Approximate flight time: 35min
No of flights per week: 7
Airlines that fly direct: Loganair, Easy Jet
Explore the world at Manchester Museum with its 4 floors of displays and exhibitions in 15 galleries, featuring collections from all over the world. Founded as a natural history museum in 1821, the University of Manchester-owned museum has grown to play host to a fascinating collection of exhibits.
Manchester Art Gallery
One of the country's finest art collections in spectacular Victorian and contemporary surroundings. The gallery's £35 million transformation has enabled the collection to be presented to visitors in imaginative new ways.
National Football Museum
Delve into the social history and culture of the much-loved sport, with fascinating objects and changing exhibitions showing how football became the game of our lives.
See Geoff Hurst’s red England shirt and ball from the 1966 World Cup Final, view the infamous Diego Maradona Hand of God jersey. The museum also has a statue of Lily Parr – a pioneer of women’s football.
The 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels, wildebeest to lions, all from the comfort of your car.
The drive through lion enclosure is a real highlight of the safari while for many visitors the baboons are the stars. Whether up close, on the Baboon Bus or by taking the car friendly route, visitors will get a great view of the monkey madness; the boisterous baboons that have become Knowsley's trademark.
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Wander around the original tunnels, authentically re-equipped, which provide you with first-hand experience of daily life in 1940s wartime Britain.
Enjoy the displays and the state-of-the-art audio-guide which tell the stories of local people who shared the experience of the war.
Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country designed to provide shelter for up to 3,850 people. They were extended in 1940-41 to accommodate 6,500.
In 1996 Stockport Council re-opened the shelters as a visitor attraction and this unique, award-winning museum became one of Stockport’s most significant attractions and educational facilities. Excavated into the natural sandstone cliffs of the town centre, the mile-long network of underground tunnels offers visitors a direct and exceptional insights into life on the Home Front.