Half term family fun

Keep the whole family entertained in Manchester this February half term. There’s plenty going on in and around the city centre, and not everything has to break the bank! We’ve curated our top picks, including the best half term activities, events and things to do that will keep the little ones (and the adults) occupied…


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Back to the Future, Manchester Opera House

Set your destination to Manchester Opera House this Feb half term as the cult 80s film, Back to the Future, turns into a West End musical, premiering in Manchester!  Directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando, alongside the multi Tony and Olivier Award-winning design team and illusions by Paul Kieve (Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Askaban) – it’s set to be an electrifying ride through time!

Dates: 20th Feb – 17th May 2020

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Transport fun, Science and Industry Museum

There’s never a dull moment at the Science and Industry Museum and this February half term, it’s all about transport-themed fun. Discover how the way we travel has changed in their interactive science show. Have a go at designing and building your very own mode of transport and enjoy a day of demonstrations, exhibitions and activities.

Dates: 15th Feb – 23rd Feb 2020

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The Art of the Brick, Great Northern Warehouse

You’ve probably been to plenty of art exhibitions, but have you ever been to one made from lego? The Art of the Brick is a globally renowned touring exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist, Nathan Sawaya, and has taken up residence at the Great Northern Warehouse until April 2020. There are over 75 pieces of art to admire made up of more than a million lego bricks.

Dates: Now – 20th April 2020

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Eating out, Rudy’s Pizzeria

If you’re looking for a relaxed neighbourhood pizzeria, Rudy’s is your place. The Neapolitan pizzeria has been named the 10th best pizzeria in the world and it doesn’t surprise us. The dough is made on site each day and there’s sure to be a topping-choice that’ll appeal to even the fussiest of eaters. There are two Manchester restaurants to choose from – one in Ancoats and their second is on Peter Street (both are walk-in only).

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Half Term Package, The Ainscow Hotel

If you’re planning an overnight stay in Manchester this February half term, make the most of our Family Break package, including an overnight stay in one of our family rooms, (up to 2 adults & 2 kids) breakfast in the morning and late check-out! Available Feb 14th – March 1st from £89.00 per room.

Booking Promo Code: SCHOOL20

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