How to Find Us
Most Manchester Children’s Book Festival events and activities will be taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints Campus on Oxford Road in Manchester in the Geoffrey Manton Building, the Grosvenor Building and in the Sir Kenneth Green Library.
The Geoffrey Manton Building is opposite the Aquatics Centre on Oxford Road. Access is via the Rosamond Street West entrance. The Grosvenor Building and the Sir Kenneth Green Library are both adjacent to the All Saints Park (Grosvenor Square). The Geoffrey Manton Bistro will be open throughout the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, selling hot meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks and special Festival lunch boxes for children.
The Manchester Children’s Book Festival welcomes disabled visitors:
Getting to the All Saints Campus
Take the 147 bus from Piccadilly railway station to the stop outside the BBC on Oxford Road. You can also get numerous buses heading towards south Manchester (Bus Number 41, 42, 43, 85, 111, 250, 256), which all stop at the All Saints campus. Visit www.gmpte.com for more information.
From the M56, south of Manchester, keep in right hand lanes at Junction 3 (signposted City Centre) and continue from the end of the M56 onto A5103 (Princess Parkway), signposted Manchester city centre. Continue ahead until you reach a major roundabout with an overpass and take the third exit, signposted Sheffield A57(M). At next roundabout take the first exit onto Cambridge Street, turn right onto Chester Street and right onto Oxford Road.
From the M60, north and east of Manchester, exit at Junction 22 and turn right at traffic lights onto A62. Continue until the end and turn left onto A665 then, following signs for Universities, turn right. Bear left just before the road rises to become the Mancunian Way and join the dual carriageway, immediately moving into the right hand filter lane to turn right (signposted Manchester Aquatics Centre) onto Grosvenor Street. Follow sign for MMU onto Oxford Road.
From the M602, west of Manchester, proceed to the end of the M602, join the A57(M) (Mancunian Way) and leave by the slip road (signposted Universities) immediately after the MMU buildings visible on both sides of the carriageway. Follow the slip road from the Mancunian Way round to the left and join the dual carriageway (Upper Brook Street). Take the first right onto Cavendish Street, then turn right onto Oxford Road.
Input the postcode M15 6LL into your satellite navigation system to get to the All Saints campus.
Advance ticket holders will have access to free parking (subject to availability) between 10am and 5.30pm on Saturday 3rd July. There is on-road and multi-storey car parking around the All Saints campus, which must be paid for.