40 Things To Do In Manchester This Month (Feb 2024)

Manchester is one of my favourite cities as it has everything you need for a day out, weekened away or even a week. Our What's On Guide will give you lots of ideas on how to spend a weekend with 38 things to do in Manchester this month. There is plenty to keep you busy whether you are spending it with the family, friends, your partner or on your own. 


Theatre, Shows, Music and Concerts

There is nothing better than watching a live show. Luckily in Manchester there are lots of venues that can provide live Entertainment whether it's a theatre show, live music or seeing your favourite artist or band. Here are some highlights for this month but to see the full listing be sure to check the What's On Guides for each venue.

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Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT
Pretty Woman Feb 27th - Mar 16th 2024
I couldn't wait to see this when it was on in Liverpool recently and it really did not disappoint. Pretty Woman is the ultimate love story between Vivian and Edward. I am prepared to be swept up in their romance and cannot wait to see the iconic characters in a whole new way. Pretty Woman has took the London’s West End by storm and I know the UK tour will prove just as popular. 

CLICK HERE to find out more information, prices and to book tickets or Read Our Review

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Opera House, 3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP
Madagascar The Musical - Feb 8th 2024 - Feb 11th 2024
Join all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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The Full Monty - Feb 13th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024
Having rewatched the film last year and then the mini series The Full Monty has everything you need for a good night out. This brand-new production will take you on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, laughs and heartbreak.  The production helps to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the film on a major national tour.

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Gypsy The Musical In Concert- ONE NIGHT ONLY - Feb 25th 2024
Get ready for a dazzling journey into the world of Gypsy, where dreams are big, and the spotlight is even brighter! Follow the relentless Rose as she propels her daughters June and Louise through the highs and lows of showbiz in this Broadway classic.

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The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
Giovanni Pernice - Let Me Entertain You - Feb 2nd 2024
Giovanni will be joined by a world class cast of professional dancers and West End performers to bring you an unforgettable experience.

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Drop the Dead Donkey, The Reawakening! Feb 13th - Feb 17th 2024
 30 years since the launch of the trailblazing, smash-hit TV series, the Globelink News team are back, and now live on stage for the very first time.

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Unfortunate - The Untold Story Of Ursula The Sea Witch - Feb 22nd - Mar 2nd 2024
Join everyone’s favourite Disney Diva, Ursula, as she gives her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea. With an original hot pop soundtrack and trademark filthy humour, it’s time to take the plunge and dive into this year’s hottest night out.

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AO Arena Manchester, Victoria Station, Manchester, M3 1AR
Strictly Come Dancing Live 2024 - Feb 3rd - Feb 4th 2024
I missed Strictly last year however kept up to date on social media watching snippets of the couples each week. Strictly's Live Tour comes to Manchester and promises to be as spectacular as the hit TV show. 

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 to find out more information, prices and to book tickets.

1975
1975 - Feb 17th - Feb 18th 2024
The 1975’s new ‘Still… At Their Very Best’ tour will see the band play arenas across North America and Canada throughout the Autumn, including sold out shows at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and, for the first time ever, two back-back sold out nights at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, before arriving in the UK and Europe in February and March 2024.

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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party - Feb 24th - Feb 25th 2024
Fans of all ages will experience the thrill of watching their favourite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the DARK in this one-of-a-kind show.

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Parks, Outdoors and National Trust


Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Ln, Manchester M25 0DL
Heaton Park is a public park in Manchester, England, covering an area of over 600 acres. The park includes the grounds of a Grade I listed, neoclassical 18th century country house, Heaton Hall.

With the choice of 2 playgrounds, 3 adult size football pitches, 18 hole golf course, pitch and putt and bowling, Heaton Park has something for everyone. Also you can visit the tramway museum and take a tram ride on most Sundays and bank holidays. 

If you are feeling adventurous you can head to Treetop Trek Manchester for the chance to explore the treetops on the high ropes course. 

To find out more about events happening this month click through to Heaton Park

Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR
Welcome to Lyme. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate. The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

For a more tranquil walk explore the elegant Rose Garden, Ravine Garden or the luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennet in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

Head in to the house to step back in time to the Regency era - a time which saw great rejuvenation for Lyme. 

The Timber Yard Cafe offers delicious hot and cold snacks, and range of cakes whilst the Refreshment Kiosk in the car park offers grab and go drinks and ice creams.

To find out more about events happening this month click through to Lyme Park

Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4HP
Quarry Bank is a place of stark contrast, where the power of the Industrial Revolution sits alongside the beauty of picturesque gardens and lush countryside. At Quarry Bank you can discover a complete industrial community and experience the very different worlds of owner and worker, who lived and worked here side by side.

