Runway Visitor Park

Runway Visitor Park Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport

A great day out for all the family, the Runway Visitor Park is one of the North West's most popular outdoor attractions. Adjacent to the busy runways of Manchester Airport, the park’s raised viewing areas mean you can stand literally just a few metres away from real ‘live’ planes as they go past, with around 600 aircraft movements – landings and take-offs – every day. The park is also home to a variety of retired planes, including the spectacular supersonic airliner, Concorde G-BOAC; and former RAF military spy plane, Nimrod. There’s also a DC-10, Avro RJX and a retro Trident airliner, offering a glimpse of what flying was like in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to a picnic area, there is also the Concorde Restaurant and coffee house, a play area and The Aviation Shop, which stocks a range of plane-related souvenirs, suitable for children through to the more serious aircraft enthusiasts. Visitors hoping to see the Emirates A380 super-jumbo on its daily visit to Manchester can watch it arrive at around 11:45am* and depart at around 1.30pm* (*scheduled times, subject to change). The Runway Visitor Park is located next to Manchester Airport’s runways, two minutes from Junction 6 of the M56 motorway. It’s open daily from 8am except Christmas and Boxing Day.

Price Range: $

29/05/2019

Looking for something to do this week? Why not join us for a short 20-minute tour of Concorde, one of the most iconic aircraft of all time. You will spend 20 minutes on board with our experienced guide where you will hear some interesting facts and figures. You can even sit on the Queen's seat.
Tours are available today, Thursday and Friday between 11.00am and 4.00pm and must be booked at the RVP Reception desk at £6.00 per person.

Runway Visitor Park
21/05/2019

Runway Visitor Park

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.......The winners of our Easter hamper competition are:-Good Friday - Sophie aged 7Easter Saturday - Al...
24/04/2019

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.......
The winners of our Easter hamper competition are:-
Good Friday - Sophie aged 7
Easter Saturday - Alexa Bond aged 5
Easter Sunday - Kian Brennan aged 9
Easter Monday - Yasmine Greenwood aged 10

Thank you all for taking part, the winners will be contacted directly to arrange collection.👏👏👏

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo
23/04/2019

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo

22/04/2019

Its our final day of our Easter egg hunt. There is a mini chocolate bunny for each completed form.
Find all of the Chick pictures hidden around the Park for your chance to win!
All completed forms will then go into a hat and for four lucky winners there’s a fabulous box of Cadburys goodies to devour.

22/04/2019

Why not join us for a short 20-minute tour of one of the most iconic aircraft of all time? You will spend 10 minutes on board with our experienced guide where you will hear some interesting facts and figures and then have the opportunity of spending 10 minutes underneath for an amazing photo opportunity.
Tours are subject to availability and must be booked at the RVP Reception desk at £6.00 per person.

Why not join us for a short 20-minute tour of one of the most iconic aircraft of all time? You will spend 10 minutes on ...
21/04/2019

Why not join us for a short 20-minute tour of one of the most iconic aircraft of all time? You will spend 10 minutes on board with our experienced guide where you will hear some interesting facts and figures and then have the opportunity of spending 10 minutes underneath for an amazing photo opportunity.
Tours are subject to availability and must be booked at the RVP Reception desk at £6.00 per person.

21/04/2019

Join us for day 3 of our Easter egg hunt. There is a mini chocolate bunny for each completed form.
Find all of the Chick pictures hidden around the Park for your chance to win!
All completed forms will then go into a hat and for four lucky winners there’s a fabulous box of Cadburys goodies to devour.

20/04/2019

Its day 2 of our Easter egg hunt. There is a mini chocolate bunny for each completed form.
Find all of the Chick pictures hidden around the Park for your chance to win!
All completed forms will then go into a hat and for four lucky winners there’s a fabulous box of Cadburys goodies to devour.

