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Manchester Summer Holidays Free and Cheap Activities Week Four

Manchester free summer

Get out and about with these great cheap and free summer holiday events in and around Manchester on from 12th to 16th August.

We've made it to week three so still four more weeks to entertain the kids. As we know the holidays can prove expensive, we have put together a list of whats on for kids this week for free or cheap in Manchester on week three of the summer holidyas. Plus you can check out what's going on in Tameside for Free this week in our guide here. 

Or why not get wild with The Cockfields Farm Really Wild Show, details here. 

Manchester Summer Holiday Free And Cheap Activities On All Week.

£3 Adventure Activities at One Adventure, Droylsden 

one adventure

Head to One Adventure to enjoy a range of activities from Nerf and Laser Tag to archery, axe throwing, caving and more, all for £3 each. 

See here for full details and timetable. 

Free Bear Hunt Trail, Lowry Theatre 

bear hunt lowry

Head to the Lowry Theatre and enjoy a free trail to find the hidden bears. 

See here for details . 

Giant Frog Trail, Stockport

Stockport frog trail

Discover the 19 individually designed giant frogs hidden around Stockport Town Centre . 

See here for details and how to download the trail map.

Free Summer of Fun, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester City Centre.

summer of fun manchester museum

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester has lots of fun planned this summer. They will have daily science shows, story telling, a sun playground, discover the power of plants and lots more. Best of all entry to the musuem is free.

See here for more details and times. 

Splash Studio, The Whitworth, Manchester 

Playtime at the whitworth

Enjoy free water experiment play for kids and adults with water tables, waterfalls, and channels. 

Times and detials here.

Free Beach Fun at Merseybay, Merseyway Stockport

stockport beach summer

Enjoy free entry to the Merseyway beach with the chance to play in the sand. Plus there are children's rides starting at just £1 per ride. 

See here for details

Barton Beach and Funfair at City Airport, Eccles

Barton Beach city airport

This summer the barton beach and fun fair is back. They have a large indoor sandpit, children's fun fair, donkey's and more. Although there is a charge, it only costs £5 per child for unlimited rides for a 3 hour session. 

Free Giant Beach and Playhouse , Great Northern Warehouse 

great northern manchester free beach

This summer the Great Northern Warehouse is turning into a giant beach. They have a huge deckchair perfect for pictures, plus a role play playhouse with kitchen, library and pets hospital. 

See here for the details 

Comic Creations with Roy of the Rovers, National Football Museum, Manchester City Centre

National football musuem summer comic

This summer you can create your own comics at the National Football Museum, including writing your own plot, draw your characters and create a great front cover with unique printing technology. 

Entry to the musuem is free for Manchester City Centre residents with ID but charges do apply for non residents 

See here for details 

Free Giant Beach, Intu Trafford Centre

trafford centre beach

Kids can enjoy a free giant beach at the Intu Trafford Centre this summer holidays. There will be deck chairs for parents to use and kids can bring there own buckets and spades to enjoy the sand. The beach entry is free however there are some activities for which charges applies. 

See here for details 

Barton Beach and Funfair at City Airport, Eccles

Barton Beach city airport

This summer the barton beach and fun fair is back. They have a large indoor sandpit, children's fun fair, donkey's and more. Although there is a charge, it only costs £5 per child for unlimited rides for a 3 hour session. 

Free Summer Beach Swinton

beach salford

Enjoy Beach Fun in Swinton this summer at this great free event.

See here for details

Monday 12th August 2019 Manchester Summer Holiday Free And Cheap Activities.

Play Streets, Peel Park, Salford

Play Streets Little Hulton

Enjoy free activitiesin in Peel Park, Little Houlton from sports, to arts and crafts, cooking, woodwork, gardening and includes a free pack lunch. The session is for Children aged 5 to 11 years (parents must stay for under 8's) 

See here for details 

Simply Cycling Sessions, Longford Park, Stretford

simply cycling stretford

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

Check out the details here. 

Tuesday 13th August 2019 Manchester Summer Holiday Free And Cheap Activities.

Butterfly Hunt, Salford

butterfly pixabay

Hunt for hidden butterflies to win a prize in this free activity where kids will also be provided with lunch. 

