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The Best Movies in Cinemas & Streaming

Manchester Multiple Venues, Manchester
Tuesday 21 May - Sunday 20 October 2024
If you are looking for a film to watch, ManchesterTheatres. com have rounded-up the best movies currently showing at Manchester's cinemas, and we are offering £5 off tickets too. We've also compiled the best releases new to the streaming s...

Lowry Workshops - Dance & Drama (Morning)

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 21 May 2024 - Thursday 31 July 2025
The Lowry offers a diverse and inclusive creating learning offer. With a variety of workshops linked to curriculum areas, mental health and wellbeing and project work. All workshops and projects are tailor made to support your objectives an...

Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You

Science & Industry Museum, Manchester
Tuesday 21 May - Sunday 9 June 2024
Dive headfirst into the digestive system for an unforgettable journey of super-sized science with Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You. Get ready for a special mission to find out what happens to food when we eat.  Guided by videos and illust...

Indoor Skydiving

Ifly Indoor Skydiving Manchester, Manchester
Tuesday 21 May - Thursday 20 June 2024
Safely float in an 800-horsepower vertical wind tunnel that generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air commonly used by professional skydivers at iFLY Manchester without having to jump from a plane. Once inside the flight chamber, a tunnel ope...

CPHT Manchester Hypnotherapy Diploma Course 2024

Virtual Event Manchester, Manchester
Tuesday 21 May - Wednesday 27 November 2024
Book a call on Zoom to chat about the next Solution Focused Hypnotherapy course, starts February 2024 in Manchester. One weekend per month x 10 months...

Disney's Aladdin

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 22 May - Sunday 7 July 2024
From the producers that brought you The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, comes the spectacular Disney Broadway and West End musical ALADDIN. Don't miss out on Disney's enchanting Aladdin musical, an extraordinary theatrical pheno...

Manchester City Stadium Tour

Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Wednesday 22 May - Tuesday 18 June 2024
Enjoy one of the most immersive tour experiences in the Premier League with a guided look around The Etihad Stadium. Experience the Manchester City story in a 360 degrees theatre and enjoy an audio-visual perspective of the players' matchd...

Baby Book Club

Z-arts, Manchester
Wednesday 22 May - Wednesday 26 June 2024
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...

Little Creatives

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 22 May 2024
Join The Lowry for their weekly Little Creatives session. This is designed for under 5's with different activities each week. Your little one is sure to have fun and get creative in these workshops. All attendees will need to book a ticket....

Rhyme Time

Z-arts, Manchester
Thursday 23 May - Thursday 18 July 2024
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...

BLAST Rainbow Six Major

Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester
Friday 24 - Sunday 26 May 2024
The United Kingdom will host its first ever Rainbow Six Major with 20 of the world's best esports teams over two weeks. The BLAST R6 Major Manchester will feature a three phase format with the final weekend playing out in front of a live...

Babies Playtime

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 24 May 2024
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...

The Selfish Giant

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 May 2024
Inspired by the touching children's story 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde, and created in collaboration by Tiny & Tall Productions and Soap Soup Theatre, Bristol's two leading family theatre experts are combining forces to explore an unu...

The Detective Dog

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 May 2024
Tiny & Tall Productions, formerly Tessa Bide Productions, brings you Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie's well-loved story, The Detective Dog on stage for Deaf and hearing family audiences. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who ...

The 100 Story Hotel

Z-arts, Manchester
Saturday 25 May - Saturday 20 July 2024
Created with bestselling, multi-award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph and Discover Children's Story Centre. This interactive world of play and storytelling has something for everyone aged 1-8 and their families.  Hello and welc...

Family Art Stars

Z-arts, Manchester
Saturday 25 May - Saturday 20 July 2024
Families that learn together, grow together. We are very excited to continue our Family Art Stars sessions every Saturday! Come down, muck in and make some art as a family, spending quality time and learning new techniques. No skill is requ...

Rude Science

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 26 May 2024
The naughtiest, funniest, most revolting science show in the world. Brace yourselves for BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates' revolutionary, high-tech, highly-explosive new show, packed with outrageous science stunts. On the surface it's a riot of ...

Dinosaur Adventure Live

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Monday 27 May 2024
65 million years in the making... Are you ready for the adventure? This awe-inspiring interactive stage show captivates both young and young at heart, immersing audiences in the enthralling & realistic world of Dinosaurs. Join the intrepi...

The School of Curiosity

The Met, Bury
Monday 27 May 2024
Is your child aged between 10 and 14 and bursting with creativity?Do they love reading, making, and telling stories?Do they have a passion for exploring the world of imagination?Well, then, look no further! Welcome to The School of Curiosi...

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Tuesday 28 May 2024
Sing-a-Long-a Productions, producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can't stop singing - The Greatest Showman! Look out 'cause here it com...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 28 May - Saturday 1 June 2024
Dive into Eric Carle's bright and colourful world as his beloved stories are transformed from page to stage using a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and charming music. Featuring your favourite titles: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubb...

High Jinx

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Tuesday 28 May 2024
Direct from the world-famous Blackpool Tower Circus. Suitable for all ages and perfect for families, The High Jinx magic, illusion and circus show is a fast-paced mix of amazing tricks, unique illusions and crazy circus thrills.  High Ji...

Princess Live

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Thursday 30 May 2024
Princess Live is the ultimate hour long princess pop party, featuring your favourite fairytale royalty in thisall singing all dancing hour long concert show. The Princesses are tired of their royal duties. So they decided to come together a...

