The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Waterside this August. Photography © Robert Day

Summer Holidays: the best things to do with kids

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

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.

Don’t miss our guides to parks and top picks of places to go rural for some more outdoor days out without leaving the city and our families guide for other longer-term capers.

Here are our picks

Things to do right now

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tours and activities
Activity 12 October–23 November 2019, from £14.5

Silent Adventures Silent disco tours

The Shadow at HOME
Dance 22–23 November 2019, from £12.00

The Shadow at HOME

Activity 26 March–26 November 2019, from £17

Tours of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and The Pankhurst Centre

Guitar Lessons
Activity 25 September–27 November 2019, FREE

Guitar Lessons for Beginners at Partisan

Cinema 22–28 November 2019, from £7.50

Marriage Story at HOME

Cinema 15–28 November 2019, from £7.5

The Irishman at HOME

lived-in rooms
Exhibitions 22 November–1 December 2019, FREE

Lived-In Rooms at Tenancy house