Easter 2022 in Manchester

What’s on and things to do for the Easter holidays 2022 in Manchester

Things to do this Easter

Surprise your loved ones this Easter with a promise of delicious food, drinks, and memories at Browns Manchester.

From Friday 15th to Monday 18th April make the most of the long weekend with a beautiful Champagne bottomless brunch.

On Sunday and Monday start the celebrations with a deliciously creamy Chocolate Martini followed by a selection of stunning specials, our indulgent Chateaubriand for two and roasts for the whole family.

Easter dining menu available 17th & 18th April 2022.

Ensure your Easter weekend is one to remember and enjoy quality time with the Children, in style, this year at The Lowry Hotel.

The Lowry Hotel is the place to stay for families this Easter period, the special Easter Staycation package allows you to relax in your own room while making sure the kids are safe but having fun in their own interconnecting room.

If you’re also looking for that Easter Feast, they’ve got just what you’re after all Easter Sunday with an amazing three course Sunday Lunch in the River Restaurant.

Staycation packages start at £200, call to book your package.

Sunday Lunch prices at £29.95 per person, choices also include Afternoon Tea

The Palace Theatre proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, returns to the UK stage.

Spectacularly reimagined using the latest theatrical innovations, this ‘tale as old as time’ is brought to life on stage like never before…

Disney first debuted Beauty and the Beast on Broadway 26 years ago. Members of the original creative team have reunited on this new production that features all of the spellbinding music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

Performances are Tuesday to Sunday until 4th June 2022 at 7.30pm with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays at  2.30pm and Tuesdays at 5pm

Corn Exchange Manchester is giving you the chance to celebrate Easter by having your photograph taken with Alice or one of her guests.

Alice and her special guests will be in the atrium from 12 to 4pm waiting for you and your loved ones to make a wish in the Magical Wishing mirror.  All guests will take a physical copy home with them as well as a digital.

This event is completely complementary and a great way to entertain the kids over the Easter weekend.

While you’re there, why not also treat yourself to one of the many restaurants on offer, who knows what Easter treats you’ll find?

Each Sunday Zouk Tea Bar & Grill prepares a whole host of special halal sunday roast dishes – and Easter is no different!

Among the favourites are the Sunday Roast Sharing Platters. Including 3 roasted meats these showstopping platters are great for groups sharing a special Sunday together.

Every platter contains all the trimmings from crisp Yorkshire pudds to golden roasted potatoes, seasonal veg and our superb spicy gravy. The meats included are roasted leg of lamb, beef top side and either a whole roasted chicken or poussin.

Sharing roast platters start at £50 for 2 people and are available every Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm

Join Gaucho Manchester for an exciting line up of local, live musicians on Easter Sunday between 2-5pm accompanied by a never-ending roast.

If your Sunday doesn’t include a roast at Gaucho then it’s not a true Sunday…

Treat yourself to the best quality beef in the world, choosing from three different joints accompanied by the finest, unlimited seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire puddings, all for £32.50 per person

Get your little ones involved in the Manchester Arndale Easter Egg Hunt from 11-18 April. Follow the map to find the Easter Eggs hidden in shops and restaurants around the Centre.

Pick up a copy of the map at our information desk on the lower mall, then write down the store name each time you find an egg. It’s just a bit of fun – so find them all or just find as many as you like!

There’s also the chance to win an Easter hamper, including treats from Hotel Chocolat, Lindt and Over The Rainbow, plus a £50 Manchester Arndale gift card!

Easter isn’t the same without a treat or two!

Fortunately, The Royal Exchange Manchester is on hand to help, with a wide range of delicacies and shopping delights to tempt every shopper this April.

Looking for something sweet, then Hotel Chocolat is your stop; or maybe you need that new Spring outfit, well there are shops aplenty to fill your need.

Grimmfest Easter’ offers all the cinematic thrills, spills, and chills, all the blood and black comedy that you have come to expect from Grimmfest, but in a leaner, meaner, more concentrated form.

Grimmfest Easter will present horror movie premieres and welcome some of the film makers and stars of the films at our regular host venue the Odeon Great Northern in Manchester UK.

Two times winner of ‘The Best Indian Restaurant’, Ziya Asian Grill brings the authentic taste and flavours of Indian food to Manchester.

Do something different this Easter, with an Afternoon Tea like never before, consisting of Chaat, Dosa and a great selection of traditional Indian treats.

Exclusive I Love MCR offer of £25 for 2 people, book now quoting ILOVEMCR

More inspiration for Easter

Retro game lovers can head down to Great Northern’s brand-new entertainment venue, Pong & Puck, to take part in the ultimate Easter egg hunt. Three Easter eggs will be hidden around Great Northern Warehouse from 13:00 on Saturday 16 April and lucky finders will win uber egg-citing prizes, including a £100 bar tab at Pong & Puck.

Pong & Puck hosts a wide variety of activities from prosecco pong to shuffle board, so it’s the perfect destination for family get-togethers and work team nights during April.

Relax in style in The Midland Champagne Lounge over the Easter weekend and indulge in a bespoke cocktail, with both The Midland Bunny and Lemoncello Spritz available to order in addition to the usual bar menu.

Head to modern British dining room Mount Street, to enjoy a delicious Easter Sunday Roast Lamb with all the trimmings for £17. Mount Street’s bar is also serving up its own Easter cocktails, with a White Rabbit on the menu.

Spend the first bank holiday weekend of the year in style with an overnight stay priced from £215 per room per night

Döner Shack, based in Manchester’s Arndale are offering all diners a free turn to win a prize this Easter.

