4 reasons why Urban Playground makes the perfect place for your next date

Not sure where to head on your next romantic date? With so many places to choose from in Manchester, it can be hard to decide on somewhere that will really make an impression.

Whether it’s your first date, 100th date or a special anniversary, there’s plenty to do at Urban Playground to celebrate!

Carry on reading to find out the reasons you should visit us for your next romantic night out.


Food and drinks are always a good choice on a date, especially if you are meeting for the first time and want to break the ice.

THE BUTCHER offers a delicious burger menu, featuring our infamous THE BUTCHER Burger and more extravagant burgers like The Daddy, The Codfather and THE BUTCHER TLV.

The milkshakes are loved by people around Manchester and further afield, and can be made into a boozy version if you need a little Dutch courage, or perhaps just want a little celebratory tipple.

Fancy a light bite before you move onto THE CUBE Live or Putters? Tasty snacks like mozzarella sticks, onion rings, chicken wings and sweet potato fries are also available from THE BUTCHER.

And if you’re feeling extra romantic, why not share a portion of fries with your loved one?


Who doesn’t like a little game of putting?

Putters has been designed to make your date different from the rest, and are great for first daters looking to make it a little less awkward!

At our tech-infused putting experience, you can challenge your date, or friends and family, in groups of up to six people. The virtual course consists of three different nine-hole courses and has animations and audio to keep you entertained all night long.

You will be able to track scores throughout your visit, so it's perfect for the competitive couples out there!


Always fancied having ago at the popular game THE CUBE? As seen on TV, THE CUBE Live challenges even the most inquisitive of minds with a selection of fun and intense games. From testing your balance to working with your team to navigate THE CUBE, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing time.

When you’re immersed in the excitement of the game, it doesn’t feel as easy as it looks on the big screen. But with the support of your date, and any other teammates, you can put your skills to the test.

It's a good choice if you want something a little different, and more hands-on, for your next date night.

The Bar

Sit back, unwind and watch others playing THE CUBE from the comfort of our stylish bar. This is a great place for date night as it gives you time to get to know your date or catch up on what each other has been up to.

Our incredible cocktail menu features all your favourites, including Pornstar Martini, Bramble, Raspberry Mojito and Negroni

For those who want to try something new, we have added a twist to your average beverage, with cocktails like Tommy’s Margarita, Flaming Passion, Kiwi Cosmo and Not Another Gin Zombie making an appearance on the menu.

Other drinks like beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks are available if you don’t fancy a cocktail this time.

The relaxed yet energetic atmosphere is one that you definitely need to try when out for drinks in Manchester. It’s like no other in the city!

Visit us at Urban Playground today!

When planning your next date, we’d love for you to visit us so we can help you to make it a special, memorable occasion. We recommend booking your tickets in advance, which can be done quickly and securely on our website.

One thing to note before you visit Urban Playground is that it's a completely cashless site. Be sure to bring your card so that the only thing that’s cringe when it comes time to pay is whether or not to split the bill!

We look forward to seeing you and your loved one very soon.

Take a shot on your next team night out

Are you trying to plan your next team-building night out, but are struggling to find a venue that will cater to your needs? Well, it would be rude to not put ourselves forward! Home to THE CUBE Live, Putters and THE BUTCHER, Urban Playground is the perfect place to bring your team together.

We recently opened our latest venue in Manchester, for people to enjoy competitive socialising through cutting-edge technology and premium food & drink - is there much more to ask for?

What can you do?


If you've seen it on TV, the thought of taking on THE CUBE yourself would have certainly crossed your mind; probably more than once! And for those of you that haven't, this award-winning gameshow sees contestants take on a series of tasks within the high-pressure confines of a Perspex box. Making for the perfect team-building exercise to get people working together.

We have now bought this concept into our very own studio, where you can take on the challenges in person as if you were really on the telly. In teams of up to four, take on the challenge of seven iconic games, both as a single or two-player and see if you really have what it takes to take on THE CUBE Live.

