Days out

Let's go there!

Let's go there!

Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the city of Manchester.

Aerial Extreme

Aerial Extreme

Aerial Extreme is a terrific treetop adventure in the city! The Trafford Centre plays host to this urban high ropes adventure course where city-slickers can really unleash their wild side, up to 27 feet high in the air!

Air Raid Shelters

Air Raid Shelters

Experience life as it was during a ‘black out’ in wartime Britain and experience the sights and sounds of the home front. This labyrinth of tunnels under the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life for families from Stockport.

BBC Tours

BBC Tours

The well-informed and friendly tour guides will entertain and surprise you as you walk in the footsteps of your favourite stars. They’ll make sure that you see the most interesting areas available when you visit.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium is home to over 100 living displays including Europe’s largest collection of sharks. It offers a whole world of underwater discovery, watch the dive team feed the fish – all in front of the sharks at the Aquatheatre window.

Breakout Manchester

Breakout

Breakout is a live escape room game located in Manchester City Centre. You are locked in a room with friends, family or work colleagues for an hour and have to solve a series of puzzles and mysteries to escape.

Cafe Football

Cafe Football

Cafe Football was all inspired by good, honest food which brings people together, whether in the stands or at home. Football fans and foodies alike can appreciate the diverse, well-rounded menu with some subtle nods to the game.

Castlefield Artisan Market

Castlefield Artisan Market

Castlefield Artisan Market is Manchester’s biggest fine food, craft and vintage market. It is held every first Saturday of the month and set in Victorian Market Hall on Liverpool Rd/ Deansgate, with lots of amazing stalls.

Chetham’s Library

Chetham’s Library

Chetham’s Library is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. The atmospheric 17th-century interior is housed in beautiful medieval sandstone buildings and is open to visitors and readers from around the world.

Chill Factore

Chill Factore

From ski anFrom ski and snowboard lessons for all levels, ages and ability, to magical snow activities, including the luge ice slide, tubing, snowplay and a 12m climbing wall, Chill Factore has everything for a great day out.

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey has one of the North’s great gardens, with plenty to inspire throughout the year, including a stunning rose garden and one of Britain’s finest winter gardens. The Georgian house was a military hospital in WW1.

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

Winding through the scenic Irwell Vale along a 12-mile line, the East Lancashire Railway provides a truly unique journey, stopping at Heywood, Bury, Summerseat, Ramsbottom, Irwell Vale and Rawtenstall.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Step back in time at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to experience this beautiful Victorian house, where one of the most important writers of the 19th century lived, famous for writing Cranford, North and South, Mary Barton and Ruth.

Emirates Old Trafford

Emirates Old Trafford

Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, is now an all-encompassing cricket club and conference and events venue just South of the city centre. Visiting the cricket ground to catch a test match is a must!

Go Air

Go Air

Go Air offers over 37,000 square foot of open jumping, twin dodgeball courts, trampoline dodgeball league, bounce basketball, battle beams, freestyle Go airbag jump zone, slack line, reaction wall and tumble tracks.

Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World

With over 80 rides, attractions and shows to see each day, Gulliver’s World guarantees you one of the best kids’ days out in the UK. It’s a family-run park, and specially designed for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years of age.

Hat Works

Hat Works

Hat Works offers two floors of interactive exhibits, the museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a collection of over 400 hats from around the world.

Heaton Park

Heaton Park

Heaton Park is the biggest park in Manchester and the largest municipal park in Europe with something for all of the family! With a restaurant and lakeside tea room, it is one of the most popular family days out in the North West.

HOME

HOME

Since HOME opened in 2015, 1.8 million people have visited to see thrilling theatre and dance shows. Experience great independent films from across the world, dive into the new art in the galleries and browse the bookshop.

IMAX

IMAX

IMAX is an entertainment experience so real you feel it in your bones, so magical it takes you to places you have never been: so all-encompassing you’re not just peeking through the window, but part of the action.

IWM North

IWM North

Visit Imperial War Museum to discover fascinating stories about people who have been affected by war. Personal experiences are revealed with over 1400 objects, daily tours and uniquely immersive and interactive displays.

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

Home to The University of Manchester Library’s world-class Special Collections. These collections feature over 1.4 million items spanning five thousand years and include rare books, maps, manuscripts and visual archives.

Junkyard Golf Club

Junkyard Golf Club

Junkyard Golf Club is the home of nine hole crazy golf courses, booze and bad puns. Groups can putt their way through all sorts of bizarre holes; think UV slides, UFC bear cages, a hip hop farm and a tree house bar.

Land Rover Experience Halewood

Landcover Experience Halewood

At Land Rover Experience, you can immerse yourself in the complete Land Rover experience. See right into the heart of the award winning factory, with an expert guide talking through the assembly process from start to finish.

Legoland Discovery Centre

Legoland Discovery Centre

Step inside Legoland Discovery Centre and you’ll feel as though you’ve just jumped in to the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks! With over 2 million Lego bricks all under one roof, what will you discover?

Lucardo

Lucardo

Choose your team, theme, day, time and then prepare to immerse yourself in this real life action escape game. Lucardo is suitable for friends, families, team building, couples, students and anyone else looking for a challenge.

Lyme Park

Lyme Park

Lyme Park is a magnificent house and estate situated on the edge of the Peak District. The 1,300 acre estate with its medieval herd of red and fallow deer offers fantastic tranquil walks and stunning views for visitors.

