THERE is plenty to keep the family occupied in the Oldham area over the Easter period. Sophie Reaper has picked out five options. Five Things to do in Oldham

Easter Family Fun at Dunwood Park

Smallbrook Road, Shaw, Sunday, April 21, 1 to 4pm

Join the fun on Easter Sunday alongside the Oldham Play Action Group & Friends of Dunwood Park. This free event will include Easter themed arts & crafts, games and a treasure hunt.

Maundy Thursday

The King William IV, 134 Chew Valley Road, Today 8 to 11am

Legend has it that the Magna Carta states that at least one stall must open on Maundy Thursday every year. So help the people of Oldham follow the law by coming down to this annual market. Host your own stand, or just have a browse.


Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Fairbottom St, today 7.30pm to 9pm

Written by Barney Norris, this theatre production depicts the breakdown of a family unit as the mind of mum Edie slowly deteriorates. Awarded five stars by the Evening Standard, this story of age, care and familial love is not one to be missed. Tickets range from £7 to £23.50 and are available via the Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Red Rose Ultra 2019

Starting from the Castleshaw Centre, Oldham. Saturday, April 20, 6am to 9pm

Brought to you by TeamOA Limited, this 40-mile run will closely follow the route of the Oldham Way Ultra. With many different landscapes to take in throughout, including Dovestone Park, this race will see people ascend 1638 metres above sea level. A truly energetic way to kick off your Easter weekend. Entry is £45.

Hi On Maiden

Whittles, 27 King Street, Oldham. Friday, April 19, 6pm to 1am the following morning.

Claiming to be the only Iron Maiden tribute act officially endorsed by the band themselves, Hi On Maiden will be performing at Whittles this Friday night. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased via the EventBrite website.