With the bank holiday soon upon us, and the weather hopefully being on our side, you may be planning how to spend the 3 day weekend! Well you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found a top selection of things to do in the North West this August Bank Hol.
Whether it’s the Manchester, Leeds or Liverpool area, we think with these selection of activities there’ll be something for all to love! From jam packed family activities to a couple's day out, we’ve got you covered.
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Manchester Pride 2019
Ready to party with Ariana Grande, Years & Years and Cheryl? Get set for this year’s Manchester Pride Festival. Supported by Boohoo, this colourful 4 day party celebrates the wonderful community we have. Running from 23rd – 26th August, Manchester Pride Festival 2019 will be made up of; Manchester Pride Live, the Superbia Weekend, the Gay Village Party, Manchester Pride Parade, Youth Pride MCR and the Candlelit Vigil. Find out more here.
Bolton Food & Drink Festival
Join James Martin, The Hairy Bikers and more foodie faces for this year’s popular Bolton Food & Drink Festival. Set over 4 days on the bank holiday weekend, you can expect some of the best family entertainment around at one of the North West’s favourite events. It’s back for its 14th year and it’s better than ever. What’s more, it’s free!
Lowry Outlet Makers Market
MediaCity dwellers and Salford fun seekers, head to The Makers Market this weekend for some fun in the sun. Discover the very finest local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and businesses local to the North West. Held outside the Lowry Outlet, this free event is a monthly occurrence, with this August weekend running a 3 day special.
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Luna Kids Open Air Cinema
Ever wanted to experience your favourite movie outside on a summer’s evening? Now you can with the Luna Kids Open Air Cinema at the beautiful Harewood House in Leeds. Films showing from 21 – 25 August include Harry Potter, Pepper Pig, Moana, The Greatest Showman, The Incredibles 2, Dumbo and many more! Full list of films and show times here.
This famous festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Blasting out from the 23 – 25 August at Bramham Park, you’ll be able to rock to Foo Fighters, The 1975, Post Malone, Blossoms and loads more top artists! Get your tents ready and your ears prepared for a weekend to remember. Tickets here.
Come on down to Water Lane Boathouse in Canal Wharf for a bank holiday feast! There’ll be live music, DJ’s, tap takeovers, gin and Aperol bar, face painting, kids activities and more at the picture-perfect canalside location. Best of all, this Saturday and Sunday event is free entry and you can even bring the kids and the dog!
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International Beatle Week
Join Liverpool in celebrating the International Beatle Week Festival, with a selection of parties and events across the city all week. We think the Annual Beatles Convention on Sunday 25th August looks awesome. There’ll be guest speakers, interviews, film shows, a flea market filled with tons of Beatles memorabilia and much more.
The August Bank Holiday hosts some of the UK’s top music festivals, and well up there in the favourites has to be Creamfields. From Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th, you can dance the night and day away to the very best in electronic, techno and a variety of other genres. Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, deadmau5, Gorgon City and Martin Garrix are just some of the feature artists bringing the action. Grab your tickets here.
Ultimate Brick Safari at Knowsley Safari
Experience an adventure like no other. Fun for all the family, Knowsley Safari Park is hosting a spectacular pop up of over 80 lifesize animal sculptures made from LEGO® bricks. Search amongst the real meerkats, bushdogs, giraffe and more to find these creations, marking them off on your map as you go! Open from 10:00am – 4:30pm each day, it’s the perfect opportunity to occupy the kids.
So there you have it, our top picks of things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend. If you’re in the area and fancy popping in to one of our 4 branches to start your property journey, you can find out more details here.