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Outdoor Events

Upcoming events taking place outdoors.

Great Escape

Take advantage of the Whitworth’s peaceful setting – and some of its wonderful new spaces, such as the beautifully restored Grand Hall – to bring mind and body into healthy alignment.


*New* Great Escape: Walking for Wellbeing

Escape the everyday and explore the art outdoors.  Walking for Wellbeing is an excellent way to get active, explore what’s on your doorstep and make new friends.

Every Tuesday lunchtime 12pm – 1pm for a walk in the park.  We meet at the Parkside entrance of the gallery.


Great Escape: Tai-Chi for Wellbeing

A traditional Chinese internal art for mind and body. Located in our Art Garden, Jian Taiji offer 2 qualified instructors at each class, both with knowledge and experience in Chen Tai Chi gained since 1996.

Comfortable, flat footwear is advised. Sessions will take place indoors during bad weather. Entry is via the Oxford Road entrance. 

Every Wednesday 8.30am - 9.30am


Great Escape: Yoga

No emails, texts, updates or alerts – yoga that takes full advantage of the Whitworth’s peaceful setting.

When the weather is fine, this session will take place outdoors.

Please note: Participants must bring their own yoga mat. Entry is via the Oxford Road entrance. 

Every Thursday 8.30am - 9.45am


Spring Studio

For families this May half term

28 May – 1 June

11am – 3pm


This half term outdoors is the new indoors, with a line up of activities for all the family celebrating and embracing the great outdoors. Muck about outdoors at a gallery where art meets nature.

The Clore Learning Studio will be packed full of spring and nature inspired craft activities for all the family including mark making and nature wands.

Spring Baby

Bringing the outdoors indoors for babies and their grown ups. With a view over Whitworth Park, drop in and enjoy spring inspired sensory play in the beautiful setting of the gallery.