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103 Things To Do In Manchester This Easter 2024

children at an Easter event wearing bunny ears
27 Mar 2024

Discover Things to do and what’s on in Manchester this Easter weekend and over here the holidays for families and kids near you in 2024. 


Easter weekend this year will be early and will run from the 29th of March to 1st of April 2024 and most schools will be off the week the two weeks after.

You will be glad to hear that lots of Easter events are back in Manchester for 2024 and you will not need to look any further for ‘Things To in Easter Near Me’ with our list of what’s on in and around Manchester.

We have lots of ideas for things to do over the Easter Holidays and what’s on over Easter Weekend in Manchester. 

From Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Fun Days and parties, shows pantomimes, indoor and outdoor events and days out and more you will discover what’s on across Tameside, Oldham, Stockport, Trafford and right across Manchester over the Easter Holidays.

If you are happy to travel a bit further read >>> Things to do this Easter in Cheshire 

We will be continually updating and adding more events, ideas and things to do this Easter in Manchester this Easter, so please keep checking back. 

Outdoors Easter Events in Manchester 

Fingers crossed we will be greeted with nice Spring weather over the Easter holidays. There are some great events this Easter to keep kids of all ages entertained and to get some fresh air. 

From Lambing Weeks, big Easter Extravaganzas, scarecrow trails and lots more.

Here are our top picks for Outdoor Easter Events across Greater Manchester.

Easter at Lancaster Park Farm

Easter Lancaster Park and Farm
Credit – Lancaster Park and Farm

Friday 8th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

Lancaster Park Farm has lots of Easter fun planned for the holidays. 

There will be a chance to a Giant Easter Egg Hunt around the farm with chocolate prizes at the end.  

Plus they will have all the usual fun of the farm including meeting their animals, bathing their giant tortoise, riding the caterpillar barrel and driving a mini quad.

Plus you can take part in a Pirate Shootout, play in the park area and see the baby goats. 

The Easter Egg Hunt will run from Fridays to Sundays from Friday 8th to 31st March 2024. All other activities will run over across the school holidays . 

Entry tickets cost £7.50 for adult, £7.50 for Children and babies under 12 months are free

More details about the Easter at Lancaster Park Farm here.

Diggle Scarecrow Trail, Diggle, Oldham 

a scarecrow at the Diggle Scarecrow Trail
Credit – Diggle Scarecrow Trail

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2023

The Diggle Scarecrow Trail is back for 2024 and this year the theme is everything TV.

Follow the trail map around Diggle and Saddleworth on the lookout for the scarecrows.

The trail maps will be available from Diggle Village shops and will cost £3 each. 

All entrants will receive an Easter treat plus correct entries will be entered into a prize draw. 

More details about the Diggle Scarecrow Trail here.

Easter at RHS Garden Bridgewater 

Giant Easter Egg Hunt at RHS Garden Bridgewater

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2023

Head to RHS Garden Bridgewater for fun Easter activities over the holidays.

They have lots of fun in-store with Easter crafts, an interactive Theatre show, storytelling and even a giant Easter egg hunt.

Read More >>>Easter Events at RHS Garden Bridgewater 

Easter at Cockfields Farm 

Dinosaurs Cockfields

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

This Easter Cockfields Farm has three different events in-store for the school holidays as follows:

  • Meet The DinosaursFriday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024 Dinosaurs will be taking over Cockfields Farm. There will be lots of fun dinosaur activities including the chance to meet the roaming dinosaurs and a dino egg hunt.
  • Spring Fling – Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 11th April 2024 Meet the Cockfields Farm Spring babies from the lambs to kid goats and little chicks. There will also be some fun spring-themed activities.
  • Falcony Display Weekend – Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April 2024 Celebrate the last weekend of the Easter Holidays with a special Falcony Display event.

Plus there will be all the usual fun of Cockfields Farm including animal activities and play area’s. 

Read More >>> Easter At Cockfields Farm 

Easter The Makers Market, Quayside Media City 

Easter Market Media City

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024

Head to Quayside Media City this Easter Weekend for a huge Easter Makers Market.

There will be over 80 featuring local businesses, Easter crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt around the market. 

The market will be open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day except Easter Sunday when it will be open 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. 

More info about the Easter Makers Markets at Media City here. 

Easter Fun at Dragon Miniature Railway, Marple Garden Centre

Easter Fun at Dragon Miniature Railway

Friday 29th April 2024

Head to Marple Garden Centre on Good Friday for a fun Easter event.

Ride the miniature railway to the play area to take part in the Easter Craft competition. 

Decorate your egg for a chance to win a large Easter Egg. 

The train rides cost £1.50 per person. 

More info about the Easter Fun at Dragon Miniature Railway, Marple Garden Centre here. 

Free Meet The Farmyard Friends, Walkden Town Centre 

Farmyard friends walkden town centre

Friday 29th April 2024

This Good Friday you can meet The Farmyard Friends in Victoria Square Walkden Town Centre.

There will be miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, rabbits, chicks and ducks . 

The event is free and will run from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. 

More information about the Easter Event in Walkden Town here.

Fun Fair at Daisy Nook Country Park 

Friday 29th March to Friday 14th April 2024

Silcocks Funfairs will be at Daisy Nook for Easter 2023 

There will be something for all the family from knuckle rides, children’s rides, and family favourites.

There will also be side stalls and games. 

Rides start at just £2.50.

Details of the Easter Funfair at Daisy Nook here.

Funfair At Platt Fields Park 

Carousel Fun Fair B lizzard

Friday 29th March to Friday 14th April 2024

Carousel Funfairs are heading to Platt Fields Park for Easter. 

