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In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt.

How to get more from your week - Manchester

22 Feb 2018

You’ve got a week’s holiday planned in at work to get away from the constant craziness of the office. Buying a megarider bus pass is your ticket to a week full of adventure – forget lazing about because this is the week you’ll get out there and explore.

The city we’ll be delving into today is Manchester, so grab your weekly bus pass and hop on a Stagecoach bus to make the most of your time away from work.

North West: Manchester

manchester city centre

Manchester has a little bit of everything, and you don’t want to miss out  on all it has to offer. Whatever you’re into, we have some great suggestions for a week of fun in Manchester…


Start your week on a high by taking a trip to the KICKair Indoor Freestyle Park to get that blood pumping. It’s perfect for children and big kids who want to relive their childhood. You’ll be far from bored at this venue — with trampolines, airbags, ninja courses, bouldering walls and much more, this will be a day to remember. Just make sure you have enough energy!


After yesterday’s activities, be sure to explore all great shopping streets in Manchester before relaxing with an evening of entertainment. Head to the Palace Theatre on Oxford Street to enjoy productions like Shrek The Musical, Sleeping Beauty as well as movie sing-alongs and tribute acts that range from Michael Jackson to The Beatles.


If you’re a lover of all things history, why not take a trip to the Manchester Museum and immerse yourself in stories of culture from all around the world? From ancient artifact exhibitions to more modern collections, you’re bound to learn something new. 


Get back into the swing of jumping and running around by attending Inflatanation, a giant inflatable theme park that allows any adult to release their inner child. Set yourself a challenge to climb the inflatable wall or duel with your partner in crime. Once you’ve battled it out, grab something to eat at the onsite café!


If you’re a fan of Manchester City Football Club, today is your opportunity to explore the grounds. The Ethiad Stadium opens its doors to the public for tours, where special guests like Joe Corrigan and Nicky Weaver lead the way. If you’re more of a Manchester United fan, Old Trafford also host tours for the public!


Are your kids a fan of CBBC? Take your little ones along to an interactive tour of the set at MediaCityUK . While you can enjoy the nostalgia of the Blue Peter studio or the Newsround set, your little one can be a presenter for the day. This activity is always in high demand, so we recommend booking your tickets early! Book now.


Want to end your fun-filled week with something a little unconventional? Sharpen up your axe throwing skills in a competitive match with your friends and family; just make sure you hit the bullseye! Accompanied with great music, you’ll be a professional in no time with the help of Whistlepunks onsite staff.

Get your megarider now and do more!

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