From carnivals to canal cleans and rope walks to roller discos, here’s your go-to guide for what’s on and what to do in TraffordCity this summer.

King Pins Opens

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Open from 19th July, open daily 10am-10pm

What’s involved: A brand new experience for all the family has just arrived at Trafford Palazzo. Enjoy state-of-the-art Ten Pin bowling and Duck Pin bowling lanes, plus ice-free curling, shuffleboards, air hockey, arcades, karaoke booths, and more. Grab a snack or dig in for a feast from partners Little Bao Boy and PLY pizza.  Kick back in the bar and enjoy fresh coffee from 200°, stunning cocktails, made in house slushies, and handcrafted no and low options.

Find out more here.


The StarWash Roller Disco

Where: The Orient, Trafford Centre

When: 19th July – 27th August; The experience is open daily Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm, with sessions lasting 25 minutes.

What’s Involved: Led by The StarWash crew, lose yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours, neon floor and funky tunes as you zoom around the rink under the giant sparkling disco ball!

Ticket prices are £12 peak (weekends) and £10 off peak (weekdays).

Find out more here.


Junior Golf Summer Camps

Where: Trafford Golf Centre

When: 25th July, 1st August, 15th August, 22nd August & 29th August.

What’s Involved: Introducing Junior Summer Camps at Trafford Golf Centre & Dino Falls Adventure Golf. The classes include driving range games, Dino Falls Adventure Golf, lunch, activity packs and competitions with PGA professional coaches.

To book, call: 0161 749 7000 and select option 2 to speak to a member of staff. Classes cost £50.


TP Glow: Catch My Thrift and Fashion Without A Face Pop Ups

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Wednesday 26th – 30th July

What’s involved: Catch My Thrift and Fashion Without A Face are the latest brands to pop up at TP Glow. Love vintage and thrift shop shopping, then Catch My Thrift will be a must visit. Specialising in gender-neutral vintage clothing, everything they sell is £20 and under and washed, ironed and ready to wear!

Accessories more your thing?  Fashion Without A Face is a brand which brings luxury and sustainability together. Browse a fantastic selection of premium, plant based bags, accessories & luggage with 5 trees planted with every purchase.

Find out more here.


Full Park Fridays at Chill Factore

Where: Chill Factore

When: 28th July, 25th August and 22nd September

What’s involved: Passionate about Freestyle? Experience Chill Factore’s Full Park Friday for a Freestyle night. There’ll be something for everyone from rookie freestylers to seasoned veterans! Enjoy an Alfresco disco with DJing on the evening from 6PM!

Find out more here.


TP Summer Carnival

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: 29th July – 28th August

What’s involved: A FREE four-week carnival bonanza, filled with free activities for all ages is heading to Trafford Palazzo this summer.

Enjoy a jam-packed calendar of carnival activities including circus workshops, dance schools, live stage shows, carnival crafts and all the fun of the fair alongside food vendors selling sweets, smoothies, ice cream, healthy buddha bowls and more all at Trafford Palazzo this summer.

Have fun with fairground stalls, and test yourself to take on the  coconut shy, hook-a-duck, tin can alley and hoopla,

Find out more here.


TP Summer Carnival Opening Party

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Saturday 29th July

What’s involved: Celebrate the start of the TP Summer Carnival with a fabulous opening party complete with live DJs, fairground face painting, spectacular live stage shows and delicious food from Health Honey.


TP Summer Carnival - Circus flash mobs & roaming artistes

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Saturday afternoons from 29th July - 26th August

What’s involved: Experience the carnival in the most Instagram-able way possible, by experiencing and taking part in a circus flash mob. Taking place every Saturday afternoon, witness wonderful dancers fill the stage and mingle with the crowds along with carnival themed stilt walkers. Amazing entertainment that will be a hit for the whole family and not to be missed!