Visitors to the restaurant will be in with a chance to win with their order by choosing an egg with prizes inside.

Alongside premium quality döner, chicken shawarma and freshly baked pida bread, Döner Shack also offers vegan and gluten free options, so there’s something for everyone.

The event runs this Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April 11am – 2pm.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf’s annual Egg Hunt is taking place between Mon 11th – Mon 18th April 2022. Entry to the Egg Hunt is FREE when you purchase a round of Adventure Golf between Mon 11th – Mon 18th April 2022. 

Find the 8 different coloured eggs scattered around each course at the Trafford Centre and complete an egg hunt slip to be entered into to a prize draw to win a 1-month unlimited pass for 4 people and a chocolatey Easter treat. 

For creative kids and budding authors, The Book Nook, community library offers access to free books and provides a quiet place to stop off in the city centre. 

Open 10:00-19:30 every day throughout the Easter holidays, the Book Nook is complete with a children’s section making it the perfect stop off for parents with kids in tow looking for a cosy space to entertain the kids for free.

For the ultimate Easter staycation, enjoy 20% off stays at Native Manchester by signing up to the ‘Be Native’ and booking directly on nativeplaces.com. The cool aparthotel is perfect for family stays with Two Bedroom and interconnecting apartments available.

Native Manchester is one of the only places in the city to offer leisure staycations with large self-contained luxury apartments offering a truly home from home stay.

The Ivy Spinningfields in Manchester is celebrating the Easter season with a series of delicious specials incorporating limited edition cocktails, a spring lamb dish and showstopping Easter Nest dessert.

The enticing offering will be available to guests for Easter weekend only (Friday, 15 until Monday, 18 April) alongside the brasserie’s inimitable classics, fusing fresh seasonal ingredients and delectable culinary twists.

Treat the family to modern polish cuisine this Easter at Platzki.

The Deansgate venue has launched a brand-new menu for the Spring season, featuring everything from Pierogi – classic polish dumplings with weekly changing fillings to its famous Platzki – a potato pancake with smoked mackerel and delightful whipped horseradish cream.

Stuck for what to do with the kids on Easter Sunday? Head down to Hard Rock Cafe Manchester where there’ll be Easter treats galore for the kids – and something to keep the grown-ups happy too.

There will be colouring stations, Easter egg treats, face painting and an appearance from the Easter Bunny; Happy hour runs from 4pm-7pm, and of course there’s the new menu to sample!

Celebrate with Sam’s Chop House this Easter with all the taste and style you know from this old favourite.

Take a look at their stunning new menus courtesy of Head Chef Scott Munro. They have all your Sam’s favourites from Corned Beef Hash to Steak & Kidney Pudding along with a beautiful new range of steaks, chops, modern British dishes and small plates.

The Cherry Tree at Blackrod is a bustling bistro restaurant in Bolton, near Chorley, Lancashire. Offering fine wines, cask beers & classic British Cooking.

Treat the family this Easter with a dining experience at The Cherry Tree Blackrod either in person, or with a gift voucher.

Spice up your Easter at burger joint, Fat Hippo, located within Lane7 at Great Northern Warehouse.

The April special is “Honey Side Up” featuring a feast of beef and chicken, honey, spice and all things nice! Double beef patty, American cheese, hot honey chicken strips, smoked bacon, lettuce, pickles and Fat Hippo sauce, served with Hippo dusted fries. Priced at £13.90

Join us for our fabulous Easter Four Day Makers Market on Friday 15th – Monday 18th April.

Discover the very finest local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and business local to the Northwest.

The Maker’s Market is an event bringing together the finest and often award-winning food, drink, art and craft producers in the area.

The event will feature specially selected specialist’s, who source, grow, rear, bake, make and create the products they sell, which ensures their goods are unique, original and designed to inspire.

Gino D’Acampo is inviting bambinos to be his guest this Easter at First Street Bar & Kitchen at INNSiDE Manchester with complimentary children’s meals when dining with a paying adult. 

Children can choose from a generous range of dishes including fettuccine bolognese; Bucatini carbonara; spinach and ricotta tortelloni; meatballs in a tomato sauce; fresh cod nuggets; crispy chicken, and of course pizza!

All main dishes are served with a choice of fries, mixed salad or buttered peas.

Available from 11th to 18th April 2022 when dining between 12pm and 7pm

Ducie Street Warehouse will host an Easter Sunday Egg Hunt, in partnership with local artisan chocolatier Cocoa Cabana, from 10am until 12pm – where kids can explore the venue with a basket provided to hunt for hidden eggs and treats around the space.  Tickets to participate are priced at £5 per child – which includes the basket.

Over at the Mini Cini, the cinema will show bunny-related and family-friendly films on Sunday 17th April presenting Peter Rabbit at 10am, then followed by Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit at 12pm. Tickets are priced at £10 per adult and £8 per child.

A Few Scoops is serving up a selection of chocolate-based ‘cocktails’ and ‘mocktails’ to tantalise your tastebuds!

Alongside its delicious ice creams you can get your hands on an ‘Easter Sunday’ special – crème egg ice cream, sliced crème egg, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, custard drizzle and Oreo crumb, all served up in half an Easter egg!

If you fancy your ice cream on the boozy side, don’t miss out on the Mini Egg Martini Milkshake – milk and cookies ice cream, crushed Mini Eggs, vodka and Baileys! 

What's on in Manchester this Easter 2022?