It’s never too early to plan some family-friendly activities for the school holidays, so if you’re looking for fun things to do in Salford during February half term 2023, we’ve got some great suggestions. Whether you like to get outdoors in all weathers, or prefer indoor attractions while the temperatures are low, you’ll find plenty of ideas here for activities in Salford.
Visit the Lowry
Situated on the waterfront in MediaCityUK, The Lowry offers a wide range of visual and performing arts, from stand up comedy and music to dramas, dance and kids’ shows. There are also regular exhibitions and children’s workshops that aim to light the fire of creativity in the next generation.
Playing at The Lowry from 16-18 February is Dinosaur World Live, an internationally acclaimed production that uses stunning puppetry to introduce the whole family to a host of impressive pre-historic beasts. It’s a great opportunity for kids to learn more about their favourite dinosaurs while have lots of fun interacting with the cast.
Wander through RHS Garden Bridgewater
Just outside of Salford lies RHS Garden Bridgewater, a fabulous place to take the kids for some fresh air. Highlights include a kitchen garden, Chinese streamside garden, and a 1.4 acre lake. The Welcome Building is a recent addition, which houses a shop and café, while a woodland play area includes all sorts of fun activities, including a low ropes course, climbing frames, and mud kitchens.
Explore innovation at the Science and Industry Museum
Among the Salford attractions that offer exciting experiences for kids is the Science and Industry Museum. Located just 10 minutes’ drive from Salford Quays, it explores 250 years of innovation, specifically focusing on Manchester’s contribution to science and industry.
Discover the work of engineers such as Jospeh Whitworth and physicists like James Prescott Joule, and find out what it is about music that really makes us tick. Kids can also explore science in action in the interactive Experiment gallery, where the whole family can build bridges and towers, test their senses and create glow in the dark art.
Head to the park
One of the larger parks in the Salford area, Lightoaks Park has lots to keep kids busy for a couple of hours. Feed the ducks on the pond, play a ball game in the multi-use games area, or have a go with the outdoor gym equipment while the children explore the playground. If older kids are keen to lend a hand in the community, volunteering events are held regularly and will enable them to join in with activities such as weeding borders, planting bulbs and looking after the trees.
Whatever your plans for February half term 2023, don’t miss the chance to see dinosaurs live on stage with Dinosaur World Live. At just 50 minutes long with no interval, it’s ideal for kids aged three and up – and they may even get the chance to make a new dino friend during a special meet and greet session after the show. Book your tickets today!