Things to Do in Altrincham

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor

Plan a day out down Altrincham way, and you’ll soon find that one day isn’t nearly enough. Getting there is easy on the tram, or how about cycling along the Bridgewater Canal – keep going and you’ll hit Dunham Massey, complete with packs of deer and its own craft beer. Green space and fresh air is in abundance – Grade II-listed Stamford Park, for example, has been welcoming visitors since 1880, while nearby Bowdon’s Denzell Gardens and The Devisdale are perfect for soaking up autumn colour and enjoying spring bulbs, with snowdrops a speciality.

Prefer the great indoors? Book a table in the historic and award-winning Market House and dig into all manner of freshly prepared dishes using locally grown produce – nine stalls include Honest Crust and their famous pizzas and Tender Cow with their steak-frites. There’s a vast choice of food and drink indies outside the building too – from artisan cheesemongers and regional piemakers in the covered Alty Market (open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8am-3pm) to outlets serving up Spanish tapas, Moroccan brunches and Belgian pours dotted around the pedestrian town centre.

Top-notch homewares, handmade arts and crafts, ethically and sustainably sourced gifts, and pre-loved books and vinyl can also go on your shopping list, while the Stamford Quarter has high-street brands covered. Altrincham is also big on things to do, and you can get hands-on with cookery courses, pottery classes and music workshops or shake a leg swimming or skating just a stone’s throw from the station. Find out more in our guide to our favourite attractions in Altrincham and our round-up of the tours and activities worth checking out. Take a look at our guides to shopping in Altrincham and the best cafes, bars and restaurants in Altrincham.

Our top picks

Altrincham Market

Altrincham Market, Greenwood Street, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 1SA - Visit now

A day at Altrincham Market isn’t just fun for all the family, it’s fun, full stop, with the added bonus that you’ll invariably end up with a bunch of goodies to take home to decorate your home or vastly improve your cooking. What’s not to love?

Altrincham Market
Image courtesy of Altrincham Market

Everyman Altrincham

Everyman Altrincham, 74-78 George Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RF - Visit now

Altrincham’s Everyman is a supremely comfortable boutique cinema showing all of the latest blockbusters, independent hits and big screen events.

Everyman Altrincham
Everyman Altrincham

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ - Visit now

Whatever the weather, Dunham Massey in Altrincham takes our number one spot for a fun outdoorsy day out.

Dunham Massey
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The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Barrington Rd,, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 1HZ - Visit now

Established in 1914, Altrincham Garrick Playhouse presents a variety of performances and screenings, as well as hosting term-time drama classes and a popular summer school for young people.

The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
Taken by Vishal Sharma - The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Evuna Altrincham

Evuna Altrincham, 84 -86 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 1BS - Visit now

The food at Evuna Altrincham is as fantastic as you’ve come to expect from the award-winning team, including the full tapas menu featuring all the greatest hits, such as goat’s cheese croquetas with alioli, patatas bravas and giant garlic prawns with chilli and oil, but the menu also offers a host of regional specials, designed for the people of Altrincham alone.

Evuna Altrincham

Where to go in Altrincham

Manchester
Bar or Pub
Kennedy’s Irish Bar

A fan favourite in Altrincham, Kennedy’s Irish Bar offers live music, a vibrant atmosphere and undoubtable Irish charm and hospitality.

Manchester
Restaurant
SUD Pasta

Inspired by the dreamy and rich food of Southern Italy, SUD Pasta gifts Manchester with a well-needed portion of Mediterranean indulgence…

Manchester
Restaurant
Phanthong

Outstanding Thai cuisine, situated in a classic red brick restaurant with a sleek and modern interior. Visit this for special occasions or lunchtime deals.

Manchester
Restaurant
Axe & Cleaver

This is the perfect pub for an indulgent weekend, following up a long countryside walk with a hearty and high quality meal.

Altrincham
Shop
IDAHO

Every piece in IDAHO has something special and will guarantee to make your homes, offices and wardrobes feel a little more inspiring.

Riddles Bar
Altrincham
Bar or Pub
Riddles Bar

Riddles is Altrincham’s favourite vintage cocktail bar. Tasty, hand crafted treats and stunning classic drinks made by our expert bartenders.

The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham
Altrincham
Event venue
The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

Boasting stunning Edwardian architecture with Art Deco influences, The Bowdon Rooms is a highly sought after wedding venue, conference centre and events hub located in the picturesque village of Bowden, Altrincham.

The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
Altrincham
Theatre
The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Established in 1914, Altrincham Garrick Playhouse presents a variety of performances and screenings, as well as hosting term-time drama classes and a popular summer school for young people.

Attractions in Altrincham
Altrincham
Event venue
Inch Arts in Altrincham

Inch Arts in Altrincham is an inclusive and welcoming creative community and award-winning arts centre in South Manchester championing creativity among all.

Everyman Altrincham
Altrincham
Cinema
Everyman Altrincham

Altrincham’s Everyman is a supremely comfortable boutique cinema showing all of the latest blockbusters, independent hits and big screen events.

Manchester Visitor Guides

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Shopping in Altrincham

With specialist shops, family-owned businesses and plenty of artisan allure, make a day of it and go shopping in Altrincham.

Evuna Altrincham
Food and Drink in Altrincham

Altrincham's food and drink scene is among the best in the North. Whether you’re looking for stylish restaurants or cosy independent coffee shops, this beautiful town has the lot.

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Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Take a look at our top recommendations for restaurants and bars to check out this spring.

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Culture Guides

Festival-goers at Green Island
Music in Manchester and the North

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Theatre in Manchester and the North
Theatre in Manchester and the North

Affecting contemporary performances and fresh, relevant takes on enduring classics, we pick out shows that help us scrutinise the world we live in.