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All the latest information about family-friendly events happening near your area.

November 24, 2016

For some, the Festive Season, would not be the same without a trip to the theatre for a great family show. We have so many great shows to choose from in and around Manchester you will be spoilt for choice:

Sleeping Beauty, Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Sat 12th November 2016 to Sat 7th January 2017

The North West's favourite pantomime is back. Oh yes, it is! The wicked Carabosse puts a spell on the beautiful Princess Rose, making her...

November 6, 2016

 Friday 2nd December 2016 2pm - 8PM & Saturday 3rd December 2016 10am-4pm

We will be bringing the regions very finest artisans to Urmston Artisan Market with a huge, spectacular choice of some of the very finest foods, drinks, crafts, designs and art for an amazing Christmas Special.

This is the largest one yet and certainly not one to miss.

Come along and enjoy the atmosphere - there really is no where quite like Urmston on Art...

November 1, 2016

Arguably the largest and Best Christmas Market in the country, Manchester Christmas Markets is the ideal destination for a festive group outing. Markets are spread across the city centre, some 300 traders offer mouth-watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this buzzing city.

It starts on the 10th November and runs to the 20th December. Here is a walking map provided by Mancheste...

October 20, 2016

Bonfire night is always fun & exciting and here are some Firework Displays and Bonfire nights  around Manchester starting on Monday 31st October to Sunday 6th November:


The Manchester City stadium is hosting a fireworks display starting at 7.30pm Monday October 31st. There will also be a funfair from 5pm to 9.30pm. Free entry.

Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF


The Prince’s Park bonfire begins with a...

October 20, 2016

Looking for some Halloween fun this half term? Then here are some details of events throughout the North West and close to home:

Kenyon Hall Farm


15th to 31st October 2016

Every Halloween we go pumpkin crazy and we just can't wait to celebrate them with you! Join us for pumpkin picking*, carving, eating and more! The Festival is on every day until 31st October.

Admission to the festival is free, and no booking...

October 4, 2016

The Olympic Parade has been set for the 17th October. Make sure you are there and join the thousands are expected to line the streets to cheer on their heroes including, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, as well as the cyclists who trained in our National Cycling Centre in Clayton.

Starting outside the Museum of Science and Industry at 4.30pm on October 17th, the parade will move onto Deansgate at the junction with Liverpool Road....

September 29, 2016

The Digital Kids Show is bringing a stellar line-up of the biggest brands in kid’s technology, guest stars, celebrities and top manufacturers to Event City on 29th & 30th  October 2016. With the best digital products, toys, advice and apps, the show is hands down the best hands-on day out for the whole family.

The Live Show

The live show will feature some of the UK's biggest Minecraft YouTubers, as well as BGT finalists Boogie S...

September 29, 2016

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 throughout 2016, delivering a year packed with gloriumptious treats and squiffing surprises for everyone. Roald Dahl's Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park is just one of a number of marvellous events taking place throughout the year.

There are only a few more weeks to see the Tremendous Adventures so don't miss out.

A Frightsome Ha...

September 22, 2016

Tickets are still for sale for the Bear Grylls Survival Race and Family Festival this Saturday 24th September 2016. Join the BG Outdoor Festival for the UK’s most exciting and action-packed day set in Manchester’s stunning Tatton Park, with over 2,000 acres of deer park, meres and woodland. Packed with Activities, Festival challenges, Fantastic prizes, Live Music, Gourmet Food Pop-ups & Licenced bars.

There is something for th...

September 12, 2016

To celebrate Michael Rosen's 'Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things' exhibition opening at Z-arts; local author Victoria Delderfield has reviewed some of his other fabulous stories with her two children. Here are the book reviews and details of this fantastic exhibition opening in manchester this weekend.

…And now for a book hunt!
If you’ve swishy-swashyed through We’re Going on a Bear Hunt until the pages are dog-eared, then...

September 7, 2016

The Urmston Scarecrow Competition is back. It starts on Saturday 10th September and closes on Sunday 24th September. 

All you have to do is create your Scarecrow and display it anytime between these dates. Please take a picture and post it on the facebook event page or Urmston Partnership's main facebook page, mentioning your address so people know where to see it.

There will be a prize awarded to the best business/community g...

August 23, 2016

28th August 12pm-10pm

A feel good garden party festival for children and grown ups alike. Held on the lawns of Flixton Cricket Club, Flixton Festival embraces the boutique festival feel offering a selection of homegrown musical talent, artisan stalls, fresh food, face painting and a range of activities with an opportunity to enjoy getting together for a stress free bank holiday Sunday to remember.

Flixton Festival can be easil...

August 22, 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016 at 16:30 - Monday, 29 August 2016 at 19:00

The most family friendly festival in the area in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. We’ve got the best beers (for the guys), the best prosecco (for the girls), bouncy castles and more (for the kids) and amazing live music throughout the whole bank holiday weekend in August for you all to enjoy (that’s for everyone!!!)

The festival will be packed wi...

August 22, 2016

Tall Stories Theatre Company

The Gruffalo's Child

Wed 10 August - Sun 4 September

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her at The Lowry

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood...

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out...

August 21, 2016

East Lancashire Railway 27-29th August 2016

We are giving a warm ELR welcome to everyone's favourite cheeky little piggies, Peppa Pig and George, as they return to the East Lancashire Railway for our August Bank Holiday Family Fun Weekend.

See Peppa Pig and her little brother George at intervals on each day! Plus enjoy a host of family fun activities up and down the railway line, including a petting zoo, colouring and drawing an...

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