Manchester’s Baby Week 2024 Launch Event

Monday 8th July 2024


All sessions will take place in the lower ground floor (City Library)


10am Artful Playground


10.45am Library Storytime


11.30am Artful Playground


12.15 Library Storytime


1pm Artful Playground


1.45pm Library Storytime


2.30pm Artful Playground


10.00am – 3.00pm

Fun Packed Day hosted by Manchester City Council Early Years Service held at Manchester Central Library and Friends Meeting House

Lots of Baby Friendly activities and information stalls focussed on Best Start for Life. Sessions to either drop-in or book on arrival.


Friends Meeting House – 6 Mount Street, Manchester. M2 5NS

Cracking Good Food – Prepare and Taste workshops. 3 x 1hr participatory workshops making smoothies, preserving fruit, and making hummus with crudites for your guests to sample. Book on arrival.


Factory International – Afrocats and Shake Rattle and Roll. Fun music and dance with your little ones. Drop-In


Baby social with Manchester Art Gallery – Baby sensory play. Come and explore exciting materials selected to stimulate your babies senses, relax and meet new parents. Drop-In.


Reform Radio – Creative story telling experience with your little one. Two mornings sessions to book on arrival.


Active Mum’s Club – Parent and Baby Yoga – A gentle stretch and flex for both parents and babies. Four afternoon sessions to book on arrival.


Cooksons First Aid – First aid taster sessions throughout the day – find out about courses available. Book on arrival.


Sure Start Outreach Workers – Parent and Baby Yoga and massage – A gentle stretch and flex for both parents and babies and get connected with your little one and try out baby massage. Book on arrival.


Dance Like a Mother – Babywearing Dance suitable for babies from 8 weeks to 2 years Expect lots of awesome tunes, laughter and lovely sleepy cuddles with your little one. Trained Instructors provide & fit you with a carrier. Book on arrival.


CAPS Mindful Baby Craft activity – Explore Mindfulness while playing with your little one. Drop-In.


Porter Nutrition – Weaning taster session. Book on arrival.


NHS Manchester Talking Therapies, Taster sessions for pregnancy and up to 24 months – Mums/dads/parents and babies can enjoy a mindful or breathing practice and hear more about our priority pathway to address anxiety and depression. Learn about our compassion focused therapy workshops.  Book on arrival.


Manchester Central Library


Football Museum – lots of fun physical activity sessions with babies and toddlers. Book on arrival.


Theatre production – You are the sun; interactive theatre shows for babies and toddlers. Morning and afternoon showings. Book on arrival.


Play Makers – Percussion music and singing sessions. Book on arrival.


Home Start and Dad’s Matter – Creative sensory play. Come and explore exciting materials selected to stimulate your babies senses, relax, and meet our dads matter worker. Drop-In.


Sure Start Outreach Workers – Children’s Centre Creative and imaginative themed play sessions. Drop-In.


Manchester Librarians and National Literacy Trust – Librarian led Story telling sessions for babies and toddlers. Book on arrival.


Save The Children – Creative Play Workshops. Come along and meet the team and explore playing with your little one in a relaxing space. Book on arrival.