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The Runway Visitor Park, Ringway

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Tour iconic planes and watch the bustle of Manchester Airport’s runway at The Runway Visitor Park. Explore inside the decommissioned RAF aircraft, Nimrod, and the supersonic airliner, Concorde. To see inside Concorde you must take a guided tour, which should be booked in advance to guarantee a place. Head to the raised viewing mounds with a 180-degree view over Manchester Airport airfield to watch aircrafts take off and land. There’s also a play area for children to enjoy. For a bite to eat, visit the onsite restaurant, which offers views of Concorde and the runways. Remember your day with a plane-themed souvenir from the onsite shop. Arrange your visit to The Runway Visitor Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ringway using our Ringway trip itinerary planner.
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  • Visited here today with my partner and baby son who seems to have a fascination for aeroplanes, well they do pass over our house on final approach. He loved it here. There is plenty of space for the c...  more »
  • I had booked the Concorde experience for 2 Malaysians. What an iconic plane. We all loved it. It's so well organised from the initial introduction with short film, to the tour of the aircraft, and the...  more »
  • Visited with my son and two grandsons (9 and 7yrs) and it was a very enjoyable experience. You can pay £5 to park for up to 2 hours and use the raised platforms to view the runway and incoming/outgoin...  more »
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  • Nice place (especially for aviation enthusiasts) to go and relax for an hour or two. There's a café, which is fairly expensive, but nothing to stop you bringing your own food and having a picnic in the car or on the outdoor benches! There are toilets, a small gift shop and a handful of museum aircraft standing nearby (Nimrod, Trident, DC10 cockpit etc), at least one of which will be open to go on board. There is a Concorde in it's own hangar, but I think that one costs a little extra to see.... Car parking is (in December 2016) £5 for up to two hours, or £10 for longer than 2 hours, per car which I thought was pretty reasonable. Foot passengers/cyclists are admitted free.
  • Such a great place to go for a cheap day out. You only have to pay for the car park which is £5 for under 2 hours. The view of the aeroplanes is fantastic and there are constant landings and take offs to watch. On the weekends a plane is open to go on board. You can have a tour of the concorde but if not you can still see it through the window. Lovely gift shop but very expensive.
  • I love this place I live up in Edinburgh and wish I had this in Edinburgh because it is the best not over priced for 4 hours or 5 for 2
  • Very enjoyable place to spend a few hours. Concorde tour was very worthwhile
  • Good fun for kids