Manchester Activities

Fun things to do in and around Manchester

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          Fun things to do in Manchester

          Manchester has reinvented itself in recent times as a capital of stylish entertainment, where sleek modern buildings now vie with monuments. Manchester is also home to the Premier League’s giants making this a favourite for football fanatics. Famously friendly and energetic, Manchester keeps up a breathtakingly pacy social scene and buzzes with fashionable shopping, trendy bars and busy clubs giving this city all the ingredients needed for an exceptional weekend away. The city has a variety of activities to offer, from a range of fast and furious motorsports to refined cocktail and wine masterclasses.

          Active things to do in Manchester

          Get the legs moving with these exciting activities

        • Bubble Football

          ★★★★★
          From £30.00 per person
        • It's A Knockout

          ★★★★★
          From £45.00 per person
        • Clay Shooting

          ★★★★★
          From £55.00 per person
        • Bubble Mayhen

          ★★★★★
          From £28.00 per person
        • Northern Games

          ★★★★★
          From £35.00 per person
        • Foot Darts

          ★★★★
          From £25.00 per person
        • Footgolf

          ★★★★
          From £20.00 per person
        • Why visit Manchester

          This vibrant city is bursting with energy and character and is renowned for being one of the friendliest cities in the UK. The buzzing northern city offers a vibrant atmosphere, rich history, and something special for every kind of group, making it the ideal destination for an unforgettable escape.

           

          Canal Capers: Take a leisurely boat trip on the Manchester Canals, offering stunning city views and a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a picnic lunch onboard or grab a bite at a charming canal-side cafe.

          Football Fans: Immerse yourselves in the beautiful game with a stadium tour of Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, or the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City.

          Nightlife Nirvana: Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a haven for trendy bars, buzzing clubs, and live music venues. Dance the night away to the latest beats or catch up-and-coming artists in intimate settings.

          Foodie Paradise: Embark on a global culinary adventure in the vibrant Curry Mile, packed with authentic Indian restaurants. For trendy brunch spots and independent cafes, head to the bohemian Northern Quarter.

          Alternative Adventures: Explore the city’s vibrant street art scene in the Northern Quarter or delve into the world of independent record stores and quirky shops in Affleck’s Palace.

          Cultural Delights: Bond over a fascinating exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery, showcasing an impressive collection of art from across the centuries. Or, delve into the city’s industrial past at the People’s History Museum.

          Beyond the city: Manchester is a great base for exploring the Peak District National Park, offering breathtaking scenery, charming villages, and outdoor activities. Take a day trip for a hike in the rolling hills or a scenic train ride through the countryside.

           

          Manchester offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, a rich industrial heritage, and a cutting-edge music scene. With excellent transport links and a great value for money, it’s the perfect destination for a memorable city break, no matter your group’s interests!

          Active things to do in Manchester

          Get the legs moving with these exciting activities

          • Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

            ★★★★★
            From £52.00 per person
          • Bottomless Brunch

            ★★★★★
            From £30.00 per person
          • Cocktail Making Experience

            ★★★★★
            From £30.00 per person
          • It's A Knockout

            ★★★★★
            From £45.00 per person
          • Life Drawing Class

            ★★★★★
            From £25.00 per person
          • Clay Shooting

            ★★★★★
            From £55.00 per person
          • Country Pursuits Day

            ★★★★★
            From £45.00 per person
          • Indoor Karting

            ★★★★★
            From £45.00 per person
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          Adam – We’ll be using AC again!

          I wanted to give a special shout-out to Nathan at Adventure Connections for making the entirety of our trip easy and enjoyable. He communicated clearly, offered flexibility with our requirements, and helped us arrange a wonderful weekend for our group that everyone loved. We’ll be back to use you again soon!

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          Aimee – Easy event planning

          I highly recommend booking through Adventure Connections, they made my life so much easier and answered every question I had swiftly. Thank you so much for all your help and an excellent trip away!

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          Catherine – The Best Weekend Away!

          We had the best weekend arranged by Adventure Connections for my cousin’s hen. Everything was swiftly arranged and we loved the activities booked for us (private chef and butlers). Thanks everyone – a stressful planning situation made easier by great party planners!

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          Seasonal events and activities in Manchester

          Manchester’s energy is infectious, and its events calendar reflects that. From world-class music festivals to quirky local traditions, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant northern city. So, whether you’re a music lover, a foodie, or a culture vulture, plan your Manchester escape around one of these key recurring events:

           

          Spring events in Manchester:

          St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March): Manchester’s large Irish community comes together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a vibrant parade and lively celebrations across the city’s pubs.

          Manchester Marathon (April): Lace up your running shoes and take part in the Manchester Marathon, a grueling yet exhilarating race that winds its way through the city. Cheer on runners or participate yourself, soaking in the supportive atmosphere.

           

          Summer events in Manchester:

          Manchester Day (Various Dates in June): Manchester comes alive with local pride during Manchester Day. This city-wide celebration features free family-friendly events, live music performances, and cultural activities, showcasing the best of Manchester.

          Manchester Pride (August): Celebrate love and diversity at Manchester Pride, the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ Pride festival. This vibrant week-long event features a colorful parade, electrifying stage shows, community events, and a celebratory atmosphere that fills the streets.

          Parklife (June): Get ready to groove at Parklife, one of the UK’s biggest music festivals. Held in the sprawling Heaton Park, this two-day extravaganza features chart-topping artists across diverse genres. Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere and dance the weekend away.

           

          Autumn events in Manchester:

          Manchester Food and Drink Festival (September): Embark on a culinary adventure at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Sample delectable dishes from local restaurants and international vendors, witness live cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, and discover new flavor combinations.

           

          Winter events in Manchester:

          City of Lights (December): Witness Manchester transformed into a winter wonderland during City of Lights. This festive event features dazzling light displays, Christmas markets, and festive cheer across the city center, creating a magical atmosphere for the holidays.

          Chinese New Year Celebrations (February): Immerse yourself in the vibrant sights and sounds of Chinese New Year celebrations in Manchester. Held in the city’s vibrant Chinatown, this festive occasion features parades, lion dances, and delicious food stalls.

           

          So, when planning your Manchester escape, consider aligning your trip with one of these electrifying events. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant energy, savor its diverse offerings, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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