5 Salford days out for under a fiver this Easter


It’s the Easter holidays! That’s a fortnight of fun right there if you have school-age kids. But sometimes family days out can really add up. So pack a picnic and take a look at these five days out for under a fiver in super Salford. Eggs-traordinary good value, no?

Salford Quays Duck Race

The Quays duck race is back with stalls, games and entertainment. The Good Friday afternoon of quacking fun will culminate with the Mega Duck Race at 3pm, followed by the community duckling race at 3.30pm.
Free to attend and £2 for a duck in the race, Friday, April 14, 12.30-4pm.
Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

Easter at Ordsall Hall

Meet the Maids – Drop in to the kitchen and meet one of the servants. Find out about her life and have a go at making a fragrant ‘bath bag’.
April 4, 6, 11, 13 10am-12pm,1-3pm, £1.50.
Solve the clues and find all the eggs in the Ordsall Hall hunt and claim an Easter treat. £1.
Get creative with Easter themed craft items. Both available during opening hours, free.
April 2-16

Bridgewater Canal Bunny Orienteering Trail

Test your family’s map reading skills hunting for the Bridgewater bunnies. There is an easy course and a more challenging one for older children.
Download free Bridewater Canal activity sheets including the Aqueduct Challenge, I Spy Stonemasons Marks and Top Tips for Mini-Beast Hunting. Learn something new, make things or go exploring
Pick up a free map in Duke’s Drive car park, Parrin Lane, Monton. Thursday, 13 April, 1-3pm

Get Out On The Water open day

No need to splash out to try watersports on Easter Sunday. Head to the Quays and try activities including powerboat rides, sailing and kayaking. This family fun day out also offers a wakeboarding competition, climbing face painting, raffles, music, food and drink plus an Easter egg hunt.
£4 a session, Sunday, 16 April, 11am-5pm
Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, Salford Quays

Clifton Country Park

Enjoy the great outdoors in the woodland trails and lakeside walks. The mining history of the Irwell Valley provides added heritage interest.
The Rangers team is involved in children’s activities, environmental education and help families to discover the rich wildlife the park has to offer.

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