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23 May 2018

What's on in Manchester during May half-term?

May half-term is upon us in Manchester!

Looking for some exciting activities, which all of the family can enjoy? Here’s our top choices, come rain or shine…

Manchester’s King Street Festival

One glorious weekend on Manchester’s most iconic, historic street!

With: talks and tastings on the Conversation Stage, alfresco dining, live music, prosecco pop-ups and craft ale, lawn games, VIP shopping experiences, heritage walking tours and events and offers from over 50 of the biggest names in shopping, food and drink.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy….

The Manchester Flower Show

Dating back to the 1950s, the Manchester Flower Show returns after 15 years – with green installations, hanging baskets, cut flowers and a showcase of seasonal produce and plants all lining Upper King Street.

The city's best amateur and professional gardeners, growers, florists and nurseries, meanwhile, have created pocket gardens, 'green takeovers' and table displays that sum up this year's 'Vintage Manchester' theme.

Explore for free on Kings Street, from Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 June.

Play with clay bank holiday

Get creative this bank holiday Monday! Go along to this very playful play with clay session on Dantzic Street, where you and your children can have a go at throwing, hand building and lots more!

Each ticket, costing £15, will give access for one adult and one child, with an extra £5 for additional children. You and your child are welcome to make and create as much or as little as you wish, within the hour and half session.

Envirolution Festival 2018

Envirolution is a community-minded, free, family-friendly festival running in Platt Fields each year, full of sustainability-themed workshops, amazing live music, discussions and games to get stuck into.

On Saturday 2 June, expect brilliant music from local live artists throughout the day, enough activities to keep everyone going and delicious food.

Space Mission at LEGOLAND

3, 2, 1… LIFT OFF! Space Mission will transport families out of this world for a unique cosmic LEGO adventure.

Rocket into outer space and become LEGO astronauts! First astronauts must build and launch their own LEGO rocket, before continuing their space mission. Space Mission will encourage families to carry our pretend play, imagine, invent and build for a unique play experience that is out of this world.

You can take off any day of the week, between 10am and 6pm.

Why not make a break of it? With interconnecting family rooms, delicious breakfasts, easy transport links and unparalleled customer service, there’s no better place for your family to enjoy the delights of Manchester, than at the Emirates Old Trafford Hilton Garden Inn.

Room start from just £79pp. For more information, or to book, click here.