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Enjoy a day out in Manchester for under a fiver!

Come and explore the city with your little ones this half-term, for less than a fiver!

Half-term is just around the corner, and although it’s great to spend a full week with your little ones, it can be difficult to keep them entertained on a budget.

To help, we’ve put together a suggested itinerary for a day-trip into Manchester, which doesn’t cost the earth.

As the saying goes, some of the best things in life are free!


Northern Quarter Street-art sketching: Free

The Northern Quarter is an eclectic hub of street art; a maze of murals, portraits and paintings waiting for you to discover for free!

Give your little ones a pad and some pencils and challenge them to sketch the pieces that they come across. A great way to get their creative juices flowing and introduce them to a new art-form which they might not have come across before.


Picnic in Whitworth Park: Free

If the weather is nice enough, pack a picnic and head to Whitworth Park. It has a play area, so is sure to be a hit with little ones.


The Tinkering Studio at Whitworth Art Gallery: Free

After lunch, check out the Tinkering studio, a hands-on, creative studio for trying out ideas and playing with materials.  Drop in for an hour and let them tinker until their hearts content!

Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2020
Each day, 10am-2pm
Free, no need to book

Milkshake date at Archies: £4.99 for regular smoothie

Treat yourselves to a milkshake before you head home. Why not sign-up to the Archie’s addicts VIP Club to get a nice 15% VIP discount?