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Things to do with baby in manchester city centre

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spoilers Tue 28-Jun-11 22:15:27

Does anyone out there lives in manchester city centre? I am pulling my hair out to find something to do with my 7 months old baby, any swimming classes, baby yoga, etc. I really don't want to travel so far! I did managed to find a baby yoga class, that's about it, and I registered my details, they did'nt get back to me!

TheSecondComing Tue 28-Jun-11 23:20:53

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spoilers Wed 29-Jun-11 12:55:02

thanks for that, I've been to a surestart centre, and it's got a waiting list, and apparently it didn't accept anyone to get on that waiting list!!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Wed 29-Jun-11 12:58:42

they do free baby and toddler sessions at the Whitworth Art Gallery on Mondays, which is a short hop on the bus out of town. You do need to book in advance as they're really popular. And Hulme Garden centre have a baby/toddler morning, which is £2 per session - again, 5mins on the bus from town. Actually, both are walkable if the weather's ok.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Wed 29-Jun-11 13:00:05

and the city library does a rhyme time session.

TheSecondComing Wed 29-Jun-11 16:52:30

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CharlotteBronteSaurus Wed 29-Jun-11 18:08:25

haha - i have such a fear of the preschool holidays that i am bringing my maternity leave to a premature finish at the end of July, so they'll be in nursery 2 days each week grin. all the toddler groups here break up for the summer, and the thought of toddler plus baby, minus cheapo things to do, was all too much.

TheSecondComing Wed 29-Jun-11 19:16:56

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turdassmuthafukka Sat 02-Jul-11 17:56:17

Anyone want to do daytime toddler meetups?

TheSecondComing Sat 02-Jul-11 19:57:10

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CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 02-Jul-11 21:15:12

i'd be up for meeting up on one of my days off. 4yo is relatively placid but the baby can be somewhat awful wilful.

TheSecondComing Sat 02-Jul-11 21:17:21

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turdassmuthafukka Sat 02-Jul-11 21:42:06

I've got a 5 year old and a 21 month old. Both are 'special' in their own ways...
MOSI would be good as we could do picnics upstairs plus if it is a nice day, there is always the park beside the Whitworth to sit in later if it's a nice day.

fenner Mon 04-Jul-11 14:13:09

I'm up for this. I've got many Mondays and Tuesdays to fill over the summer with a very 'interesting' 4 year old.

TheSecondComing Mon 04-Jul-11 14:30:12

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turdassmuthafukka Mon 04-Jul-11 18:28:20

I also have a 5 year old so is the Whitworth thing also appropriate to bring him to ? Used to take him to the Whitworh sessions a couple of years ago. They were good then.

TheSecondComing Mon 04-Jul-11 19:16:50

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turdassmuthafukka Mon 04-Jul-11 21:31:02

Sounds good. I have to name change as mumsnet have just asked me to (nicely). Apparently there have been several complaints about it. Will be back as a more sanitised version of myself (in n/name at least!)

fenner Tue 05-Jul-11 10:03:48

I think so, too.

The good thing about meeting around there is if not, there's also the Manc Museum nearby, as per TSC's suggestion.

fenner Tue 05-Jul-11 11:29:06

Also, looks like there's at least one toddler group (near-ish to the city centre) that will be running over the summer. I found this on netmums:

Hi, I am one of the mums that runs this toddler group and we will be open throughout the summer holidays this year apart from the middle two Tuesdays of August (the Church Hall is being painted !) We still only charge £1.50 per family and babies are more than welcome . We have plently of space and we serve healthly snacks mid morning for the chidren and there is unlimited tea coffee and biscuits for the parents/carers !!
Please feel free to come along on a Tuesday morning from 10am onwards - we are easy to find at Christchurch Church Hall on Darley Avenue West Didsbury . We are always open to ideas to make the group better and new faces are made especially welcome !

TheSecondComing Tue 05-Jul-11 11:39:53

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turCENSOREDss Tue 05-Jul-11 13:33:25

Yes, the aquatics centre would be good. (I'm old and fat btw). I seem to live up and down that stretch of road in schools hols. We do Whitworth art gallery/museum/whitworth park/swimming and frequent that Starbucks by the BBC quite a lot too. Also DH works in the uni and his office is right beside the museum so we are always trying to visit him at work (and he is always trying to get away from us!)

fenner Tue 05-Jul-11 13:40:43

OK, how about either Monday the 25th or Tuesday the 26th? We could choose one or two things to do along that stretch for then, and then decide on further things in person.

turCENSOREDss Tue 05-Jul-11 13:54:16

Either good for me.

TheSecondComing Tue 05-Jul-11 15:00:28

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