5 Things To Do In Manchester On A Budget


Manchester is known for its cutting-edge musicians and world-famous museums as well as the friendly people and the much-loved nature parks across the city. However, when you’re visiting a new place on a budget, it is often hard to find fun things to do, especially if you have a family. If you know where to look and are aware of everything that’s going one while you’re there, it’s not a problem. That’s why below is a list of 5 exciting things to do in Manchester in the coming months. As more people find a new love for the Northern capital, the tourist numbers continue to rise, and the availability of activities only continues to soar.

If you’re wondering what the best things to do on a budget while visiting Manchester are, take a look at the list below.

  1. Have a picnic in Alexandra Park

On the edge of the city centre sits a beautiful green nature park which is a great place to set up camp and have a picnic. While the days may be getting colder and the evenings darker, it may be a good idea to have this picnic as soon as you can. If you feel daring, you could visit during the chilly months, but it’s not recommended.

  1. Get creative in the Manchester Art Gallery

The perfect way to spend a rainy day with your children, the Manchester Art Gallery is full of exciting exhibitions and entertaining tours. Throughout the year, the gallery boasts many new pieces as well as countless activities during the school holidays. The entry to the gallery is free, so if you’re on a tight budget, you have nothing to worry about. You’re free to bring in some nibbles to eat or more than welcome to have a bite in the gallery café.

  1. Drink a caramel latte in the Northern Quarter

Flooded with unique and quirky bars, restaurants and cafes; Manchester’s northern quarter is full of places to eat and drink. Take a stroll down to the new residential and commercial developments on the Northern side of the city to see the endless beauty that Manchester has to offer. The regeneration of the Northern Quarter has allowed it to become a thriving hub for students and young professionals. This means the area has recently been filled with a new surge of life. RWinvest is a property investment company who have injected this area of Manchester with plenty of new and exciting developments that are available to buy-to-let. The great thing about the Northern Quarter is that it’s always getting better and improving as more people flock to the once delict location. Sit down in a café, perhaps take your laptop to do some work, and order a hot caramel latte; the Norther Quarter is possibly the best place for it!

  1. Watch a film at the Printworks Odeon

Cinema tickets are known for being expensive, especially in the UK city centres. However, it’s still a great day out no matter what your age. The Odeon in Manchester is located in a popular tourist area which means you’re surrounded by hotels, fast-food outlets and shopping malls to choose from as well as watching a film. If you’re money-savvy and wanting to stick to a budget, it may be worth taking a look at the Meerkat Movies offer to buy your cinema tickets which saves you 50%.

  1. Become immersed in a virtual world at ImmotionVR Manchester

Do you want to try something new? Step into the world of cutting-edge technology at ImmotionVR Manchester to discover a wholly unique experience. Try out a huge variety of virtual reality games or opt for a cinematic experience – it’s something everyone of all ages can enjoy. You could even explore the shared and multiplayer experiences too for some extra fun! Tickets start from just £6 for this central Manchester attraction – an excellent price for such a fun experience.

Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen