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Manchester is famous for its rainy days which is probably why there’s so much to do to keep the kids entertained. We’ve got the world’s biggest and best football museum, the UK’s longest indoor skiing and snowboarding slope, and one of the largest trampoline arenas in Europe. And there’s four floors of displays and exhibitions at the Manchester Museum including Egyptian mummies and the skeleton of Stan the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Three to see this weekend: drag delights, wordy nights and clubbing...

Christmas fun sees no sign of abating, with events all weekend in the region. Winter Funland launches down at Event City with Santa's Grotto,...

Jason Manford hosts Stockport premiere of Daisy and Ollie Christmas special...

Comedy star Jason Manford made sure his hometown got the first look at his new collaboration with Gary Barlow - a Christmas special of...

15 places to get into the Christmas spirit in Manchester

'Tis the season of eating as much as humanly possible, self-reflection and dodgy knitwear. Looking for some festive fun over the Christmas period? Need some...

The Lowry Outlet has everything you need to get you feeling...

From markets brimming with local produce, to a festive Snowman sculpture trail and storytelling at Claus' Christmas cabin, there are so many reasons to...

An alpine village with festive après-ski cocktails and decadent hot chocolates...

An alpine village with mini-chalets, children's entertainment and a makers’ market selling original, locally made artisanal gifts is coming to Impossible Manchester at the Great...

Kendal’s unveils Santa’s grotto for the last time as store closure...

It is one of Manchester's best-loved Santa's grottos - but it could be the last time that Father Christmas visits Kendal's on Deansgate, with...

Why the Christmas Markets are so important – and how they...

Father Christmas has been on the phone - and he’s not very happy. Apparently, there have been some negative comments made about this year’s...

Santa’s grottos in Manchester: where to find Father Christmas in the...

Now we're heading full throttle in to the festive season, Father Christmas is all set to become a very, very busy man. And the good...

How much are sausages, gluhwein and beer at Manchester Christmas Markets...

The Christmas Markets are now open in Manchester, and everyone is feeling full of festive cheer. To make sure you can plan for how much...

Manchester Christmas Markets 2018 are open: our guide to the best...

The Manchester Christmas Markets are now officially open and ready to bring festive cheer to shoppers and revellers for the next two months in...

The Ice Village is open in Manchester – here’s what to...

It's the first dedicated Ice Village in the UK - and it's now officially open as the Manchester Christmas Markets get underway. It's set to...

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas comes to Waterside – with special pyjama...

The stories of acclaimed author and illustrator Raymond Briggs have been delighting children and parents alike for generations. Some of his most beloved characters include...

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