Alma Lodge

ALMA LODGE

HOTEL & RESTAURANT

AA 3 star hotel
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location149 BUXTON ROAD, STOCKPORT     view map

telephone0161 483 4431

emailusreception@almalodgehotel.com

Things to do

We are conveniently located near Manchester City Centre and Manchester Airport. Below are some of the many things that are available to do nearby.
Manchester City Centre
Visit Manchester
From events and attractions to fine dining and a great night out; There's loads to do in Manchester. Check out the Visit Manchester website here for more information on Theatre Shows, Shopping, Guided Walks and Family Fun.
Manchester Visitor Information Centre, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4BT - T: 0871 222 8223 - View website
Air raid shelters
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Step back in time to 1940s wartime Britain, Come and experience life as it was during a 'black out' in wartime Britain and experience the sights and sounds of the home front. Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country designed to provide shelter for up to 6,500 people. This labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life for families from in and around Stockport through the dark days of the Blitz.
Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE - T: 0161 474 1940 - View website
Staircase house
Staircase house
Staircase House is a beautifully restored townhouse situated in Stockport’s historic Market Place. The house is famous for its rare Jacobean cage-newel staircase, which is one of only three examples in Britain. A state-of-the-art audio guide recounts the full history of the house and is available in English, French, German, Cantonese and Urdu.
30/31 Market Place, Stockport. SK1 1ES - T: 0161 218 1460 - View website
Bramall Hall
Bramall Hall
Bramall Hall is a magnificent black and white timber-framed Tudor manor house, with Victorian additions, spanning six centuries and set in 70 acres of parkland. It gives a unique insight into the families and servants who have lived and worked here. Open to the general public for viewing throughout the year. Private tours available by arrangement. Exciting events and holiday activities programme.
Bramhall Park, Hall Road, Bramhall. SK7 3NX - T: 0161 474 2020 - View website
Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
Only 55 minutes away from the hotel, with 11,000 animals, in 110 acres of award-winning zoological gardens, Chester Zoo is one of the world’s top zoos, and the UK’s number one wildlife attraction.
Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester,CH2 1LH - T: 01244 380280 - View website
Martin Mere
Martin Mere
WWT Martin Mere is a wetland nature reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. An hours drive from the hotel, it's year-round attractions include a beaver lodge, otter enclosure, pond dipping zone, an inspirational eco-garden and the opportunity to enjoy close-up encounters with around 100 species of international water-birds as they swim, feed and wander in wetlands custom-designed to mimic their natural homes.
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA - T: 01704 895181 - View website
Play Factore
Play Factore
Located only 20 minutes away from, the Play Factore has established itself as the children’s fun Mecca of the North. The state of the art, family indoor play centre entertainment centre houses the largest play frame in Europe along with a host of other unique attractions that really are second to none. Based in Manchester next to the Trafford Centre, providing a complete day out for families shopping in the area and planning to entertain the children.
Play Factore, Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester M41 7JA - T: 0844 824 6030 - View website
Hat Works Museum
Hat Works Museum
The UK’s only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry. The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the world.
Wellington Road South, Stockport. SK3 0EU - T: 0161 474 2399 - View website
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
With a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks isn’t merely the UK’s largest Designer Outlet . The Designer Outlet has a wide range of stores, offering something to suit every taste. Highlights range from athletic labels, like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Marks & Spencer and Next, to a selection of iconic fashion brands, including Burberry, Polo, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss.
Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9JJ - T: 0151 348 5600 - View website
Go Ape
Go Ape
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Tree Top Adventure at Buxton. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and enjoy crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery. Go Ape think everyone has the Go Ape spirit inside and there’s no greater rush than the great outdoors, so whether your tribe is a hen do, party, corporate event or simply a day out with the family, Go Ape make their courses as fun and as accessible as possible.
Go Ape Buxton, Buxton Country Park, Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH - T: 0843 249 7483 - View website
Chill Factore
Chill Factore
With so much going on at Chill Factore, you’re spoilt for choice. From hitting the incredible 180 metre long, real snow slope to learning new skills or to hone your technique, to dining with friends and family or enjoying a spot of shopping on Alpine Street, there’s bound to be something to keep you going back for more.
Chill Factore, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester M41 7JA - T: 0161 749 2222 - View website
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, powered by Europe's most powerful working waterwheel will certainly stimulate your senses. The clatter of machinery and hiss of steam engines make an astonishing noise. Take a guided tour of the Apprentice House, which housed the pauper children who worked in the mill. Visit the stunning garden, the Greg family's picturesque valley retreat adjoining the mill.
Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA - T: 01625 527468 - View website
Concorde Experience & Aircraft Tours
Concorde Experience & Aircraft Tours
The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport offers a great day out for the whole family. Watch the planes take off, explore our on-site aircraft, visit the Aviation Shop and admire the flagship Concorde of the BA fleet in her custom-built hangar.
The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ - T: 0161 489 3932 - View website
Manchester City Stadium Tour
Manchester City Stadium Tour
See how it feels to be grilled by the media in the press conference room hot seat, visit the inner sanctum of the City dressing room, before walking down the tunnel as if you're about to go out and actually play for the Blues and then get the managers view from the dug-out – experience everything!
Etihad Stadium, Etihad Campus, Manchester, Greater Manchester M11 3FF - T: 0161 444 1894 - View website
Manchester United Stadium Tour
Manchester United Stadium Tour
Go behind the scenes at Old Trafford and see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves. From the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, to the atmosphere soaked players’ dressing room, every moment will seem to carry the roar of 76,000 fans in your ears - none more so than the ultimate honour of emerging from the players tunnel and following in the footsteps of so many legendary reds.
Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0RA - T: 0161 868 8000 - View website
Blue Planet Aquarium
Blue Planet Aquarium
Home to over 100 living displays including Europe’s largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium offers a whole world of underwater discovery. Get close to nature, learn about exotic fish, live corals and meet our loveable clown fish in our Reef Magic exhibit. Other exciting exhibits include seahorses, starfish, piranhas, caiman crocodiles and outdoors the Otters and an amazing Pirate Playground!
Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF - T: 0151 357 8804 - View website
Anderton Boat Lift
Anderton Boat Lift
The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider. It was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. The original counter-balanced system was replaced in 1908 by electric operation, but the lift now works hydraulically again.
Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6FW - T: 01606 786777 - View website
Tatton Park
Tatton Park
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. Our speciality shops, restaurant, adventure playground, events and educational programmes combine to make Tatton one of the most popular family days out in the North West.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN - T: 01625 374400 - View website