Putters Golf

Once you have tried your hand at taking on THE CUBE, why not have a bit of friendly competition at Putters? Our tech-infused mini golf experience (one of the best in the world) is perfect for groups of up to six. You have the option to take on three different nine-hole challenges, all with different themes to shake up your night. To elevate the competition, you will be able to keep track of scores as you go and even see how yours compare to other high scores gained throughout the day. Our special audio effects and on-screen animations will keep the adrenaline pumping throughout the course.


So you've had your fun and your team has worked together, but now it's time for a pit stop to refuel. Enjoy a selection of burgers and other hearty dishes at the renowned restaurant, THE BUTCHER. Using only the best quality meat (Aberdeen Angus), THE BUTCHER is easily one of the best places to eat out in Manchester. 'The Daddy', 'Silence of the Lamb' and 'The Butcher's Wife's Favourite' are all favourites of ours and we would 10/10 recommend them. There are also vegan and vegetarian options available.

To top off a night well spent, treat your team to milkshakes as a post-game treat. Complimenting their quality dishes, THE BUTCHER has eight delicious flavours on its menu. Keep it simple with a classic vanilla or strawberry milkshake, or challenge your team with something new such as the boozy 'Dark Rum 'N Chocolate', made with indulgent chocolate ice cream. Are milkshakes not your thing? No problem, they also offer a variety of soft drinks alongside classic alcoholic beverages such as beer and cider.

The Bars

For those who are looking for a more flavourful infusion of alcohol, step into 'The Bars' and enjoy the extensive list of spirits, or treat yourself to one of their cocktails. 'The Kiwi Cosmo' and 'Raspberry Mojito' are an absolute must for summer, but for those who like more bitter concoctions, we would recommend the classic 'Smokey Old Fashioned.' Which would you choose?

We are sure that after all of that, your team will be more than satisfied and will have lasting memories of one of Manchester's greatest attractions (if we do say so ourselves!). To book your next team event, book via our website or give us a call on 0161 527 1230. A full list of our opening times can be found on the 'Contact Us' tab on our website. Don't be shy, give us a follow on our social media channels to stay up-to-date with all of our news & offers.

Best night for a date

Coming up with a date concept that is as entertaining and original as your relationship might be almost impossible, if not more so, than finding somebody to date. Whether you commute to work or walk 20 steps from your bedroom to your desk, the majority of us don't have a ton of great energy left over at the end of the day. After a while, you'll become sick of having dinner and a movie date night with your significant other. If you want to enliven your date nights and feel energised, read on to learn how to make your date night in Manchester one to remember.

1. Make use of beating THE CUBE Live

Instead of screaming at the television, why not try your hand at defeating THE CUBE yourself? As a fan of the legendary show that motivates contestants to complete presumably simple tasks such as picking up red balls in a set amount of time or walking in a single direction inside a Perspex frame, you'll become one of the first-ever set of people to try the hurdles for themselves - and win!

2. Dine at THE BUTCHER

Since its founding in 2012, THE BUTCHER has expanded its operations to include THE BUTCHER West, THE BUTCHER Nine Streets, THE BUTCHER Dubai and more – each of which brings a distinct and innovative dimension to the dining experience. THE BUTCHER is a well-established brand with multiple outlets in Berlin and Ibiza. THE BUTCHER is a full-service concept that combines gourmet fast cuisine with a full-service approach.

3. End the night with mini golf

You'll have a fun and engaging experience playing mini-golf at Urban Playground, which is a golf spectacle that will blow you away. Not only does it provide some of the greatest experiences on the planet as a result of its proprietary technology, but it also guarantees that you can have a great time challenging your relatives and friends to a variety of hard-themed tasks as well.

You'll also have the chance to see real-time scoreboards that display the points earned by each participant. This is in addition to the audio and animations that are displayed on the screen to bring each hole to life.

Pay a visit to Urban Playground today

Here at Urban Playground, we're proud to consider ourselves a new and groundbreaking entertainment venue in Manchester, making it perfect for any couple planning a date night. We're committed to providing our guests with the greatest bars, restaurants and experiences available in the heart of the city. So, don't hesitate to pay Urban Playground a visit and give all these incredible Manchester activities and events a try today.