See here for details and how to book. 

Free Beeing Special Event, Peoples History Museum, Manchester

Free bee story Peoples History Musuem

Enjoy a free interactive story puppet and craft session for under 5's at People's History Museum in Manchester.

See here for details 

Kids Summer Fun In The Park, Salford

fair salford

Enjoy family fairground rides such as the teacups, bouncy castles and donkey rides, and family activities to take part in too, for just £5 per ticket.

See here for details.

Free Terrific Tuesdays, Carnival, Manchester Cathedral

Free summer Manchester Cathedral

Enjoy a free summer holiday session at Manchester Cathedral with a circus theme. This week its Carnival themed. The session is a drop in no booking required. 

See times and details here. 

Play Streets, Kenyon Tara, Salford

Play Streets Little Hulton

Enjoy free activitiesin in Kenyon Tara, Little Houlton from sports, to arts and crafts, cooking, woodwork, gardening and includes a free pack lunch. The session is for Children aged 5 to 11 years (parents must stay for under 8's) 

See here for details 

Lost Words Poetry Activities, Manchester Museum

free summer events manchester museum

Enjoy family friendly poetry ctivities inspired by the book The Lost Words by Robert Mcfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. 

Check out the details here.

Toys Through Time, Salford Museum 

SCL Victorian Toys

Head to Salford Museum to try out traditional toys from the past for free. 

See here for times and details here. 

Simply Cycling Sessions, Longford Park, Stretford

simply cycling stretford

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

Check out the details here. 

Free Open Days at Greater Manchester Police Museum

Greater Manchester Police Museum open days

This summer the Greater Manchester Police Museum are opening their doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays for some police fun and to learn about different police units. 

See here for times and details 

Gruffalo Fun, Broughton Library, Salford

gruffalo salford

Kids can enjoy interactive retellingof the Gruffalo and crafts for just £1.50. 

See here for times and details.

Free Peg Doll Making, John Rylands Library

John Rylands Peg Doll making summer

Celebrating the Peterloo Era, head to the Library to make a free peg doll to take home. 

Check out the details here

Simply Cycling Sessions, Wythenshawe Park

simply cycling wythenshawe

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

See here for details 

Wednesday 14th August 2019 Manchester Summer Holiday Free And Cheap Activities.

Kids Summer Fun In The Park, Salford

fair salford

Enjoy family fairground rides such as the teacups, bouncy castles and donkey rides, and family activities to take part in too, for just £5 per ticket.

See here for details.

Gruffalo Fun, Lower Kersall Library 

gruffalo salford

Enjoy an interactive retelling of the Gruffalo with Gruffalo crafts for just £1.50.

Details and times here. 

Lost Words Printing Activities, Manchester Museum

free summer events manchester museum

Enjoy family friendly Printing ctivities inspired by the book The Lost Words by Robert Mcfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. 

Check out the details here.

Play Streets, Old Lane Resource Centre, Salford

Play Streets Little Hulton

Enjoy free activitiesin in Old Lane Resource Centre, Little Houlton from sports, to arts and crafts, cooking, woodwork, gardening and includes a free pack lunch. The session is for Children aged 5 to 11 years (parents must stay for under 8's) 

See here for details 

Peel Park Sports Session, Salford 

Football classes

Head to the park for these drop in sessions for 8 to 14 year olds, where they can enjoy sports like cricket, volleyball, rounders and more. 

See here for details. 

Free Peg Doll Making, John Rylands Library

John Rylands Peg Doll making summer

Celebrating the Peterloo Era, head to the Library to make a free peg doll to take home. 

Check out the details here

Simply Cycling Sessions, Wythenshawe Park

simply cycling wythenshawe

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

See here for details 

Free Summer Fun Day, Sporting Edge, Manchester 

free summer fun day

Enjoy a free family fun day with lots of activities for children and families. 

See here for details. 

Silent Disco, The Whitworth, Manchester

silent disco manchester

Children and families with additional needs can enjoy a silent disco at The Whitworth Manchester over the summer holiday session. 

See here for times and details 

Washdays Wednesdays, Salford Museum 

SCL Washday Demonstrations salford

Watch demonstrations to show how families living at Lark Hill place would have done their washing. 

