Tours and Activities in Altrincham

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor

Just a short tram ride from the city centre is Altrincham, one of Greater Manchester’s lively suburban towns. This unassuming market town will quickly captivate you with peculiar retail options and a high-street that brims with opportunity to get creative. Read on to discover the highlights of tours and activities in Altrincham.

this unassuming market town will quickly captivate you

Two notable venues for getting hands on and designing something yourself are Sew Creative and Moss Studio-Store. The former is seamstress and designer Kate Procter’s hive of handmade fashion. Sew Creative is a sewing studio space that welcomes in everyone from beginners to those well acquainted with a sewing machine. Through free sew sessions, people tackle their own projects at their own pace, under the expert guidance of Kate and her team. Moss Studio-Store is a ceramic studio and unique gift shop. Alongside their hand building workshops and private wheel lessons, sits a shop filled with ethically and sustainably sourced unique gifts.

For a more adventurous trip check out the newest ice rink in Greater Manchester. Planet Ice is open for the public as well as teaching all ages how to skate. It is also home to Manchester’s national ice hockey team, Manchester Storm. You can learn this fast paced game, figure skating and more with Planet Ice’s experienced instructors.

Or if the pressures of today’s world are leaving you feeling stressed, floatation therapy at Zero Gravity is well worth a try. Spend an hour suspended in a state of the art i-sopod. A floatation tank filled with warm epsom salt solution. This deeply relaxing therapy has been proved to reduce stress, relax muscles and improve circulation.

If you’re keen to learn more about this dynamic town, go explore it yourself, we think the tours and activities in Altrincham are well worth a visit.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Planet Ice Altrincham

    planet ice altrincham
    Planet Ice

    Planet Ice Altrincham, Oakfield Road, Station Site, Altrincham, WA15 8EW - Visit now

    Planet Ice is Europe’s leading group of Ice Leisure venues. Visit their new site in Altrincham to discover the joys of ice skating for yourself. 

  • 2. Riddles Bar

    Riddles Bar
    Riddles Bar

    Riddles Bar, 28 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RZ - Visit now

    Take your gin knowledge to new heights with these tastings at Riddles Bar, and come out armed with the knowledge on how to prepare some of the most memorable, lip-smacking cocktails this side of a classic James Bond film.