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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.

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, […]

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 […]

“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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For a fun day out – head to the National Football Museum. Round up the family for a visit to England’s one and only National Football Museum. There are plenty of football-themed activities for families of all ages to enjoy.

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Whether you live in a city or in the countryside, you will find all sorts of nature on your doorstep. Anybody can be an Outdoor Explorer. The brilliant Manchester Museum have made some short films that you can watch online. Explore the world around you – find minibeasts and study plantlife. Don’t forget to share […]

Join the Holiday Lego Club at Beswick Library and let your imagination run wild. Will you build a haunted castle or a ghastly ghost? Enjoy building your favourite scary stuff at Lego Club. Suitable for families with children ages 5 –12years, sessions are free and Covid-safe. Booking is essential. Please pop in to the Library […]

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Adventurers should definitely hot-foot it to the Imperial War Museum North this October half term. Family-friendly ‘Story Seekers’ sessions take place every day throughout the half term holidays. You can get hands-on with real artefacts and also discover brave real-life stories. Story Seekers is a wonderful opportunity for families of all ages to learn about […]

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Northenden Community Library will host a pop up craft table throughout the October half term holidays. Enjoy free spooky holiday crafts for all of the family. Running during library opening hours: Monday to Thursday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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Brooklands Library will host a pop up craft table throughout the October half term holidays. Enjoy free spooky holiday crafts for all of the family. Running during library opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 […]