Free Events This Summer In Manchester

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Are you looking for fun family activities in Manchester this Summer, but are on a budget? Don’t worry we’ve got you! There’s plenty of free things to do this Summer to keep all ages entertained.

Check out our list of free events this Summer in Manchester…

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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Exhibition

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‘Julia and Axel- Thirty Years of Stories is a free exhibition celebrating 30 years of the much loved children’s author and illustrator.

The exhibition is free to enter and families can enjoy a wide range of fun activities including dress up, storytelling and creative writing.

Discover how Julia and Axel worked together to create popular books Stickman, The Gruffalo, Superworm, Room on the Broom and many more!

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The Lowry
Pier, 8 The Quays, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ

Opening Times

22nd July 2023- 1st Jan 2024
Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm
Weekends 10am-5pm

Pricing

FREE

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Heaton Park Beach

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Kids can enjoy a free beach at Heaton Park this Summer. The giant beach promises to be the ‘largest sand pit in the North West’. There will also be colourful deckchairs so parents can easily keep an eye on little ones sandcastle building.

The beach is free but if kids have some pocket money to spend a classic fun fair will be near the boating lake. Full of family favourite rides like waltzer, boats and more!

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Heaton Park
Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW

Opening Times

July 22nd- September 3th 2023

Pricing

FREE

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Summer At The Science and Industry Museum

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Enjoy Summer activities that are both fun and educational at the Science and Industry Museum.

Bring a bear (or any soft squishy friend) and take them round the departments of our Teddy Hospital.

Then, explore the many free galleries full of Manchester’s industrial history.

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Science and Industry Museum
Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4JP

Opening Times

July 22nd- September 3rd 2023

Pricing

FREE

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So we hope you have found some free events to enjoy this Summer in Manchester! If you are looking to save on family meals this Summer whilst you are out and about. Then check out our blog Feed your Kids for £1.60 this Summer or Kids Eat Free Near Me

Are you looking for even more days out inspirations and ideas? We’ve loads of interesting blogs on our website. How about getting lost in one of the 7 Best Mazes in Manchester, challenging the family at the Nerf Action Experience or enjoying the beach and fun fair at Summer Daze Trafford Centre.

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