If you’re looking for things to do in Manchester this weekend, and feel like exploring some of the area’s heritage, here is a nice event that might interest you. I attended (and blogged about) the Ordsall Hall Garden Party last year, which celebrated the re-opening of the site following it’s restoration, and it looks like it might become an annual event!
The Ordsall Hall Garden Party is a great family-friendly day out, which doesn’t really matter for me, but it’s always nice for people to know! This year it will feature some of the same activities as last year, including a craft fair, art activities, “traditional village fete activities”, a brass band and other entertainment, games and lots of food (hopefully the hog roast will be on offer again). Best of all (in my opinion) you get free entry into the Hall itself for a bit of Sunday afternoon education. I found it really interesting.
Because it’s randomly situated in a residential area, it may not be one of Manchester’s most obvious historical sights, but if you’re even slightly interested in Manchester’s heritage, this would be a good day to go!! The event is this Sunday (1st July) from 12-4pm and entry is free! I might take a walk over myself if the weather is nice, as it is literally round the corner.