Discover what it was like to work in a cotton mill. Experience heritage machinery in action and feel the floors shake beneath your feet as the spinning machines turn and the looms weave. Find out about the life and legacy of Samuel Greg, the founder of Quarry Bank.

Wellies and Wellbeing - Feb 17th - Feb 25th 2024
Brave the weather and get out and about this half term. Bring your little ones to enjoy our nature themed scavenger hunt. Explorer packs will be available at Visitor Reception. £2 each. Each pack will include a trail sheet, stickers, nature crown kit and a wellie peg for you little ones to decorate.

Mill Trail - Feb 17th - Feb 25th 2024
In the mill this half term young visitors can enjoy the CSI Quarry Bank trail.

To find out more about events happening this month click through to Quarry Bank Mill

Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Lane, Altrincham, WA14 4SJ
Nestled between the vibrant city of Manchester and the beginnings of rural Cheshire, Dunham Massey includes a 300-acre deer park, a historic house and buildings, and all-season gardens. 

Welly Walk, A Family Trail - Jan 24th - Mar 17th 2024
Let’s make a splash! Brush off your best boots, wring out your waterproofs and enjoy a welly walk around the gardens. Spot colourful displays, playful installations and see the first bulbs peeking out of the winter soil. Don’t forget to stop for some deer spotting in the park, and enjoy a hot drink in the restaurant or cafĂ© when little legs tire.

To find out more about events happening this month click through to Dunham Massey

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG)
Historic estate with Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a deer park & playground.

Winter Wonder Offer - Jan 2nd - Feb 9th 2024 (exc Mondays)
Enjoy free garden entry for all mid-week visits.

Scarecrow Pop Star Festival - Feb 10th - Feb 25th 2024
Join us for our annual scarecrow festival this February half-term 2024. Don your wellies but hopefully you won’t need your umbrella, - ella, - ella. Visit the Gardens and Farm this half term for our annual Scarecrow Festival – Abba great time and look out for your favourite pop stars, dressed up in the latest styles, how many will you find? Also meet Aunty Mary and the miller and hear them tell their tales at weekends down at the Farm.

Pancake Weekend at the Farm - Feb 17th - Feb 18th 2024
Discover more about where your pancake ingredients come from. Learn about the chickens that will have laid your eggs, move into the Mill to learn about the flour you need, and then see the fresh milk straight from the shippon. You will be able to see how we make pancakes and we have taster sessions at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm, each taster session will finish with a have a go pancake flipping competition.

To find out more about events happening this month click through to Tatton Park

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Indoor Entertainment Venues

Team Sport Go Karting
Manchester Victoria
Based under the Manchester Arena car park, here you’ll find 550 metres of nerve-testing bends, full-on flyovers and awesome levels to explore.

Manchester Trafford Park
Featuring a 450 metre testing racecourse, the TeamSport Trafford Park circuit is all kinds of fun. Think you’ve had your thrill of racing? Think again. Previously Daytona, the Trafford Park track provides even more opportunity to flex your racing skills. With awesome straights, and one heck of a flyover, there’s always something new to try out when you’re sat in a brand new Biz Evo3 kart!


The Archertype, Unit 10A, Universal Building , 37 - 49 Devonshire Street North, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6JR
Starting from your back lines you’ll run to the centre to retrieve a single arrow and begin fighting against your opponents! Using your bow and foam-tipped arrows you’ll have to strategically decide to shoot players or spot targets. Obstacles appear on either side of the arena and teams must work together to fulfil their victory condition


The Crystal Maze Live, Experience Manchester, St Johns, Lower Byrom Street, Manchester M3 4FP
It’s the oh-so-popular 90s TV show brought to genuinely immersive, 3D life. More importantly, it’s a brilliant excuse to run around wildly, shout yourselves hoarse, solve all sorts of problems and challenges, and, best of all, celebrate in some wacky satin bomber jackets. All this, with your friends – who could ask for anything more?


Chill Factore, Beyond, 7 Trafford Way, Trafford City, Manchester M41 7JA
Skiing & Snowboarding for everyone, visit Chill Factore the home of the UK's Longest Indoor Snow Slope! Or if you're looking for some family fun check out the thrill filled sledging to the delights of the Downhill Donuts. Chill Factore's Snow Park is perfect for kids and adults alike! 


Whistle Punks, Deansgate, M3 4EN
Get ready for the time of your life with our range of urban axe-throwing packages! Unleash your inner lumberjack and compete with your friends, colleagues, or loved ones to see who will be crowned the axe slinging champion.


