Manchester Science Festival coming soon

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Manchester Science Festival and it is better than ever. Taking place over the October Half Term holiday the schedule is packed full of events that are suitable for a wide variety of ages and you are bound to find something of interest for every member of your family. Organised by the Museum of Science and Industry this year’s Festival runs from Thursday 20 October to Sunday 30 October.


For me as a huge Harry Potter Fan, the highlight has to be The Philosopher’s Scone afternoon tea event at Harvey Nichols Manchester. We will be heading along on Monday 24th October to the enjoy a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea, a talk by author and journalist Roger Highfield explains how magic really works and a screening of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. Definitely looking forward to that!

Although the Museum of Science and Industry has a fun filled schedule for Manchester Science Festival including a virtual reality playground, robot orchestra and loads more, there are lots of events happening across the region too. The girls school are taking part in one of the art projects being organised by the Whitworth gallery and we would love to go to see the Big Science Telescope Show at Jodrell Bank which is definitely somewhere on our must visit list. In fact there are events happening at Quarry Bank Mill, Gallery Oldham, University of Bolton, Manchester Museum, Manchester Craft and Design Centre and loads more. You can also find some events being held in local libraries across Manchester including Junior HackManchester, science demonstrations, craft workshops, inventing stations and Sublime Science.

Most of the events are free and their age suitability will vary but you can see more details on the timetable, costs and age recommendations on the Manchestre Science Festival website.