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
Young Explorers invites you to take an exciting trip through the musical art gallery composer Mussorgsky called, Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by the work of his friend, artist Viktor Hartman.
Looking to inspire the young scientists in your family this half term? Visit the Science Show and discover some of the important moments in Jodrell Bank’s history, which make it such an important place.
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.
If ever there’s a time to explore Beningbrough Hall, this is certainly it. Check out the packed programme of seasonal events and activities at the National Trust property this autumn.
Discover how Victorian gentlemen protected their moustaches from tea, which monarch’s pair of stockings reside in Salford, get up close to incredible art and more.
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.
Get creative together and explore and learn about the history of Pontefract Castle through play or crafts. A different activity each month.
‘a place lived’ by Maddi Nicholson is a new public artwork that delves into the near-forgotten history of Manchester’s thriving financial district.
People’s History Museum – Manchester’s national museum of democracy – celebrates its 10th birthday with a special weekend of events.
These lively mornings of crafts and singing are fun, creative sessions for toddlers.
Imagine if your neighbour was actually a sorcerer whose house was powered entirely by magic? Would you know how to cope with a vacuum cleaner that has a mind of its own?!