The Wizarding Adventure

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Thursday 30 May - Wednesday 23 October 2024
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...

Red Rose Diners

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Friday 31 May - Friday 22 November 2024
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...

Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game

22 Opposite The Old Granada Studios And Bauhaus, Manchester
Saturday 1 June 2024 - Monday 1 December 2025
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...

Fishing For Rainbows

Waterside, Manchester
Sunday 2 June 2024
Featuring fearless fishing action, surprising plot twists, compelling characters and an inspiring girl-hero, this funny and heart-warming show from Mancunian children's author Oliver Sykes will reel the whole family in for an unforgettable ...

Prince & Princess Ball

Best Western Cresta Court Hotel, Warrington
Sunday 2 June 2024
We're calling all Princes and Princesses to join us for a very special and fun Ball Workshops, special guests, snacks... and much more...

Mothers Who Make

HOME, Manchester
Monday 3 June - Monday 1 July 2024
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...

Disney in Concert - The Sound of Magic

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 4 June 2024
Following on from its UK debut at the London Coliseum last year, Disney In Concert: The Sound of Magic - a celebration of over 100 years of Disney experienced through its music - returns to tour the UK in 2024. This newly imagined concert t...

Little Reads

Z-arts, Manchester
Tuesday 4 June - Tuesday 2 July 2024
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
Friday 7 June 2024
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 ...

Toy Fairs UK

Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 June 2024
At Monopoly Events' toy fairs you will find everything from modern day to vintage toys and games new and used. Action Figures old and new, Star Wars, He Man, GI Joe, Action Force, Marvel & DC, Funko Pops, Model Trains, retro & modern video ...

A Family Adventure in Opera

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Saturday 8 June 2024
Dive into an exciting journey through the world of opera with a free event that blends music, storytelling and fun for the whole family! An interactive concert and workshop, designed for families with children aged 7 and older, promises to ...

Manchester Camerata - Storytime with Sir Michael Morpurgo & Josie d'Arby

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 8 June 2024
A truly roarsome concert for the whole family. Manchester Camerata's matinee is for young concertgoers experiencing classical music for the first time, to seasoned goers who are young at heart.  Feating two iconic works: Saint-Saens' Carn...

COMEDYSPORTZ

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 8 June 2024 - Saturday 22 February 2025
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, ...

Saturday Club - Society and Change

Manchester Museum, Manchester
Saturday 8 June - Saturday 6 July 2024
Society and Change Are you aged 13-16? Are you interested in creatively exploring how we can work together towards a fairer and more sustainable future?  In partnership with the  National Saturday Club, the Society & Change Saturday Club...

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 June 2024
Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it's going to be an exciting and fun packed day. Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big s...

Fully Funded Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop

Att Central, Wigan
Tuesday 11 June 2024
Hosted + Funded by Power of Women Magazine, delivered by Iris Therapy Services....

DogFest

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sunday 16 June 2024
Bring your dog to DogFest Cheshire, in partnership with ManyPets, and treat them to a day which guarantees to get their tails wagging. Try your paw at a variety of have-a-go activities from dog diving to agility, enter the Fun Dog Show f...

Góbéfest

Cathedral Gardens, Manchester
Friday 21 June 2024
Gobefest was established in 2017 to celebrate the little-known culture and traditions of the Szekler people - a group of ethnic Hungarians living in Transylvania, which is part of Romania. A Gobe is a friendly word for a 'crafty Szekely'. W...

Trash Test Dummies

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 22 June 2024
Everyone put your bins out, tonight's bin night and the Trash Test Dummies are on duty! This award winning, sidesplitting, slapstick comedy, circus routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump-truck full of hi...

Gloworm Family Festival

Walton Hall & Gardens, Warrington
Sunday 23 June 2024
Gloworm is coming to the Walton this summer A wonderful family event that has been especially created for grown ups and their little people...

Party101 with DJ Matt Bennett

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 June 2024
Catch Los Angeles actor Matt Bennett on the road with his new DJ night Party101, a throwback celebration of music from Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. At 18 he made his acting debut on the hit Nickelodeon television show "Victorious." Since...

The Showstoppers Kids' Show

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 29 June 2024
An improvised musical show for kids of all ages (5+), from Olivier Award-winning West End improvisers, The Showstoppers. If your children could create their very own dream musical - where would they start? The Showstoppers' Kids Show ta...

Milkshake Live - Milkshake on Holiday

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Saturday 6 July 2024
Milkshake! Live is back with a brand-new show! Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday with Dora, Pip and Posey, Blue from Blues Clues and You!, Milo, Milkshake! Monkey plus two of your Milkshake! presenters for an all-new adventu...

The Lion Inside

Waterside, Manchester
Sunday 7 - Monday 8 July 2024
Nicoll Entertainment present a Rose Theatre, Curve, MAST Mayflower Studios, and Unicorn Theatre production based on the best-selling story by Rachel Bright & Jim Field. A heart-warming tale about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mo...

Grand Pro Wrestling: The Great British Beatdown

The Monaco, Wigan
Sunday 7 July 2024
Family friendly pro wrestling at its absolute best Jaw dropping entertainment with hard hits, boo's, cheers and action you can't help be swept up in....

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July 2024
Hope Mill Theatre School are back for their third annual summer musical. After the success of Annie and Shrek - you do not want to miss out on an all singing, all dancing, trip under the sea! Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and t...
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