January 2018

Christmas is over and kids are back to their schools and nurseries, but there is still much to do in the museums of Manchester…

Last chance to participte in festive scavenger hunt – finishes 6 January

Octonauts this Christmas at Sea Life Manchester
CBeebies’ most intrepid ocean explorers are inviting younger children and their families to take part in a scavenger hunt and answer the Christmas conundrums hidden around the aquarium in order to win an exclusive Octonauts Christmas pop badge!
– Collect a scavenger hunt trail card from SEA LIFE admissions
– Answer all the questions correctly to win your pop badge
– Meet and Greet with Octonauts Characters
Sea Life Manchester, intu Trafford Centre
Tel: 0871 221 2483
https://www.visitsealife.com/manchester/discover/events/

untill 7 January

Bolton’s Winter Festival
Bolton’s Winter Festival offers something for all the family from the popular covered ice rink, super fun giant snow slide, magical Santa’s Grotto and festive artisan markets.
Don’t miss the traditional nativity scene on Victoria Square and Christmas Trees which will help you get in the festive mood.
Bolton Town Centre
Victoria Square
Bolton BL1 1SA
Tel: 0843 208 1854
http://www.visitbolton.com/winterfestival/

2 – 8 January

Storytelling and animation workshops.
Switch those imaginations on in these interactive story sessions or create your own stop motion animation in one of the hands-on workshops!
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road,
Halifax HX1 2NE
Tel: 01422 330069
www.eureka.org.uk/event/new-year-activities/

5, 12, 19, 26 January 10am – 10.45am & 11am – 11.45am

Under 5s First Steps
Weekly active dance workshop where your little one can explore their creativity and have tons of fun! In this season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies. Everyone welcome, come and have a go!
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½ .
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

6, 13, 20, 27 January 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.
Free
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

11 – 12 January

Toddler Days atEureka!
Two toddler days dedicated to youngest visitors with extra early years activities taking place in museum’s galleries for under 5s plus!, with NO schools bookings on either day!
Bring your pre-schoolers along for two days of drop-in activities specially designed for pre-schoolers. Thare are no school bookings for either day, so all spaces (and staff) will be focused on museum’s youngest visitors.
Activities on Toddler Days are free with standard admission or your Eureka! Annual Pass.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road,
Halifax HX1 2NE
Tel: 01422 330069
www.eureka.org.uk/event/new-year-activities/

19 January 10.30am – 12 noon

Experitots: Experiment!
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! that is filled with a range of multisensory activities specifically for children.
£5 for one child and one adult, £3 for additional child
Limited place, booking recommended
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
To reserve a place: 0161 833 0027
msimanchester.org.uk

28 January 11am – 12.30pm

Relaxed Playhouse!
Visual art activity for children with additional needs aged 5-11 and their families (Runs on last Sunday of every month). 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.
For children with additional needs aged 5-11 and their families.
Free, booking essential
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

 

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