How to spend a bank holiday weekend in Rochdale

It’s the month we’ve all been waiting for, not just because Spring has finally arrived – which we’re all over the moon about – but because we’re getting a four-day weekend!

Easter holidays are just one week away and Rochdale is gearing up for a weekend of fun, sun and activities for all the family.

To get you ready for the action, we’re here to give you some inspiration on how to spend a bank holiday weekend in Rochdale. Let’s go.


The Rochdale Market

If you’re a huge supporter of independent trade and local businesses, why not spend your extra days off work seeing what your local traders have to offer?

The Rochdale Market runs every Friday and Saturday, with the newly established artisan market taking centre stage on the last Saturday of every month.

Enjoy a stroll in the sun as you meet your entrepreneurial neighbours, try some fabulous cuisines and discover homeware, fashionwear and trinkets that you simply can’t get anywhere else!


Fill your boots!

Did you know that the Rochdale Street Eat Festival returns next month? Although this won’t help you kill time on your lazy bank holiday weekend, it’s still an opportunity to get acquainted with Rochdale’s beautiful food and drink scene.

Rochdale is lucky enough to have some of the best restaurants and bars in Greater Manchester – both independent and your favourite chains – so do some research and find your new go-to hotspot.

Some places you might want to look into include:

For a full list of the best places to dine, drink and dance, check out Trip Advisor here.


Fancy a stroll?

Time to get away – you spend so much time working hard throughout the week that it’s important to get back to nature and enjoy some fresh air.

Thankfully, Rochdale is framed with green pastures, tree-lined walking routes and play parks to give you that brief escape that you need.

We actually wrote a journal entry about it last year, picking out four of our favourite parks in the borough, so give it a read and let us know which one you’re going to spend some quality time in!


Who’s ready for the bank holiday?

It’s been a long three months, but we’re about to get the break we deserve. If you want any other ideas about how to spend a bank holiday weekend in Rochdale, simply send us a message on Twitter or Facebook – we’d be delighted to help!

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