5 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Manchester

Going out for the day or even just an afternoon doesn’t need to cost you your whole student loan! Here are some fun FREE / cheap activities you can experience by yourself, or with friends, in Manchester:

Frog and Bucket Comedy Club

This is Manchester’s oldest Comedy Club – so you know you’re going to have a laugh! Most shows are in the evening and the majority are under £6, so you really won’t have to break the bank to enjoy some laughs.

Fletcher Moss and Botanical Gardens

Did you know that going out into nature and being in the fresh air reduces stress? If you have a lot of deadlines coming up you need to make sure you look after yourself properly and include breaks into your schedule. The gardens are free, so even if you only have 30 minutes to spare, this could be the perfect little getaway from work to help you relax.

The National Football Museum Football

It won’t be for everyone but if you’re a sports fanatic then why not visit this museum? It will only cost you £10.50 and you can spend the afternoon walking around the exhibits and the Hall of Fame. Manchester is famous for its football teams after all!

Platt Fields Park

It is nearly summer which hopefully means sunshine and dry days out! Buying some food from the supermarket or grabbing a pizza and having a few drinks in the park with your friends is the perfect way to spend your summer evenings!

The Whitworth

If you’re a fan of the arts and enjoy looking at different paintings and artwork, then this free day out can be a fantastic way to spend your free time. With over 60,000 pieces of art for you to enjoy, this is something to put on your bucket list of things to do in Manchester.