Wonka at Manchester Fort!

Join us on Saturday, 17th February, between 11am and 3pm, where Willy Wonka himself will be on site, handing out chocolate! We’ll also be joined by Umpa Lumpas and lots more, interacting and stopping for selfies!

Parking Changes at Manchester Fort

This car park is controlled by automatics number plate recognition cameras and/or parking attendants. A parking charge of £100 may be issued if you park and do no observe the following conditions:

Maximum stay of 4 hours between the hours 07:00 – 23:00, no return within 1 hour. This car park is for customers only. You cannot pay to park in this car park.

No parking between the hours of 23:00 – 07:00

Park within a marked bay

No parking on double yellow lines or in any hatched areas

No parking in a parent and child bay without a child under the age of 12

Display a valid blue badge when parking in a designated blue badge bay

Seasonal Temporary Sales Assistant at JD Sports!

JD are currently recruiting for both Full time and Part time Sales Assistant roles. These roles will be filled by people who have a passion for fashion and can thrive in a fast pace environment. They are preferably looking for people who have a flexible working pattern, who will also pick up any extra shifts if they become available. If you would like more information or would like to send them your CV then please send these to the email provided below.




Join us on Saturday, 28th October for our Spookfest event, where we will be joined by Frankenstein, voodoo dolls and zombies. Guaranteed to be spooky not scary, look our for our Halloween characters and snap a selfie!

Weekend Wildlife at Manchester Fort

Join us this August, where we will have workshops, a bug hotel, petting zoo and more! Check out the line up below and head down to join us every weekend in August!

5th August

Join our rangers at the Bug Hotel to Make your own pinecone bird feeder workshop, we will also have fun facts to learn and learn about our bug hotel.

5 hours drop in 11am – 4pm

13th August

Over the course of the day we will be joined by Manchester Petting Zoo! Head down to meet some wonderful animals.


19th August

More fun with our park rangers Providing Woodland arts and crafts workshop. Visit our bug hotel to leave with something special to take home as well as lots of fun whilst you are with us.

5 hours drop in 11am – 4pm

26th August

Take part in our Wildlife trail and spot the animals placed around the Shopping Park! Submit your entries at our bug hotel chalet for your chance to win £150 to spend at Argos!

Britain’s favourite bear comes to Manchester Fort



Join us on Monday 29th May from 11am – 3pm where we will be joined in the shopping park by everyone’s favourite bear, roaming the centre and offering out bear hugs! Be sure to snap a selfie with him if you spot him and tag us in the picture @manchesterfortshopping

Easter at Manchester Fort!

Shopping with us this Easter? On the 6th and 7th of April we will be joined by our very special Easter character, roaming the shopping park handing out chocolate goodies to shoppers!
Let us know if you spot them and be sure to snap a selfie to share with us!

February half term at Manchester Fort!


Join us on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February from 11:30 to see the Dragon Master roaming the centre.

Meet one of this year’s baby Dragons, hand reared by the Dragon Master! – he is just starting to eat too!

Spooky Halloween trail at Manchester Fort

Halloween at Manchester fort!

Shopping over Halloween? Check out our spooky trail and pick up a form to work out the hidden word! Enter to WIN our giveaway, where TWO people will be selected at random!