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/yurts/pergolas you name it to enjoy this winter in Manchester.
1. The Lawn Club
Opening up their brand new yurt alongside their existing lawn pods, The Lawn Club makes for the perfect snuggly spot this winter – including a pergola offering cover for you and your mates. They take cosy to the next level, too, with twinkling fairy lights lighting up the lawn and providing a festive ambience. The Lawn Club has recently unveiled its brand new winter look, and you can check it out now. The Lawn Club, Hardman Square, Spinningfields, M3 3HG.
2. Bar Hütte
Bar Hütte is back and bigger and better than ever for 2022, this time at the Great Northern Warehouse. Guests can rent their very own festive “hütte”, with their 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, alongside pizza on the menu and Christmas vibes all round. 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.
4. 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 winter pergolas, a fancy Manchester escape option to your igloos and huts- which provide an extra layer of refuge from the chilly weather, with lanterns and furry blankets dotted throughout as well as beautiful yet real Christmas trees providing lovely scenery. 20 Stories, 1 Hardman Square, M3 3EB.
For Ramona‘s second Christmas in Manchester, the team has gone all out – with a massive winter igloo stealing the show for the occasion. There, guests can retreat from the cold with mulled wine around the campfire, tequila, Detroit pizza and delicious hot chocolates, with live music every single week bringing the festivities. Ramona, 40 Swan St, M4 5JG.
6. Mala Secret Garden
Mala has a new look for the festive season – and it absolutely does not disappoint. Boasting little chalets, ski huts and a bigger, alpine-themed retreat, guests can enjoy mulled wines, moreish hot chocolates and plenty of festive grub while hiding out at the new Winter Village, with plenty of private huts to retreat to. Mala, 19 Lever St, M1 1BY.