This weekend we headed to Manchester Printworks to spend some time as a family. We all know that spending quality time doing family activities is really important and I have to say that although we have spent a lot of time together this year we haven’t really spent quality time doing things.
This half term the Vue cinema Printworks are putting on a variety of halloween films as well as a selection of family films to choose from. With all films costing just £4.99 there has never been a better value time to go to the cinema.
We went to watch Cats and Dogs – Paws Unite, the third film in the Cats and Dogs series and I was really impressed with the restrictions that have been put in place to ensure that everyone stays safe. With allocated only seating, one way systems, hand sanitiser and the fact that you needed to wear a mask unless eating or drinking we felt really safe. We were able to choose our own seating in a fairly quiet screen which meant that we were nowhere near anyone else. Now we have experienced it once it is actually got me itching to go back to watch some other films because I love the whole cinema experience.
After the cinema, we headed to Wasabi for our dinner. We had never eaten at Wasabi before and I have to say that I was really pleasantly surprised. From the outside, I will admit that it doesn’t look that impressive, with more of a cafe feel to it but the quality of the food far surpasses other similar cuisine restaurants that we have eaten in.
I was also really impressed with the value of the set meals with a main course and three plates of sushi coming in at £12.50 on the evening menu. This was perfect for my girls as they were able to have a little bit of everything, something they really enjoy when at a sushi restaurant.
The hardest thing was trying to choose what to try first and there was not a single dish that left us feeling disappointed, in fact, we even took the leftovers home with us for lunch the next day.
This week the Manchester Printworks are putting on a variety of activities to keep the kids entertained including the Virtual Mini Monster Trail where you can find the monsters hidden around their website each day this week.
If you are in Manchester then you might want to go on a real monster hunt and take a look at the Halloween in the City trail of Monsters, one of which can be found on the roof of the Printworks.
There are a variety of offers available at the Manchester Printworks this week so why not head down for some family time
Vue – Halloween classics from just £4.99 a ticket
Escape Reality – Buy 1 get 1 half price
Treetop Adventure Golf – start your game before miday and play a second course free
Tenpin – some great value set prices available, bowling and a drink from £9pp, bowling and food for £13pp, bowling, food and drink from £15pp.
Frankie and Benny’s – kids eat free over October half term when you order a main meal.
We were gifted with cinema tickets and a meal with drink each at Wasabi so we could share our thoughts with you.