Manchester Central Library Sunday Funday

  • DATE

    13 June 2021

  • TIME

    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  • AGES

    0-5 years

    13-17 years

    5-8 years

    8-13 years

    Young people




    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

As part of the inaugural Festival of Libraries, Manchester Central Library will be hosting a special Sunday Funday on 13th June. It is your chance to come and explore this iconic building and discover some library magic. There will be a mixture of theatre performance, family friendly craft activities and so much more.

Join us to celebrate the Festival of Libraries between 12 and 4pm, but due to Covid restrictions you will have to pre-book one of the following slots. In these slots you can stay for 2 hours and will have an opportunity to attend the theatre performance and do arts and crafts.  Please book a 2 hours session below, whichever suits you best:

12-2pm – Book here
2-4pm – Book here


Mystical Maps and Magical Monsters

Follow a mystical map with bestselling author and illustrator Kristina Stephenson, as she takes you on a journey of  imagination and creativity, from the wonderful world of ‘Sir Charlie Stinky Socks’  to the doors of ‘The Museum of Marvellous Things’. With music, puppets, props and puzzles. And the chance to create your own magical monster puppet, this is a fun filled event for children aged 4+.


Performance times:
Performance 1:   12.30pm
Performance 2:   1.30pm
Performance 3:   2.30pm
Duration of sessions: 40 minutes each


Exhibition: Marvellous things happen at the Library

Find out how to bring a book alive and make an exhibition of Magical Monsters and Crafty Creatures, inspired by Kristina Stephenson’s new picture book ‘The Museum of Marvellous Things.’