Fun Things To Do Outdoors In Manchester

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

Last updated on 26th May 2023

Cocktails Ahoy

Join Cocktails Ahoy to swap your outdoor activity centre in Manchester for one of their fabulous themed cruises aboard the Bohemia barge, which sets sail along Bridgewater Canal. Over the course of the evening, you and your pals will be served plenty of boozy concoctions while the party continues.

Outdoor Restaurants In Manchester

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.

What's on at GRUB

To spend sunny days outside across the summer months? Check out GRUB. This street food hub has a lineup of events in store, from bottomless brunches to sour beer tastings. Whatever you pick, you can always be sure of delicious food and drink nearby.

Rooftop Bars In Manchester

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. 

Walks To Do In And Around Manchester

These walks are the ideal pick of things to do on a sunny day in Manchester. Check out the gorgeous green spaces where you can go romantic strolling or catch up with mates. Topping it off? We've included pubs to grab a pint and comfort food afterwards.

Manchester’s Secret Gardens

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 deets where to stop for a meal nearby if you start to feel peckish.