Awesome activities for the whole family to enjoy over Easter
With the Easter holidays here, there’s no doubt you’re looking for some fun and exciting activities to do with the kids. Luckily, there’s lots on offer across Manchester!
Whether you’re looking for an Easter egg hunt with a difference, an opportunity to test your spy skills, jungle adventures, or an experience guaranteed to delight football fans, there’s something for everyone.
Check out these seven awesome activities to do in Manchester throughout April – perfect for all the family to enjoy.
1. Undertake a spy mission or magical quest with Treasure Trails
Adventurers are wanted to track down clues in Manchester with Treasure Trails.
Test your codebreaking skills on the Manchester Castlefield spy mission, where top agents must stop the evil genius and his rainmaking machine.
Or zoom over to Spinningfields for a magical quest on The Wizard’s Spellbook treasure hunt – can you unearth the spellbook and break the curse?
Treasure Trails are a fun and unique way to explore, whether you’re six or 106.
Head out on a self-guided adventure to discover hidden gems and fascinating facts while cracking clues and saving the day along the way.
Trail booklets can be purchased from the Treasure Trails website for £9.99 (plus p&p), and one booklet is all you need for up to five people.
As they’re completely self-guided, there are no queues or timeslots to negotiate, and you can choose to print your Trail at home for instant access to adventure!
Where to go: Across Manchester
Find out more: Visit www.treasuretrails.co.uk
2. Enjoy an epic jungle adventure at Treetop Adventure Golf
To celebrate the Easter holidays, Treetop is now open at 10am every day until Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Even the tiniest golfers can trek trails – and families of four can play for less any time, any day.
With two indoor 18-hole mini golf courses to choose from, will you trek the Tropical Trail or brave the ruins of the Ancient Explorer?
Share handmade pizza from Pizza Cabana, enjoy cracking coffee from the Jungle Buzz Café, and toast your team champions with tropical mocktails from The Thirsty Toucan Bar.
There’s no need to book – just turn up and tee off!
Where to go: The Printworks, Dantzic St, Manchester M4 2BS
Find out more: Visit adventuregolf.com
3. Embark on an Easter Stadium Tour at Manchester City FC
Treat the family to some Easter fun with the Manchester City Stadium Tour.
Find the hidden eggs around the Etihad Stadium with Manchester City’s mascots Moonbeam and Moonchester, submit your score, and be in with the chance of winning amazing Cadbury prizes.
During the Easter holidays, you can enjoy all the highlights of the Manchester City Stadium Tour while being part of an Easter egg hunt to win amazing prizes.
Easter egg hunt themed stadium tours will run throughout the Easter holidays until April 18, 2022,* in partnership with Cadbury.
*The Easter egg hunt will not be available on Sunday, April 10, due to matchday protocols.
Where to go: Etihad Stadium, Etihad Campus, Manchester, M11 3FF
Find out more: Visit the website to book tickets
4. Reach new heights with Trafford Treetop Adventures
Swing, climb, hop and shop all in one place with Treetop’s unique high ropes adventure course at the Trafford Centre.
Boasting over 30 exciting obstacles, the course is the ultimate test of coordination, balance and determination.
Amaze yourself as you take on the treetop obstacles, from speedy zip-lines and mid-air jumps to knee-wobbling tight ropes and more. The outdoors has never been this much fun!
Now open every day, rain or shine, Treetop also caters for group bookings, including schools and corporate days out. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a package for you.
The minimum age is six years old and any participants under 1.4m (4ft7) will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Where to go: Trafford Centre, 13/14 Regent Crescent, Manchester, M17 8AA
Find out more: Visit www.peak.co.uk/trafford-treetop-adventures
5. Make a splash at Trafford Watersports Centre
Are your children always complaining that they’re bored during the school holidays? Do you want to get them away from the TV and explore the great outdoors instead?
If so, Trafford Watersports Centre has you covered with a range of activities from kayaking, bushcraft and archery, to raft building, paddle boarding and more.
It offers everything from holiday clubs, boat hire, and instructed sessions with family, to mini adventures, paddle clubs and courses.
If you need a great childcare solution whilst you work, the five-day holiday clubs are just what you need to keep the kids active.
There are limited places available, so secure your holiday club place or activity online today.
Where to go: Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX
Find out more: Visit www.peak.co.uk/trafford-water-sports-centre
6. Score big at National Football Museum
Get your kicks at the National Football Museum, open every day across the Easter holidays.
Could you score a goal using only your voice and hearing? The museum is running blind football taster sessions in the Pitch Gallery. Master the art of passing, dribbling and shooting using blindfolds and sound balls.
Upstairs, you can find even more footy-themed challenges and activities, from Shot Stopper and Pass Master, to the dreaded Penalty Shootout.
Admission lasts for more than just one day, granting access to four floors of football history for 12 whole months. Manchester City Council residents go free.
Where to go: Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG
Find out more: Visit nationalfootballmuseum.com/tickets
7. Enter the jungle at I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge
Escape on an epic adventure at I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge this Easter.
The new action-packed experience will put any campmate’s nerve and agility to the test.
Glide above the trees on Spyrider, scale over 8m of vertical rock in The Ascent, scramble nets and balance on beams for the Jungle Run, and so much more.
Plus, exclusively for the Easter holidays, take part in the brand new trial, Feel Your Fears. Test your senses as you encounter darkness and guess the gruesome objects hidden in the little boxes of horror.
Do you think you have what it takes to take on the jungle?
Where to go: Quayside Shopping Centre, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AH
Find out more: Visit www.imacelebrityjunglechallenge.co.uk
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