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Manchester family friendly events

With family events on throughout the year in Manchester, there's always something to do.

  • Adventure Based Learning - Introduction to Navigation

    Adventure Based Learning - Introduction to Navigation

    19 April 2014

    Guided WalkIntroduction to Navigation 2

  • Albert Adams Exhibition

    Albert Adams Exhibition

    30 November 2013 - 19 April 2014

    DemonstrationAlbert Adams (1929-2006) was one of the greatest artists to emerge from South Africa in the 20th century. His work explored not only the specific trauma of Apartheid, but broader issues of abuse of power, justice, and personal expression through art.

  • Big Saturday: Plants, Poisons, Platypuses

    Big Saturday: Plants, Poisons, Platypuses

    26 April 2014

    WorkshopBring all the family to a day of discovery. Find out more about the adaptations and characteristics plants and animals use to survive and how humans have learned from nature. Meet scientists and get hands on and do some experiments of your own.

  • Bloom at Chester Zoo

    Bloom at Chester Zoo

    08 February 2014 - 28 June 2014

    ArticleA celebration of gardens, birds and bees

  • Bolton's Easter Egg-stravaganza

    Bolton's Easter Egg-stravaganza

    19 April 2014

    Participatory EventThis free town centre event is sure to make your Easter special! Take part in the Easter egg hunt, starting at Bolton Market, for a chance to win a giant 15kg Slattery’s Chocolate Egg.

  • Bolton Steam Museum Steamings

    Bolton Steam Museum Steamings

    04 May 2014

    ExhibitionSee 27 restored steam engines running only on steaming days.

  • Bookmark Festival

    Bookmark Festival

    23 April 2014 - 02 May 2014

    FestivalOldham Bookmark Festival, a weeklong celebration of all things literary, is back. This year’s line-up includes Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, successful authors, spooky tales and karaoke.

  • Bookmark Festival - Book Bites: Charles Dickens Ghost Stories

    Bookmark Festival - Book Bites: Charles Dickens Ghost Stories

    29 April 2014

    FestivalBook Bites is a series of literary events in the popular Naked Bean café, be one of the first to enjoy this hugely popular evenings with some of the best literary authors, storytellers and theatre companies in the UK

  • Bookmark Festival - Emma Barnes - Children’s Author

    Bookmark Festival - Emma Barnes - Children’s Author

    29 April 2014

    FestivalEmma Barnes writes humorous stories about children getting into mischief, having adventures, falling out with their families and generally battling with the silliness and unpredictability of life.

  • Bookmark Festival - Evening with Poet Laureate - Carol Ann Duffy

    Bookmark Festival - Evening with Poet Laureate - Carol Ann Duffy

    22 April 2014

    ExhibitionA special evening with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy accompanied by acclaimed musician John A Sampson, they’ll be creating a unique collaboration harmonising verse and music into a lyrical muse.

  • Bookmark Festival - Gaynor Arnold - Author Event

    Bookmark Festival - Gaynor Arnold - Author Event

    25 April 2014

    FestivalAward-winning author Gaynor Arnold will talk about her ‘Victorian’ novels: Girl in a Blue Dress (inspired by the marriage of Charles Dickens and long-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and Orange Prize for Fiction) and After Such Kindness (an imagi

  • Bookmark Festival - Monologue Showcase/Drama Workshop

    Bookmark Festival - Monologue Showcase/Drama Workshop

    26 April 2014

    FestivalYou’re invited to the showcase of M6’s Theatre Company winning monologue ‘A Friend Request’ by Kate Collins

  • Bookmark Festival - The Soldier's Song

    Bookmark Festival - The Soldier's Song

    22 April 2014 - 29 April 2014

    FestivalThe Soldier’s Song offers a karaoke liaison with a currently serving soldier.

  • Bookmark Festival - World Book Night - Jane Costello - Author Event

    Bookmark Festival - World Book Night - Jane Costello - Author Event

    23 April 2014

    FestivalCelebrate World Book Night with Jane Costello, one of Britain’s top selling authors. Her first novel, Bridesmaids, was short-listed for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. Jane followed that up with The Nearly-Weds, which was named by the Ro

  • Call my Bluff Dinner

    Call my Bluff Dinner

    15 May 2014

    Participatory EventCall my Bluff Dinner is an Old Bell Inn favorite

    Dishes inspired from around the world !