Summer Holidays in Manchester and across the North have begun! Eeek … school’s out for six heady weeks of adventures to be had. Indoor, outdoor, free, ticketed …. whatever you fancy. Look no further for your ultimate guide for cultural things to do together to make long-lasting memories (and also achieve precious hours of relative sanity this hols). Here is our first lot of highlights but we’ll be updating this each week so keep checking back.
To make that budget go further these summer holidays, take a look also at our round up of the best free things to do with kids in Manchester.
Here are our picks
Try on’ sunglasses from different eras and cultures, bask on an indoor beach, pose in a giant sunbeam and experience a solar storm in this mega new exhibition guaranteed to keep you out of trouble come rain or shine.
The best family festival in the UK? We think so. Adventure together into a wonderland of the best outdoor theatre, music, comedy, literature and other curious creative escapades. With midnight feasts, pillow fights and the bonkers Tribal Tournament be sure to snap up a ticket fast.
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER - Visit now
Head to Manchester’s Left Bank for the Doodle Den and other sessions exploring creative disobedience as part of the museum’s programme marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.