Snuggle up in a cosy igloo this winter.
Through all of this Tier 3 doom and gloom, it’s no wonder we’re looking to Christmas before we’re even done with October. And with a number of twinkling, cosy huts and igloos beginning to grace the city’s outdoor spaces, how could we not get excited? From twinkling igloos decked out with Christmassy decorations, to twinkling teepees providing shelter from the harsh temperatures – we’ve rounded up the best outdoor huts/igloos/teepees/you name it to enjoy this Winter in Manchester.
1. The Lawn Club
Opening up their brand new greenhouses alongside their existing lawn pods following the UK lockdown, The Lawn Club makes for the perfect social distancing spot this winter – including a number of lawn houses available to book for you and your household. They take cosy to the next level, too, with twinkling fairy lights lighting up the lawn and providing a festive ambience. The Lawn Club is currently closed for their grand winter refurbishment, with a new menu pending and extended outdoor seating planned to arrive at the space soon. The Lawn Club, Hardman Square, Spinningfields, M3 3HG.
2. Bar Hütte
Bar Hütte is returning bigger and better than ever for 2020, this time at the Great Northern Warehouse. Guests will be able to rent their very own festive “hütte” with their household, each including pizza, drinks and your very own karaoke machine to enjoy for the duration. The fabulous drinks menu is, of course, festive-themed – with tons of Christmas classics on the karaoke to butcher, too. Bar Hütte, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN.
3. The Oast House
The Oast House is an annual favourite here in Manchester, with their giant teepee taking centre stage every year in Spinningfields. And for those looking for a headstart on the festivities, it’s officially open already. Complete with a cosy fire in the centre, fairy lights and festive details, the Curious Teepee is the perfect spot for some food and cocktails – where you can choose from pub classics or their famous hanging kebabs. The Oast House, The Avenue Courtyard, M3 3AY. *Enjoy 50% off food this week Monday-Friday when you pre-book in the Teepee.
Revamping their fabulous alfresco space with a festive flair for winter, Piccolino Alderley Edge has gone all out with their winter teepee, including huge candelabras, stunning fairy lights and a cosy fire pit to keep guests warm in the colder months. Guests can enjoy gorgeous Italian cuisine alongside cocktails, fizz, or whatever tickles your tastebuds, with social distancing in place to keep us COVID-safe throughout the season. Piccolino, London Rd, Alderley Edge, SK9 7QD.
5. 20 Stories
A magical spot to visit all year round, 20 Stories boasts the best 360-degree views in the city, and this year you can enjoy that luxury in an extra cosy environment, specially created for the winter months. Dine on beautifully presented dishes in their gorgeous slow globes – which provide an extra layer of refuge from the chilly weather, with fireplaces dotted throughout and beautiful looming trees providing lovely scenery. 20 Stories, NO. 1, 1 Hardman Square, M3 3EB.