Eat, compete and putt to the beat - birthday night out ideas when you’re tee-total

Whether it’s dry January, a baby in the belly, or simply because it’s not your thing, there are many reasons why you might be tee-total in this day and age. And while not drinking is no biggie, planning a birthday night out might be quite the ordeal for someone who is abstaining from alcohol. Lots of birthday outings often involve shots and cocktails (and a few boomerangs of the above thrown in for good measure – we’re all human, right?), but what things can you do in Manchester for your birthday to still feel part of the pulsing nightlife?


Food is never off the menu – pardon the pun. Your birthday is the best excuse to get the group chat together and inhale a few cheeseburgers – and at Urban Playground’s in-house restaurant ‘THE BUTCHER’, what a mighty feast you’ll be treated to.

Made famous in Amsterdam and Berlin, THE BUTCHER now boasts of being one of the best places to eat in Manchester (mainly because they have simply NAILED the art of creating a burger that hits just right). So load up on all that good food and hold the wine – opt for a Red Velvet milkshake instead to wash it all down.


One thing about being sober is you’re guaranteed to win any competitive game. Your reflexes and reactions are bound to be on point when you’ve been on soft drinks – which means it’s the perfect excuse to immerse yourself in THE CUBE Live Experience at Urban Playground.

This replica of the intense game show is one of the best things to do in Manchester and will have you battling to beat THE CUBE in a range of tasks. Perfect for a birthday night out – so long as you don’t fall out with your pals if they mess up during the teamwork trials…


Techno and mini-golf sound like an experience from some beautiful fever dream, right? Who doesn’t want to PUTT golf balls in a neon rave on their birthday? Celebrating your big day has never been so trippy or competitive at the newest and quirkiest mini-golf in Manchester ‘Putters’, located within Urban Playground.

Fancy whooping a stranger with your putting skills? Soak up some more of that birthday glory by keeping your eyes on the interactive and animated scoreboards to ensure you’re thrashing complete strangers in this electro wonderland. Quite simply one of Manchester's best mini-golf hotspots, it's guaranteed to leave you celebrating your newfound golfing prowess.

As Urban Playground is host to a whole range of exciting entertainment activities under one roof, it serves as one of Manchester’s most versatile and inclusive nights out whether you have a cocktail or a mocktail in hand.

How to plan the best date ever

Another date? Special anniversary or birthday? Whatever the occasion, it’s time to make it the best date ever.

Date night comes with a lot of pressure. Will it be fun? Will you have enough to talk about? Can you afford it? These are all questions that will sure to be plaguing you in the run-up to the event.

But never fear, your dream date night is here! Impress the one you’re with using our date night guide to guarantee an evening to remember.

Make your pitch

Remember, this isn’t any old date. It’s the BEST DATE EVER. And that means you’re going to have to sell it to get the other person on board. Don’t give away too many details, but promise them some fun and something a little different. The best date nights are the unexpected ones, so a little air of mystery is no bad thing. Give them an idea of what to wear to help them out, but the rest can be a surprise if you’re into that sort of thing.

Do something a little different

Some typical date night ideas include:

  • A trip to the cinema
  • Drinks
  • Dinner
  • A gig

But let’s face it, there’s nothing ground-breaking there, right? It’s a little ‘been there, done that.’ Doing something a little different is sure to impress and is the perfect excuse for the both of you to have some fun.

This is why Urban Playground is one of the best things to do in Manchester on a date. There’s mini-golf, your chance to take on The CUBE and a buzzing bar and restaurant. We’re giving you everything you need to try something a bit different on your date.

As one of the newest Manchester bars, you’ll win some brownie points for knowing all the hottest places to go.

Make sure there’s good food

A key part of any date night is, of course, the food. Even if everything else doesn’t go to plan, some good food can save the day, although we hope it doesn’t come to that!

If you’re looking for places to eat in Manchester, it’s time you paid a visit to THE BUTCHER. With restaurants in Ibiza, Amsterdam and Berlin, it was only a matter of time before THE BUTCHER found its way to Manchester. Burgers are always a winner, and you’ll find plenty of tasty choices on the rather large menu at THE BUTCHER.

