Family-Friendly Chinese New Year Fun 2020

Here is your family friendly guide to where and when you can enjoy the Chinese New Year Celebrations with children including parades, dragon dances, Chinese street food and children’s Chinese craft workshops this January 2020 in Manchester, Liverpool, Wirral and Chester.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Liverpool

The main Chinese New Year Celebrations Liverpool will take place on 26th January in the city centre around Nelson Street, Berry Street and Duke Street
The start of the Year of the Rat will be celebrated with Dragon & Lion Street Parades and a spectacular firecracker display.   There will also be food stalls, street entertainment, cultural events, family workshops, a fun fair and a pyrotechnic display. It’s always very lively, crowded and noisy at times.


Celebrate Chinese New Year in Manchester

Manchester will be holding the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations in the UK outside London 25th – 26th January
There will be thousands of red lanterns decorating streets around the Albert Square and Chinatown areas. You’ll be able to try Chinese street food and enjoy live music, traditional Chinese performances, a funfair, fireworks and see the famous dragon parade as it winds spectacularly around Manchester City centre.  Manchester’s Chinese New Year celebrations are always vibrant and fun but it gets very crowded so leave prams and buggies at home.

Children’s Creative Workshops to Celebrate The Year of the Rat in Manchester 25th – 26th January
The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art are running a series of children’s art and craft workshops in venues across Manchester including at the CFCCA,  the Arndale Centre and Manchester Central Library.
They are free drop in workshops and all family-friendly.


Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chester

Chinese New Year of the Rat Festival  25th January
Come and see the dragon dance parade and celebrations in Chester City Centre. Followed by free cultural performances at Storyhouse from midday onwards.
This is always a lively and colourful event. Grab a spot on the Rows for the best view!


Celebrate Chinese New Year in Wirral

Chinese New Year activities at Lady Lever, Port Sunlight 2nd February
Come and join in a variety of family friendly activities to celebrate the Year of the Rat. Free – just drop in.
Listen to Chinese story telling and watch a Lion Dance and Traditional Chinese Dance Performance
Take part in a children’s craft activity – make a Year of the Rat decoration to take home


For many more events taking place this month term plus 100s of ideas for places to go see your local listings:

Cheshire  Manchester  Liverpool & Wirral  Wrexham & Flintshire