Best Events in April

If you were looking for things to do in Manchester this April, then you've stumbled upon a real winner with our guide to the month. A handpicked selection of online events and virtual activities alongside the usual winners, this is designed to set you up for the springtime just right as the warmer months set in.

Last updated on 31st March 2021

Make the most of these outdoor restaurants this April, with city-wide spots offering an array of alfresco opportunities. This spring, knock back a few drinks in some of the city's best spots, from swish tapas terraces to brilliant brasserie rooftops.

Of course, it wouldn't be April without the Easter weekend. If you're looking for ways to celebrate the four-day bank hols, check our our guide to online experiences, outdoor ideas and dinner inspiration, all helpfully compiled together in one place.

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Ok so the days of lockdown quizzes and games may almost be over, but why not get the bingo cards out one last time - for old time's sake? Log onto these virtual events hosted by Dabbers, from the weird and the wonderful to the downright bonkers.

Simply can't wait for the return of hospitality? Secured your space at one of Manchester's best restaurants or bars. From rooftop haunts with panoramic views to quirky terraces that act as suntraps when its warm out, there are plenty of indoor and outside places to book now. 


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With just a few short weeks of lockdown left, these fun online events are helping you stay entertained until Manchester reopens once again. Join Sipsmith throughout April is as they bring you a slick lineup of cocktail masterclasses and virtual distillery tours.

Looking for outdoor drinking ideas in Manchester? Gather your squad for socially-distanced sips in your garden or local park, with bar-quality tipples to make the catch-up even more special. From craft brews to bottled cocktails, these alcohol delivery ideas are sure to wow. 

Whether you're searching for Easter weekend inspo or looking for unique things to do with your bubble, our guide to outdoor activities has it all. Explore alfresco sips, beer garden dinners, pop-up cinema screenings and city-wide treasure hunts right here. 

April in Manchester means one thing: the return of the mighty beer garden. Book yourself into one of these top-notch outdoor spaces, from luscious green hideaways to sleek terraces; where group hangouts, freshly poured pints and classic pub grub all await.

Make the most of rising temperatures and check out our pick of the best walks in and around Manchester. We're thinking urban landscapes, unmissable wildlife and nature at its finest as well as quirky city side streets that are just waiting to be explored.

If you're celebrating a birthday, date night or special occasion ahead of restaurants reopening, these DIY meal kits are sure to satisfy. Get your fix of droolworthy dinners, from juicy burgers to fresh pasta and aromatic curries, with minimal effort required.