Just don’t forget your table manners - they can make or break a date!

Keep it all under one roof

Now, we all know that the British weather can be adventurous at times. But nothing can rain on the date parade more than a downpour or yet another windy storm. Make things easy for you and your date by keeping everything under one roof. That’s why Urban Playground is ideal. After experiencing THE CUBE Live, you can go grab some food at THE BUTCHER, play mini-golf at Putters and then enjoy drinks at the bar. You can even make the most of people watching as other people take on THE CUBE. Sounds like many dates in one if you ask us!

Throw yourself into it

The best way to make the most of a date is to throw yourself into it. Everyone can feel a little uncomfortable on a date, but if you make a promise to yourself to have fun and enjoy it, what can go wrong? Even if things don’t pan out, you’ll have still had a great night, so it’s a win-win situation really.

A date night packed with activities, cool surroundings and a little competitive spirit makes for the best date ever, so if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out Urban Playground. As one of Manchester’s newest entertainment spots, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy the perfect date all under one roof.

With your date plans sorted, it’s time to put on your best shoes and get ready to sweep that someone special off their feet.

What is The Cube game?

Are you looking for fun nights out in Manchester? Think you can complete deceptively simple tasks in a high-pressure environment? Then look no further than THE CUBE Live Experience. Do you have what it takes to beat THE CUBE? Well now is the time to find out!

THE CUBE Live is a game for you and your friends. Bringing the hit ITV show to life, the best part is that it's inside the legendary new hotspot for Manchester mini golf: Urban Playground!

What is THE CUBE?

THE CUBE is a high-intensity TV show that sees an individual or pair take on a series of seven challenges, all carried out inside a 4m x 4m x 4m Perspex cube. Presented by Philip Schofield, it aired for the first time from 2009 - 2015 before being rebooted in 2020. During its first run, the maximum prize money was £250,000 (a feat only achieved once, by Sir Mo Farah), but this was quadrupled for the reboot, increasing the odds considerably.

THE CUBE makes extremely straightforward tasks much harder by confining players to a small, enclosed area, whilst being surrounded by a live studio audience. Once inside, players risk letting their nerves and sense of claustrophobia get the best of them, affecting their concentration and ability.

Each challenge gets increasingly difficult, with the reward increasing in value too. Each contestant starts with nine lives and has to repeat each game until they complete it or run out of lives. After successfully completing each game, the contestant can choose to either leave with the money they currently have or play on. So in other words, they must win the game or else leave with nothing.

Some of the games featured in the game show involve picking up a white ball in the middle of many red balls (Barrage, Cascade), walking blindfolded within two red areas (Quadrant) and remembering a path that is lit up with arrows that disappear (Pathfinder).

Are you up to the challenge?

If you’re already a fan of THE CUBE and think you could smash the tasks you see others fail at on the telly, it's time to give it a go in real life and bring your friends along as well. At THE CUBE Live, players are welcomed by a host and get to try out the challenges made famous by the programme. But rest assured that, unlike the show, you don’t actually get the boot if you fail! Lasting for approximately 90 minutes, you can also head to the cocktail bar after your session and watch others take on the challenge.

It's worth noting that participants must be aged 12 or over to take part, but doors are open 7 days a week.

Head to Urban Playground inside Manchester Arndale today!

According to the architects behind the project, Baranowitz + Kronenberg (B+K), Urban Playground "creates a world of exploration that sparks play and social interaction".

Oh, and by the way, there’s also high-tech crazy golf in Manchester at Putters – an animated game of golf that can be played in teams of up to six!

What's more, there are also some delicious burgers to try at the award-winning burger joint THE BUTCHER, which first opened in Amsterdam but is now making its debut in the UK. If you’re wondering what the hype is all about, consider that your post-game stop.

You can also have a drink at one of the uber-cool bars in Manchester, whether it’s the sleek cocktail bar at THE CUBE or the funky Putters bar. You don’t want to miss out on this one, so be there or be square!

