Things to do in Manchester this February half-term

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this February half-term? You never quite know what the weather will be like in February, so come rain or shine – we’ve got you covered.

Check out our fun-packed list for ideas on where to take the family in Manchester.

Immersive Gamebox, Manchester Arndale

Experience one of the best immersive group games in Manchester! With motion tracking, touch screens, surround sound and drinks delivered during your game, it’s the perfect activity for families with children aged 5+. In fact, Immersive Gamebox has even been named in TripAdvisor’s Top 10% of worldwide attractions.

Book Immersive Gamebox experience here.

Book Immersive Gamebox experience

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Funfair at Heaton Park

Carousel Funfairs is presenting a half-term extravaganza at Heaton Park this February. Expect candy floss, catering kiosks, white-knuckle rides and a selection of fairground favourites.

Dates: Sat 18th Feb – Sun 26th Feb 2023 (12pm-5pm)

For more information, visit Carousel Funfairs on Facebook.


The Smartest Giant in Town, The Lowry

An adaption of the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is showing at The Lowry Theatre. The musical, puppet-filled adventure tells a heart-warming story about friendship and helping those in need.

“George wishes he wasn’t the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it’s time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he’s the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help – and his clothes!”

Dates: Tue 21st February – Sun 26th February

To find out more and book your tickets, visit The Lowry.

The Smartest Giant in Town

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Legoland Discovery Centre, Trafford Palazzo

Legoland’s Mini Master Model Builder Week includes scavenger hunts, Lego bingo, mini figure trading, Lego character meet and greets, and much more. You can also enjoy all the usual fun, including the 4D cinema, Mini Land and rides.

Dates: Sat 18th Feb – Sat 26th Feb

Book your Legoland Discovery Centre tickets here.


Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

Make some noise at the Science and Industry Museum this February half-term with a family-friendly programme exploring sound and music. Create your own music maker and enjoy free family shows, interactive activities and unique demonstrations all themed around the science of sound.

Dates: Sat 11th Feb – Sun 26th Feb

For a full rundown of events and activities, visit Science and Industry Museum.

Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

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RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford

Follow the houseplant-themed trail around the garden and discover all kinds of plants that can be grown indoors along the way. There is also storytelling, yoga, crafts, and other sessions worth checking out!

Dates: Sat 11th Feb – Sun 26th Feb (10am-4pm)

Read more here.


Overnight family break package

Our spacious family rooms are ideal for families of four. Book directly via our website using the code ‘SCHOOL20’ for:

  • An overnight stay in one of our family rooms (2 adults, 2 children)
  • Complimentary breakfast for the kids (up to 2)
  • Late check-out

Overnight family break package

Price: £89 – £119
Available until 30/04/23.
Booking Promo Code: SCHOOL20