19/04/2019

We still have spaces left on our Airport Life Flight Academy sessions! Phone through to Reception to book now! 0161 489 3239

We have a last few spaces on our Easter tour & Carvery!The tour will last for 1 hour with approximately 30 minutes under...
19/04/2019

We have a last few spaces on our Easter tour & Carvery!
The tour will last for 1 hour with approximately 30 minutes underneath Concorde and 30 minutes on board. A 2-course carvery lunch will be served under the wings of our iconic GBOAC. The price is £30 per person and includes car parking. Phone 0161 489 3932 to book!

18/04/2019

Let the kid’s blow off some steam this Easter weekend and join in with the Easter egg hunt. There is a mini chocolate bunny for each completed form.
The egg hunt is being held from Good Friday through to Bank Holiday Monday. All completed forms will then go into a hat and for four lucky winners there’s a fabulous box of Cadburys goodies to devour.

18/04/2019

We still have spaces left on our Airport Life Flight Academy sessions! Phone through to Reception to book now! 0161 489 3239

Why not join us for a short 20-minute tour of one of the most iconic aircraft of all time? You will spend 10 minutes on ...
18/04/2019

Why not join us for a short 20-minute tour of one of the most iconic aircraft of all time? You will spend 10 minutes on board with our experienced guide where you will hear some interesting facts and figures and then have the opportunity of spending 10 minutes underneath for an amazing photo opportunity.
Tours are subject to availability and must be booked at the RVP Reception desk at £6.00 per person.

Easter at The Park:Prepare to take off on our Easter Flight AcademyChildren taking part in our Flight Academy Tour will ...
10/04/2019

Easter at The Park:

Prepare to take off on our Easter Flight Academy
Children taking part in our Flight Academy Tour will have the opportunity to board a real aircraft, whilst learning about the different job roles that help ensure that Manchester Airport runs smoothly 365 days of the year. Try your hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or an air traffic controller in our role play session exploring some of the many careers at the airport. Approximately 45 minutes of the tour will be held in the cabin of our DC10 aircraft. We will identify some of the various fundamental parts of an aircraft and look at some examples of different aeroplanes.
The remainder of the tour takes place outside at the Runway Visitor Park where we will go up onto our viewing mounds to observe the aircraft taking off & landing on the runways in front of us, movements on the airfield and visit our own aircraft housed at the Park.

Short Tours of Concorde - £6.00 per person
Why not join us for a short 20 minute taster tour of one of the most iconic aircraft of all time? You will spend 10 minutes on board with our experienced guide where you will hear some interesting facts and figures and then have the opportunity of spending 10 minutes underneath for an amazing photo opportunity.
Tours are subject to availability and must be booked at the RVP Reception desk.

Easter Egg Hunt

Let the kid’s blow off some steam this Easter weekend and join in with the Easter egg hunt. There is a mini chocolate bunny for each completed form.
The egg hunt is being held from Good Friday through to Bank Holiday Monday. All completed forms will then go into a hat and for four lucky winners there’s a fabulous box of Cadburys goodies to devour.
As an added bonus if you can find the Golden egg you will be entered into a separate draw for 4 tickets for a Concorde short tour and free parking for 1 day!
Easter Sunday

Join us on Sunday April 21st for our Concorde Easter tour and lunch. The tour will last for 1 hour with approximately 30 minutes underneath Concorde and 30 minutes on board. A 2-course carvery lunch will be served under the wings of our iconic GBOAC. The price is £30 per person and includes car parking.

Don't forget to book on to our Concorde Tour & Carvery! Dine beneath the wings of Concorde this Easter Sunday!
04/04/2019

Don't forget to book on to our Concorde Tour & Carvery! Dine beneath the wings of Concorde this Easter Sunday!

Looking for something to do this half term?
01/04/2019

Looking for something to do this half term?

22/03/2019

AND THE WINNER IS CAROL DOLAN!!!!

