Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Easter Bank Holiday is upon us and, as ever, many of the best things to do this weekend are to be found around Oxford Road.

Welcome to our guide for the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, where we’ve compiled some of the best ways to spend the long weekend, and, hopefully, enjoy some warmer weather.

If you’re in the mood for some culture, there are plenty of exhibitions to explore. From contemporary art exhibitions at HOME and the Whitworth to a new historical exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and, of course, the newly reopened Manchester Museum.

One of the best ways to celebrate Easter is by visiting some of the many green spaces around Oxford Road. From the sprawling Whitworth Park to the blossoming (literally) All Saints Park and all the hidden gems in between, there are plenty of options to choose from. Take a picnic and enjoy a leisurely lunch surrounded by nature, or simply soak up the sun with a good book.

No bank holiday weekend is complete without some delicious food and drink, and luckily there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a trendy new brunch spot at Circle Square or a classic pub with a beer garden.

And finally, there’s plenty of late-night action for revellers with club nights at Yes, Gorilla and Deaf Institute alongside the weekend-long Manchester Punk Festival.

What’s On

People laughing on University Green one of the many parks and green spaces on Oxford Road
Green Spaces

Oxford Road Corridor has a number of historic parks and contemporary green spaces to enjoy.


Explore the history of Manchester’s knowledge quarter through some of the area’s most significant landmarks and iconic buildings.

External shot of The Lass O' Gowrie one of the many pubs and bars on Oxford Road
Bars and Pubs on Oxford Road

Oxford Road is packed with a great range of bars and pubs where you can get your fill of cocktails, spirits and any other liquor you can think of. 

A cocktail from Brickhouse Social, one of the many spots to get a Cocktails on Oxford Road
Cocktails on Oxford Road

Oxford Road is packed with a great range of bars where you can get your fill of cocktails, spirits and fizz.

External shot of The Whitworth Where you will find The Whitworth Café
Galleries & Museums

Some of the best Galleries & Museums in Manchester are here on Oxford Road Corridor. Explore a diverse programme for all cultural enthusiasts.

Food and Drink on Oxford Road

The food and drink in Manchester is some of the best in the UK with many of the finest offerings found here on the Oxford Road Corridor.

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