Following Goverment advice Manchester is slowly starting to open up again. On this page we'll be bringing together information from across the retail and leisure sectors to help you plan your visits across Greater Manchester safely.

Please check with any business before visiting to confirm opening times and safety procedures and read our 'Know Before You Go' page on visiting the region responsibly.

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Non-essential shops are now open, as long as they follow Government guidelines. Greater Manchester's retail sector will start to welcome visitors back with the following shopping centres, outlet centres and department stores open for business:

Manchester Arndale

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Cheshire Oaks


Quayside MediaCityUK (formerly The Lowry Outlet Mall)



Some attractions in and around Greater Manchester with outdoor space have partially opened:

National Trust properties including Tatton Park, Dunham Massey, Lyme Park and Quarry Bank.

Chester Zoo

Runway Visitor Park

Sea Life Centre

Treetop Adventure Golf

From the 4th of July tourist attractions will be able to reopen if they can do so safely.

Coming soon:

National Football Museum- open from the 23rd July

People's History Museum - open from the 1st September

There is more than 500 square miles of inspiring countryside within Greater Manchester so you'll be able to find your space. Have a look at our list of green spaces and country parks or our top 5 walks in Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford or Wigan.


Manchester is the home of great events and that is going to continue with new events that enable social distancing starting to be launched.

Drive-in events in Greater Manchester

Bars & Restaurants

From the 4th of July restaurants and pubs can open. Indoor hospitality will be limited to table services and contact details will need to be collected from customers.

View our list of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in Manchester.


From the 4th of July hotels will be able to open. We will update this section as our partner hotels confirm. 

Dakota Hotel - open from the 4th July

Hotel Indigo - open from the 4th of July

Native - open from the 4th July

INNSiDE Manchester - open from 4th July 

King Street Townhouse - open from the 6th of July

Tours and Tour Guides

Manchester Guided Tours - open from 4th July

BusyBus - open from 4th July

Skyliner Street Art Tour - open from 24th July

Manchester Misses You

To help you to enjoy Greater Manchester virtually we've been publishing our favourite ideas, inspirations and resources to Manchester Misses You. Head over there to experience virtual tours, streamed concerts, colouring-in pages and more.




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