Thursday 14 March 2019


When you’ve got kids, a journey to the airport isn’t as simple as from A to B – it’s more the F to A then over to Z then back to F again then a circular around D for a while then up and over Q then back to F.- especially when it comes to me girls! 

What we’re saying is that it’s complicated. Your youngest is crying in the back seat, someone’s spilt Vimto in the glove compartment, your seven-year old wants Let it Go on repeat on the stereo, and your boot is packed with more suitcases than a lazy bellhop’s luggage trolley.

But let’s look on the bright side of life for a moment. If you’re heading to Manchester Airport, there are plenty of places to eat, sleep and enjoy along the way. 
So let’s make your holiday fun from the get-go and avoid some stress with a few essential hotspots on your journey to Manchester Airport. 

Grab a bite
The centre of Manchester is bursting with child-friendly places to eat, so many that single article couldn’t contain them. 
One of our favourites is Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza (9 Cotton Street), where portions are sizeable and even the fussiest eater can enjoy a bite. Highlights of the menu include a Portobello mushroom pizza with ingredients that taste as though they were picked on the day that you ate them. 
If you’d like to show your children a place that’s a little fancier, then we’d recommend Alexandros Greek Restaurant (337 Palatine Road), where mezze dishes are the name of the game and the staff are incredibly accommodating. 

Where to sleep 
Manchester is renowned for its quality as a city break-location in part because of the great hotels it offers. A personal favourite is The Principal (Oxford Street), a Grand Victorian property that’s renowned for its Art Deco stylings and spacious rooms. You’ll be breaking the bank for a night there, but it’ll be the best sleep you’ve ever had. 

Getting to the airport
The train to Manchester Airport takes about 20 minutes from the centre, and runs every 10 minutes, so you won’t have to worry about missing your flight. 
Buses are also available to the airport from as little as £5 — so you’ll never be stuck.

Those are my tips! What would you recommend in Manchester? Let me know in the comments below!

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