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Royal Wedding Events And Parties

The Royal Wedding is just around the corner, and to celebrate Kate and William getting hitched on Friday 29th April a few events will taking place in Didsbury which you might want to take part in.

Royal Wedding - Live Screening & Family Fun Day

29th April, 10am - 2pm Ivy Manchester Church, 97 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury

Watch the wedding LIVE on our big screen. We'll also have a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, a Caricaturist*, Ceramic Painting*, 'Royal' Games and a Tea & Cake Tent. Come in Royal fancy dress! Street Party style lunch included in ticket price.

*these activities will incur an extra cost.

All of the above for only £6 adults and £4 under 12's - tickets must be bought in advance. contact admin@ivymanchester.org or phone 0161 434 5505.

Oxfam celebrates Royal wedding with street party

Saturday 30 April, 11am to 4pm Rear car park (access from York Street, Didsbury) at Oxfam, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury

As Royal wedding fever sweeps the nation, Oxfam in Didsbury will join in the celebrations by holding a street party on Saturday 30 April.

From 11 am until 4 pm, the car park behind the charity shop on Wilmslow Road will be transformed with colourful stalls, bunting and balloons to mark the historic union of Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton.

A variety of stalls will sell a range of goods including arts and crafts, plants, toys, books and jewellery. Younger visitors will be entertained with games, face painting, a lucky dip and a crown-making competition.

Refreshments, including homemade lemonade, cupcakes and old-fashioned sweets, will add a traditional flavour to the festivities. Meanwhile, local disc jockey, Peter Switzer, will be offering his services free of charge to ensure the day goes with a swing.

All proceeds raised will go towards a £1,700 Oxfam Unwrapped project to build a much-needed classroom for a community in the developing world.

Didsbury Oxfam manager, Wendy Elliott, said: “Everyone’s invited to our street party. Come along and enjoy the fun!

“This is great opportunity to celebrate the Royal wedding weekend while raising money for a hugely worthwhile cause.

Parrs Wood Family Fun Day

From 11am until late 356 Parrswood Road, Didsbury, Manchester

Royal Wedding Family Fun Day at the Parrs Wood pub on School Lane, all are welcome, there'll be a bouncy council, children's tea party, cupcakes and attendance from local businesses as well as a DJ and lots lots more!

From 11am until late and featuring Airyfairycupcakes.

Airyfairy Cake Boutique

11am until 4pm School Lane, Didsbury

The Airyfairy Cake Boutique on School Lane will be showing the wedding and have lots of typical english treats for afternoon tea / elevenses!

The Metropolitan

10am to 5pm Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury

"Come & watch the Royal Wedding on our outside bar this Friday with us. Why not toast Kate & Wills with one of our Kir Royale Afternoon Teas.

Coffee & cake available from 10am so come down to The Metropolitan early and get a good seat! Table service is available so you can stay glued to the screen. The outside bar will be fully open from 11:30.

Our kitchen is also opening early for the occasion and is serving brunch specials from 11:30, normal lunch menu from midday as usual."

And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon

10am to 5.30pm Burton Road, West Didsbury

"In order to celebrate Wills & Kate (sorry Catherine)’s nuptials, And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon will be serving a ‘Royal Afternoon Tea’ on the Day of the Royal Wedding. Served on commemorative Charles & Diana and Kate & Wills cake plates, the afternoon tea will consist of a selection of yummy cakes, mini sandwiches and chocolate dipped strawberries. All washed down with pitchers of our delightful summer drinks range including homemade lemonade, strawberry mint cooler. We will also be selling our usual cake selection from the cake counter including some ‘royal’d-up’ cakes and cupcakes."

More information on their blog.