Category Archives: Ramsbottom

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (16-18 September)

Here is our guide to the best of what’s on in and around the Greater Manchester region this weekend.

Salford’s Big Day Out

big-day-out

A huge host of family events set to make a great day out in Salford, with plenty to keep the kids entertained. Find out more.


Ramsbottom Festival

rammy-fest

With its eclectic mix of indie, rock and folk music, as well as family arts shows and specially brewed ales, Ramsbottom Festival is set to return this weekend. Find out more.


Gracie Fields Weekend in Rochdale

gracie-fields

A weekend of celebrations to mark the unveiling of the Gracie Fields statue in Rochdale, including a dinner dance and children’s activities. Click here for more information.


Chester Zoo Wildlife Connections

chester-zoo

Two days of intimate wildlife encounters, nature activities, workshops, live music and cinema will take place at Chester Zoo as part of a new festival celebrating all things UK wildlife. Click here for more information.


Greater Manchester Walking Weekends

walking-weekends

People across Greater Manchester will have the chance to step out and discover more about the region’s heritage and countryside with Walking Weekends this weekend. More information.


Albert’s Schloss: Oktoberfest

schloss

Albert Schloss is hosting it’s very own Oktoberfest at the heart of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival starting this weekend. Find out more.

Why not enter one of our competitions to win a meal for two at Infamous Diner, or a Family Ticket to Manchester City Women v Chelsea Ladies’ in the FA Women’s Super League. Find out more.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.

6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (18-20 March)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Choc Fest

The annual Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival returns for a weekend full of chocolate, featuring a chocolate themed street market with artisan chocolatiers, street entertainment, children’s craft area, alfresco dining, craft and local food stalls. Click here for more information.

Spinningfields Makers Market

Spin market

The Spinningfields Makers Markets returns to Spinningfields Square and the Avenue and over the weekend will be a hub for the finest food and drink, art & design. Find out more here.

Ellie Goulding at Manchester Arena

Ellie Goulding

Two-time BRIT Award winner, Ellie Goulding will perform at Manchester Arena this Saturday, with special guest John Newman. Find out more and buy tickets here.

 

Manchester Storm Vs. Cardiff Devils

MCR Storm

The Cardiff Devils visit the Manchester Storm in the Final home game of the 2015/16 Elite Ice Hockey League season. Find out more.

Footloose at The Palace Theatre

Footloose

Based on the 1980s riveting screen sensation, Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. Click here for more information.

Manchester Irish Festival

March Blog

The Manchester Irish Festival comes to a close this weekend, though there are still plenty of events to get stuck into across Greater Manchester. Find out more at Visit Manchester.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com

7 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (8-10 January)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Cheap eats this January in Manchester

Food

With Christmas out of the way, visitors can now take advantage of several fantastic food offers across the city with some popular eateries offering up to 50% off. Find out more here.

The Girls

The Girls5

Created by Mancunian legend Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, The Girls is a brand new musical on show for the first time this weekend. More information here.

Scotsman in Steam preview

Scotsman

The world’s most famous locomotive steam train is back after almost a decade off-duty and visitors can see the return of this iconic vehicle this weekend. Find out more here.

Hozier at Manchester Apollo

Hozier

Kick off the weekend at Manchester’s O2 Apollo where Hozier will perform chart-topping tracks from his best-selling album. Click here for more information.

The Peak District Exhibition

Peak District

Don’t miss the opening of this fantastic exhibition featuring photographs and images of one of the most beautiful areas in Britain. More information here.

The Rocky Horror Show at Manchester Opera House

Rocky Horror

Enjoy a night of fun and frights in a thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script at the Manchester Opera House this weekend. Find out more here.

Ramsbottom Farmers Market

Market

Held on the second Sunday of each month, the Ramsbottom Farmers Market is a hub of homemade speciality foods, drink, crafts and other locally made products. Click here to find out more.

Here’s what our Twitter and Facebook followers recommend this weekend:

@naomijane1234: Going to see @HettyLive at @The_Lowry on Sunday afternoon, can’t wai
@mariaKC1963: Into Manc airport from Isle of Man Piccadilly then Salford to @The_Lowry to see @thegirlsmusical
Rachel Unwin: The Rocky Horror Show tonight at The Opera House and taking the kids to the new Skatepark tomorrow Urban Attack. ( formerly Beast Rampz!)
Kathy Ashton: Watching Manchester Storm ice hockey at Altrincham Ice Rink. Come on down, it’s going to be a great night.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.

6 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (11 – 13 September 2015)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival

MFDF

The Manchester Food and Drink festival returns this weekend to take over the city centre, offering a huge programme of events, both indoor and outdoor. The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built food-village. For more information, see the Visit Manchester website.

Fairfield Moravian Church & Settlement Heritage Open Days

Marovian Settlement

Guided tours of the historical Moravian Settlement at Fairfield are available for visitors this weekend. Founded in 1785 as a self-sufficient religious community, these unique buildings have retained much of their original character and are a gem well worth seeing. More information here.

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Black pudding

This weekend you can watch competitors from Lancashire and Yorkshire test their skills in the annual World Black Pudding Throwing Championships in Ramsbottom. Expect a lively atmosphere and loads of fun. See here for more information.

GMP Museum Heritage Open Day

GMP Museum

The Greater Manchester Police Museum will be opening its doors this weekend as part of Heritage Opening Days. The museum will be hosting a special event – a mini transport festival in the yard, and visitors can come and see old police cars as well as looking round the 1879 police station.  To find out more, click here.

I Must First Apologise Online Spam Exhibition

Spam exhibition

Many inboxes are clogged with online spam every day, but where and how did it begin? Find out in the opening weekend of ‘I Must First Apologise’, a major new exhibition from Beirut-based artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.  This free event explores the history of online spam and scamming through film, sculpture, photography and installation. More details here.

The Lowry Outlet’s Waterside Food and Craft Market

Lowry Food and Craft

The open-air market will host over 30 stalls offering a wide range of seasonal produce from artisan breads to hand-made chocolates, local cheeses, and award-winning sausages as well as an abundance of crafts including handmade gifts, homewares and jewellery. To find out more, click here.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.