5 Things to do in Manchester for Football Fans

5 Things to do in Manchester for football fans

A vibrant city, rich in history and culture Manchester is widely known as the football capital of the UK, and home to some of the UK’s biggest sporting grounds and world class football teams.  

Today we share our favourite things to do in Manchester during your stay, particularly those heading on our Football Tours:

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Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour 

Manchester United Football Club is one of the best supported clubs in the world. They have won more trophies than any other English football team.

This tour of their grounds is incredible for passionate football fans and supporters of the Manchester United football team. 

This tour includes walking through the players tunnel, walking alongside the world-famous pitch, getting to see your favourite player’s seat in the home team dressing room and the opportunity to sit in the home team’s dugout.  

We advise that you pre-book this tour as it can get booked up quickly. Walk in prices are higher than online prices, so make sure to book online for the best price. 

National Football Museum 

The world’s biggest and highly rated football museum is located right in the heart of Manchester. Taking a visit would be a great chance to delve into the history of football.  It is one of the most popular things to do in Manchester for visitors. 

It was established in 2001. Despite being well-liked by both visitors and critics, funding difficulties led to the museum’s public closure in 2010.  

The National Football Museum launched at Manchester’s famous Urbis building in 2012 after collaboration with Manchester City Council and funding from the National Heritage Lottery Fund and European Regional Development Fund.  

The National Football Museum offers a wide variety of memorabilia, engaging activities and fascinating exhibitions to help you understand the history and legacy of football. It offers a fun-packed visit for football fanatics, families and those wanting to learn more about the nation’s favourite game.  

There is something for everyone to enjoy with four galleries to explore, six interactive games, a schedule of exhibitions, guided tours and interesting workshops.  

Go to see Emirates Old Trafford

Emirates Old Trafford is a cricket ground in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It was founded in 1857. It is the home ground to Manchester Cricket Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club. It is England’s second oldest testing site and one of the most widely recognised. You should definitely pay a visit and maybe even watch a match while you are there! 

Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour

Manchester City is currently one of the most successful and famous football clubs in the world. This is your chance to take a Stadium Tour and see how the brand new Manchester City Stadium Tour brings the magic of the team to life.  

Experience game day with an audio-visual presentation in the dressing room of the Home Team, proceed through the glass player’s tunnel, and then follow the footsteps of your favourite players onto the field to view the stadium from the dugouts.  

Prior to the 75 minute stadium tour, you will have a 15 minute self-guided tour of the club’s history. During this genuinely spectacular peek into the world of Manchester City, expect a surprise every step of the way.  

Play Foot Golf

If you love football and golf, why not combine them both! Foot golf is the combination of the two of the world’s most popular sports.

This activity is the best way to get everyone involved and to attempt something you have never tried before. The objective of the game is to kick your football into the hole with the fewest number of kicks as possible, much like in golf. It is the perfect place for outdoor activity on a sunny day. 

We hope you find our suggestions about things to do in Manchester useful for your football weekend.

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