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What's on this Easter in Manchester 2024

What’s on and things to do for the Easter holidays 2024 in Manchester

Events and things to do this Easter

The Lowry Hotel is THE place to stay for families this Easter!

They cater for groups of all sizes, from family celebrations spanning across several generations to mother-daughter weekend breaks.

Travelling with under 12s? The Sofa Bed Rooms are a great option for everyone to stay in the same space. Or ask about the interconnecting rooms for old children or families who need room to spread out!

Receive a special family newsletter filled with exciting things to do in Manchester. What’s more is the Lowry Loot for the little ones to spend in the hotel on cookies or mocktails, special kids amenities and more around the hotel.

Book your room with confidence. The family package has now become fully flexible, giving you the confidence of being able to change or cancel your booking without a fee.

Accommodation includes:

  • Five star kids amenities
  • 15% off children’s food & drinks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lowry loot for the little ones
  • Family newsletter

Take your taste buds on a journey with so many ways to enjoy dining experiences at James Martin Manchester this Easter.

Start the Bank Holiday right with 2-4-1 cocktails on Thursday from 5-11pm.

The incredible James Martin Steak & Wine Deal is available on Good Friday; enjoy an 8oz Yorkshire Grass-Fed Sirloin Steak with our famous dripping chips, Roscoff onion and a 250ml glass of James Martin’s Chef Signature wine for £38 per person.

Relax on Easter Saturday with an unforgettable afternoon tea experience. Using James’ original scone recipe and only the freshest ingredients, they make their own jams, roast hams, pastrami and smoked salmon to create an afternoon tea that is truly unique. 

  • Afternoon tea available Saturdays from 12.30 to 3pm

Finish your Bank Holiday weekend with Bottomless Sunday Lunch where you can enjoy 90 mins of free-flowing Prosecco and choose from a Roast Corn-Fed Chicken or Grass-Fed Yorkshire Roast Beef Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings.

  • Booking recommended, available the last Sunday of each month.
  • Terms apply; see website for details.

Join The Lowry Hotel for an Easter Sunday Wellness Session at RE:TREAT.

Breathe. Move. Release, a morning retreat designed to nourish your soul and revitalise your spirit. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s crucial to take time for yourself, to reset and recharge. This Sunday morning retreat offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Experience the power of intentional breathing and movement with a Tantric Breath Meditation and invigorating Yoga Sequence. Feel the tension melt
away as you stretch and strengthen your body, clearing away the stresses of everyday life. Allow yourself to sink into deep relaxation with Guided Relaxation, calming your mind and restoring balance to your being.

Afterwards, indulge your senses in the RE:TREAT lounge, where you can unwind further with a
wellness herbal tea.

Join the Yoga RE:TREAT and leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on the world.

Reserve your spot today and give yourself the gift of self-care.

  • Sunday 31st March, 10am to 11:30am
  • £15 per person
  • Bookings can be made online, calling 0161 827 4034 or email [email protected]

Unwrap Easter fun and savings at Corn Exchange Manchester this half term! 

The brand new Vampire Hunters City Hunt adventure has launched just in time for Easter! Take to the streets of Manchester to join the Vampire Hunters and vanquish the Vampire King’s many Barons, which will get you outside to experience the city like never before.

The Corn Exchange will provide an iPad and hamper filled with everything you will need to complete the adventure, but be quick as you only have 90 minutes. Kids under 8 go free.

A number of the Corn Exchange’s wonderful eateries have special offers and treats especially for the Easter Holidays. Kids can eat free from Sunday 29th March and 4th April at The Real Greek while on Easter Sunday & Monday Riva Blu will give all little ones a free voucher for pizza, and Vapiano have a bunny shaped Margarita pizza and a drink for £7.95 for under 10s. Not forgetting Banyan, who are also letting kids eat free from 1st until 12th April! Alongside this Pizza Express, Zizzi, and Vapiano have all launched spring menus and Easter treats that will make your school holidays even tastier.

Fenix Restaurant‘s Moonlight Parties are being extended this Bank Holiday with an incredible DJ line up.

Seasoned resident DJs and international faces set the tone with an after dark soundtrack of organic house this Easter, pulling guests in with sublime sets spanning the most immersive rhythms from the Aegean island.

Moonlight Parties have grown through word-of-mouth, with weekend nights now drawing hedonists from across the region and beyond.

