Manchester is excellent for shopping. The city's size means you can find just about all the high street stores you can think of, as well as having space for a buzzing independent scene.
Manchester has a great live music scene. From The Manchester Arena to The Ritz, find out what's on and book your tickets!
One of the world's most famous football teams, make sure any football fans stop by the Manchester United museum and tour during your stay.
If you love all things literature, make sure you stop by the John Rylands Library. As well as its impressive exterior, you'll find beautiful interiors, a vast collection of books and events to get involved in too.
View the latest exhibitions at the Manchester Art Gallery. Make sure you check out the latest events and activities available too.
With London less than an hour away by train, spending a day in the big city is easy when staying in Basingstoke. Soak up all the capital's attractions before heading back for more of a cosy stay in Basingstoke.
A family break in Manchester wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Legoland Discovery Centre. Bright, bold and certainly interactive, little ones are sure to thrive in this land of adventure.
When the northern weather is true to its form, a day spent inside might be in order. Thankfully, Manchester's Sea Life Centre provides the perfect opportunity to take shelter and learn a little more about the life that lives in our oceans.
If you're looking for an educational day out, Manchester is home to the Museum of Science and Industry. Free to visit, it offers the opportunity to learn something new.
Whether you're exploring the grounds, checking out the play area or meeting the animals in the park's animal centre, there's plenty of activities to get stuck into at Heaton Park.
Ski, snowboard or sled your way down the slopes at Manchester's Chill Factore. You can even book a few lessons to brush up on your technique.
With star-studded performances and long-standing popular shows, the theatre scene in Manchester is thriving. As well as the entertaining performance, the theatres themselves provide an insight into the city's history.
For the ultimate luxury treat, book yourselves in to the spa at the Midland hotel. Whether you opt for a treatment or hit the gym, relaxation is guaranteed here.
From your favourite chain restaurants, to new and quirky options, there are plenty of choices for enjoying a new dining experience in Basingstoke. You can even sample the delights at The Hampshire Restaurant with us!
Experience some of Manchester's finest dining at The Midland hotel. With The French and Mr Cooper's House & Garden to experience, you're sure to be in for a culinary treat.
A great way to make the most of some beautiful views of the city, the wheel of Manchester could just create the perfect end to a romantic evening here. You can even ride in a VIP capsule with added champagne and chocolates!
After a day spent exploring, what could be better than a relaxing drink in the Midland's Octagon Lounge? Whether it's a warming coffee or an evening tipple, you're sure to find your favourites here.
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