Six things to do in Manchester this Spring Bank Holiday
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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.

chorltonartsfestival.com

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.

kingstreetfestival.com

Drink beer from the source

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.

eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities/2016/5/1940s-weekend.aspx

Explore Manchester’s countryside

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.

tfgm.com/walking/Pages/festival/index.html

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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