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Christmas Activities for Grown Ups

Escape to Winter Island, Freight Island and Mayfield Park Freight Island has transformed into a seasonal extravaganza with a host of Christmas events for all to get involved in. From build-your-own hot chocolate pop-up to a wreath making workshop, Escape to Winter Island will be the UK’s largest…

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Free things to do in Greater Manchester this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year but celebrating it doesn’t have to cost the earth. From sparkling lights to awe-inspiring markets that capture the senses, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness which should be enjoyed by everyone who celebrates. Across Greater Manchester, we’ve been busy…

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MediaCity Presents Winter Fest 2023

MediaCity’s festive season has now officially kicked off and on Thursday 7th December its waterfront will be illuminated by Quays Culture’s striking Lightwaves installation in 15 locations across MediaCity and The Quays. The free festival of light art returns to MediaCity with a range of immersive…

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What’s on at the Theatre this Christmas

Get into the Christmas spirit through the world of theatre and visit one of Greater Manchester’s glorious theatres. With something for everyone, from family favourites, Christmas sing-alongs and brand new productions, there are plenty of amazing shows to book and see over the holiday period. Some…

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The Best Experiences and Gifts in Greater Manchester

Whenever Christmas, birthdays or big occasions come around, some people are just impossible to buy for. Even if you know them like the back of your hand, knowing what they might want as a gift can feel like an impossible task. Thankfully, Manchester and its businesses has your back, with many of…

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Tom Barnes to Open Skof in Manchester

The first restaurant from the northern-born chef will open in Spring 2024. Chef, Roux Scholar and Simon Rogan alumnus Tom Barnes confirms he will open his first restaurant in Manchester in spring 2024, with a vision to create an unpretentious yet ambitious dining experience in the North. Having…

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Best rainy-day activities in Manchester

Known as the rainy capital of the North, Manchester is not always blessed with sunshine and dry spells. Thankfully, there are plenty of activities to get stuck into when the weather isn’t great. Either for families or groups of friends, there are lots of options for everyone looking for something…

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