Once inside the atmospheric Fenix nest guests can pick from a variety of drinks packages exclusive to those at the Parties. From the starting package named the Half Moon, includes a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose and Bottle of Patron silver, served with quality mixers and a traditional Greek meze board. Available to parties of 4 and minimum spends are required.

From Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st March, find energy in the dark of night, embrace the first long weekend of the year and give thanks to the passing equinox with a special extended programme.

Celebrate Easter at Zouk Tea Bar & Grill and enjoy fabulous decor, delicious food and egg-cellent Easter themed desserts.

This Easter the restaurant has a whimsical and nostalgic feel with cute Alice In Wonderland themed decorations throughout.

Serving their famous Sunday Roast on Easter Sunday, dive into a special Roast Sharing Platter or a plated roast for an Easter Sunday feast. Plated options include Chicken or Poussin Raan, Lamb Henry or Beef Top Side, each served with all the trimmings. If you can’t decide, then opt for the show-stopping sharing platter. Available for 2, 4 or 6 people, the platter includes a Whole Roasted Chicken, Beef Top Side, Lamb Raan, Yorkshire puddings, Golden Roasties, Seasonal Veg and both classic and spicy gravy.

For children under 12 their is the choice of a Kids Sunday Roast (£10 including a drink and ice cream dessert) or the regular kids menu to choose from. Keep the children entertained between courses with an Easter Egg Decorating Competition. On the back of every children’s menu you will find an egg template. Get your little one to design their dream egg and they could win a prize.

  • Available Sunday 31st March 2024 from Noon to 5pm
  • Terms apply to competition entry

Jungle Book swings into town in a spellbinding stage production from visionary director Robert Wilson with original live music from CocoRosie

Step into the enchanting world of the Jungle Book. See the timeless tale of mancub Mowgli and friends transformed by the extraordinary imagination of director Robert Wilson – a creator of unmissable theatre experiences who’s known world over for his distinctive style.

Ready to roar with laughter and let your imagination run wild? Welcome to the Jungle Book – at Aviva Studios, Manchester

  • Performances from 27th to 31st March 2024
  • Tickets priced from £10

This Easter Bank Holiday Tattu is giving guests an exclusive preview of three exciting new spring-summer dishes, soon to grace their a la carte menu on 10th April 2024

Try a superb selection, including Crispy Kataifi King Prawns; mango & sweet chilli, Kung Pao Tofu; pineapple, green beans & lotus, Salt & Pepper Monkfish; sweet vinegar, soy & lime as well as a beautifully crafted new cocktail in the Lady Rogue Sour.

  • Available from 28th March to 1st April 2024

Travel to RHS Garden Bridgewater this Easter by bus.

If you travel car-free to RHS Garden Bridgewater you can save 30% on your garden ticket.

From Sunday 24 March, the X50 Bee Network bus service from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens to the Trafford Centre will be extended to RHS Bridgewater, stopping right outside the Welcome Building. The bus will stop at the garden every 30 minutes from 10.40am–5pm (4.40pm on weekends) running until 29 September 2024.

Tickets are available to purchase on-board, for £2 for a one way fare, so you can save money and see more with a great spring day out at the garden.

This Easter, kids are in for a real treat at Hyatt Hotel Manchester as they introduce a ‘build your own pizza’ option to the menu – let the creativity flow as they supply the ingredients including cheese, ham, pineapple, salami and any other ingredient used on the pizza menu to personalise their own pizza.

Let the kids channel their inner Luigi and Mario and create their perfect pizza! What’s more, kids eat free this half term too so it’s a Win Win. Parents are happy and children are kept entertained!

With this special offer, every adult enjoying two courses in the Graduate Bar or Laureate restaurant will mean a child under 10 can indulge in a meal from the exclusive children’s menu at no extra cost.

Book your table now and treat your family to a feast they’ll cherish. Don’t miss out on this fantastic offer – because at Hyatt, kids eat free, and smiles are on the menu.

  • Available 29th March to 14th April 2024
  • Subject to availability

At The 100 Story Hotel there are all sorts of guests; lions and tigers, dinosaurs and bears.

Some sausage dogs are having a party on the hotel beach. And that’s to say nothing of the dedicated staff. The porters are penguins, the housekeeping team is headed up by a handy octopus – and Clive the polar bear is the concierge.

