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Manchester October Half Term Free and Cheap Activities

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16 Oct 2019

Get out and about this October Half Term with these great cheap and free activities in Manchester . 

With the unpredicable weather it is not always easy to keep the kids entertained on a budget. To give you a helping hand we have put together a guide to what is on for free or a small cost in Manchester and surrounding areas.

As some schools in Greater Manchester are off from the 21st to 25th October 2019 and others from 28th October to 1st November 2019 we have listed options for both weeks.  

Plus you can check out what’s going on in Tameside for Free this week in our guide here and whats on in Salford over half term here. 

Free October Activities, Science and Industry Musuem Manchester-23rd Oct-3rd Nov 2019

october Half Term science industry

The Science and Industry Museum has lots of free fun instore this October half term from a pedal powere disco, creating a moving robot, atomic juggling, making lampshades and lots more. 

For a full list of what they have instore see here. 

October Half Term Activities at National Football Museum – 28th Oct to 1st Nov 2019 

National Football Museum

The National Football Museum have lots of fun instore this October half term. From Football Art workshops, comic book making and designing , virtual reality games and lots more. (Entry to the National Football Musuem is free for City of Manchester residents (with ID) for non residents entry fees apply from £10 for adults, £5 for children 5 to 15 years and under 5’s are free. )

See here for full details. 

Free Activities at Manchester Museum – 29th to 31st October 2019 

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This October half term head to the Manchester Museum to take part in craft activies for all the family. 

Check out the times here. 

Free Manchester Museum Family Tours – 28th and 30th October and 1st November 2019 

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Discover dinosaurs and more on one of the family friendly tours at Manchester Museum. Suitable for children from aged to 6 to 10 years. 

See here for details and how to book the free tour. 

Greater Manchester Police Museum Halloween Open Days – 29th and 31st October 2019

Greater Mancheser Police Museum Halloween

Greater Manchester Police Museum is opening its doors on Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st October with spooky fun including spooky stories in the cells and an interactive court case. 

Free Creepy Crafts John Rylands Library 29th October 2019 

free john ryland halloween

Head to John Rylands Library for a free Halloween origami workshop in a drop off session. 

Check out the times and details here. 

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