Our top picks this February bring you the best family things to do across Manchester and the north. We know this is the toughest stretch of winter so take it easy and treat you and your family to some quality family time together exploring the places and things you love. Our top picks include science, art, music, theatre, crafts and even insects!
The fabulous Young Explorers programme returns to the Royal Northern College of Music. Designed to engage young children in classical music, this latest event invites you to take a trip through the musical art gallery that is Pictures at an Exhibition.
Over at Z-arts they open their smash-hit show of the year this month, The Tiger that Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat. Children can get up close to some of Judith Kerr’s famous characters. We’ve also selected The Little Prince at Z-arts, which is a magical, timeless story, on stage this February half term.
Heads up for March; Zog is coming to Oldham Coliseum! Join Zog at Madam Dragon’s school to learn all the things that dragons need to know…
Lots to look forward to and we’ll make sure you hear about it all. Read on for more details.
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Here are our picks
In this immersive exhibition children can let their imaginations go wild as they take centre stage alongside some of their favourite characters from beloved children’s author, Judith Kerr.
Rugby League is born and bred in West Yorkshire. From its beginnings in Huddersfield in 1895 to the Super League superstars of today, celebrate over 120 years of blood, sweat and tears.
‘a place lived’ by Maddi Nicholson is a new public artwork that delves into the near-forgotten history of Manchester’s thriving financial district.
These lively mornings of crafts and singing are fun, creative sessions for toddlers.
Visit The Piece Hall in Halifax for a series of People Play inspired early years mornings complete with songs, stories and a craft activity.
Drop into The Piece Hall Welcome Centre and collect a sculpture trail map that will take you on a sketching and symbol spotting journey.
Featuring impressive acrobatics and a mysterious box of tricks, BOX offers a humorous and uplifting tale about sibling connection and compassion.
Head to The Piece Hall in Halifax to celebrate the launch of People Play – a new sculpture commission and exhibition by artist Alice Irwin.
Join the ten day celebration of all things innovative and check out the scientific happenings in Manchester and the North.