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Great things to do with the kids in May

We know you like to keep the kids busy and the whole family active during the holidays, so Go See This…

We know you like to keep the kids busy and the whole family active during the holidays, so Go See This contributor Pruthvi Khilosia has put together a few suggestions to keep the whole gang happy this May!

Take a trip to the theatre
Manchester is known for its brilliant theatre venues across the city and there’s a whole host of productions aimed at a family audience. There’s something for every age group. Take your teenagers to The Palace Theatre on Oxford Road to see the popular Blood Brothers from 15-26 May, over at The Lowry and perfect for those over 6, you can enjoy The Jungle Book from 2-6 May and for little ones between 4 and 7, The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre will be visited by the Library Lion on 26 May.

Get outdoors with Walking Festival 2018
Escape from the busy city and take off on a walk. Suitable for all ages and interests, the fourth Walking Festival is taking place throughout May and has been coordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester.
300 guided walks have been planned across the many towns and districts in Greater Manchester and will see groups led along canal paths, across moors, through parks and up hills. Time to dig out those walking boots!

Head to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool is perfect for a fun, exhilarating and relaxed day out for friends and families. The Pleasure Beach theme park is the main attraction with roller coasters, arcades and a pier full of ecstatic amusements. It’s soon going to be made even better with the opening of a new rollercoaster called ICON on 25 May. The ride will reach heights of 88.5ft with drops of up to 82ft, overtaking Blackpool’s famous The Big One in size.

Go for a stroll in The Lake Distict
Known for its scenery, nature and as a perfect place to camp, The Lake District National Park has organised guided walks that range from easy to hard. Suitable for all the family, you can set off on a peaceful walk up a hill, travel to ancient sites such as the Castlerigg Stone Circle or explore caves and admire the breath-taking lakes!

Be entertained at The Tatton Park Country Show
A family day for all ages, the Tatton Park Country Show will combine food, entertainment and adventure. Highlights include outdoor food and trade stalls, the Equestrienne All Female Horse Stunt Display Team, Jez Avery’s Stunt Bikes and Buggies and a Goat Show including bottle feeding lambs and kids. Located in the expansive Tatton Park grounds, you can end the day with a family picnic on the grass or a walk in the sun.

Immerse yourself in OPAVIVARÁ!: Utupya
The Tate Liverpool exhibition will showcase Brazilian collective OPAVIVARÁ!’s first solo exhibition in the UK. Utupya is a wonderful and interesting exhibition that allows you to sit in a huge hammock and interact with other visitors. You can then exchange experiences with each other over a relaxed herbal tea.
It is free of entry and is an experience not to miss!

Get up close to the planes at Manchester Airport
Experience an extraordinary view at Runway Visitor Park as planes take off and land whilst heading to and from hundreds of destinations around the world. With a clear 180-degree view over the airfield, there are approximately 600 aircraft movements each day so there’s always something to see. Attractions include visits to the famous Concorde Hangar, a children’s play area, restaurant and an aviation shop that’s suitable for children through to the serious enthusiast. This place is perfect for an amazing picnic in the sun whilst huge aircrafts fly overhead.

Journey to decades past with East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway’s 1940s Weekend will take you back in time and immerse you in the era. Experience everything from 1940’s music to battle re-enactments. Over the bank holiday weekend, enjoy afternoon tea, 40’s swing, vintage stalls, period vehicle displays and a military parade. Suitable for all the family, there’s plenty of activities for children to take part in and plenty of cocktails for the adults!

Cruise down the River Irwell
Enjoy a night time city cruise on the River Irwell in Manchester.  A brilliant way to spend a Friday evening with your friends and loved ones. Sit back and listen to cool swing from Russell Shaun as he delivers classic songs from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Tony Bennett. You receive a drink on arrival, table service and professionally prepared canapes. A perfect end to the week as you dance down the river with the city as a backdrop!

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