We’re all missing the activities that require getting far away from the house – but like many businesses at the moment, the purveyors of these activities have devised some clever ways you can support your favourites and give yourself, or someone else, something to look forward to when the time comes. Here are five of our favourites…

Chester Zoo

A family favourite for years, Chester Zoo has recently welcomed some new penguin editions, aptly named after UK hospitals in a tribute to the NHS. Unfortunately, no visitors are allowed just now – but why not pre-purchase vouchers to use on entry or the many shops and cafes within the zoo grounds? Gift tickets are also available online to cover entrance for you or an animal lover friend, ensuring everyone gets their fix of cuteness and education as soon as possible.

Breakout Manchester

As we have recently discovered, everyone loves a board game. Competitive streak have well and truly come out during lock down and Manchester’s top escape room aims to take it one step further. If you want to put those deductive skills to the test after months of practicing, vouchers are available to use for 2-5 people either anytime or off peak, after restrictions are lifted. Show off your skills to the pals you haven’t seen since March and have a laugh whilst you’re doing it.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

From distillery tours to gin making, the Spirit of Manchester Distillery is the perfect activity for gin lovers. Vouchers can be purchased online for anywhere between £20-£85, making it the perfect present for a special occasion or just something to do when it’s allowed. Pre-purchase a perfect boozy afternoon to keep you looking forward.

East Lancashire Railway

Whether you crave an Orient Express experience with the comforting views of your local area or you’re fascinated by the inner workings of steam railways – the East Lancashire Railway provides the most lovely day out. From boozy ‘Rail Ale’ tours to actually driving a real-life locomotive, the railway can be for anyone and everyone. Vouchers are currently available online for a myriad of activities, ensuring you get a breath of fresh Lancashire air as soon as you can.

Spa at The Midland

After all those activities, you might need a lie down in a dark room. Luckily, the Spa at The Midland in Central Manchester also provide vouchers for later use. From spa treatments to afternoon tea, there is so much indulgence to be had at one of the most well-known historical landmarks in the city. Top quality relaxation is the name of the game and pre purchasing a voucher will ensure you get the royal treatment.

Words:
Emmeline Banks
Published on:
Fri 15 May 2020