Whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester.
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The end of University and College life is a big moment for anyone. That’s why you want the occasion to be as memorable as possible.
Friends, family and fellow students all make such days great fun and something to be remembered forever.
We can help with every aspect of planning and coordinating a graduation party or ceremony, so that everyone is sure to have an incredible time.
Celebrate the end of exams, the end of school and the end of an era with our great Prom Packages.
We’ll help you make sure the party goes off in style, with up to 250 Prom Kings and Queens.
Let us take the strain of planning, so that the guests can get down to the serious business of partying.
Losing your loved one can be a difficult time and planning a wake for a funeral can be overwhelming, but we are here to provide an excellent range of services and our venue can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our highly experienced team will help you organize the wake at our beautiful venue in Manchester and will arrange a funeral reception, managing caterers, florists, room layouts and everything else involved with a gathering of this nature.
Our experienced staff at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel are here to help and can tend to your requirements with the sensitivity and professionalism you would expect.
From £12.95 per person, choose from a range of adaptable menu options for your reception. From morning and afternoon teas to finger buffets and sit-down meals, simply let us know what you’d like, and we’ll make it happen. We also offer a range of drinks packages to suit your budget.
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Enter a world of colours, creativity and fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester.
The ultimate indoor Lego playground provides visitors with 3 rides, 10 Lego build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more!
See many landmarks of the North West, all in one room, made from over 1.5 million bricks. Admire the Blackpool Tower, look out for your favourite characters in a tiny Coronation Street set and get a birds eye view of a smaller Manchester.
Visit throughout the year for seasonal surprises – see the Christmas markets in the winter months, or see all the colours of the Manchester Pride parade in the summer, all made from tiny bricks!
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is located at intu Trafford Centre and is just 30 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
SEA LIFE Manchester invites you to get closer to over 5000 creatures.
Get the best view of majestic sharks, enchanting jellyfish and Ernie and Cammy – the magnificent giant green sea turtles.
Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, crab, scarlet cleaner shrimp and other creatures living in the interactive rock pool experience, plus learn all about the residents at the daily talks and animal feeds
SEA LIFE Manchester is located at intu Trafford Centre, and is just 30 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
If you are looking for fun family activities, try out the UK’s longest indoor snow slope.
Chill Factore is located at Trafford Park, adjacent to the intu Trafford Centre.
The main slope is served by two drag lifts and in addition to the main slope, the centre features a beginner slope, a luge track, and dedicated snowplay and tubing areas.
Chill Factore is located at Trafford Park, adjacent to the intu Trafford Centre and is only 25 minutes by car from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
Shop ’til you drop at the intu Trafford Centre, a shoppers paradise just 5 miles west of Manchester City Centre!
You will find clothing stores, shoes stores, electronics and so much more in this shopping mall with interior styled as a homage to local history.
Grab a bite to eat in the UK’s largest food court, themed as a steam ship or watch a film at the UK’s busiest cinema, attracting more than 28,500 visitors each week!
Intu Trafford Centre is just 30 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
Stroll down Coronation Street and be in the heart of the iconic British soap opera set.
Explore the sensational outdoor sets during the 80 minute experience, which includes the exterior of Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and the newly extended, Victoria Street.
Wander through Weatherfield on a fully guided tour and unravel filming secrets, take selfies and follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters.
Coronation Street The Tour, is just 24 minutes on the blue tram line from Piccadilly Gardens, just in front of Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
Visit the world’s biggest football museum, telling the stories of the game of our lives.
Discover how football became so popular by following stories through fascinating objects and exhibitions, including signed shirts, footballs used in the early 1900s and more!
Find out more about the game’s origins, relive the FA Cup fairy tales and explore the different aspects and issues that make the game such an integral part of our culture and society.
The National Football Museum is less than 10 minutes walk from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
MediaCityUK is a 200-acre mixed-use property development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford and Trafford.
Follow in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities on a BBC or CBBC tour or get closer to the action as part of the audience at one of the many shows!
If history is for you, spend some time at IWM North with an award-winning immersive experience.
Media City UK is only 15 minutes drive or is just 24 minutes on the blue tram line from Piccadilly Gardens, just in front of Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city’s achievements in these fields.
The 50-year-old museum is contained within a globally important heritage site comprising of 5 listed buildings, including two which are listed Grade 1.
Discover stories about ideas that changed the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.
The Science and Industry Museum is only 15 minutes on the blue/purple tram lines from Piccadilly Gardens, or a 10 minute drive from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.