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The Runway Visitor Park

Manchester Airport, Manchester WA15 8XQ, England
161 489 3932
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Ranked #21 of 120 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

...having visited by chance last year on the day of the transport festival...ensured we returned. Fantastic day for the family....vintage, classic, sports cars, open top bus, lots of old mopeds, vehicles, jets, along with vintage police and fire trucks! Stalls with all kinds of souvenirs beneath Concorde and discounted tours available, the older planes based there were open for a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Ever heard a child ask a parent 'are we on the aeroplane yet'? Kids don't get to see aircraft properly anymore, this park is the answer. Kids and big kids can get inside real aircraft on display or just watch airliners taxi past the fence yards away. There is a shop selling all aviation stuff, models, radios etc, cafe and... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Booked the Concorde tour for a birthday treat, despite being a wet day the family loved every minute, the tour started with a good video introduction to Concorde and then with a guide we entered the hanger and onto Concorde. The guide was great answering all questions about this beautiful Aircraft and we had the chance to sit in the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

My daughter loves going to the viewing park, she is obsessed with planes and it is a reasonably priced few hours out. We sometimes take our own food but the prices of the food there is not too bad. We watch the planes, go on the planes there and play on the playground, she is exhausted when we get home.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What is there to say. Turned up at the park to watch planes and ended up being insulted by a member of staff employed by MITIE but working for the airport. Absolute disgrace. My wife was extremely upset and will never visit this place again. Staff representing their company, especially when wearing uniform, should be very careful how they address... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We travelled from Derby especially to visit as my son chose this place for his birthday day out! We have never seen so many planes in our lives. Very busy airport there was something to see all the time , never had a " mum I'm bored" all day. We found the park really easily , but do agree it... More

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20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been visiting this viewing area for many years now.Sad to say at £3 an hour to park your car this has spoilt things.Its a rip off.The restaurant / cafe is also overpriced.It was great before they built the new construction to house Concorde as there was a caravan with good value prices for snacks and drinks. Viewing mounds... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our toddler is obsessed with planes so we decided to visit and we were not disappointed. There is lots of rooms over four separate areas where you can stand or sit and watch the planes taking off and landing. There is a restaurant and a take away for food and drinks. We used the take away and the food was... More

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited the Runway Visitors Park on a lovely sunny afternoon. It is really "a park" with grassed areas with picnic tables from which you can watch planes go pass. Very pleasant and unusual venue for a family picnic. There is also a restaurant and a snack bar if you do not bring you own food. There are some aircraft... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Got up early this morning travelled across the m62 had some idea what we was looking for but found the signpost poor only dropped on it by accident, disappointed that none of the aircraft were open. Found some of the staff quiet abrupt we were only asking as we haven't been before. Would recommend the park the viewing pods are... More

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