’ve ticked the present buying box on your festive to do list.

Winter Markets at Platt Fields Garden Market at Platt Fields Market Garden, Manchester 16 — 23 November 2023 Entrance is free Visit now

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