Manchester brings on the Easter bunny

There are four days in April dedicated to the Easter bunny and all things exciting and funny. Today just happens to be part of that quartet and we’ll usher you to the ways in which you can enjoy the Easter break without having to hit the motorway.

Whitworth’s Easter Art Picnic

It is one of the most talked about places in Manchester this year, boasting over 100,000 visits already since its doors reopened to the public about 7 weeks ago. After its popular ‘Fall in love again’ resurrection, The Whitworth Art Gallery wants you and your family to fall in love again and again.

Between 11am and 1pm throughout Easter, there will be free drop-in sessions in the Whitworth Park. Families are welcome to discover, play, and make art along with artists this Easter. Whether it’s using recycled materials to weave colourful fabrics on giant looms, to create eco-friendly dens, or creating your own art out of discarded objects, go and be bunny with other bunnies. There will be no food served but be sure to pack your picnic basket.

Easter Market

Boldly labelled as Manchester’s biggest Fine Food, Craft & Vintage Market, the Castlefield’s monthly Artisan Market is back with an Easter twist.  Running every first Saturday of the month, the market’s return falls at the peak of this year’s Easter holidays. Set in the most picturesque area of the city in a Victorian Market Hall on Liverpool Rd and Deansgate, with lots of amazing stalls, it promises some Easter surprises that are sure to entice the bunny in you.

Rapa Nui in Manchester

Weighing over 3.3 tonnes, one of the world’s most famous statues is in Manchester as part of the Making Monuments exhibition in Oxford Road Manchester Museum. It’s appeared in famous films like Night-time at the Museum and brushed shoulders with tourists who have visited it on Rapa Nui Island, but now this Easter it has come to our great city. The exhibition looks into the secrets of Rapa Nui Island.

Commonly known as the Easter Island heads, these monumental stone figures were carved by an ancient Polynesian society living on the tiny island in the centre of the Pacific Ocean. Bunny-hop to the museum and peruse over them and other Easter treats.

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