Manchester is a famously welcoming and cosmopolitan city, offering almost endless opportunities for fun and excitement, with something to be explored around virtually every corner.
Mention Manchester almost anywhere in the world and people will recognise its famous football teams. Fans of all ages can experience the world’s greatest sport at the National Football Museum. Entrance to the museum and its collections is free, but it’s worth upgrading to the interactive premium pass for the opportunity to test your skills, whether in a penalty shoot out, some goalkeeping practice or even the chance to try your hand in the commentary box.
Museum of Science and Industry
The excellent Museum of Science and Industry occupies a large site close to the city centre. It has a range of fascinating collections suitable for a family day out and even has its own railway line within the grounds offering steam train rides during most school holidays. Inside the museum, there are working steam engines, exhibits explaining the city’s history as an important textiles centre and many hands-on experiments to test out, including the opportunity to stare into the mirror of infinity, create your own tornado, and watch your own skeleton ride a bicycle. Who thought science could be so cool?
Lowry – Salford Quays
Alternatively, you could pay a visit to the Lowry at nearby Salford Quays. Named after famed native artist L.S Lowry, the complex is home to a stunning theatre/art centre hosting live music events, plays and exhibitions from some of the globe’s leading artists.
A short journey brings you to the Trafford Centre. There you’ll find a little piece of Denmark in the form of the ever-popular Legoland. With a fascinating factory tour, awesome attractions like the Kingdom Quest Lazer Ride and soft play area for the little ones, this wondrous world of brightly-coloured building bricks is tremendous fun for the whole family. As if all that wasn’t enough, adrenaline-lovers can experience weightlessness by visiting skydiving simulator Airkix at the Trafford Centre too. Or maybe you’re more at home hitting the snow? Nearby Chill Factore boasts the UK’s longest indoor ski slope.
Finally, no trip to Manchester would be complete without a trip to nearby Chester Zoo, the UK’s number one zoological attraction and setting of Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’. The zoo is home to an incredible 20,000 animals, including elephants, tigers and a buffoonery of delightful orang-utans.
That’s just a small taste of the many things that this fabulous city has to offer, but with so much to choose from, we’re sure you’ll want to start your Manchester adventure right away! Book your mobile Tickets now…