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Things to do in Salford

Historic industrial city located across the River Irwell from its close neighbour the City of Manchester

Are you looking for things to do in Salford? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.

Known for...   Salford Cathedral and Salford Quays



 

  Attractions

BBC Tour At MediaCityUK

Take a look behind the scenes at BBC's home in the North of England.
Media City UK
Salford
M50 2EQ

 

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Pirate themed mini-golf fun.
The Dome
The Trafford Centre
M17 8DF

01612029544

 

Legoland Discovery Centre

Lego heaven for children and adults alike.
Barton Square
The Trafford Centre
M17 8AS

Recommended by Paula Ross, Stockport
“We had a great day out here with our two children, there was plenty to keep them interested and really enjoyed it. Bit expensive for four people but you can save money by booking online in advance.”

 

Heaton Park Tramway

We currently have three operating electric trams running on a stretch of track dating back to the original Manchester Tramway.
Heaton Park
Manchester
M25 2SW

 

Sea Life Manchester

Visit SEA LIFE Manchester at intu Trafford Centre. A really great day out for all the family.
Barton Square
The Trafford Centre
Manchester
M17 8AS

 
 

  Museums

Salford Museum And Art Gallery FREE

Home of the UK’s ‘first free public library’ which opened its doors in January 1850.
Peel Park
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WU

01617780800

Recommended by Alison Burrows, Salford
“There is a Victorian street, activities for children every day in the holidays, Creative Sundays for families, interactive exhibitions, and a great cafe.”

 

Imperial War Museum FREE

Award winning and hugely popular war museum, graphically portraying all aspects of life during wartime.
The Quays
Trafford Wharf Road
M17 1TZ

01618364000

 
 

  Parks

Heaton Park FREE

Rowing boats, indoor and outdoor play areas, animal centre, cafe and much more.
Heaton Park
Prestwich
M25 2SW

01617731085

Recommended by Jon Farmer, Manchester

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Manchester Lowry

Modern multi-screen cinema complex located at The Lowry.
Lowry Outlet Mall
Salford
M50 3AH

03453084620

Recommended by Matt Gosling, Salford

 

Route 66 Drive In Cinema

Europe's only outdoor digital cinema.
11 Bond Mosley Road
Trafford Park
Manchester
M17 1HQ

01613009949

 

Odeon Manchester Trafford Centre

Multi-screen cinema.
The Trafford Centre
Manchester
M17 8DF

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

Salford Lowry Centre Strictly Confidential

Following the continued success of BBC One's ratings-winning Strictly Come Dancing, Craig Revel Horwood's brand new show.
Pier 8, Salford Quays
Manchester
M50 3AZ

 

The Lowry

Stunning waterside building housing theatres, galleries, restaurant, cafe/bars, gift shop and Tourist Information Centre.
Pier 8
Salford Quays
M50 3AZ

 
 

  Golf

Swinton Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
East Lancashire Road
Swinton
Manchester
M27 5LX

 

Dunscar Golf Club

Golf Club.
Longworth Lane
Bromley Cross
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL7 9QY

 

Bolton Old Links Golf Club

Golf Club.
Chorley Old Road
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1 5SU

 

Bolton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Lostock Park
Chorley New Road
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL6 4AJ

 

Haigh Hall Country Park Golf Club

Haigh Hall Golf Club is an EGU registered golf club that plays on the 18 hole Balcarres course - a public course managed by Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust, and located in Haigh Country Park.
Haigh
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN2 1PE

 

Ellesmere Golf Club

Golf Club.
Old Clough Lane
Worsley
Manchester
M28 7HZ

 
 

  Water sports

Salford Watersports Centre

Fantastic watersports centre offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.
15 The Quays
Salford
M50 3SQ

Recommended by Scott Gibbs, Manchester

 
 

  Karting

Daytona Manchester

Indoor karting centre.
Circle South
Trafford Park
M17 1NF

08456445505

 
 

  Sport

Airkix

Indoor Skydiving Centre.
9 Trafford Way
Urmston
M41 7JA

08453316549

 

Chill Factore

Indoor ski and snowboard centre.
7 Trafford Way
Urmston
M41 7JA

01617492222

 

Aerial Extreme

Urban tree top adventure.
The Trafford Centre
Manchester
M17 8AA

08456521736

 
 

  Riding

Ryders Farm And Equestrian Centre

Learn to ride.
Manchester Road
Bolton
BL4 8RU

01617940058

 

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