Your ULTIMATE Guide To What’s On This Summer In and Around Greater Manchester

School’s Out For Summer! Need to keep the kids happy and enterained this summer? Out and About Mummy is here to help! I have been working hard on my ParkLife section so have a look and head outdoors for a play and a picnic.

I have you covered with my guides, look no further for all the FREE things going on:

FREE and Cheap Summer Activities In Oldham

FREE and Cheap Summer Activities In Tameside

Why not enjoy a family film with The Small Cinema this summer at Gallery Oldham and Oldham Library, see here for what’s on!

 

I’ve been searching high and low whilst being out and about, finding everything that’s going on over the summer holidays! Keep checking back as I will be updating regularly and get in touch if you know of any events I’ve missed!

 

GMP Museum open days

The Greater Manchester Police Museum is hosting open days every Tuesday and Thursday between July 24 and August 30.

The events run between 10.30am to 3.30pm and focus on different units within the police force from the North West Underwater Search and Recovery Unit to the Tactical Dog Unit and the North West Ambulance Service.

57A Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1ET.

 

National Football Museum

The National Football Museum has lots of fun activities for kids of all ages including free Comic Animation sessions that are running every Friday throughout the school holidays.

Children can be inspired by the iconic work of cartoonist Steve McGarry and create their own short animated clips to impress family and friends.

The free sessions, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, offer kids an easy way to learn the basics of animation, taking inspiration from the museum’s new comic book display Playing for a Draw.

The museum is free to enter but donations are welcomed.

National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, City Centre, Manchester, M4 3BG.

 

Summer Fun at the Museum of Science and Industry

Head to MOSI over the school holidays where families can join in a summer celebrating the Year of Engineering. With daily activities and shows, kids can hear from real engineers and join in a tower building challenge and soap making workshops.

There’s a special chance to meet engineers in action on Friday 3rd August and at a family weekend on August 25th and 26th, families can explore engineering’s weirder side, test their own inventive and creative skills, and meet the people who help build our world.

Also, between August 3rd and 19th, Power UP is back! The annual ode to retro gaming makes a welcome return, bringing consoles new and old for two weeks of seriously pixelated fun.

Year of Engineering events which are aimed at kids from five years plus, run from 21st July to 2nd September. Although activities are free in some instances booking is required.

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP

 

Sunday’s are Fundays!

Looking for something to do with the kids over the summer holidays? We not head to the Runway Visitor Park on a Sunday for a day of FREE children’s rides! FREE rides between 10am-5pm. Subject to the weather and standard car parking applies.

From Sunday 29th July until Sunday 2nd September

The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ

 

 

What’s On Calendar:

Monday 23rd August

Teddy Bears Picnic

Session includes stories, songs and games in the picnic area and a cuddly new teddy to take home. Cost is £10 per child, £7.50 per adult and £6.50 for under 2 years old- includes picnic lunch, entrance to meet and feed the animals.

Little Owl Farm, Grains Road, Grains Bar, Oldham, OL4 2JX

 

Tuesday 24th July

Pot2Paint Mobile Pottery Painting

10am-3pm, no need to book!

Pottery painting (glazed and kiln-fired), foam clay fun and baby print keepsakes.

Notcutts Garden Centre, Ashton-Under-Lyne.

 

Wednesday 1st August

Imagination Station Slime Making Workshop

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

 

Thurday 2nd August

Pot2Paint Mobile Pottery Painting

10am-3pm, no need to book!

Pottery painting (glazed and kiln-fired), foam clay fun and baby print keepsakes.

Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Oldham.

Meet and Greet a Real Unicorn

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Friday 3rd August

Paint a Pot Fun

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Tuesday 7th August

Pot2Paint Mobile Pottery Painting

10am-3pm, no need to book!

Pottery painting (glazed and kiln-fired), foam clay fun and baby print keepsakes.

Small Business Emporium, Denton.

Meet and Greet a Real Unicorn

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Thursday 9th August

Imagination Station Slime Making Workshop

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Friday 10th August

Cupcake Decorating

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Wednesday 15th August

Imagination Station Slime Making Workshop

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Thursday 16th August

Arts and Crafts

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Friday 17th August

Meet and Greet a Real Unicorn

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Monday 20th August

Peter Pan and Captain Hook

The brilliantly bonkers Booster Cushion Theatre Company is back! With another astonishing tale to enthral, entertain and amaze….

Our mysterious narrator tells us the tale of Peter Pan and his battle with his nemesis Captain Cook, known for his evil saucepans and dastardly cook-offs. Join him on his journey to Neverland, get more lost then you ever have before with the Lost Boys and maybe even help fight off some pirate baddies…

Come with us as you fly into an imaginative and absurd Neverland, where anything can happen…if you believe, and can cook it, of course.

This show is a comical, interactive theatre show for families to enjoy. A re-imagined story for 4-9 year olds, featuring lots of participation and a Big Book!

Suitable for age 4-9.

Running Time: Approx. 50  minutes

Showtimes: 11.30am & 1.00pm

Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15

Ticket Price: £3.00 per child, accompanying adults are free (max 1 adult per child).

 

Tuesday 21st August

Imagination Station Slime Making Workshop

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Wednesday 22nd August

Meet and Greet a Real Unicorn

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Thursday 23rd August

Emergency Services Day

All are welcome to this free event. 12-4pm

St Peter’s Square, Stockport.

Paint a Pot Fun Event

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Saturday 25th August

Superhero Visit

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Wednesday 29th August

Imagination Station Slime Making Workshop

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Thursday 30th August

Pot2Paint Mobile Pottery Painting

10am-3pm, no need to book!

Pottery painting (glazed and kiln-fired), foam clay fun and baby print keepsakes.

Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Oldham.

Cupcake Decorating

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

Friday 31st August

Meet and Greet a Real Unicorn

12-1pm see here to book

£10 per child includes lunch and unlimited drinks, booking and deposuits are required.

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras, Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

 

 

 

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