So it’s here finally, Winter is well and truly upon us. But that doesn’t mean the Winter blues has to stop the fun! We have plenty going on around our cities for you to enjoy during these cold, dark days.

Below you can click through our 5 cities and see our little selection of activities.

Manchester Climbing Centre – Try something new today! Manchester Climbing Centre is constructed in a beautiful converted Victorian church with metres upon metres of climbing fun! There are acres of climbing for experienced climbers, and instructed sessions available to book for novice climber.

Manchester Art Gallery – From historical collections to international contemporary art, the Manchester Art Gallery is place to be if you are an art lover. Most famous for 19th century British paintings, there are even collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture to enjoy. The exhibits are constantly renewed and updated, so you should discover something new every time you visit. And, it’s completely free to visit!

Palace Theatre – Enjoying a play at The Palace is a right of passage in Manchester. With high quality acts performing throughout the year you’re sure to find something that grabs your attention.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House –  home of the famous author and her family. This beautifully restored home is now open to the public. It has spectacular period rooms and garden and a tea room for visitors to enjoy. There is also a programme of special events and activities running throughout the year.

Trafford Centre – One of the biggest and best leisure destinations in the country and it’s easy to see why. Hundreds of shops from everyday to high end for all your needs, plus dozens of restaurants and bars in the themed Grand Hall, you can make a whole day out of a trip to the Trafford Centre.

The Climbing Hangar- The perfect time to try something new! With over one thousand metre’s of climbing area this is somewhere a bit different. Pretend your spider man as you cling on to the rock surface and try to make your way to the top.

Muse at the Museums – Liverpool is full of culturally enriching things to do. One of these being the array of museums that can be found in this relatively small city. The World Museum, Maritime, The Beatles Story experience. Take some time to venture in to these different buildings and experience what Liverpool has to offer.

Check out FACT – Found just a few minutes from Cathedral Campus FACT is a quirky little place set just off bold street. With a lot creative art works for you to explore and other creative media you can spend the afternoon either getting involved in the art itself or chill out and watch one of the artistic films they have on show.

British Music Experience –  Take the time to walk around this place and take in the outfits worn by artists such as Feddie Mercury, Dusty Springfield and many more. Instruments are also on display from Noel Gallagher and hand written song lyrics from Adele.

Game on! – Roxy Ball Room is a good place to go if you fancy a bit of a laugh with your friends. Compete in a game of ping pong, pool or if you’re up for it, beer pong. Great music, nice cocktails, a place to stay warm and unwind.

EXIT Newcastle – Tired of the same old things? Do something a bit different and go with your flat mates or Uni friends to EXIT Newcastle, where you can challenge yourself to escape the room whilst solving different challenges.

Newcastle Climbing Centre – the premier indoor climbing venue for Tyneside and the North East and one of the best indoor climbing venues in the U.K. Situated in the former church of St Marks the listed building provides a spectacular climbing environment with an internal height of 15 metres and over 1200 square metres of climbing walls for roped climbing and bouldering. Whatever your standard of climbing either novice or expert there are features and challenges to suit your ability and your ambition.

Redline Karting– for all you adrenalin junkies this is the place to go. Challenge your flat mates to a race off on this new multilevel racing course.

Grainger Town – The historic heart of Newcastle. A beautiful part of the city with great architecture and plenty to do. Food, shopping, night out everything is within easy reach from Grainger Town.

INTU Eldon Square – go on a shopping binge around INTU Eldon Square- with loads of shops, restaurants and a cinema. It’s not a bad day out away from the bad weather.

INTU Victoria Centre – go on a shopping binge around INTU Eldon Square- with loads of shops, restaurants and a cinema. It’s not a bad day out away from the bad weather.

The Dice Cup Boardgame Cafe –  Grab a coffee and some food and why not a play a game of scrabble with your friends. With hundreds of board games for you to select from, this place is a quirky little café to chill out in.

Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery –  take the time to walk around the castle were the Robin Hood legend first began. With over 100 art installations hanging within the art gallery as well you’ll soon find time passing away in front of you as you take in this fantastic building and all it entails.

City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)  –  Get lost in the City of Caves is a visitor attraction in Nottingham which consists of a network of caves, carved out of sandstone that have been variously used over the years as a tannery, public house cellars, and as an air raid shelter. The city of Nottingham has hundreds of man-made caves, which have been in use for over a thousand years.

The kitty café – because who doesn’t love a cuddle with adorable fluffy pets! Relax surrounded by some fury friends as you sip on a coffee and have a cat curled up on your lap.

Smoke & Mirrors – Smoke & Mirrors theatre pub, home to The House Magicians Comedy & Magic Show, and is open 7 days a week. Located right next to the Stage Door of the Hippodrome you can be sure that the cast and crew might be having a relaxing drink while the in-house performers entertain them for a change from Close-Up Magician performing right at your table or House Musicians singing all the classics every weekend.

Tobacco Factory Theatre – Unique and excellent. From art films to plays, the Tobacco Factory offers you a wide range of events throughout the year to choose.

Escape Hunt Bristol – The global hit in new leisure entertainment. Grab a goup of friends  and get locked in a themed room with only 60-minutes to hunt down and crack a load of clues to escape.

The Georgian House Museum – Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner’s home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below stairs, from the kitchen in the basement where servants prepared meals to the elegant formal rooms above.

We The Curious – Previously known as @Bristol Science Centre; We The Curious aims to “make science accessible to all”. With a vision that is committed to creating a culture of curiosity, We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. The venue on Bristol’s harbourside is a bit like an indoor festival, with all sorts of different experiences, where you can interact with exhibits, test stuff out and participate rather than just visit. All about empowering everyone to ask questions and get creative – with boundaries removed between science, art, people and ideas.