For walking, running and cycling, Livia park, situated a short drive from The Brackens, offers extensive green spaces with paths and cycleways, in addition to children’s play areas and public sports facilities.
Keen golfers will find two courses within easy reach of the development – Swinton Park Golf Club, and Worsley Golf Club, both of which are located about five minutes’ drive away. For football fans, Manchester United’s stadium, Old Trafford, is situated less than five miles from The Brackens; Etihad Stadium, home ground of Manchester City FC, lies about 20 minutes away by car.
Indoor family entertainment can be enjoyed at the Trafford Centre, which incorporates a multiplex cinema, aquarium, adventure golf course and two video arcade centres. The Chill Factore complex, near to the Trafford Centre, features the UK’s longest real snow slope, on which visitors can ski and snowboard, or enjoy child-friendly activities such as sledging.
Further afield, the Salford Quays provide a choice of leisure and entertainment options; in addition to contemporary restaurants and outlet shopping, these include a watersports and outdoor activities centre and The Lowry arts complex, which has several galleries and theatres. Manchester city centre, renowned for its diverse arts and culture scene and legendary musical heritage, boasts a wealth of prominent live music venues and theatres, which range from intimate clubs to large arenas that regularly host major international acts.