Our suburban training centre near Manchester in the North West is the ideal location for scenarios in many settings.
Front door: ///bumpy.type.grape
The centre has basic kitchen facilities including a fridge, microwave & urn. We also have plates & cutlery available here. Free tea, coffee, water and squash will be available to help yourself to throughout the day.
The location is immediately adjacent to The Kings Ransom, which opens daily in time for lunch. There are also several small shops, cafés & other pubs within a 5-minute walk, and the nearest supermarket is within 10-minutes walking.
Getting to Manchester training centre
We’re located near the town of Sale, approximately a 15-minute drive from Manchester City Centre.
Driving to the training centre
Parking is available at the venue, for cars, at a cost of no more than £5 per day. The car park has no height restriction and is monitored by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). However, your car parking fee will be refunded by The Kings Ransom should you choose to eat/drink there before you leave that day.
The carpark is located on the left-hand side as you drive past the pub.
Car park entrance: ///voters.veal.dared
From all directions, come off the M60 at J7 (Chester Road Interchange), the A56 to Sale & Altrincham. From Manchester city centre, follow the A56 Chester Road towards Altrincham.
You can easily access the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road from the M56 (North Wales & Cheshire), the M61 (Bolton, Preston & Lancashire), the M62 East (Leeds, West Yorkshire & Hull), the M62 West (Liverpool & Warrington), the M66 (Bury & Lancashire) and the A57 (Sheffield, South Yorkshire & The Peak District).
Once you’re at M60 J7, head South West and turn left onto Ashfield Road (the second set of automated traffic signals (ATS) from the motorway). Go around the bend to the right, and then turn left at the traffic lights onto School Road. Immediately after crossing the canal bridge (Sale Metrolink is on your right), turn left onto Britannia Road and follow it past the Kings Ransom.
Travelling by train
The nearest national rail stations to this venue are:
- Altrincham (ALT) – served by Northern between Manchester Piccadilly & Chester
- Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) – served by Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Northern, Transpennine Express & Transport for Wales
- Manchester Victoria (MCV) – served by Northern & Transpennine Express
If you’re travelling on the train from Chester, Northwich or Knutsford, we recommend that you alight at Altrincham. From all other destinations, we suggest booking a ticket to Manchester Stations (MANCHESTER STNS) and alighting in the city centre.
Travelling by Tram
Sale Metrolink is served by the Piccadilly to Altrincham Line. It’s in Zone 3 of the Manchester Metrolink travel area. Trams typically run every 10 minutes during the day, and at 20 minute intervals during early mornings & evenings.
You’ll need to change at Trafford Bar if you’re coming from Didsbury, Manchester Airport, Wythenshaw, Withington or Chorton.
You’ll need to change at Cornbrook if you’re coming from intu Trafford Centre, Trafford Park, Eccles or Media City. You can change at either Cornbrook, Deansgate-Castlefield or St Peter’s Square if you’re travelling from Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshawe, Etihad Campus, Rochdale, Oldham or Failsworth.
If you’ve travelled by train to Manchester Piccadilly, catch a tram from the stops within the station. Trams to Altrincham start from here.
If your train stops at Manchester Victoria, you can get any tram that goes further into the City Zone (Piccadilly, Manchester Airport or East Didsbury), and then change at either Piccadilly Gardens, St Peter’s Square, Deansgate-Castlefield or Cornbrook.
Other forms of transport
The Bridgewater Canal towpath runs from Castlefield Basin in Manchester city centre (where it joins the Rochdale Canal), out as far as Oldfield Brow in Altrincham. This makes for a pleasant walk or cycle ride, if you live locally.
The canal itself goes out to Lymm, Warrington & Runcorn, where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. In the other direction, it continues through Eccles & Leigh where it meets the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. There are areas where narrowboats can be moored near our training venue, by arrangement!
Overnight accommodation near Manchester
There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in the local area.
Please contact us if you need any help with booking somewhere. We have corporate accounts with Travelodge, Accor Group (ibis, Mercure, etc) and IHG (Holiday Inn, etc) should you wish us to book accommodation for you and add it to your invoice.
If camping/caravanning is more your thing, then there are several options within the local area. Again, please contact us if you need any help with booking somewhere.