The Runway Visitor Park

The Runway Visitor Park, Ringway: Hours, Address, The Runway Visitor Park Reviews: 4/5

The Runway Visitor Park
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Terri88Merseyside
Merseyside17 contributions
Fantastic tours
Nov 2021 • Family
My daughter and I have just returned from a visit to the runway centre for a flight academy session and a short Concorde tour. Fantastic experiences with amazing and knowledgeable staff to guide and inform us! A special thank you to the lady from the 10.30am flight academy and Tony from the 1pm Concorde tour.
Written 27 November 2021
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Gary S
1 contribution
No Dogs, why not?
Nov 2021 • Solo
No dogs allowed. Why not, it’s outdoors. As long as they are kept on short leads what’s the problem. Customer lost after coming here for years before I had a dog.
Written 11 November 2021
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Joshua96
Doncaster, UK33 contributions
Terrible
Oct 2021 • Couples
This visitor park has been entirely ruined. A new building blocks the view from the spectator stands and to top it off on our visit there was a self obsessed, mic loving special who’s commentary of the aircraft movements was not only appalling but totally unnecessary. To top it off, parking is a minimum of £5 for 2 hours - we was on site for less than 5 minutes.

I do not recommend this viewing park at all. Instead I highly recommend the other end of the runway at The Airport Pub where parking is more reasonably priced, a bar for food and drink and the views of aircraft are far superior.
Written 31 October 2021
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TimmyJ31
Harrogate, UK37 contributions
Concorde forever
Oct 2021
An excellent tour with very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides. We visited back in 2005 and were impressed by the quality of the venue and the upgrades that have been carried out since then. This is no longer a dry day exhibition and even though the bird is caged it is still an awesome sight. Much better with café, shop and toilets. Thank you for providing a wonderful day. Best wishes for the future and long may this exhibition remain.
Written 10 October 2021
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Viktoria M
1 contribution
Brilliant day out
Sep 2021 • Family
Flight academy was really good, my son cannot stop talking about it! Louise did a brilliant job! Thanks a lot will be back again, highly recommended!
Written 27 September 2021
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paul c
1 contribution
Concorde Technical Tour amazing tour guide
Sep 2021
We visited the RVP on the 24th September for the Concorde technical tour. The tour was amazing, I learnt a vast amount of information this was a dream come true to do this tour, I would just like to say a special thank to our tour guide Ron, it was a pleasure to meet you, he made the tour unforgettable. i could of stayed on that tour all day.
Written 25 September 2021
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Petetraveller38079
Willerby, UK557 contributions
A superb place to view the runway at Manchester Airport.
Sep 2021 • Family
Wanted to watch some planes taking off and landing at Manchester Airport. This is just the place.

There’s a raised embankment (used to be two but the park has been shrunk a little) to watch planes. There’s also a large grassed area with lots of picnic benches to sit and watch the comics and goings at the airport. The cafe inside is very reasonable but we took a picnic which we enjoyed having outside and there’s even a little park for the children to play on.

Even if you don’t like planes you will enjoy this place. Parking was £5 for two hours.
Written 24 September 2021
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jfarmer007
Liverpool, UK18 contributions
Brilliant place for little boys who love planes!
Sep 2021 • Family
Good views from the mounds and lots going on including the fire department display in their huge Oshkosh van. Great day out and very reasonably priced, take a picnic!
Written 20 September 2021
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Laura B
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Great for both planespotters and families
Sep 2021 • Family
My son and I are regular visitors to the park and are both seasoned 'avgeeks'.

We spend the entire day there (usually 6 hours) enjoying the planes and the weekend commentary not to mention the famous RVP chips! 

When we are not here, we watch AirlinersLive on You Tube who livestream most weekends from here.

My son also loves the Aviation shop and has bought many models and photos.

It's a great day out for both serious planespotters and families.

The parking is good value if like us you spend all day here.
Written 13 September 2021
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Amw
6 contributions
All good apart from needless commentators!
Sep 2021
They have made upgrades to the site since my last visit which include a partially covered outdoor seating area which is good for the English summer weather. Yes it rained lol. Good attraction apart from they have fitted a loud speaker system with two idiot commentators who get on your nerves as they just don't shut up and are too loud. Boring content including telling us about painting his conservatory!!! Get rid of them and it will be a significant improvement.
Written 12 September 2021
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The Runway Visitor Park is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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