Beers, burgers and planes: Is there a better beer garden than this in the North West? Less than an hour's drive away from Lancashire

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than at The Airport Pub beer garden at the end of Manchester Airport’s runway – recently renovated you can get a burger and a beer and watch the planes landing and taking off just a few hundred feet away.

If you haven’t been, it’s a brilliant way to idle away a few hours watching the aircraft coming and going and there’s even a play area and bouncy castle for children.

You can find it on Ringway Road, right by the airport – and it’s the next best thing to actually going on holiday!

Less than an hour’s drive from Lancashire it’s easy to get to via the M6 and M56 and parking is reasonably cheap too.

If you fancy a meal there’s a nice restaurant indoors, but the real action happens outside where there is a gigantic beer garden with it’s own outdoor bar and burger hut – and it’s thrilling to be up close and personal with the flying machines.

Put a visit on your to do list!