Your Bucket List Guide To Spring in Manchester

After months of being stuck indoors, spring is finally here. And that can only mean one thing... Manchester is about to get a whole lot more fun; whether that be canal-side drinking, eating mounds of deliciously fresh food or partying your way through the city post-lockdowm. However you want to blossom, this list of the top 10 things to do this spring in Manchester will help you along the way.

Last updated on 5th March 2021




If you've been missing all of your favourite Manchester beer gardens, fear not as they're back in action from 12th April. Hunker down in you local, find a new floral retreat or enjoy waterside tipples with our pick of places for alfresco catch-ups this spring. 

Soak up some rays on a suntrap terrace or cosy up under the heaters as alfresco drinking is back on the cards. To help you find the perfect spot? We've discovered all of the best bars with outdoor seating in Manchester, from swanky rooftop hangouts to chilled-out patio streetside tables.

Done with Deliveroo and DIY kits? Book into one of Manchester's best outdoor restaurants, where lush greenery, unmissable views and top-quality nosh all come together. Whatever your budget or party size, these places are sure to knock your socks off this spring.

Whether you've always loved an egg-shaped ball or are new to the idea of grown adults tackling each other to the ground, 2021 is the year of rugby. Get into the spirit with The Six Nations - grab a pint, find a pub and get ready to cheer for your favourite team.

If you're ready to fill your calendar with staycations, we've got experiences, deliveries, restaurants and bars across the UK and Ireland in one handy guide page. From London to Dublin and beyond, there's plenty of exciting ideas to explore and book.

Brunch is back this spring, so of course we're celebrating a staple in the Manchester dining scene - chicken and waffles. Get your fix of juicy fried bites and fluffy bakes, topped with syrup, bacon, eggs and whatever else you can think of with our extensive guide to the American classic.

Society is set to open this spring, offering street food, craft beer, wine and cocktails from five independent kitchens, as well as a cocktail bar and taproom. That's not all though, as there's a roster of live events to keep you entertained. 

Can't wait to get outdoors and into green spaces this spring in Manchester? Go off the beaten track with our pick of hidden gardens. From foodie pop-ups and secret strolls around Kampus to watching the swans on a peaceful lake at The Secret Valley, there's plenty to discover.

Boujee is bringing bright pink interiors, sweetie-themed tipples and international brunch plates to Deansgate. Discover the hot new opening from Real Housewives star Lystra Adams this spring in Manchester, and get set for some top-tier Instagram content.