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What to do in Manchester this Spring

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Spring is officially here ! With the longer days and warmer temperatures it’s time to shake off the winter blues and fall in love with Manchester all over again. Here’s a list to get you inspired to soak up some spring sunshine.

Walk Along the Canals

While Manchester is no seaside town, we’ve got a trail of canals you can walk along to explore the city. Start with our very own Canal Street, on the edge of North Campus and see where that takes you. For a guide to the Manchester Canal, check out the Canal and River Trust website.

Visit Some Parks

While it’s not quite barbecue and picnic weather yet, spring is the perfect time to stroll round the park and smell the flowers. You could check out the usuals – Whithworth Park and Platt Field’s Park or go further out and explore places like Heaton Park, or picturesque parks in New Islington. There’s so many to explore, take a look at this handy piece which lists 60 parks in Greater Manchester. It’s also a perfect opportunity to scope out new training spots for the Purple Wave 10k & Half Marathon in May.

Al-Fresco Dining

Manchester rain permitting, spring is the perfect time to eat outdoors – not too many insects and your iced coffee isn’t already melting before you get a sip ! Manchester is home to a sprawling restaurant scene, and lots of restaurants will be bringing out the umbrellas this spring. Follow @eatmcr on instagram to find the perfect place for you. Or if you don’t fancy trying out a new restaurant, have a drink outside at our very own Kro Bar on Oxford Road.

Day Trips

Manchester is a great city and another plus is that it’s surrounded by many other cities and even the countryside. With the days longer, you can make the most out of your day trips and see more of the cities/ towns you visit. Not sure where to go? Check out fellow blogger, Imogen’s 6 day trips you need to take for inspiration.

Happy exploring!

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