We’re spoilt for choice this October half term in Manchester and across the North. This holiday’s always a good one with indoor and outdoor escapades and haunting happenings galore.
Here’s our guide to top things to do together.
There are enough mind-boggling ideas, activities and events to fill up your week alone at the Science and Industry Museum and Manchester Science Festival this autumn. With enough cool goings on to occupy even the most cynical of teens we recommend reserving free tickets to Distortions in Spacetime quicksmart.
For indoor contemplation and play head to Eureka! in Halifax to catch their out-of-this-world digital art exhibition before it ends next month.
For three-in-one history, culture, outdoor and Halloween fixes head to Quarry Bank, Speke Hall and Ordsall Hall.
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.