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Our Top 8 For Easter Activities In Manchester


Easter is nearly upon us: with thoughts of easter egg hunts, the arrival of the easter bunny, and mountains of egg-shaped chocolate treats, there’s no doubt that children are excited for this holiday (not to mention bank holidays for students and others!). 

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But Easter doesn’t have to be just about these common things. Events in Manchester alone during Easter boast a wide range of activities that your friends or whole family can enjoy! 

When Does The Easter Bank Holiday Start?

The Easter bank holiday in the UK starts on the 7th of April (also known as Good Friday) and until the 10th of April (also known as Easter Monday). There are many events around this Easter weekend, but dates surrounding this holiday also contain a few activities everyone can get excited about. 

Below are some of our recommended events happening in Manchester during (and around) Easter in 2024.

Easter Activities In Manchester For 2024

Peter Rabbit Family Fun Day


Bury Transport Museum is hosting a Come and See Peter Rabbit experience for Easter. The day will be full of themed park rides, face painters, and craft activities perfect for the family. The day also includes a ride along a heritage steam as an additional option! (Ticket price includes a ride on any train services).

 Dates: 31st March, 1st April 2024

The Wizarding Adventure


Do something extraordinary during Easter, and book a Wizarding Adventure experience at East Lancashire Railway. Take your kids during this magical retreat, and have them become a powerful wizard for the day. From making potions to learning incantations, take part in this enchanting experience during Easter.

 Dates: 3rd April, 19th & 30th May

Easter Funfair At Buile Hill Park 


From carousels to merry-go-rounds, Easter Funfair at Salford's Buile Hill Park. This fair takes place in one of Greater Manchester's well-known parks, with food stalls, family-themed rides, and an atmosphere perfect for the Easter holidays. 

 Dates: 30th March

Good Fridaze at Freight Island 


Taking over Freight Island this Easter is Good Fridaze, a day full of family and social fun. Get stuck in arts and crafts, a traditional Easter hunt, and plenty of entertainment right at the heart of the city centre. It's an exciting social for Easter, so don't miss out! 

 Date: 29th March 

Easter Bunny Breakfast - Dobbie Garden Centre 


Not too far from Manchester city centre, Dobbie Garden Centre is hosting an Easter Bunny Breakfast. Start the day off with a tasty breakfast for the whole family, before your little ones get the option to partake in games and activities. Kids will also be given a free chocolate rice crispy cake - with alternatives supplied. Suited for families with children aged 3-10 years old, book now while tickets last.

 Date: 29th & 30th March, 1st April

CitySuites Easter Egg Hunt 

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Dino Adventure - East Lancs Railway


Head towards the experience of a lifetime, and join our explorers on a Jurassic adventure. Families or children who are dino fans (from ages 5-12) will learn about the adorable dinosaurs from expert handlers, a fun, educational and interactive experience to consider for Easter. Finish the day with a well-earned diploma for dinosaur knowledge! You can learn more about this event below.

Date: 12th April

Easter Egg Hunt at Kenyon Hall Farm

Easter Egg Hunt At Kenyon Hall Farm

The Easter Egg Hunt at Kenyon Hall Farm is back for 2024! 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! 

Date: 16th March to 14th April

Manchester Is Filled With Events To Look Out For! 

From fairs to unique performances, Manchester holds a nice list of events this Easter. There's something for everyone! Whether you're into the city's history or simply want to go for a laugh during the weekend, the city centre offers any and every type of experience.

Create fond memories with your friends and family this Easter by attending one of Manchester's wonderful range of events.

Enhance your visit by staying at CitySuites this Easter bank holiday. We have a wide array of apartments in CitySuites I & CitySuites II rooms available, complete with access to our deluxe amenities. Book now and reserve your luxury stay at CitySuites Manchester.

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