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100 awesome things to do in 100 days

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What can you discover in 100 days?

This year, we’re challenging you to try out new experiences, discover the city and make the most of your first 100 days. From eating dim sum in China Town, to hiking in the Peak District, or playing arcade games at NQ64, we’ve got together our top 100 things for you to do between now and Christmas.

Pick up one of our scratch off posters around the University this week to get started and begin exploring – plus don’t forget to tag us in your adventures using #100DaysMCR!


1.Get a plant for your room

2. Join a society at the SU

3. Register to vote

4. Learn a language at the International Society

5. Register with your local GP

6. Do some volunteering


7. Eat vegan junk food at V-Rev

8. Get grilled cheese at Northern Soul

9. Eat street food at GRUB food fair

10. Eat pizza at Rudy’s

11. Have a picnic in Whitworth Park

12. Drink craft ale at BrewDog

13. Get food on the curry mile

14.Get a Sunday roast at Trof

15. Afternoon tea at Richmond Tea Rooms

16. Ice cream at Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

17. Have a drink at The Refuge

18. Eat a full English at Koffee Pot

19. Have lunch at Christie’s Bistro

20. Have a pint at Peveril of the Peak

21. Eat cake at Home Sweet Home

22. Have dim sum in China Town

23. Go to a secret bar at The Washhouse

24. Grab a coffee at the Grindsmith pod


25. Take a day trip to Jodrell Bank

26. Explore Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens

27. Take a trip to Salford Quays

28. Take a spooky Manchester Ghost Tour

29. Take a day trip to Heaton Park

30. Go hiking in the Peak District

31. Take the Invisible Manchester tour

32. Cruise the Bridgewater Canal

33. Take in nature at Kersal Moor


34. Try out Sporticipate

35. Complete a 5k park run

36. Go climbing at Manchester Climbing Centre

37. Water sports at Chorlton Water Park

38. Cycle around the Velodrome

39. Go bowling at Dog Bowl

40. Watch a game at Old Trafford

41. Go skiing at the Chill Factore

42. Go ice skating in Spinningfields

43. Watch the Manchester Giants play basketball


44. Visit the Vimto Statue

45. Take a campus History and Heritage tour

46. Walk through Roman ruins at Castlefield

47. Get a photo outside Salford Lad’s Club

48. Watch a carol service at the Cathedral

49. Go to an event at Victoria Baths


50. Wander around Affleck’s Palace

51. Hang out at Ziferblat

52. Go charity shopping in Didsbury

53. Watch a film at HOME

54. Visit Hatch on Oxford Road

55. Bongos Bingo at Albert Hall

56. Play a game of Junkyard Golf

57. Listen to jazz at Matt and Phreds

58. Check out events at Nexus Art Café

59. Pet cats at the Cat Café

60. Throw darts at Flight Club

61. Go stargazing at Godlee Observatory

62. Concert at the Martin Harris Centre

63. Have a night out on Canal Street

64. Take a trip to the Manchester Donkey Sanctuary

65. Bonfire night at Platt Fields Park

66. Play ping pong at Twenty Twenty Two

67. Check out stalls at Levenshulme Market

68. Check out Mackie Mayor

69. Go to a gig at Manchester Academy

70. Break out of an escape room

71. Browse vinyl at Piccadilly Records

72. Watch a live band at YES

73. Northern Quarter coffee crawl

74. Explore the Christmas Markets

75. Play arcade games at NQ64

76. See a show at Stockport Plaza

77. Watch live music at Band on the Wall

78. Watch a performance at RNCM

79. Browse stalls at the Makers Market

80. Go to the Warehouse Project

81. Watch comedy at the Frog and Bucket

82. Watch a gig at Soup Kitchen

83. See the skyline from 20 Stories


84. Visit the Central Library

85. See Chinese art at the CFCCA

86. Go to the Cezanne exhibition at The Whitworth

87. Discover the Science and Industry Museum

88. Find the peepholes in Ancoats

89. See a collection at the Portico Library

90. Wander through Chetham’s Library

91. View rare books at John Rylands Library

92. Visit the Greater Manchester Police Museum

93. Manchester Craft and Design Centre

94. Try on hats at Hat Works, Stockport

95. Wander round Manchester Art Gallery

96. Theatre in the round at the Royal Exchange

97. Visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

98. See history at the Imperial War Museum

99. Visit the People’s History Museum

100. See street art in the Northern Quarter

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