A hotbed of sporting activity, Manchester is proud to boast three magnificent sporting venues. Old Trafford is familiar to most as the Theatre of Dreams, home of Manchester United, but to others as one of the world’s premier cricket grounds. Across the city is the Etihad Stadium , home to Manchester City and host venue of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, an event that helped to revitalise the city and its communities. Find time to take in some sport during your stay!
Other things to do nearby
4.5 miles The amazing home to British cycling. From elite athletes to novices, the cycling and BMX tracks offer sessions for everyone. Visit the website
Salford Water Sports Centre is a state of the art facility. Learn how to sail, canoe, windsurf, kayak, and drive a power boat in a safe and secure environment.
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant city.
One of Manchester’s standout buildings, The John Rylands Library is, well, not particularly library-like.
A fascinating museum tracking the developments of the industrial revolution in Manchester, including the return of Stephenson’s Rocket to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years.
One of Lancashire’s favourite sons, LS Lowry’s work is on permanent display at The Lowry. The Lowry is an architectural flagship, consisting of a state-of-the-art gallery and theatre complex, wi
Visit the home of Manchester United and see the stadium through the eyes of the legends themselves.
Manchester’s vast and varied history is celebrated across a number of excellent museums which span the city.
Large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex with regular events, cinema and a range of places to eat. Visit the website
The best practice facilities to help you learn, practice, improve and enjoy your golf. There's also a Dino Falls Adventure Golf course for children. Visit the website
Try indoor skydiving - perfect for group bookings, first time flyers, skydivers and pro flyers.
Learn to ski and snowboard on an incredible 180 metre long, real snow slope. Little ones will love the magic of the snowplay area.
Try your hand at mountain climbing in a safe and secure environment, taster sessions and full courses are available at Chill Factore.
Set on the edge of Hollingworth Lake, the Centre offers a range of water sports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing. Visit the Centre's website
A range of water sports and activities are available at the Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, all with tuition and courses available.
15 miles Lyme Park is a magnificent estate, made famous as the backdrop to where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Visit the website