What do Mancunians love more than a Bank Holiday? THREE Bank Holidays. That’s right — this May, there are three whole Bank Holidays to enjoy. The great news is, there’s always something to do in Manchester, whether you want to sample the best cocktails the city has to offer, or just embrace the great outdoors.
So, if you’re at a loss as to how to fill your long weekend, don’t worry. We’ve gone to the trouble of finding out what’s on in Manchester this Early May Bank Holiday weekend (28th April – 1st May) just for you. You can thank us later.
One thing we’ve got on tap (besides great beer) in Manchester is tasty food, so we don’t blame you if all you wanna do this Bank Holiday is fill your boots. But, as always, we want you to be clued up on the best of the best, so here are our top choices for a Bank Holiday bevvy.
If you’ve not heard about this place, seriously — where have you been? Packed with the city’s best vendors, entertainers, and immaculate vibes, Escape to Freight Island is a pretty safe bet for a good time this Bank Holiday.
Hosting mammoth names in the Manchester food and drink scene like Burgerism, The Tap Room, and Voodoo Ray’s, you’re in for a treat any time you visit. Top tip: look out for the entertainment on offer on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April, and book quickly if you don’t want to be disappointed!
You can find out more about Escape to Freight Island on their website.
There’s something on at GRUB whenever you turn up — no, we mean it, whenever you turn up! Unlimited fizz, mimosas, beer, and wine sound good to you? Get yourself down to Manchester favourite, GRUB, this Bank Holiday Saturday for bottomless brunch. Fancy trying out some new vegan dishes? Head on over to GRUB’s Plant Powered Sundays on the 30th of April to find your new favourites. Just want to eat some good food, meet your mates, and have a catch up? Try the GRUB Food Fair on Friday or Saturday.
You can expect a tasty range of street food vendors (rotated weekly) and that famous Manchester atmosphere here any day of the week, so why not give GRUB a try for your bank holiday plans?
You can find out more over on GRUB’s Instagram @grubmcr.
If you’re tired of breaking the bank every long weekend, we’ve got you covered. Sometimes, the best thing to do is head out and explore your city, and where better to do that than Manchester?
Give your bank account a holiday (get it?) with these cheap and cheerful things to do in Manchester.
Support talented creators and artists from across the UK at this indie shopping experience, hosted in the beautiful Hallé St Peter's, on Saturday 29th April. Shopping to our heart’s content for things like prints, stationary, clothing, gifts, and homeware — all under one roof? Sounds good to us!
Find out more about the event here.
Even in a bustling city like Manchester, you can always find somewhere to enjoy the Great Outdoors a little, and get out for a walk in nature. Stuck for where to go? Why not try the celebrated Mayfield Park, with its 6.5 acres of greenery woven around the River Medlock?
You can find out more about Mayfield Park on their website.
Planning to visit one of the places on our list this Bank Holiday? Let us know over on our social media @ncapartments_.