9 things you didn’t know you could do in Manchester

Manchester may be home to some of the best attractions in the UK, but what is there to do once you’ve visited all the famous landmarks? We’ve rounded up some of the best lesser known places that will keep you entertained day and night.

Go on a cruise

Manchester Ship Canal consists of 36 miles of waterways that transformed the city into a major international port during the Industrial Revolution. Today, visitors can take a cruise along the water all the way to Liverpool. Alternatively, catch a boat from Castlefield to Old Trafford and watch a game.

Try the UK’s longest indoor snow slope

The Chill Factor in Trafford boasts a 180m long real snow slope, ideal for family fun. As well as skiing and snowboarding, there’s also Snowscoot, which is a combination of BMX biking and snowboarding, bodyboarding and sledging.

Be on a TV Show

Manchester’s very own MediaCity is home to a number of your favourite TV shows and all of them are looking for audience members. Simply head online and take your pick!

View the city from up above

Take the lift to the 23rd floor of the Beetham Tower (Manchester’s tallest building) grab a drink, and check out one of the best views of the city. Plus, on a clear day you can even see across Lancashire.

Go to a free concert

Every lunchtime, Chetham’s School of Music host free student lunchtime performances. Whether you fancy doing something different on your lunch break or want to take the kids to something inspiring, this free activity is sure to impress.

Become an escape artist

If you’re looking for a fun and unique group activity, Breakout in Manchester will definitely get your brains ticking over. You’ll be locked in a room and given 60 minutes to escape a room, through solving clues, fixing puzzles and answering questions. Sound easy?

Go to a disco bottomless brunch

Gorilla’s Disco Brunch is one of the quirkiest food events around and promises brunch, bottomless drinks and lots of glitter. This is one activity that is bound to get the party started.

Go to a cat café

Get up and close with some of Manchester’s furry friends. A cosy café that brings people and cats together, pop down and spend some time playing with kittens and feeding them treats. Don’t forget your camera.

Play Xbox in a bar

The Green is not your average sports bar. As well as giant sports screens, there’s also golf booths, karaoke, Xbox, and fusball. Plus, there’s one of the best canal-side beer gardens in Manchester.

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