Salford Quays: the home of MediaCity UK has an exciting line up family activities and places to go with the kids this half term.
Greater Manchester’s contemporary waterfront destination has so much to offer for families, with cultural, sporting, and leisure attractions all within one square mile making Salford Quays an ideal trip out with the kids.
Visit Salford’s grade II listed Ordsall Hall for playtime, crafting and a fun history lesson.
Birdhouses and Bug Homes Workshop – Wednesday 20th February, 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm. Decorate a bird or a bug house to take home with you to encourage wildlife to visit your garden. £4, drop in no booking required.
Find out how the Tudor children entertained themselves or how they kept themselves clean,
Tudor Playtime – Tuesday 19th February, 10am – 12pm. Free, drop in
Tudor Toiletries – Thursday 21st February, 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm. £2, drop in
Museum Explorers – Pick up a trail map, a pack of colouring pencils and a sticker from reception for £2 and explore the grounds this historic house.
Salford’s first comedy club for kids, Funny Looking Kids crashes into Ordsall Hall with its usual jones, sketches, quizzes and mayhem!
From the first sketch to the final joke competition, this club offers comedy for kids with an alternative twist. Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5, booking required. Buy tickets here
Fans of Author David Williams are in for a treat at The Lowry this February. Billionaire Boy, a new musical based on the bestselling book is a hilarious performance for the whole family.
Whilst Mr Spud spends, spends, spends on fast cars, 100-inch TVs, and lavish gifts for his glamorous new girlfriend, Sapphire Stone, Joe is left to fend for himself. In the unforgiving world of the school playground, things are about to get more complicated as Joe navigates an assault course of school bullies and dangerously inedible canteen food. Can money really buy happiness?
Is also set to hit the stage at The Lowry this February half term. Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery. With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the hit TV show.
Families are spoilt for choice when it comes to feeding the kids while you are out and about in Salford Quays.
Modern Bar & Restaurant Lime have a range of children’s meals including granddad sausages, crispy fish fillet and homemade popcorn chicken and also receive a free soft drink, ice cream and an activity bag with every meal for only £6.50.
Parents, you can treat yourselves to the Valentine’s Day Menu on Thursday 14th February from 4pm onwards with a special three course set menu and fizz on arrival for just £30pp. Lime will also be serving a Valentine’s cocktail all week from February 11th mixing vanilla vodka, passoa, lime juice, sugar syrup and prosecco (£7).
Stunning golden restaurant and bar The Alchemist which boasts an outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of the water has a menu specially designed for the kids which includes a main and dessert for just £5.
The highly anticipated Lowry Outlet Makers Market will return to the piazza of The Lowry Outlet Mall with artisanal food, drink and crafts on Sunday 24th February. The event will feature specially selected stalls, who source, grow, rear, bake, make, and create the products they sell, which ensures their goods are unique, original and designed to inspire.
With so much to see and do at the Quays, why not take the opportunity to stay at one of the top-quality, yet affordable hotels in the area? The Copthorne Hotel Manchester has a Valentines offer on from the 14th February through to the 18th February with afternoon tea, dinner by the quays or an upgraded romantic package in the room for two if you can get a babysitter.
Find out more at thequays.org.uk
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