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Salford Quays: the home of MediaCityUK, is celebrating summer in style for 2019 with an exciting programme that spans a full range of cultural, sporting and leisure activities. From adrenaline-fueled water sports, to tranquil river cruises with a glass of prosecco, to immersive art exhibitions and musical family fun. You are sure to find activities to appeal to all - there really is something for everyone!

The Lowry

The Lowry is hosting its third annual Open Day on 11th August, offering the ultimate opportunity to look behind the scenes of this historic venue and learn all about every aspect of the theatre. The Lowry is also hosting Lowry None-Stop, a programme of free, fun activities for all the family running in the Lowry Galleries from 1st August until 1st September 2019, 11am-4pm.

The smash-hit touring production of We’re Going on A Bear Hunt is coming to the Lowry directly from the West End, from 3rd August to 1st September. Based on Michael Rosen’s beloved story, this fun-filled adaptation takes the audience on an interactive journey featuring catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way. Suitable for ages 3 and up.

The Lowry presents Mythos at Lyric Theatre, a trio of plays based on Greek mythology, written by and starring Stephen Fry. Fry takes to the stage in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men whose gripping tales still echo today. Laugh-out loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal, Mythos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the icon himself. Friday 30 August & Saturday, 31 August.

The Lowry is also offering your final chance to see the award-winning comedy Early Doors, returning after its sell-out run in 2018. Written by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey, The Grapes Pub will reopen its doors for a final run from 24th July – 3rd August, for a not to be missed night of fun and laughter, with tickets from £28.

Expect the Unexpected, will run until 29th September. An eclectic and provocative exhibition of work at the Lowry Galleries will feature artists including Yoko Ono, Keith Tyson, Gillian Wearing and Greig Burgoyne. Alongside film, painting, sculpture, performance and photography is a newly commissioned interactive artwork by Manchester’s own Easy Peel, and an opportunity for you to contribute your own unique version of John Cage’s performance piece, 4’ 33”. Free entry.

Taste of Honey is coming from The National Theatre to The Lyric Theatre from 13th – 21st September. This classic British play written by Shelagh Delaney is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford. Tickets start at £12.50.

Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

The Helly Hansen Watersports Centre is offering a full range of children’s courses and holiday clubs over the school holidays, guaranteed to keep children active. The Junior Learn to Wakeboard and Multi Watersports courses run Monday-Friday every week throughout the summer holidays beginning 29th July, and from Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th August. For a full programme of courses and clubs, visit their website here.

UKFast Salford 10k

If you’re looking to challenge yourself with a sporting activity, why not sign up to run the UKFast Salford 10k on 8 September? Organised in association with the Running Bee Foundation and with all proceeds being donated to communities in Salford. Sign up here.

City Centre Cruises

City Centre Cruises are setting sail all summer long, offering boat rides with stunning views from Manchester’s historic ship canal and the city skyline. There are a wide range of cruise attractions available over the summer period, including a Quiz Night, Afternoon Tea Gin Cruise, Historical Tour Cruise, and Sunday Lunch or Dinner Cruises. For more information or to book, visit

Ordsall Hall

If you’re looking to learn a new skill in the stunning setting of a Tudor manor house, why not visit Ordsall Hall? With events throughout August and into the autumn, learn to make everything from gin at a Gin Infusion Workshop by Worsley Gin (4th August) to bath fizzers and soap balls at a Natural Toiletries Session (1st September).You can also celebrate the arrival of summer with musical entertainment, funfair rides, tombolas and a wide range of food and drinks stalls at the annual Ordsall Hall Garden Party (14th July, 12-4pm, £1.00 per adult, children FREE! No booking required).

If the beautiful surroundings of Ordsall Hall appeal, but you’re a fan of more theatrical pursuits, this summer also marks the beginning of another season of outdoor theatre. Bring a picnic (or pre-order one to collect on arrival) and enjoy some al fresco entertainment in the beautiful gardens. Productions will include: The Rubbish Shakespeare Company Present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Gansta Granny, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Wuthering Heights.


Lime, an independent restaurant located in the heart of Salford Quays, will be launching its first ever Pop-Up Prosecco Bar on the terrace for graduation season and live Wimbledon screenings with Jugs of Pimm’s will mark the beginning of the tennis tournament.

The Big Summer BBQ and Beats Party at Lime will also return on 25th August at 4pm; a celebration on the terrace that will include jumbo inflatables, glitter bar & face paints, al fresco BBQ, a pop-up Prosecco bar and speciality cocktails.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist are marking the tradition of the summer solstice with a Boundless Balearic Brunch every Saturday and Sunday throughout July and August to make the most of the warmer weather. With a menu that includes a ‘full alchemist’ breakfast, steak and eggs and a great range of vegetarian/vegan options, there is also an add-on option for bottomless cocktails (from a menu selection). See the full menu here.

The AC Lounge & Kitchen

The AC Lounge & Kitchen at the AC Hotel in Salford Quays is also offering a range of summer deals, including a Rustic Afternoon Tea for Two for only £24.00 and Flatbread & Fizz only £15.00, available all-day Thursday & Friday.

Clippers Brasserie & Bar

After a long Summers day at The Quays, make sure you stop by the Clippers Brasserie & Bar at The Copthorne Hotel to unwind and reflect on your unforgettable day at Salford Quays while enjoying some amazing food.

You can find out more about The Quays here.




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