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The Runway Visitor Park

Enjoy a great day out for all ages.  Take a front row seat to watch the planes take-off, enjoy a restaurant with a view like no other, take home a souvenir and round the day off with a guided tour of BA's flagship Concorde.

         Alpha Charlie Suite

Explore the aircraft

  • Discover Concorde The Concorde G-BOAC was the flagship supersonic airliner of the BA fleet. Choose from our Classic, Engineering, VIP and Private Tour Packages.  Please Note: Access to the Concorde Hangar is permitted as part of a tour and is subject to availability, to guarantee your place on a tour you are advised to book your place in advance.
  • Tour Nimrod The RAF decommissioned this patrol and attack aircraft in 2010. Minimum height restriction for Nimrod tours is 1.2m.
  • Hop Onboard the DC-10, Trident or Avro RJX – at least one of these aircraft will be open free of charge at weekends.

Tours and Aircraft

Watching the Planes and Park Facilities


  • Raised Viewing Mounds give a clear 180-degree view over the airfield. There are approximately 600 aircraft movements each day so there's always something to see. Expert commentaries take place throughout the year; check out what’s coming up.
  • Children’s Play Area  Facility opened in 2011
  • Aviation Shop Make your trip extra memorable with a range of aviation-related products suitable for children through to the serious enthusiast.
  • Cycling the Airport Orbital Route The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is situated just off the family-friendly Airport Orbital Cycleway. Cyclists are admitted to the Park free of charge.


Concorde Restaurant and Coffee House

The Concorde Restaurant and Coffee House is open daily from 8.00am



1st January - February 22nd 

08:00 - 16:00

February 23rd - March 29th 

08:00 - 18:00

March 30th - May 3rd

08:00 - 19:00

May 4th - May 24th  

08:00 - 20:00

May 25th - July 19th 

08:00 - 21:00

July 20th - August 23rd    

08:00 - 20:00

August 24th - September 20th  

08:00 - 19:00

September 21st - October 25th   

08:00 - 18:00

October 26th - December 31st

08:00 - 16:00

  Closed on Christmas Day

  • Parking Costs Parking costs 3 an hour and is a flat charge of 12 for coaches and for visits lasting over 3 hours. The Park is FREE for visitors who get here by foot, bicycle or on public transport.
  • Accessibility We try and make it easy for everyone to access and enjoy the Runway Visitor Park. Find out more information here.
  • Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome at the Park (Other dogs are not permitted due to the proximity of the runways)


Getting Here and Contact Us