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Things to do with the kids in Manchester this August bank holiday weekend

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Pirate Toddler

If you’re looking for some family fun, there are plenty of events to choose from

If you’re looking to get out and about with the kids this Bank Holiday Weekend then there are lots of activities to choose from.

There’s still loads happening in our mammoth list of summer holiday events , or you could take a look at our guides to Manchester’s best family parks, playgrounds, petting zoos, crazy golf courses or adventure days out.

But if none of those take your fancy then there’s plenty more up for grabs, including the popular Bolton Food and Drink Festival, Cheshire Game and Country Fair and more.

Here’s our round-up of some of the best family events happening in and around Greater Manchester this August 24, 25 and 26…

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Manchester pride painted face

If you are planning on heading to Manchester Pride this year things are a little different than past years, with new locations and bigger live events than ever before. Here, we take a look at the rundown of Manchester Pride 2019 and what to expect throughout the entire weekend.

Tens of Thousands of people turn out on the streets of Manchester each year to celebrate Pride and this year promises to be bigger than ever.

Manchester Pride has been running in some form since 1985 and is one of the longest running Pride festivals in the UK.

It is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life and culture in Manchester and continues to be seen as one of the most exciting dates on the city’s calendar.

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Dogs 4 Rescue founder tells all about the special pooches that ‘rescue us’

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Owning a pet increases your chances of happiness and success by 50% says a recent study, but what about owning a rescue dog?

Emma Billington, owner of Dogs 4 Rescue, wants to change the stigma that all rescues, in particular Staffies, are unruly, undisciplined and destructive.

Instead, she wants to show how, in the right environment, rescue dogs can be as adaptable, loving and well behaved as any other pet.

Unlike most rescue centres, Dogs 4 Rescue is based in Emma’s home in Manchester, which she shares with her partner Louise, 40 rescue dogs and a few farm yard animals!

“I was a Computer Programmer and there was a little Staffie dog chained up near my parents’ house. I’d visit her daily to give her water but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was chained to my desk and she was chained out there.

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Advice for families getting a dog as puppy trade reports in Greater Manchester soar by 376%

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The RSPCA is urging families thinking of getting a puppy over the summer holidays to consider adopting a rescue pet as new figures reveal that reports in Greater Manchester about puppy farms have soared by 376% in the last decade.

The UK’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity is issuing advice to prospective dog owners as new figures, released on Thursday 1 August, reveal that puppy farms continue to be a growing problem – with a 390% increase in complaints across England.

“We know there’s a spike in people searching for puppies and buying dogs at the beginning of the school holidays but we’d urge families to carefully consider whether getting a dog is right for them. Dogs are a huge commitment and need lots of time and attention, even once summer is over and the kids are back at school.




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Power UP Late at the Science and Industry Museum

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Console gaming at the Science and Industry Museum
Console Gaming

Power UP Late at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, 24 July–21 August 2019, from £12.00 – Book now

Night owl tech lovers can get their gaming fix at one of the special adult-only Power UP Late sessions.

If you don’t want the kids to show your joystick skills up (we mean cramp your style), the Science and Industry Museum are also offering three adults-only Power UP evening sessions throughout the summer. The sessions will run on the 24 July, and the 7 and 21 August between 19:00 and 21:30.

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