We’re spoilt for choice this February half term in Manchester and across the North. This holiday’s always a good one with indoor and outdoor escapades galore and the first hints of Spring.
Here’s our guide to top things to do together.
For more half term Manchester ideas also check out our guide to free family things to do in Manchester.
Here are our picks
Bookworms rejoice! The first exhibition to celebrate illustrator Quentin Blake’s decades-long partnership with author and childhood friend John Yeoman promises literary larks and crazy characters for all.
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.
The Piece Hall in Halifax prepares to unveil The Blanket – a new large-scale outdoor artwork by British sculptor David Murphy – which will occupy the centre of the former textile hall’s sweeping Georgian courtyard.
Time travelling magicians Morgan and West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza.
Head back to the nineteenth century for adventuring of the highest order at Quarry Bank. New trail by author Philip Ardagh reveals the working lives of the kids at the Mill.