Fun Birthday Ideas In Manchester

Off-kilter party antics? Looks like you're in luck. Boasting some of the most diverse nights out around, this city is one heck of a hub for fun happenings, whether you're down the bowling alley, conjuring up a cocktail storm or harking around the ping pong table. Check out our guide to fun birthday ideas in Manchester.

Last updated on 1st June 2023

Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 10th June 2023

One of the most fun things for a birthday in Manchester, Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four is a quirky prison-themed experience that's not to be slept on. Don an orange jumpsuit, smuggle booze in and sip handcrafted cocktails as you become a prisoner for the night.  

Cocktails Ahoy

Taking place on a boat that sets sail along the historic Bridgewater Canal, Cocktails Ahoy are hosting a fabulous array of themed cruises. Throughout the evening, you'll get to knock back imaginative boozy concoctions and boogie away to serious bangers.

Taste + Liquor

From RnB to Ayia Napa-themed brunches, Taste + Liquor is bringing plenty of top-notch events to Manchester. There's an MC, complimentary rum punch, top dollar street food traders and DJs to boot.

Old School R&B Brunch

Celebrate growing another year wiser by taking the whole gang to Old School R&B Brunch. Taking place at Canvas on Oxford Road, this buzzing bonanza will feature a two-course feast and free-flowing punch, complete with DJs, dancing and fun games.

What's on at GRUB

Still looking for the perfect birthday plan? GRUB has plenty of events to make this year a little more unique. Enjoy cocktail or food masterclasses, tasting sessions or a wholesome evening playing board games with your mates.

Spirited Sessions - Tequila & Margarita Tasting

Ideal for any birthday celebration, this tequila tasting and margarita masterclass is top-notch. Not only will you get three spirits and three drinks to try, but also a fab cocktail making session and scrumptious Mexican fare to tuck into - think nachos and paella balls.


Whether spot of D&D, Pokemon cards, board games, classic consoles or a go on arcade machines sounds like your thing, check out 1UP come your big day. Not only that, but there's a Pac-Man beer garden for alfresco drinks and a UV room for beer pong too.

DNA VR Manchester

If you're looking for unique things to do for your birthday, DNA VR Manchester offers a bucketload of fun activities for the whole gang. Head along to the city centre venue to try out their exciting array of experiences, which ranges from boat racing and dancing to zombie battles.