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
Step in to a world of immersive, cutting edge technology in this interactive exhibition. Children can take centre stage at Eureka! as they use their own bodies to interact with 3D shapes, creating vivid visual effects and stunning sounds.
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.
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.
, 15 February–15 October 2019, free entry
Not only one of Britain’s most picturesque national parks, the Lake District is also brimming with culture. Here’s what not miss this summer.
The UK’s first immersive exhibition of the much-loved tales of Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. Expect enchanting forests, miniature towns and watery worlds.