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Autumn in Manchester: Best Things To Do This Season


Summer this year in Manchester has been slightly cooler than usual. The rain in the city made it a damper experience for everyone, but don't worry. Manchester's selection of events, experiences, and things you get to do this autumn is a real treat right after summer, so stick around and take a look at the best things happening from September to November. 

Autumn Things To Do For Families

If you're coming over to Manchester with your families, then the ideal autumn activities should consider everybody's needs. Luckily, there's lots to do this autumn in Manchester with your family, and here are our top picks when it comes to it. 

Middle-Eastern Cookery Class & Meal 

September 17th | October 8th 

Price: £105 

Take this opportunity to bring your child to the Middle-Eastern cookery class this autumn. The evening will set the tone for an inspiring experience, by getting to know both the history, culture and, of course, flavours of Middle-Eastern cuisine. 

The Manchester Medieval Festival

September 23rd - 24th

Price: From £32.12 

Create fascinating and fun memories at Manchester's Medieval Festival this September. This unique family-friendly festival orchestrates a great experience in Manchester's historic medieval quarter. Head over to Chetham's School of Music and Manchester Cathedral and take in the sights, stalls, and special events in this festival.

The Wizarding Adventure

September 24th | October 27th 

Price: £20 

Prepare your spells in this Wizarding Adventure experience. Take flight in the basics of broomstick flying or create otherworldly potions in an interactive experience as you and your family steam through Bury to Rawtenstall in an authentic steam train.

Dunham Pumpkins

September 30th - October 29th 

Price: £6 (per car)

The Dunham Pumpkin Patch is an exciting, Halloween-filled experience for the whole family. This day will have you and your kids build amazing memories, from pumpkin picking to family-friendly train rides. Keep your kids entertained this October! 

Events For Adults This Autumn 

If you're looking for something else entirely, we've also found some of the best autumn events for adults in Manchester. From drinking festivals to fantastic tours, you've got lots to select - but let us help you with our recommendations. 

Manchester's Whisky Festival

September 20th - 21st

Price: From £32.12

One of the finest distilleries taking place in Manchester this year is the Manchester Whisky Festival - only this year, they promise to be back bigger and better than ever! Sample some of the best home-grown whiskies available from Scotland, as well as a few surprises to expect. 

The Locationist: Film & TV Locations Walking Tour 

September to November (varying dates)

Price: £15 

From September to November, you can tour some of the well-known TV and film locations hosted by the Locationist! For those with a genuine interest in filmmaking, you can engage in a fun, exciting tour that will have you sightsee the locations of televised pictures - including EastEnders, Coronation Street, and more. 

Swiftogeddon - Taylor Swift Club Night 

September 30th 

Price: £11.25

Take part in Swiftogeddon, a night dedicated to Taylor Swift and her fan-favourite hits! From Blank Space to Style, the night will celebrate the head-banging songs made by the infamous artist. 

Self Love Rave 

October 12th

Price: £32.13

Dance the night away with the Self Love Rave happening this October. Practice self-compassion and self-love as you celebrate the most special being that has ever come into existence on Earth - you! Share your passion for music and dance with other women in a joyful space this autumn. 

R&B Brunch with Bottomless Rum Punch! 

September to November (varying dates) 

Price: £18

The UK's biggest R&B brunch is coming to Manchester this year. From TLC and Mary J. Blige to modern R&B artists like SZA and Khalid, the dancefloor is heavy on grooves and jams this year. A few strong drinks and and great vibes result in a memorable brunch filled with R&B music! 

Manchester Oktoberfest

October 13th - 14th

Price: £10

Authentic German beers, party events and cultural feasts means one thing - Manchester's Oktoberfest is here! A recommended event for an amazing time out, Manchester will be transforming into a gigantic Oktoberfest where everyone is invited. 

Big Autumn Concerts In Manchester

Concerts are rather big this year, with many 

Shania Twain

September 25th 

Price: From £83.50


September 16th

Price: From £73.96 

Fall Out Boy

October 29th 

Price: £108.47

S Club 7

October 12th | October 21st

Price: £302.50


November 16th 

Price: £47 


September 24th | September 30th 

Price: £178.75


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