Try These 6 Perfect Springtime Sunday Afternoon Activities In Manchester

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What a beautiful sight the sun over Manchester is.

Even in the summer, it's not a given that we'll get blue skies.

But it's glorious out there, so here's how to make the most of it today.

1. Fletcher Moss Garden


If it's tranquility you're after then Fletcher Moss Garden is the ideal day out for all seasons. 

Get lost in the around the garden's extensive network of paths extensive network of paths around the area of Fletcher Moss, saunter through Stenner Woods and meander round Millgate Field along the river Mersey. 

Happen to have a couple of tennis rackets lying around? Take them with you as there are courts available which you can book in advance here.

2. Pig petting in Wythenshawe Farm


Wythenshawe Farm offers a fun Sunday activity for adults and kids alike. 

While the little ones learn about where food comes from and other things we have forgotten since primary school, adults can enjoy hanging out in the courtyard tearoom. 

There is also an horse and pony rides for adults and children over four and the opportunity to pet cute little pigs, sheep and cows.

Animal therapy, anyone? 

3. Sunday Roast in The Hawksmoor


We all know that nothing beats a roast of Sunday and The Hawksmoor do it as good as anywhere in the city. 

It's all there: Roasted rump, roast potatoes, butter carrots as well as Yorkshire pud. 

To top it off it's all covered in delicious marrow gravy all for a reasonable £20. 

Can't go wrong.  

4. Head to Clifton Marina in Salford 


Absolutely gorgeous on a sunny day, the marina is popular with walkers and joggers alike. 

As well as a large grassy area, which is ideal for a four-legged friend, there is a large lake where you can find yourself sitting for hours without realising. 

5. Take in Dovestone Reservoir 


With its breathtaking views, one would be forgiven for mistaking Dovestone for a scene from a movie.

How is this right on our doorstep?!

6. Go biking in Clayton Vale 


The purpose-built mountain bike trails are graded easy, moderate, difficult and extreme so there really is something for everyone. 

What better way to get some exercise and explore some picturesque scenery?

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Written By

James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.