Half term in Manchester and across the North is here once again! May is our favourite of all the school holidays. This year there’s a heady mix of great outdoor escapades add to the many indoor creative experiences on offer.
Adventure around an award-winning gallery, get coding, crafting and hop on board a Storytelling Bus to experience history like never before.
Here’s our guide to top things to do together. Everything you need to make the most of this last half term together before the summer hols.
For more half term Manchester ideas also check out our guide to free family things to do in Manchester and the North.
Here are our picks
Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris’ spell book is brought to life in a special artist trail which brings to life the language of the natural world.
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.
Make tracks for Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum. A one-in-a-lifetime chance to see Stephenson’s Rocket return to the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway for the first time in over 180 years.
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER - Visit now
Head to Manchester’s Left Bank for the Doodle Den and other sessions exploring creative disobedience as part of the museum’s programme marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.