1, 8, 22, 29 September 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

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September 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

7, 8, 9, 10 September 10am – 16pm

The Pankhurst Centre Heritage Open Days
The Pankhurst Centre is the former home of the leader of the Suffragette movement Emmeline Pankhurst, and her daughters Christabel, Sylvia and Adela. It is where the first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union was held in 1903, and remains open to the public as a legacy to the Pankhurst family and the Suffragette movement. The Heritage Centre will be open to visitors, who will be able to visit the room where the first meeting of the Suffragettes took place.
Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9WP
Tel: 0161 273 5673

9 September 10:00-16:00

Heritage Open Day at Didsbury Church of England Primary School
The school dates from 1612. The oldest part on the present site dates from 1878 with a WWI War Memorial which can be accessed from Grange Lane. This year the display will commemorate the former members of the school who lost their lives during 1917. The Grade II listed Arts and Crafts building dates from 1910.
School history books on sale.
Tours available during the day.
Elm Grove, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 6RL

9 September: 12noon – 15pm, paid tours 10.30am, 15pm, 16.30pm

Chetham’s Library and Medieval Buildings Heritage Open Day
Come and explore one of Manchester’s oldest buildings, where Elizabethan alchemist John Dee conjured up devils and where Karl Marx plotted to overthrow capitalism. Wander through the medieval cloisters which once housed the warden and priests of the Collegiate Church, and soak up the serene atmosphere of this haven of tranquillity in the heart of the city centre.
There will be the opportunity to relax, de-stress and get creative with our popular colouring from the collection (for children and adults).
The whole site will be open and free to explore between 12-3pm, with volunteer guides to answer your questions and show you round.
There will also be guided tours at £10 per head before and after public opening hours, which must be pre-booked.
Booking Contact: Jonathan Schofield
Chetham’s Library,
Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SB

10 September 10:30 – 16:30

The Worst Children’s Jobs in History
Inspired by Sir Tony Robinson’s Worst Jobs in History series, find out about the worst children’s jobs at Quarry Bank. From catching rats to cleaning the loos (you really don’t want to know what a gong scourer is, trust us), there were some pretty icky jobs during the industrial revolution.
Quarry Bank
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468

16 September 14:00 – 15:00

Behind the scenes – Machines
Look at the Mill and its machinery in more depth. Led by the expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.
Quarry Bank
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Tel: 01625 527468

16-17 September 12:00-17:00

Harvest Festival at the Farm
A chance to celebrate the annual harvest by joining in with the Farm’s very own harvest festival. See the steam engine running, have a go at scarecrow making and spinning. Make your own corn doll, sheep racing and woodturning demos.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374400

19, 26 September 11:00 – 12:00

Mums, Tums and Buggies
We’ve teamed up with Sarah Parker Fitness to offer a weekly outdoor postnatal fitness class for mums and babies involving a group walk with buggies, cardio, strength and flexibility exercises in the beautiful outdoors at Lyme.
Lyme Park
Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR
Tel: 01663 762023

22 – 24 September

Baby & Toddler Show
Over 150 top brands and unique products at the best prices alongside expert advice to give new and expectant parents in the North West everything they need to give their baby the best start
EventCity, Manchester, Phoenix Way Off Barton Dock Road Urmston, M41 7TB
for more info contact: Beth Raines
T: 020 3627 3263

23 – 24 September 11am – 16pm

Tudor Mop Fair
Autumn was the time for hiring new staff in Tudor times. Join us for our weekend fair with living history group Amicorum. Try your hand at one of the trades, collect a mop or badge to show which skill you have, and offer your services to one of the ‘Tudor staff’, who will explain your conditions of employment. You may have picked well or perhaps not!
Little Moreton Hall
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SD
Tel: 01260272018

24 September 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

28 September – 9 October

Manchester Food and Drink Festival, 20th year anniversary
The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester’s Town Hall, entrance will be completely free and this year you can expect an even bigger and better Festival site and programme! Chow down on the finest street food the UK has to offer, sample some mighty fine exhibitors and all to the soundtrack of some of the city’s best DJs and musicians.
Free entry.
Albert Square, Manchester (+ other venues)
0161 228 0315

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