The Top 10 Quirky Date Spots In Manchester

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Choosing where to go on a date can be pretty daunting. You want to make sure you both enjoy it and you want to make a great impression...

We’ve come up with a list of the best quirky date spots in Manchester so your date is guaranteed to pick up the phone and give you that call back you've been waiting for.

1. Christmas Markets

With the festive season coming up this is a pretty obvious spot, but it just had to go on the list...

What’s better than getting to know each other while wandering through the frosty chalet stalls, and cuddling up with a warm glass of mulled wine? The markets will be popping up in Manchester from the 10th November and will packing up on the 21st December so you've got plenty of time to get your date here planned out...

2. Dog Bowl

A bit of harmless fun, bowling's always a great way to break the ice. And there's always the bar in case you need a little Dutch courage!

Open Monday - Friday 12pm - 2am; Saturday 10am - 3am; Sunday 12pm - 2am

Our 5 bowling lanes, with ball dispensers inspired by our very own black dog Bruce the patterdale terrier!

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3. Cat Café

If your date is an animal lover, be sure to take them to the Cat Café. Not only will they fall in love with the cats, but they’ll also love you for bringing them!

Open 9am - 7pm daily

4. Ginger’s Comfort Emporium 

Melt your date’s heart with a trip to Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, inside Afflecks Palace. There are ice cream flavours galore in this dessert emporium, which you can enjoy in a toasted brioche, accompanied hot puddings or with milkshakes. There's nowhere better for couples with a sweet tooth!

Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm

5. Jump Nation

Discover each other’s playful side at Jump Nation – a hall filled with 139 wall-to-wall trampolines. They even have a giant airbag to jump onto, large bubbles to take a chance walking over plus a foam pit, and an area where you can bounce to score a slam dunk, just like a pro. 

Talk about making an impression!

Open Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm; Saturday - Sunday 9am - 9pm. Last admission is at 8pm every day

Jump Nation

6. Chapter One Books

If your date is a book lover, then Chapter One Books is the place to be. You can spend hours discussing your favourite novels whilst being surrounded by them! 

Peckish? Half a generous slice of their freshly-made cake while sipping coffee like you're a proper tweed-donning academic...

Open Monday 10am - 5pm; Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 7pm; Sunday 10am - 5pm

7. Breakout

This is a great way to get to know your date. Work together to solve the clues and break your way out of the room before the hour is up. Good luck!

Just try not to argue...

Open Monday - Sunday 10am - 10pm

8. Salvi’s Deli

Discover one another’s taste by feasting on a selection of delicious Italian food from Salvi’s Deli, located just inside the Corn Exchange. It has all you need for the perfect lunch date - from luxurious cheeses and artisan breads, to charcutterie sharers and fine wine. 

Even better, try picking up a few bits from Salvi's to bring on a picnic along the Bridgewater Canal in Castlefield. Who wouldn't fall for that!? (maybe wait until summer for this one though...)

Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 11pm; Sunday 11am - 10pm

9. Tatton Park

To get you out and about, taking a Segway around Tatton Park is a great way to catch your date’s attention. Book a space through The Activity People and you'll have an hour to explore the historic estate and it’s surrounding woodland in style...

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10. Allotment

Surrounded by lush plants, Allotment is the perfect place to transport you and your date away from the hustle and bustle of Manchester city centre. And why not grab the bar's Christmas Hamper to add a festive twist to your date? With sandwiches, pigs in blankets, chocolate orange cupcakes, mince pies and a bottle of wine, it’s the ideal winter date. 

Open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 12am; Friday - Saturday 11am - 2am

Allotment

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Written By

Ciara Hanstock

Bit of a traveller and lover of all things outdoors-y. Although you'll usually catch me devouring chocolate, which doesn't sit too well with the New Year's resolution!

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