There will be something for all the family from adrenaline rides, to family favourites and lots for children. 

You can also expect Dino Days, games and lots more. 

Unlimited ride wristbands start at just £12.99. 

Read More >>> Easter Funfair at Platt Fields Park 

Easter Weekend Funfair at Buile Hill Park, Salford 

Fun Fair ride Buile Hill Park Funfair Northwest Funfair
Credit – Northwest Funfair

Friday 29th March to Friday 1st April 2024

Head to Buile Hill Park in Salford to enjoy a fun day at the fair. 

There will be a range of rides for the whole family, children’s entertainment, donkey rides and side stalls. 

Plus there will be running an Easter egg hunt on Good Friday.

Read More >>> Funfair at Buile Hill Park

Inflatable Adventure World, Debdale Park, Manchester 

Inflatable Adventure World Inflatables
Credit – Inflatable Adventure World

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024 

Enjoy inflatable fun this Easter weekend at Debdale Park. 

Inflatable Adventure World will be bringing a large variety of inflatables from bouncy castles to assault courses and lots more. 

Read More >>> Inflatable Adventure World at Debdale Park.

Springo Bingo Stockport Merseyway 

the easter bunny with a girl and an easter basket

Saturday 30th March 2024

Stockport Merseyway has some great Easter fun planned for families with their Springo Bingo event. 

Enjoy live, interactive games of bingo outside Primark, featuring a basket load of prizes and eggcellent entertainment.
 
Think bingo with a difference, with an egg-citing mix of bunny hop dance-offs, mini-game intervals, and lots of chocolatey treats.
 
The event is free and will run throughout the day between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm

Check out the details of Free Easter Activities in Stockport Merseyway here.

Cinema on the Green, Cheadle 

cinema on the green cheadle
Credit – Magical Moments

Saturday 30th March 2024

Join Magical Moments for Cinema on the Green in Cheadle on Easter Saturday.

Not only will they be showing WONKA, but there will also music and Easter entertainment. 

The event will run from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm and tickets cost from £4.00 plus booking fee. 

To book tickets and more information for Cinema on the Green In Cheadle here. 

Woodford Garden Village Easter Activities, Stockport

Woodford Garden Village Easter Activities
Credit – Redrow

Saturday 30th March 2024

Head to Woodford Garden Village for a free Easter Activities day.

Enjoy refreshments and treats along with Easter activities such as meeting the Easter Bunny, face painting and a Balloon Artist.

The event will run from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm.

More information about the Easter event here. 

Open Day at Peel Tower, Bury

Easter Peel Tower Open day - Image The Sunnywood Project
Credit : The Sunnywood Project

Easter Sunday 31st March 2024

The Sunnywood Project is opening the doors to Peel Tower offering a great Easter Sunday Family walk.

Head up Holcombe Hill the climb to the top of the iconic Peel Tower to enjoy the amazing views. 

Tickets are required and cost just £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children and £4.00 for a family of 4. 

More details and how to book Peel Tower in Bury here. 

Easter Fun Fair at Queens Park, Bolton 

Credit Northwest Fun Fairs

Friday 5th to Sunday 14th April 2024

Enjoy all the fun of the fair over the Easter Holidays at Queen’s Park in Bolton.

There will be a range of rides for the whole family, children’s entertainment, donkey rides and side stalls. 

Read More >>> Funfair at Queens Park Bolton

Trafford Watersports Centre Open Day

Trafford Water Sports Centre
Credit Trafford Water Sports Centre

Saturday 6th April 2024

Enjoy a full day of family fun this Easter Holiday at Trafford Watersports Centre. 

Running on Saturday 6th April April between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm there will be a large range of activities to choose from costing just £5.00 each. 

The activities include bushcraft, archery, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and more and suitable for over 7’s 

Activities are £5 each, it is recommended that you purchase them in advance. Plus if you use OPENDAYT24 to get 6 tickets for the price of 5 at just £25!

More information and how to book for the Trafford Watersports Centre Open Day

Spring Open Day, Woodbank Community Food Hub 

Spring Open Day Woodbank Community Food hub
Credit Kindling Trust

Saturday 6th April 2024 

Join the Kindling Trust to celebrate the arrival of spring. 

There will be family activities, site tours, and delicious food and more. 

The event will run from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm.

More details about the Spring Open Day, Woodbank Community Food Hub here. 

Nature Superheroes at The Hive, Moss Bank Park, Bolton

Nature Superheroes at The Hive, Moss Bank Park, Bolton

Sunday 7th April 2024

Head to the Hive at Moss Bank Park in Bolton to transform into a nature superhero.

You will make your own cape and mask and get ready for action! Then complete our training challenges and nature trail to become a true nature superhero!

Tickets cost £8 per child, which includes one accompanying adult. Any additional adults are charged at £3.00 per adult.

More information to book the Nature Superheroes event at The Hive, Moss Bank Park see here. 

Inflatable Adventure World, Alexandra Park, Manchester 

Inflatable Adventure World Bumber Cars
Credit – Inflatable Adventure World

Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th April 2024 

Enjoy inflatable fun this Easter weekend at Alexandra Park 

Inflatable Adventure World will be bringing a large variety of inflatables from bouncy castles to assault courses and lots more. 

Read More >>> Inflatable Adventure World at Alexandra Park.

Indoor Easter Events In Manchester 2024 

Indoor marble run Science and Industry Museum
Credit – Science and Industry Museum

We all know we can’t rely on the British Weather and as Easter is early this year there is a good chance we will see a rainy day or two.

However, there are lots of great indoor events over the Easter holidays. 

From the chance to meet Peter Rabbit, play vintage video games, Easter crafts and lots more. 

