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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 Rochdale Canal to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Canal

    Littleborough

    First opened in 1804, the Rochdale Canal was the first trans-Pennine canal and one of the country's most spectacular waterways.

  2. Add Wigan Pondway to your Itinerary

    Wigan Pondway

    Wigan

    This grouping of waterways have become known as the Wigan Pondway. Wigan has its own very distinctive 'wildlife' communities, which over time, have adapted to the local conditions and now form the basis of their 'local biodiversity'.

  3. Salford’s Peel Park now has a Writer in Residence – uncovering weird and wonderful stories of the past and future

    It welcomed Queen Victoria in 1851 and was a hit with L.S. Lowry – Peel Park is a place rich with historic wonder and interesting goings-on, tucked down on the Salford Flood Plain. Now it has its own Writer in Residence: Adam Farrer.

  4. Add Deansgate to your Itinerary

    Deansgate

    Manchester

    Deansgate is one of the major thoroughfares of Manchester.

  5. Add The Factory to your Itinerary

    The Factory

    Manchester

    Opening in 2021. The Factory is a flagship new cultural venue led by Manchester City Council in partnership with the team behind Manchester International Festival.

  6. Add Frog & Bucket Comedy Club to your Itinerary

    Frog & Bucket Comedy Club

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Manchester's original and longest running alternative comedy venue.

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  7. Add The Green to your Itinerary

    The Green

    Manchester

    The Green is the epitome of sports bars. There are eight 12ft screens and many more normal TV’s that show all the big sporting events plus indoor golf simulators making it possible for you to enjoy some of the world’s greatest courses, indoors.

  8. Add Samlesbury Hall to your Itinerary

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    Samlesbury Hall

    Preston

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    Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel.

  9. Add KickAir to your Itinerary

    KickAir

    Manchester

    Kickair is the largest indoor activity park in the North West of England. It has an array of activities, including, exclusive rights to the Robokeeper, trampolines, climbing walls, soft play and much more.

  10. Add Matchmoor Riding Centre to your Itinerary

    Matchmoor Riding Centre

    Bolton

    Matchmoor Riding Centre is a member of the British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and a Pony Club approved centre. It is located on the beautiful rural West Pennine Moors with access to Rivington Country Park.

  11. Add Parsonage Gardens to your Itinerary

    Parsonage Gardens

    Manchester

    A place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Deansgate.

  12. Add Worthington Lakes to your Itinerary

    Worthington Lakes

    Wigan

    Woodlands surround three reservoirs with paths and picnic sites and access to the Red Rock cycle and bridleway. Small nature reserve, Visitor Centre and Fishing.

  13. Add Manchester Regional Gymnastics Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Regional Gymnastics Centre

    Manchester

    A world-class purpose-built training facility, accessible to all Manchester residents and visitors.

  14. Add The Dancehouse Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Dancehouse Theatre

    Manchester

    A dance, drama and comedy venue and home of the Northern Ballet School.

  15. Add DW Stadium to your Itinerary

    DW Stadium

    Wigan

    Home to Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club.

  16. Add Altrincham Football Club to your Itinerary

    Altrincham Football Club

    Altrincham

    Altrincham Football Club (nickname The Robins) play in the Vanarama National League. The ground is a short 10 minute walk from Altrincham town centre.

  17. Add Old Granada Studios to your Itinerary

    Old Granada Studios

    Manchester

    Old Granada Studios is located on Quay Street in Manchester. It was built in 1954 and founded by Sidney Bernstein as part of Granada Television.

  18. Add Rochdale Parish Church, St Chads to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Parish Church, St Chads

    Sparrow Hill, Rochdale

    There has been a church on the hill overlooking Rochdale Town Centre for well over 1,000 years. Part of the present church tower have been dated back to Saxon times.

  19. 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.

  20. Add Cockfields Farm to your Itinerary

    Cockfields Farm

    Oldham

    Cockfields Farm Park

    Enjoy a Fabulous Family day out down on the farm, animal activities running every half an hour 7 days a week. Large free car park, Gift Shop & Cafe

    Cockfields Farm Park is located on the Border of Ashton Under Lyne & Oldham in…

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