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There are many people who come for Manchester for a break in their routines; this is especially true when the famous Manchester United soccer team is playing the Barkley's Cup or some other European Championship. Watching a soccer match is the least of many activities you can take upon yourself in a city that has a great combination between urban life and entertainment with great outdoors activities.
Daytime activities are incredible, you can try rock climbing or abseiling, boating or participating in a paintball war. For the less fierce you can ride into the sky in a balloon from where you will see and enjoy the sights far away and under you. Paths in the woods and horseback riding are another option to experience the beautiful countryside and get of feel of what Manchester really is a peaceful quiet place to rest and relax.
Of course this is not completely true and the only activities you can enjoy during Manchester weekends. It is also possible to learn how to fly a glider and go crazy on a kart speedway. But if you are a speed and vehicle fanatic there is nothing like learning how to drive a 4 x4 of any size inside the forests and specially designed tracks. Pure adrenaline flows through your body as you jump into the air and go through rivers of mud to finish climbing rocks with your truck. Mind you, Manchester Weekend are not only for adrenaline searching people, there are also quiet relaxing activities you can try. Wine tasting is one of them which most everybody enjoys. It is also possible to come to the stadium and watch the Manchester United practice or play a game. If you want something in between full action and no action at all, you can rent a bicycle and try the paths around the city, if walking is your things, there are some beautiful walking paths to enjoy too.
These are only some of the options for your daytime activities; the night is another adventure on Manchester weekends. Excellent bars and restaurants are ready to serve you and help you have a great time. Beer tasting is another which you can combine with night club hopping for better entertainment and to get the feel of the night out in this great city. If you are preparing a Manchester trip, make sure you are able to stay at least three days so you can really have a chance to look around and have some clean fun in the sun.