Manchester Unveiled: Embrace these Quirky and Fun Activities in Manchester

Manchester Unveiled: Embrace these Quirky and Fun Activities in Manchester

Manchester is an iconic city in the North of England. In recent years, it's become a tourist hot spot boasting many activities for visitors and residents alike. Visitors love the local Mancunian charm and receive a warm welcome from the locals. The city is truly thriving and new skyscrapers are being erected every day, Manchester has never looked so good. As the UK's most 'Buzzin' city Manchester host a huge range of activities to choose from.

While there is a wealth of activities in Manchester to choose from we want reveal some of the hidden gems. There are the main tourist attractions but we prefer the quirky finds and fun activities that the city provides. Follow this insider guide to unearth the best activities in the city for all ages.

If you're looking for what to do in Manchester for a day or activities in central Manchester look no further. This guide reveals the best activities for all ages in the city of Manchester.

The Most Fun Activities in Manchester

Here we go! We present you with our list of the top activities in Manchester for all ages. These activities are perfect for solo travellers, couples, friends and family. Be sure to click the links to book an activity directly with the supplier.

1. Beginner DJ Lesson at DJ Gym Manchester

One of the most fun activities in Manchester suitable for all ages is DJ lessons. Beginners are welcome to book a two-hour DJ lesson at DJ Gym Manchester, the cities own DJ academy. DJ Gym teach all ages from six upward and offer one-to-one lessons or small groups. The classes are fun and hands-on and suitable for total beginners.

If you're in Manchester for an extended period you should consider completing their pro DJ course which consists of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Everything you need to become a DJ! Graduates also get the opportunity to DJ at the cities best venues.

Lessons are suitable for any age six upward. Lessons available seven days a week at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm. Pre-booking required. Experiences from only £80.

Click here to book a DJ lesson at DJ Gym Manchester

Learn the basics of DJing

2. Visit Afflecks Palace

Afflecks Palace is a quirky labyrinthine maze of market stalls all under one roof! Manchester can see it's fair share of rainy days so what better way is there to shelter from the weather in Afflecks! You can spend a whole day browsing the array of independent shops selling alternative fashion and lifestyle products. There are even cafes, record shops and tattoo parlours!

All ages welcome throughout the year. The market is open seven days a week. 10:30am - 6pm Mondays to Fridays, 10am - 6pm on Saturdays and 11am - 5pm on Sundays. No pre-booking required and entrance is free.

Click here to visit Afflecks Palace

3. Visit a Purrrfect Cat Cafe in Manchester

Love Cats? Love Coffee? Manchester's Cat Cafe is open for feline encounters and hot cuppas 10am-6pm and 11am - 6pm on Sundays. Note if you want to visit the cafe they do not allow entry to children under 10 years and they are closed on Tuesdays for cat naps!

Pre-booking is required. Prices are from £15 and include hot drinks!

Click here to visit the Cat Cafe in Manchester

Challenging Escape Rooms in Manchester

Breakout offers an immersive live escape room experience situated in the heart of Manchester. Gather with friends, family, or colleagues as you find yourselves confined within a room for an hour, tasked with unraveling a series of puzzles, riddles, and challenges to secure your escape.

Pre-booking is required. Prices are from £26 per person. Availability seven days a week.

Click here to visit Breakout Manchester - The cities most popular Escape Room

Visit a Secret Venue

Discover a quirky cocktail bar hidden in an old laundrette! Washhouse is a speakeasy style bar and one of the worst kept secrets in Manchester. It's a worthy stop on any city centre bar crawl and must for cocktail and hard liquor fans.

It's also an Instagram hotspot with the access to the bar through a washing machine style doorway!

Pre-booking required. 18+

Click here to book a wash!

Battle It Out With Paint Brushes!

Art Battle Manchester is one of the most creative and unusual activities in Manchester. It's an exhilarating live art competition that transcends the traditional boundaries of artistic expression. ABM gathers talented artists in a head-to-head competition, challenging them to create captivating masterpieces under the pressure of time and a live audience. You've never seen a show like it and it's truly unique to Manchester.

Advance booking is required. Ages 14+.

Click here to find out more about Art Battle Manchester

Indoor Skydiving Manchester

Want to experience the exhilarating rush of skydiving while staying just a few meters off the ground? Indoor skydiving experiences allow you to safetly surf the airwaves in a safe environment suspended mid-air by an incredibly huge fan! Experience what it's like to fly and learn how to move your body around the wind chamber. I Fly World have a indoor skydiving centre in Manchester and it's a fun day out!

Pre-booking is required. Tickets are from £80 per person for 3 dives, or flights as they refer to them.

Click here to book a skydiving experience in Manchester

Paint the Town Pink in Manchester's Gay Village

Manchester is known for its progressive and liberal population who embrace all cultures. Manchester has been a safe haven for the LGBTQI community for many decades and the cities gay village is a testament to Mancunians loving attitude. On Canal Street and the in the adjacent area you'll find a range of gay bars and clubs with live drag acts, sweaty club rooms, karaoke and more! There really is something for everyone and allies are welcome.

A night out in the gay village will complete any visitors agenda nicely! As these are licensed venues you need to be 18+ to enter. Pre-booking not required.

Click here for a guide on Manchester gay scene

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the fun and quirky activities available in Manchester. While the cities main tourist attractions are popular and make excellent destinations we invite you to dive a little deeper and explore our unique activity suggestions. Let us know how you get on and enjoy all what Manchester has to offer.



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