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The Runway Visitor Park

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Address: Manchester Airport | Manchester, Altrincham WA15 8XQ, England
Phone Number: 161 489 3932
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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good venue in warm weather

Good for plane enthusiasts and families. Small play area. £3 hour to park but max of £12 a day. Many park on access road near pub and walk. Disabled parking on front row... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although the Airport Pub on Ringway Road gives you great views close up of the jets landing and taking off , if you really want a clear unrestricted view of the runways and the take off and landings then The Runway Visitor Park is a MUST DO ! For families with kids this is simply the best - it is... More 

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North East England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good for plane enthusiasts and families. Small play area. £3 hour to park but max of £12 a day. Many park on access road near pub and walk. Disabled parking on front row, otherwise you really need to stand out to see anything. 3 viewing mounds and lots of seats but at weekends sometimes all full - many take their... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great day out for the kids to get up close and watch the planes land and take off,,you can also go on the Concorde tour that is good ,you get the chance to sit in the captain seat also in the vip seats,,there's a few other planes you can go on too,,it's a great day out,,I've been coming back for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Called yesterday morning, I realised on arrival that It was a few minutes until the place opened, I was prepared to either wait or call back a little later, what I wasn't prepared for was the attitude of the man at the gatehouse who literally ran out of his cabin and told me I should have read the sign, I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Super morning out with my twin boys (2 1/2 yrs). Loved watching the planes. And free (except the parking charge). Good gift shop and climbing frame too.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

One of the many UK plane spotters places to visit, the runway visitor park its not the best but it offer a good view of the main airport operations. Its also the place for a good group of airplane geeks that gather to discuss the their passion for the aviation. I usually walk here from my airport hotel but for... More 

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Stoke-on- Trent
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Hello fellow travellers and day trippers. My friend and I have been to the above viewing park for several years now, and we have always had a good day out. Yes, ok, we have had hit and misses with the weather, but we never let that spoil a great day. We visited here again yesterday( Tuesday 16 June 15, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We come here about 3 or 4 times a year when the weather is nice as my.son loves watching the planes take off. Facilities aren't great but if all you want to do is spot planes taking off and landing then it's quite good. Kids play area isn't great. You can only see Concorde through a window unless you pay... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a regular jaunt for me and my kids. Both love watching the planes land. It has a wonderful park for the children to play on. There are plenty of static exhibits to go on and keep everyone entertained. The park often has visiting attractions which all add to the fun. There are nature walks which adds more to... More 

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This park is lovely nice and clean with lots of space with lots of viewing areas and picnic spots and toilets I would recommend you walk in to this park as I find the parking expensive we came on a hot day with out own food I would recommend you bring your own food and drink also have enjoy this... More 

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Address: Address: Manchester Airport | Manchester, Altrincham WA15 8XQ, England
Phone Number: 161 489 3932
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Altrincham

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