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Family events and exhibitions in Manchester

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  • Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

    Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

    07 September 2016 - 02 October 2016

    ArticleAmaluna by Cirque du Soleil has announced that it will be heading north and bringing its legendary Big Top to Manchester for the first time in six years.

  • Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre

    Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre

    29 November 2016 - 28 January 2017

    ArticleNow celebrating 10 extraordinary years in London’s West End, Billy Elliot the Musical, comes to Manchester.

  • Competitions

    Competitions

    ArticleEnter our competitions below to win some fantastic prizes. Good luck!

  • Digital Kids Show

    Digital Kids Show

    29 October 2016 - 30 October 2016

    ArticleThe Digital Kids Show is the chance to get hands on with all the brands behind the most loved tech toys, games, gadgets and much more.

  • Enjoy Manchester for less this winter

    Enjoy Manchester for less this winter

    ArticleA winter break doesn't have to be expensive

  • Explore the past with a heritage break in Manchester

    Explore the past with a heritage break in Manchester

    ArticleSee world famous museums and heritage sites across the city

  • George's Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House

    George's Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House

    15 November 2016 - 19 November 2016

    PerformanceRoald Dahl's amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper.

  • Giselle at the Palace Theatre

    Giselle at the Palace Theatre

    27 September 2016 - 01 October 2016

    PerformanceChoreographer Akram Khan creates a brand new version of the iconic romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet, which receives its world première at Palace Theatre, Manchester.

  • Great Days Out in Bury

    Great Days Out in Bury

    ArticleIf you are looking for ideas for a day out then you'll find some great attractions in Bury town centre.

  • Greater Manchester Walking Weekends

    Greater Manchester Walking Weekends

    ArticlePeople across Greater Manchester will have the chance to step out and discover more about the region’s heritage and countryside with Walking Weekends this September and October.

  • Lightwaves at Salford Quays

    Lightwaves at Salford Quays

    09 December 2016 - 18 December 2016

    ArticleAll the installations are designed to be interactive, from the giant 3D maze and huge inflatable rabbits, to the brand new commission, Cathedral of Mirrors.

  • Manchester Literature Festival

    Manchester Literature Festival

    07 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

    ArticleTake part by attending venues across the city for a distinctly Mancunian celebration of literature and the imagination.

  • Milltown to Moors Series - Half Marathon

    Milltown to Moors Series - Half Marathon

    16 October 2016

    Participatory EventMilltown to Moors Series - Half Marathon

  • Play Factore group booking special offer

    Play Factore group booking special offer

    ArticlePlay Factore is the ultimate play area for end of year school or group trips.

  • Rio 2016 Olympic parade

    Rio 2016 Olympic parade

    17 October 2016 - 17 October 2016

    ArticleThe National Olympic parade will take place in Manchester