Weekend breaks in Manchester

Thanks to the National Football Museum and Old Trafford, days out in Manchester are a dream come true for football fans. But there’s more to Manchester weekend breaks than the beautiful game! Explore Manchester Museum, go shopping at Manchester Arndale and visit vibrant MediaCity and The Quays. Best of all, our hotels in Manchester are a great base for getting more out of Manchester city breaks, thanks to our super-comfy beds, great locations and delicious dishes

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Best things to do in Manchester

Best things to do in Manchester

There are so many great places to visit in Manchester you might not know where to start. How about at Manchester Arndale and the Trafford Centre, unmissable spots for shoppers. Grab a snack at Altrincham Market before visiting the National Football Museum. Whether you’re planning romantic breaks or family trips, you’ll find one of our Manchester hotels waiting nearby! 

 

Check out our handy Manchester City guide.

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Attractions in Manchester

Find out more about the most popular places to see and visit in Manchester like Salford Quays, MediaCityUK and Heaton Park to list a few!

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Activities in Manchester

Play mini-golf or watch a film at the Printworks, enjoy the great outdoors at Chorlton Water Park, or go sightseeing on a cycling trail. 

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Culture in Manchester

Kick things off with a visit to the National Football Museum before admiring the masterpieces at the Manchester Art Gallery and The Lowry. 

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Entertainment in Manchester

Don’t miss out on events like Manchester Pride and Parklife festival, plus landmarks like The Etihad StadiumOld Trafford and The Manchester Museum

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Nightlife in Manchester

Discover the best bars and clubs in Manchester, visit the stylish Northern Quarter, or see a show at the HOME arts centre.

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Places to eat in Manchester

From Altrincham Market to Piccadilly Food Market or cosy cafés, foodies will love getting a taste of local cuisine on Manchester short breaks. 

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Shopping in Manchester

Shopaholics will love a bit of bargain hunting at all the best places to shop in Manchester, including the Trafford Centre and Manchester Arndale. 

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Getting around Manchester

Ride Manchester’s Metrolink light rail, hire a bike, or hop on a train at Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate stations. Getting around couldn't be easier!

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Places to visit near Manchester

Places to visit near Manchester

Why not set aside some time in your trip to visit Sheffield or explore Liverpool? Sheffield has attractions like Kelham Island Museum to discover, while popular places to visit in Liverpool like The Beatles Story are just an hour’s drive away! 

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FAQs about Manchester weekend breaks

What is there to do in Manchester?

Short breaks in Manchester city have plenty to please. Visit the Manchester Art Gallery before spending a fun afternoon at the Printworks. Plus, weekend breaks in Manchester wouldn’t be complete without getting a taste of the local football culture – explore collections at the National Football Museum before experiencing a match at iconic venues like the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford. 

 

Where are the best places to visit in Manchester, England?

The Whitworth is a must for culture lovers, while the John Rylands Research Institute and Library is unmissable for history buffs. The whole family will love a trip to the Museum of Science & Industry, and why not go for a walk around Salford Quays? The famous Lowry centre is down by the dockyards too, so you can enjoy two attractions in one! 

 

Where should I stay in Manchester?

Take your pick from our great-value hotels on city breaks in Manchester. Book comfy rooms at our Manchester City (Piccadilly) hotel, our Manchester City Centre (Portland Street) hotel, our Manchester Central hotel, our Manchester City Centre West hotel, Manchester Salford Media City hotel, our Manchester West Didsbury hotel, our Manchester (Denton) hotel, our Manchester (Heaton Park) hotel, our Manchester Trafford Centre North hotel, our Manchester Trafford Centre West hotel or our Manchester Tameside Hyde hotel

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Ways to stay on weekend breaks in Manchester

Premier Inn

With free Wi-Fi, family-friendly rooms and great-value restaurants, our hotels in Manchester have everything you need for exciting short breaks. Plus, when an adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast or Meal Deal during their stay, up to two kids eat breakfast for free!

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Premier Plus rooms

Why not get even more from Manchester city breaks by booking one of our super stylish Premier Plus rooms? Enjoy all the comfort you know and love plus added perks like Ultimate Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge and snacks, a rainfall shower with luxury toiletries and so much more.

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