Virtual Hideout,  51 Church Street, Manchester. M4 1PD
Virtual Hideout Manchester is a virtual reality and gaming centre located in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Never experienced VR? Then now is your chance! From novices to experienced gamers we tailor each experience to your needs. Virtual Hideout have a huge range of over 100 action, adventure, shooting, horror, multi-player, sports, and even family friendly games on the HTC Vive Pro headsets - the latest and most advanced headset in the world.


Immersive Gamebox, Unit R3 Halle Place Arndale Centre, Market St, Manchester M4 3AQ
Get together for an interactive cinema adventure that'll tick everyone's boxes. Our games are user-friendly and specially designed for players of all ages. Not a tech whizz? Don't worry! No experience required, just good times. 


Urban Playground, Manchester Arndale, Manchester M4 3AB
Urban Playground is home to The Cube, and Putters. 

The Cube is a challenge where there is no room for error testing your skills across 7 games that aren’t as easy as they seem.

Putters is a tech-infused Mini Golf. No paper, no pencils. A course that guarantees fair-play with smart scoring technology, in-game prizes and bonus holes.


The Deck 747, Barton Aerodrome, Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 7SA
The only real 747-400 aircraft upper deck experience in the North of England, giving you the chance to not only get on board the top deck of ex BA 747 G-BYGA but take control of her in a simulated environment and go flying! You also have the chance to sit in a business class seat, get a selfie in the captain's seat and visit the Doors2Manual shop


Meet Space VR, North3, Unit 11 Brightgate Way, Manchester M32 0TB
Home to the UK's greatest free-roam VR experiences. Choose your experience including Zero Latency VR, VR Quest Arena and VR Escape Rooms.


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Escape Rooms

We love an Escape Room and luckily if you're close to Manchester there are lots of venues perfect for a night out with your partner, friends or family. 

Breakout Manchester
Breakout Church Street: 51 Church Street, Manchester. M4 1PD
Breakout Newton Street: 87 Newton Street, Manchester. M1 1EX.

Breakout Manchester is an escape room venue that is perfect for teams of 2 - 5 people. Like most escape rooms you have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and challenges to help you escape. Breakout Manchester has 17 uniquely themed escape rooms to choose from and they each come with a difficulty level from beginner to expert. 

To find out more, prices and to book - visit Breakout Manchester

Lucardo Manchester, Virginia House, 5-7 Great Ancoats Street, Greater Manchester M4 5AD
Lucardo is a real life action escape room which will have you working as a team as you try to solve a mixture of puzzles and riddles. With 6 rooms to choose from including Magic and Prison Escape, Lucardo is suitable for friends, families, couples and is also perfect for team building exercises. 

To find out more, prices and to book - visit Lucardo

Escape Hunt Manchester, Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR
Escape Hunt has a variety of rooms to suit everyone whether you are a fan of pirates and want to try and escape Blackbeard's treasure or whether you want to go back in time and Escape The Wild West. Escape Hunt escape rooms are immersive and fun and with 7 rooms to choose from you will enjoy finding the clues and solving the puzzles before your time runs out. 

To find out more, prices and to book - visit Escape Hunt Manchester

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Trampoline Parks and Indoor Play Centres

Flip Out, Corbett Street, Manchester M11 4TA
Flip Out Manchester has a huge range of activities for the kids to enjoy whether they choose to have lots of bouncing fun on the trampolines, complete the Ninja Obstacle Course or take on the lazer maze. You can expect hours of fun from all 16 attractions, a perfect day out. 

To find out more, prices and to book - visit Flip Out

Play Factore, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Manchester M41 7JA
Play Factore is the UK's largest indoor indoor entertainment arena for parties and play. Play Factore boasts the tallest standing indoor slide in the UK (i've been on it and it's tall!!!), as well as a full indoor laser tag arena, interactive ValoJump trampolines and zip wire.

To find out more, prices and to book - visit Play Factore

Kick Air, 61 Great Ducie St, Manchester M3 1RR
Kick Air offers you the chance to enter the Air Zone featuring trampolines, wipeout, inflatable slides, basketball and dodgeball. Everything you need to burn off some energy and have lots of fun. However if you fancy practicing your football skills you can enter the Kick Zone where you can take on the robokeeper or play some football darts.

To find out more, prices and to book - visit Kick Air

Inflata Nation, Manchester, Textilose Road, Trafford Park Manchester M17 1WA
Inflata Nation is the No.1 inflatable park Manchester! You can enjoy two levels of fun with the double decker arena. Lots of slides including vertical drops, bumpy slides and the strength testing tipping slide, how long can you hang on? There's also an extended inflatable obstacle course, gladiator podium and a new inflata bubble section thats great for leaping, jumping and tumbling.

To find out more, prices and to book - visit Inflata Nation


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