Jurassic Seas at Sea Life Manchester 

Jurassic Seas Sealife Manchester
Credit Sealife Manchester

Saturday 2nd March to Sunday 14th April 2024

This Easter Holidays Sea Life Manchester are giving you the chance to travel back millions of years as you navigate through their Jurassic Trail

You’ll get to learn all about the creatures of the deep, with activities including the chance to uncover fossils, meet and greet baby Triceratops, test your knowledge in challenges, photo opportunities and more aquarium fun. 

Tickets cost from £18.50 for adults and £15.50 for children when booked in advance. 

More information and to book tickets to Sealife Manchester’s Jurrasic Seas event see here. 

Half-Term Activities at Peoples History Museum

Half term activities peoples history museum
Credit – Peoples History Museum

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April  2024

The Peoples Museum has lots of fun planned for Easter Holidays  including 

  • The Irish Nation Art Trail, Free, Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March 2024 – created by world-renowned mosaic artist Mark Kennedy, The Irish Nation Art Trail features 17 unique and previously unseen pieces, representing Irish icons of literature, music, sport, and history.
  • Banner Bingo, Daily, Free – Go on a quest to find images featured in the banners in the galleries to match those on your bingo card. Get a line and shout BINGO, get a full card and shout HOUSE. Suitable for over 5’s. 
  • Radical Women’s Trail, Daily, £1.50 – Discover radical women who campaigned for equality on this interactive trail. Suitable for over 12’s.
  • Little Suffragettes Trail, Daily, £2.50 – Discover how women have campaigned for equality, from the women of Peterloo, to the Pankhursts, to the present. Suitable for 5 to 12 year olds.

The Museum is open daily except Tuesdays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

For more details and to book a ticket to the free activity at the Peoples History Museum see here. 

Batteries Not Included, National Football Museum Manchester 

National Football Museum Building

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April  2024

Another great museum to visit in Manchester is the National Football Museum and they have some extra fun in-store over the Easter Holidays. 

Their Batteries Not Included event explores the history and development of football toys and games, their remarkable influence on our lives and the understanding of the beautiful game.

You will go on an immersive journey, from the Victorian era through to the latest cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology. Plus you can get hands-on with a range of toys.

Admission charges apply, however, the National Football Museum is free for Manchester residents.

The Library Of Enchantment Escape Room, Z-arts, Hulme 

Z-escape- The Library of Enchantment - Credit - Lizzie Henshaw
Credit – Lizzie Henshaw

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

Z-arts are giving you the chance to enjoy a fun family escape room over the summer holidays. 

Aimed at children over 6 years and their adults, the escape room will feature clues, puzzles and challenges to try to escape the room within the hour. 

Booking is required, and places and like to go quickly.

The escape room is open just Fridays and Saturdays for the week of the 10th of February but more days for the week of the 17th of February.

Booking is required, and places and like to go quickly.

Discover >>> Review of The Library Of Enchantment Escape Room, Z-arts 

Read more and how to book >>> The Library Of Enchantment Escape Room, Z-arts 

Giant Marble Run at Science and Industry Museum

Giant Marple Run Science and Industry Museum
Credit – Science and Industry Museum

Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 14th April 2024 

We are big fans of the Science and Industry Museum located in Manchester City Centre and with free entry it always makes a great day out.

Over the Easter Holidays, they have teamed up with Wild Rumpus to offer a Giant Marble Run for you to try and play around with.

There will also be daily Revolution Manchester Show and textile machine demonstration. 

Read more >>> Easter Activities at Science and Industry Museum 

Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You, Science and Industry Museum

The doctors of Operation Ouch Exhibition Science and Industry Museum
Credit Science and Industry Museum

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

The Operation Ouch Food, Poo and You exhibition has been extended at the Science and Industry Museum.

Join Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx as you are shrunk, swallowed, squeezed through and then spat out of Dr Xand’s digestive system in this interactive exhibition. 

There will be lots to see and do as you learn all about what happens to food in your body.

Tickets required. 

More info and to book tickets >>> Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You, Science and Industry Museum

Power Up, Museum Of Science And Industry 

a child playing video games at Power Up at Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

Kids and adults who love gaming can enjoy the ultimate experience this Easter Holidays

Gaming fans will be in their element with the chance to play the most popular games from the past 40 years. 

Expect vintage games such as  Pong and Pacman, Streetfighter, and modern-day favourites Mario and Minecraft along with the latest VR experiences.  

Tickets are required and cost £8.00 for adults and £7.00 for children. 

Book and Read More >>> Power Up Gaming Event at Science and Industry

Easter Craft Cruises, Boothstown Marina, Worsley

Easter Craft Cruises, Boothstown Marina, Worsley
Credit – Bridgewater Cruises

Saturday 30th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

Enjoy your own Easter Craft Cruise this Easter. 

You will enjoy an hour private cruise, an Easter-themed craft activities, an Easter Egg and drink for each child, tea and coffee.

Prices start from £21.68 each when 6 people book. Discounts when more people book. 

More information about the Easter Craft Cruises from Boothstown Marina here. 

Slides, Inflatables and Fun Swimming Sessions at Tameside Pools 

a swimming pool with a large red slide

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

A  trip to the swimming pool makes a great School Holidays day out and Tameside pools have some extra fun in-store. 

Kids and adults alike can enjoy fun sessions with toys, inflatable and even slides at their Swim , Slides and Waves at Hyde Leisure. 

Times and More >>> Slides, Inflatables and Fun Swimming Sessions at Tameside Pools 

Easter Holidays At East Lancashire Railway Bury Transport Museum 

Peter Rabbit
Credit – East Lancashire Railway

Sunday 31st to Friday 12th April 2024

East Lancashire Railway has planned some great Easter events for all ages. 

