Family Arts Festival 2015: Get Ready! The Arts are staging a take-over of Salford and Trafford for October half term from Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November

At The Lowry we are very excited about our annual Family Arts Festival…and why wouldn’t we be? It’s the only week of the year when you can choose from a loopy day with Snoopy at intu Trafford Centre, a sing-along with Disney’s Frozen characters Elsa and Anna or a day of Lego fun with a Lego master model builder…or do all three!

Family Arts Festival is all about bringing the best arts activities, from theatre and literature to film and circus, to families across the UK. We have been working hard, along with top attractions in the area, to do just that!


So, what have we got for you?

We are bringing favourite characters to life on stage at The Lowry. Get the little ones dressed-up and ready to sing-along to Disney favourite Frozen at Singalonga Frozen.

Be guests at the wedding of Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay at The Scarecrow’s Wedding, a heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hotly anticipated new book.

Help the Milkshake! presenters find Milkshake Monkey in time for his birthday party at musical extravaganza Milkshake! Live. Or fearless families can come and meet the T-Rex at Dinosaur Zoo – the show that brings extraordinary life-like dinosaurs to the stage!

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Pop-up performances, crafts, music and Lego!

Outside of the theatre we have a day of Lego & Live Music with the master model builder from LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester. There are loopy arts and crafts with Snoopy and friends at intu Trafford Centre. An interactive musical experience with musicians from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra – one of Europe’s highest ranking orchestras – in Early Ears, and a day of scary critters and creepy crafts in Spooky Seas at SEA LIFE Manchester.


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And for sporty families…?

We are working with Hotel Football; Salford Red Devils and Manchester United Museum to give sporty families some great experiences – look out for these events coming up on the Family Festival website very soon.

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