Do you fancy yourself as a rival to Bear Grylls? Maybe you have a young family with more energy than you know what to do with? The good news is Manchester has a whole heap of adventure and outdoor activities to suit everyone. Outdoor activities not only help to improve your physical and mental health, a day running around in the fresh air will exhaust you enough to guarantee a great night’s sleep. After you’ve secured a great value stay in PREMIER SUITES short stay apartments in Manchester, read our very handy guide to the most exciting outdoor activities for the brave and energetic.
Have you ever wanted to try ice climbing or mountaineering but never had the chance? If you want to test your skills and put your body through the ultimate test of endurance, visit Vertical Chill. They allow you to climb a vertical wall of ice using pickaxes, spike boots and sheer human strength and determination. It’s an experience like no other and you’ll be hooked once you reach the top. The experience is a very realistic test environment for both beginners and experienced climbers to learn winter climbing techniques and test their skills using new equipment. You can expect to spend between 40-minutes and an hour on the wall and the entire room is refrigerated so make sure you bring warm clothing!
Rock Over Climbing
Did you know Manchester was the home of the biggest bouldering centres in the UK? Whether you’re a complete novice or a champion climber, Rock Over Climbing have something to challenge you. Not only do they have an excellent climbing wall with over 300 problems and routes, but they also have a rope wall, a soft play area, a café to refuel and a dedicated competition wall set to world cup standard. They offer classes and training for adults, kids, families and groups – making them an ideal afternoon out for all the family. Keep an eye out for Team GB who train here regularly!
Sky High Adventure
The weather never seems to be on our side in Manchester, so most of our adventure activities are indoors including this very special high-flying experience. Sky High Adventure provides a safe, challenging and very exciting adventure playground for your little ones to push the limits and discover what their bodies are capable of. With four daring challenges to choose from, Clip ‘n’ Climb, High Ropes, Caving and Bouldering, you’ll be guaranteed they’ll have a great time and most importantly be completely tired out by the end of the day. Be careful taking your kids to such a fun activity – you may never get them home they’ll be having so much fun!
If you’re looking for some good old fashioned outdoor adventure, the best place to go is Venture Out, just 30-minutes’ drive from PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Manchester. They offer visitors the chance to try out many outdoor activities, both in and out of the water. Some of their most popular options include canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, archery, bouldering, bushcraft, team-building challenges and orienteering to name a few! It’s just as much fun for adults and corporate groups as it is for kids and an afternoon here really pushes you to your limits. The centre is located on the grounds of Burnage Rugby Club on the banks of the Mersey and they use the clubhouse, the river, the woodland and meadows, the pond and surrounding trails for a complete outdoor experience.
UK Bungee Club
Our last outdoor adventure is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve ever done a bungee jump, you’ll know that is one of the most exhilarating experiences you could hope for but it’s certainly not for everyone. The UK Bungee Club is based in Salford, about a 20-minute drive from the city, and they give you the chance to try a bungee jump from either a fixed structure or a crane. It’s one of those experiences you’d either love to try or would never dream of but you won’t know until you get up there! They have locations across the UK and the Manchester branch is a 160ft jump. They have facilitated many TV and film stunts, charity jumps and facilitated many Guinness World Record attempts and successes.
After a day of adventure, you’ll need somewhere comfortable to rest your head and recover. That’s where PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Manchester come in handy. Our flexible, spacious and great value aparthotel is ideally located for experiencing Manchester city or for onward travel.
Kath McGarr is a passionate web content writer in PREMIER SUITE Manchester. Aside from non-stop producing web contents, she spends her time with her loving family together with their adorable fur babies, travelling, dancing, and photography.