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Family Relaxation Sessions (4-7 year olds)

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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15th August 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Please note, sessions on the 15th August will not be taking place, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please book in advance in order to confirm your place on the 29th August sessions and to guarantee that the session will run.

Take part in some valuable relation time as a family, exploring various relaxation techniques such as peace breathes, rainbow stretches, relax and calm exercises, star card affirmations and relaxation journeys. Learn how to use self and paired massage, using fun strokes like the bear walk, stroking the dog, bunny hops and the slide (clothed massage of head, shoulders, back and hands).

Free but donations appreciated. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No booking required but we advise you to arrive early as there will be limited spaces at each session.

Each session has a suggested age range (with activities designed for children of that age) but if you would like to bring multiple children to the session we can be flexible with this. For more information, please email or call (0161) 223 3211.

Family relaxation sessions this summer will be taking place on:

  • Wednesday 29th August,1-1.30pm (4-7 year olds)
  • Wednesday 29th August, 2-3pm (8+ year olds)


15th August 2018
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The Monastery
Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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August 15 2018 1:00 PM—1:30 PM / FREE

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