Make, do & Bop, Sale Waterside

We are very excited to be part of the Refract festival this summer when Make, Do and Bop debuts at The Waterside in Sale.

Don’t rely on the British summertime weather – bring your family to our community this July for some fantastically fun family vibes.

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With creative arts and crafts to whisk your imaginations away to the sea-side, let your family innovation flow and your community relationships grow! Working together to develop your bespoke pieces of art to dance with, talk about and take home to keep.

Our two channel silent disco will have all your favourite summer time hits to set the mood and as usual we will have all the latest kids’ pop for them to bop along to. Think Summer of 69 vs Trolls, Summer Nights vs Little Mix or Club Tropicana vs Gangnam YOU decide! Alongside the music will be our legendary OKS challenge game – dare you take on the glittering wheel of chance??

If you do like to be beside the sea-side then you will certainly want to get behind our summer themed family photo frame with props, hats and wigs to help you set the scene! Plus all our usual dance floor inflatables will be on hand for those air guitarists amongst you.

This July, Choose OKS at Refract to kick your summer off in style. Grab the kids, your mates, your family and boogy on down to our community. Join us for a knees up with your nippers where you can throw your hands up, let your hair down, and enjoy family life together.


90 minutes, no interval


4 – 10 years but younger and older siblings are welcome.


Pre-walkers are free but will require a pre-walkers ticket due to limited capacity. Pre-walkers will not receive a headset.

Fri 27th July 2018
Morning session  - 10.30am - 12pm
Afternoon session - 1.30pm - 3pm
£6 per child / adult (pre walkers are free)
 1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF

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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