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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 Chorlton Park to your Itinerary

    Chorlton Park

    Manchester

    Opened in 1928 now home to a bowls pavilion, children's playground, basketball court and football areas.

  2. Add Three Minute Theatre to your Itinerary

    Three Minute Theatre

    Manchester

    The 3MT is a fully licensed, wheelchair friendly, city centre venue for music, drama, dance, comedy and film. It incorporates a full tech theatre, recording and rehearsal facilities, a cinema, dance studio and bar. Capacity 50-100.

  3. Alexandra Park

    Alexandra Park is a Victorian town park, which was built by the people of Oldham during the cotton famine sparked by the American Civil War, which prevented the export of raw cotton from America to Oldham.

    Small areas of clough woodland can be…

  4. Add Men Behaving Dadly to your Itinerary

    Men Behaving Dadly

    Greenacres, OLDHAM

    Men Behaving Dadly (all ages)

    Every Saturday, 11:30am to 1pm, FREE

    Men Behaving Dadly offers a warm friendly environment with positive opportunities for safe supported and creative play sessions for dads and their children. With the aim of…

  5. Add Mersey Valley Firs Wood to your Itinerary

    Mersey Valley Firs Wood

    Urmston

    Next to Carrington Lane, Firs Wood is a small mature mixed woodland excellent for woodland birds. Access to Carrington Moss and Dainewell Woods which have a network of paths and tracks to explore, open to horses and cycles, as well as walkers.…

  6. Add Bugsworth Basin to your Itinerary

    Bugsworth Basin

    High Peak, Stockport

    Bugsworth Basin was the largest inland port on the narrow canal system. Restored by volunteers of the Inland Waterways Protection Society and re-opened to boats in 2005, today it is the only surviving canal and tramway interchange in the UK.

  7. Add Saddleworth Museum to your Itinerary

    Saddleworth Museum

    Oldham

    Saddleworth Museum is a small community museum located in the heart of Saddleworth. Situated in one of the out buildings of a nineteenth century Victorian Mill (the only part of the mill to survive), it stands in an historic and beautiful location…

  8. Add Cloudwater Brewery to your Itinerary

    Cloudwater Brewery

    Manchester

    Take a tour of the world-famous, award-winning Cloudwater to see how they brew their high-quality beer.

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  9. Add Lancaster Park & Animal Farm to your Itinerary

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    Lancaster Park & Animal Farm

    Chadderton, OLDHAM

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    Lancaster Park & Animal Farm is a family run childrens’ petting farm located in Chadderton near Oldham which offers a great day out for all the family! WE ARE OPEN EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, ALL BANK HOLIDAYS AND EVERY DAY DURING THE SCHOOL…

  10. Uncovering Salford’s Ordsall Hall – stories of ghosts, Guy Fawkes and a history dating from 1177

    Salford

    If you haven’t seen Ordsall Hall, it is certainly a striking sight – and something you may not first expect in this urban area of Salford.

  11. Add Rüh Dental to your Itinerary

    Rüh Dental

    Manchester

    A translation of spirit or soul, Rüh dental is a private dental clinic offering the full complement of general, cosmetic and specialist dentistry to cater for all patient needs.

  12. Add Close Park to your Itinerary

    Close Park

    Bury

    Close Park is a public park located approximately 3 miles from Bury town centre and 1 mile from Radcliffe town centre. The park has a bowling green, football pitches, outdoor gym equipment, children's play area.

  13. Add Cheshire's Salt Story to your Itinerary

    Cheshire's Salt Story

    Manchester

    Discover Cheshire’s salt-producing history at the Lion Salt Works before seeing how the salt was transported away from the mines at the Anderton boat lift.

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  14. Add Armitage Centre to your Itinerary

    Armitage Centre

    Fallowfield, Manchester

    The University of Manchester's Armitage Site offers numerous options in sport, health and fitness and is ideally located in the heart of Fallowfield's vibrant student community.

  15. Add Denzell Gardens to your Itinerary

    Denzell Gardens

    Altrincham

    This haven of tranquillity has lovely gardens and a large open meadow covered in varieties of orchid and other wild-flowers.

  16. Queens Park

    Bolton

    Traditional Victorian park just a few minutes walk from Bolton town centre with ornamental gardens, lakes, bowling green, play area and open spaces. Ranger activities and events held throughout the year - check www.boltonlife.org.uk for details.

  17. Add Flixton Gardens to your Itinerary

    Flixton Gardens

    Flixton

    Ralph Wright whose family had grown to be wealthy landowners in Flixton built Flixton House and Gardens in 1806. In 1935, the Council acquired Flixton House and grounds and opened it as a park.

    The grounds include a walled garden, rose garden and…

  18. Add La Gitane to your Itinerary

    La Gitane

    Manchester

    La Gitane is a new basement Jazz Club bringing you the finest in Jazz, Blues, Soul and Latin music every Thursday Friday and Saturday.

  19. Flecky Bennett Ghost Walks

    Flecky Bennett “Manchester’s Ghost Walker Extraordinaire” returns after 18 months with his award winning Ghost Walks in Manchester, Didsbury, Chorlton, Ancoats, Stockport, Altrincham and Bolton.

  20. Add Lowes Park Golf Club to your Itinerary

    Lowes Park Golf Club

    Bury

    Lowes Park is a nine hole moorland golf course situated just north of Bury in the Greater Manchester area. Visitors are always very welcome at Lowes Park. For any enquiries or please contact the Secretary on 0161 764 1231.

  21. Add iFly Indoor Skydiving to your Itinerary

    iFly Indoor Skydiving

    Stretford, Manchester

    The dream of flight becomes a reality at Manchester's indoor skydiving attraction.

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