We’re counting down to the Easter Holidays! We love this time of year and we’ve scoured Manchester and the North to find the very best cultural adventures.
Round up the family tree. It’s time to run free and get out and about. Cabin fever can be unleashed and all those chocolate eggs burned off. We’ve tracked down the best places to explore the first hints of warmer days as well as our favourite indoor escapades.
Read on for some ideas to keep little and big kids as busy as the Easter bunny. Everything you need to hatch a plan.
For more year-round family activity ideas in Manchester, check out our regularly-updated guide to family things to do in Manchester and the North and also our guide to free family things to do in Manchester.
Do check back again – we’re adding new events as we find them.
Here are our picks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at The Lowry at The Lowry, Salford, 11–16 April 2023, from £18.00 - Book now
Time to emerge from that cosy winter cocoon and fly out into a world of magic and wonder as Eric Carle’s beloved stories are transformed from page to stage using a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and charming music.
Easter Silent Disco at Tatton Park at Tatton Park, 8 April 2023, from £6.50 - Book now
Dust off your dancing shoes this Easter and join Our Kids Social on the dance floor for their adults and kids silent disco party! Adults vs Kids dance-off included, so get practicing!
The Giant Easter Egg Hunt at RHS Bridgewater at RHS Garden Bridgewater, Manchester, 1–16 April 2023, from £0.00 - Book now
Head out on a family adventure at RHS Garden Bridgewater, packed with all sorts of Easter fun, treats and activities for families with children of all ages.
Alice in Wonderland Experience at Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire, 8 April 2023, from £14.50 - Book now
Jump down the Rabbit Hole this Easter. Head to the stunning surroundings of Arley Hall and Gardens for a magical, upside-down adventure with Alice.
Turn It Up: The Power of Music at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, Until 21 May 2023, from £6.00 - Book now
Kids can get hands-on at this world-premiere exhibition exploring the science of music – its mysterious hold over us, and how it drives us to create, perform, feel and share.
Eureka! Science + Discovery Merseyside, Victoria Pl, Seacombe, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 6QY - Visit now
Become a bathroom DJ, climb inside a cat and get up close with the journey from chew to poo at the North’s newest children’s museum, sister of the much-loved Eureka! The National Children’s Museum.
People’s History Museum (PHM), Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER - Visit now
There is always something stimulating and creative for big and little kids alike at this national museum of democracy. It’s never too early to learn about past struggles and that ‘there have always been ideas worth fighting for’.