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Family Reading Day


Saturday 19 October, 10am – 3pm
Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD



See stories come to life in our day of fictional fun.  You can hang out in our market place at any time throughout the day, enjoy some FREE art and craft activities, and let your imagination run wild in our very special story den!


Ready Steady Lift Off!

Navigate, sing, paint and play your way through the seven stages of astronaut training in this immersive theatre show for families; involving live performance, music and storytelling. Once you’ve decorated your rocket, orbited around space meeting strange creatures and overcoming some cosmic catastrophes, you can fly your rocket home. (Warning: don’t wear your best party dress!)

Suitable for ages 3 to 8
10.30 – 11.30am
Tickets £5



The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Time

It’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday! Eric Carle’s world-famous story is the most read children’s book in Britain. Come along and help us celebrate this well-loved book with a range of crafts, games and story reading by our expert story teller.

Suitable for ages 2 to 5
11.45 – 12.15pm & 1.30 – 2pm
Free but advance booking advised





Chris Haughton

Join Chris Haughton for a fun, action-packed afternoon of stories, funny trailers, clever props, dancing and drawing games. One of the most exciting new voices in children’s literature, Chris is the  acclaimed picture book creator of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone. Children and adults alike will delight in meeting his cast of quirky characters.

Suitable for ages 3 to 5
12.30 – 1.15pm
Tickets £5




Giraffes Can’t Dance 20th Anniversary Dance Party

Would you bet on a long-legged, wobbly-kneed giraffe to win a dance contest? We know we wouldn’t! Come and join us at the Jungle Dance with dancer Annabel Newfield, as we celebrate 20 years of the classic picture book Giraffes Can't Dance. Together, we will be having fun, reading, moving, playing and dancing!

Suitable for ages 2 to 5
2 - 2.45pm
Tickets £5



Carer goes free tickets are available for disabled access customers for this event. Please call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500 or email info@quaytickets.com with your phone no and booking request between 9am - 5pm to book disabled access and carer goes free tickets. 

 

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