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Six Spectacular Things To Do In Manchester This Weekend

By Secret Manchester January 22, 2020

Stuck on how to spend your weekend? Here are six sensational ideas!

The weekend is upon us (hallelujah!) but you may be in need of some inspiration on how to most effectively enjoy your precious free time. Luckily for you, there are loads of fun things to do in Manchester in the coming days and we’ve rounded up six of the best suggestions below…

1. Toast Robert Burns with a wee dram of whisky and some chocolate (Jan 25)

PernodRicard-Glenlivet-BurnsNightCelebrate like the Scots with a dram (or two) of the finest Scotch whisky but add a little sweetness to the mix. The Glenlivet is hosting an interactive masterclass at The Loft where guests will taste and make their own chocolate truffles paired with complementary flavours of whisky. Burns Night never tasted so good! 18+ only. Get your tickets here. ⭐️Sponsored ⭐️

2. Bullseye! Try your hand at a spot of axe throwing (all weekend)

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Had a stressful week? Release your pent up anger and frustration in a fun 90-minute axe throwing session! Don’t be alarmed, there are experts on hand to walk you through the do’s and don’ts before you launch your weapon and aim for that bullseye. Once you’ve got the hang of it, try for the tournament top spot! 18+ only. Get your tickets here.

3. Laugh till you cry at the best stand up show in Manchester (Jan 24-25)

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As you may well guess, The Best in Stand Up brings you the very best and brightest in the world of comedy to guarantee a night full of laughter! This is a classic stand up show featuring a compere and four first-class comedians. There will also be a few open spots, so you’ll get a chance to see some brand new talent take the stage too. Expect to leave with abs from all that laughing you’ll do. 18+ only. Get your tickets here.

4. NOW That’s What I Call A Good Time! This club night is the ultimate throwback pop party (Jan 25)

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Remember those NOW That’s What I Call Music CDs— the pop bible that curated all the biggest and best UK tunes for your listening pleasure? Well, prepare yourself because the first official NOW club night is coming to Manchester. You’ll get to dance your cares away to all the hits you remember (and a few you’d forgetten!) on an incredible night out you’ll never forget. 18+ only. Get your tickets here.

5. Be electrified by this amazing free light and projection show at Media City (Jan 24-25)

The Porsche Soul Electrified event will take over Dock 10 Studios, Media City on January 24 and 25 and it’s set to be an unmissable event for lovers of design and culture. The experience will begin with a small exhibition that chronicles the origins of the new Taycan, followed by a bespoke light and projection art installation which will bring the electrified soul of the Porsche Taycan to life. Get your tickets here.

6. Step into a virtual reality for some real life fun (all weekend)

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Virtual Hideout is a chance to experience immersive, full room-scale virtual reality and gaming. There are varying levels of difficulty in each game, but don’t worry- there will always be someone with you to guide you and help you. Alone, or in a group, Virtual Hideout promises real life fun and interactive challenges to get your cogs turning. Come along and experience the virtual stuff that dreams are made of. Get your tickets here!