Forest Tots at Great Northern

Need a break from shopping? Something creative (and free!) to do with your child in the heart of Manchester?

The Great Northern Forest Tots is a chance to get back to nature in the heart of the city and after a successful trial in 2018 it is now back!

Run by a fully qualified Forest School leader, these free sessions at Great Northern  support outdoor, imaginative play and crafting, seasonal activities.

Our urban location features a sandpit and we also have our fabulous new playhouse open  in the bottom of the amphitheatre- complete with a teddy bear hospital, pretend café and den building materials.

Whilst the kids are playing, parents can grab a warm drink from Home Sweet Home

Location: the Great Northern Amphitheatre, Deansgate

Sessions might include: make twig mobiles; weave a nest; urban bug hunts; make your own paint from berries; meet a tree; leaf pictures; mini dens.

Suitable for Under 5s. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Please reserve tickets for the number of children only, you do not need a ticket as an adult. Sessions will be limited to 15 children.

Book for Tuesday 5th March here

Book for Tuesday 12th March here

Book for Tuesday 19th March here

Book for Tuesday 26th March here

If you book and can no longer make it please do let us know so someone else can take the place.

If you would like to be added to a waiting list for any of the above sessions in case of any cancellations please email

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