Runway Visitor Park

Runway Visitor Park Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport
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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.

10/04/2020

Hopefully it won't be too long before we can all watch the beautiful big bird taxi past a crowd on a sunny day with no more worries in the world 🥰

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10/04/2020

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20/03/2020

URGENT UPDATE:
Following the latest Government statement the Runway Visitor Park will close with immediate effect.
Further updates will be posted on our page and website.

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19/03/2020

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19/03/2020

A message for our visitors,

We appreciate that these are difficult times and the health and safety of all our staff and visitors is our primary concern.
The Runway Visitor Park is taking account of all official guidance available. Our open space allows visitors to observe social distancing measures. Our staff are following guidelines on regular handwashing, and regular, thorough cleaning of visitor areas.
We have amended our daily opening times to 8.00am until 4.00pm until further notice. Car parking facilities remain open on site, with a charge of £5 for all day parking, again until further notice.
Our cafe will now only offer a grab and go service, with sandwiches being freshly made on request. There will be no seating inside available to visitors but plenty of picnic tables around the park.
Should there be any changes to our opening arrangements in the future these will be communicated as soon as possible via our website and social media channels.

Kind regards,

Runway Visitor Park Team

Easter at The Park:Prepare to take off on our Easter Flight AcademyChildren taking part in our Flight Academy Tour will ...
09/03/2020

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 and Guided tour

Let the kid’s blow off some steam this Easter weekend and join in with the Easter egg hunt and guided tour. There is an Easter egg for each completed form.
The egg hunt and tour is being held on selected dates over the Easter weekend. The tour is aimed at children aged 3 to 8 and must be accompanied by an adult
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 12th 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 £35 per person and includes car parking.

All tours can be booked either by calling our Reception on 0161 489 3932 or following this link to our website https://www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk/aircraft-tours/book-a-tour

06/03/2020
Farewell Flybe 1979-2020

Such a shame

In the early hours of this morning (Thursday 5th March 2020) UK airline Flybe entered administration and ceased operations after failing to secure vital fund...

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12/02/2020

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Are you looking for something special?
03/02/2020

Are you looking for something special?

Something to cheer us up half way through what always seems to be the longest month
15/01/2020

Something to cheer us up half way through what always seems to be the longest month

Runway Visitor Park
15/01/2020

Runway Visitor Park

Runway Visitor Park
15/01/2020

Runway Visitor Park

15/01/2020

UPDATE - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please be aware that on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st January 2020 the main section of the car park will be closed. This is to facilitate essential maintenance of this area.
Parking will still be available on site and there will be controlled access on production of a valid permit to the disabled parking area.
We apologise for any inconvenience

Back by popular demand, the park’s Flight Academy for ages 4-12 will be running throughout February half term. The tour ...
09/01/2020

Back by popular demand, the park’s Flight Academy for ages 4-12 will be running throughout February half term. The tour gives kids the chance to climb on board a real aircraft and sit in the cockpit as they learn more about aviation and flying a plane. They’ll also get the chance to try their hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or air traffic controller in a role play session exploring the many careers at the airport.

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07/01/2020

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Runway Visitor Park
02/01/2020

Runway Visitor Park

Looking for a unique venue for your conference? Give our events team a call on 0161 489 8299
20/12/2019

Looking for a unique venue for your conference? Give our events team a call on 0161 489 8299

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18/12/2019

Runway Visitor Park

If it all gets too much over the festive break why not book the kids onto our "Airport Life" flight academy tour.
06/12/2019

If it all gets too much over the festive break why not book the kids onto our "Airport Life" flight academy tour.

Only four dates available. So book now before it's too late.29th Dec, 12th Jan, 1st Feb and 15th Feb
25/11/2019

Only four dates available. So book now before it's too late.
29th Dec, 12th Jan, 1st Feb and 15th Feb

Looking for ideas for Christmas??We have 20% off our Concorde Classic Gift Voucher! An excellent present for someone who...
13/11/2019

Looking for ideas for Christmas??
We have 20% off our Concorde Classic Gift Voucher! 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…

*Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase
**Please use code CHRISTMASCRACKER
**This offer is only available between 1st November and 24th December 2019

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12/11/2019

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12/11/2019

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28/10/2019

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Manchester Airport, in partnership with Etihad and Manchester City are giving away two return flights to Abu Dhabi, a si...
21/10/2019

Manchester Airport, in partnership with Etihad and Manchester City are giving away two return flights to Abu Dhabi, a signed Manchester City shirt and two tickets to a Manchester City home game.

How to enter
Simply take a photo* of Etihad's new Manchester City inspired 787 aircraft livery and share on the @manairport Twitter, Facebook or Instagram page using the hashtag #EtihadCity787. Terms and conditions available on the Manchester Airport website

Looking for a supersonic day out this half term?Struggling for ideas of how to keep the kids occupied this October half ...
14/10/2019
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Looking for a supersonic day out this half term?
Struggling for ideas of how to keep the kids occupied this October half term? Well look no further than Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park.
On Wednesday 23 October the park will be running its Midweek Madness offer with a short Concorde tour available for £5pp plus all day car parking for just £2 when booked online. The Concorde short tour will give you the opportunity to sit in the luxurious leather seats where royalty and celebrities once sat whilst hearing about what it was like to fly on this iconic aircraft.

Back by popular demand, the park’s Flight Academy for ages 4-12 will be running throughout half term. The tour gives kids the chance to climb on-board a real aircraft and sit in the cockpit as they learn more about aviation and flying a plane. They’ll also get the chance to try their hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or air traffic controller in a role play session exploring the many careers at the airport.
Flight academy dates available include: Monday 21 October, Wednesday 23 October, Friday 25 October, Sunday 27 October, Monday 28 October and Wednesday 30 October.
The Runway Visitor Park is a unique visitor centre overlooking Manchester Airport’s two runways. From its elevated viewing spot, the park enables aviation enthusiasts to watch the take off and landings of the hundreds of daily flights at the airport.
Tours and other events can be booked online at https://www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk/
The park is open from 8am-5pm in September and October.

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14/10/2019

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Runway Visitor Park
09/10/2019

Runway Visitor Park

A blast from the past
09/10/2019

A blast from the past

The Millennium Falcon has landed
04/10/2019

The Millennium Falcon has landed

Manchester Airport
30/09/2019

Manchester Airport

Today we've announced we will be hosting a jobs fair here at Manchester Airport on 3rd October for the 3,000 Thomas Cook staff based in the North West. Dozens of companies will be attending and there will be hundreds of jobs. For more info/to book a place: www.gmthomascook.com

Looking for something to do today ? We have some spaces available on our Concorde tours. Call our reception to book on 0...
29/09/2019

Looking for something to do today ?
We have some spaces available on our Concorde tours.
Call our reception to book on 0161 489 3932

Address

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

Telephone

0161 489 3932

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