Set right in the heart of Sale in Trafford, Waterside Arts includes a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces. The venue has unveiled an excellent series of family-friendly events across half term, including film screenings, live theatre and art workshops, with discount tickets available to members. There’s a very reasonably priced car park located just next door, and all in all, it’s a great place to check out.

Jack & The Beanstalk | Mon 11 Feb | 1.30pm | £7 – £9
The fairy-tale classic gets the Lyngo Theatre treatment as Cbeebies’ Patrick Lynch tells the tale of Jack, 5 magic beans and the land above the clouds. Suitable for ages 3 and over, expect enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and “a big leafy explosion”.

Those Magnificent Men | Thu 14 Feb | 7.30pm | £10 – £12
Chocks away! Written by acclaimed duo Mitchell & Nixon, this hit play looks into the nail-biting, side-splitting true story of a daredevil flight from Newfoundland to Ireland by Mancunians pilot Capt. John Alcock and navigator Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown.

Saturday Art Club | Sat 16 Feb | 10am | £1 – £2.50
Each month Waterside open their doors early Saturday morning for their drop-in art club for families, recommended for those aged 4+.

The Incredibles 2 | Sat 16 Feb | 2pm | £2.50 – £5
Catch up with your favorite family of superheroes, as Mr. Incredible is left to care for the kids while Elastigirl is out saving the world in this Pixar favourite. Rated PG.

Comedysportz 4 Tots | Sat 16 Feb | 3pm | £3 – £5
Two teams battle it out for laughs, in this all improvised show full of silly songs, stories and games, and ideal for those aged 6 and under.

Black Panther | Sat 16 Feb | 6pm | £2.50 – £5
This superhero thriller, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, was frequently noted as one of the best films of 2018. Rated 12A.

Comedysportz | Sat 16 Feb | 6.30pm | £5 – £7
Drop in for another instalment of the competitive comedy show, this time aged for those 7 and above so those a bit older get to join in with the fun.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly | Sun 17 Feb | 2.30pm | £9 – £11
Written for children and adults to enjoy alike, one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes is brought to life to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best-selling book. Family Family tickets are also available for £36.

Four Go Wild In Wellies | Sun 24 Feb | 11am, 2.30pm | £5 – £7
Jump into a wild and wonderful adventure of bobble hats, scarves and tents that have a life of their own as Four Go Wild in Wellies takes a playful look at the negotiation of social structures, whilst having lots of fun in wellies.

Mon 11 – Sun 24 Feb, Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford, M33 7ZF, Tel: 0161 912 5616,

A Manchester Wire partnership post.

Mon 11 Feb - Sun 24 Feb
Rich Holmes
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Mon 18 Feb 2019