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Family Games Day: Free Family Fun Day

at the Monastery

*** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment ***

What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday).* Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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18th August 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Looking for a fun day-out this summer in Manchester? Then why not join us for our free ‘Family Games Day’ at The Monastery?

Explore The Monastery with our family trails
Try indoor and outdoor games and activities (weather permitting for outdoor activities)
Be creative at our arts & craft tables
Take a selfie with our big Facebook sign, photo-booth props and 4D immersive pop-up
Enjoy having your face painted and take part in a slime workshop with Kinga! (small charge)
Get yourself a tasty treat from our on-site café or a local ice cream van!

  • 11am: Doors open: 11am
  • All day: Face painting, Slime Workshops, Family Trails, Guess the Beads Game (with prizes to be won), Games in the Nave and 4D immersive pop-up
  • 12pm: Yoga for Everyone with Sharon, £5 per adult or £10 for one adult & two children
  • 1pm: Beach Bingo in the Nave (with prizes to be won)
  • 2pm: Pass the Beach Ball in the Nave (with prizes to be won)
  • Doors close: 4pm

With lots of fun and free activities to do, this promises to be a great event for all the family!


18th August 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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