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Come and help us celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Central Library on one of our special Sunday openings. Join in the fun as we offer themed family activities and crafts for everyone to enjoy

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Head to The Lion’s Den at the Manchester Art Gallery this spring and create art with your family. Create your own artwork with a fantastic team of artists. Explore colourful and interesting art materials. You can display your own pieces of art in the gallery or take them home with you.

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Suitable for children aged 3-8 years (and their grown-ups), Squidge is a fun sensory dance show with live music. You’ll sit in your own special seating area where you can explore magical light-up boxes. With lots of exciting textures for little hands, this is a show to delight and tickle your senses. This is a […]

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Mmm Ahh Whoosh is a lively musical event for children aged 0–5 and their grown-ups. Take a soulful journey through a swirling world of colour and enjoy listening to different types of music. Inspired by all of the sounds little ones make – first breaths, hums and gurgles – Mmm Aah Whoosh celebrates the language […]

Get creative this half term when you visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Head to the Servants’ Hall for lots of family craft activities. You can find out all about Victorian greetings cards and also make your own seasonal card to take home. There is also a cat-themed family activity trail too. Inspired by Elizabeth’s own cat, […]

The Hug is a beautiful theatre show about a hedgehog and a tortoise who are both searching for a hug. Along the way they meet lots of wonderful animals – a scary badger, a crazy squirrel who knows A LOT about nuts, a fabulous fox, and an owl who is trying their best to be wise. […]

Scribble and Clipboard have a very important job to do – they need to sort the recycling. But Scribble keeps finding new things to investigate. When she discovers a mysterious egg hidden in the rubbish, our heroes need the audience’s help. Can we save the mysterious egg from smashing? And what will we discover along […]

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Young dinosaur fanatics will love this new family theatre show about friendship and…you guessed it….dinosaurs. Sam is a happy, dinosaur loving 8-year-old whose world turns upside down after his parents separate. However, when he takes himself off to the far end of the school playground he meets Alex. Alex is a deaf girl with a […]

“Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me! I’m the Gingerbread Man!” Come and see the wonderful tale of the Gingerbread Man as a theatre show at Z-Arts. With fantastic puppets, great music and lots of laughs, the show tells the story of the delicious-smelling Gingerbread Man – the bravest biscuit of […]

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Head to the Palace Theatre for this amazing new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story, Billionaire Boy. Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 pocket money, per WEEK. Sadly, Joe doesn’t have what he really wants more […]