Looking for party nights out in Manchester? You just found one

If you're looking for a great party night out in Manchester, Urban Playground is the place to be! We offer mini-golf, delicious food, and drinks in some of the hottest bars in the city. Whether you're on a hot date, looking to have a few drinks with friends or just enjoying a night of mini-golf, we've got something for everyone. So kick the FOMO and get to Urban Playground for the best party nights out that Manchester's got to offer!

A party night like no other

Why not kick things off with a few rounds of mini-golf? Urban Playground is the perfect place for a night of fun, friendly, possibly-intensely-competitive golf with friends. Our Manchester mini golf courses have three different challenging themes, with nine holes to each, so you can put your way through some of the best golf in the city! It's all tech-infused and features unique audio and on-screen animation to keep things lively, and you can play with up to six friends per team, so bring your A-game!

The competition doesn't end there though - got more than six people you need to demolish at mini-golf? You can! Our live scoreboards keep track of everyone's points and make sure the competition stays fierce, and they also show your team's position against other teams for that day, so you'll know whether you're the top dog for the day. We believe in you! We know you can do it!

After mini-golf, it's time for some food! Our flagship restaurant, THE BUTCHER, is currently the only restaurant at Urban Playground, but once you've tried it, you'll see it's the only one that we need. It's open late and serves up delicious dishes made from only the most high-quality meats, like the world-famous Aberdeen Angus beef or freshly-caught UK cod. They've even got milkshakes. Then, if you're looking for a refreshing drink to top off the night, our bars have everything from cocktails to craft liquors.

The ultimate atmosphere

It's all about the atmosphere when you're looking for the ultimate in trendy bars, and that's something we've got in spades - we've made sure to put together bars that have all got that special something, that unknowable magic element that's the secret ingredient of every perfect night out. There's no better place to party in Manchester, so get on it! Or miss out, but you're too cool for that.

Need a little extra kick? What other night out venues in Manchester can boast putting you into a famous game show? Not many. But at Urban Playground, you can launch yourself into THE CUBE! THE CUBE Live drops you right into the intensity of the TV game show, and just like the show, the high-octane live event will feature you and your friends attempting seemingly simple tasks within the high-pressure, nerve-wracking confines of THE CUBE. Ever wondered how you'd do in that high-pressure box? Or looking for yet another way to blow your friends out of the water or show a date what a fun, spontaneous and capable person you are? Why not get locked in a big perspex box with them and tackle time-sensitive challenges? Nothing more romantic on a date than that.

Host your next hen do, birthday party or work night out at THE CUBE Live and see who comes out on top! With challenges updated for the live event, you're guaranteed a unique experience that you and your friends will never forget. So get booking - THE CUBE is in Manchester and it's time to take it on!

Urban Playground's got it all - thrilling games, fun and interesting mini-golf, an Instagram-worthy restaurant that serves even more Instagram-worthy food, and world-class bars to top it all off. You can go from a high-octane game show to a few rounds of crazy golf, from a luxury dinner to an atmospheric cocktail night, and from "normal life" to an "amazing night!" all at Urban Playground - so what are you waiting for? Get to Urban Playground for the best party nights out Manchester has to offer!

The secret to making the first date slightly less painful

Let’s face it, first dates totally suck. You only have to swipe right and the nerves start washing over you thick and fast. Will they like what they see? How much is the right amount of eye contact? What should you do if the conversation dries up? Who picks up the bill? Should you go in for that terrifying first kiss at the end of the night? Yep, these seemingly endless philosophical questions have been puzzling singles since the dawn of time. We might not have all the answers - but we can let you in on one little secret to making that all-important first date slightly less painful.

First date success - it's all in the location

As Shakespeare once said, the course of true love never did run smooth. Just count yourself lucky you’re not planning a first date in Elizabethan England – the venue options were much more limited. And that brings us to the heart of the matter: the secret to minimising those universal first date fears and hang-ups is to pick the perfect environment. Choose wisely, as the right location will help you impress your crush, spark plenty of conversation opportunities and set the tone for many more dates to come.

