Things to do at May half term

Creative Tourist

The school year is flying by, and as we move into the summer months, we’re already looking forward to the May half-term holiday. We’ve compiled some of the best activities taking place in Manchester and the North, both indoors and outdoors, so you can be sheltered in the rain and bask in the sun on those rare sunny days!

From steam train journeys with wizards and dinosaurs, to flying with dragons and running freely around the RHS Bridgewater Garden, here’s a selection of things to do and see in Manchester and the surrounding areas, including stately homes, museums, parks and children’s theatre shows.

For more family activity ideas for half term in Manchester, check out our guide to family things to do in Manchester and the North and also our guide to free family things to do in Manchester too.

Here are our picks