Easter activities in Manchester for 2022 promise a return to normal with lots going on for all the family in and around the city. From the traditional Easter egg hunts to character-filled, interactive events, there is plenty going on in Manchester for the Easter holidays this year!
In 2022, Easter falls in the middle of April, from Friday 15th April to Monday 18th April 2022. Schools within Manchester City Council are off for the first 2 weeks of April, from 1st to 19th April, so many events take places from early April for the entire Easter period.
If you're looking to stay in Manchester with your family across the Easter weekend, CitySuites and CitySuites II has a range of One Bedroom Family and Two-Bedroom Apartments to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We're located just five minutes from Exchange Square, across the bridge from the Manchester Arndale shopping centre.
As more events for Easter 2022 in Manchester get announced, we’ll add them here – so keep checking back!
Easter activities in Manchester for 2022
When? Thursday 7th and Thursday 14th April, multiple times
Where? East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Distance: 45-minute Metrolink Tram ride from CitySuites
Jump abroad this time travelling steam train during the Easter holidays and go back to the Jurassic era! This interactive experience takes place north of Manchester, on the train ride between Bury and Rawtenstall, where you and your family will be joined by a few dinosaur friends on this eccentric expedition!
There’ll also be plenty of dinosaur themed activities throughout the two-hour event – all delivered by expert T-rex wranglers and triceratops tamers, of course.
When? Friday 15th to Monday 18th April
Where? Tatton Park, Knutsford
Distance: 35-40 minute drive from CitySuites
Head south of Manchester for some family fun at Tatton Park. Their special Easter events include ‘A Knight’s Quest in the Mansion’ and the ‘Magical Unicorn trail at the Farm’. Kids (and their adults) can expect to meet magical creatures and fairytale beings throughout their visit, and your quest may even be rewarded with some chocolate…
Book 3 days or more in advance and receive 10% off your Parkland, Gardens, Farm and Mansion visit!
When? Monday 18th April, 10am to 4pm
Where? Wythenshawe Hall Gardens
Distance: 30-minute drive or a 1-hour Metrolink Tram ride from CitySuites
Dive down the rabbit hole this easter and take on the Alice in Wonderland Experience at Wythenshawe Hall Gardens. Having escaped the pages of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice, the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and friends will be wandering around the gardens ready to take you on a spectacular adventure.
Dress-up and join in the fun on April 18th – early bird tickets are £10.50 for adults and £12.50 for children (including a chocolate Easter egg). Parking also needs to be pre-booked.
When? Sunday 17th April, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
Where? The Lowry, Salford
Distance: 10-15 minute drive from CitySuites
This Easter, take the kids to see ‘Oh No George’, the delightful tale of a loveable dog who really wants to be good but just can’t resist temptation. The award-winning book by Chris Haughton has been brought to life on-stage at The Lowry in Salford for Sunday 17th April.
The show, which features some fun acrobatics, slapstick comedy and live music, is for children aged 3+ but is sure to be enjoyed by all the family.
When? Every day from Saturday 26th March to Monday 18th April
Where? Kenyon Hall, Warrington
Distance: 30-minute drive from CitySuites
The Easter Egg Hunt at Kenyon Hall Farm is back for 2022! Grab a basket and follow the clues to find the colourful eggs hidden around the farm. The activity is suitable for children aged 2 to 11 years old and will take 20-to-30 minutes to complete. Dress for the weather and bring your wellies!
Booking online is recommended – the cost is £3 per child, with supervising adults going free. All children taking part will receive a small Easter treat at the end.
When? From Friday 1st to Sunday 24th April
Where? Trafford Centre, Outside the Great Hall
Distance: 50 minutes via Metrolink Tram or a 20-minute drive from CitySuites
Gandleys Circus presents a brand new production, ‘ROAR!’, for the Easter holidays which promises to be absolutely sensational. With an international cast of more than 30 entertainers and live musicians, audiences can expect an exciting show featuring motorbikes racing around the iron thunderdome, the adrenaline-fuelled excitement of the Buffalo Soldiers, and a mixture of aerial yoga, gymnastics and wrestling with the incredible Mallakhamb Pole from Mumbai.
Family tickets for up to 4 people from £56
When? From Saturday 2nd to Sunday 24th April
Where? RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford
Distance: 25-30 minute drive from CitySuites
Join in the fun at RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, Greater Manchester, by taking part in their giant Easter egg hunt! The enormous painted eggs will be (somewhat) hidden around the garden waiting to be found by eager kids and their accompanying adults. And of course, there will be a special chocolate prize at the end!
On certain days, RHS Garden Bridgewater has some extra Easter activities, including a craft activity (Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 12th April), Easter planting activity and bunny plant label making (Thursday 7th and Thursday 14th April), and the Bread and Butter Theatre Easter Egg Walkabout (Friday 15th-18th April).
When? Wednesday 6th to Sunday 17th April
Where? Etihad Stadium
Distance: 35-minute Metrolink Tram ride or 15 minutes in the car from CitySuites
From Wednesday 6th April, Manchester City Football Club are inviting you to the Etihad Stadium for their Easter egg hunt! Join Moonbeam and Moonchester to find the hidden eggs around the stadium and submit your score to be in with the chance of winning some amazing Cadbury prizes!
The Easter egg hunt is an additional element to the usual MCFC Stadium and Club Tour where you can play the manager pitch-side, walk down the famous glass players tunnel, and interact with a virtual Pep Guardiola. Tickets are £25 for adults, £15 for under-18s, and under 5s go free.
When? Friday 15th to Monday 18th April
Where? Embankment Cafe Co.
Distance: The café is just behind CitySuites and CitySuites II!
Celebrate Easter and get your cake and coffee fix at the same time! Embankment Cafe Co., located just 2 minutes from Manchester Cathedral behind CitySuites, is marking the Easter weekend with an Easter egg hunt. Find the hidden coffee cup and receive a hot drink for just £1!
The Easter Egg hunt is open to everyone, whether you’re staying at CitySuites or not.
For family stays during the Easter holidays, we have a range of comfortable and spacious One Bedroom Family and Two-Bedroom Apartments in CitySuites and CitySuites II. Our aparthotels are located just next door to each other, centrally located in the heart of Manchester.
There is plenty of room for all the family at CitySuites, and our facilities, including the 18m pool and hot tub, are open to all, meaning you can spend lots of quality time with your little ones.
Book your stay with us today.