There’s just one problem at this wonderful establishment – although the hotel is usually full of 100 amazing stories, one story has just gone missing! The hotel desperately needs your help to find the naughty culprit. Can you follow the clues and track them down?

Created with bestselling, multi award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph and Discover Story Centre. This interactive world of play and storytelling has something for everyone aged 1-8 and their families. 

  • Open Wednesday to Sunday, various times apply

Snooker’s unique World Mixed Doubles comes to Manchester for the first time this Easter, and you can get FREE kids places for all sessions!

The event features four teams of two, each with one of the world’s top men and world’s top women players. They will compete in a round-robin format, before the top two teams from the group stage go through to the final.

The ITV-televised event runs on the weekend of March 30th and 31st at the fantastic Manchester Central venue. Tickets for the event are ON SALE NOW from just £20 per session, or buy a ticket for the whole weekend for just £65.

  • Tickets are FREE for children age 6-15!
  • Event 30th to 31st March 2024
  • Terms apply, fixtures subject to change

Step onto the red carpet and into the Big Top as Gandeys Circus, the unparalleled maestro of spectacular circus entertainment, unveils the 2024 Hollywood Spectacular at Trafford Centre.

Brace yourselves for a seamless blend of circus magic with the glittering glamour of Hollywood.

  • Performances from 28th March to 14th April 2024
  • Ringside seats only £14.99 using the discount Code TR5 when booking (t&cs apply

Searching for inexpensive Easter entertainment?

You can join in any of these eight egg hunts in Manchester and the nearby areas for less than £5.

There is something for everyone to enjoy, from a trail around the lovely Fletcher Moss Park to a free Easter egg hunt at Houldsworth Mill.

Get ready to go hunting and grab your baskets!

  • Varying prices and dates across Easter 2024

The longest bank holiday weekend deserves the best things – you can now enjoy an Atlas Bottomless Brunch, Friday-Sunday, at 12pm or 2pm.

Enjoy anything from our Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch Menu, excluding our 3 for £15 snack offer. There are also Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options.

Alongside this, you can choose from our Brunch cocktails, Prosecco, Atlas G&T, Defiance V&T, Wine, Beer, Cider, or an array of non-alcoholic options.

  • £35 per person.
  • Brunch session is for 90 minutes, and must be pre-booked.

Easter Sunday is the West Didsbury Makers Market.

There will be over 150 stalls, live music, free kids crafting and Easter egg hunts, it’s the perfect day out for the whole family not forgetting the dog!

West Didsbury is the place to be. It brings the community together, with good music and shopping local, why not spend the day and make your Sunday one to remember.

  • Sunday 31st of March, 11-4pm Nell Lane.
  • Free entry, dog friendly

Discover an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Manchester.

Dive beneath the waves and come face to face with over 2000 creatures.

Prepare for an underwater world full of glittering scales, colourful fins and inquisitive sea turtles. Plus, much more! Check out our Turtle Beach show where you’ll learn all about their life cycle, then venture into the Rocky Hideout, Shark Shipwreck, Stingray Bay and of course, the magnificent Ocean Tunnel.

Celebrate Easter at Browns and enjoy a gorgeous, varied menu of homemade brasserie dishes, fresh seasonal creations and some very chocolatey specials.

Good Friday and Easter Saturday.

Champagne Bottomless Brunch, served until 2pm.
Afternoon tea, served 3pm to 5pm.
Fresh lobster and surf & turf specials.

Easter Sunday and Monday.

Champagne Bottomless Brunch, served until 2pm.
Traditional Easter Roasts and sharing Chateaubriand.
Afternoon tea, served 3pm to 5pm.

Join Bridgewater Cruises and book your very own private Easter themed boat trip.

Cruises include:

  • 1 hour private boat trip (Includes a skipper, you are welcome to have a go at steering the boat)
  • A selection of Easter themed craft activities for each child
  • An Easter Egg for each child
  • The boat will be decorated for Easter
  • A drink for each child
  • Tea and coffee onboard
  • The boat is fully central heated
  • Indoor and outdoor seating onboard
  • Toilet and Baby changing facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Full kitchen facilities (you are welcome to bring your own food and drink onboard)
  • Onboard wi-fi
  • Maximum of 12 people allowed.

Terms apply – see website for details.

Whether you’re planning to go all out for the first bank holiday weekend of the year, or prefer a wholesome weekend of family activities, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the range of unmissable Easter offers.

