Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Review: Manchester City Stadium Tour

We were very excited last week to be invited to the Manchester City Stadium Tour at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester - we love a day out and the kids were excited to see a football stadium. The younger two have not been to a football game yet so we were really looking forward to taking them on a non-match day for them to get an idea of it.

Many moons ago I used to take Emily to Manchester to watch Manchester City play. We really loved it.

Makes me laugh how she looks so much like Rosie here

She was about 5 here :)

Since we moved to Liverpool and Warren is an Everton fan we haven't really had the chance to go back to a match - we are always so busy and football has gone on the back-burner. However, we absolutely had a ball at the stadium tour.

We started off at the City Shop and were escorted to the Chairman's Suite. I loved the idea of watching the match after having a lovely meal, nice wine - and then out onto the terrace with heated seats - lovely!

We then went down to the media room where all of the post-match interviews take place. The tour guide Lynn was brilliant, very helpful, great with the kids and she gave us loads of information about what each room and space was used for. After this we went into the player's warm-up area which is a pre-match area for the players to warm-up. This was where the girls got to score a goal in the small nets - they loved this! Alice was adamant that her kick was the hardest!

We then moved on to the player's changing rooms. The kids loved it in here and we got some great photos, funny faces pulled included of course!

You can never get them all to smile at the same time!

...or not pull silly faces!

We then went down the tunnel as the player's would on match day and stood at the side of the pitch. The ground looks really huge when it is almost empty. Lynn explained about how the ground had been extended over the years and told us that the capacity aims to be 62,000 by 2017 - which is quite impressive.

Aged 12 now - doesn't time fly!
Then we did a little meet and greet with Moonchester and Moonbeam. The kids absolutely adored the two mascots - Rosie would not let them go. She asked Moonbeam if she wanted to come on holiday with us and they had a big cuddle and a dance.

Aaah - all smley!

All in all we had a really great time. I think the stadium tour is a great day out and would also make a great Christmas or birthday present for someone.

Over the Halloween half term period there is a spooky Halloween tour complete with creepy footballers! There are also prizes to be won and all guests receive a Halloween treat from the spooky cauldren!

Prices are £16 for adults, £10 for under 16s and under 4s are free. For the October Half Term there is a fab deal on for families - £40 for two adults and two children. Do check out their website for further information Manchester City Stadium Tours

Disclosure: We were invited to attend the tour free of charge by Manchester City. All words and views are our own.

1 comment:

  1. It was a good day, looks like you have fond memories of Man City, the little ones with the Mascots were fab. Hope to see you again soon x


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