Aircraft to Explore

The Runway Visitor Park is home to five aircraft for you to explore and discover, including the legendary Concorde. The park's other aircraft are the Nimrod, the DC-10, Trident and the Avro RJX.

Hop inside and take a look at these magnificent machines and learn about how they got off the ground and what it would have been like to be a passenger. Why not take to the cockpit and let your little ones play at being a pilot at the controls.

Stunning Views to Enjoy

The Runway Visitor Park is in a prime spot for incredible 180 degree views across the airfield at Manchester Airport. Sit or stand and take in hundreds of air movements each day with aircraft such as the giant Airbus A380 and the new Dreamliner departing and arriving.

Family Fun

It's not all planes at the Runway Visitor Park - let your little ones blow off some steam in the purpose built play area. Also, why not visit the aviation shop as well, where all the family can find a perfect memento from their visit.

Food to Refuel

After all that action and fun why not refuel in one of the two on site food outlets.

Ringways Restaurant situated alongside the Concorde Hangar, offers stunning views of Concorde and both runways. With home-cooked food and vegetarian options available, it has something to suit every taste. Takeaway Service restaurant offers a counter service with fast food, sandwiches, snacks and drinks to takeaway. It is located towards the rear of the hangar, close to the Avro RJX, with picnic tables outside to enjoy the stunning views while you eat.

Natalie Rose, Runway Visitor Park Manager said: "We're set for a bumper summer here at the Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport. We have something to suit all ages and make for a great family day out everyone will enjoy."

She continued: "With our interactive planes and play area to experience, plus much more, it proves you don't need to be jetting off on holiday to visit and enjoy Manchester Airport this summer."

Whether you are an avid spotter or just looking for a fun family day out, the Runway Visitor Park is the ideal location to while away the hours this summer. For further information or to find out more, see

*40 minute Concorde Classic Tour costs £13.50 per person - can be booked online in advance

**Entry to the visitor park is free of charge. Parking costs £3.00 per hour