Family things to do in Manchester and the North

Gemma Gibb, Families Editor

Stretch your mind, imaginations and limbs with our guide to the top family things to do and book now.

Get in training for Art On The Run, a bonkers woodland art race this Sunday and prepare to nap like a Tudor in the Sleep Walk adventure at Little Moreton Hall .

Book now for Alice In Wonderland – the first family show at Chester’s impressive new Storyhouse arts centre, to experience a poetry pajama party at Z-arts and the UK premiere of We Come From Far Far Away exploring refugee experiences at the ever-provocative and innovative Contact Theatre

Get planning for street performance like no other at Liverpool’s Rita Riot / Rita Dreaming / Rita Requiem event by international performer Meow Meow as part of the city’s mega Sgt Pepper at 50 celebrations.

Finally, prepare for summer festival heaven with our guides to this year’s multi-award winning Just So Festival in Cheshire, and the best family things to do at this year’s bluedot and Cloudspotting festivals


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