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Whats on for families in Manchester this weekend 10th and 11th August

child looking at map whats on this weekend
24 Jul 2019

Get out and about this weekend across Greater Manchester with this these great family events on 10th and 11th August 

From Manchester City Centre to  Salford, Tameside to Trafford and Stockport here are top weekend events to go to this summer events. 

Plus if your looking to make the more of the sun check out our guide to Outdoor Pools and Splash Zones around Manchester here and a list of Manchester’s Closest Beaches here. Or if you fancy a trip to the cinema check out where you can find the cheapest tickets here. 

Events on in Manchester all weekend 10th and 11th August.

Summer Weekender, Media City 

MediaCityUK Summer Weekender Salford

Enjoy a weekend family festival woth crafts, funfair rides (for a fee), stalls, food carts, music for children and more. 

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 Bear Hunt Trail in Salford Quays 

bear hunt salford

Head to the The Lowry Theatre to follow the trail to find the hidden bears. 

See here for more 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. 

Splash Studio, The Whitworth 

Playtime at the whitworth

Enjoy free water experiment play for the whole family with waterfalls, tables and channels. 

Check out the details here. 

Free Summer Beach, Swinton 

beach salford

This summer, why not bring the whole family along to the FREE beach which is coming to Swinton. 

Check out the details here

Lost Words, Lyme Park (Please Note due to Flooding This Event will not be on this Weekend).

Lyme Park Lost Words

Head to Lyme Park to discover the Lost Words. Based on the book by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris follow the trail around the Lyme Gardens to bring the book to life. 

See here for details. 

Merseybay Free Outdoor Beach, Merseyway Stockport

stockport beach summer

This weekend The Merserybay Beach opens for the summer. It is free entry and promises to be lots of fun and great to relax in after the frog hunting. 

Check out the detials here.

Percy The Park Keeper Treasure Hunt, Dunham Massey

Percy the Park Keeper Treasure Hunt

Head to Dunham Massey and join Percy The Park Keeper and his friends on his treasure hunt trail. 

See here for details. 

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. 

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 

Illustration Station with Roy of the Rovers, National Football Museum, Manchester City Centre

national football museum summer event

 Enjoy fun illustration sessions, with the chance to use the musuems newly installed lightboxes to illustrate your own football stories. Trace favouritecharacters and backgrounds to life. 

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 

Family Events on in Manchester On Saturday 10th August

Superhero Meet and Greet, Wythenshawe

wythenshawe superhero

Meet Spiderman this weekend in Wythenshawe at their Superhero Meet and Greet. 

See here for details. 

Simply Cycling, Boggart Hole Cough

simply cycling manchester

Get your cycling on at Boggart Hole Cough where you can hire a variety of cycles and try them out in the park. 

See here for times and detials here. 

Weekend Mossa Movement, The Whitworth

Playtime at the whitworth

Children and families with additional needs are invited to The Whitworth Manchester for a fun weekend session. 

See here for details

Family Events on in Manchester On Sunday 11th August

Running Bee Foundation Charity Walk, Worsley – Cancelled Due To The Weather 

running bee manchester

Enjoy a fun run with the family and dress up in your bee outfits for this great charity event. 

See here for details. 

Simply Cycling, Longford Park, Stretford

simply cycling stretford

Get your cycling on at Longford Park where you can hire a variety of cycles and try them out in the park. 

See here for times and detials here. 

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