Manchester is packed with character and culture, a city proud of its incomparable industrial past, music scene and football teams.

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Visit Manchester Museum to meet popular resident ‘Stan’ the T-Rex skeleton, or indulge your artistic senses in the Whitworth Gallery. Unleash your inner shopper in the fabulous Arndale Centre, or discover the history of the ‘beautiful game’ at the National Football Museum.

There’s plenty of things to do in Manchester when the sun goes down. Head to the Northern Quarter for it’s cool bohemian vibe - or enjoy exciting mainstream nightlife in the city’s huge array of pubs, bars and legendary clubs.

A host of hands on art activities inspired by Reena Saini Kallat’s exhibition await you at Manchester Museum over half-term. You’re more than welcome to simply drop in on these free crafty workshops, that form part of the museum’s Family Arts Festival.

This Halloween head out to experience the secret hauntings of the Old Hall (reported be one of the most haunted buildings in the country!) Discover paranormal activity and secret legends on a frightening trail. Sharpen your sleuthing skills and spot the secret treasures of the last Lord Egerton. Journey through the Mystery Maze at the Farm and detect the surprises that lurk there - then collect...

There’s sure to be plenty of spooky goings-on in Manchester city centre this Halloween. Visitors are invited to go on a trick or treat trail, meet a momentous monster and navigate a haunted maze. You can also expect Pumpkin patches, family films and spooky stage acts. Follow a ‘Day of the Dead’-style parade or take part in ‘the Big Dress Up’ - it’s your opportunity to strut your gory stuff in a...

From arrival to pre-match preparations, the Etihad Stadium Tour includes a full player experience and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that they take on a matchday.

Manchester’s Christmas Markets are back and better than ever!

Moose Coffee was founded in 2006 by two people with a passion for food. The concept grew from a love for the great American breakfast culture and nowhere does it better than the cafes and diners of New York City.

A step into Mr Thomas Chop House is like going back in time!

Cat Café Manchester is a stress free space where cats and humans come along side each other and unwind.

Go karting in Manchester at Teamsport’s brand new circuit under Manchester Arena Car Park, racers can expect 550m of track, high-octane straights and more corners than you can wave a chequered flag at.

Built by Great Northern Railway between 1896 -1899, the Great Northern Warehouse was a unique 3-way railway goods exchange station, serving the railway, canal and road networks of the Manchester region. It was considered in its day to be one of the largest and most advanced railway goods exchanges in the country.