All Sorts to Do at Home (MCC)


Manchester City Council Allsorts to do at home Don’t let the rubbish weather get you down this weekend. There’s Allsorts To Do At Home! Every week, we’re going to be highlighting some of the best activities that parents, children, young adults and families can take part in to stay entertained, educated and active. Music, culture, art, exercise and more are available now without leaving home. For even more great activities and ideas, you can visit

Summer Reading Challenge branding with #meetthesillysquadSummer Reading Challenge It’s time to get silly with the Summer Reading Challenge! Children are invited to join the Silly Squad, a crew of fun-loving animals who enjoy lots of funny books. Sign up online to set reading goals, review books and get recommendations. Be sure to follow Manchester Libraries on Facebook and Twitter for even more silly reading activities this summer! Read More

Photograph of Tiger and MogTiger and Mog: Make Your Own Story! Your young ones can be the stars of their very own story in this new collaboration between Read Manchester, Z-Arts, the Story Drawing Club and Stagecoach! Over the next five weeks, Emma from the Story Drawing Club will be releasing drawing tutorials that will help children write and illustrate their own story inspired by The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat. Read More

Outdoor image of the Royal Exchange Theatre building PLAY by the Royal Exchange Any families with young thespians should check out PLAY, the Royal Exchange Theatre’s children’s company. Aimed at ages 5-10, PLAY offers weekly sessions via Zoom packed with drama games and creative activities. Perfect for any children who aspire to tread the boards! Read More

bald man wearing glasses playing a guitar to 2 toddlers. My First Protest Song The People’s History Museum’s regular My First Protest Song session for babies and tots is being streamed online for all to enjoy! Join singer-songwriter Matt Hill, who invites you to participate in a workshop full of toe tapping tunes from times of change. Read More

screenshot of home workout video with a signer in the corner tooKeep GM Moving MCRactive continues to share the different ways that you and your family can stay healthy and active through the Keep GM Moving campaign. This week, GreaterSport has put together a home workout video that will help everyone, no matter their ability, to keep moving at home. Read More

photo of Anthony Burgess siting in an armchair talking and gesturing with his handsThe Music of Anthony Burgess

You probably know Anthony Burgess best as the author of A Clockwork Orange, but did you know that he was also a talented composer? The International Anthony Burgess Foundation has put together a fantastic online exhibition where you can find out all about his symphonies, concertos, film soundtracks, and more. Read More

image of a woman doing yoga on a pink yoga matOnline Yoga Class Yoga is a fantastic way to keep your body and mind fit and healthy, so Dana from Manchester is here to show you how to pull off some of her favourite yoga poses. Follow MCRactive on Facebook and Twitter for even more ways to keep moving! Read More

image of 2 fingers with faces drawn on them with and orange filter overlayTell Me  How much do you know about your friends and family? Find out by playing Tell Me, created by Chris Thorpe & Yusra Warsama and commissioned by HOME! All you need are two or more people to play with, as well as paper or a device to write answers down. You might be surprised by what you find out! Read More

illustration of an envelope on a yellow background with an arrow pointing rightSend Joy Creative City’s fantastic project Send Joy invites everyone in Manchester to create a piece of positive and uplifting artwork, which will then be sent to care homes and community groups in Manchester. Get the creative juices flowing and brighten up an older person’s day! Read More © 2020 Manchester City Council