Another three-day weekend is rapidly approaching and if you’ve not yet got any plans arranged, never fear as there’s plenty to do in Manchester.
Here are six events and things to do for the late May bank holiday weekend.
Chorlton Arts Festival
It’s the final weekend of this popular suburban festival of comedy, music, performance and culture. Highlights of the weekend include a performance from The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart with Salford singer Ren Harvieu, a show from The Manchester Shakespeare Company and an urban sketching workshop with local artist Liz Ackerley.
King Street Festival
Retailers and restaurants on Manchester’s King Street will be teaming up for a weekend-long festival. The event will feature live music, Prosecco pop-up bars and lawn games along with discounts and offers from business’ based on the street.
Drink beer from the source
— Cloudwater Brew Co (@cloudwaterbrew) March 30, 2016
With Manchester home to an ever-expanding number of breweries, the bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to visit some of them. Cloudwater will be hosting their regular Saturday brewery tap and tour from 12.30-4pm while Manchester Brewing Co and Beer Nouveau (both on North Western Street) will also be open on Saturday and Sunday.
Head back in time on the East Lancashire Railway
The East Lancashire Railway will again be hosting its annual 1940s Weekend. From music and dancing from vintage-inspired acts, to tank displays to vintage stalls, there’s plenty on offer.
Explore Manchester’s countryside
This is a hill named 'Pots and Pans' above the village of Greenfield near Oldham. On top of the hill is a war memorial and a collection of large rocks (these are the pots and pans!) but just before the summit is this glorious little spot. It's a small area surrounded by large rocks which shelter it from any noise. It was one of the quietest places I've ever been and I could have happily sat there all day! #travel #travelblogger #instatravel #travelgram #countryside #hiking #nature #nofilter #Saddleworth #greatermanchester #Oldham #greenfield #England #uktravel
Escape the city and visit some of Greater Manchester’s countryside. From hill climbs such as Pots and Pans in Saddleworth to a waterside wander around Hollingworth Lake to gentle canalside strolls in Marple, there’s something for all. Transport for Greater Manchester’s month-long walking festival also continues if you fancy a free, guided ramble.
Enjoy a picnic in the park
You don’t have to head outside of the city to find some green space. Try Chorlton Water Park, Heaton Park, Fletcher Moss, Platt Fields or Wythenshawe Park which all offer plenty of room for a picnic as well as places of interest and things to do.
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