This week is Walking Week in Manchester – a huge initiative to get people out of their cars and on foot in a bid to help everyone’s health. Walks are taking place all over Manchester with over 100 free walks around the region helping to show off what Manchester has to offer. There are a […]
Explore Manchester and Beyond!
The Legoland Discovery Centre: Surely a top destination for kids of all ages… and yes, we do mean adults as well! The ever-popular Lego appears here in this indoor attraction – ideal for rainy days. Visit Miniland, head out on a Ninjago City adventure, and take your seat for Merlin’s Apprentice Ride.
Escape from it all at Chorlton Water Park: No rides here, just a tranquil and relaxing place a short distance to the south of the city centre. Make sure the kids get rid of their excess energy in the play area, and wander around the woods to stretch your legs, too.
Visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House: Elizabeth Gaskell was an author who wrote many successful novels, including Cranford, which later went on to become a BBC TV series. Explore the period rooms, the beautiful gardens, and marvel at the fact you’re in the heart of Manchester.
What lies within Boggart Hole Clough? This strange name is given to a park that lies to the north of Manchester. It is an ancient woodland complete with boating lake and café, and covers 190 acres. In case you weren’t aware, a boggart is a mischievous fairy spoken of in English folklore. Your chances of seeing it are slim, but you never know…
Explore the underwater world at Sealife Manchester: There are Sealife sites all around the UK, and one is right here in Manchester. With over two million gallons of water providing a home for the various species in the aquarium, you can come face to face with turtles, rays, sharks, and much else besides.
Take some time to shop, too: If you’re keen on parting with some cash, park your hire car in one of the many car parks in the city and explore hundreds of shops that are waiting to be discovered. The Arndale Centre must be one of the most familiar to many, thanks to its glass front and dozens of stores. If it is discounts you want, the Lowry Outlet is the one for you. This outlet mall is packed with bargains, and sits in The Quays area of the city. Be sure to grab something to eat at one of the nearby restaurants while you’re there.