Our top tips for making the most of half term, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, check out our 12 Things to do in Greater Manchester this Half Term post. 

Victoria Baths

1. Roll up your sleeves and dust off your rolling pin at the Manchester Jewish Museum 

As the March festival of Purim approaches, join Manchester Jewish Museum throughout the week for their sweet and savoury baking workshops. With no experience necessary, the baking workshops are open to children and adults alike to try out baking traditional Jewish breads and offer an excellent opportunity to discover the history behind Challah baking in their brand new, learning kitchen. 

2. Experience Manchester nightlife in the famed Victoria Baths 

Red Bull Unlocked is bringing together some of the city's finest DJs, musicians, mixologists, clubs, bars and culinary creatives on Saturday 26 February when the Grade-II listed Victoria Baths will be transformed into a 1,000-capacity rave complex. Eight rooms will host the finest local talent, from renowned names to emerging artists as well as a selection of Manchester food and drink icons such as Escape to Freight Island, Dusk Til Pawn and many more. 

3. Spend an evening with ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ 

Spend an evening at The Lowry theatre with ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Saturday 26 February. With many record-breaking achievements, such as being the first to reach both North and South Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis, you’ll get to hear how Sir Ranulph started his incredible journey through life and how his journey has inspired many others. 

4. Take in the sounds of nature in the hustle of the city 

Experience a new programme of sounds from the team at Manchester’s Stoller Hall on Thursday 24 February. Freedom to Roam: The Rhythms of Migration, kicks off Stoller Hall’s new Sounds of Nature programme, which aims to connect audiences with the planet through a series of films and live music. The Sounds of Nature programme continues throughout 2022 and explores themes of climate change, conflict, restriction and empathy.  

5. Explore a new market in Manchester 

The team behind the successful Ancoats Pop up in the Northern Quarter are launching a new monthly artisan market in the new garden neighbourhood Kampus. On Sunday 27 February, visitors can expect laid back live music, a variety of different handmade goods and a wide selection of local food and drink on what is set to be a regular fixture on the last Sunday of every month.  

New Opening of the week: Breadflower at Ducie Street Warehouse 

Following on from their success at Kampus, Breadflower are taking over the counter space at  Ducie Street Warehouse this month. Their new space will be filled with a colourful collection of fresh flowers and hand-rolled sourdough bagels every Monday to Saturday, from 10 am – 2 pm. Breadflower duo, Maya and Scarlett combine their love of sourdough and floral design to create some wonderfully colourful bagels served alongside a wide selection of bespoke fillings such as smoked salmon with caper and schmear, and rainbow veggie bagels will beef tomato, avocado, cucumber and beetroot schmear.  

Book Now: Kes at The Octagon Theatre, Bolton 

A powerful modern classic will be brought to life on stage at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre., with the moving coming of age story, Kes, based on the much loved book and film about a troubled teenager growing up in 1960s Yorkshire.  Opening on Thursday 15 March, Kes explores the true nature of friendship with warmth and humour in this story about survival in a tough world. Tickets start from £15. 




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