Whether you are in Manchester city centre enjoying Duck Race or in Tatton Park for lambing fortnight we hope that the weather will stay bright and worm for you. And if not, there are plenty of activities at the Lowry, in Urbis or in the Museum of Science & Industry. Manchester and Cheshire are full of surprises for all the family this Easter break.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 and 14:00

Engineer Eric’s Difficult Day
Learn how a steam engine works in this interactive show right in the heart of the pulsating Power Hall. It’s lots of fun and a little bit loud.
Forgetful Fireman Fred is learning how to get Pender the steam locomotive up and running, but when Engineer Eric leaves him to his own devices, Fred’s going to need to call on the help of his friends.
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
Tel: 0161 833 0027

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apri 11am – 12.30pm

Lookout, It’s Saturday Playhouse!
A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There’s something new to do every Saturday morning!
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000

3-7, 10-13 April 11:00 – 16:00

Spring holiday fun
Get creative with textiles in the mill. Have a go at weaving a paper basket, braiding a friendship bracelet or help to create a rag rug on our peg loom at this event exploring all things textiles.
Quarry Bank
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468

6 April 10.30am – 11.15am

Toddler tales
Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own.
Suitable for families with children 5 and under.
The John Rylands Library Deansgate
150 Deansgate
Tel: 0161 306 0555

7, 17, 21, 28 April 10am – 10.45am & 11am – 11.45am

Under 5s First Steps
Weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families. Come along and feel the groove as your little one explores their creativity and has tons of fun! This season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies.
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½ .
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000

8 April 9.30am – 10.15am, 10.15am – 11.00am, 11:00am – 11:45am

Baby and Toddler – Storytelling and Play session
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank, for a special storytelling and play session just for them.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468

14 – 17 April 10:30 – 16:00

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Take part in our annual trail and enjoy some Easter fun, including a chocolate reward.
Price:£2 per trail.
Quarry Bank
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468

28 April 10.30am – 12 noon

Experitots: Make a Noise
These popular creative activity sessions for under-6s feature puppets and storytelling to introduce the wonders of science to knee-high explorers and to help toddlers get the most out of our hand-on science gallery Experiment. This month’s session explores Make a Noise.
£3 for one child and one adult, £2 for additional child
Limited place, booking recommended
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
To reserve a place: 0161 833 0027

30 April 11am – 12.30pm

Relaxed Playhouse!
On the last Sunday of every month Relaxed Playhouse is an accessible visual art activity for children with additional needs aged 5-11 and their families.
Led by an experienced visual artist this laid back activity will offer families the opportunity to spend time together doing something creative and having fun.
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Free, places are limited, book in advance
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000

3 comments to April

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    Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

  • Tap Tap Theatre at Macclesfield Library presents: Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time
    Thursday 14th April 2016. 7.30pm

    Two actors. Forty-four characters. One hell of a ride. Captain Morgan and First Mate Hammond quest for the secrets of time-travel in a rip-roaring adventure comedy. All the monsters, sword fights and shivered timbers you would expect from a Hollywood blockbuster, delivered by two actors and one multi-instrumentalist. Using nothing but their bodies to conjure objects and set, Morgan and Hammond must slay monsters, battle sea gods and outwit the dastardly privateer Renshaw to claim the ultimate prize – the Sands of Time.

    Tickets: £5.00-£10.00
    Family Ticket: £20.00
    Discounts for Library Card Holders.

    Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, SK10 1EE
    (01625) 374000

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