December 21, 2016 1:29 pm
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You might be new to the area or you could be a born & bred Mancunian, either way you might not know how lucky you are to be in such a vibrant area of the UK. If you are struggling to find something to do with your family or partner/friends then we have put together some itineraries that will guarantee you a brilliant day out. We have offices in all these areas so if you are buying or renting a home with us, let us tell you a bit more of your new neighbourhood!


Altrincham is a wonderful market town and has so much to offer, you won’t get bored here on a day out. Here are our suggestions:

Why not start the day with a trip to the famous ‘Alty’ Markets? Open every day except Mondays and Wednesdays, there is a food square where there are small stalls providing fresh local food and drinks. It’s not expensive and there is always a really good atmosphere! During the day there are also stalls selling jewellery, homeware etc. so it’s fun for either a day or night out. Last Christmas there were carol singers singing in the food hall at night – it was very festive! The link is here:

Once you have made your way round the markets and bought yourself some artisan food for lunch, why not make your way to Dunham Massey. Dunham Massey has a wonderful park full of Fallow Deer roaming freely, a great place if you a nature enthusiast. Take a walk around and if you’re feeling peckish, why not sample the home made Dunham Massey ice cream at Red House Farm:

If nature is not your thing, why not try your hand with some cookery classes. The Cheshire cookery school has some fun courses, check it out:

And if all of that isn’t enough why not pop to Manchester Airport. By this I don’t mean leave Manchester, but instead go to the Runway Visitor Park and watch the planes take off, it’s quite a sight:

Hale too has wonderful boutique shops and restaurants. Why not end your day in Hale and have a posh night out in one of their many high end restaurants!


There is loads to do in Sale! Why not take a stroll down the Bridgewater Canal, go to the canal side restaurants then to the Waterside Arts Theatre:

If you’re not the walking type you can also try out the new Waxi, Water Taxis, instead:

There is also the Bean and Brush where you can go for coffee and a snack and take the kids pot painting:

If you do have children, and especially train fanatics, then you must visit the Walton Park Trains, where you can take a ride on some fantastically maintained old fashion steam train models:


Our Urmston Office is probably the closest office to the famous Trafford Centre and Trafford Park.

In the Trafford intu Centre there is an endless amount of shopping you can do, but if shopping is not your cup of tea, why not try adventure mini golf, laser quest, watch a movie at the cinema, bumper cars, arcade and bowling! This is just touching the surface of what there is available!

Around the Trafford Centre is the Trafford Park with loads of other attractions:


Swinton in Salford has a surprising amount of attractions nearby, who would have thought!

Why not start the day with a walk around MediaCity by organising a CBBC or BBC Media Tour? Pre-Book this and apply to be a member of the audience on a TV show so that later in the day you can see your favourite TV stars in the flesh:

If you’re more of a theatre goer then visit the Lowry instead for some amazing theatre, and Art:

If that all sounds a bit expensive then why not visit the Imperial War Museum North, which is completely free to visit:

If you prefer to be outdoors, Worsley has a fantastic golf club and the walk down the Bridgewater Canal in this area is wonderful:

Besides this Swinton has a Fun Play Centre called The Funhouse for children so if you want to drain your little one’s energy, this is the place to go:


There is a plethora of fantastic things to do in Manchester City Centre. Whether it’s a shopping day out in the Arndale or a cultural trip through History at Manchester Museum there is something for everyone!

Here are our must dos:

This is by far not an exhaustive list of things you can do in the Manchester Area, however it is a basis in which you can plan a fantastic day out and make some wonderful memories with your loved ones! Have some more suggestions you want to share? Feel free to tweet us on @thornleygroves

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