Located between the metropolitan city of Manchester and the blissful setting of the Yorkshire Dales, you’d be surprised at how much there is to do in and around Oldham.
Despite this year’s People’s Carnival having already taken place, it is well worth bearing in mind for next year should you be in Oldham in June. A weekend of family fun, including live music, a funfair, stalls and plenty of family entertainment, it’s a tradition that continues to attract locals and tourists alike.
Pack a picnic and head for the countryside surrounding Oldham for the day. Offering some of the best green spaces in the country, from parks to woodland, it’s a stunning area for the outdoors type. Discover the Countryside Centres which offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages. Pop in to Daisy Nook or Tandle Hill and you’ll find a cafe for a well earned brew.
For those who aren’t scared of getting bruised, there’s the indoor paintballing arena – the largest in the north of the UK, set in the basement of a 19thcentury cotton mill.
Oldham has a thriving nightlife, with many bars and clubs found in the city centre. Although reputed to have a binge drinking culture, Oldham still makes a good night out if a night on the tiles is what you’re after.
For the culture vultures, check out events at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Some of the finest names in British theatre have graced its’ stage over the years and the Coliseum is still a fantastic venue for an evening out. Offering an eclectic mix of comedy, drama, musicals and the annual panto, there’s a show for everyone.
Whatever you are visiting Oldham for, make a day of it and stay at a hotel in Oldham centre. Explore during the day, finish off with a dose of nightlife and rest up in a comfortable bed before returning home.