Go get FREE fun this Autumn!

Even though the nights are getting longer, temperatures getting cooler and the jumpers getting thicker, there’s plenty of fun to go around. Best of all, it’s FREE!

MANCHESTER

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    Manchester Christmas Markets

    14th November – 21st December
    FREE

    With the Christmas countdown quickly coming around, it only means one thing… The start of the Christmas markets! One that can’t be missed is the market in Manchester. The main market is held in Albert Square, but not only this – there are also other, smaller markets located all over the city making it the perfect excuse to explore.
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    Manchester Christmas Light Switch-on

    7th November
    FREE

    If you’re in Manchester this November, why not check out the Christmas lights switch-on? It’s a great way to explore the city – soaking in the atmosphere and of course, the Christmas cheer!
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LONDON

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    NFL on Regents Street

    24th October
    FREE

    A U.S block party is coming to the streets of London this October. To celebrate the start of the NFL UK season, Regent Street will be hosting a day full of fun American style. Whether you’re an NFL fan or not, you won’t want to miss what’s set to be the mother of all street parties.
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    Paddington Central Outdoor Screen

    Until 25th October
    FREE

    No tickets to the Rugby World Cup? Don’t stress. You can still catch the games in great outdoor atmosphere on the big screen all for FREE. If Rugby isn’t your thing, there’s also plenty of great films showing too!
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    Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

    19th November – 3rd January
    FREE

    Mark Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland down as a must-do on your calendar – a sure sign Christmas is just around the corner! Stroll through the markets and see a huge array of great stalls peddling cotton candy, churros and mulled wine. Not only will you be able to get into the Christmas spirit, there’s always the possibility of seeing a few famous faces.
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    Regent Street Christmas Light up

    15th November – 6th January
    FREE

    Christmas lights, London and wrapping up in a hat and scarf for the big switch on. What could be better? Be sure not to miss this one – great for heading to with a group of mates.
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BIRMINGHAM

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    Birmingham Christmas Market

    12th October – 22nd November
    FREE

    The UK’s second city doesn’t disappoint with its famous Christmas Market. Situated in the centre of Birmingham, it is chock-full of stalls selling everything from food, drinks and curios – there’s even fairground rides! TIP: be sure to try the fried potatoes and mushrooms with garlic sauce. Serious Nom.
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    Grand Central

    In need of retail and gastronomic therapy? The Bull Ring has long held the crown as Birmingham’s best shopping destination but Grand Central is a worthy adversary. Not only is it perfectly situated, (above and around New Street station) but it also boasts the second largest John Lewis in the country and more places to eat than you can shake a fork at.
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BRISTOL

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    Circus City

    8th – 31st October
    FREE

    If you want to see something a little different, head to Bristol for circus-filled fun. Running throughout October, there’s plenty of great performances across various venues in the city. If you’re thinking of exploring the city, this is the best way while also catching some great entertainment along the way!
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LIVERPOOL

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    The Albert Dock

    FREE

    Off to Liverpool? The Albert Dock is the place to be this autumn! Whether you’re looking for a great bar or restaurant, or somewhere just to take in scenery – it’s absolutely perfect. There’s also some great attractions, including the TATE Gallery, the Beatles Story museum and the Magical Mystery Tour.
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NEWCASTLE

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    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

    FREE

    A cool building that used to be the home of a flour mill, the Baltic is now one of Newcastle’s most loved attractions. It’s also the biggest gallery of its kind in the world. Experience innovative new art, relax, have fun, learn and discover fresh ideas, and complete your visit with a relaxing coffee overlooking the magnificent quayside.
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