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Spring Escape

Trafford Centre, Manchester
Wednesday 31 May - Sunday 4 June 2023
With a vintage funfair, live musicians and a great food & drink offering, there's so much to enjoy at Trafford Centre this Spring. Running from 1st - 24th April, The Trafford Centre Spring Escape event features delicious treats and po...

You Choose

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 31 May - Friday 2 June 2023
Suitable for ages 2-7, You Choose - Every show is unique!Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you an interactive musical show for all th...

The Library of Enchantment

Z-arts, Manchester
Wednesday 31 May - Friday 21 July 2023
Ever wanted to step inside a story? The Library of Enchantment is a fun-filled thrilling family-friendly escape room, full of seafaring adventures, time travelling tricks and a pesky old bookworm who's always up to meddlesome mischief! Can ...

Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

Old Trafford, Manchester
Wednesday 31 - Tuesday 30 May 2023
Visit the Museum & Stadium Tour at Old Trafford and walk in the footsteps of greatness. The Museum is open for visitors, and the Stadium Tour follows a great route, so you'll see the players' tunnel, walk next to the world famous pitch, and...

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (PG)

HOME, Manchester
Wednesday 31 May - Thursday 1 June 2023
For over fifty years, Judy Blume's classic and groundbreaking novel "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humour, and candid exploration of life's biggest question...

East Lancashire Railway - Caravan & Motorhome Club Member Ticket

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Wednesday 31 May - Sunday 31 December 2023
Caravan and Motorhome Club Tickets Current Caravan and Motorhome Club Cardholders qualify for a 2For1 on Day Rover tickets and include unlimited travel all day, up and down the line (excluding special events). ...

Fairy Tales

Z-arts, Manchester
Wednesday 31 May - Saturday 8 July 2023
An interactive world of play and storytelling for 0-8-year-olds and their grown-ups, Z-Arts enchanting interactive exhibition has been designed by Discover with illustrator David Litchfield and author Ross Montgomery. Once upon a time, ther...

Manchester Cinema Tickets

Manchester, Manchester
Wednesday 31 May - Sunday 31 December 2023
Discounted tickets for Vue and Odeon Cinemas... CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!  ...

Motionhouse Dance Theatre - Starchitects

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 June 2023
Suitable for 3-12 year olds, this new show from Motionhouse is a joyful cosmic adventure. With its mix of gravity-defying choreography and digital projections, Starchitects, is a visual spectacle using the dance-circus fusion that the compa...

The Wizarding Adventure

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Thursday 1 June - Friday 27 October 2023
It's a kind of magic! Are you ready to attend your first day at the Grand Old School of Wizardry. Join the madcap mages and wacky witches of the faculty on a spellbinding adventure to work on your wand waving, brush up on your broomstick sk...

Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game

22 Opposite The Old Granada Studios And Bauhaus, Manchester
Thursday 1 June 2023
Choose your date and time after you purchase. Explore the most frightful places in Manchester, with their stories of restless spirits, cruel murders and menacing ghouls. Solve 13 creepy clues to find out the true story of Loky. Loky was a M...

Muppets From Space (U)

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 1 June 2023
Watch the Muppets classic from 1999 on the big screen. When adopted Gonzo and his rat pal Rizzo embarks on a quest to find Gonzo's real family, Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet. After an...

Red Rose Diners

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Friday 2 June - Friday 24 November 2023
The perfect steam train dining experience for two, or an indulgent treat for a group of friends, our Red Rose Diners are the ultimate foodie experience in Lancashire. Enjoy a delicious four-course meal with an unbeatable atmosphere, ideal f...

The Dino Adventure

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Friday 2 June - Friday 18 August 2023
Get your teeth into this Jurassic Lark. Join an eccentric expedition on a time travelling steam train to meet with a herd of adorable baby dinosaurs. Get up close with the cute cretaceous critters and maybe even give the T-Rex a tickle unde...

The Snail and The Whale

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 3 - Monday 5 June 2023
A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, Tall Stories - the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage - present a play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donald...

Crafty Families

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 3 - Saturday 24 June 2023
Suitable for under 11s, little ones and their grown-ups can get crafty with a professional artist who will lead you through some fun, creative and colourful arts activities. ...

