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Things to See and Do in Manchester

Culture, nightlife, history, and good fun in Greater Manchester

  1. East Lancashire Railway train travelling over countryside bridge
    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.
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  2. Castlefield Gallery in Manchester
    Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery is Manchester’s first public contemporary visual art gallery dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art and artists.
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  3. People in an exhibition in the National Football Museum
    Whether you’re a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.
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  4. Trafford Water Sports Centre
    Trafford Water Sports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, offers a wide range of water sports taster activities where you can try paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or sailing.
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  5. The Science and Industry Museum building
    Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.
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  6. RHS Garden Bridgewater entrance, cafe and shop
    Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.
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  7. Child playing minigolf at Treetop Adventure Golf
    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub.
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  1. Add Matchday VIP Experiences at Manchester United Football Club to your Itinerary

    Matchday VIP Experiences at Manchester United Football Club

    Guarantee your ticket to any home game of your choice with a Matchday VIP Experience. Your experience includes some of the best seats in the stadium, fantastic food and drink, a gift and matchday entertainment.

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  2. Add LEGOLAND Discovery Centre to your Itinerary

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    LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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    LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is the ultimate indoor LEGO Playground and offers an inspirational and unique day out for all the family!

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  3. Add Play Factore to your Itinerary

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    Play Factore

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    Play Factore facilities cater for children from 6 months – 16 years old and we are the only family entertainment arena in the UK where parents can play with children on age-applicable equipment.

  4. Add IWM North to your Itinerary

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    IWM North

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    IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.

  5. Add Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour to your Itinerary

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    Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour

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    Discover Manchester is the official Tourist Board free, daily walking tour of Manchester.

  6. Add Escape to Freight Island to your Itinerary

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    Escape to Freight Island

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    Located on Baring Street, amid the thrilling regeneration of Depot Mayfield, Escape to Freight Island will become a permanent urban market and festival space - an axis of food, drink, music, immersive entertainment, festival takeovers and family…

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  7. Add Chill Factore to your Itinerary

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    Chill Factore

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    Looking for the perfect place to have fun with the family? Manchester’s real snow centre Chill Factore is the ideal destination for any family adventure.

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  8. Add Sightseeing Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Sightseeing Manchester

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    Discover Manchester with a 90 minute bus tour. The 15 stop hop-on hop-off tour takes you to Manchester’s key sights and runs every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Years Day.

  9. Add Great Northern Warehouse to your Itinerary

    Great Northern Warehouse

    Manchester's exciting leisure and shopping experience including a 16 screen cinema.

  10. Add Manchester Opera House to your Itinerary

    Manchester Opera House

    A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End musicals.

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  11. Add Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

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    Chester Zoo

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    Chester Zoo is home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning gardens and is the nearest large zoo to Manchester. With over 500 different animal species in their 125 acres, visitors are sure to have an adventure…

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  12. Add Spinningfields to your Itinerary

    Spinningfields

    One of the city’s most vibrant destinations, Spinningfields is a thriving hub for work, rest and play.

  13. Add The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  14. Add Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour to your Itinerary

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    Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

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    The Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour offers a behind the scenes look at the world’s most iconic stadium; Old Trafford.

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  15. Add East Lancashire Railway to your Itinerary

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    East Lancashire Railway

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    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.

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  16. Add Treetop Adventure Golf to your Itinerary

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    Treetop Adventure Golf

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    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub. 

  17. Add National Football Museum to your Itinerary

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    National Football Museum

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    • Campaign We're Good To Go 2020We're Good To Go

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    Whether you’re a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.

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  18. Add Coronation Street The Tour to your Itinerary

    Coronation Street The Tour

    Coronation Street The Tour promises to take guests on a trip down the nation’s most famous street and discover the hidden world which lies behind the camera lens.

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  19. Add City of Manchester Gin Experience to your Itinerary

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    City of Manchester Gin Experience

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    Manchester Three Rivers gin distillery is an interactive gin experience based in Manchester city centre.

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