Your Bucket List Guide To Spring In Manchester

After months of dark mornings and even dimmer evenings, this green season has finally arrived. And that can only mean one thing... it's really starting to liven up around here; whether that be outdoor dining, sipping drinks at the hottest spots in town or checking out the events. However you want to blossom, our list of the best things to do this spring in Manchester will help you along the way.

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 20th February 2024

Grab A Bite To Eat Alfresco

With the changing of the seasons in Manchester bringing the sun back out to play, outdoor dining looks a lot more fun come springtime. Our guide features floral terraces, neighbourhood gems and rooftop spots to catch any rays that are on offer.

Book Fun Things To Do In Manchester

Need to know what's on this spring in Manchester? We've rounded up the most fun things to do in the city; from club nights and outdoor activities to go-karting and beer tastings. Whether you're looking to make it a quiet one or go all-out, this list has you covered.

Release Your Inner Artist

Whether you're a beginner or are confident in your creative skills, it doesn't matter as Paint a Pic Manchester's classes are for everyone to get involved in. Under the guidance of an expert artist, you will be able to produce your own masterpiece to take home with you. All the materials will be provided and you can even head to the bar to have a little booze while you brush, too. 

Check Out The Best Places For Brunch

What are weekends (and mid-week) made for? Overindulging at brunch, of course. Smashed avo, eggs benny and bottomless affairs... you name it, Manchester has it. But if you're feeling spoilt for choice, we've rounded up the top spots right here.

Jazz Up Date Night

If you're bored of the same ol' dinners and drinks, how about a spring clean of your date night choices? You'll earn yourself some extra brownie points thanks to these couples picks, including drag brunches, game bars, immersive activities and more.

See A Fabulous Drag Show

Spring events in Manchester this weekend don't get much better than what's on from Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events. Whether you fancy butlers in the buff or a Beyonce-inspired show, all come complete with bottomless booze and fabulous queens to boot.

Try A Gin Tasting Experience

@ 11 Central on Various dates from Thursday 30th May 2024

Head to 11 Central for its Four Sisters Gin Tasting Experience where you'll hear all about the story of them and how they came to be who they are. What's more, you'll be able to get stuck into the history of gin, with a complimentary G&T on arrival, plus a guided tasting via the distilling process to your glass. What's more, your £30 ticket includes 10% off your bill at the bar and restaurant. Fancy getting hands-on? There's an event for that too

Cuddle Up At These Romantic Bars

Just because Valentine's has been and gone, it doesn't mean you can't get all loved-up with your boo over the spring months in Manchester. Fizz with views? Candyfloss cocktails? Gorgeous gin palaces? They're all right this way.

Enroll In Sushi School

@ YO! Manchester Selfridges Trafford on Wednesday 29th May 2024 and 28 other Wednesdays

Head down to YO! to sign up for its sushi school and become the master of maki. If you're a fan of the dish but have always wondered how to make it, now's your chance, with tickets starting from £19.95 per person. You'll be guided through its history, sharpen your knife skills and have a go at creating the likes of salmon sashimi, nigiri and crunchy Cali rolls.

Get Down At A Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch

@ The Blues Kitchen Manchester on Every Saturday

The Blues Kitchen in Manchester is the life of the party, and its Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch is no exception. Tickets start from £10 each (if you're looking to part only) and the event takes place every Saturday. The music-filled extravaganza includes 90 minutes of bottomless drinks, as well as some tasty food such as the joint's famous burgers. From 11.45am onwards, the DJ will be hopping on stage to get the party started so get down quick, to, well, get down.

Stroll Around Manchester’s Top 7 Walks

Can't wait to get outdoors and into green spaces to mark the arrival of spring in Manchester ? Go off the beaten track with our pick of the best walks. From canalside treats to ancient woodland and country parks, these fun frolics will have you dusting off any winter cobwebs.