Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens
If a peaceful wander is what you’re after then grab an ice cream and enjoy the gardens and rockery at Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens. Located in the leafy suburb of Didsbury, Fletcher Moss is often referred to as Manchester’s “hidden gem”, a superbly well-kept secret by the locals.
Cosy in the winter, delightful in the summer; Oast House looks after its people. Without question the city’s champion of beer gardens, you’ll find an influx of professionals, students, beer lovers, the lot; usually in the beer garden enjoying a fine selection of craft beers and ales.
Chorlton Water Park
An Oasis by the city. Little by little, Chorlton Water Park is becoming increasingly popular amongst anglers, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Away from the hustle n bustle, hides this beautiful nature reserve; take a stroll down the river and enjoy Jackson’s Boat - a homely family run pub, perfect for a pit stop.
Roof Garden Playground – Great John St Hotel
Arguably Manchester’s best rooftop bar, Roof Garden Playground sits at the top of Great John St Hotel, spoiling its guests with stunning views of the city. The Roof Garden playground secures itself on our list as the must-go spot to dip out of the chaos, bask in the sunlight, and listen to the city hum. Oh, and if you’re really looking to wind down, hire a hot tub and watch your stress fly away.
The Dockyard – Salford Quays
What do art connoisseurs, football fans and TV personnel all have in common? The Dockyard. Located in the heart of media city, The Dockyard is an overwhelming favourite for young professionals, football match attendees and for the culture vultures down at the Lowry. Good music and even better décor creates a perfect atmosphere for a spring evening. Put your feet up and get people watching. Hey, you might even catch a celeb.