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The Runway Visitor Park

Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for 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!


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

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

Up to 2 hours: £5.00

Up to 4 hours: £10.00

Over 4 hours: £12.00


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