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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.

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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 Our state-of-the-art children’s 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 Viewing Park at Manchester Airport is situated just off the family-friendly Airport Orbital Cycleway. Cyclists are admitted to the Park free of charge.


  • Ringways Restaurant Situated alongside the Concorde Hangar, the restaurant offers stunning views of Concorde and the runways. Home-cooked food with vegetarian options available.
  • Takeaway Service The Restaurant offers a counter service with fast food, sandwiches, snacks and drinks to takeaway. Located towards the rear of the hangar, close to the Avro RJX-100. There are picnic tables outside.

More on Food and Drink


1st January - February 23rd 

08:00 - 16:00

February 24th - March 29th 

08:00 - 18:00

March 30th - May 4th

08:00 - 19:00

May 5th - May 25th  

08:00 - 20:00

May 26th - July 20th 

08:00 - 21:00

July 21st - August 24th    

08:00 - 20:00

August 25th - 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, bike 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 Dogs are welcome at the Park (Other dogs are not permitted due to the proximity of the runways)


Getting Here and Contact Us