In EventsEaster

Easter is almost upon us. Which means sweet treats, spring in the air and of course, a long weekend to spend relaxing and enjoying the best Manchester has to offer. The Easter Weekend is always a firm favourite with lots of events taking place across the city-region to entertain families and friends. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at some of the easter events taking place across Greater Manchester and make your bank holiday eggcellent! 

Family-Friendly Easter Events 

An overnight stay at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel 

Why not treat the family to a weekend in the city this Easter Bank Holiday? The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is perfectly located as a base for your exploring all the city has to offer. Their Manchester Family Weekender package gives the whole family 20% off a two-night stay in a spacious double or interconnecting room along with £50 credit to spend on food and drink at their Refuge restaurant and bar. Children will also be welcomed with their own Easter Egg hunt in their hotel room, a special activity pack and the chance to enter an Easter Bouquet colouring competition. Plus. Throughout the Easter Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 7 to Monday 10 April, the Vault will be turned into a family fun area with delicious treats and a screening of Peter Rabbit throughout the Kimpton Clocktower Social Hour. Learn more 


Easter at The Corn Exchange 

This Easter Bank Holiday, experience the city like never before with the Corn Exchange’s new Return to Wonderland City Hunt. Forget the Easter Bunny, this trail sees you follow the white rabbit for an Alice in Wonderland-themed adventure, for a unique way to explore the city. The corn exchange will provide an iPad and hamper filled with everything you will need to complete the trail, but be quick as you only have 90 minutes. Kids under 8 go free. Learn more 

If you get hungry, throughout the bank holiday, The Corn Exchange’s wonderful eateries have special offers and new dishes, especially for the Easter Weekend. On Easter Sunday (9 April) Riva Blu will give all little ones a free Lindt Chocolate Bunny and Vapiano have a bunny-shaped Margarita pizza and a drink for £7.95 for those under 10s. Alongside this Pizza Express, Zizzi, Vapiano and Salvis have all launched spring menus and easter treats that will make a cracking lunch option. Learn more 

City Hunt

Peter Rabbit Family Fun Day 

Peter Rabbit is making a special visit to Bury Transport Museum this Easter. On Sunday 9 and Monday 10 April, everyone’s favourite bob-tailed bunny will be causing mischief and you can join him! There will also be theme park rides, face painters and craft activities to entertain the entire family. You can complete your eggcellent day out with a ride along the heritage steam or diesel trains through the Irwell Valley as ticket prices include a ride on any train on the day of your visit. Tickets cost £16 for adults and £15 for 2 – 17-year-olds. Learn more 

Stockport Plaza’s Easter Pantomime: Puss in Boots 

For some purr-fect Easter Entertainment this bank holiday, check out Stockport Plaza’s Easter Pantomime Puss in Boots. Everyone’s feisty feline is back and ready to bring the classic tale to life. Don’t let his fluffy appearance fool you, you’re in for an action-packed adventure. Tickets include Family and Group offers. The pantomime runs from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April. Learn more 

Happy Hoppy Easter at The Hive 

This Easter weekend, The Hive at Bolton’s Moss Bank Park is getting egg-stremely into the festivities. On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April, the whole family can join their eggstravaganza with an egg hunt, crafts, campfire and tasty treats. Activities include decorating willow eggs and creating a pair of bunny ears. Tickets are £9 per child, this includes one accompanying adult. Any additional adults are charged £3.00 per adult. Learn more     

Meet the Suffrage-eggs this Easter at the Pankhurst Centre 

This Easter, Manchester’s Pankhurst Centre is inviting visitors to meet the ‘Suffrage-eggs’ and take part in a fun Easter experience with family and friends. Inspired by the eggstraordinary story of Emmeline Pankhurst’s former home as the birthplace of the suffragette movement, young visitors will be able to follow the Suffrage-egg Trail and decorate their own Emmeline Egg. On Sunday 9 April, Thursday 13 April and Sunday 16 April, the Suffrage-egg Trail will take visitors around the house to find out more about the Pankhurst family and other women involved in the suffragette movement. Learn more 

The Greater Hunt at Selfridges Trafford 

From family fun to delicious food, this year, Selfridges Trafford has curated a range of brilliant gifts and unforgettable experiences. Families can get into the spirit of Spring by taking part in an exciting chocolate scavenger hunt in the store. The Great Hunt is free for all this Easter break and packed with lots of surprises for little ones to find from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 April. 

Plus, families can make the easter celebrations even sweeter with Selfridges Selection Easter delights including The Easter Treats Hamper and Easter Chocolate Fever Giftbox, as well as three Project Earth accredited eggs, including The Malty Egg, The Orange Egg and The Praline Egg, each made by the expert chocolatiers at Chocolarder in Cornwall with the finest single-origin chocolate. Learn more 

Egg-cellent activities for Grown Ups 

Easter Afternoon Tea at The Clayton Hotel 

Easter isn’t all about the little ones, and this bank holiday Clayton Hotel Manchester is serving up a sweet treat the Easter Bunny would be proud of. This exclusive Easter afternoon tea will be available between Saturday 1 April and Monday 10 April. Charged at £35 for 2 people, this is a real Easter treat! To book, call the hotel on 0161 433 7580 or email 


