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Student Activities in Manchester

Are you making the most of your NUS Card? Student, Reece Chaplin runs down the best ways to save in Manchester.

Dubbed "the student capital of Europe",  Manchester is home to more than 100,000 students over four universities.

With such a diverse and bountiful student population, you can guarantee that there's some great deals out there to be had! 

Don't fall into the cash-strapped student stereotype and make the most of the city's best student-only discounts, offers and savings with our money-saving guide.

All Star Lanes

Location: Deansgate

About: If burgers and bowling sound up your alley then it’s time to hit a strike at All Star Lanes! 

All day Sunday to Wednesday students can enjoy special discounted prices on drinks AND bowling.

The American style alley even comes with your own waiter - so no more waiting around at the bar. 

Price: Bowling: Sunday - Wednesday £5.00 with a valid student card.

Address: 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN

Telephone: 0161 871 3600

Chill Factore

Location: Trafford Quays Leisure Village

About: Ever dreamed of going skiing or snowboarding in the Alps? Well save yourself the money that you would of spent on a flight and look no further because Chill Factore is right on your doorstep!

Chill Factore boasts the longest indoor skiing and snowboarding slope in the UK. 

The two hour student special every Wednesday will be just enough time to have some great fun and help you learn how to ski or snowboard.

Price: Wednesday all day 2hour student pass £15.00

Address: Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester, M41 7JA

Telephone: 0843 596 22 33 

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Location: Trafford Centre

About: You will definitely hit a hole-in-one when choosing Paradise Island Adventure Golf!

With the choice of two courses, you can’t go wrong. Whether you are going with your uni mates or trying to impress a potential partner with your putting action, you are guaranteed to have a laugh.

Who says you have to pick between the two courses? With a valid student card you can play both for only an extra £3.00!

Price: Play 1 course for £6.00 (student price)

Address: intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA

Telephone: 0161 202 9544

AMC Cinema

Location: Deansgate

About: If you fancy the cinema but you dont wanna pay Odeon prices, then this is the solution.

AMC Cinemas in the Great Northern, Deansgate, has the latest films but at low prices.

It shows 3D films, box office hits and is fully equipped with audio description and subtitles. The cinema boasts a family arcade area and a key location surrounded by bars and restaurants in the Great Northern itself.

Price: Student ticket price £5.00

Address: 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN

Telephone: 0161 817 3000

Black Dog Ballroom

Location: Northern Quarter

About: The Black Dog Ballroom is an ideal place to grabbing a drink and a game of pool during the day or a night out with your mates.

Black Dog has more to offer than just your average bar: five pool tables, table football, live music, DJs, an extensive menu, cocktail bar and a hidden VIP room that even comes with its own bartenders!

This is one night out that wont put a dent in your loan; students can benefit from FREE pool as long as they have a valid NUS card. So grab your cue and be sure to pocket Manchesters best Ballroom.

Price: Students get free pool with a valid NUS card

Address: Basement Afflecks Palace, Manchester, M4 1PW

Telephone: 0161 839 0664

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