Manchester Aquatics Centre

Manchester Aquatics Centre

The Manchester Aquatics Centre is one of the biggest swimming facilities in the country and was originally built for the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and also hosts a number of international swimming events and galas.

Manchester Arndale

Manchester Arndale

The UK’s largest inner-city shopping centre, Manchester Arndale has nothing but noteworthy brands inside. From one of the biggest Next stores in Europe and cutting edge looks at All Saints, it caters to every fashionista’s dream.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery is one of the country’s finest art museums. Mixing works from the historic collections with the best international contemporary art to bring fresh perspectives to familiar images and create visual dialogues.

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral

The Grade 1-listed masterpiece, Manchester Cathedral has not only provided a stage on which the city of Manchester’s history has been played out, but also provided some of the leading actors for this narrative.

Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library

At Manchester Central Library there is something for everyone. If you’re interested in local or family history, you’ll love archives and film buffs can discover the collection at the British Film Institute Mediatheque.

Manchester City Football Club

MCFC

Walk in the footsteps of your favourite players with a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium at Manchester City Football Club. You will experience all of this with the help of an expert professional guide from the club.

Manchester Climbing Centre

Manchester Climbing Centre

Manchester Climbing Centre pride themselves on providing top quality climbing facilities for all their customers. They also have a cafe and climbing shop on-site that is fully stocked with the latest climbing equipment.

Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival takes place biennially. It is world’s first artist-led, commissioning festival that presents work from across the creative spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.

Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum

Explore 4 million objects, marvel and live dogs in the Vivarium and get up close and personal to mummies. Whether you want to discover ancient worlds or meet Stan, the T-rex in residence, there’s so much to see at Manchester Museum.

Manchester United Football Club

Manchester United Football Club

The story of Manchester United Football Club is unlike any other club in the world. Only at the Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre can you see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves.

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry is a place full of amazing objects and world changing ideas. On a visit to the museum take part in live shows, enjoy daily demonstrations of historic machines, and lots more.

Museum of Transport

Museum of Transport

One of the largest collections of its kind in the country. The city’s rich transport heritage is represented by a large collection of restored vehicles from the county, most of which are restored to operational condition.

National Football Museum

National Football Museum

The Museum explains how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life. It also aims to explain why England is the home of football, the birthplace of the world’s most popular sport.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Tee off in the Trafford Centre. Expect exotic wildlife, magnificent stone carvings and home to two challenging courses; the Tiki Hut Trail and Temple Ruins Adventure, just remember it’s not the taking part that counts…it’s the winning!

Parrs Wood

Parrs Wood

Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre is the best place for entertainment in South Manchester! It provides a fantastic cinema with 11 screens, the Grosvenor Casino, Tenpin Manchester and the Nuffield Health Fitness Gym.

People’s History Museum

People's History Museum

Visit the People’s History Museum and join a march through time following Britain’s struggle for democracy over two centuries. Enjoy the galleries, along with fun interactives and activities for visitors of all ages.

Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, built in 1784, and powered by Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel, will certainly stimulate your senses.

Robinsons Brewery Visitor Centre

Robinsons Brewery

Delve into the brewing process, journey through the brew house and learn about the largest Hopnik in the world. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year – such as beer and food matching.

Sadler’s Yard

Sadler's Yard

Sadler’s Yard is a space which brings the area to life through a diverse range of events which are always different. But, each one features all of the following elements; food, beer, produce, craft, workshops and live music.

Sea Life Manchester

Sealife Manchester

Be transported into an amazing underwater world and come nose-to-nose with Ernie, the stunning giant green sea turtle, and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from clownfish and seahorses to graceful rays.

Sealife Manchester

Sealife Manchester

Be transported into an amazing underwater world and come nose-to-nose with Ernie, the stunning giant green sea turtle, and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from clownfish and seahorses to graceful rays.

Segway Events

Segway Events

Take to a Segway and experience the fun and excitement of a Segway Rally as you take to the rough terrain of the woodland track at Tatton Park! It’s located just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre by car.

Silverblades Ice Rink

Silverbaldes Ice Rink

Silverblades Ice Rink is a full size ice pad and is open 7 days a week including bank holidays and is home for all ice disciplines including general public skating, figure skating, ice dancing, speed skating and ice hockey.

Standedge Tunnel

Standedge Tunnel

As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, visitors can explore deep into this marvellous Yorkshire attraction on one of the family friendly guided boat trips. There’s a waterside café, playground and wildlife garden, too.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Located in 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park, Tatton Park, the former Egerton family home, is open for you to explore. Uncover centuries of history at the Tudor Old Hall and witness life above and below stairs.

The Lowry

The Lowry

The Lowry offers a year-round programme of world-class theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy, digital and visual art. At the heart of what they do is a commitment to the local communities – especially young people.

The National Cycling Centre

The National Cycling Centre

The National Cycling Centre was Britain’s first indoor Olympic standard cycling track, and since it opened in 1994, is one of the World’s finest and fastest indoor tracks. One lap is 250 metres, and the bankings are 42 ½ degrees.

The Printworks

The Printworks

The Printworks, located on Withy Grove, is a buzzing, state of the art entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester, home to a range of restaurants, bars and clubs along side an IMAX Cinema and gym.

Visit Bolton

Visit Bolton

Located right on the edge of the West Pennine Moors there’s loads of things to see and do! From fascinating heritage to great entertainment and live sporting events, you’re never far away from a world of choice in Bolton.

Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth

A £15 million development has transformed the gallery, doubling it in size and creating new spaces that embrace the park it calls home. Its internationally important collection of 55,000 artworks is just the start.