Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park is holding a whole host of Easter activities for the entire family to enjoy during the upcoming school holidays.
Back by popular demand, the park is running a children’s flight academy during the Easter holidays.
Children will have the opportunity to board a real aircraft, whilst learning about the different jobs that help ensure Manchester Airport runs smoothly 365 days of the year.
The tour will be held in the cabin of a Monarch DC10 aircraft, and outside on the viewing mounds to observe and learn more about the aircraft taking off and landing.
Visitors can also enjoy a guided Concorde tour, followed by a delicious two course lunch under the wings of the iconic aircraft.
The tour gives visitors the chance to board the retired British Airways Concorde, sit in the luxurious leather seats and learn about some of the aircraft’s famous passengers – including Michael Jackson and Pavarotti.
You can also visit the flight deck to discover some of the features that made Concorde such a unique aircraft, before walking beneath the plane’s wings.
Everyone on the tour will also receive a Concorde keepsake to help them to remember the day.
To continue the Easter fun – from Good Friday through to Easter Monday – all visitors are welcome to join in with the Runway Visitor Park’s Giant Easter Egg Hunt.
Find all the bunnies hidden across the park to collect an Easter treat and the chance to win a hamper of Easter goodies. There will also be fairground rides and bouncy castles for all the family to enjoy.
For those not touring Concorde or taking part in the flight academy, the park enables aviation enthusiasts to watch the take offs and landings of the hundreds of daily flights at the airport from its elevated viewing spots.
There is also a play area, restaurant and gift shop.
Tour and Academy spaces are limited and advanced booking is required: book.manchesterairport.co.uk/rwvp
Over a quarter of a million people visit Runway Visitor Park every year.
The park is situated at the end of Manchester Airport’s two runways and gives visitors unrivalled views of departing and arriving aircraft. It is home to five retired aircraft; the Concorde G-BOAC, RAF Nimrod, the DC-10, Trident and the AVRO RJX.
Charges apply for aircraft tours. Entrance to the park is free, although vehicle entry charges apply.
The park is open:
8am-4pm from November to February
8am-6pm from March to May
8am-8pm from June to August
8am-6pm from September to October