Our sporting life!
Manchester is famous worldwide for many things, but mention the city’s name anywhere around the globe and it won’t be long before one topic comes up – sport!
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!
Aintree Racecourse is close to the city of Liverpool and is the stage to The Grand National, the world’s most famous horse race. Aintree hosts an additional four race days a year and is also successful conference and events venue.
Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium
This is one of Manchester’s greatest nights out. Partying, celebrating, a night with friends, dining in the restaurant or entertaining in the suites – whatever night is your night – you’re going to love the dogs.
Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on 9th February 1539. Pop fans can also look forward to the Chester Rocks music festival which is held here annually.
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.
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 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.
Haydock Park Racecourse
Haydock Park Racecourse is a premier dual-purpose racecourse that boasts a wide-ranging all year-round racing calendar that includes both flat and jumping fixtures. It also also a premier conference and events venue.
Heaton Park Golf Course
The Heaton Park Golf Course is a picturesque Championship standard golf course, situated in the scenic grounds of Heaton Park. Designed by five times Open Champion JH Taylor, it was opened to the public in 1911.
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 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.
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.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is renowned for its towering sand hills and features an outstanding set of par-threes that rank among the best in world golf. Find this golf club at Southport for a great day out for all abilities.
Royal Lytham Golf Club
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present course constructed in 1897. The clubhouse celebrated its centenary in 1998 and is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to ten Open Championships.
Silverblades 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.
St Helens RFC
St Helens Rugby Football Club, more commonly known as The Saints, have a long and glorious history that dates back to their formation in 1873. Since then they have won 64 trophies and are the most successful club in the summer era.
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.
Wigan Athletic add to the richness of the Manchester’s soccer heritage. Wigan had been on the up since the 1990s when their ascent through the division but ended a golden period with two relegations between 2013 and 2015.