What’s on in Manchester during May

With two glorious bank holiday weekends and some sunny weather (well, hopefully), you’re going to need to know what’s on in Manchester during May. Run wild in the fresh air at one of Manchester’s many parks or take a look at some more ideas for great local family days out. With a wealth of arts and culture, leisure centres, libraries and lush green space right on our doorsteps, there are many places to explore.

Celebrated by Muslims in Manchester and across the world, the vibrant festival of Eid al-Fitr is due to commence around 23-24 May. And with the May half-term break almost upon us, do cast your eyes over some of our suggestions for half-term things to do in Manchester.

Two small children and their guardian have fun skipping in a large garden.
Image courtesy of National Trust / David Watson

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