TP Summer Carnival - Carnival Crafts with Our Kids Social

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Sunday 30th July & 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August - 12noon - 4pm

What’s involved: ‘Our Kids Social’ are back and taking over the Trafford Palazzo carnival space on Sundays bringing the best of carnival crafts. Take part in Carnival Tote bag making and mask making in the event space, something for the whole family to take part in.

Book your free place in advance here.


TP Glow: Flo Fitness and Urban Bliss Pop ups

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When:  Monday 31st July – 6th August:

What’s involved: Flo Fitness and Urban Bliss join the line up of big brands popping up at TP Glow.

Sustainable activewear brand, Flo Fitness will be hosting a must visit sample sale at TP Glow. Shop their new collection of high-quality leggings, sports bras, cycling jackets and more as well as getting the chance to grab free gifts and vouchers. Grab items from just £5 whilst sipping on free coffees and juices.

Love classic clothing with modern vibes? Then check out Urban Bliss at Trafford Palazzo; the Manchester based company trend will be bringing their latest collections and edits along to TP Glow.

Find out more here.


TP Summer Carnival Circus Workshops with Hula Hula Fun

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Monday 31st July & 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August - 12noon, 1pm, 2pm 3pm

What involved: Every Monday, enjoy FREE Circus Skills Workshops at Trafford Palazzo. Try everything from hula hooping and stilt walking to baton throwing, there will be fun for all the family.


TP Summer Carnival Dance School

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Friday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August - 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm

What involved: The return of TP Dance School! With classes featuring music from the Greatest Showman along with juggling balls, spinning plates and crazy hats to create routines suitable for all ages!  Book your free space here TP Carnival Dance School Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


TP Glow: Francesca Alice London pop up.

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Saturday 5th – 6th August

What’s involved: Francesca Alice London joins the TP Glow pop up line up. The luxury women’s wear label is set to join the TP Glow Line Up. Shoppers can get their hands on the brand’s must-have blazer sets, dresses, and jumpsuits. Whilst shoppers browse, they can enjoy music from DJs, goodie bags and treats from little blonde bakes selling cakes, milkshakes and desserts.

Find out more here.


Trafford Palazzo – Archie’s Open

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Thursday 10th August

What’s involved:  Archie’s who is partnering with Nerf Action Xperience is opening on 10th August ahead of Nerf Action Xperience which opens to the public on Friday 8th September. 

Archie’s star-studded appeal has become a recognized and admired place to be, with a creative menu ranging from their world-famous shakes and ridiculously indulgent waffles, to the handmade smashed star burgers.  As well as building such an edgy and vibrant, cool place to dine and hang out, Archies’s is on a mission to provide the most  exciting menu and the best quality service till be able to access their American-inspired menu.


Canal Clean Event with SEA LIFE Manchester

Where: Bridgewater Canal and SEA LIFE Manchester

When: Thursday 24th August, 1pm-3pm

What’s involved: Free to participate and includes a complimentary visit to SEA LIFE Manchester

At SEA LIFE Manchester, we've recognised the importance of access to outdoor space for all. SEA LIFE Manchester conduct canal cleans every month and need your help!  Help keep our local canals litter free to help protect the creatures and our environment and you will get yourself FREE entry into SEA LIFE Manchester.

Places are limited and your participation will be confirmed via email.

Register here.


TP Summer Carnival Parade

Where: Trafford Palazzo

When: Saturday 26th August

What’s involved: This is one parade not to be missed! Carnival characters will take to the Trafford Palazzo mall for a vibrant parade filled with circus flash mobs, stilt walkers and plenty of music. Dress up for the day, get your face painted carnival style and dance along.


Trafford Treetops

Where: The Trafford Centre

When: Open daily until 27th August, 10am – 6pm (Mon- Fri) and 10-4pm (Saturday and Sunday)

What’s involved: Swing, climb, hop & shop all in one place this summer! The unique urban course offers over 20 challenges and obstacles to get your adrenaline pumping and don't forget the zipline at the end of the course to bring you back down to earth!

Find out more and book your slot here.


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