Rise and shine, it’s finally springtime! This can only mean three things: chocolate eggs, bank holidays and warmer weather. Ok the last one is always a bit dubious when we’re talking about Manchester, but the days certainly last longer and there’s less sludge and ice around. For this reason alone, spring is a glorious season and deserves to be honoured in style. So leave the duvet days behind you and spring forward with Manchester’s exciting programme of things to do.
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The city truly blossoms during the months of March, April and May. Its green spaces come alive with plants and wildlife, while its city centre bursts with seasonal festivals and cultural events. Of these, the Easter Funfair is one that families and children often look forward to most. There’s also plenty on the agenda in spring for music lovers, hikers, and those interested in international culture. Manchester always finds a reason to celebrate, particularly when there’s three long weekends involved, which means you’re bound to find something to enjoy this season.
Upcoming events in Manchester this spring
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Festivals in Manchester this spring
There’s plenty to feel festive about this season, whether it’s jazz, punk, or even walking! From genre-dedicated music festivals to celebrating the great outdoors, take a look at what’s coming up in Manchester this spring.
Manchester has a spectrum of festivals year-round, explore more with our festival city guide.
It’s not all eggs and bunnies this spring. Though the Easter Funfair is a popular choice for many families, there’s plenty of other events to get busy with over the holiday. Check out the selection of exciting things to do this spring to celebrate Easter in Manchester and importantly, an extra two days off work!
Discover more about celebrating Easter in Manchester.
Find out what’s on in Manchester on Good Friday.
May bank holidays
Arguably the best thing about spring is the extra time off we have to enjoy doing exactly what we want. May is the generous month that has not one but two Mondays off, so it’s imperative to make the most of it. Fancy going to a gig on a Sunday night…why not? Want to rave til the early hours of Monday morning just because you can? Go for it! Want to catch a Monday matinee theatre show to celebrate not being in the office at this time? Do it! Manchester has so much on offer on regular weekends, but on bank holidays you can enjoy more of the city.
Check out all bank holidays in Manchester.
Indoor things to do this spring in Manchester
On the rare chance it might just rain a tad in Manchester, we thought it could be handy to consider the things to do indoors this spring. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, head to one of Manchester’s top attractions – the intu Trafford Centre. The city is also swarming with museums, art galleries, theatres and all sort of rainproof venues to while away the hours. Here are some of the best.