Manchester has loads of fabulous free activities for you to enjoy. The John Rylands Library sits on Manchester’s famous Deansgate and hosts a range of exhibitions, events and tours. At The Lowry you’ll find the largest public collection of artworks by LS Lowry in the world, with free talks on the artist at 12pm and 2pm every day.
Or why not head to the People’s History Museum? Running until mid-April, you can catch Made in Eccles, a black and white photography exhibition capturing working class life during the 1970s and 80s. The Museum of Science and Industry is a great way to learn more about the city, taking in a Victorian sewer, the frenetic activity of a Manchester mill, and the UK’s most impressive interactive media wall. The surrounding Castlefield area is worth a visit in its own right. Take a walk along the beautifully preserved canal, see Roman ruins and on Sundays the artisan market is a glorious place to browse vintage, craft and food stalls.
Buses from the city centre will drop you just 15 minutes’ walk from Wythenshawe Community Farm, over in Wythenshawe Park. It’s free to get in and lets you get close to cattle, pigs and piglets, sheep, goats, a pony and various ducks, geese and hens. For more things to do in Manchester go to visitmanchester.com