Explore Manchester’s outdoor gems

When the sun makes its much-anticipated appearance in Manchester, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace the city’s vibrant outdoor scene.

From tranquil gardens and historical landmarks to lively festivals and panoramic views, Manchester offers a myriad of opportunities to embrace nature, culture, and community. So, if you’re looking to make the most of the spring and summer months in Manchester, we’ve compiled a list of places to explore:

Escape to Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens

Find peace and tranquility in the charming Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, nestled in Didsbury village. Lose yourself in nature as you wander through its lush gardens, featuring exotic plants, enchanting woodland walks, and plenty of wildlife.

Visit Fletcher Moss.

Fletcher Moss

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Step back in time at Castlefield

Transport yourself to the Roman era as you wander through the historic district of Castlefield. Here you can admire the well-preserved Roman ruins and visit the iconic Mamucium, a Roman fort that tells the story of Manchester’s ancient past. This is the perfect spot for a leisurely walk along the canalside, with plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Visit Castlefield.

Soak up Manchester’s skyline at 20 Stories

Perched high above the city, 20 Stories offers breathtaking panoramic views of Manchester’s skyline. This serene rooftop terrace is the ideal spot to rise above the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy an afternoon sipping cocktails and indulging in some of the finest food in town.

Visit 20 Stories.

20 Stories

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Celebrate nature’s beauty at the Manchester Flower Festival

Immerse yourself in the captivating displays of stunning flowers, intricate arrangements, and artistic installations at the Manchester Flower Festival. Local florists and gardeners showcase their creativity and craftsmanship, offering a bloomin’ delightful experience for flower enthusiasts.

Dates: Friday 26th May – Monday 29th May 2023

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Embrace the festival spirit at Parklife

Parklife Festival is a music extravaganza held at Heaton Park. Parklife brings together an impressive lineup of local and international artists, spanning various genres, to create an unforgettable experience for music lovers.

Dates: Saturday 10th June – Sunday 11th June

Get your tickets here.

Parklife festival

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Relax and recharge after your outdoor explorations

With spacious rooms, modern amenities, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, The Ainscow Hotel is the ideal base for your Manchester escapades. Our friendly team is always ready to assist you with local recommendations, ensuring you make the most of your stay.

Book directly with us via our website, and we’ll treat you to a bottle of wine or prosecco on arrival.

Available for advanced, direct bookings only. Can’t be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

Book now.