Their Easter Holiday events include:

  • Peter Rabbit Family Fun Day – Sunday 31st April 2024 
  • The Wizarding Adventure – Wednesday 3rd April 2024 
  • Travel To Wonderland – Thursday 11th April 2024
  • The Dino Adventure – Friday 12th April 2024

Read More >>> Easter Holiday Events at East Lancashire Railway

Meet Kung Fu Panda Star at The Printworks, Manchester 

Kung Fu Panda Meet Printworks Manchester

Sunday 31st April 2024

To celebrate the cinema release of Kung Fu Panda 4, the legendary Dragon Warrior, Po, is heading to Manchester’s Printworks to meet his fans this Easter Sunday.

Po will be meeting fans on Saturday 30th March, every hour, on the hour between 11.00 am to 3.00 pm in the Printworks’ Pumpyard.

Families can grab a selfie with Po and can also expect free giveaways, which will be up for grabs throughout the day. 

Kung Fu Panda 4 will also be showing  Vue at Printworks from Thursday 28 March. 

Greater Manchester Police Museum 2024 Open Days 

Manchester Police Museum Open days credit Manchester Police Musuem
Credit Manchester Police Museum Tuesday 2nd to Tuesday 16th April 2024This holiday the Greater Manchester Police Museum is opening up its doors and it’s free great day out for all ages, families can explore the cells, and police station, check out uniforms and even attend a mock court plus lots more.Read More >>> Easter Holidays at Greater Manchester Police Museum

The 100-Story Hotel at Z-arts

The 100 Story Hotel at Z-arts - Credit Z-arts

Tuesday 2nd to Friday 12th April 2024.

Enjoy Z-arts brand new world of interactive play and storytelling at The 100 Story Hotel.

Here you will discover Rob Biddulph’s unique characters located at the most unusual hotel.

At The 100 Story Hotel there are all sorts of guests; lions and tigers, dinosaurs and bears. Plus the porters are penguins, the housekeeping team is headed up by a handy octopus – and Clive the polar bear is the concierge.

There’s just one problem at this wonderful establishment – although the hotel is usually full of 100 amazing stories, one story has just gone missing! The hotel desperately needs your help to find the naughty culprit. Can you follow the clues and track them down?

The 100 Story Hotel at Z-arts is aimed at families with children aged 1 to 8 years. Tickets cost £9.50 and the experience last for 50 minutes. 

Tickets must be booked in advance. 

Read more and book tickets to The 100 Story Hotel at Z-arts here.

Easter Crafts, Make Good Family Art Club, Stockport 

Easter Crafts Stockport

Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 10th April 2024

Enjoy arts and crafts sessions delivered by an experienced art teacher and therapeutic art worker for an Easter Craft Session.

The sessions are pay what you can and booking is required as places are limited. 

More and how to book here .

Dino Easter at Ladysmith Shopping Centre 

no Easter Activity ladysmith shopping centre

Wednesday 3rd April 2024 

Head to The Ladysmith Centre in Ashton for Dino-themed Easter Activities. 

Go on the hunt for the dino’s around the centre. Simply grab your trail sheet from the team and find the dinosaur eggs hidden in the shop windows. There’ll be a reward at the end!

Plus there will be a fun dino-themed workshop to take part in. 

The event will run 11.00 am to 3.00 pm

More info about the Dino Easter Egg Hunt at Ladysmith Shopping Centre here 

Egg-Citing Crafty Workshop at Rochdale Pioneers MuseumEaster Crafts Rochdale Pioneers Museum

Thursday 4th April 2024

Rochdale Pioneers Museum is running a fun craft workshop over the Easter holidays.

The sessions cost £3.00 per group and booking is required. 

More details and how to book here. 

MadLab’s Make Stuff, Stockport Museum 

MadLab Makestuff Workshops Stockport
Credit – MadLab

Friday 5th to Friday 12th April 2024 

Join MadLabs for Make Stuff, a festival of digital and creative exploration for the following workshops for children over the holidays: 

  • Make Stuff: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop – Friday, 5 April 2024, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm: Budding animators can unleash your creativity and create your own stop-motion animation! The sessions are for ages 7+ and places cost £2.00 – booking required.
  • Make Stuff: Save the World with Minecraft – Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm: Join this practical workshop and learn to save the world with the power of Minecraft! Work together to solve problems and overcome challenges that build a better world. The sessions are for ages 7+ and places cost £2.00 – booking required.
  • Make Stuff: Tinkerbots – Build Your Own Robot Thursday, 11 April 2024, 10:00 am to 11:00 am: Unleash your creativity and build your own robot from found objects. The sessions are for ages 7+ and places cost £5.00 – booking required.
  • Make Stuff: Save the World with Micro-bit – Friday, 12 April 2024, 10:00 3:00 pm: Go on a hands-on journey, using micro:bit to help fimd solutions to real-world problems using code and electronics in this highly exploratory hands-on workshop. The sessions are for ages 7+ and places cost £2.00 – booking required.

More information and to book tickets to the Make Stuff holiday sessions in Stockport here.

Manchester Museum Easter Holiday Activities 

Manchester Museum Dinosaur for Families

Manchester Museum makes a great free Manchester day out for kids and this Easter they have the some extra fun in-store. 

From 2nd to 14th April you can explore the world of Ancient Egypt this Easter at the free The Totally Chaotic History Museum Trail.

There will also be the chance to meet historian and You’re Dead To Me podcaster Greg Jenner and expert Egyptologist Dr Campbell Price to celebrate the new Totally Chaotic Book on 3rd April. 

Then there will be the chance to make our own amulet in a funwork shop on the 5th and 12th of April. 

Plus it is the last chance to check out the Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition throughout the holidays.

Plus don’t forget the museum also features famous Stan the T-Rex, an interactive dinosaur department, a  and lots more. 

If you are planning a visit we have to make sure you check out >>> top tips and review of Manchester Museum for families 

Read More >>> Easter Holiday Activties at Manchester Museum here

Easter Family Fun at Elizabeth Gaskell House 

Easter cards At Elizabeth Gaskell House 

This Easter Elizabeth Gaskell House has lots of fun in store. 

Children can enjoy fun crafts as they make their own crafty cup chicks and bunnies to take home. 

Plus there will be crafts and colouring to take part in and you can enjoy the Cranford Cat trail around the house. 

The Easter event will be run on 11.00 am to 4.30 pm (last entry £7.50) on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from Sunday 31st March to Thursday 11th April. 

The event is included in the admission which costs £7.50 for adults and free for children under 16, when accompanied by an adult.

Tickets for the Easter event at the Easter Elizabeth Gaskell House are here.

Easter Activities At Whitworth Family, The Whitworth 

The Whitworth building

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

Head to The Whitworth over the Easter Holidays for a fun family art events. 

The whole family can get hands-on and work with artist Loren Hardy, here is what they have in-store: 

  • Open Play – Everyday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm – Enjoy self-led loose parts play sessions in the Everyday Art School. 
  • Paolozzi Pop-Art Wednesdays 3rd and 10th April 2024, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm – Explore colours and patterns and make our own pop-art style collages inspired by the work of Eduardo Paolozzi.
  • Paper Puppet Folklore Fridays 5th and 12th April 2024, 1.30 pm to 3.30  pm – Make paper puppets and invent our own myths and legends inspired by the storytelling of the Malaysian Wayang Kulit.
  • Feel Good Kids Art Club, Saturday 6th April 2024, 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm – Aimed at ages 7-12, children will explore calming mindfulness techniques, all while connecting with nature and creating meaningful artwork. Capacity is limited so please arrive on time to avoid disappointment. The event is for children only. 

Discover the full details of the Easter Event at The Whitworth here.

Wizards and Fairies Kids Takeover Cruise, Manchester River Cruise 

wizard and fairy cruise manchester cruises

Thursday 4th to Tuesday 9th April 2024

Join Manchester River Cruises for a fun cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal. 

This hour-long kids cruise will feature wizards and fairies and lots of fun and games.

The cruise is aimed at children from age 2 to 10 years but older kids are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Tickets cost £13 for adults, £10 for children, and infants under 1 free and must be booked in advance.

The cruises willl 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 1.00 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.30 pm.

More information about the Wizards and Fairies Kids Takeover, Manchester River Cruise here.

Free Activities at the Imperial War Museum 

School Holidays at Imperial War Museum
Credit Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum at Salford Quays has some great half-term fun in-store for families, all the sessions are free and drop unless it says otherwise. The Easter activities have not yet been announced but here are the activities from the last half term. 

These events include: 

  • Story Seekers: Chocolate and Rationing – 29th March to 14th April 2024 10.00 am to 4.00 pmDiscover how chocolate was rationed so it could be distributed fairly, and how it was used to boost the morale of Britain’s troops and more.  Over the Easter holidays, completing the Story Seekers Trail will earn a chocolate reward – suitable for children over 7 years
  • Animals and War – Every Day 11.00 am daily – Part of the Big Picture Show. An immersive 360-degree multimedia experience, follow Milo the mouse and his guide Winkie the pigeon, as they discover stories of brave animals who have helped the war effort from the First World War to the present day.
  • We Were There Family Day – Wednesdays 3rd and 10th April, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm – Meet IWM’s veterans and eyewitnesses of conflict to gain a unique insight into the impact of war on people’s lives. 
  • Family Hub On The Home Front – Sunday 7th to Thursday 11th April 2024, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm – Learn about the important roles played by ordinary people, from Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Wardens to factory workers. Find out what life was like in the Observer Corps, Home Guard and Women’s Land Army.

More information about the Easter Holiday Activities at Imperial War Museum here. 

30 Easter Egg Hunts In Manchester

Cockfields Easter baby animals

No Easter holiday would be complete without a traditional Easter Egg Hunt or trail. 

We have been on the lookout for the best places to go on the hunt right across Manchester. 

From Giant Easter Eggs in Salford to a fun Easter Egg trail in Bramhall, Easter Egg Hunts on the farm in Tameside to Happy Hoppy events in Bolton, you will find lots of Easter Egg Hunts and trails right across Manchester. 

Check our top pick of Easter Egg Hunts around Manchester here. 

Manchester Easter Parties and Easter Fun Days 

Easter Parties Manchester

What better way to celebrate Easter with the kids than at an Easter Party or fun day. 

There are lots of parties planned right across Manchester from Tameside, Stockport, Salford and beyond. 

Here are our top picks for parties this Easter weekend. 

Easter at The Curiosity Mill, Leigh, Wigan – SOLD OUT 

Easter The Curiosity Mill Leigh

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2024 

The Curiosity Mill in Leigh will be hosting special Easter play days. 

There will be curiosity play, crafts, storytime, with the bunny Egbert and a keepsake to take home. 

Tickets cost £12.95 including one adult. Additional adult tickets are available at a 50% discount. 

Read More and to book tickets here. 

Easter Friday Funday at The Joshua Bradley, Hyde 

Easter Fun Day Joshua Bradley

Friday 29th March 2024

The Joshua Bradley in Hyde is hosting an Easter Fun Day on Good Friday. 