Fun things to do in Manchester

Whether you’re just getting back into the dating game after a breakup or you can’t bear to show your face at the same old bar with yet another new squeeze, never fear. We’ve got you covered. There’s a brand new spot in Manchester that’s absolutely perfect for stoking the fires of love. Urban Playground, situated in the Manchester Arndale shopping centre, is a dazzling entertainment venue that has all the right ingredients to make your first date memorable rather than meh.

Experience the hottest new Manchester attraction

With so many amazing things to do and experience under one roof, first dates will never be dull again. For a truly unforgettable romantic rendezvous, challenge your date to take on THE CUBE Live. The award-winning hit show has left the studio and made a home in Manchester’s shiny showstopper of a venue. When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff in the world of dating, attempting seemingly easy tasks within the high-pressure confines of the iconic Perspex box is a sure-fire way of testing compatibility.

Win their heart with mini golf

If you fancy something more easy-going then the answer is always crazy golf. Putters tech-infused mini golf at Urban Playground delivers one of the best putting experiences in the world. Challenge your date to three exciting themed challenges that are guaranteed to keep the laughter rolling. And remember to keep your eye on the scoreboard if you attend this Manchester mini-golf extravaganza. If the date is going well and you’re keen to keep it going a little longer, suggest the loser buys ice cream afterwards.

THE BUTCHER: The hottest new Manchester restaurant

As well as premium activities, Urban Playground offers a slew of incredible bars and restaurants ideal for a chilled out first date. THE BUTCHER is a brilliant place to grab a delicious bite to eat – they only work with high-quality meat and the signature sauces are *chef’s kiss*. If your date isn’t down for a big meal and would prefer to keep things breezy for that daunting first meet-up, forget boring coffee dates, magical milkshakes from THE BUTCHER bring everyone to the yard – ensuring each first date is as fun and frothy as can be.

The best Manchester bar for date night

Of course, you might want to stick to the traditional. Break the ice over a stiff drink and see where the night takes you. Instead of suggesting a pint at your underwhelming local boozer, put an exciting twist on first date drinks and peruse the cocktail menu at Urban Playground. Crammed with classics and curiosities, this is no ordinary drinks list, so why not take it in turns to choose a tipple for each other? Impress them with an elegant Aperol Spritz, melt their heart with a Caramel Coffee Martini or turn up the heat with a Flaming Passion – a tropical Urban Playground special.

There you have it. The secret to a great first date is all in the venue, and we’ve got the perfect one for you! Book here - https://www.urbanplayground.co.uk/

Your recipe for the perfect night out

It’s hard to create a night out that will keep all your mates happy. There are going to be people who don’t want to drink, people who want to join in late and people who want to leave early. When it comes to things to do in Manchester, Urban Playground is a great bet as a night out that all your pals can enjoy. Here are the top reasons why...


People are lazy, and if travelling to a venue is complicated, there will be a few who bail on the night in favour of a quiet night in. Urban Playground is based in The Arndale Centre in Manchester, making it a public transport dream. The Manchester attraction is accessible via train, bus and tram giving your pals no excuse to miss out. Both Northern and Cross Country train lines pass close by, as well as the pink and blue tram routes. And of course, there’s a full multi-story car park for any drivers, and a taxi rank to ensure everyone gets home safely after your night out.

Mini golf

Putters at Urban Playground is an unforgettable Manchester crazy golf experience. The Playground’s unique technology creates an impressive golfing experience that your whole group can enjoy. Players can split into groups of 6 to tackle 3 different courses – each one with hidden surprises to keep you on your toes. Feeling competitive? You and your mates can take each other on with live scoreboards showing who’s coming up top and who’s dragging behind. If some of your mates aren’t keen, don’t worry - there’s a bar for others to sit back with a drink and watch the competition unfold.


Food is a crucial make or break factor for many people. It’s hard finding somewhere that everyone will find a dish they like with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets being a common trend. Fear not, THE BUTCHER is a franchise, popular in locations across Europe and one of the best places to eat in Manchester. Urban Playground has it's own THE BUTCHER location serving up a range of delicious burgers and sides to suit even the fussiest of appetites – and you can even accompany your burger feast with a delicious milkshake (booze optional).

