Greater Manchester comes alive at Christmas with everything from festive markets and ice rinks to pantomimes with dancing dogs, it’s a great time to get out and about to explore the best our region has to offer.
There is a whole host of family fun to be enjoyed, highlights include the illuminating Lantern Magic at Chester Zoo, the Winter Wonderland Family Fun Day at Haydock Park,
Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Centre (kids go free) and festive fun at Manchester United Museum & Tour.
Visitors to the region should not miss Bolton’s Winter Wonderland, complete with giant Ferris Wheel, ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and festive markets. And those wanting to escape to the countryside should visit the beautiful Tatton Park where you can explore the White Christmas Mansion, visit Father Christmas at the farm or enjoy one of the Christmas concerts.
If you’re looking for a rural retreat head down the road from Tatton Park to the luxurious Mere Golf Resort & Spa for a relaxing stay.
Getting to Manchester couldn’t be easier, a trip from London takes just over two hours with Virgin Trains, and once you’ve arrived pick up a System One DaySaver so you can enjoy unlimited, unrestricted travel on any bus, train and tram across the whole of the region.