Manchester is a city with a long, colourful and often turbulent history. The modern city is largely a product of the years of the Industrial Revolution, when it dragged the surrounding region, often kicking and screaming, into the modern world. This was an age of great steam engines, new railways and huge canal projects like the Manchester Ship Canal. Much has changed in the last two centuries, but the energy, enthusiasm and communal spirit of the citizens of Manchester continues to glow.
The old quays and docks have been redeveloped, warehouses converted into attractive new flats and sports and leisure facilities like the Airkix Indoor Skydiving centre opened up. Come along to this innovative venue and give yourself a thrill one afternoon from your local Manchester hotel or guesthouse accommodation.
Manchester Hotels for Airkix Indoor Skydiving
You'll easily find the Airkix Indoor Skydiving centre from your Manchester hotel, as it's located in the Trafford Quays Leisure Village and has good connections by bus and tram with Manchester city centre. Kids of all ages can have a fabulous time here, with plenty of friendly instruction and all the gear supplied by the centre. You'll get a personal flight certificate at the end of it, too, but it's really just great fun. You can start with the taster package if you're new to the whole thing, or move on to more advanced courses, and there are even family packages on offer. It's a lot cheaper than real skydiving, and much more convenient.
Fly Free at Airkix Indoor Skydiving with Manchester Hotels
There are lots of things you can do from your Manchester hotel base, but especially if you have kids with you it's difficult to beat the Airkix Indoor Skydiving centre. Make it the central event of the day, enjoying lunch and refreshments in the Trafford Quays Leisure Centre while you're at it. After you've checked in you'll attend a short introductory lesson on DVD before getting in to your flight gear. Then it's just a matter of heading for the simulation tunnel and taking turns to fly like a bird. It's impossible not to smile as you're swept upwards!