Manchester Day trip

• Sat 07 March 2020 08:00-22:00

Meet at the back of the SU at 7:45 to arrive at 12:00. We will leave at the drop off point at 18:00 to arrive back at the SU at 22:00, giving you 6 hours to explore.

Spend a day in a major English city with a rich industrial heritage. There are many things to discover, from the Castlefield conservation area’s 18th-century canal system and the interactive Museum of Science & Industry to art galleries and old record stores. 

Boasting multiple museums, a rich music heritage (the birthplace of Oasis, Take That and Chemical Brothers), and the Victoria baths - this is a day out not to be missed!

Meet at the back of the Students' Union at 7:45 for a 8:00 departure. You'll be picked up from the drop-off point in Manchester at 17:00 precisely and brought straight back to Cardiff Students' Union.

What's included with my ticket?

Your ticket is fantastic value and includes all coach transport to and from Manchester. You're free to explore the city in your own time and at your own pace!

The Give it a Go team will be with you, but you will be left to your own devices for the day.

What do I need to bring?

Our visit to Machester is very easy-going.

It is very important that you bring your e-receipt to show that you had paid for the trip. You can print this or show it to us on your smartphone. Top tip: it has a barcode on it.

We would also advise all students/explorers be prepared and bring the following:

  • Appropriate clothing for the weather on the day. This being Great Britain, a coat, umbrella, hat, scarf and gloves would probably be smart.
  • Money for shopping
  • A rucksack
  • A bottle of water

We would also advise you to bring a small packed lunch, even if you plan on buying food in the city.

Non Cardiff University Student Tickets

If you have some friends who want to come, but they aren't students, non-student tickets can be bought from this page too.

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Terms and Conditions

Tickets, Cancelations, Refunds and Adverse Weather Conditions

  1. All tickets once sold are strictly non-refundable in all circumstances except where the walk is canceled by CUSU.
  2. Adverse weather conditions which are held to jeopardise the safety of the trip, will result in the cancelation of the trip. Thereupon a full refund and options to reschedule will become available accordingly.
  3. The presence of precipitation, wind or unpleasant weather conditions will not automatically entitle participants to a refund. Sign-ups must expect and be prepared for all aspects of British weather.
  4. Students must be on time at the meeting point or coach will leave without them. This is the case both leaving and returning.

Expected Conduct and Liabilities

  1. We're pretty laid back in the SU, but participants must observe the authority of the trip leader and follow all reasonable instructions. Our staff and guides are there to keep you safe!
  2. Failure to adhere to instructions given by CUSU staff and guides may trigger the University's disciplinary procedure.
  3. We advise against you taking expensive or sentimental belongings on these trips. CUSU cannot be held liable or responsible for any losses sustained to property however caused.

Medical Conditions

  1. Please disclose any and all medical conditions that may affect your ability to complete the walk. CUSU will do everything it possibly can to ensure its activities are as accessible as they can be to as many people as they can be - but our guides need to know what to expect before we leave Cardiff.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What happens if it rains?

A. A bit of drizzle never hurt anyone. If it rains, assume the trip will go ahead unless we tell you otherwise. Cancelation will only be the last resort option. We'll cancel the trip if the trip leader decides that weather conditions are so severe as to jeopardise the safety of the participants.

Q. I've bought a ticket, but can't go anymore. Can I get a refund?

A. I'm afraid not. This is a non-refundable ticket. Please make sure you're free before you sign up

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