Even putting aside Manchester’s great food scene, awesome bars, brilliant kids’ activities and excellent galleries and museums, there’s so much more to do in the city. We’ve answered these common questions about tickets and events in Manchester to help get you started.
In Manchester, there are tons of activities for kids of all ages (and their big kid parents too!).
Manchester has something for everyone, whether your passion is music, comedy or quizzing.
There are so many different Manchester events and festivals near you that it can be a chore trying to discover the best one for you. The city is the epicentre of big events in the north of England. Here are some of the best:
Manchester is world famous for its football. Between Manchester United and Manchester City, it’s home to two of English football’s most successful teams of all time, with both sets of fans as passionate as the other.
The city also hosts teams and events in sports including swimming, rowing, rugby league, speedway racing, cricket, roller derby, speedway racing and snooker. It’s a sports mecca and the city has a long-standing love affair with all things competitive.
If you fancy a different sort of sport, why not try your luck with the greyhound racing, or get wrapped up in the thrills and spills of wrestling?
Dangers to Dry JanuaryAfter the excesses of the Christmas period it makes sense to have a little time off from liver punching amounts of booze and gout inducing foodstuffs. But the whole of January? Are you sure? That’s a lot of days. Thirty-one to be exact and we’re only just reaching the halfway mark. If you’re persevering with ‘Dry January’ or s
This weekend sees the return of the celebration of all things barbecue to Manchester for the second year. In 2013 Grillstock spread their wings and flew north from their base in Bristol to bring the mix of “meat, music and mayhem” to Albert’s Square. So successful was it, that they are back.
Home to the annual Pride Festival, TV series like Queer as Folk, and iconic figures like Alan Turing and Jeanette Winterson, Manchester is one of the country’s top destinations for LGBT culture and nightlife. The scene sprawls across many of the city’s districts - no longer are gay clubs and bars confined to Manchester’s showy Canal Street. Instead, you’ll find something for everyone from cool nights like Drunk at Vogue at Kraak in the Northern Quarter, to Salford’s wild and free-thinking art, music and club space, Islington Mill.