Play & Explore at Festival of Manchester

There’ll be lots of reasons to explore the beautiful park, whether it’s walking, going on a bug hunt or riding a bike.
Try out activities and sports and watch incredible professional demonstrations from a host of different sports. There’ll be something for everyone!

Play & Explore at Festival of Manchester

Explore one of Manchester’s loveliest lakeside parks, on foot with our interactive app, or by bike. Dare to go on a dinosaur walk or the bug hunt’s mission to track down giant mutant insects!

Watch demos by elite sports pros, then put what you’ve learnt to the test. Cool skills and thrills from the BMX and skateboard pros provide jaw-dropping entertainment.

On the new try-out fields, sports, games, a traditional Fun Fair, challenges and even competitions await. Make some noise African drumming; go Bollywood; and try tricky circus skills. If you fancy a tug of war, game of dodgeball, or quick cricket, here’s your chance. Go for it!

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Location

Lakeside Market

Time

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location

Market Garden (near Sports Field)

Time

12:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Lakeside Locale

Time

12:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

Festival Locale

Time

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location

Lakeside

Time

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location

Lakeside Locale

Time

12:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

Walk-A-Bout

Time

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location

Play & Explore

Time

12:00pm - 7:00pm

Festival of Manchester

Festival of Manchester