May half term is our absolute favourite. Whether you are lucky enough to have two weeks to fill or just one there’s oh so much to do.
Here is our guide to top things to do together in this glorious early summer break.
For more ideas also check out our guide to free family things to do in Manchester.
Here are our picks
Experience the stage revival of this tale of outdoor summer childhood adventures in the magnificently redeveloped art deco Storyhouse building this half term. Don’t miss the accompanying Wayword festival events too including backstage tours and campfire tales.
The Piece Hall, The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1RE - Visit now
Head to Halifax for a jaunt at one of our favourite places. With The Big Sing on 25 May, Sunday Mixtape on the 27 May and curious costumed characters The Caygills on the 30 May, enjoy the splendour, fountains and playing hide and seek in the colonnades.
Visit this exhibition celebrating the close relationship between art, games and play then let loose in YSP’s incredible parkland. Interact with sculpture from every angle this with YSP’s new app ‘Sculpture Cam’, get creative together in the Family Sculpture workshops and artist “walkshops” this half term.