November

November is the time of trick-or-treating and bonfires. It is also the time when we start looking for Christmas presents. This year November brings us Manchester Science Festival and a few Book Festivals as well. Watch this space – a lot of fun things to do in Manchester and Cheshire for children and adults alike!

4 November 10:00-12:00

Bramall Dragon Club- at Bramall hall
A new indoor/outdoor adventure session. Enjoy
explorer visits to the Hall, park and gardens with dragon
hunts, creepy crawly trails and wild woodland walks.
For ages 2 – 5 years,
£6 per child, Booking essential
Bramall Hall
Bramhall Park, Hall Road, Bramhall,, Stockport
Tel: 0161 474 2020

4 November 1.15-2pm, 2.30-3.15pm

Baby Friday
Baby art club. You and your baby can explore our collection with visual artist, Rose Miller.
For babies who aren’t yet walking
Free, booking required, book 1 week in advance
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8888
manchesterartgallery.org

4, 11, 18, 25 November 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

5, 12, 19, 26 November 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

5 November 10am – 6pm, 6 November 10am – 5pm

The Fertility Show
If you are looking to start a family and need advice or information about fertility, or want to explore treatments option such as IVF, egg and sperm donation and surrogacy, this is a good place to get access to so much fertility expertise in one place at one time.
Tickets: £12 (£15 on the door) for each day or £20 for a 2-day, with seminar tickets, £3 each.
Olympia London Exhibition Centre,
Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX.
www.fertilityshow.co.uk/london

11 November 10.15-11.15am, 11.30am-12.30pm

Mini art club
Explore artworks, create and get messy.
Come and join visual artist Jessica Wild on a journey inspired by Boris Nzebo.
For children aged 1-4 with their carers.
Free, booking required, book 1 week in advance
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8888
manchesterartgallery.org

12 November 09.30 – 10.15, 10.15 – 11.00, 11.00 – 11.45

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
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/

12-13 November 13:00 – 15:00

Family Weekend
The second weekend of the month.
Each month we are inviting a different artist to introduce a transformation into the Clore Art Studio. Create, discuss and learn together with a diverse range of artists over the year.
For children aged 5-11 with their carers. Drop in, no need to book.
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8888
manchesterartgallery.org

26 November – 24 December

Father Christmas at Hamleys
Join Father Christmas and his lovable elves at The Finest Toy Shop in the World for fun, magic and theatre at this very special time of year. Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys is an extra special experience where children will take part in seasonal activities, enjoy delicious snacks, spend time with Father Christmas and receive an extra special gift bag to take home.
Price: £25 per child
Hamleys Manchester
intu Trafford Centre
www.hamleys.com/explore-MFC.irs

27 November 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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