Fairy Tales Birthday Parties

Z-arts, Manchester
Saturday 3 June - Saturday 8 July 2023
Join the Three Bears in their little Bed & Breakfast in the forest and celebrate your child's birthday in the magical world of Fairy Tale Town with a party for up to 30 children (minimum 20 children required).  Step into a fairy tale town ...

Disney 100 - The Concert

AO Arena, Manchester
Monday 5 June 2023
Presented in the UK by Senbla and produced by Semmel Concerts, Disney 100 - The Concert will feature legendary film scenes on giant screen, whilst the magical musical moments are brought to life by the Hollywood Sound Orchestra along with s...

Rhyme Time

Z-arts, Manchester
Tuesday 6 June - Tuesday 18 July 2023
Rhyme time is a fun group singing session for babies and toddlers (0-4 years) and their grown-ups.   Singing together and repeating rhymes helps your child develop listening, visual and memory skills, which will help them develop. Rhyme t...

Schools Visits - Fairy Tales

Z-arts, Manchester
Tuesday 6 June - Thursday 20 July 2023
A gorgeous and unique learning Fairy Tales themed storytelling experience for Primary aged children in KS1. Have fun in a free play session that'll inspire creative and imaginative play inside the immersive space. Take part in an artistic w...

Little Reads

Z-arts, Manchester
Wednesday 7 June - Wednesday 5 July 2023
Little Reads with Manchester Literature Festival. Join Ged for an interactive Storytelling session in our new Children's Library. 10am session - Pre-school/Family session 11am- Inclusive session (If you require a BSL interpreter please do l...

Cirque - The Greatest Show

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Thursday 8 June 2023
Where Musical Theatre Meets Circus It's time to step into the light. Escape with us for a night like no other, where we take you into a world where the very best of musical theatre showstoppers meets jaw-dropping circus spectacular.A world ...

The Lowry CAT Open Day

The Lowry, Salford
Thursday 8 June 2023
Experience exciting movement workshops in technique and creativity delivered by Lowry CAT [Centre for Advanced Training] Dance Artists. Open to all young people aged 10-16 years, interested in dance and living in the Northwest of England. N...

Mothers Who Make

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 8 June - Thursday 6 July 2023
A peer support group and creative exchange session for mothers who are artists - professional and/or passionate - writers, painters, actors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers... every kind of maker welcome, and every kind of mother. The se...

Babies Playtime

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 9 - Friday 30 June 2023
A great opportunity to meet other parents and socialise babies, come along to The Lowry's fun and friendly activity for babies. In this session you and your little ones will sing, dance and get creative.10am-10.45am: For babies under 1 (pre...


O2 Apollo, Manchester
Saturday 10 June 2023
One of the world's most popular YouTubers and Twitch Streamers, gamer, comedian and writer Tom Simons (aka TommyInnit) has announced his first ever major UK tour. With over 50 million subscribers across his channels, he surpassed one billi...

Salford Dance Explosion 2023

The Lowry, Salford
Monday 12 June 2023
Salford Dance Explosion - A 4 day festival of dance performances from local schools, college, theatre and dance academies showcasing a full range of genres celebrating dance. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS Monday June 12th Abigail Bibby School of Dan...

DogFest Cheshire

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June 2023
Bring your dog to DogFest Cheshire, in partnership with ManyPets, and treat them to a day which guarantees to get their tails wagging at Tatton Park. Try your paw at a variety of have-a-go activities from dog diving to agility, enter the...

Bluey & Bingo Family Fun Day

Bury Transport Museum, Bury
Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June 2023
The peppy puppies from Down Under are coming to visit the Bury Transport Museum and they would love to see you all. Meet Bluey and Bingo as they say hello to everyone at regular intervals throughout the day. There will also be a fun fair, f...

Born to be wild child x Green Island Festival

Hulme Community Garden Centre, Manchester
Saturday 17 June 2023
Art rockers get ready for a rockin family arty party in the Hulme Garden Centre....

On Earth and Space - Chris Hadfield's Guide To the Cosmos

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 18 June 2023
Join Canadian astronaut and ex-commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, for a mind-expanding evening of exploration, imagery, stories, and music. What does this new age of space travel mean, and what can it bring to li...