Check out the details here.

Free Summer Fun Day, Boggart Hole Clough

free summer fun activities Manchester

Enjoy a free summer fun day for the whole family including sports such as American Football, Netball, Dodgeball, Football, Ultimate Frisbee and more. Plus there will be inflatbales, music, climbing wall, free giveaways and lots more. 

Check out the details here 

FREE Messy Fun Play Dough and Slime, Salford 

slime salford

Join creation station for messy play, play dough and slime fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult and a free lunch will be provided for children. 

See here for details and how to book. 

Simply Cycling Sessions,Boggart Hole Cough Athletics Track 

simply cycling manchester

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

See here for details . 

Thursday 15th August 2019 Manchester Summer Holiday Free And Cheap Activities.

Kids Summer Fun In The Park, Salford

fair salford

Enjoy family fairground rides such as the teacups, bouncy castles and donkey rides, and family activities to take part in too, for just £5 per ticket.

See here for details.

Going On A Bear Hunt, Peel Park 

teddy bear picnic salford

Bring your teddies along to this interactive storytelling session and crafts at Little Hulton's Peel Park Salford for just £1.50. 

See here for details and times

Mr Ordinary's Prize, People's History Museum 

Mr Ordinary PHM free summer Manchester

Enjoy a free interactive story telling session for under 5's at People's History Museum in Manchester.

See here for details here. 

Play Streets, West Children's Centre, Salford

Play Streets Little Hulton

Enjoy free activitiesin in West Children's Centre, Little Houlton from sports, to arts and crafts, cooking, woodwork, gardening and includes a free pack lunch. The session is for Children aged 5 to 11 years (parents must stay for under 8's) 

See here for details 

Young Contemporaries Makes, The Whitworth

teens free summer holiday manchester

11 to 16 year olds can enjoy creative workshops at The Whitworth over the summer. The sessions are free and are drop in. 

See here for details and times 

Free Open Days at Greater Manchester Police Museum

Greater Manchester Police Museum open days

This summer the Greater Manchester Police Museum are opening their doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays for some police fun and to learn about different police units. 

See here for times and details 

Free Pop Up Cinema, Salford 

Pop up Cinema Wall.E Salford

Enjoy a free showing of Wall.E  at Walkden's pop up cinema. 

See here for details. 

Lost Words Poetry Activities, Manchester Museum

free summer events manchester museum

Enjoy family friendly poetry activities inspired by the book The Lost Words by Robert Mcfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. 

Check out the details here.

Simply Cycling Sessions,Boggart Hole Cough Athletics Track 

simply cycling manchester

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

See here for details . 

Friday 16th August 2019 Manchester Summer Holiday Free And Cheap Activities

Summer Friendly Fridays, Manchester Museum 

manchester museum summer activities

Enjoy free summer fun at Manchester Museum for the family.

See here for details. 

Going On A Bear Hunt, Irlam Library 

teddy bear picnic salford

Bring your teddies along to this interactive storytelling session and crafts in Salford for just £1.50. 

See here for details. 

Free Percy the Park Keeper Sessions, Peel Park, Salford

Percy Park keeper sessions salford

Enjoy free activities in the park including scavenger hunts, crafts and wildlife trails. 

See here for details and times

Play Streets, Bridgewater Youth Club, Salford

Play Streets Little Hulton

Enjoy free activitiesin in Bridgewater Youth Club, Little Houlton from sports, to arts and crafts, cooking, woodwork, gardening and includes a free pack lunch. The session is for Children aged 5 to 11 years (parents must stay for under 8's) 

See here for details 

Simply Cycling Sessions, Longford Park, Stretford

simply cycling stretford

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

Check out the details here. 

Lark Hill Sweet Shop, Salford Museum 

SCL Sweet Shop Salford

Head to Salford Museum to try out some sweet treats in return for a small donation to the museum . 

See here for details. 

Simply Cycling Sessions, Wythenshawe Park

simply cycling wythenshawe

Kids and adults of abilities can enjoy the chance to try out different bikes and ride around the tracks for just £2.50 per person. 

See here for details 

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