THE CUBE Live Experience

You probably would have seen or heard of THE CUBE on TV and now is the chance for you and your mates to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Feel the pressure in the iconic perspex box as you and your pals choose from a range of games to face. It might look easy when watching it from the comfort of your sofa, but when you’re placed in the centre of the action, it becomes a whole different ball game…

The bars

Manchester bars are renowned for being vibrant and entertaining, and the bar at Urban Playground is no different. Serving up a range of cocktails, beers, ciders, wines liquors and spirits, you’ll be certain to find something for everyone. There is also a wide selection of soft drinks for those driving or looking to have a more sensible night out on the town.

The people

Of course, the people you’re with on your night out is key. At Urban Playground, you can be assured that we want you to have a good time and you’ll see that our friendly staff are there to make sure that happens every step of the way. With the ability to team up into groups of up to 6 for the mini-golf, and up to 4 people for THE CUBE Live Experience, you can make teams and ensure that all your mates are able to get involved in the fun – whatever their ability.

There are bars for the drinkers, burgers for the eaters, golf for the putters and THE CUBE Live for the puzzle solvers. Here are Urban Playground, there’s something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you and your mates to a fantastic and unforgettable night out. Book here! www.urbanplayground.co.uk

Date night or mate night?

Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or hoping to impress your latest Tinder match, Urban Playground has you covered.

Thanks to COVID, we have had far too much time apart from our loved ones. Nights out spent with family or your best mates are such a treat that you are bound to want to do something a little more special now. Equally, the dating lives of most of us took a hit too, so making that first date (in real life) something to remember has to be high on the priority list right now. So get ready to make Urban Playground your go-to when you are looking for nights out in Manchester.

Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of our brand new entertainment venue:


Is there anything more fun than a little competitive flirting? Take your new beau to Putters, the ultimate Manchester mini-golf challenge. With three themed nine-hole courses to take on and a live scoreboard reminding you how well you are doing, you can either flex your mini-golf skill to impress your companion or make fun of yourself every time you just miss that hole-in-one… three or four times.

At Putters, you can play in groups of up to six, so why not grab your mates to let off some steam on the course? Each of the three themes is decadent and totally unique. You will never have bantered over mini-golf quite like this one before. Then you can hit up the 19th hole and grab enough drinks to celebrate or commiserate in style.


Over the course of an hour and a half, you and up to three of your friends finally get that chance to prove just how easy it is to win THE CUBE (or so you’ve been thinking). We have all watched furiously from our sofas as a contestant has fumbled a task so easy it seems ridiculous. So here is that golden opportunity to step into the iconic Perspex box and put your money where your mouth is. You might want to pick your friends more strategically that night.

Stepping up to THE CUBE Live might be a little much for first date jitters, so instead get to the bar and grab a couple of drinks and watch everyone else attempt it first. People-watching has never been so fun. And in terms of picking interesting things to do in Manchester, your date is not likely to have been part of THE CUBE’s audience before. That second date is pretty much guaranteed.


Bored of the usual places to eat in Manchester? THE BUTCHER takes it up another notch. Combining good music, good games, good art and, most importantly, excellent food, THE BUTCHER will be your new favourite Manchester restaurant. With the choice of the ultimate burger made from Aberdeen Angus beef or beer-battered fresh blue cod with chips that will make the humble potato your new God, you will finally sate that friend who never seems to stop eating. You can even share a rom-com moment with your date when you share one of their mouth-watering milkshakes. But be warned that you will probably want a whole one to yourself.

The Bars

Serving an extensive range of cocktails, liquors and anything else that will make that morning-after hangover worth it, Urban Playground’s bars have something for everyone. Find something comforting after completely failing to win mini-golf or to triumph after beating THE CUBE Live and keep the night going.

A night out at Urban Playground promises to be a touch spicier than going to your usual haunts. Book now! www.urbanplayground.co.uk