Guide to Manchester’s Gay Village

10 Other Fun Things To Do In Manchester

Are you visiting Manchester for a massage?

If you are visiting our fair city of Manchester and want some pointers on other fun stuff you can get up to while you’re here, I’ve got you covered (James). Manchester is packed with activities, sights, and experiences that cater to all tastes and interests. Here’s a guide to some of the top things you can do to make the most of your time here. Your’re Welcome 🙂

1 – The Gay Village

The Gay Village is one of Manchester’s most inclusive areas for us gays and is teeming with energy and friendly faces. Whether you’re looking to relax with a drink or dance the night away, you’ll find loads of bars, pubs, and clubs to choose from. In Canal Street and the surrounding streets, where you can sip cocktails by the canal or enjoy a lively evening in one of the many themed bars. If the weather’s on your side (rare but fingers crossed), there are outdoor spaces perfect for people-watching or soaking up some rays. For more detailed tips and insights, be sure to check out our other blog, “Guide to Manchester’s Gay Village.”

2 – The Gay Sauna

Need to unwind and de-stress? Manchester’s gay sauna offer the perfect escape. it is equipped with steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs, providing a relaxing environment to chill out. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the other facilities and spaces within the sauna. wink wink. It’s a great way to recharge your batteries, especially if you’re planning a busy day ahead. (If you really need to relax, see #11 🙂

3 – Whistle Punks Axe Throwing

For something completely different, why not try your hand at axe throwing? Whistle Punks offers an experience where you can learn to throw an axe and aim for the bullseye. Whether you’re going solo or with a group of friends, this activity is a fun-filled couple of hours. We have done this a few times, great for getting rid of some pent up stress and aggression. The competitive element adds an extra layer of grrr, making it perfect for those who enjoy a bit of friendly rivalry.

4 – Shop till you drop

Manchester is a shopper’s paradise. Start your day at the Arndale Centre, which houses a vast array of high street and brand shops. For something more unique, head to the Northern Quarter, where you’ll find independent boutiques and quirky shops, and for super quirky try Afflecks Palace. If you want high end (and high price tag) shops like Selfridges and Harvey Nichols then head to Exchange Square, Here you will also find some really good spots for a coffee or a bite to eat.

5 – Manchester Museum

If you’re a history buff or art lover, or you just want a but of culture, Manchester has plenty to offer. The Manchester Museum on Oxford Road has an impressive collection of artifacts, including Egyptian mummies and dinosaur skeletons. Just a short walk away, the Manchester Art Gallery houses an extensive range of artworks, from classic to contemporary. Both venues provide a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing you to immerse yourself in culture and history.

6 – The Crystal Maze Experience

I did this last year and it’s so much fun! Get ready to step into your very own Crystal Maze Experience. Located in the heart of the city, this interactive attraction lets you and your friends tackle a series of challenges in different themed zones. It’s a fantastic way to test your teamwork and problem-solving skills while having a blast. Plus, it’s conveniently located, so you can easily fit it into your plans. I did this last year and it’s so much fun!

7 – Escape Rooms

There are loads of these in the city center. If you havent done an escape room by know, or at least know about them then you must have been living under a rock. I’ve done quite a few of them in Manchester, if not most of them, and they have all been really good fun. I’m not going to supply any link because if im honest, one didnt stand our above all the rest, they are pretty much on par. The good thing about them here is the choice. Honestly, there’s loads of them. Give it a google and pick one.

8 – NQ64

For a nostalgic trip down memory lane, head to NQ64. This bar is a haven for gamers, featuring a range of retro arcade games and classic consoles. There are two NQ64 locations in Manchester, each offering a cool neon-lit atmosphere where you can sip on creative cocktails while playing your favorite games from when we were young (er). It’s a great spot to unwind and have some fun, whether you’re a serious gamer or just in it for the nostalgia.

9 – Crazy Golf

Crazy golf is a timeless classic, and Manchester has several spots where you can enjoy a round or two. My fave is Treetop Golf, it’s right in the city center and its a fun course. It has very creatively designed courses that add an extra fun to the game. It’s a fantastic activity for all ages and can be a great way to spend an afternoon, especially if you’re looking for something light-hearted and entertaining.

If it’s nice weather and your looking for something a little out of town, Dino Falls crazy golf near the Trafford Center is super fun too. It’s outside so wait for some sun, or at the very least a break in the rain.

10 – Archery Tag

Archery Tag, also known as combat archery, is an exciting mix of archery and dodgeball. Although I haven’t tried it yet, it’s high on my list of things to do. From what I’ve heard, it’s a a good way to get active and have fun with friends while doing it. You’ll get to shoot foam-tipped arrows at your opponents while dodging incoming shots, making for an adrenaline-pumping experience. Once I’ve had a go, I’ll be sure to update you with how it went.

11 – Get A Massage (Obvs)

Yes i know we said 10 but we said ‘other’ things but it was obviously going to be on the list.:-) So, last but definitely not least, why not treat yourself to a relaxing gay massage? After exploring the city and enjoying some or all of the above, a massage is the perfect way to unwind and recharge. Whether you prefer a soothing naturist massage or something more traditional, We at Adonis have plenty of options to choose from. It’s an ace way to wrap up your city adventure and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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