Half Term Activities in Manchester

Half Term Activities in Manchester

Although both Emma and Daniel are still young, the half term break affects us as our usual groups don’t run. So, I thought I would share with you some of the half term activities in Manchester.


things to do in manchester at half term

  • The Imperial War Museum – We visited the Imperial War Museum last week and their half term activities look fab – plenty for all the family to do and you can also take stroll along the Quays afterwards. Perfect.
  • Museum of Science and Industry – MOSI is one of my absolute favourite places in Manchester. It is such a fabulous place to visit with so many different things to see, and to suite from the smallest baby to the oldest family member. It’s a superb place to get lost for a few hours.
  • Gruffallo Trail – Not strictly Manchester but the Gruffalo Trail in Delamere Forest is fabulous. It’s a free day out and the walk is short enough for toddlers to manage but there is enough to do to extend the walk for an older family. We visited last year and took a picnic with us. it was a great day out.
  • Etherow Country Park is in Compstall and is a lovely little place. The lake is home to ducks, geese and swans and there is a lovely picnic area at the top of the walk. It’s a nice place to go with the family to stretch legs and get some fresh air.
  • Local Libraries – Check out your local libraries to see if they are offering any activities. They often have events taking place. But even if not why not head there to take out a new book and have a lazy afternoon with a hot drink, a bar of chocolate and a nice book? For younger children you could do some craft activities based on the books?
  • Chinese New Year – Half term this year also falls at the same time as Chinese New year and there are lots of activities taking place in Manchester. I’m not sure yet if I will take Daniel and Emma in to the city centre to do some of the activities yet, but we will be doing in future years I am sure.

Finally, it is always useful to search for hashtags of your local area on twitter to see if there any events taking place. I’ve found out about a steam train on our local line tomorrow from doing this, and we will be popping down to station to see the train arrive. Twitter is a great tool to find out what’s taking place.

Our half term will likely consist of baking some biscuits, lots of craft activities, a trip or three to the park and lots of reading. I’m lucky that we can visit all these places any time of the year and not, at the moment, restricted to half term.

What will you be doing this half term? This is just a quick selection of my places to go to with the children. For some other great ideas to do over the summer holidays take a look at some ideas by other bloggers on the AttractionTix website.


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