There will be a scavenger hunt with an Easter Egg prize, garden games, bonnet making, Easter crafts and more

The event will run on Friday 29th March 2024 11.00 pm and 2.00 pm. 

Tickets cost £12.95 each plus booking fee.

Details and to book tickets to the Good Friday Funday at Joshua Bradley here.

The Beau Geste Easter Party, Ashton Under Lyne

The Beau Geste Easter Party, Ashton Under Lyne

Saturday 30th March 2024 

The Beau Geste Easter Party Easter party will be back for 2024.

Running on Saturday 30th March from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm there will be lots of surprises and treats.

Plus you can expect a visit from the Eater Bunny with the chance to take pictures.

Tickets cost £5 per child with under 2 free. 

More information and how to book a ticket to The Beau Geste Easter Party Easter party here. 

Easter Fun Day At The Place To Play, Reddish 

Easter Fun Day At The Place To Play, Reddish 

Saturday 30th March 2024 

Join the role-play village The Place To Play in Reddish for a fun Easter Fun Day. 

Along with all the usual fun there will be a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy chocolate-covered crumpets and each child will receive an Easter Egg. 

Tickets cost £12.00 for children and £1.00 for adults and need to be booked online in advance.

More information and how to book tickets here.

The Dukes Kids Easter Party, Little Hulton, Salford

The dukes easter party

Saturday 30th March 2024 

Join DJ Decade for a fun Easter Party at The Dukes in Little Hulton, Salford .

There will be games with prizes, face painting, an Easter Egg Hunt, a free Easter Egg, balloon modelling and more. 

The party will run from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm and tickets cost £5.00.

More information and how to book tickets to The Dukes Easter Party here. 

Free Busy Bunny Crafty Workshop, Kargo MKT, Salford 

Easter Crafts Our Kids Social
Credit – Our Kids Social

Sunday 31st March 2024 

Join Our Kids Social at Kargo MKT for a fun Easter Crafts Event. 

You will be able to make a colourful Spring paper flower garland and bunny bag perfect for holding Easter eggs. 

Plus there will be an Easter Egg Trail with a chocolate reward. 

The event is free but tickets are required. 

More details and to book tickets to the Easter Crafts at Karho MKT Salford here. 

Easter Family Party Walkden Cricket Club, Worsley 

Easter Party Walkden

Sunday 31st March 2024

Enjoy an Easter family party at Walkden Cricket Club on Easter Sunday.

Tickets cost £5.00 for children, £3.50 for adults and free for children under 12 months. 

For more information and to book tickets to the Easter Party at Walkden Cricket Club here. 

Children’s Easter Party, The Queens, Bredbury 

The Queens Bredbury Easter Party

Sunday 31st March 2024

Kids can enjoy a fun Easter Party on Easter Sunday at The Queens in Bredbury. 

The event will run from 2.00 pm to 5.00pm. 

Tickets cost £5.00 per child. 

More information and to book tickets here. 

Patricroft Conservative Club Kids Easter Party, Salford

Kids Easter Party Patricroft Conservative Club

Sunday 31st March 2024

Patricroft Conservative Club will be hosting a fun Kids Easter Party over Easter Weekend. 

There will be a children’s entertainer, party games, a kids buffet, Easter Bonnet Competition, a gift for every child and more. 

Tickets cost £5.00 per child and the event will run 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm 

To book online for the Patricroft Conservative Club Kids Easter Party here.

Family Easter Fair at Together Center, Dukinfield

Easter Fair Together Centre Dukinfield

Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Head to the Together Centre for a fun family Easter Family.

There will be an Easter Treat Hunt, Easter crafts, games, an Easter Bonnet competition and lots more. 

Read more about the Family Easter Fair at Together Center here.

Free Baby Dinos Easter Party, Kargo MKT

Dino Easter Party Salford
Credit BabyDinos

Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Join Ranger Robin the baby dinos for an Easter-themed Dino Party! 

The event will include 

  • A hoppy BabyDino performance from Ranger Robin introducing our Dino friends!
  • An individual photo with a BabyDino
  • Easter-themed interactivities & crafts along the queue

The event will run from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Tickets are free but booking required.

Details and how to book the free Easter Dino Party here. 

Easter Pantomime and Shows in Manchester for 2024

red curtain in a stage manchester

Treat the kids to a fun show this Easter. 

There is something on for all ages and tastes from circus shows, big and small pantos, stage shows aimed at children and lots more. 

Here’s a list of the top Easter Pantomime and Shows in Manchester for 2024. 

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Opera House Manchester  

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Opera House Manchester
Credit Opera House Manchester

Tuesday 26th to Sunday 31st Sunday 2024 

Join the Cornley Drama Society for the fun show Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Opera House Manchester.

Watch as they battle technical hitches, and flying mishaps as they try to present the well-loved tale of Peter Pan.

Expect a fun show with lots of laughs are you find out if they will ever make it to Neverland.

The show is for adults and children aged 4 years and over. 

Tickets start from just £13.00 

The Boy at the Back of the Class, The Lowry 

The Boy At the Back Of The Class Show The Lowry
Credit – The Lowry Theatre

Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th March 2024

Based on the book by Onjali Q. Rauf The Boy At The Back Of The Class at the Lowry follows the story of the empty chair at the back of the class suddenly being filled by a new boy, Ahmed. 

But he doesn’t seem to fit in. When the class discover he has fled a worn-torn country they make a plan to reunite him with a family. 

Recommended for children aged 7 years and over. 

Tickets from £16.50.

Gandey’s Hollywood Spectacular Circus Show, Trafford Centre 

Gandeys Hollywood Spectacular Circus
Credit – Gandeys

Thursday 28th March to Sunday 14th April 2024 

The circus is back in town and Gandey’s have a brand new show – with Hollywood Spectacular. 

