Manchester Aquatics Centre Parking
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The Manchester Aquatics Centre is near the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, south of the city centre. It was purpose-built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and has a 50-metre pool, diving pool, training pool, and leisure pool, as well as a strength gym, cardio gym, and a performance gym. There is also a health suite, studio and café.
The centre offers a wide range of lessons for just about anyone. You can start lessons for kids as early as 2 years old, and there are group lessons, one-on-one sessions, and women-only classes. Swimming sessions cater to a range of abilities and skill levels, and you can even attend the Tom Daley Diving Academy to learn how to dive. And, if you’re over 60, you swim for free!
There is also a range of fitness classes available, offering sessions such as aqua aerobics, group cycling, high-intensity interval training, pilates, yoga, and Zumba. For something more personal, you can even see a personal trainer.
Manchester is a vibrant city, with a population of 550,000 people. It is full of history and culture, home to iconic locations like The University of Manchester, where Ernest Rutherford split the atom in 1917. You can also visit the National Football Museum, where you’ll find more than 140,000 items in their collection of football artefacts and archives. Or, visit the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Park.
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Parking at Manchester Aquatics Centre
There are several options for Manchester Aquatics Centre parking. Nearby, you’ll find a multi-level car park which is open from 6am to 11pm. There is a fee associated with using this car park.
There is also plenty of pay and display street parking around the city. The cost of this parking varies depending on what part of the city centre you are in, and there are 4 different zones in total. Zones 2 and 3 are the closest to the aquatics centre. These costs apply from 8am - 8pm on all days, except for bank holidays.
Charges for zone 2 are as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes - £1.45
- Up to 1 hour - £2.90
- Up to 1 hour 30 minutes - £4.30
- Up to 2 hours - £5.80
Charges for zone 3 are as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes - £0.60
- Up to 1 hour - £1.25
- Up to 1 hour 30 minutes - £1.85
- Up to 2 hours - £2.50
- Up to 2 hours 30 minutes - £3.10
- Up to three hours - £3.70
Please note that these costs and restrictions do not apply to blue badge holders.
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The Manchester Aquatics Centre is about 20 minutes’ walk from Manchester city centre. There, you’ll find the iconic spots like the Manchester Art Gallery which has collected over 25,000 pieces of fine art over 200 years.
The Manchester Cathedral dates back to the 13th century and offers daily services and tours. Behind the cathedral, you’ll find Chetham's Library, which has been a public library since 1653. It is the oldest public library in all of Britain, and offers tours on weekdays to see the extensive collection of books.
The Old Trafford stadium is about 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre, and is home to the Manchester United football team. The stadium has a capacity of 75,000 for matches, and it also offers guided tours.
To get an overview of the city, each Saturday and Sunday at 11am you can take a walking tour of the city from outside the central library. For just £12.00 per person, you’ll get to see the Manchester Town Hall, Lincoln Memorial, John Rylands Library, The Royal Exchange, Manchester Cathedral, and National Football Museum.
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By Train: The Manchester Oxford Road is a 10-minute walk away and services the E M R, Transpennine Express, Transport for Wales and northern lines.
By Bus: The bus stop outside the centre services lines 15, 16, 18, 38, 41, 42, 42A, 43, 44, 111, 142, 143, 147, 157, and 191.
On Foot: The Manchester Aquatics Centre is about 20 minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Disabled Parking at Manchester Aquatics Centre
There are 6 disabled car parks outside the Aquatic Centre, and 4 parks within university grounds nearby. There are 32 disabled car parks within the multi-level car park nearby, also.
Blue badge holders are entitled to free street parking throughout Manchester city centre.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the Manchester Aquatics Centre, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are 4 electric charging stations available on Both Street West, and a wide range of stations scattered throughout the city.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
On-street parking in Manchester is free from after 8pm and before 8am. If you leave your car parked any later than 8am, you will have to pay for parking.
All parking in the city centre is free on bank holidays.
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What facilities does the Manchester Aquatics Centre have?
The Manchester Aquatics Centre has 3 gyms, a 50-metre pool and diving pool, a health suite, a café, meeting room, and even an inflatable obstacle course for kids. They offer fitness classes and personal training, swimming lessons, diving, holiday programmes and birthday parties. There is also space to store about 10 bikes at the centre.
How accessible are the facilities?
The Manchester Aquatics Centre offers lots of features to make it accessible for visitors. There is accessible parking and changing rooms, as well as ramp access, elevators, and ramp access.
When is the Manchester Aquatics Centre open?
- Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10pm
- Saturday: 7am - 6pm
- Sunday: 7am - 10pm
Whereabouts is the Manchester Aquatics Centre?
It’s on Both Street East, just across from the Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Latest Manchester Aquatics Centre parking reviews
Cheap and easy to accessDavid
Easy and straightforward.. thanksKadron
Great price for a very central, covered car park with security barriers. Short walk to the northern quarter and car park was new and modern. Top marks!KIRSTY
Easy to find, good price, easy to use. Guard visible all the time.Fiona
Easy to use on arrival and very good value. The barrier didn’t open on exit and we had to ring the call button for help which was okay but the service could have been better at that point.Jeremy
Great value parking, tricky to find but happy customerJodie
Fantastic parking spot: perfectly situated in the city centre and very reasonable. As stated in previous reviews, very difficult to manoeuvre however we were fortunate to be the only car in there. Wouldn’t like to try to park if it was more full.Julia
Good underground carpark. Had a bit of trouble finding the entrance as was looking at road marking about buses only. But good value for the weekend. Will be using againValerie