This weekend is choc-full of things to do. There’s something for everyone and the weather’s set to hold out, so make the most of it.
If a trip to a secret garden party doesn’t take your fancy, how about swapping your tired clobber for some new stuff? If you’re hankering for a festival but missed the ones last month, try Just So. It’s an intimate arts camping festival that you, your five-year old daughter and your 80-year old nan can all enjoy.
So without further ado, in no particular order, here’s this week’s three to see.
Clothes Swap at Odd Bar
Recycle your clothes and save the planet and your cash at the Manchester Clothes Swap event. Swap up to 10 items for only £5 – an absolute bargain. Each swapper also receives a free item from the bonus box and a free face mask. If you want to join the swap when it opens at 1pm, drop off your clothes and collect your swap tokens between 11.30am and 12.30pm. If you prefer a more leisurely swap (and who doesn’t enjoy a lie-in on a Sunday) you can join the swap at any time after it has opened. Just bring your items to the reception desk at any time between 1pm and 3pm and join the swap as soon as you have your swap tokens. Basically, treat yourself to Sunday lunch and update your wardrobe with some new dapper finds. Win win. Tickets here.
Just So Festival
Now in its 8th year, Just So Festival is an annual, intimate, weekend-long festival. An imaginative outdoor adventure like no other as the only arts camping festival in the UK dedicated solely to children and their families. So you’ll find no scantily clad millienials donning muddy wellies drinking from cans of Strongbow here. Instead Just So Festival enables families to step out of their day to day lives and into a wonderland of world class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy and creative pursuits together. There’ll be all kinds of craziness from raucous pillow fights, hidden retreats, top notch food, drink and boutique camping options plus the beauty of the Cheshire countryside.
The Secret Garden at Fletcher Moss
Head down to Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens in Didsbury to experience Heartbreak Productions’ retelling of this classic children’s tale. Bring your picnics and comfy seats. Suitable for the entire family. Tickets available from £16 here