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The Runway Visitor Park

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Address: Manchester Airport, Ringway WA15 8XQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 489 3932
This attraction is at Manchester Intl Airport
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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With an up and coming holiday this was a thrill for the kids (and us) to see what they will experience, with a pilot on a 777 taxiing by and waving shows you how close you can be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent views of the planes. The food / drink is expensive enough but these sort of places always are. Take a picnic there's plenty of picnic benches. Will return.

Thank Maffyew717
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today I took a group of retired members to the Runway Park for a meal and tour of Concorde. Everyone had been excited about this trip and they weren't disappointed. We were treated with excellent service and the meal was lovely and the service brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. The highlight of course was Concorde and the stories and... More 

Thank Caroline F
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With an up and coming holiday this was a thrill for the kids (and us) to see what they will experience, with a pilot on a 777 taxiing by and waving shows you how close you can be , Concorde is there if you want the guided tour and many other things to do , we paid £10 for our... More 

Thank mpitch54
Leek, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to visit, but beware it isn't as cheap as others would tell you. We stayed about 3 hours for which we paid £10 for car parking. The children's corner is £2 a ride which soon adds up, and the cafe prices are also on the high side. There is a gift shop but it doesn't... More 

Thank Roy5952
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent visit to see Concorde with an extremely informative talk on board including sitting on the flight deck Hard to believe no computers were used her when she flew Mach 2 at 60,000 feet expanding up to 8 inches. Amazing technology made me even more proud to be British just such a shame it isn't still flying . New York... More 

Thank Peter H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day after stumbling upon The Runway visitor centre at Manchester airport. It's a great spot to watch the planes, it has a fanatic visitor centre where you can grab a coffee & cake which are reasonably priced (recommended the Victoria sponge for £1) and a restaurant which looked lovely. The place was busy but still plenty of... More 

Thank ashleyB_187
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Were do I begin manchester international airport vewing park is just great and amazing you can have tour of the Monarch witch tricks you because when you look u think it's the new caving and you get inside and it's completely the old cabin and it's an A330 which is also great

Thank Itz L
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Booked this as a last minute idea, booked the classic Concorde tour for myself and 3 children. The price was about £13 each this included free parking and the tour. Tour was great very interesting and great tour guides, afterwards we watched the planes take off and land. There was also a BBQ outside and a few kids stalls/games etc... More 

Thank SAL2410
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95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

I had a short visit here today on the way back from the Peak District. Parking available at £5 for up to 2 hours. Coffee shop and cafe available, loads of picnic tables if you want to bring your own. Activities for young children available. Great views of runway and planes landing/taking off. Concord experience but as I understand you... More 

Thank Barrie J
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited here today with my partner and baby son who seems to have a fascination for aeroplanes, well they do pass over our house on final approach. He loved it here. There is plenty of space for the children to run around and play. There are even some attractions there for them too from old planes to fun fair rides,... More 

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