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Summer events programme announced for Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport

Visitors can take tours of aircrafts, step into flight simulators, and take snaps from open top buses.

The Manc The Manc - 3rd June 2021

Manchester Airport’s tourist attraction Runway Visitor Park has officially reopened with a bumper programme pencilled in for summer 2021.

The airstrip-adjacent park is inviting visitors to take weekend tours of vintage aircraft (such as Concorde), board flight simulators, and gawp at classic vehicles as part of an upcoming events schedule – which is underway until September.

The programme features a wide range of highlights for history buffs and families alike, including historic vehicle club open days, an airport memorabilia fair, and a military showcase.

Live music performances have also been confirmed for the park’s memorabilia fair in July – with open top buses parked perfectly for photographers to get the best possible views of aircraft arriving and departing.

Runway Visitor Park is inviting customers to take tours of vintage aircraft during their summer events programme / Image: Manchester Airport

The schedule, which comprises of 11 dedicated events on top of the tours, has been put together in co-ordination with organisations such as the Aviation Society, Manchester Historic Vehicle Club and Cheadle Rotary Club.


Robert Hassard, Manager of Runway Visitor Park, said the attraction was looking forward to returning after “a difficult 12 months”.

He added: “We have worked with a wide range of event organisers to bring an exciting and varied summer programme to the park, and we cannot wait to welcome the public back.


“We are sure that these events will bring an extra dimension to the visitor experience and will complement the fantastic range of attractions already on offer, including aircraft tours, a family fun fair and brilliant plane spotting locations complete with live airport commentary and an extensive children’s play area.”

You can view the full summer events programme at Runway Visitor Park and book events online.

Find out more about what’s on this summer with The Manc.

Featured image: Manchester Airport