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Things to See and Do in Manchester

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

  1. Aerial map showing the location of Homeground, Manchester
    HOME, Manchester’s largest multi-arts venue, have launched a massive temporary outdoor arts space in the heart of the city. The new space, named Homeground, will be located on an 80,000ft2 future development site on First Street, just next to HOME.
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  2. Walking tour group
    Entertaining and comprehensive tour led by locals, covering our main attractions as well as the lesser-known quirks. We run Every Day at 11am, starting by the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens. Booking is not required - just turn up!
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  3. Culture in Manchester
    On this site you’ll find re-opening museums, galleries and libraries, theatre performances and film, music and dance and a special section with events just for families.
  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. Add Moss Bank Park to your Itinerary

    Moss Bank Park

    Bolton

    Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train and gardens. Events held thoughout the year - check www.boltonlife.org.uk for details.

  2. Add Kersal Dale to your Itinerary

    Kersal Dale

    Broughton, Salford

    Kersal Dale occupies around 32 hectares of countryside and forms part of the Croal Irwell Valley. With beautiful beech woodland to amble through and the River Irwell to wonder along Kersal Dale offers a welcome break from city life.

  3. Add Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

    Huddersfield

    Hard hats at the ready! Standedge Tunnel is Britain's longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel, hidden deep beneath the beautiful Pennine countryside. One of the seven wonders of our waterways, this must-see attraction is located in Marsden, a…

  4. Outwood Country Park and Outwood Trail

    Radcliffe

    Country Park and Trail home to the Ruckreim cluster on the Irwell Sculpture Trail

  5. Add Bury Sculpture Centre REOPENS 18 MAY 21 to your Itinerary

    Bury Sculpture Centre REOPENS 18 MAY 21

    Bury

    Bury Sculpture Centre, in the town's cultural quarter brings some of the best in international art and culture to local audiences and visitors.

  6. Add Irish World Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Irish World Heritage Centre

    Manchester

    The Irish World Heritage Centre holds conferences and events and is a major hub for the Irish community in the northwest of England.

  7. Add Sir Ralph Abercromby to your Itinerary

    Sir Ralph Abercromby

    Manchester

    Sir Ralph Abercromby is a traditional pub in the heart of Manchester City centre, serving a range of cask ales, craft beer and food

  8. Add The Portico Library and Gallery to your Itinerary

    The Portico Library and Gallery

    Manchester

    A beautifully restored Georgian private subscription library founded in 1806.

  9. Add Barrow Bridge Village to your Itinerary

    Barrow Bridge Village

    off Moss Bank Way, Bolton

    Take a stroll around this former industrial village to admire the former homes of mill workers and the stream once used to power waterwheels.

  10. Add Cat Cafe Manchester to your Itinerary

    Cat Cafe Manchester

    Manchester

    Cat Café is a friendly and relaxed environment where customers can play and interact with cats over a cup of coffee or pot of tea.

  11. Add Bury Parish Church to your Itinerary

    Bury Parish Church

    Bury

    This stunning Grade 1 listed building is a peaceful space where visitors are invited to come and experience a real sense of history, visit the friendly coffee shop or book a ticket for one of the church's Friday lunchtime classical concerts.

  12. Add Hopwood Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Hopwood Park, Green Flag Award

    Hopwood, Heywood

    Hopwood Park is a small pocket park crammed with facilities and features you would normally only expect in a bigger park.

  13. Add Total Adrenaline to your Itinerary

    Total Adrenaline

    Mottram in Longdendale

    With a Trampoline Zone, Laser Zone and iPlay Zone you can jump off the walls, dive from dodgeballs and have a blast at Total Adrenaline! Based in Mottram in Longdendale, Tameside, Total Adrenaline is home to three fun zones with something suitable…

  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 Alexandra Park (Wigan) to your Itinerary

    Alexandra Park (Wigan)

    Newton, Wigan

    Alexandra is a 15 acre park. Various events are held throughout the year

  16. Add Springfield Park to your Itinerary

    Springfield Park

    Marland, Rochdale

    Between Rochdale and Heywood, Springfield Park is the borough's largest park with landscaped and wooded slopes down to the Roch Valley.

  17. Add Nidderdale Llama Trekking to your Itinerary

    Nidderdale Llama Trekking

    Harrogate

    Based in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale Llamas offers a unique experience for all abilities and ages.

  18. Add The Royal Oak at Didsbury to your Itinerary

    The Royal Oak at Didsbury

    Manchester

    The Royal Oak is a traditional British pub serving a range of cask ales, beers and wine.

  19. Add Namco Funscape to your Itinerary

    Namco Funscape

    Trafford

    Namco Funscape is a dynamic entertainment complex housing 18 lanes of bowling (including 6 luxury VIP lanes), a 16 car Dodgem track, American Pool Hall, and a full amusement arcade offering over 150 of the latest video games.

  20. Add Burrs Country Park to your Itinerary

    Burrs Country Park

    Bury

    Burrs Country Park is a beautiful country park located just a mile outside Bury town centre.

  21. Add Leesbrook Nature Park to your Itinerary

    Leesbrook Nature Park

    Oldham

    Leesbrook Nature Park is at the heart of the Medlock Valley and is a haven for wildlife and a great place for families. A great spot for everything from picnics to play, the park also includes an adventure play area (aimed at 6 –14 yr olds).

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