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Manchester family friendly events
With family events on throughout the year in Manchester, there's always something to do.
30 March 2014
Participatory EventSee and taste what Manchester families had to cook with in times when they 'made do'. Enjoy afternoon tea with a homefront fee, bring your family to celebrate Mother's day in a way you've never done together before.
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.
21 March 2014
Participatory EventBig Digital Project is lighting up Greater Manchester giving local people the chance to make and stage their own light show about where the live. Be part of sharing what you want to say about Oldham and help light up Greater Manchester - and it's
27 March 2014
ConcertThe Mayor is hosting a concert with Black Dyke Band featuring special quests artistes, Saddleworth male Voice Choir.
04 May 2014
ExhibitionSee 27 restored steam engines running only on steaming days.
02 April 2014
DemonstrationDaisy Nook Garden Centre Community Room - Gardeners Club
05 April 2014
DemonstrationMeet the Owls and birds of prey
11am – 4pm
03 May 2014 - 05 May 2014
Family eventsYou are all invited to join the East Lancashire Railway in giving Thomas the Tank Engine and friends the welcome they deserve this 2014.
19 April 2014 - 21 April 2014
Participatory EventJoin Phileas Fogg and his companion the Lindt Gold Bunny in the gardens as they spring in to action and hop off on a journey around the world in 80 days.
14 December 2013 - 14 June 2014
DemonstrationYou’ll be amazed by how many fishy objects we have in our collection!
This exhibition explores marine and freshwater environments and the fish that live in them. It includes landscape paintings portraying rivers and maritime scenes, and images
23 November 2013 - 29 March 2014
DemonstrationJack Chesterman’s monumental painted canvases and sculptures examine themes of journeying history and loss. He has been depicting boats and ships for many years exploring their colour, structure and material, as well as the stories they contain.
05 April 2014 - 06 April 2014
FestivalAlex Winters, Cat Sandion and Dr Ranj take over Red House Farm in a fun filled weekend. Shows and fairground rides especially for little kids in a wonderful weekend of fun!
31 August 2014
Sporting EventA great 'Century' ride - a choice of 100 mile or 100km route along beautiful lanes through a wide sweep of Cheshire, helping to raise funds for the Christie Hospital. Starting and finishing at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester.
26 June 2014 - 06 July 2014
FestivalAs the only event of its kind in the North West of England, this biennial Festival is truly unique in terms of its innovative content and its phenomenal reach. Bringing many of the world’s best children’s writers to Manchester.
23 March 2014 - 27 April 2014
ExhibitionMillyard Gallery Spring Exhibition 2014
Sunday March 23rd till Sunday 27th April 2014