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Summer Holidays at Victoria Baths
30 August 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Make Welcome Wednesday a summer holiday hot spot!
Don’t miss our family-friendly Welcome Wednesdays this August! Join us every Wednesday and explore the beautiful building, learn about the heritage and history of this Manchester landmark, and get creative with a free craft station in our Females Pool.
Pop in between 11am – 3pm, no need to book!
Our kids’ craft station is loaded with colourful materials to make decorations and artwork inspired by the building. The stained glass of the windows, the flowers featured in the design work, and the artistry found in every detail are where the creative ideas begin.
Summer also sees the launch of a new kids trail Miles of Tiles, an exciting way to experience the different spaces of Victoria Baths with family and friends. There are fun tasks to complete along the way and curious questions that you need to be eagled-eyed to discover the answers to. It’s suitable for ages 5+ and is free to take part in, with a suggested donation of £1, and when you’ve finished the trail there is a small prize to claim at the Welcome Desk.
If you prefer your exploring pursuits to be led by a guide then you can join a building tour with one of the brilliant volunteer guides at 1 pm. Suitable for all ages and lasting just over an hour the tour will reveal Victoria Baths’ history and fascinating stories.
Tickets are £8 for adults (free for Friends of Victoria Baths) and children under 16 are free.
Those who cannot make it on a Wednesday in August will find all the activities packed into Welcome Sunday on Sunday 27 August.
Picnic in the Pool
On Wednesday 16 August there will be a very special Picnic in the Pool and everyone is welcome to enjoy a stay and play with a difference. It will be a visual delight with everyone encouraged to bring blankets, cushions and teddies to fill the Gala Pool, which is the perfect setting come rain or shine thanks to its beautiful glass vaulted ceiling. You can bring your own spread of goodies or purchase snacks and treats from the Victoria Baths Tea Room, which will be stocked with younger visitors’ favourite items. Everyone will be gathering from 12noon with music setting the scene and a range of activities and games to enjoy. There will be lots of posing for pictures taking place with a kids’ photo booth and dress up area to have some laughs over. Entry is free, with donations encouraged, and all the other Family Friendly summer activities will also be taking place. Booking is advised, places could be limited on the day, free tickets are available at VBPoolPicnic.eventbrite.co.uk
Visit our Event Page for more details on each Welcome Wednesday, including tickets for Tours and our delicious Cream Teas – available to book in advance each week.