Suki Suki is serving up its £10 express lunch deal, with either a rice bowl or ramen for just £10, and add gyozas and a soft drink for an extra £4.95. 

Platzki has launched a new menu exclusively for Easter Sunday, inspired by a selection of authentic Polish dishes to satisfy your tastebuds. From ‘Pasztet’, a delicious combination of duck and smoked Polish bacon pate served on freshly baked toasted brioche, fried potato dumplings served with crispy Polish bacon and onions, and the traditional Easter dish ‘Jarzynowa’, a fresh vegetable salad served with egg, mayo and gherkins. This new menu is served on Easter Sunday from 10am – 7pm.

At Fat Hippo you can now buy classic Fish and Chips, in a burger! Indulge in beer-battered cod, minted pea mash, and a side of chippy chips topped with batter scraps.

The traditional call for Bingo might be ‘house’, but this fun, Family Friendly version of the game is all about exploring a ‘museum’.

Instead of numbers being called out, the quest is to find different images featured in banners found throughout the People’s History Museum’s two main galleries and the 2024 Banner Exhibition.

The banners themselves with their bright colours and strong designs aren’t hard to spot, but it will take the eagle-eyed to identify the different Banner Bingo images. Complete a line and shout out ‘bingo’, fill the complete card and declare ‘house’.

Collect your Banner Bingo card from the Info Desk, and after your search get a small prize for taking part.

INNSiDE by Meliá welcomes guests this Easter half term to experience a special #StayCurious Easter Golden Ticket Competition, in partnership with renowned Chocolatier Oli The Choc.

Oli The Choc regularly heads up impromptu chocolate workshops for guests staying at the hotel, and this Easter, he’s created an eggstra special treat for the INNSiDE guests.

The creative #StayCurious Easter Eggs feature Oli The Choc’s delicious milk chocolate and famous Holy Grail, and are available to purchase at the hotel kiosk or as an add on to a guest’s room, priced at £15 each.

This Easter, a handful of lucky guests will find a Golden Ticket inside their Easter Egg, unlocking the chance to win a stay at INNSiDE, to be redeemed across the hotels throughout the year.

Hoppity hop down to Trafford Palazzo for an Easter filled with family fun and creativity.

From Easter bonnet and egg making workshops to Spring crafts and a digital Easter egg hunts with exciting prizes up for grabs there’s oodles of fun for you little bunnies to enjoy. And the best bit? It’s all FREE!

Don’t miss your chance to battle, bowl, build and discover at Nerf AX, King Pins, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE. Plus delicious food when tums start rumbling and our fabulous Primark for Spring shopping.

Families can hop on down to Hard Rock Cafe Manchester on Sunday 31st March from 9am to 11am to enjoy a cracking all-American breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny.

With magical entertainment, face painting and great food, it’s no wonder little rockers love this Hard Rock favourite and return year after year.

Tickets are £11.95 for children (aged 3-16) and adults £16.95, while the under 2s come in free!*

Manchester Active and Manchester City Council are offering hundreds of FREE places for children eligible for benefit-related free school meals and those with no recourse to public funds, to access a variety of activities over the school holiday periods.

Activities will range from sport and physical activities, arts and crafts and sometimes can include a variety of day trips. In addition to the activities, their booked place will include a FREE meal during the day.

  • Available 28th March to 15th April 2024
  • Ages 5 to 16


Kids eat free!

Head down to The Real Greek this Easter and take advantage of this excellent offer.

Choose from some delicious options on their Children’s Menu with a free Main Meal, drink and ice cream / sorbet for every child per paying adult. With mouth-watering choices such as a Kids Souvlaki Wrap or even a great Kids Meze selection, everyone will be happy!

  • Available 2nd to 6th April
  • Terms apply, minimum spend applies

Celebrate Easter in true Italian style with traditional Italian Columba Cake.

Available in Columba Classica & La Columba de Verona flavours with both cakes resembling the shape of a Dove (Columba). It’s not only cake too, you can also pick up extra special chocolate Easter Eggs that will impress including the huge Baci Italian Perugina Eggs available in both Milk & Dark chocolate.

Plus, get your hands on a super-size Kinder Surprise Egg available in medium or large (they’re huge!) and ranging from Marvel to Disney Princess theme

  • Subject to availability
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