Oh deer, its nearly Light Up Bramhall!

Santa Claus on the sleigh - Christmas decoration at Bramhall

Light Up Bramhall will be held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November, with various activities and fun things to do for all ages. Come and celebrate all things Christmas. . . . → Read More: Oh deer, its nearly Light Up Bramhall!

Brighten up Bonfire Night

Remember, remember, the 5th of November is nearly upon us once again. And with the whole country lighting up in celebration, the kids will certainly expect to be colourfully entertained! But fear not nervous parents, we’ve got you covered. Here are just a few ideas for how to keep children entertained with Bonfire Night family events in and around Manchester. . . . → Read More: Brighten up Bonfire Night

Frightening Family Fun

Halloween is meant to be a freaky festival – but for a lot of parents the fear of being unable to keep their kids entertained can seem a lot more terrifying than ghosts or witches! There’s not much we can do about the undead creatures, but we here at M&D have got your other fear covered. Read on for spectacularly spooky ways to keep your family amused in and around Manchester this Halloween. . . . → Read More: Frightening Family Fun

The Long Reach of the Bus is All in the Book

Manchester Museum of Transport Logo

Manchester’s streets will be a rainbow of colour this Sunday, 18 October. Not a parade, or a paint festival, but a family day that reminds anyone who travelled to school or work by bus decades ago that buses come in all shades and hues. . . . → Read More: The Long Reach of the Bus is All in the Book

Paul Rankin Calls on Manchester’s Budding Young Chefs to Create a Sizzling Sausage Recipe

Paul Rankin brings his Mini Chef Challenge on the road

Budding young Manchester chefs are being called into the kitchen to cook up a culinary classic as leading Irish celebrity chef, Paul Rankin, announced the launch of a national competition to find the UK’s best mini-chef. . . . → Read More: Paul Rankin Calls on Manchester’s Budding Young Chefs to Create a Sizzling Sausage Recipe

Family Events at the Horse and Jockey

Horse and Jockey pub in Chorlton, logo

The Horse and Jockey is a child-friendly and dog-friendly pub and restaurant in picturesque Tudor building that host free events throughout the year. This autumn’s family events are Halloween, November 5th and Winter Solstice December 19th. . . . → Read More: Family Events at the Horse and Jockey

Just So Festival 2015 Preview

In the Spellbound Forest | Just So Festival

There’s something rather special happening in the wilds of Cheshire this summer; something you shouldn’t miss, something entirely magical, mysterious and most marvellous – the Just So Festival! . . . → Read More: Just So Festival 2015 Preview

The seaside comes to town as Blackpool ROCKS Manchester

Greater Manchester Transport Heritage logo

Who can forget the vintage trams, trains and buses that transported thousands of people each year to these much loved resorts? This summer the spirit of Blackpool is recreated at a number of local venues on 8th and 9th August as part of ‘Blackpool ROCKS Manchester’ festival. . . . → Read More: The seaside comes to town as Blackpool ROCKS Manchester

A Steam Powered Summer of Fun at the East Lancashire Railway

Buffers the Cat with a girl | ELR

The East Lancashire Railway is here to help parents to find something to keep the kids active and entertained throughout the school summer holidays, with the able assistance of the Railway’s own Buffers the Station Cat. Offering exciting activities and giveaways, it’s looking to be a summer spent in steam! . . . → Read More: A Steam Powered Summer of Fun at the East Lancashire Railway

Run Wild, Child Family Adventure

Children dressed up for Run Wild, Child festival

Children and Family activity day within Dig the City, summer garden festival at Manchester City Centre. Free event on Thursday 6 August 2015, 10am – 3pm. . . . → Read More: Run Wild, Child Family Adventure