Our Year – Activities for Children and Young People in Manchester

The coronavirus pandemic has caused great disruption to many of our lives. It has also been an especially difficult time for our children and young people.

Throughout the pandemic our children and young people have shown amazing strength and determination. Now, we think that it is time to celebrate the achievements and resilience of our young people. To show them how proud we are of them and also to support them to achieve even more.

Working with our partners across the city, we’re dedicating 2022 to our children and young people. ‘Our Year’ is an exciting year-long programme of activities, events, opportunities and experiences for children and young people living in Manchester.

Making up for the time they’ve spent in lockdown and away from school, their hobbies and their friends, 2022 marks a well deserved year of opportunity for Manchester’s children and young people.

Read on to find out more about some of the fantastic events happening across our city over the next year. Also, for more events taking place in the May half-term, be sure to take a look at our School Holidays guide – you’ll find a range of activities for families and young people to enjoy.

For more information about 2022 Our Year – visit the Our Year website.

Top Picks

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Junior Golf Academy

Play golf every Saturday at Heaton Park. Beginners welcome and all equipment is provided.

Heaton Park


1:00pm - 2:00pm

January 8, 2022 - Friday Jun 30 2023

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Welly Walk at The Whitworth

Get muddy and discover art and nature in the Whitworth Park. Pick up your free guide when you visit.

Whitworth Park



Moss Side

9:00am - 5:00pm

July 30, 2022 - Sunday Sep 10 2023

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Summer Fun in Gaskell’s Garden

Enjoy a free summer trail and discover the treasures in Elizabeth Gaskell's garden with your family and friends. Normal House admission charges apply (£6.50 for adults and children are free).

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House


11:00am - 4:30pm

July 20, 2022 - Sunday Sep 4 2022

Free (normal admission charges apply)
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MCRactive Summer Holiday Camps

With a wide range of activities on offer, there is plenty for children and young people to enjoy over the summer holidays.

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 27, 2022 - Thursday Sep 1 2022


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