Dates Confirmed for PLAY IT! MANCHESTER

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 07 March 2016

Gaming News

In some exciting news for gaming fans, awesome video game event PLAY it! Manchester has been confirmed to begin later this month. We managed to get along last year and had an absolute ball (as shown by the grin slapped across the face of our very own Shauna in the image header). The event has been confirmed to take place from March 25th to April 17th, with it being held at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The official press release on this year’s PLAY it! reads as below:

Back by popular demand and in time for the Easter Holidays, is the Museum of Science and Industry’s family friendly, hands-on video gaming event: PLAY it! Manchester. Featuring more consoles, more Minecraft, more games and pretty much more everything, the City Life nominated and much talked about event of 2015 returns to the museum from March 25th to April 17th.

Running in partnership with leading gaming specialists European Gaming League (EGL) and forming part of the museum’s Power Easter holiday programme, gamer girls and boys are in for a non-chocolate covered treat. With over 180 systems and thousands of games to play on - from Pong and Pacman to Lego and Halo - there is a game to suit beginners and experts, competitive dads, multiplayers, retro fans and everybody else in between.

New for 2016 will be the addition of Next Gen consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One, classic PC titles and a host of Disney and Batman games running alongside returning favourites Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog. Plus the very latest in Virtual Reality technology.

Split into multiple zones, featuring the most loved and popular games linked by theme, content and brand – from Atari and SEGA to PlayStation and Nintendo, PLAY it! Manchester offers players the perfect opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering and maths up-close, hands-on and live. Early programmable computers and classic 80s educational games will also be playable next to the most current and contemporary of games, to highlight just how far and fast the gaming culture has developed in the last 30 years.

Additional Power themed activities will also run alongside PLAY it! Manchester at the museum during the Easter holidays.

PLAY it! Manchester runs from Friday 25 March to Sunday 17 April at the Museum of Science and Industry as part of the museum’s Power Easter holiday programme.

PLAY it! Manchester is recommended for ages 5 +

Tickets are available to book now via

Subject to availability tickets may also be available to buy at the museum on the day.

Refreshments are also available to purchase at PLAY it! Manchester - during each session.


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