10 Things to do in Manchester Over the Bank Holiday Weekend in May for the Family

  • Date: May 21, 2024
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1. Treasure Hunt at Burnage Rugby Club Car Boot Sale on Sunday. Open from 8 til 1 for buyers, this is your chance to buy the children lots of new things without breaking the bank! There are refreshments for sale in the clubhouse, so you can have a lazy Sunday breakfast with delicious bacon butties and tea to give yourself a treat as well!

2. If you are feeling cultural catch a thrilling live performance at The Lowry. The Lowry is a stunning architectural landmark housing a collection of art inspired by the North West of England. And after you have seen a show you can do a little browsing in the shopping centre. Check their listings for showtimes. https://thelowry.com/

3. Explore the critters at Manchester Museum. This free museum is a treasure trove of natural history and archaeology exhibits. Kids will love seeing the dinosaur skeletons, the Egyptian mummies, and the live bugs and creepy crawlies in the Amazonian Rainforest exhibit. It is open on the Sunday, but closed Monday. https://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

4. Zip World at Heaton Park.Heaton Park is one of Manchester’s largest parks and a great place to spend a family day outdoors. There’s a boating lake, playgrounds, a miniature railway, and you can even explore the treetops on a high rope course or leap along in huge bouncy nets suspended in the woodland. https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/manchester

5. Have a blast at Cheeky Monkeys: Cheeky Monkeys is an indoor play centre that’s perfect for a rainy day. There are soft play areas, slides, climbing frames, and a ball pit to keep the kids entertained for hours. There’s also a cafe where you can relax and have a coffee while the kids play. https://cheekymonkeysplayarea.net/

6. See a movie at HOME.HOME is a vibrant cultural centre that houses a cinema, art gallery, theatre, and library. They often have special family-friendly screenings over the weekends, so check out their listings to see what’s on. https://homemcr.org/whats-on/


7. Explore the Science and Industry Museum.The Science and Industry Museum is a great place to learn about Manchester’s industrial heritage. Kids will love the interactive exhibits, including the chance to step inside a recreated Victorian house and see how people used to live. https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/whats-on

8. Have a picnic in Fletcher Moss Park.Fletcher Moss Park is a beautiful park with a variety of gardens, woodlands, and a lake. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy some family time outdoors. There’s a playground too!

9. Visit the National Football Museum:If you’re a football fan, then a visit to the National Football Museum is a must. The museum tells the story of football from its origins to the present day, and there are exhibits on all aspects of the game. You can also see some of the most famous football shirts in the world, including shirts worn by Pelé and Maradona. https://nationalfootballmuseum.com/

10. Take a day trip to Salford Quays.Salford Quays is a waterfront area that’s been regenerated into a vibrant cultural hub. There’s the Lowry arts centre, the Imperial War Museum North, and plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. You can also take a boat trip on the Manchester Ship Canal. https://www.merseyferries.co.uk/our-cruises/manchester-ship-canal-cruise/

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