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Essential venues and activities

In addition to a year round programme of sports events, Manchester is packed with activities and entertainment to keep even the most ardent sports fan amused.

Whatever sporting event you're here for, a trip won't be complete without a visit to either Manchester United or Manchester's City's museum and stadium tour. Both venues have won awards for their behind-the-scenes tours, giving you the chance to sit in the director's box and see the players changing rooms. These fascinating tours, coupled with the genuine passion of the guides (often lifelong supporters) will ensure you receive a unique glimpse of life

The Quays is a waterfront destination home to a number of attractions, including Manchester United and Lancashire County Cricket Club - two sporting institutions. While you're there, why not stop by The Quays' stunning waterfront, home to two spectacular attractions - The Lowry and the Imperial War Museum North, both of which are free to enter.

The Trafford Quays Leisure Village has great value activities that will keep you energised for hours. Chill Factore, the UK's largest indoor ski slope offers skiing, snowboarding and climbing. Taster lessons last approximately one hour, meaning it's an ideal way of fitting more into a visit to a Manchester sporting event. Meanwhile,. You can practise golfing techniques or miniature golf at Playgolf, or try indoor skydiving at Airkix just a stone's throw away. Alternatively, make a day of it and do it all, followed by a spot of retail therapy at The Trafford Centre, with over 230 stores under one roof.

As well as being the home of Manchester City Football Club, the City of Manchester Stadium is part of the Sportcity district, which houses an array of spectacular sporting facilities where major cycling, squash, tennis and netball events often take place. Why not test the track of the British Cycling Team at Manchester Velodrome? You don't need to be an athlete to get involved, just hire the bike and helmet for a taster.

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