As glimmers of normality start to creep back into daily life, it’s a great time to get out and explore your local surroundings. In this month’s Tours and Activities Guide, we’ve rounded up some of the best walks and tours exploring the urban sprawl and outer countryside of Greater Manchester.
Meet the Manchester and District walkers, a walking group aimed at 20 – 40 yr olds, who hike all over the North of England. With the most recent relaxations on restrictions, they have once again started trekking into the Peaks, Edale and beyond.
For something more local and informative check out Skyliner and Manchester Guided Tours. Their inner-city explorations of Manchester’s modern history give you the tools to form your own judgements around the city’s ongoing development.
If you’re still feeling more comfortable at home, take a tour through a virtual world with Brooklyn-based artist Molly Soda and MIF. She will be sharing her thoughts as she travels through the virtual world Your Progress Will Be Saved. This landscape created by the avatar artist LaTurbo Avedon is the first in a series of online artworks which can be found through the Factory Online website.
If you’re looking for a new living room hobby, have a go at circus, with online classes from Circus House. These sessions focus on the physical skills you need to tackle intense aerial equipment and prepare you for one day getting onto (or getting back to) hoops and silks.
Scroll down to find out more, alongside some other tops picks of tours and activities.
Stay well folks.
Here are our picks
Tour with Molly Soda, Until 28 October 2020, free entry
Join Brooklyn based artist Molly Soda, as she tours the virtual artwork Your Progress Will Be Saved, the first in MIF’s online Factory series.
‘Craft at Home’ is a new online space where you can continue to support Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s resident makers, pick-up bespoke gifts, and get busy with bee-related craft.
Fresh local produce is always on the menu of the Local Leeds food tour. Visit six pubs and restaurants serving up some of Yorkshire’s finest cuisine.
Eat your way through some of the best street food Leeds has to offer, with insights into the people and stories behind each bite. Try something new with the Leeds Street Food tour.
Take a closer look at some of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s collection while gaining a better understanding of the context in which the pieces were created. The free tours run daily from 2 pm.
Immerse yourself in the world of John, Paul, George and Ringo as you walk in their footsteps through The Beatles’ home city in this six-hour extravaganza of a walking tour.
This Beatles Guided Walk & Cavern Club is the perfect way to learn more about The Beatles while discovering the city of Liverpool.
Follow Jasmine’s story, as she struggles to decide whether or not to search for her birth family in Wuhan, told via a series of Instagram and blog posts.
Every second Wednesday of the month guided tours of the mile long stretch of Air Raid Shelter under Stockport give you the chance to see a more personalised view of the tunnels.
Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank is a perfect way to keep children (and their adults) busy while learning from home.