Bad Dad

Waterside, Manchester
Sunday 18 June 2023
Heartbreak Productions present this outdoor theatre version of "Bad Dad", written by one of the UK's most popular children's authors - David Walliams. It follows Frank and his father Gilbert as they struggle to escape the clutches of the lo...

Bad Dad

Walkden Gardens, Manchester
Sunday 18 June 2023
Heartbreak Productions present this outdoor theatre version of "Bad Dad", written by one of the UK's most popular children's authors - David Walliams. It follows Frank and his father Gilbert as they struggle to escape the clutches of the lo...

RNCM Young Explorers: Music from Sing and Sing 2

RNCM, Manchester
Sunday 18 June 2023
Our Young Explorers series of family-friendly events continues this season with an incredible afternoon of music from the films Sing and Sing 2. Prepare to be dazzled as The Untold Orchestra bring your favourite songs to life in our Theatre...

Baby Book Club

Z-arts, Manchester
Wednesday 21 June - Wednesday 19 July 2023
Baby Book Club is a wonderful way to spend time together with your baby (0-2 years) and develop their love of books, stories and reading.   Baby Book Club helps parents develop skills in how to make reading fun for their babies and help d...

Hallé & Hallé Children’s Choir - Celebrating Victoria Wood

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Saturday 24 June 2023
This family concert - a world premiere arrangement - has been commissioned by the Victoria Wood Foundation. The piece will be performed by the Halle Children's Choir and the full forces of the Halle. It will showcase some of the late Bury c...


Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 24 June 2023 - Saturday 24 February 2024
You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss this all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show! Two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, ...

Comedysportz 4 Tots

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 24 June - Saturday 23 September 2023
A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG laughs for little kids and a great opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. There will be plenty of silly songs, stories and ...

THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT Family Rave w/ Mikey D.O.N & MC Kwasi

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Saturday 24 June 2023
THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT Jungle & Reggae Party with award winning Reggae DJ, Mikey D.O.N & MC KWASI....

Born To Be Wild Child Grubstonbury Family Party

Grub, Manchester
Sunday 25 June 2023
Join us for a Glasto themed family party at Grub for their Grubstonbury weekender ...

Shrek the Musical JR

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Friday 30 June - Sunday 2 July 2023
It's time to Let Your Freak Flag Fly with Hope Mill Theatre School's 2nd full-scale musical! Shrek The Musical JR. follows an ogre named Shrek who has learned the hard way that "people hate the things they cannot understand." For many years...

BTW over the top

Ellesmere Road Recreation Club, Bolton
Friday 30 June 2023
Live family friendly pro wrestling ...

Alfie's First Fight

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 1 July 2023
If you liked Roald Dahl's Danny Champion of the World, the books of Jacqueline Wilson and the Rocky Movies, then you'll love this 'edge-of-your-seat storytelling' (Manchester Libraries) one-man show, written & performed by children's author...

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Sunday 9 July 2023
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with this special production of Barmy Britain!Using actors and 3D special effects, this amazin...

Grand Pro Wrestling: 20 Year Anniversary Show

The Rose Club (formerly The Monaco Ballroom), Wigan
Sunday 9 July 2023
Your chance to see live & up close the unparalleled & unforgettable excitement of pro wrestling, done by the country's best. Fun for the whole family...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 11 - Sunday 30 July 2023
Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical - the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka, will be embarking on its first ever UK & Ireland To...

Wind in the Willows

Astley Hall Coach House And Park, Chorley
Thursday 13 July 2023
Quantum Theatre bring to Astley Hall their enchanting adaptation of Wind in the Willows. Performing this summer in our beautiful walled garden....

Tangled Dance Company - The Curious Curiosity Shop

Bramall Hall, Stockport
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 July 2023
Whatever happened to The Curious Curiosity Shop? Abandoned and forgotten, suspended in time, until now... Something is stirring within the peculiar store rooms of Bramall Hall as they creak back to life. Follow the Keeper of the Keys on ...

Davyhulme Event

Davyhulme Park, Manchester
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 July 2023
Come and join us for an exciting day at Davyhulme Park We're hosting a range of activities suitable for all ages alongside the Dog Show....
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