Fun Things To Do Outdoors In Manchester

From food festivals to rooftop brunches and 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 pop-up experiences are set to deliver. Make the most of the great outdoors (whatever the weather) with our guide to outside antics here. 

Last updated on 21st June 2021


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Not only is this one of the best places for a night out in Manchester, but YES has built a beer garden-come-terrace for sun tanning sessions in the warmer months. And when temperatures drop? Head inside for live music in one of their unique gig space. 

The Lawn Club

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The Lawn Club is a popular outdoor bar and restaurant in Manchester, offering a unique space for after work drinks, catching up with mates and special occasions. Made up of deck chairs, private pods and greenhouses, this is a prime location for summertime sipping. 

Terrace NQ

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This buzzing Northern Quarter bar is always a good idea when the sun is shining. Soak up some rays and top up your vitamin D levels while guzzling ice cold brews, cocktails and wine, before heading downstairs to catch live music and DJs as the night falls.

Looking for fun things to do outdoors in Manchester? These secret gardens are a great place to start. Discover some of the city's 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 for lockdown. Make the most of sunnier days by checking out these gorgeous green spaces where you can enjoy a couple of tinnys while tanning. Going in winter? We've included pubs for a pint and comfort food afterwards.