As we approach mid-September and slowly get back into a routine, there are still plenty of great free things to do! From a mini climate festival to free sugary treats to meadow yoga – we’ve got you covered. Stay tuned for this week’s roundup of the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Voices for Action mini-festival | Oldham Library | Sat 25 Sept | 12 pm - 4 pm

Coming to Oldham Library this Saturday and hosted by the Climate Connections project is a day event of songs, art, poetry, media, debate and community connections – all in the hope to raise voices to protect our environment. Featuring music, a drop-in art and poetry workshop, special social media art commissions and much more – the event has something for everyone to enjoy! Along with snack food and refreshments, this will be an enjoyable, thought-provoking and active event that hopes to encourage change for a positive future.

Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL, Tel: 0161 770 8000
Free doughnut from Foodhub | Salford University | Fri 24 Sept | All-day

Fancy a free doughnut this Friday? Look no further! Foodhub, one of the UK’s leading food ordering apps, is giving new students the tasty opportunity to grab a free doughnut. For one day only, students at four selected universities will be able to chomp down on the super sweet treat for no cost, as the Foodhub doughnut truck will be rolling into campus to hand out the delicious dessert to this year’s latest freshers – and Salford University is one of them!

Maxwell Building, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT
The Frying Squad's Fish 'N' Chips | Piccadilly Gardens | Tues 21 Sept | 11 am - 3 pm

As breakdown cover provider, Green Flag, turns 50 this year – they are celebrating the occasion by offering fish and chips for everyone in three locations across the UK for absolutely free – and Manchester is one of them! The brilliant giveaway comes after a new study by Green Flag that reveals that over two-thirds of Mancunians voted fish and chips as the most British dish, beating a full English breakfast and a Sunday Roast to the post. However, as with any freebie – people will need to get down there quick, as it’s first come first served.

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 1RN
MeadowSide Yoga | Angel Meadow Park | Fri 24 Sept | 8 am - 8:45 am

Check out Angel Meadow park and join in on this early morning yoga class! Starting the day with some nature yoga can have many benefits. From alleviating stress and anxiety to boosting your creative energy levels to improving your posture! This free yoga class is sure to leave you feeling relaxed, energised and prepared for the workday ahead. All experiences are welcome – all you need to do is bring a mat!

Old Mount Street, Manchester, M4 4TF
Open Beat / BIMM All-dayer | HATCH | Thurs 23 Sept | 12 pm - 12 am

Open Beat, Hatch & BIMM have come together to give back to Manchester a day full of fantastic live music, the best independent food and drink vendors and quirky popup independent retailers! Featuring Unity Radio & BBC Radio1Xtra DJ Jermaine Lee alongside a brilliant lineup of live artists including Kid Blue, Manta, MinervaDaisy, The Demo, FoxGlove and GVANI – why not check out this mini-festival right in the heart of the city?

103 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
Prestwich Arts Festival | Various Locations | Sat 25 - Sun 26 | Various Times

All about connecting the community through creative arts, this year’s Prestwich Arts Festival is sure to be a good one! Featuring comedy shows, workshops, tours, concerts, art trails and many more – why not check out the event whilst supporting the local community’s creative scene? Head to their website to check out the jam-packed lineup so far! While tickets are free, donations are most definitely welcome! 

Various Locations
Mon 20 Sep - Sun 26 Sep
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 20 Sep 2021