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Manchester Day Out

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester (Photo: Not So Big Media)

Welcome to the Manchester Day Out section. Here you'll find Manchester, Salford and Greater Manchester's best attractions, tours within the city, key shopping areas and specialist markets, hidden away cafés and, for the adventurous, popular sport and leisure activities.

Manchester Attractions

Ordsall Hall, Salford
Ordsall Hall, Salford

Things to see and do

Manchester has many attractions to fill a weekend visit. From the canals to parks, from MOSI to Manchester Art Gallery, from Ordsal Hall in Salford to IWM in Trafford, you'll find it all here.

Manchester Tours and Sightseeing

Manchester Bus Tours
Manchester Bus Tours

Touring and cycling

Here you'll find details of popular tours within the city and to neighbouring towns and counties. We also include information on cycle hire here so you can go and explore the city yourself!

Manchester Shops and Markets

Arndale Centre, Manchester

Find your perfect gifts

Manchester has a relatively large shopping area which centres around the Arndale Centre and Market Street. We also include historic arcades, city markets, major stores and unique independent shops.

Manchester Food and Drink

Arndale Market, Manchester

Taking a break

For a bite to eat during the day, Manchester has plenty of unique cafés hidden away throughout the city centre. There are also plenty of chain coffee shops on the main streets but at the moment we only list the popular independent ones here.

Manchester Sport and Leisure Activities

Manchester United Football Club

Sport matches and fun activities

With two football teams and a major cricket ground, Manchester has a lot to offer. We include the most popular sports here as well as other leisure activities that you might find of interest.

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