Recreation and Wellness in Manchester

It’s important to stay fit and healthy whatever your age; there is a range of recreation and wellness facilities in Manchester helping you to do just that.

The city boasts many quality local leisure centres, libraries, workshops and parks. Many of Manchester’s leisure centres have excellent facilities, including health suites, state-of-the-art gyms, fitness classes and a sports hall for team games.  

Regular recreational activities can also be found at many local libraries. From weekly meetups for the over 50s to storytime for preschoolers, there is an uplifting and social activity for everyone, whatever age or ability.

The second annual Festival of Manchester in Platt Fields Park

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The Whitworth

The Whitworth will partially reopen from Wednesday 19 May 2021. The gallery is expected to reopen fully from Thursday 1 July 2021.

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