As what feel like the 100 days of January draw to a close, I can safely say I’m struggling money-wise. But despite the financial worries, there’s still a lot of things you can do in Manchester on a budget. So don’t stay in doors worrying, get out there and see the joy January can bring!
1) ODEON CINEMA
There’s no better time than the cold and dark January to get cosy in the cinema and watch a great movie. But, as I’m sure you know – the cinema isn’t exactly the cheapest thing to do. Yet there’s hope – the Odeon Cinema in Manchester’s Great Northern is surprisingly cheaper than any other cinema in Manchester. In fact, an adult ticket will cost you just over £5! The popcorn and drinks are far more expensive though, so I’d probably sneak some of your own snacks in!
There’s some great museums in Manchester, and all of which cost you nothing. There’s the Art Museum… The National Football Museum… The Manchester History Museum… The Science and Industry Museum… and if you pop over to Salford Quays, there’s the Imperial War Museum too. All they ask if for donations, making it a great day out for a small price.
If you like going for walks – no matter how cold it is – Salford Quays is beautiful at any time of the year. With it’s beautiful waterfront and high rise buildings of the BBC and ITV, there’s so much to look at, and is a very peaceful walk. If you’re planning on going soon, be sure to wrap up warm – the water brings quite a icy winds.
4) FANCY SOMETHING TO EAT?
Don’t think just because it’s January, you can’t treat yourself to some delicious food. In fact, its cheaper now than it will be at any other time of the year. Most places in Manchester offer 50% off all day, every day – and if not, they’re sure to have other great deals you can use.
Here’s the website I use to get loads of deals off food and more in Manchester. They also have an app, so make sure you take full advantage of all this money off: