Wondering what to do with your weekend in the rainy city?

Bringing you the best of this year’s autumn events, be sure to get in before the last leaf falls…

Manchester. The musical hub of Great Britain. A northern city comprised of culture and art, food and history – and Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club, of course. If you happen to find yourself staying at our luxury Manchester hotel and are looking for things to do in this vibrant city, then read on – we have something for everyone on our list.

Music Lover’s Paradise

Home to the Stone Roses, Oasis, Happy Mondays and Joy Division, Manchester has long been known for its musically talented offspring and you will find great gigs in Manchester, all year round. Although the days of the Hacienda are long gone, the music scene in Manchester lives on. Check out Albert Hall, The Ritz or Gorilla to catch some of your favourite bands this season and hit that musical high.

Manchester Science Festival

Fizz, pop, whizz, bang your way to an eventful afternoon in the city. Join Manchester, the birthplace of Marie Stopes, in celebrating all that science has to offer us in the 20th century. From Tim Peak’s adventure into space to a sensory sound pit and workshops for kids, this festival will blow your mind.

When? Thursday 20th – Sunday 30th October 2016

Manchester Literature Festival

Home to the wonderful Jeanette Winterson and Anthony Burgess, as well as the notorious Lord Byron of Rochdale, this festival celebrates literature through time. Showcasing the works of emerging writers and innovative new literature, head down to enjoy poetry with Michael Rosen, international writer’s conferences and listen to the works of upcoming artists at venues across the city.

When? 7th – 23rd October 2016

Ice Skating

It’s that time of year again where you will need to wrap up warm and try to remember how to glide – rather than face plant – on the ice! Popping up at venues across Manchester, it’s time to get your skates on!

When? From November 2016 – January 2017

If you need somewhere to stay while exploring the city, try our luxury Manchester hotel for a warm and cosy night’s rest, not far from all the action.

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