Happy Sundaze, Manchester Monastery

Following on from epic events in previous years at Islington Mill and The Wonder Inn, we have lined up another iconic venue in our beloved city as we take over The Manchester Monastery.

With so much on, this will of course be an afternoon of festival delights where we guarantee family creativity and fun with the best beats around. This is the only way to say good bye to the Summer and welcome the start of the early nights.

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This year is sponsored by Burble Baby and features an all star line up with Manchester’s Take Me to Church DJs, the Conker Crew, Oops a Daisy Circus Skills, Prof Jigget Storyteller, Craft Manchester and much more besides.

Take Me To Church DJs will appropriately be on the decks in the magnificent nave. Throw your hands up and let loose your best moves amid the beautiful stained glass, breathtaking architecture and fantastic acoustics. We couldn’t think of a more stunning venue to get our groove on.

Our two channel silent disco will also be on hand with all the kids’ favourite pop or maybe you fancy some Britpop? That’s right – we have swapped our guilty pleasure for a channel devoted to Britpop so all you Beautiful Ones can turn on, tune in and rock out.

As always, alongside the best tunes, we have a variety of activities and sessions for our OKS families to take part in. We are super pleased to be welcoming the one and only Professor Jiggets – The Prof, back into the OKS community. He will be bringing his weird and wonderful stories for your delight and we can guarantee that these sessions are not to be missed.

Our newest community members are the fantastic Conker Crew who will be leading outdoors forest school activities. We love attending Conker Crew at Longford Park and we are so excited that Chantel will be joining us in September. Forest school sessions will go ahead whatever the weather so please dress appropriately and maybe bring a change of clothes for the kids.

For creative folk Craft Manchester in Chorlton will be hosting our craft tables making funky festival masks, or try colouring in at our giant manchester murals. Our resident face painters will also be working their magic and not forgetting the calming sensory area sponsored by Burble baby for our youngest community members. Oops a Daisy circus skills will also be hosting their workshop on the dancefloor.

We are also introducing a mini market place showcasing a selection of Manchester’s finest children’s brands. Don’t forget to bring a bit of extra cash in case you are tempted to buy! Plus the on-site cafe will be open for you to purchase drinks and snacks, with an additional fully licensed bar.
All activities are included in the price apart from facepainting (£2 per face)

Sun 16th September 2018
2:00pm ‐ 4:00pm
£6.50 Early Bird, £7.50 standard per adult & child (pre walkers are free)
Manchester Monastery, 89 Gorton Ln, Manchester M12 5WF

General Event Information


At each venue, though secure, different rooms may be in use for different activities. It is the responsibility of parents to stay with their children at all times.

Staff on site at the social will hold DBS and Children's Safeguarding qualifications. We would ask that any concerns you have are raised with a member of the team immediately.

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Adults will not be allowed to come to the social unless accompanied by children!

There will be qualified first aiders on site at all times.


All venues are fully licensed and will have the bar open for the duration of the social.


Parking will vary from venue to venue but may be limited. Please make use of street parking but do so responsibly and please be mindful of our neighbours.

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Buggies / Prams

There will be very limited space for buggy and pram storage. We advise bringing a baby carrier or sling for pre-walkers.

Baby changing

There will be on-site facilities at all socials.

Future events

We are on the look out for venues across Manchester with a capacity of 200 minimum. Please let us know if you can think of somewhere suitable for a social!

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