What to do on your stay in the magnificent city of Manchester and close by:

9. Worthington Park:
Our local park, and right on our doorstep (turn left out of the hotel entrance, it’s 200 yards on your right). A lovely little park for families, joggers, the elderly and guests who bring their dogs (Woof! Woof!). A well cared for park with many local awards and a great play area for children. Well worth a look!

10. Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens:
National Trust property, approx 5/6 miles away. Beautiful gardens and house. See National Trust website below. For directions on public transport or by car 15/30 minute journey time.

11. Altrincham old market town:
Altrincham holds a market on every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. There is also a multiplex cinema and ice rink. Hop on the Tram at Sale and go in the opposite direction to Manchester. You can also get the train at Altrincham to the historic Roman City of Chester (Caesar opportunity whilst you can!) Takes approx 10 minutes by Tram to Altrincham. Or by car approx 15 minutes.

12. The Trans Pennine Trail:
Oi on yer bike! yes you, don’t forget to bring your bike. The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England. It’s Wheely good! (oh no). Join it in Sale, go to for more information. For bike hire go to

13. The Chill Factor:
Ski, board, climb, shop & dine oh and fall over! in Manchester’s all year round snow centre. This really is quite a magnificent structure and well worth going just to look at. Highly recommended even if you don’t like adventure and looking a complete fool. Located just next to the Trafford centre. It’s basically downhill all the way from here! Oh no.

14. Sale Water Park:
Approx 10/15 minute walk from the hotel. On a nice day this is a lovely area to go for a walk especially if you have a dog. You can also hire a sail boat or go fishing on the lake, for bird watchers there is a nature reserve, you get some lovely birds down there in the summer!! A 10 minute walk takes you along the famous river Mersey to Chorlton water park which is also very nice. By Bike or by foot this is a great area to explore and you can even stop for a pint at ‘Jacksons Boat’ which is where you can join the ‘Trans Pennine Trail.’ At Sale Water Park there is a steak bar & grill called ‘Decker’s’ it’s a great setting to dine in overlooking the lake.

15. The Lowry art & entertainment complex:                                                     Located at Salford Quays about a 20 minute tram ride from the hotel. Home of the LS Lowry art gallery and his works. The building itself is quite an amazing work of art. It has a bridge that connects it to the Imperial War Museum and is just a short stroll to the new Media City, northern home of the BBC. It is also connected to the Lowry shopping outlet, which has cinemas, nice restaurants etc but the shops aren’t that great. You can get a great photo here across the quays of  Manchester United Football Stadium. A good educational day out and something for all the family. Go to


Useful contacts when in Manchester: The hotel postcode is M332BH for directions: Public transport information in Manchester. For all National Trust properties in the area.


Trans PennineChill FactorAltrincham MarketDunhamLowry Centre

Couple having dinner