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Get crafty this half term at MCDC


Stuck for things to do with the kids this half term? Panic over! We have got plenty of creative crafty fun to keep both little and big hands busy here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

We have a whole host of FREE family friendly activities that will keep the kids happy over the long weekend. So forget staying indoors, head over and join us for some hands-on fun and crafty activity trails.

All our activities are inspired by our current exhibition ‘The Gifts of The Departed’ by Alinah Azadeh. 


Alongside our activities we will be open for business as usual this Bank Holiday. So if it is shopping you are after MCDC is the perfect place, with our tempting array of craft, design, jewellery and ceramics from our talented makers.

 Plus you can stop for a spot of lunch and a tipple or two at our wonderful in-house eatery Oak Street Cafe Bar, the little sister of the renowned Cornerhouse Manchester.

Oak Street Cafe Bar provides a wide range of delicious treats, with exciting and innovative specials everyday. They strive to use local growers, brewers, and makers wherever possible and provide vegan, vegetarian, and wheat free and coeliac options daily.

There is literally something for everyone; you will be spoilt for choice!