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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.

Santa’s grottos in Manchester: where to find Father Christmas 2019

As we head full throttle into the festive season, Santa Claus is getting ready for his busiest time of year. And as you can imagine,...

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch-on 2019 – times, location and line-up

The countdown to Christmas officially begins when the Manchester Christmas lights are switched on. That means six weeks of festive fun to look forward to...

Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour 2019 dates confirmed for Manchester and UK

There's no surer sign that holidays are coming. Yes, the Coca-Cola Christmas truck is about to head out on its annual festive tour. The iconic...

Meet Santa in real snow – at winter wonderland grotto revealed...

There's no need to sleigh ride to Lapland to meet Father Christmas this year - as Chill Factore has unveiled its new winter wonderland...

The Ramsbottom hill farmer aiming to make goat yoga a thing

Meet farmer Dot McCarthy - a goat-keeping, quad-biking whirlwind who is aiming to transform her family's Lancashire hill farm into a leisure destination goldmine. Dot...

The stars of Strictly Come Dancing Live tour revealed – who’s...

Fans of hit BBC entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing always eagerly await the announcement of who will head out on the live arena tour...

How much are sausages and gluhwein at Manchester Christmas Markets 2019?

The fragrant wafts of sausages sizzling and mulled wine bubbling have returned to the city centre. That can only mean one thing - the...

Manchester’s fairytale Ice Village unveiled for Christmas 2019 – but what’s...

Cathedral Gardens has become a frozen wonderland as the Ice Village returns for a second year. From now until Christmas, the gardens will be home...

Manchester Christmas Markets 2019 are open – our essential guide to...

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

What will immersive light festival Lightopia bring to Manchester this winter?

The first of its kind in the UK and Europe, Lightopia is a brand new immersive lantern and light festival coming to Heaton Park...

Kendals’ famous Santa’s Grotto gets new home in Manchester store for...

Bosses at Kendals department store in Manchester have revealed there will be a new location for their famous Santa's Grotto, which will launch later...

10 of the best things to see and do in Manchester...

November's here. The clocks have gone back and the festive season is on the horizon. It's the month when Christmas lights give the city a festive...

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