Looking for a special treat for Mum?
Win 2 tickets for Mother's Day Afternoon tea & tour of Concorde at the Runway Visitor Park on Sunday 31st March 2019.
All you need to do is like our page, tag a friend and share this post.
The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday 27th March 2019 😍😍😍

21/02/2019
The Aviation Shop Manchester

How amazing is this? 💕

There are now less than 40 tickets left. When they’ve gone - they’ve gone! This event is organised with the kind support of Heritage Concorde and Manchester Airport. We (TAS) have recently helped raise funds to enable the illumination of the Concorde Flightdeck and movement of the famous drooped nose.Our next project,with your help, is to bring back to life the anti collision and strobe lighting. Tickets are available online at www.tasmanchester.com, and in both Aviation Shops for just £30.00 each.

19/02/2019

Please note that due to upcoming developments at the Runway Visitor Park the two circular mounds will not be available from Wednesday 20th February.

Look who came to visit!
14/02/2019

Look who came to visit!

Airliners Live at the RVP
12/02/2019

Airliners Live at the RVP

We're here with the Runway Visitor Park's manager, Robert, filming an exclusive interview!

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo
11/02/2019

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo

08/02/2019

For all our younger visitors coming to the RVP over half term we are celebrating Chinese New Year by holding a spot "The Lunar Pig" competition. We have hidden 8 lunar pigs around the park and all you have to do is find them for a chance to be entered into the prize draw. Call into our Reception for more details.

THE WINNER OF OUR COMPETITION IS DEBBIE BENYON-FISHERWho fancies a little bit of madness in their lives??Join us on Mond...
07/02/2019

THE WINNER OF OUR COMPETITION IS DEBBIE BENYON-FISHER

Who fancies a little bit of madness in their lives??

Join us on Monday 11th February for a day out at the park
All you need to do is like our page, tag a friend and share this post for the chance to win 4 tickets and free parking.
The winner will be chosen at random on Friday 8th February

30/01/2019

Please note due to the extreme weather conditions the RVP will be closed today.

Manchester Airport today announced an exciting new facility to be built next to the RVP.https://www.manchesterairport.co...
23/01/2019
PremiAir | Manchester Airport’s Private Terminal

Manchester Airport today announced an exciting new facility to be built next to the RVP.

https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/premiair/

To quell any rumours the RVP will not be closing or moving to another location and will remain open as usual for all visitors

Details of the project have been posted in the RVP reception. Drop in sessions and presentations by the RVP management on the plans will be set up to allow for interested parties to discuss the plans in more detail.

Drop in sessions this week Friday 24th 1000-1500 or Saturday 0900-1100

Arriving mid 2019, the PremiAir private terminal at Manchester Airport offers you the ultimate start to your journey, no private jet required.

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo
21/01/2019

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo

Supercar Drivers Club New Year meet
08/01/2019

Supercar Drivers Club New Year meet

03/01/2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Sunday 6th January 2019
The Runway Visitor Park will be not be open to general visitors due to a private event from 8.00am until 10.30am
The Park will re-open to all from 10.30am

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo
02/01/2019

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo

27/12/2018

WEBSITE UPDATE
The RVP is in the process of changing it's website. Please note that some of the opening and closing times are incorrect. Please call our reception on 0161 489 3932 for correct information.
The RVP will close on New Year's Eve at 3.00pm, with last entry at 2.00pm

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo
27/12/2018

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo
21/12/2018

Runway Visitor Park's cover photo

Event Covers
21/12/2018

Event Covers

Runway Visitor Park
14/12/2018

Runway Visitor Park

We have Gift Vouchers available for all of our Concorde & Nimrod Tours! An excellent present for someone who already has...
13/12/2018

We have Gift Vouchers available for all of our Concorde & Nimrod Tours! An excellent present for someone who already has everything! A fantastic day out that they will always remember! Buy yours now https://book.manchesterairport.co.uk/Rwvp/Purchase?cmd=entryPoint3

Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase 😊

I think I will do some Christmas shopping...
09/12/2018

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Address

Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Off Wilmslow Road
Altrincham
WA15 8XQ

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Telephone

0161 489 3932

Services

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  • Kids
  • Outdoor
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Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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