The Runway Visitor Park | Day Out With The Kids

The Runway Visitor Park

Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England

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  • Bouncy castle and airplane at The Runway Visitor Park in Altrincham
  • Families picnicking and playing at The Runway Visitor Park in Altrincham

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

The Runway Visitor Park is a fantastic trip for kids fascinated by flight, with raised viewing mounds offering a clear 180 degree view over the airfield from which to see some of the 600 daily aircraft movements! It's a fascinating environment and one which almost everyone will get something out of. There's also a great outdoor children's play area for them to play pilots on and a handy repository for that pocket money that's been tickling your pocket in the kiddie section of their Aviation Shop.

The famous Concorde G-BOAC was of course BA's supersonic airliner which you can explore in person with a range of Tour Packages (booking essential); the decommissioned Nimrod patrol and attack aircraft can also be toured by those over 1.2m. Plus you can also hop on board either the DC-10, Trident or Avro RJX free of charge at weekends!

The only fees are for parking, but you can get in completely free if you saddle up and arrive via the family friendly Airport Orbital Cycleway. Plus with picnic sites, cafe and loos with big baby change space, this is a trip the whole family can relax into!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site
  • ATM ATM Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA15 8XQ, England


Click here to visit The Runway Visitor Park's website
0161 489 3932

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st January - 28th February
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 16:00

1st March - 31st May
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

1st June - 31st August
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

1st September - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

1st November - 31st December
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 16:00


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Parking facilities

Parking Charges
Up to 2 hours: £5.00
Up to 4 hours: £10.00
Over 4 hours: £12.00