Easter Gift Fair 

If you’re looking for a bit of retail therapy this Easter Bank Holiday, Tatton Park is hosting an Easter Gift Fair. Whether you’re looking for a gift for some bunny special or just want to browse artisan food, local artwork and beautiful homeware, this is an eggcellent day out. Enjoy tasty treats, browse the stalls and relax this Easter. The Easter Gift Fair will take place throughout the entire Easter Weekend from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April from 10 am to 5 pm, the parkland entry fee applies. Learn more 

Peel Tower Open Days 

Get out into the fresh air this Easter Bank Holiday as Bury’s stunning Peel Tower has a special open day on Good Friday, 7 April. This stunning walk through the countryside of Ramsbottom will offer you unrivalled views and is a great way to get out and about over the long weekend. Learn more 

Comedy Night Diner on the East Lancashire Railway 

On Saturday 8 April get ready for a whole lot of laughter as East Lancashire Railway’s Comedy Night Dinners are back. Expertly scripted and acted out by the award-winning After Dark Entertainment, enjoy dinner accompanied by a side of mayhem, action and lots of laughter seated in a luxurious train carriage with views of Greater Manchester’s stunning countryside. Toast to the long weekend with a sparkling welcome drink before your three-course meal, coffee and chocolate. Tickets cost £89 per person. Learn more 

Buff Bingo Bottomless Brunch 

This Easter Bank Holiday, forget everything you thought you knew about bingo and get ready for a crazy brunch party like no other. Britain’s best-loved game has been reinvented with a sassy twist and a little help from local queens from the Family Gorgeous. This bottomless brunch comes with buff butlers and prizes to be won also well as delicious food and 1.5 hours of bottomless prosecco or mimosas. Tickets cost £39.95 and it’s a surefire way to make your Easter Bank Holiday one to remember. Learn more 

Food Sorcery Bread Baking Day 

This Easter, it’s time to get cooking. Whether you’re looking to perfect your technique or learn a whole new skill, Food Sorcery is offering a bread baking day on Saturday 8 April. Just in time for your Easter celebrations. Fill your bank holiday with the delicious aromas of freshly cooked bread as you learn how to make regular dough, shaped rolls, enriched dough and soda bread. You’ll be able to enjoy tea, coffee and a light lunch while you work and of course, you get to take home your beautiful bread! But the best part? Absolutely no washing up, what an Easter treat. Tickets cost £130 and places are limited. Learn more 


To learn more about events going on across Greater Manchester for the Easter Weekend and beyond, view our What’s On Page. 

For more inspiration on things to do in Greater Manchester, visit our blog. 


Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Lobby

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is a luxury hotel with an industrial soul that is sprawled out on Oxford Street at the heart of Manchester

Corn Exchange Manchester
Corn Exchange Manchester

Showcasing all its original Edwardian beauty with a modern twist, The Corn Exchange is home to a mouthwatering mix of new restaurants in Manchester that offer a fusion of flavours from around the globe.

Peter Rabbit Family Fun Day
A child in a red dress with their parents

That mischievous bob-tailed bunny, Peter Rabbit, is coming to visit us at the Bury Transport Museum in 2023.

Easter Pantomime: Puss In Boots
Family Friendly
A child in a red dress with their parents

Join in for the PURR-FECT Easter Family Pantomime treat for you and your family to enjoy when the ever popular PUSS IN BOOTS, the swashbuckling and FUR-midable hero that we all love, takes to the stage for what will PAW-sitively be a highlight of your Easter celebrations.

Happy Hoppy Easter
Rabbit and Flowers in Metal Basket

We’ll be having an egg-tastic time at The Hive this Easter plenty of goodies to make including a willow egg decoration and a pair of bunny ears, which will be perfect for when little ones take part in the egg hunt, where they can search the Hive for their goodies! They’ll be games to enjoy and not forgetting our campfire and tasty treat at the end of the session.

Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre
Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre

Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre is a truly luxurious and stylish 4-star hotel, perfectly positioned on Portland Street in the heart of Manchester City Centre. The hotel is just an 8-minute walk to Piccadilly Station and a stone’s throw to St Peters Square, Manchester Central and Market Street.

Easter Gift Fair
This Easter, join in the Stableyard where you will discover artisan food producers, local artwork, and beautiful homeware.

This Easter, join in the Stableyard where you will discover artisan food producers, local artwork, and beautiful homeware.

Peel Tower Open DaysPeel Tower Open Days

Built in 1852 this well known Bury landmark was erected in tribute to one of Bury's most famous sons, Sir Robert Peel, founder of the police force and Prime Minister 1841-1846. The tower stands 128ft high and offers stunning views over Manchester and North Wales. It is opened regularly by charitable organisations and can be hired for abseils, marriage proposals and a host of other events. Look out for the flag flying to indicate the tower is open. Admission Adults £2, Child & Seniors £1, Family ticket £4 CASH ONLY

Buff Bingo Bottomless Brunch!
Anna Phylactic

This is a world away from your Grandma's afternoon bingo session! Great Britain's favourite game has been reimagined with a sassy twist and a large helping of spice.

Bread Baking Day - Savoury & Sweet
Chelsea Buns

Making bread is both a treat and a satisfying experience, the aromas amazing and with a few transferable skills you will be enjoying baking for years to come. In this class Baker Victoria Richardson will show you the delights of working with different types of dough to achieve the best results.



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