Easter activities for the whole family at Great Northern, Manchester

Adam Lowe

With schools and work now done for the bank holiday weekend, there’s no better time to visit the Great Northern in Manchester for its many activities – suitable for friends, lovers or families.

Dormouse Chocolates

Chocolatier specialists Dormouse Chocolates make Easter super special with its delectable handmade eggs. Choose from its awar- winning toasted white chocolate egg, Peru 50% milk egg or Peru 70% dark egg.

All Star Lanes

All Star Lanes also offers plenty of fun any time of year with its bowling, American grub and fab drinks. Special festive additions to the menu include Chicken or the Egg – a crispy tortilla bowl with buttermilk fried chicken, crunchy shredded sweet potato, American cheese sauce, charred sweetcorn salsa and a panko poached egg, washed down with an egg-travagant Kinder Bueno Shake to satisfy sweet cravings.

Under 12s can also enter the Easter colouring competition for a chance to win a family drink, dine and bowl package for four, running daily from 8-19 April.


Alternatively, gather your friends and family and celebrate Easter weekend at Evuna. The award-winning, Spanish-inspired restaurant offers banquet menus for tables of six or more that include tasty tapas, stunning paellas and delicious mixed grills that are perfect for sharing.

Throughout April, wines from the northern region of Jumilla, Spain, have been selected as the perfect pairing for specials including, grilled squid with anchovies and beef cheeks slowly cooked in red wine, completing your authentic dining experience.

James Martin Manchester

Why not enjoy a classic afternoon tea at James Martin Manchester over the Easter weekend? Crafted to suit your taste, you can choose from a traditional tea, three gin taster, or Champagne menu, and relax in this sophisticated setting. Booking in advance is recommended, and prices start from £19.95.


For a taste of modern Polish cuisine, head to Platzki, where every Saturday it offers a luxurious seven-course fine dining experience. All of its produce is locally sourced so the menu includes new offerings on a weekly basis. Available for just £36pp, why not head there this Easter bank holiday weekend for some classic dishes with a modern twist?


If you’re looking to relax and put your feet up over the long weekend, enjoy one of the many blockbusters on at Odeon. Check out Marvel’s latest release Captain Marvel, or watch Hugh Jackman voice new family animation Missing Link for a fun day out. All tickets are priced at just £5 so you can treat the whole family without breaking the bank.

For more information, visit thegreatnorthern.com.

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.