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Music Baby, Whitworth family session at The Bridgewater Hall. Photo: Lucy Turner

Music Baby, Whitworth family session at The Bridgewater Hall. Photo: Lucy Turner



*Please note: The Whitworth has now closed in order to carry out major development work, transforming the Gallery into a new 21st century gallery in the park, extending and doubling the size of the public space at the Gallery. We will re-open on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Easter events | Toddlertastic | Music Baby

*Family news update:
We are running free family activities at Asda Hulme over the Easter holidays...

Brief Encounters at Asda Hulme
Take a moment for creativity. Join Whitworth Art Gallery at Asda Hulme for four days of extraordinary pop-up art venture.
Free for all the family on:
Monday 14 April
Tuesday 15 April
Wednesday 16 April
Thursday 17 April
All at 1 – 3pm
Asda 100 Princess Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5AS


Our award winning Art Baby and Toddlertastic programmes have new temporary homes while the Whitworth is closed:

Toddlertastic at Z-arts
Join us at Z-arts as the adventures in drama, music, art and dance continue…
Creative workshops for under 5s and their grown ups.

On the second Monday of every month at Z-arts:
12 May  
(booking opens on 6 May)
9 June   (booking opens on 3 June)
14 July   (booking opens on 8 July)

Please note new session times:
10.30 – 11.30am, 11.30am – 12.30pm
or 1– 2pm
Book on the Z-arts website z-arts.org or call them on 0161 232 6089
Visit z-arts.org/getting-here for details of how to get to Z-arts.

Music Baby at The Bridgewater Hall
Creative sensory, discovery and play sessions accompanied by live musicians.
Especially designed for babies before they learn to walk and their parents/ carers.

On Wednesdays:
23 April   (booking opens on 27 March)
7 May 
  (booking opens on 24 April)
21 May
   (booking opens on 8 May)
28 May  
(booking opens on 22 May)
11 June  
(booking opens 29 May)
2 July  
(booking opens 12 June)

Please note new session times:
11.15am – 12noon, 12.30 – 1.15pm or 1.30 – 2.15pm
Book through Whitworth reception on 0161 275 7450
Visit bridgewater-hall.co.uk/your-visit/getting-here for details of how to get The Bridgewater Hall.

• To keep up to date with what's going on for under 5s in Manchester visit Culturekidsmanchester

• To find out more about our work with under 2s visit our culturebabies blog

detail of the exterior of Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum for Families...
While Whitworth Art Gallery is closed why not visit our neighbours, Manchester Museum has events for under 5s to grandparents, there's lots to keep all the family entertained at the Museum.
You can also view Manchester Museum events on this events & exhibitions calendar and find out about the different events the Museum offers to visitors.