You can expect lots of fun acts, famous motorcycle stunts and lots more.

Read More >>> Easter Circus at Trafford Centre 

Spot’s Birthday Party, Octagon Bolton 

Spot birthday Party show Bolton Octagon
Credit Octagon Bolton

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th March 

Based on Eric Hill’s books, Spot will be heading to the stage this Easter for a very special party. 

Join Steve the monkey, Tom the Crocodile and Helen the Hippo to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPOT! in this new show. 

Aimed at children aged 2 years and over there will be lots of fun and songs. 

Tickets cost £11.50 for children and £14.50 for adults.

Easter Panto Goldilocks And The Three Bears, Plaza Stockport

Goldilocks and Three Bears Easter
Credit Plaza Stockport

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024 

Head to Plaza Stockport spectacular Easter Pantomime Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

Join Pantomime Star RICHARD CHANDLER with the fabulous SCOTT GALLAGHER as they return for an affordable family festive treat in an Easter Egg-stravaganza that promises to be ‘just right’ as the Circus comes to town!

Will Goldilocks manage to get her porridge, what will the Three Bears do when they find a stranger in their beds. 

Tickets from £15.95 for children, £21.45 for adults and a family of four ticket for £65.00 

There’s A Monster in Your Show, Z-arts 

Theres a monster in your show Z-arts
Credit – Z-arts

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2024

Tom Fletcher’s ‘Who’s in Your Book?’ will be hearing to the Z-arts stage with a brand-new musical show, There’s a Monster in Your Show.

A group of performers are preparing to start their show, but quickly discover they are not alone on stage. Little Monster wants to be part of the fun too!

With an invitation to his unique friends to join in you can expect comedy and chaos as they help to create a magical show, learning about the joy of books and friendship along the way.

This 50-minute adventure is aimed at children aged 3 years and over. 

Tickets cost £14.50 

Robin Hood Easter Panto, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham 

Robin Hood Panto Queen Elizabeth Hall
Credit – Queen Elizabeth Hall

Friday 29th March 2024 

Join Robin Hood at Queen Elizabeth Hall this Easter. 

Watch as he and has band of Merry Men battle to outwit the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham in a fun Easter Panto 

Tickets cost £18.00 for children, £20.00 for adults and £70 for a family ticket.

MC Grammar Live – Stop! It’s Grammar Time, The Lowry

MC Grammar Live – Stop! It’s Grammar Time! The Lowry Theatre
Credit – The Lowry Theatre

Saturday 30th March 2024

The multi-award-winning rapper teacher MC Grammar is bringing his live show to the Lowry Theatre this Easter. 

You will rap, rhyme, and dance along with the National Teacher of the Year winner with some of his famous rhymes. 

Tickets cost £19.00 each. 

You can book tickets to the MC Grammar Show at The Lowry here. 

Pinocchio Easter Panto 

Pinocchio Easter Panto Bolton Victoria Hall
Credit – Victoria Halls Bolton

Saturday 30th March to Tuesday 9th April 2024

Enjoy an Easter Panto at Victoria Hall Bolton with Pinacchio.

Watch as the puppet tries to be a real boy, with lots of fun and laughter. 

Early Bird Tickets cost £5.50 each with a £2.00 booking fee. 

The Gruffalo’s Child, The Lowry 

Gruffalos Child The Lowry
Credit – Lesley Cook

Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th April 2024

Watch the story of The Gruffalo’s Child come alive on The Lowry Stage. 

You can expect songs, laughs and scary fun and of course The Big Bad Mouse. 

Read More >>> The Gruffalo’s Child, The Lowry 

Kidz Bop Never Stop, Opera House Manchester 

KidZ Bop Tour Opera House Manchester
Credit – Opera House Manchester

Sunday 7th April 2024

Join Kidz Bop as they perform the big hits live on stage.

The numbers will include As It Was, About That Time, Anti-Hero, Green Green Grass and more. 

Greet and meet packages available. 

Tickets start at £29.43 

Read more about Kidz Bop Never Stop Show Manchester here

Dinosaur Adventure Live, Middleton Arena

Dinosaur Adventure Live Middleton Arena
Credit – Dinosaur Adventure Live

Wednesday 10th April 2024

Go on an action-packed dinosaur adventure in the all-new and exciting show Trouble on Volcano Island.

When the island’s ancient volcano becomes active, it spells danger for everyone – including the dinosaurs! It’s a race against time to help our rangers and favourite dinosaurs in this thrilling prehistoric expedition, to save Volcano Island from imminent disaster.

This amazing, immersive and interactive show is a great show for the whole family plus there will be a free photo opportunity and meet the dinos afterwards!

Tickets cost from £15.00 and there will be two showings at 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm.

Read more and to book tickets to Dinosaur Adventure Live at Middleton Arena here. 

Grooving with Pirates, Z-arts

Groving with Pirates Show Z-arts
Credit – Z-arts

Saturday 13th April 2024

Go on a swashbuckling adventure with your family’s favourite Groove Baby at Z-arts.

Grooving With Pirates is an animated and live-action mystical, magical, nautical, musical adventure which follows three pirate friends on a dangerous mission to find some treasure! 

Meet monsters and mermaids, take musical challenges and strut your stuff on the gangplank.

Specially designed to be a midpoint between kid shows and ‘regular’ adult concerts, this show has something for all seadogs. 

It blends electro-jungle rhythms, infectious pop themes, and a heavy dose of 60s Blue Note soul jazz, the Groove Baby Organ Trio creates a non-stop groove that will have everyone on their feet.

