Baby Week will kick off on Monday 12 June with a launch event at Manchester Art Gallery/Manchester Central Library, and will run until the Saturday. Stalls at the launch will be staffed by partner agencies who will be on hand to provide information to families across a range of topics.

Over the course of the week parents (and expectant parents) can expect to se events such as:

Circus Skills,

Dance for mums,

Baby Yoga,

Dad’s Matter,

Family Swim sessions,

Forest School,

Story and Rhyme time,

Sensory Play,

Teddy Bears Picnics… and much more.

There’ll be events in sure start children’s centres, leisure centres, parks, libraries and other city centre venues such as the Football Museum.

And everything is FREE.

To find out what’s on near you and book your FREE spot, visit

Skills for Life

Skills for Life are five universal skills that children and young people can develop to achieve goals, gain self-confidence and record future employment and volunteer skills. Manchester has a designated team to support organisations, staff and young people to access skills for life training and resources.  

Young people and staff who support them can use the Kloodle App to record their skills for life online.  

The team has a range of resources available to support children and young people to record their individual skills. 

The 5 skills are: 


Problem Solving 




For more information, resources or training opportunities please contact: 

Or visit the website 

Follow us on twitter  @SkillsForLife  or @KloodleUK