4 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (3 – 5 July 2015)

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

Manchester International Festival

MIF What's On Blog

Take a trip into the city centre this weekend and explore all the cultural goings on that are a part of Manchester International Festival. Head down to Festival Square to eat, drink and enjoy the Manchester sunshine!

Visit Museum of the year winner – The Whitworth

Whitworth whats on blog

Go and see for yourself why The Whitworth was crowned Museum of the Year this week. Take in the architectural beauty of the building, the fascinating cultural exhibitions and why not stop for a bite to eat in there cafe facing the park.

Manchester Air Show 2015 at City Airport (Manchester Barton)

Manchester Air Show

Look to the skies to witness one of the best air shows in Greater Manchester this Sunday 5 July. Along with incredible flying displays, there will be several other things to do that can entertain the little ones – including tasty treats.

Altrincham Festival

Altrincham festival blog

This free family friendly event takes place on Saturday 4 July at Beechfields Recreation Ground, Timperley. There will be a variety of activities taking place throughout the day including: a dog show, Fun Road Train for rides around the showground, and of course plenty of refreshments, plus much more.

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

Nick Hubble: Put on your finest togs, swing your leg over a bicycle and join us for the summer Tweed Ride – the most elegant, least strenuous cycle ride in Manchester. Meet at Sandbar from 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. You’ll have a spiffing time! https://www.facebook.com/events/1455461264767191/
Melissa de Lara: See you soon Manchester 🙂
New Manchester Walks: You could join us on a fantastic guide of #Manchesterclocktower or #manchestertownhall or even see the #wildlife Manchester has to offer with our #rivertour –http://www.newmanchesterwalks.com/events/month/
Michael McManus: Go to the Imperial War Museum at Salford Quays, then cross the street for some shopping at the Lowry Centre.
Susan Dakers: Air show at Barton airport, Eccles (Manchester City airport)
Helen Fresa: Go to the Withington baths relaunch on July 4th celebrating their ‘independence’ from the city council. Swim and free refreshments for all!
Louise Kilburn: Go to the Air Show at City Airport (Barton): http://manchesterairshow.co.uk/
Clare Gauntlett: Come along to the Altrincham Festival! 🙂
Caroline Roberts; Charlatans gig at Castlefield bowl
Lucy Anderson: Last day of the Space Cadets inflatables exhibition at Tameside Art Gallery tomorrow. Open 10am till 1pm. http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgal…/central/exhibitions
Lucy Anderson: Hollinwood Together Festival https://www.facebook.com/HollinwoodFestival?_rdr=p&hc_location=ufi
Neal Shaw: 1st Shaw Scouts vintage open day.
Wandering Duck: We’ll be canal boating from Congleton to Marple, working the locks at Bosley and taking a walk in to Lyme Park. It may be 40 minutes by car, but it’s 2 days by canal! #SlowTravel
Su Maddock: Go to Pinchjos 192 Burton Rd West Didsbury, get on metro to Burton Rd. Great tapas
Peter Golden: Head for Salford Quays!

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

@uktravelroom: I am going on a canal boat trip with duckgossip from Congleton to Marple. Megs excited

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