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Stockport & Manchester’s Attractions

There is plenty to see and do in Stockport and Greater Manchester, from historic buildings and museums to sports and leisure activities, whatever your fancy there is something for everyone.

We have compiled a list below of some of the most popular days out, if you would like any further information on any of the attractions listed below our staff would be happy to help.

The Plaza

In October 1932 a vision was born for Stockport and the Northwest in the form of a Super Cinema and Variety Theatre that would evoke the glamour of the era with its sumptuous surroundings, highest possible attention to detail in its customer care and an eclectic mix of screen and stage presentation, supported by the finest cafe dining experience in the region.

80 years on and your Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre stills hosts the biggest stage presentations including this year’s sensational family pantomime Cinderella, musicals, stage plays, comedians, concerts and family shows alongside classic films presented in their correct ratio and format ensuring the golden classics can be seen on the big screen as they should be enjoyed.

Contact: visit website | +44 (0) 161 477 7779 | The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1SP

Life Leisure

Life Leisure runs an extensive mix of sports and leisure facilities, ranging from small community recreation centres to large multi use state of the art sport and leisure facilities.  In addition we deliver sporting activities of the highest quality to those people who for one reason or another cannot access a local facility.

Click here to find out more about Life Leisure.

Contact: Visit website | +44 (0) 161 474 7766 | Grand Central Square, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TA

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Come and experience life as it was during a ‘black out’ in wartime Britain and experience the sights and sounds of the home front.

Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country designed to provide shelter for up to 6,500 people.  This labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life for families from in and around Stockport through the dark days of the Blitz.

Contact: visit website  | +44 (0) 161 474 1940| Chestergate, Stockport, SK1 1NE

Staircase House

Staircase House is a beautifully restored townhouse situated in Stockport’s historic Market Place. The house is famous for its rare Jacobean cage-newel staircase. A state-of-the-art audio guide recounts the full history of the house and is available in English, French, German, Cantonese and Urdu.

Contact: Visit Website | +44 (0) 161 218 1460 | 30/31 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1ES

Awesome Walls Climbing Centre Stockport

Awesome Walls Stockport, situated in the massive engine house at Pear Mill, opened its doors to the climbing world in December 2007. It is without doubt the largest climbing centre in England and comprises a colossal amount of leading, top-roping and bouldering to keep even the most frequent user happy year round! There are three main areas within AWCC Stockport – The Main Engine House, the ‘Tall Wall’ area and the bouldering area.

Contact: Visit Website | +44 (0) 161 494 9949 | Pear Mill, Bredbury Road, Stockport, SK6 2BP

Bramhall Hall

Visitors to Bramall Hall gain glimpses into its fascinating history – beautiful Tudor rooms with spectacular plaster ceilings, a wonderful 16th-century embroidered table carpet and wall paintings, plus fine examples of architecture, furniture and paintings from different periods.

Contact: Visit Website | +44 (0) 161 474 2020 | Bramhall Park, Hall Road, Bramhall, SK7 3NX

Hat Works Museum of Hatting

This award winning visitor attraction offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry. The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the world.

Contact: Visit Website | +44 (0) 161 474 2399 | Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 0EU

Chill Factore

Home to the UK’s longest indoor skiing and snowboarding slope and the coolest family day out in the North West. 

Come and enjoy exhilarating alpine activities just 4 miles from Manchester City Centre and right next to the Trafford Centre and the M60.  With so much going on at Chill Factore, you’re spoilt for choice. From hitting our incredible 180 metre long, real snow slope to learn new skills or to hone your technique, to dining with friends and family or enjoying a spot of shopping on our Alpine Street, there’s bound to be something to keep you coming back for more.

Contact: Visit Website | +44 (0) 843 596 22 33