Fun Things To Do Outdoors In Manchester

From cocktails on a cruise to scavenger hunts around the city, there are plenty of fun things to do outdoors in Manchester. Whether you're looking for alfresco date night ideas or inspiration for a group gathering, these events, venues and experiences are set to deliver the goods. Read on to uncover our guide to outside antics.

Last updated on 22nd June 2022




It's not an activity as such, but finding somewhere to perch with a drink outside can be just what the doctor ordered. And if only the sunniest, sky-high spots will do? Our guide to rooftop bars is keeping you in terraces, gardens and tipis. 

An event in its own right, sitting down for brekkie, lunch or dinner is best done outside once the sun comes out to play. If you're overwhelmed by the choice, or wondering which restaurants have the prettiest outdoor seating options and top views, then take a peek in our guide.

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Join Cocktails Ahoy for one of their fabulous themed cruises aboard the Bohemia barge, which sets sail along Bridgewater Canal and tops our list of fun things to do outside in Manchester. Over the course of the evening, you and your pals will be served plenty of boozy concoctions.

Looking for fun outdoor activities in Manchester city centre? These secret gardens are a great place to start. Discover some of the best hidden gems, from courtyards to community flower patches; there's even places to stop for a meal nearby if you start to feel peckish.

These walks around Manchester aren't just a summer activities, they're suitable all-year-round. Check out the gorgeous green spaces where you can go romantic strolling or catch up with mates. Plus, we've included pubs to grab a pint and comfort food afterwards.