What’s On for Kids in Manchester this Half Term!

What’s on in Manchester for kids this half-term 2015?

Half-term is on the horizon and you’re probably wondering how you can keep your children entertained for a full week. To help you out, Pocket Manchester has put together a list of great half-term activities and events in the city so you can breathe easy, for now!

Manchester Museum
Living Worlds
16-20 Feb

Families are invited to explore the museum’s Living Worlds gallery and create their own paper butterflies and paper animals to take away. Find out more.

Can’t wait to create your own paper animal? Watch our cute animals video to keep you busy in the meantime!

Imperial War Museum
War at Sea 
14-22 Feb
Weekends and daily

You won’t be short of things to do here as the museum is hosting a variety of sea-themed activities. Get creative in the open studio drop-in for all ages (12.30 & 14.00 – 15.30). Enjoy the museum’s Storytelling, including Animals at Sea (10.30) and A Sailor’s Story (13.30). Find out more.


Manchester Art Gallery 
Mini Worlds Workshops
FREE no need to book

Tue 17- Fri 20 Feb

Why not save your wallpaper from being covered in felt tip and let the gallery channel your child’s creativity. Families are invited to explore Mini Worlds throughout half-term in exciting workshops with artist Michiko Fujii.

Find out more.

Not sure if you’ll like it? Here’s one of the gallery’s events in action!

Museum of Science and Industry
Goo in the loo
FREE! Get there early to guarantee your place
14-22 Feb
10.30, 12pm, 13.30, 15.00

Children can learn just how filthy Victorian Manchester really was with this 20 minute hands-on gooey workshop. Find out more.


People’s History Museum
Election! craft table
Suggested donation £3
14-22 Feb

Help your child get to grips with politics at the museum’s Election! craft table. Families can create their own political election campaign, complete with badges and posters. Find out more here. 

In the meantime, here’s a video Pocket Manchester made with Happy Mondays legend Bez at the launch of his political party last year.

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