This 65 minute minute show is for children ages 3 – 7 and their grown-ups.

Tickets cost £9.50 

Kids Eat Free Offers In Manchester Over Easter 

TGI Fridays Kids Eat Free - Credit TGI Fridays
Credit TGI Fridays

This Easter Holidays lots of restaurants and cafes are offering kids eat free or for a £1.00.

Read More >>> Easter Kids Eat Free Offers In Manchester 

Manchester Easter Breakfasts And Meals 

breakffast with easter bunny

What better way of celebrating Easter will a fun breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Manchester? 

Check out our top pick of Easter Breakfasts below. 

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny, Together Centre, Dukinfield

Easter breakfast Together Centre Dukinfield

Saturday 30th March 2024

Join the Together Centre for breakfast with the Easter Bunny this Easter Weekend. 

There will be Easter Crafts, breakfast, an Easter Hunt. 

The event will run from 9.30 am to 11.30 am and tickets cost £7.95 for children and £4.95 for adults. 

More information about the Easter Breakfast at the Together Centre here.

Easter Breakfast and Disco, Partington Community Centre, Trafford 

Easter Breakfast and Disco, Partington Community Centre, Trafford 

Saturday 30th March 2024

Enjoy an Easter Breakfast and Disco at Partington Community Centre.

Along with the disco and breakfast, there will also be arts and crafts, a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny and Easter Treat for every child. 

Tickets cost from £6 per child and will run from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. 

More information and how to book tickets to the Easter Breakfast at Partington Community Centre here. 

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny, The Rising Moon Hyde 

Easter Breakfast Rising Moon

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March 2024 

The Rising Moon will be hosting their first-ever Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

There will be a lovely breakfast, a meet and greet with the bunny and Easter Eggs. 

Tickets cost from £10 and £16.00 

More information about The Easter Bunny Breakfast at The RisingBreak

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny, Runway Visitor Park

Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April 2024

Runway Visitor Park is giving you the chance to enjoy breakfast with the Easter money under Concorde this Easter.

After the lovely breakfast, you will be able to tour the Concorde and design your own plane to win a prize. 

Each child will receive an Easter Egg and certificate. 

The breakfast slots will start at 9.30 am on both days. Tickets cost £15.00 for children and £20.00 for adults. 

More information and to book tickets to the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Runway Visitor Park here.

Dobbies Easter Bunny Breakfast

Easter Bunny Breakfast Dobbies two children holding carrots
Credit Dobbies

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2024

Dobbies are offering some egg-cellent fun with their Easter bunny breakfasts. 

Kids can follow the bunny footprints to find the Easter Bunny on and enjoy some fun games. 

They can also join the Easter Bunny and the Dobbie team to plant their very own miniature wildflower meadow.

If that isn’t enough children will be given a chocolate rice crispy cake or alternatives for children with allergies. 

Plus children will be able to select breakfast from their own menu with choices including a Children’s cooked breakfast and lighter options. 

The adult breakfast menu offers a traditional cooked breakfast, 3 3-item roll and more. 

Booking is required and places cost £10.99 for children and £7.45 for adults. 

The Easter Bunny Breakfasts are running at Dobbies Altrincham and Dobbies Marple. Dates to be confirmed. 

For more info and to book places on the Easter Bunny Breakfasts at Dobbies here.

Pizza with the Easter Bunny, Whistling Wren, Leigh 

Pizza with the Easter Bunny, Whistling Wren, Leigh 

Saturday 30th March 2024

The Whilsting Wren in Leigh Wigan are hosting a fun Pizza with the Easter Bunny event. 

You will be able to create your own pizza, keet the Easter Bunny and receive a treat. 

Places cost £10 per child and must be bought in advance. 

More information about the Pizza with the Easter Bunny event here. 

Breakfast With Easter Bunny at Hard Rock Cafe

Child at Hardrock Cafe Manchester with eggs - Credit Hard Rock Cafe
Credit Hardrock Cafe

Sunday 24th March 2024 

The Hard Rock Cafe’s Breakfast with Bunny event is back for 2024 . 

Designed for families and kids, you can enjoy an unlimited all-American breakfast, plus magical entertainment, face painting and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. 

The event is running from 9.00 am to 11.00 am and costs £16,95 for adults and £11.95 for children (ages 2 to 16), under 2’s are free. 

Details and how to book Hard Rock Cafe’s Breakfast with Bunny event here.Details and how to book Hard Rock Cafe’s Breakfast with Bunny event here.

Throw Your Own Easter Breakfast!

Easter Breakfast Ideas

If you’re thinking of doing your own Easter Breakfast at home and need some inspiration check out some great ideas in our guide. 

From Easter Decorations to traditional Easter breakfast ideas and of course lots of sweet treats, we have put together a list of everything you need to put together a fun Easter Breakfast. 

Check out lots of Easter Breakfast Ideas here

Free And Cheap Days Out In Manchester

Manchester cheap days out Putt Stars Rochdale

It is not always easy to entertain the kids over the school holidays, especially when you’re on a budget. 

To give you a helping hand we have put together a list of the best free and cheap days out in Manchester for families. 

Discover our top picks of free and cheap days out in Manchester here. 

Easter Events In Tameside 

bunny in a basket Easter Whats On Tameside

There is a lot going on in Tameside over the holidays.

From cheap movies for kids, inflatable swim sessions, Easter parties and lots more. 

Discover >>> Whats on in Tameside This Easter 

What’s On In Stockport This Easter

kids with easter eggs Easter Stockport Whats On

There are some great events on throughout Stockport over the holidays. 

Including easter egg hunts, fun days and lots more to do. 

Check out these Easter Events in Stockport here.

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