Don’t miss The Lowry Open Day and Summer of Play at MediaCity this August!

The Lowry Open Day

Sunday 15 Aug will see the return of The Lowry’s FREE Open Day.

Be part of The Quays coming alive with fun and family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.

Summer of Play 







Summer at MediaCity supports the national Summer of Play campaign to get children outside and playing with a host of free activities for families every Wednesday and Saturday throughout August.

The programme of activities ranges from sport to science, with our partners hosting a variety of workshops including; planting sessions with the RHS, circus skills classes with The Lowry, while the Science and Industry Museum are delivering STEM-workshops with a lively twist.

Lancashire Cricket Foundation is set to install its inflatable bowling range and for fans of the childhood classic Elmer, Andersen Press are hosting drop-in story times over Pride weekend.

Throughout August, local artists will also turn the MediaCity Piazza into a colourful world of art and play. Scoot along rainbow road, run through a field of daisies or grab some chalk from the Box on the Docks outdoor bar and draw your own artwork on the Piazza floor.

There’s plenty to eat and drink too – pick up a must-try ‘hoagie’ sandwich from Manchester based deli – Bada Bing, who’ll be serving out of a retro airstream. The unique, outdoor dining experience Box on the Docks is also open for eat-in or takeaway,  or try dining in one of Seven Bro7hers boxes, who recently launched their beer house in MediaCityUK; and look out for Penelope’s Deli rainbow, ice-cream tricycle serving up locally made gelato and milkshakes.

Find out Full schedule details by following this LINK; some activities require booking in advance. All activities take place on the MediaCityUK Piazza.