Many of Manchester’s cultural destinations have re-opened and are welcoming visitors – but which ones? Below you’ll find a list of some spots that you can visit over the coming weeks, alongside details of any socially distant precautions they have put in place to ensure your safety. We’ll be updating our list regularly – so be sure to check back soon for further details.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is reopening its doors – and just in the nick of time. A few weeks back, things looked uncertain for the venue after they launched a fundraiser campaign to help ensure their future. Cut to mid-June and visitors will be able to pop-in to see the venue’s wealth of wildlife once more – albeit with socially distant measures in place. To start, everyone will have to book online (that includes members too) and plan their visit in advance to limit the number of people in the zoo at any one time. As you might imagine, slots are filling up fast so head to their site to find the next available date.

Chester Zoo, Chester, CH2 1EU, Tel: 01244 380280
Dunham Massey

One of Manchester’s most popular – and green – cultural attractions, Dunham Massey, will be reopening its car park and gardens and welcoming visitors through its doors again. Those looking to spend some time in this picturesque and deer-filled space must book tickets in advance – with batches released each Friday. All houses remain closed for the time being – but hopefully that will change in the coming weeks. To book your visit, follow the link below.

Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ, Tel: 0161 941 1025
Tatton Park

Knutsford favourite Tatton Park will be welcoming visitors back through its gates from Wednesday June 3 – and visitors don’t even need to pre-book before heading down. While staff will be carefully monitoring the number of people coming and going, walkers, cyclists and vehicles are welcome to drop by to explore the venue’s expansive park space which will stay open until 7pm, allowing for some lazy summer evenings spent outside. Click below to find out more.

Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Drive, Knutsford, WA16 6SG, Tel: 01625 374400
Quarry Bank Mill

Much like Dunham Massey, Quarry Bank Mill in Styal is also accepting new visitors – but they’ll be required to book their visit in advance before arriving on site. While Quarry Bank’s houses and cafes remain closed, their car park, gardens and woodland will be accessible – allowing eager walkers to get a hit of nature as summer takes hold. Those without bookings will be turned away so make sure you visit their website to book your trip in advance.

Quarry Bank Mill, Styal Road, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA, Tel: 01625 527468
Mon 15 Jun
Simon Bland
Published on:
Fri 12 Jun 2020