iFLY Manchester

Indoor skydiving at its best

Situated in the heart of Trafford City, you can soar like a bird in the first 14ft (4.3m) diameter iFLY wind tunnel to be built in the UK. With wheelchair access and highly trained instructors, we welcome flyers of all abilities.

Relax in our viewing area and enjoy a cuppa whilst watching some awe inspiring flyers taking to the air in front of you.

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iFLY Manchester is easy to get to, however you travel.

Getting here

iFLY Manchester is right next to the Beyond building (formally know as the Chill Factore indoor ski slope), and less than four miles from the centre of Manchester. We are opposite the Trafford Centre and conveniently located just off the M60 motorway at junction 10.

Directions from the M60 motorway: Just after you come off Junction 10, head towards The Trafford Centre and take the left turn marked by a Brown Tourist sign 'Trafford Quays Leisure Village' just by the Premier Inn. You come out at a roundabout signed 'Ski Slope' to the left, follow that sign and you will see us on the left just past Chill Factore.

Directions from the A57: You'll pass the Barton Aerodrome on the left-hand side and come up to a set of traffic lights with the AJ Bell stadium on the right. Continue straight on at the traffic lights and cross the lifting bridge. Follow the road (and next roundabout) around, passing the Travel Lodge, and then you'll see iFLY on the right-hand side. It's a no right turn here, so you must come all the way around the next roundabout, back on yourself. You'll pass the Beyond building and see us again on the left. Take the left turn into the leisure park. NOTE: If the lifting bridge is up, it can take 15-20 minutes to re-open. There is a sign by the AJ Bell traffic lights indicating if the bridge is closing, and if so, we advise taking the alternative route over the M60 motorway bridge.

Using a GPS?

Our postcode is M41 7JA - but not all systems have proven reliable so you might be better to use our neighbour's older postcode of M17 8DD

Using What3words?

If you have a device that supports What3words, iFLY Manchester can be found using: stacks.output.tried

Otherwise, our full our address is:

iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Trafford Quays Leisure Village
9 Trafford Way
Manchester
M41 7JA

There are regular main-line trains into Manchester Piccadilly station, which is in the centre of Manchester. From there you can access a connecting bus (x50 is the quickest) to The Trafford Centre, which is opposite iFLY and Chill Factore and is a 5 minute walk away.

Alternatively you can take a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly train station which takes 15-20 minutes and costs approximately £15.

There are also regular train services to local stations at Urmston and Salford Crescent, both of which have regular onward bus connections to The Trafford Centre bus station.

The nearest bus station is at the Trafford Centre which is opposite Chill Factore (5 mins walk ).

Bus route 250

The 250 service, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, is a high frequency bus link direct to Manchester City Centre via Old Trafford. The service runs from early till late 364 days a year, every 10-15 minutes, and is provided using modern, low-floor, easy access buses.

Buses run regularly from all over the Greater Manchester area to the Trafford Centre's on-site Bus Station, at the end of Regent Crescent. Full details of all bus services running can be found on a public transport leaflet at the Trafford Centre website.

For further travel information please contact The Trafford Centre Bus Station on 0161 749 1788 or 07771 971187.

The nearest airports to iFLY are Manchester Airport (20 minutes away) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (40 minutes away).

Directions from Manchester Airport

If using public transport, the most direct route is on the number 18 bus service runs every 30 minutes direct from Manchester Airport to The Trafford Centre which is opposite Chill Factore. Alternatively there are regular buses, trains and Metrolink services into Manchester city centre, with regular connections to The Trafford Centre from there.

If driving from Manchester airport, you should join the M56 motorway, then the M60 (westbound) motorway, exiting at junction 10 for Chill Factore.

Directions from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

If driving from Liverpool John Lennon Airport join the A5300, then take the M62 (eastbound) to the M60 motorway. Follow the M60 (westbound), exiting at junction 10.

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There's so much to do at iFLY Manchester

  1. Useful websites

    • www.traffordcity.co.uk: Trafford City is the new mixed use destination brand for the area encompassing intu Trafford Centre and it's surrounding retail, leisure and office destinations. It is home to; EventCity - the second largest exhibition venue outside of London and top regional attractions including; Trafford Golf Centre, Chill Factore, Play Factore, Lego Land Discovery Centre and the Sea Life Centre. 
    • www.visitmanchester.com: The official destination website for Manchester.
    • www.chillfactore.com: Manchester's indoor real snow centre.
    • www.traffordcentre.co.uk: One of Europe's finest and largest indoor shopping centres.