This weekend is the 7th annual Parklife Festival. The festival first began in 2010 in Platt Fields Park in Rusholme, however due to the growing capacity of people wanting to attend, this was moved to Heaton Park in 2012. They can expect to accommodate over 70,000 per day over the 2 day festival. It is supported by a number of companies including NME, Lad Bible and Capital FM. Prices from £59.50 for a day ticket, or £119 for the weekend. See the full line-up and get tickets HERE.

Knowsley Safari Park is offering prices at just £15 per car for Monday – Friday this month only! General family prices, which include 2 adults & 2 children are £47.20 or for 2 adults and 3 children it’s £58. So these savings can’t be missed! Check prices and book HERE

The Garden House in Marple, Stockport is a hidden FREE farm that is just over a half an hour’s drive from Manchester City Centre. The farm features animals such as pigs, goats, alpacas, rabbits and more! They also have play frames, sand play and many more children friendly activities for you to take part in. Visitors can join feeding time at around 10:45am each day, getting particular interaction with goats & alpacas by hand. Visit their website HERE.

Did you ever fancy being a contestant on The Crystal Maze? Well now you can experience it yourself with a group of your mates! The Crystal Maze on Lower Byrom Street in Manchester is open until the end of the month for you to go and test your skills. Tickets start from £30 per person and you can choose to book a full team of 8 or bring a smaller group. Visit the website and book tickets HERE.

Heaton Park is featuring again in our fun things to do in Manchester this summer post. They have a new feature called Treetop Nets & Treetop Trek. The treetop adventure course is suitable for all ages, with the Nets course specifically catering for younger children, however it is not exclusively just for kids. Their nets feature 175m of walkways, a treehouse, aerial ball parks, a super slide zone and bounce zone, promising bouncy fun for the entire family beneath a beautiful woodland canopy. With a double-decker climbing net and crow’s nest, it’s a treetop adventure not to be missed! Click HERE to book Treetop Nets. The Treetop Trek adventures have 2 available treks to take part in. There’s the Mini Trek, which starts at 5m high and includes 16 fun challenges, including 3 zip lines. The next is the Zip Trek, this reaches a whopping 15m high and features 35 obstacles, including balance bars, swinging logs and Indiana bridges, along with 24 zip lines. Click HERE to book Treetop Trek.



Finally, The Big Grill UK Festival is taking place during the 15th – 16th July weekend in Burrs Country Park, Bury. Weekend tickets are from £20 for an adult and £10 for a child, but kids under 5 go free! The festival features several ‘food challenges’ such as ‘Beat it if you can eat it’ and ‘Lord of the flames’ along with an enormous amount of food stalls for you to try from. Go HERE to book tickets & find out more about the festival.

These are just a few of the fun things to do in our wonderful city over the next couple of months, with some amazing deals to ensure that you and your family have the best summer possible.

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