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Official Events Guide For August in Manchester


An Events Guide For August In Manchester 

August is the time for the summer holidays! 

The kids are ecstatic to be away from school, making it the ideal time for families to start planning some fantastic days out for their children. 

Today, we look at the recommended events and experiences families can expect this August 2023. 

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Outdoor Events


 August will likely have some sun in Manchester, so why not treat the children to some of the best outdoor events happening in the city? 

Lyme Park - Greatest Showman Cinema 

Price: from £10.53 | 13th August

Address: National Trust - Lyme (SK12 2NR)

Are you or anyone in your family big fans of The Greatest Showman? See the musical in an incredible sing-a-long outdoor experience in Stockport's Lyme Park. 

Take yourself, your loved ones and your children and set out for a picnic to this fantastic musical showing. Witness one of the best musicals to come out in this generation in a summer setting! 

Please note, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Get your tickets here.

Dinosaur Day & Fun Fair 

Price: £0 to £6.13 | 26th August

Address: The Club House - Eccles (M30 7RF)

Keep the kids busy this summer with a dinosaur day and a fun fair! 

This year, A group of dinosaurs is visiting the Club House, join the fun by discovering more of these fearsome (but friendly) sets of animals at The Club House's outdoor gardens. 

Check it out here.

Oldham Summer Beach Event 2023

Price: £1 Entry/£11.99 Half Day/£12.99 Full Day | 1st 4th and 6th August

Address: Alexandra Park - Oldham (OL8 2AX)

Oldham Summer Beach event is making a comeback this year by popular demand. 

This kid-friendly event is set to be an exciting day for all families, celebrating seaside fun at Alexandra Park in Oldham. With food, refreshments, inflatable attractions, picnic seating and special guests at weekends, the day will be an unforgettable one this summer holiday. 

Check out more here.

Indoor Events


 Can't enjoy the sun because of the rain? Don't worry, there are also plenty of indoor events. 

Make It! Creative Sunday Drop-Ins

Price: £4 | 6th August & 27th August 

Address: Manchester Jewish Museum (M8 8LW)

Crafting and baking are great ways to bond with your children at Manchester's Jewish Museum

Take your family out and have the opportunity to try different cuisines, listen to music or take part in craft-based activities inspired by the museum's collection.

Discover more here.

Encanto In Concert The Film with Live Orchestra

Price: £25.50 | 1st August 

Address: Bridgewater Hall (M2 3WS)

Walt Disney's popular movie Encanto has been well-received by many. This year, Encanto's soundtrack will be featured in a concert-style live orchestra show in Bridgewater Hall. 

Created by songwriter and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, the music featured in the movie will be performed by a group Orchestra, accompanied by the feature-length film. 

Get your tickets here.

Power Up - Science & Industry Museum 

Price: £8 For Adults/£7 For Seniors/£6 For Children or Concessions | 7th July until 8th September

Address: Science & Industry Museum (M3 4JP)

Take your kids or anyone into video games to Science and Industry Museum, where Power Up will allow them to play the best games from the past five decades. From the innovative Pong to the well-beloved Street Fighter, a selection of games are available at Power Up. 

Book your tickets now.

Experiences For The Family


To find the best experiences for the family, check out the events recommended by us below!

Candlelight Concert - 100 Years Of Warner Bros

Price: From £20.00 | 25th August 

Address: Manchester Cathedral (Across CitySuites) 

A Candlelight Concert is an incredible event, and what better way to experience it than celebrating 100 years of atmospheric soundtracks by Warner Bros' motion pictures?

From the iconic "I'll Be There For You" in F.R.I.E.N.D.S to Batman's main theme song back in the 1980s, the event is set to be an epic night for all families. 

Acquire tickets here.

Parent & Teen - Cooking Together | Japanese Cuisine

Price: From £140.00 | 6th August 

Address: Food Sorcery - Manchester (M20 5WZ). This location is adjacent to the Waterside Hotel

Cooking Together is all about spending time with your teen, bonding with them through cooking and finding new recipes! 

Cooking together requires working and cooking as a team, preparing a main course, side dish and dessert based on the class' theme. The chef will deliver valuable tips and tricks for all attendees while cooking, so drop by for an exciting night of dish-making with your teen. 

Acquire tickets for Cooking Together.

Opera House Venue Tour

Price: From £12.50 | 31st August

Address: Manchester Opera House 

For fans of the opera house in Manchester, take a lengthy tour of the breathtaking auditorium. 

The tour will include a thorough exploration of the venue, special access to restricted areas of the building and a Q&A at the end of the tour! 

Check it out here.

Kid-Friendly Activities This August

It can be difficult to find the right activity that your children will enjoy, but some great events are happening during August. 

The Wizarding Adventure

Price: From £15.50 | 10th & 17th August (Subject to availability)

Address: East Lancashire Railway (BL9 0EY)

Become mesmerised in spells of excitement with The Wizarding Adventure. 

This interactive experience will have you take lessons in broom flying, potion making, incantation practice and learning to talk like a tawny owl. 

Get your tickets here.

Travel to Wonderland

Price: From £15.50 | 11th August (Subject to availability)

Address: East Lancashire Railway (BL9 0EY)

Enjoy this weird and wonderful interactive experience happening in Easy Lancashire Railway this August. 

Make your way down the Rabbit Hole for an adventure filled with curiosity. Join Alice and her friends as they embark as they take you a two-hour experience. With colourful characters, themed activities and photo opportunities! 

Take a look here.

Shrek The Musical

Price: From £13.00 | 1st to 12th August 

Address: Opera House Manchester 

Join Shrek and Donkey's adventure as they embark on a quest. Filled with unexpected friendships, surprising turns and romance, Shrek The Musical is a guaranteed laugh for all ages. 

Based on DreamWorks Animation's well-loved motion picture (and book by William Steig), Shrek The Musical is expected to hit Opera House Manchester this August. 

Get your tickets here.

What Is On Manchester This August Bank Holiday?

 This August in particular will be filled with great events due to the last summer holiday taking place on August 28th. What this means is that the end of the month will have a wide range of exciting experiences to discover. Take a look at the recommended events to look forward to this August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Sing-Along: Haigh Woodland Park 

Price: From £10.44 | 26th to 27th August 

Address: Haigh Woodland Park

A sing-along with diverse themes on distinct days, Sing-Along is an ideal event for those that enjoy a night of dancing, games and giveaways! 

Check out either Sing-Along Mama Mia or Encanto!

Treasure Hunt Manchester: The Grand Adventure

Price: £23.99 | Subject to availability

Interested in sightseeing in Manchester with a twist? Consider Treasure Hunt Manchester. 

Take time and explore the Heart of North West in this beautifully crafted treasure hunt - all you'll need is a knack for solving clues, and your phone. 

Learn interesting facts and tidbits about Manchester while you're at it, and discover what the great city has to offer. 

Check out availability here.

The Octagon's Family Festival 

Price: Free to attend | 25th to 27th August

Address: Octagon Theatre (BL1 1SB) 

A day filled with storytelling, theatre performances and a family disco, the Octagon Family Festival is not one to miss this August bank holiday. 

The festival will have activities suitable for all ages, so if you're a family looking to create a fantastic time during the August bank holiday weekend, consider the Octagon's Family Festival. 

Book your free ticket here.

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