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Keeping the businesses and people of Greater Manchester working at this this time of challenge and uncertainty.

COVID-19 Update

27 April 2020

The world in which we live in has changed somewhat from just a few months ago and this is a challenging time for us all.

We continue to follow government guidelines and while some attractions and stores remain temporarily closed, there are some facilities that are now open and following strict Covid-19 safety measures.

During this time our thoughts are with all our community, take care of yourselves and each other and we hope to see you very soon.

We will continue to update our site as and when there are any future changes.

intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre sits at the heart of its community and provides access to vital services such as pharmacies and banks. As many of these essential services can only be reached through the centre, we will ensure all our visitors are able to access the services they need whilst supporting those retailers who need to stay open. Retailers remaining open are:

M&S Foodhall

Open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm. Discover more about what's on offer at the M&S Food Hall.

Parking: Peel Avenue 9

Holland & Barrett

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm

Parking: Regent Crescent 13

Vision Express

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm by appointment only for the safety and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues. Urgent and emergency eye care only.

Parking: Peel Avenue 9

A small number of our team will be on hand to make sure our centres remain clean and safe places to visit. Opening times will vary so please check the website for details. We would like to thank our fantastic team at intu Trafford Centre who are working very hard in very challenging circumstances, to support our retailers, serve our communities and take care of one another. Our thoughts are with everyone during this difficult time.

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The store is open to help customers repair and maintain their houses and gardens while staying at home. There are strict social distancing measures in place - find out how they're keeping everyone safe while they shop here.

Chill Factore

Chill Factore will be closed until further notice following the government announcement on Friday 20th March.

For any guests who have bookings from Monday 23rd March onwards, our team will be contacting you. If we don’t manage to contact you before the time of your booking, please don’t worry.

The BEYOND site, which is home to a number of retailers, will however remain open.

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

Play Factore

Due to the current circumstances with COVID-19, we are sadly closing Play Factore until further notice.

We wish our customers the best of health during these uncertain times and we can't wait to see you back again very soon.

Visit our Facebook page for further announcements

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

We are closing, until further notice.

Following the announcement by the UK government on the 20th March, it is with a heavy heart that we've had to temporarily close our doors. If you have a future booking with us whilst we are closed, our team WILL be in touch with you to discuss postponing your booking. Rest assured, you will still be able to enjoy your flights with us, when things return to normal.

Stay safe, look after each other and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn express is now closed until further notice.

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FIVES Football

Following tonight's announcement from the Prime Minster we would like to announce that as of close of play tonight

We understand that this is what the country needs right now to move forward and get over the current situation.   We massively appreciate how amazing our customers have been over the past few weeks and we can't thank them enough for their support, understanding and kind words.

We will remain active on our social media to try and keep you entertained along with keeping you notified of changes as and when they happen. We are asking all of our customers to be patient with us at this time and we are happy to transfer payments, pitches, parties and all other bookings for when this all dies down. 

Any customers with any queries will be able to contact us via email: 

Trafford Treetop Adventures

Our senior management team have made the decision to close Trafford Treetop Adventures for the foreseeable future and until Covid-19 has been bought under control. We hope you understand this is to keep both our staff and you as customers as safe as possible and to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Any bookings that you have made with us will still go ahead until we are given further advice by the Government. We are just unfortunately not taking any individual bookings until further notice. If you have a group booking to enquire about then please give our team a call on 01782 722226 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

We hope that you understand this decision and we look forward to welcoming you back to our centre when we have been advised by the Government that it is safe to be back in groups and public spaces.

If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to drop us a message or give us a call on 01782 722226.

Trafford Golf Centre and Dino Falls Adventure Golf

We’re pleased to announce our driving range and The Academy is reopening. From 7.00am on Wednesday 20th May, our facility will be open to the general public and we want to reassure customers all of the relevant Covid-19 measures have been put in place. We are operating every other bay to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to, cleanliness measures have been increased across the building and our staff have access to personal protective equipment to help keep them safe too.  Find out more here.

Dino Falls Adventure Golf and American Golf remain closed for the time being.

City Airport & Heliport

City Airport is currently closed to all aircraft and helicopter movements, with exception of the Emergency Services, Military flights and other pre-approved essential flights. For flights wishing to enquire please contact us on 0161 789 1362.

Flights and Lessons
If you have flights or lessons booked please contact your Flying School directly for information about rebooking. 

The following events are now cancelled.

Car Boot 12th April

Car Boot 10th May

Car Boot 14th June

Gasco Safety Evening 23rd April

We will continue to assess the present situation with regard to our calendar of events later through the year.

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