What to do in Manchester this May bank holiday

What to do in Manchester this May bank holiday

May is a great month for many reasons – the weather tends to pick up, the evenings are longer and university exams come to an end. It also has two bank holidays, enabling students to enjoy an extra day at the weekend and get involved in lots of new activities.

If you’re in Manchester this bank holiday (May 25th to 27th), here are some suggestions on what you can get up to for a memorable weekend. 

Michael Jackson Tribute Night at Grosvenor Casino Salford – May 25th

shutterstock_93893689If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, you might be tempted to head to the Grosvenor Casino in Salford. This is because it is holding a Michael Jackson Tribute Night, which not only includes an evening listening to the late singer’s best tracks, but also a three-course meal.

Visitors will also get a glass of bubbly and get the chance to win big time by being given a free win £10 bet. 

What you need to know: Tickets for the event cost £17.95 per person and should be booked in advance by calling the casino on 01618 390 467. Doors open at 19:00 and last entry is at 22:30.

Rugby League Magic Weekend – May 25th and 26th 

If you’re a huge rugby league support, you’ll love the Magic Weekend, being held at the Ethiad Stadium, Manchester. This event, which takes place on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th, will see all 14 Super League clubs come together and compete against one another.

Entertainment will also be put on in and outside the stadium, while England players Gareth Ellis and Kevin Sinfield will be among the sports stars at the event.

More than 63,000 people turned up at the event last year, so if you’re keen to go this bank holiday, it’s advisable to book tickets soon! 

What you need to know: You can book a place at superleague.co.uk, with adult tickets available from £45 for the entire weekend. Daily tickets start from £15 for season ticket holders, while concession tickets are also available.



Bupa Great Manchester Run – May 26th

Those who’d prefer to get sporty rather than watch sports can take part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 26th. More than 40,000 runners are taking part in the 10km race, which is being held throughout the city centre.

People from all over the UK are taking part in the event in an attempt to raise lots of money for charity.

The spectacle will be screened on the BBC and huge crowds are expected to turn up to watch – and cheer on – the runners as they make their way through the route. In addition to supporting the racers, there will be live music intended to keep the sportspeople motivated during the race.

shutterstock_100905259What you need to know: It costs £39 to take part in the event, with the entry fee including a T-shirt, medal and finisher’s pack.

Late May Bank Hol ‘Full Moon Party’ at Revolution – May 26th

After all that entertainment and activity, students may want to let their hair down at the end of the bank holiday weekend. In this case, they can head to Revolution in the city centre where they can enjoy the ‘Full Moon Party’ on Sunday May 26th.

The bar in Parsonage Gardens in Manchester will host the fun night and doors will open at 21:00 before closing at 03:00.

Whether or not you’ve experienced a Full Moon Party before, you’ll love this event, with props such as body paint, neon toys and buckets filled with cocktails making you feel as though you’re part of a rave on a beach somewhere exotic. The weather might not feel particularly tropical this bank holiday, but with this Full Moon Party, you’ll certainly feel as though you’re enjoying a luxury beach break abroad!

What you need to know: Tickets are available on the door while you can contact the bar on 0161 839 9675 for table packages and to be on the guestlist.

Share your plans for the bank holiday weekend in Manchester – and give other students some inspirational ideas!

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