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50 things to do in Manchester

Manchester is one of the most iconic cities in the UK and is a cultural and social hub in the North of England. It’s full to the brim with history, culture, and of course, fun activities. So don’t miss out and check what’s on offer to you before you visit!

Manchester has lots of great museums and art galleries where you can learn about the city and see exhibits and art from around the world all in one place!

The city is also famous for its football and rightly so with two of the most successful teams in England in one city. So why not tour around the hallowed halls of Old Trafford or check out the impressive and modern stadium of Manchester City.

There is so much more to Manchester and check out this page to see just some of what is offer in this amazing city!

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Step inside the exciting world of BBC broadcasting at MediaCityUK. MediaCityUK is home to many of your favourite television programmes including Match of the Day, Blue Peter and BBC Breakfast. It’s also home to Radio 5 live, CBBC, BBC Sport and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. …

This isn’t just any old Bingo, Bongo’s Bingo totally flips the mundane game on its head and turns it into a wild night that is absolutely unmissable. Over at Bongo’s Bingo, you will find extreme party …

Attention all foodies! There is a chicken wing festival happening annually in Manchester and you can not miss it! The Manchester Wing Fest is a celebration of the mighty chicken wing and is now the world’s …

Just twenty minutes outside of Manchester city centre. You’ll be under the guide of professional instructors, who work under David Lloyd, who has represented Great Britain at junior and senior levels. Their refurbished club house, with …

Calling all Funstackers! It’s time to tick climbing to new heights off your bucket list! Zip on down to Manchester’s very own climbing centre at Parthian Climbing. With over ropes and routes for people of all …

Do you have what it takes to come out as the putting champ? Head on down to the Junkyard Golf Club in Manchester for a thrilling day/night out of crazy golfing. This place is packed with …

For the sports enthusiasts out there, Disc Golf is a new and pretty much cost-free activity sweeping the nation. It is, essentially, playing golf but with frisbees. This course is set in the beautiful Longford Park …

Do you think you can beat the clock? Then go on and challenge yourself to do an escape room in Manchester. In groups between two and six people at Lucardo, you’ll be locked in a room …

Are you looking for flying lessons in Manchester? Well now is your chance to take to the skies. Whether it’s just a trial session or you want to get a license, Mainair Flying School has got …

Have you always wanted to learn to fly? Well now is your chance to take to the skies and get your license. Whether it’s a private license or an aircraft license, LAC Flying School has got …

Submerge yourself in a diving course in Manchester! Freedivers was Established in 1999, and they are the oldest Freediving club in the UK – they have a strong and ever growing presence across the rest of …

Are you looking for something a bit different to do on your next day out? Why not step into a digital world at Electric Gamebox! Enter into their digital game box rooms that are kitted out …

Billed as the ultimate karting experience, it’s time to check go-karting off of your bucket list at TeamSport go-karting in Manchester. This 550-metre track includes tight corners and long stretches so you can really put your …

This indoor Skydiving experience, based in the centre of Manchester, is the perfect activity for all thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies on a budget. Anyone from the the ages of three upwards can give it a go! …

With more than 2,000 oil paintings, 3,000 watercolours and drawings, 250 sculptures, 90 miniatures and around 1,000 prints. It owns more than 13,000 decorative art objects including ceramics, glass, enamels, furniture, metalwork, arms and armour, wallpapers, …

Looking to visit a football museum? You’ve just found the ultimate Stack for a footy fan! The National Football Museum in Manchester is the world’s biggest football museum and you can visit it for free if …

Looking to see the sites of Manchester while keeping fit?  Go Running Tours offers seven different running tours ranging from 5 – 15k. Each tour starts in Manchester city centre and takes on a special theme. …