Some of the best things to do around Manchester by car

Manchester isn’just about the football and Oasis; there are loads of different things you can do around the city by car if you’re planning a day trip or weekend away. To help, we’ve pulled together a quick guide to some of our Manchester highlights. 

The Manchester Museum

Famous for its t-rex exhibit, the Manchester Museum has lots to offer all ages for your Manchester trip. With exhibits ranging from Ancient Egypt to the modern day, you’re sure to learn something new and have a great time whilst doing it. What’s more, it’s free to visit and is just a 10-minute drive from the city centre. 


Fletcher Moss Park & The Botanical Gardens

If you want to check out a bit of natural beauty on your Manchester visit, then Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens could be a great option for you. With its own formal gardens, woodland and river bank, Fletcher offers a peaceful haven away from the busyness of the city. It’s even got a café so you can grab some lunch and a drink to refuel, as you’ll have to head slightly further out of town with a 25-minute drive. 


National Football Museum

Although we did say that Manchester had more to offer than just football, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out. If you can’t get tickets to visit Old Trafford or the Etihad for a game, you could do the next best thing and visit the National Football Museum. Set over 6 levels, the National Football Museum has everything from the history of the game’s laws to kits from throughout the years and interactive games. What’s more, this one’s just over a 5-minute drive from the city centre. 


Heaton Park

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with some green open spaces, then Heaton Park is another great option for your Manchester trip. With a wide range of facilities on offer, including a golf course and a small farm, there’s fun to be had for all the family. This one’s just under 30-minutes away from the city centre. 

How can Jaunt help?

Not got your own car? No problem. With Jaunt’s temporary car insurance, you can just borrow a friend or family member’s car for your Manchester trip.  

With short-term insurance, you can get covered from any period from an hour up to 30 days and get comprehensive cover so, if you were to have an accident, you’re fully insured. The Jaunt policy also won’t affect the no claims discount of the person whose car you’re borrowing.  

Interested? Read more about short-term insurance or even get a quote, right now.