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The Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport unveils new-look Escape Lounge in Terminal 2

Manchester Airport has unveiled its new-look Escape Lounge in Terminal 2. The airport has spent £1.9m on the lounge which has increased in capacity by a third with room for up to 212 passengers. The Escape Lounge will provide passengers with an area away from the hustle and bustle of […]

New Forest

48 hours in the New Forest

The New Forest National Park and surrounding areas has it all – great countryside, beaches, country pubs and some top tourist attractions. The actual park is a mosaic of ancient and ornamental woodland, open heather-covered heaths, rivers and valley mires, a coastline of mudflats and saltmarshes, and pretty, villages. It is […]

The Fallowfield Loop

Cycling: Stockport to Dunham Massey

The whole point of off-road cycling is to get away from the traffic and the noise of the city. The beauty of Manchester is you can be in the Lakes, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales or the Cheshire plains in a few hours. One of the best – and easiest – […]

Market House Altrincham

Life and soul at Market House Altrincham

Go to any European city or town and you will find a food hall and market. Full of life, people eating and enjoying coffee. Sadly they are few and far between in the UK and usually pop up as, well, pop-ups for special events. Stockport has its Foodie Friday events, but […]

Warner Bros Studios Tour, London (Harry Potter)

Magical trip around Harry Potter’s world

‘The tour will take at least three hours’ we are told at the start of the Warner Bros Tour London – or Harry Potter World as we call it.. Three? Try five. At least. Although the studios claim to be in London they are actually in Watford, which is better […]

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport’s record 23.5m passengers in a year

Manchester Airport is proving more popular than ever before as more than 23.5 million passengers have flown from the UK’s third largest airport in the last financial year, a 5.4% increase over 12 months. In March 2016, 1.74m people jetted off on holiday and on business where the top five popular […]

Virgin Atlantic announces new direct US flights from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic will fly to San Francisco and Boston from Manchester Airport starting from next year. It is the first time in the airport’s history that there has been a direct route to San Francisco, seen as a key tourist and business destination. In addition to the new US routes […]

Retro video game fun in Manchester

Anyone who remembers loading their video games from a tape recorder will love Play It! Manchester. Back for a second year at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Play It! is a step back in time for aging gamers. Stick tennis, original Sonic, the Sega Megadrive, Spectrum ZX81, BBC […]

Chill Factore: Getting a taste for snowboarding

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I only stepped on a pair of skis almost a decade ago aged 39 – so how hard can it be to snowboard? The answer – very! The Chill Factore indoor snow slope near Manchester runs snowboard taster sessions […]

Vueling Airlines

Vueling Airlines adds Tenerife route from Manchester Airport

Vueling Airlines is set for further expansion from Manchester Airport this summer adding a new route to Tenerife.  The Spanish low-cost airline will operate one flight a week to the Canary Island during July and August and two flights a week in September and October. Vueling, part of International Airlines […]