School Holidays in Manchester

Looking for things to do in October half term? You’re in the right place. Working with our partners across the city, we’ve pulled together a fantastic list of fun-packed activities and events, so you don’t have to go searching.

There are Halloween-themed events, gardening sessions or arts and crafts. There’s something for all ages and abilities. With family theatre and workshops to celebrate Black History Month, there’s plenty for everyone to take part in.

Some activities are for the whole family and others you can book your young person onto for the day. With loads to do and see, there’s plenty of free activity too.

Top Picks

Heaton Park Animal Centre

Animal lovers - big and small - will love visiting the furry and feathery friends at Heaton Park Animal Centre.

Heaton Park


10:00am - 4:00pm

June 24, 2021 - Thursday Jun 30 2022

Heaton Hall and its lush green surroundings on a sunny day.

Heaton Hall & Park Tour

This revealing tour of Heaton Hall and Park includes a rare visit inside the house as well as a tour around the park.

Heaton Park


11:00am - 1:00pm

August 11, 2021 - Sunday Jul 31 2022

A golf ball sits on a golfing green.

Junior Golf Academy

Play golf every Saturday throughout the summer. Beginners welcome and all equipment is provided.

Heaton Park


1:00pm - 2:00pm

June 5, 2021 - Saturday Jul 2 2022

A group of young people enjoy a dance session in a fitness studio.

HideOut Youth Zone Senior Club

A weekly club offering a range of fun activities for children aged from 13 - 19, and for those aged up to 25 with additional needs. 

HideOut Youth Zone

Abbey Hey


4:00pm - 9:00pm

June 23, 2021 - Wednesday Jun 29 2022

The gardens at Platt Fields Park.

Gardening Sessions

Pop down to Platt Hall at Platt Fields Park to join the weekly gardening sessions.

Platt Fields Park



11:00am - 4:00pm

August 3, 2021 - Tuesday Oct 26 2021


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