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Visit the Runway Visitor Park this summer

A great day out for all the family, the Runway Visitor Park is one of the North West's most popular outdoor attractions. Adjacent to the busy runways of Manchester Airport, the park’s raised viewing area means you can stand literally just a few metres away from the planes as they go past.

The park is also home to a variety of retired planes, including the spectacular supersonic airliner, Concorde G-BOAC; and former RAF military spy plane, Nimrod. There’s also a DC-10, Avro RJX and a retro Trident airliner, offering a glimpse of what flying was like in the 1960s and 1970s.
In addition to a large picnic area, there is also the RVP coffee house, a play area and The Aviation Shop, which stocks a range of plane-related souvenirs, suitable for children through to the more serious aircraft enthusiasts.
Visit at weekends and experience live commentary of the airport's operations as well as the RVP funfair rides. We also have a Summer of Events going on at the Park, including Classic Car Events and a TAS Aviation Memorabilia Fair.

 

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Calling all future pilots! Every weekend let your children enjoy an exceptional experience with the chance to walk under the wings of the Concorde, learn all the roles on a plane and, even being able to dress the part! Important Info

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Enjoy a unique experience by having a tour of one of the most iconic aircrafts in history. Have a tour of the cabin, walk under the wings and, watch the famous nose droop. And with a glass of champagne to top it off!

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Great Family Day Out

You don't have to be jetting off anywhere to enjoy a day at the airport, watch the take off and landing of planes at Manchester Airport, such as 787s, A380s or the odd special visitor, including the NHS liveried Spitfire.

As well as Junior Flight Academy, for children we have a treasure hunt, an outside play area, and an indoor exhibit! 

We also have an RVP Café where you can take advantage of our weekend brunch offer, as well as a selection of food to grab and go throughout the week.

Our expansive outside space is over 9,000sqm, which comes with the benefit of a viewing mound and plenty of picnic benches, ensuring there is space for all of the family. 

We have interesting aircrafts to discover such as former RAF plane NIMROD, and even some that you can enjoy a unique one-off onboard experience, including Concorde and AVRO RJX. 

Sessions are subject to change dependant on weather & airport operational requirements.

 

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