What to do and see in Stockport, England: The Best Things to do

July 29, 2021 Trinity Boughner

Stockport /ˈstɒkpɔːrt/ is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Manchester city centre, where the River Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey. The town is the largest settlement in the metropolitan borough of the same name.
Restaurants in Stockport

1. Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE England +44 161 474 1940 http://www.stockport.gov.uk/airraidshelters
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4.5 based on 568 reviews

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's. Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local people during the war from the displays in the tunnels and from the state-of -the-art audio-guides and to find mementos of the 1940's in our shop.

Reviewed By micheleb969 - Stalybridge, United Kingdom

Excellent school trip, we were all dressed up the children as refugees, I was a land girl and others in military uniform very informamtitive, it was a great visit

2. Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Wellington Mill Wellington Road South Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU England +44 161 474 2399 [email protected] http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/leisureculture/visitstockport/museumsandgalleries/hatworks/
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4.5 based on 332 reviews

Hat Works Museum of Hatting

3. The Plaza

Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1SP England +44 161 477 7779 http://www.stockportplaza.co.uk/
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4.5 based on 655 reviews

The Plaza

Reviewed By J6WUdavidn - Oldham, United Kingdom

The plaza theatre is under continuous refurbishment, after being used for quite a few years by Mecca bingo. Many of the original features of the building ( from 1932 ) are still there. Very good guided tour by volunteers, Peter and the rest, took us backstage, dressing rooms, projection area. Afternoon teas, and various light menu can be had in the cafe, Monday to Saturday 10-00/4-00. The theatre is again thriving with all types of shows, from musicals, comedy, dance etc. Went by coach so no problem, but not easy to find parking nearby. Pay/ display on road outside (limited spaces) Main parking top of hill, 200 yrs away. Monthly tours of the plaza £7, Plaza cafe, prices from£5-50 to £16-50 for full afternoon tea. Worth a visit for your, or theater shows. Lovely theatre.

4. Staircase House

Staircase House 31 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES England https://www.stockport.gov.uk/about-staircase-house
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4.5 based on 190 reviews

Staircase House

Reviewed By JudyH556 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Very interesting medieval house with a great personal audio guide with lots of interesting information. Kitchen, bedroom storerooms all set up with furniture, staircase and in places the old 1460 walls. Much bigger than it looks from the outside. Museum next door is interesting too,local history and an exhibition of strawberry recording studios. Allow a couple of hours for both, museum free house £3.75 for concessions.

5. Etherow Country Park

George Street Compstall, Stockport SK6 5JD England +44 161 427 6937 http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/leisureculture/parksandrecreation/countryside/countryparks/etherowcp/
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4.5 based on 384 reviews

Etherow Country Park

Reviewed By traciecleere

Lovely park, dam, woods and boating lake. We visit Ethrow park quite frequently and always enjoy it. The wooded area surrounds a central lake so it’s easy to stick to a route without getting lost! Along the boating lake is a quiet path that usually has people fishing and the ducks and geese wander along the path which is nice, the path leads to the dam which is always nice to see. A cafe and little ice cream parlour are situated near the car park for refreshments. It’s a lovely park for walking and we usually find new parts to explore that we haven’t seen before. Highly recommend

6. Robinsons Brewery

Apsley Street, Stockport SK1 1JJ England +44 161 612 4100 [email protected] http://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/brewery-experience
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4.5 based on 532 reviews

Robinsons Brewery

Reviewed By joeyray1989 - Exeter, United Kingdom

Me and the gf had a great tour with Gary, who was super enthusiastic and delivered an awesome and informative tour of the brewery. Picked up a case of old tom on my way out to boot.

7. Reddish Vale Farm

Reddish Vale Farm Reddish Vale Reddish Vale Road, Stockport SK5 7HE England +44 161 480 1645 [email protected] http://reddishvalefarm.co.uk
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4.5 based on 270 reviews

Reddish Vale Farm

Petting Farm with Indoor and Outdoor Play, Bouncy Castles, Coin operated diggers and quad bikes, Horse Riding School and Tearooms with a full menu.

Reviewed By Erika9824

We spent a family day out on Reddish Vale Farm where we could see adorable domestic animals, like goats, donkey, horse, rabbit, Guinea pigs, alpaca. My son love to feed them. ???? They have a big outside playground and inside playbarn too. The ticket is on sale in a very reasonable price. The staff were very kind and helpful. Worth it every penny. ????

8. Avro Heritage Museum

Woodford Aerodrome Chester Road Woodford Aerodrome, Stockport SK7 1AG England +44 1625 877534 http://avroheritagemuseum.co.uk/
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4.5 based on 232 reviews

Avro Heritage Museum

Reviewed By Conger01 - Bolton, United Kingdom

A fantastic museum providing a comprehensive history of the Avro Aircraft Company and the wider british aircraft industry from the early days of 'string bag' bi-planes through the Second World War, Cold War and latterly the cancelled Nimrod MRA4 project. There is also lots of information concerning the development and production of number of civilian aircraft. Every exhibit is very informative and interesting with several being interactive - flight simulator and Occulus Rift Virtual bombing mission of Berlin - after which my 13yr old daughter said "Wow! That was really cool!" Several cockpits can be visited with a knowledgable guide to answer any questions and outside you will find Vulcan XM603 gleaming in its antiflash finish. All of the volunteers are very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgable. There is also a great little cafe with a good choice of sandwiches and snacks.

9. The Garden House Marple

Lakes Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 7DH England +44 161 427 8712 [email protected] http://www.thegardenhousemarple.com
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

The Garden House Marple

The Garden House Farm is one of the few visitor attractions in Marple, a highlight for the general public, local schools and nurseries. Attractions include: animals, a café with a 5 star hygiene rating, an OFSTED inspected nursery, playgrounds, countryside trails and an orchard. The Farm offers significant economic, social and environmental benefits to the local community and relies solely on donations made by visitors. The main attractions are free to all. The Garden House welcomes, encourages and supports children and adults of all abilities.

Reviewed By lousyw

Very helpful and extra friendly staff, thy opened the pig pens just for us, It’s a thrilling place to see so many farm animals so up close. They are all so nice and well kept. The play ground is so well equipped, it’s just so perfect for so many to enjoy, Thank you. I do hope the poor farmer that got stuck in the mud was able to get freed up. Looked like he was a really stuck in the mud lol Glad it’s open and so hope to return one day,

10. Brookside Garden Centre

London Road North Poynton, Stockport SK12 1BY England +44 1625 872919 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/Brookside.Garden.Centre.2/
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3.5 based on 178 reviews

Brookside Garden Centre

Reviewed By AEDonelly - Cheshire, United Kingdom

Large, both inside and out. Extremely well stocked plants and household goods. Cafe. A loyalty scheme available which is well worth joining. 2 free drinks on your card per month.

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