The advent of West Didsbury Makers Markets on the last Sunday before Christmas provides the perfect chance to combine quirky ideas with an inspiring last-minute gift, whether you’re shopping for grandparents or grandchildren. With more than 100 stallholders finding their niche on the grounds of Burton Road’s Withington Community Hospital, there’s a festive find for everyone. Local produce always goes down a treat on Xmas Day, and the Makers Market spoils you for choice, with Gregs Bees’ buzzing honeys, The Berry Bakery’s fresh chutneys and the scrummiest of confectionary by White Hough Fudge. Or if you’re feeling peckish on the day Cumbrian Pig’s open-top growler pies, Mummy Bakes’ gluten-free goodies, or Burton Road’s own cinnamon buns made by And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, while street foodie fans will delight at the hot, tasty scran to devour. There’s seasonal sausages courtesy of The Dog Haus, brilliant burgers by What’s Your Beef and ST8K, and Italy’s finest served up at The Pizza Maker. Then your sweet tooth faces temptations galore with Crepe Chateaux, . For your cousin’s new house, why not grab them a framed panorama of Manchester’s skyline by local photographer Ben Sedman, or for other colourful to their walls, feast your eyes on original artwork by Debbie Adamson, Dodegems, Sarah Gregory or David Gee. Help out with Mum and Dad’s gardening ambitions by adding a terrarium made by The Glass Gardener or spoil the new addition to your family with Blooming Kiwi’s handmade kids’ clothes. There are plenty more to explore, and the Makers Market wouldn’t be complete without the beguiling live soundtracks of the charitable Loose Change Buskers while you browse.

Sun 18 Dec, West Didsbury Makers Market, Withington Community Hospital, Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LR, 11am-4pm, FREE,

Sun 18 Dec
Ian Pennington
Published on:
Mon 12 Dec 2016