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04 August 2014

What's On for Kids in Manchester

Whether it's making the most of the last few days of the summer holidays, planning for an action packed half term, or squeezing as much fun into a weekend away as you possibly can, Manchester is a great place to visit with the kids. Take a look at a few upcoming child friendly events:

Saturday Playhouse

Head to The Lowry with the kids between 11am and 12.30pm on Saturdays until the end of August and they'll be able to enjoy a morning of arts and crafts. Typical themes include making horse puppets from War Horse, making a carousel with characters, making Cbeebies inspired masks and much more. 

Traditional Family Fun

Join in the fun and games at The Imperial War Museum this summer and you'll be able to enjoy activities that children were enjoying a hundred years ago. You can play hopscotch on a war time street, make scrap books and peg dolls, play with spinning tops and even make your own cardboard theatre. 

Family Fun Days

The University of Manchester are running several fun days and afternoons throughout the summer, offering children the chance to get crafty with mum and dad. Try your hand at finger painting, making sock puppets, making badges and sun catchers and much more. 

Sids Show

Cbeebies fans will love this great show, held at The Lowry Arts and Entertainment Centre on the 14th September. Sid becomes 'Deep Sea Sid' as he discovers a bright and colourful underwater world with you, as you sing songs, play games and laugh along the way. A must watch for little ones. 

Spooky Halloween Makes 

Make spooky Halloween masks and hats at the Hat Works Museum in the run up to Halloween. Kids will love these weekend sessions where they can get sticking and covering every available surface in glitter, Halloween style!

Halloween Monster Mash Ball

Following the huge success of the Halloween Monster Mash Ball at the Heywood Civic Centre, this fantastically spooky event is being held again. There's face painting, scary nail polish, party games, fancy dress costumes and lots of music and dancing. A great event for little ghosts and ghouls. 

If all else fails and you cant find an event you want to attend with the kids, Manchester is packed with family friendly attractions the whole family will enjoy. Lego fans with love the Legoland Discovery Centre at The Trafford Centre, where they can enjoy a movie in the 4D cinema, visit the all new Lego Friends Olivia's House and enjoy lots of Lego themed rides. It's got something for Lego fans no matter how old or young to enjoy. There's also the Vertical Chill Ice Wall, Projekts Indoor Skatepark, The Manchester Museum, Salford Watersports Centre, Aerial Extreme Manchester, the Donkey Sanctuary, Namco Funscape Manchester and so many more attractions that will keep any child occupied come rain or shine. 

So what are you waiting for? Book your family into a Travelodge hotel today and head to Manchester for an action packed stay the entire family will love.

Where in Manchester would you recommend visiting?

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1 comment

  1. I love the Imperial War Museum and Legoland Discovery Centre. We're really very lucky living in Manchester - there's loads to do.


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