The hours spent away from the office are sacred and should be used for enjoyment and fun as much as possible. Whilst many people use the weekend to get on top of household chores, there are plenty of ways to make the few days off memorable and everyone should have an excuse not to clean the house. Here are six ideas to keep you busy this weekend.

Go to the Cinema 

Always a safe bet when the English weather is so unpredictable, a trip to the cinema is a perfect weekend pastime. Catch up on the latest blockbuster movie and tuck into some delicious cinema snacks. Popcorn is always best when you have a mixture of both sweet and salted. You’ll find Odeon, Vue, and Cineworld venues in Manchester, so there are plenty of locations and viewings to choose from. 

Go to a Football Match

Manchester is completely spoilt when it comes to football and has two top premiership teams located in the city. Attending a home game at the weekend is a brilliant experience to be a part of; you just have to decide whether to head to City or United. Both have world-renowned players on their teams and the stadiums are equally impressive, although Old Trafford does has a great history behind it and seeing it first-hand should definitely be ticked off the bucket list. 

Try Your Luck at Gambling

If you’re feeling lucky at the weekend, why not head to one of Manchester’s casinos, it’s a great activity to enjoy yourself with friends. The Genting and the Grosvenor are both based around the city centre, so are easy to head over to after you’ve indulged in some restaurant fine dining. If you’re not wanting to make the trip into town, you can always try your luck online, there are plenty and slot machines and lottery gambling games to try your luck on. 

Have a Night on the Dance Floor

Manchester has a world-renowned music scene and the nightlife on offer caters for everyone, and no matter what you prefer to dance to, Manchester has got you covered. The Warehouse Project is probably the most famous dance floor in the city, moving from Boddington Station to an air raid shelter underneath Manchester Piccadilly. A new home is currently based inside the Depot at Mayfield and a night here at the weekend shouldn’t be missed. 

Visit an Art Exhibition

Use the free time you have available to enjoy an art exhibition in the city. One museum you should definitely make some time for is The Lowry. The largest collection of L S Lowry’s paintings is housed here, which depict the scenes of life in industrial North West England throughout the mid-20th century. Urban landscapes and matchstick figures fill the canvases and give you a glimpse into what city life used to be like. Full of vibrant history and culture, you really can fill many weekends to come with everything that Manchester has on offer. 


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