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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. Rolls Royce in the Revolution Manchester Gallery at the Science and Industry Museum
    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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  4. RHS Garden Bridgewater visitor centre
    Opening 30 July 2020. 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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  5. The Grade 2 listed Great Northern building, a former railway goods distribution warehouse is now a lively leisure and shopping development with bustling bars, restaurants, shops, health club, cinema, casino, bowling alley and an elegant landscaped public square.
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  1. Add City Centre Cruises to your Itinerary

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    City Centre Cruises

    Manchester

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    City Centre Cruises offer a variety of cruises aboard the luxurious restaurant boat 'LS Lowry' discovering the waterways of Manchester and Salford.

  2. Add Suburbia Manchester to your Itinerary

    Suburbia Manchester

    Manchester

    Located just off Deansgate, the recently opened Suburbia brings a twist of Victorian style luxe to the late night scene in the shape of this hidden underground den, right in the heart of Manchester.

  3. Add Little Owl Farm to your Itinerary

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    Little Owl Farm

    Grains Bar, OLDHAM

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    Little Owl Farm is located on the outskirts of Delph just off the A627 and is easy to get to. It is well signposted and there is large car park on site. Entry into the farm is £10 for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children) and this includes 2 buckets…

  4. Add Millcroft Tea Gardens to your Itinerary

    Millcroft Tea Gardens

    off Hutchinson Road, Rochdale

    An enduring bit of Victorian outdoor life which is a great source of refreshment on Sundays and Bank Holidays, from Mothering Sunday to October 12noon-6pm, nestling amongst the biggest growth of monkey puzzle trees in the North of England.

  5. Add Pennine Bridleway to your Itinerary

    Pennine Bridleway

    Wardle, Rochdale

    The Pennine Bridleway is the country's first National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers, and walkers, and it passes through the rugged Pennine hills near Littleborough.

  6. Add Extreme Air Indoor Trampoline Park to your Itinerary

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    Extreme Air Indoor Trampoline Park

    OLDHAM

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    Extreme Air is a gravity defying urban playground with interconnected trampolines, angled walls, roll-over platforms and an airbag super soft landing area which is perfect for practicing and improving your flips and tricks.

    Enjoy with your mates or…

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  7. Add Mersey Valley Priory Gardens to your Itinerary

    Mersey Valley Priory Gardens

    Sale

    Small mature area of woodland excellent for bird watching and fungi species. The gardens link up to Sale Water Park via an underpass.

  8. Add Clue HQ to your Itinerary

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    Clue HQ

    MANCHESTER

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    Clue HQ – Manchester is a live “escape the room” game. You find yourself in a room with 60 minutes to escape. It’s up to you to find clues, keys and codes and solve puzzles and riddles with your team, in order to break out and escape.

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  9. Add David Lloyd - DW Sports Fitness to your Itinerary

    David Lloyd - DW Sports Fitness

    Trafford

    Trafford David Lloyd Leisure offers the best in fitness and health facilities for adults and children.

  10. Add Millyard Gallery to your Itinerary

    Millyard Gallery

    Oldham

    Only 5 miles from the centre of Oldham this is a Fine Art Gallery situated in The Square, Uppermill, Saddleworth, an attractive village in the foothills of the Pennines.

  11. Add South Pennines - Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake walks to your Itinerary

    South Pennines - Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake walks

    Littleborough, Rochdale

    Choose from a selection of walks around Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake.

  12. 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.

  13. Add Bury Golf Club to your Itinerary

    Bury Golf Club

    Bury

    Bury Golf Club welcomes golfers at all levels and offers a friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy a course containing some classic holes. Ring Professional, Gary Coope to book visitor tee time on 0161 766 2213.

  14. 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.

  15. Add Fifth Nightclub to your Itinerary

    Fifth Nightclub

    Manchester

    One of Manchester's longest running student venues hosting regular club nights including foam parties. 

  16. Add Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill to your Itinerary

    Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill

    Ramsbottom

    This well known Bury landmark was built in 1852, erected in tribute to one of Bury's most famous sons, Sir Robert Peel. Peel was the founder of the Police force and Prime Minister 1841-1846.

  17. Add Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club - Groups Only to your Itinerary

    Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club - Groups Only

    Altrincham

    With our beautiful golf course and a large practice area, Dunham Forest is the ideal venue for your golf day.

  18. Add Sound Control to your Itinerary

    Sound Control

    Manchester

    Three-floor live music and clubnight venue that has revived the former Sound Control shop building that got many a Manchester musician's career started.

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  19. Add Ashton Canal to your Itinerary

    Ashton Canal

    Manchester

    The Ashton Canal forms part of the ‘Cheshire Ring’ and links the Huddersfield Narrow and Peak Forest Canals with the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals.

  20. Add Moses Gate Country Park to your Itinerary

    Moses Gate Country Park

    Farnworth, Bolton

    Restored from an old industrial site, the park has now become a place of national scientific interest due to its unique wildlife. You can enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding and model aircraft flying and there is a large play area for children.

  21. 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.

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