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**The Monastery is open 10am-4pm, Sun-Thu each week with onsite café, courtyard garden, private parking and free entry. All welcome!**

Belle Vue Family Fun Day 2024

The Monastery

april, 2024

sun28apr10:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedBelle Vue Family Fun Day 2024With kiddie's activities, talks, exhibitions, art, music & more!10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Belle Vue week at Manchester Monastery

Event Details

Belle Vue Family Fun Day at the Monastery

Whether you love reminiscing or finding out about the fascinating history of Belle Vue & Gorton for the first time, we invite you to come and enjoy a wonderful day packed with family fun right here at our modern-day Monastery!

Manchester History & Heritage

Home to a zoological garden, circus, fair, speedway, dancing, boxing, wrestling, fireworks, music, and dancing for over 150 years, Belle Vue was the ‘Showground of the World’.  Over the course of the day, you will discover just how monumental the Zoo was in its heyday in this fascinating stroll through Manchester’s history & heritage.


From 10am – 4pm on Sunday 28th April, 2024, The Monastery will open its doors with a range of Belle Vue & Gorton related exhibitions, stalls and displays, plus fun activities for all the family.

Full programme to follow soon, watch this space!


Our lovely Welcome Café will be open all day from 10am – 4pm, with snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

Admission and parking are free of charge and there’s no need to book.  Just come on down and bring the family. We hope you’ll join us!

Please note, the Monastery is a charity and a suggested donation of £5 would be very gratefully accepted. 

Directions to the Monastery here.


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

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