As we start to move fully into spring and the weather improves why not check out one of Manchester’s many local parks, or go on one of the wonderful outdoor walking tours of Manchester available over the next couple of weeks.

Invisible Manchester Walking Tours

Returning from 13 April are walking tours of Manchester that showcase some of the city’s historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is.

Invisible Cities is a Social Enterprise who don’t believe in labels or stereotypes and want to show that everyone has great potential, a fact reflected in their tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness They simply live and breathe the city, and offer their own personal insight into the past, present and future.

Booking Essential.

Free Manchester Walking Tours

Restarting on 16 April, discover Manchester’s sights and secrets on a tips-based walking tour of Manchester. The guides are history graduates, storytellers and most importantly Mancunian. This is an entertaining and informative adventure that includes something for everyone – whether you’re a new visitor or already familiar with the city.

Walking tours run every day and can be booked in advance.

Si Manchester Walking Tours

From 12 April Si Manchester tours return with the perfect choice to get to know Manchester in just a few hours with no upfront cost, so that you can enjoy a quality sightseeing experience, no matter what your budget is.

Free tips-based and paid walking tours in English and Spanish.

Jonathan Schofield Tours

From Saturday 17 April a full walking tour programme is available and starts with ‘The Death & Beer Tour’ a walking tour around Weaste cemetery with Salford’s noble dead, finishing off in a beer tap with Marble’s noble beers.

Visit the website for a calendar of all upcoming tours both walking and virtual.

Booking is required.

Manchester City of Trees

City of Trees is working with communities, organisations and businesses to build an ambitious movement dedicated to plant a tree for every Greater Manchester citizen within just five years. Some of the projects which are focused on are planting trees, managing and creating woodlands and urban orchards where local people can get involved and look after them. Working with schools they aim to plant trees and create outdoor classrooms for schools to help children engage and strengthen their relationship with trees, woods and wildlife.

There are lots of activities available on their website.

If you are looking for something a little bit different why not check out Secret City Drive in Cinema from 15 April. Experience a true cinematic event from the safety and comfort of your own car. Whether it’s a date night special, a family-friendly adventure or a horror classic – Secret City drive-in cinema events have a wide range of films for all audiences.

Booking essential.

For any ideas on other activities that you can take part in from outdoors or from home then please get in touch with the visitor information team at