From the massive water fights to interactive art, we’ve discussed a few summer distractions for the kids; that worths to be covered. Well, it’s that time of year again. With the weeks of bliss and boredom for the kids, it has become a logistic nightmare for parents. Have a look at our guide to top 3 distractions in Manchester for things to ship them off to, take their attention with, or even enjoy a bit yourself…
Being made up with total 300 balloons at this ten storey building, flexible installation will even ‘flies’ twice a day at the Quays during its opearation. The unique colours of the balloons can be controlled by the audience, either by Tweeting #MiniBurble and the chosen colour, or using iPads provided by the organisers.
Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits
This fabulous exhibition at IWM North have got rave reviews from the young folks we know, whoare despite decided they were too sophisticated to enjoy an interactive, Horrible Histories-inspired exhibition exploring the sights, sounds and smells of wartime Britain through over 200 objects, photographs, art works, film clips and sound recordings, you will be ended up loving it.
ExtraORDINARY. Yes, ExtraORDINARY is an exclusive art exhibition, but no, it’s not just for adults. Exploring artists’ may use of everyday objects in their work, The Lowry’s new show includes a pyramid of 7,000 oranges, there for the taking, and an incredible installation by the Karina Smigla Bobinski; which is called as ADA; visitors are motivated to ‘draw’ on the walls of the space with this huge, 3m diameter helium balloon, which has 300 sticks of charcoal spiking out of it.
Deansgate / Castlefield
Well, you just go for it! Here, you can enjoy some of the most popular video games of the past 30 years at MOSI, from Pong and Pac-Man to Minecraft and Halo. There are 6 themed zones with more than 120 games and it consoles as part of PLAY it! So you can enter multiplayer competitions and pay for anything from an individual or a family session, right through to a full day pass.