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14 Feb 2020

What's on in Manchester this February

Whether you’re planning a day trip or want to escape to the city for a few days of rest and relaxation, we round up the best of what’s on in Manchester this February half term.

Back to the Future – The Musical

Heading to the Manchester Opera House, transport yourself back to the popular 1985 movie and follow Marty’s journey on his quest to make his parents fall in love in order to return to the present.

Led by the film’s original creative team, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, and joined by the Grammy Award-winning pairing of Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, embark on an electrifying journey through time with a brand new score, combined with the film’s iconic hits, it’s guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.

Back to the Future opens on Thursday 20 February. Tickets start from £13 per person and can be bought here.

The Dippy Dinosaur Experience

The world-famous Diplodocus from the Natural History Museum is going on its first UK tour, and the first stop is Rochdale.

Meet Dippy at the interactive exhibition and discover the world of dinosaurs and what Rochdale was like 150 million years ago before the dinosaurs lived.

Then, take the short journey to Touchstones Rochdale, where you can explore the natural history of Rochdale and how the landscape has changed over time since dinosaurs roamed the earth.

The exhibition is now open at Number One Riverside Rochdale and is free to attend.

Science and Industry Museum

Get ready for some transport themed fun this half term and get involved with the interactive science show, where you’ll find out how the way we travel has changed and you can even design your own mode of transport, so get those creative brains into gear.

There are also activities that have been created for younger visitors too, so there’s something for all the family to enjoy.

Entry to the museum is free, but there’s also several exhibitions to explore too, which start from £7.20 per adult. You can find out more here.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat

Childhood favourite tales the Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog are being brought to life with a new exhibition at Z-Arts. 

Open now, the interactive exhibition has been designed to excite and enchant visitors, where they can explore the worlds of Mog and the tiger, before getting involved with different arts and crafts activities. 

Tickets cost £8 and can be booked online here.

Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford

With all the excitement, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head and unwind after a busy day of exploring the sights of Manchester.

The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford is a four-star hotel at the home of Lancashire Cricket. Boasting 150-bedrooms, 80 of which are pitch-facing with balconies, enjoy a room with a view at the hotel at the home of Lancashire Cricket. Tuck into our delicious food offering in the Garden Grille restaurant and bar with a variety of mouth-watering dishes to get your tastebuds tingling, unwind with a tipple made by our expert bartenders and finish off your stay with a fresh, cooked to order breakfast.

What’s more, kids eat FREE* at the restaurant, and there’s something tasty for everyone to tuck into this half term.

Situated just three miles from the city centre and twenty minutes from Manchester Airport, we’re perfectly located for local, national and international visitors. And, with over 600 free parking spaces, you can make the most of exploring the UK’s most vibrant city.

To make a reservation at the hotel, simply call 0161 868 7100 or visit the website here.

*Offer applies to children under the age of ten.