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Manchester to host ‘wellbeing weekender’ with yoga, painting classes, and mindful campfires

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 6th January 2023

One of the city’s best-loved street food markets is hosting a ‘wellbeing weekender’ to help Mancs beat the January blues.

Once Christmas is over with, and the hustle and bustle of the festive season has died down, there’s often not a great deal for us to look forward to in January – but GRUB is here to change that.

While the award-winning street food market space – which sits just outside the city centre at the Red Bank Project in the Green Quarter – may be known for having a wide range of rotating food vendor pop-ups provide Manchester foodies with some of the best eats from right across the globe, despite what the name suggests, GRUB is about so much more than just food.

Proving that perfectly, the space is playing host to its very own Wellbeing Weekender this Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January.

Gearing up to be a full weekend of wholesome wellness and mindfulness events organised by local independent businesses from across Greater Manchester and beyond, GRUB is inviting people to start the new year out right and blow off those cobwebs.


Across the full two-days, there’ll be a wide range of activities to try out – with everything yoga and Japanese painting classes, to guided vision boarding, kombucha masterclasses, pizza making workshops, and so much more.

GRUB is hosting it’s very-own Wellbeing Weekender, with workshops, markets, street food, and more / Credit: GRUB

There’ll also be macrame workshops, relaxing soundbaths to experience, and Indian head massages if you’re really looking to relax.


GRUB is still making sure food and drink is at the heart of the event too, meaning that throughout the whole weekend, visitors can also make the most of a garden bar takeover with Aluna Coconut – who will be serving delicious drinks specials, both alcoholic / low-alcohol or non-alcoholic, alongside mindful campfires.

There’ll also an eco-friendly market featuring local makers and businesses, so visitors can shop local and take some wellness goodies home.

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As always, there’ll also be an amazing lineup of freshly-cooked street food by GRUB’s traders. 


GRUB’s Wellbeing Weekender is happening this Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January, with tickets ranging in price and now available to book on the GRUB website here.

Featured Image – GRUB