5 things to do this bank holiday weekend in Greater Manchester (22 – 25 May 2015)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Greater Manchester this weekend plus some suggestions from our social followers.

First Street’s First Street Party

First Street's First Street Party

A family-friendly Sunday of music, food and theatre celebrating Manchester’s newest neighbourhood.

Geronimo at Tatton Park

Geronimo Festival at Tatton Park

The largest children’s festival in the North West – with hundreds of activities for children aged from two to twelve and a host of popular characters like CBeebies’ Mr Bloom.

Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours

Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours

Take an entertaining and informative tour on an open-top bus, visit the landmarks and enjoy the Saturday sunshine.

The Lost Carnival

The Lost Carnival

The event will remain shrouded in mystery until the audience step inside the big top, but families can expect spellbinding theatre, circus, music and visual trickery.

The Spring Festival of Markets

The Spring Festival of Markets

Decked with flowers, picket fencing and patio chairs The Spring Festival of Markets is the perfect destination for a bite to eat, after-work drinks and meeting with friends.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

@cffuk: #HOMEwarming festivities at the newly opened @HOME_mcr !

@sferg100: Er @HOME_mcr obvs #HOMEwarming

@MinersArtsBar:  Minefest! #Fundraiser for roof 30+ bands film, comedy + Arts @Minersartnmusic @mostoncinema @rebellionmanc pic.twitter.com/vUQcCqpd1u

@8491nc: #HOMEwarming of course!

‏@angieokchan: The Eastern Exchanges #art exhibition at @mcrartgallery before it closes at the end of the month! http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/easternexchanges.html

@VisitBolton: There’s still time to grab tickets for the UK’s Biggest Free Rock Tribute Festival “Boltfest” this Sun! http://www.boltfest.com

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest this weekend:

Emirates Old Trafford – Conference and Events: Watch Lancashire County Cricket Club in the NatWest T20 blast tonight with music from Reverend and the Makers!

Sean Tansey: Get drunk🍷🍹

Isabel Mourato: Spring festival of markets on new cathedral street

Sarndip Sangha: http://homemcr.org/event/first-streets-first-street-party/

Mark Lupton: Places on Red Rose Forest’s Heritage Trees walk at Broomwood in Timperley, Trafford 10am tomorrow, FREE! http://www.redroseforest.co.uk/web/content/view/34/850/ Call Janie on (0161) 872 1660 to book. Learn more about our local special trees.

Marina Robertson: See Take That in concert!!!!!

Peter A Wilcox: HOME warming weekend!

Angela Coulthard: See Take That

East Lancashire Railway: Our 1940s Weekend! http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

For more information about what’s on in Manchester go to www.visitmanchester.com

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