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PLAYTIME The Whitworth, Manchester

Play time logo Whitworth
Start Date: 1 Aug 2023
End Date: 31 Aug 2023
Venue: The Whitworth

Enjoy free fun and activities this Summer at The Whitworth Manchester for 2023 with PLAYTIME.

The Whitworth Manchester have lots of going on for kids and families over the summer holidays. 

Running throughout August they have both indoor and outdoor activities and something for all ages. 

They will also have role play area during July in their School of Creativity area. 

Here is what they have in-store

Read More >>> Whats On This Summer Holidays in Manchester For Kids

Discover >>> Things To Do Manchester City Centre For Families 

PLAY Market 

a poster for Play Time at the Whitworth

Tuesdays 10.30 am to 1.00 pm,

Wednesdays 1.00 pm -4.00 pm,

Thursdays 1.00 pm -4.00 pm

Have fun at The Whitworth PLAY Market where you can make and trade with friends in the role-play area. 

Make anything from mud pies to potions then make your swap or gather conkers or pebbles all ready to swap. 

All inspired by doing things differently in play and the Economics the Blockbuster: It’s Not Business as Usual exhibition. 

The sessions are drop-in and are free. 

PLAY Whitworth Minecraft 

Open every day during gallery opening hours 

Head to the School of Creativity, where you will find two specially designed Whitworth Minecraft arcade machines.

The machines are free to use and are drop-in. 

PLAY Tŷ Pawb

Thursdays 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Taking place in the Economics the Blockbuster exhibition, you can take part in a free open-access playworker-supported session.

The sessions are free and drop-in. 


Baby Scrap The Whitworth

Open every day during gallery opening hours 

Babies can enjoy an open-ended sensory play space where they can explore and spend quality time with their grownups. 

The sessions are free and drop in.

More Summer Fun at The Whitworth 

National Play Day 

Play day Festival Manchester Whitworth

Wednesday 2nd August 2023 – 11.00 am to 2.00 pm 

Along with all of the PLAYTIME activities head to the Whitworth for National Play Day.

The galleries will be filled with song, dance, arts, crafts, and circus skills celebrating the partnership that the gallery has with the charity Afrocats.

The activities are drop-in is free.  

Everyone Is Welcome Workshop 

Thursday 10 August 10.15 am to 12.15 pm

Join in a family-friendly workshop run by our Venture Arts and School of Creativity artist-in-residence, Sally Hirst

The sessions are free, but booking is required see the link below.

The Whitworth Manchester Summer Holiday Opening Hours

The Whitworth Galleries will be open 

  • 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • 10.00 am to 9.00 pm on Thursdays
  • Closed on Mondays.

More information about the PLAYTIME at The Whitworth here.



Always check with organiser before setting off
Address: The Whitworth, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6ER

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