Launch of Citywise Centre in Manchester!

It was 24 years ago this month (it’s August 2018 as I write this) that a group of students in Manchester ran a holiday club for local children in Hulme, just round the corner from the current Citywise offices. They wanted to offer a safe, positive environment for young people during the long summer holiday: a place to make friends, play sport, have fun, and do a few academic refresher activities before heading back to school in September.

Over the years, the vision of these students has been taken up by hundreds of volunteers. As we approach our 25th anniversary, we are delighted to once again be holding a similar holiday club, and Family Day BBQ, but this time in our own dedicated family centre in Rusholme! Read on to sign up to events or find out more. 

Summer Holiday Club: Heroes Academy

Our Heroes Academy will be running for 5 days at the end of August for children going into years 3, 4, 5 and 6 this September. We will finish off the week with a BBQ where all and any local families are welcome to join (see below).

  • 28-31 August: 9:30am – 3:00pm 
    1 September: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • The Citywise Centre, 6 Oxford Place, M14 5RZ
  • £5 per day, register here


The Big Family Day BBQ

To launch the Citywise Centre we are holding a Family Day and BBQ on the 1st September, and everyone is invited for LEGO fun, face painting, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, a tombola and more! 

  • 1 September 1:00 – 3:00pm 
  • The Citywise Centre, 6 Oxford Place, M14 5RZ
  • For more information and to register for free, click here