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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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This attraction is at Manchester Intl Airport
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A380

Went to see A380 as we were going on it in Dec loads of people were there just for that !good views of planes landing a nice restaurant to have a meal or snack didn't have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Judith D
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed close by as early flight next day. It was a good outside activity for the family. Nice playground, café and viewing platforms to see the planes. It built up the excitement and was good to be so close to the planes. Parking is expensive -but worth a short trip.

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Thank Hannah K
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to take the kids when it's sunny for a picnic they love being so close to the runway and watching the planes. Big grassed area also for them to run around on the only downside is the planes you can walk on and view are Most of the time closed these days

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Thank robyncampbell15
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see A380 as we were going on it in Dec loads of people were there just for that !good views of planes landing a nice restaurant to have a meal or snack didn't have to wait long for food even though it was quite busy could go on concord for a fee a little shop available to buy... More 

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Thank Judith D
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy a visit to the viewing park and watching the planes. The only problem is it can be quite expensive to eat there. I'm fortunate enough to be able to get there without having to drive, but I think car parking can also be quite expensive.

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Thank Nickdav86
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Runway Visitor Park is ideal for spotters or anyone who likes aeroplanes. Nice cafe, good shop, perfect viewing platforms next to one of the main runways. If you want to look inside any of the aircraft on display, make sure you book. Admission is free, but you pay for parking.

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Thank Keiran F
Northwich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited before we went to Dubai to see the A380 land. Very good and clear views and we also had a nice meal in restaurant side of the undercover dome next to the Concorde museum. Stayed just over 2 hours and then got hit by the expensive parking prices. These need to be reduced! Not the picture from Manchester, I've... More 

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Thank Garry T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor park has a reasonable amount of parking and raised viewing platforms for watching the aircraft movements. Food is available but it is also a good place to bring your own picnic. A well stocked shop sells aircraft-related models, books, toys, etc. There is only a small number of static display aircraft, but the star is the Concorde. The... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner visited the Runway Park on a cold January day (must go again to plane watch on a nice sunny one). Being an Aero Engineering student, I definitely wanted the technical tour of the Concorde, and the Nimrod tour was a nice bonus. Registration was nice and quick, and we were promptly shown to the Nimrod. Not... More 

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Mold, N Wales
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142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned here with my disabled daughter who loves planes to watch arrivals and departures. We were able to park in a disabled place and wheeled her up the ramp to watch. Afterwards we went to the re-named Concorde restaurant. The staff were very helpful and attentive. The inside of the restaurant has been re-configured - for the better and the... More 

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Thank cowrieshell
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228 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out. We started with an included visit to the carvery where there was a little confusion on when the service would be ready, but the staff were friendly enough to get through it. The tour itself was everything I expected. Sir inside the aircraft for a talk by the guide. While he was talking small groups were... More 

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