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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.
  • 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 Mozzo Coffee House is open daily from 8.00am and the Concorde Restaurant is open daily from 10.00am daily. 

At the Runway Visitor Park, we provide onsite catering to suit everyone’s needs, from visitors looking for a quick bite to eat from our "Grab and Go" offer to those who want to enjoy a meal from our Concorde Restaurant. For corporate clients who may want buffets and event fine dining we have a range of menus.

The Concorde restaurant and Coffee House is perfect for those dropping in for refreshments while they enjoy the sensational sight of the iconic supersonic jet or looking to enjoy an excellent casual dining experience.

Runway Visitor Park Manager, Robert Pattison said: “It’s important for us to continue to offer excellent facilities on site so our customers can enjoy every moment of their visit to the park.
We’re really excited about the restaurant; we have a brand new menu with a great selection of full meals, snacks and takeaway options and a completely new look.”

There are picnic tables at the Runway Visitor Park if you want to enjoy your food outside.
Please do not feed the birds, as they are a hazard to aircraft. Please note that views of Concorde from The Restaurant may be obscured when there is a private event being held.

Concorde Restaurant and Coffee House Menu


PARK OPENING HOURS  2017

Dates Main Park Reception Shop Restaurant Mozzo
January - February 8am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 10am - 3pm 8am - 4pm
March - May 8am - 6pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 10am - 4pm 8am - 5pm
June - August 8am - 8pm 9am - 7pm 9am - 7pm 10am - 5pm 8am - 7pm
September - October 8am - 6pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 10am - 4pm 8am - 5pm
November - December 8am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 10am - 3pm 8am - 4pm

Closed on 25th December and 26th December

  • Parking Costs  The Park is FREE for visitors who get here by foot, bicycle or on public transport.
  • Car and motorbike parking charges are as follows: 5 up to 2 hours, 10 from 2 hours up to 4 hours, and 12 for all stays over 4 hours.
    Coach parking is charged at a flat rate of 12.
    Parking is free for all conference delegates.
    Parking charges are included in the price of all aircraft tours.
  • 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