Enjoy a family trip to Manchester this summer


Manchester is brimming with lots of great events for kid of all ages this summer, plus we’ve got lots of great offers to help your money go further.

Highlights include a spectacular ‘flying’ performance of Peter Pan The Never Ending Story at Manchester Arena and a Summer of Magic at the beautiful John Rylands Library, plus the return of Manchester Picnic and Dig the City – Manchester’s urban gardening festival in August, not forgetting Manchester International Festival in July.

Another massive coup for the region is the recent opening of SEA LIFE at intu Trafford Centre, which is set to follow in the successful footsteps of the National Football Museum which celebrates its 1st Birthday in July with its Strike a Pose exhibition.

Other great events to look out for include an amazing exhibition of giant robotic Bugs at Chester Zoo, The Magic of Beatrix Potter at Tatton Park, Horrible Histories: Rotten Rationing Big Picture Show at IWM North and the Family Fun Day at Sapporo Teppanyaki.

Sports fans should head to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium where you can take a look behind the scenes on the MCFC Stadium & Club Tour.

We want to make you feel as welcome as possible so we have a number of great offers to help your money go further this summer. For example, the shopping wonderland that is Manchester Arndale is offering Get Your Eat On dining specials throughout August to enable shoppers to refuel for less.

Getting to and around Manchester couldn’t be easier, book your travel with First TransPennine Express in advance and you could save up to 50%. Once you’ve arrived pick up a System One travelcard so you can enjoy unlimited, unrestricted travel on any bus, train and tram across the whole of Greater Manchester – a great excuse to visit Salford which has a fantastic line-up of summer activities, including sporting and cultural events, waterside markets, walks and more.

Also to make your trip even sweeter, why not enter one of our great summer competitions:

Win tickets to The Magic of Beatrix Potter at Tatton Park
Win a signed copy of the Horrible Histories Beastly Best Bits

For more information go to visitmanchester.com/summer


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