AVIATION Airport Runway Visitor Park - Manchester

The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport.


The Runway Visitors Park at Manchester Airport is an area for plane spotters to enjoy a day watching and listening to aviation.

A great day out for all the family, the Runway Visitor Park is one of the North West's most popular outdoor attractions. Adjacent to the busy runways of Manchester Airport, the park’s raised viewing area means you can stand literally just a few metres away from the planes as they go past.

Things to do

  • Enjoy the views of the runway and aviation.
  • Retired planes to view inside and out, such as Concorde [G-BOAC], a Nimrod RAF military spy plane, DC-10, Avro RJX and a retro Trident airliner.
  • Listen to live commentary regarding landing and departing aircraft.


  • Food and drink
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Play park for children
  • Child facilities


Car Parking Charges

The Runway Visitor Park only accepts payment by debit/credit card (except American Express) we also accept apple and android pay

No cash payment accepted

Car and Motorbike parking charges are as follows:

  • £5 up to 2 hour
  • £10 from 2 hours up to 4 hours
  • £12 for all stays over 4 hours
  • Coach Parking is charged at a flat rate of £12

Parking is free for all conference delegates.

There is free admission to the Runway Visitor Park for visitors arriving by public transport, on foot or by bicycle (not motorbike).

Contact information

The Runway Visitor Park
Sunbank Lane
WA15 8XQ

Website: Homepage | Runway Visitor Park - https://www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk/

General enquiries: runwayvisitorpark.enquiries@manairport.co.uk
For meeting and event enquiries at the Concorde Conference Centre: sales@concordeconferencecentre.co.uk

By car: From the M56, leave at Junction 6 and follow the A538 to Wilmslow. After approximately 500m take a left turn down Sunbank Lane (opposite DHL). At the T-junction turn right onto Wilmslow Old Road and follow the road to the Runway Visitor Park gates.

By Train: Manchester Airport train station is less than 3 miles from the Park. Street Cars taxi booking desks can be found at all terminals and the rail station


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