6 Things to Do In Rochdale after Your Meeting

Are you here for a meeting or conference and looking for things to do in Rochdale to make the most of your trip?

It goes without saying that we love Rochdale. We pride ourselves on serving our local community with self-storage solutions, and welcoming people from further afield to our serviced meeting rooms.

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We also know some of the hidden gems in and around Rochdale town centre that are worth a visit – whether you’re here for an hour, a day or a week. From theme parks and art galleries to countryside and outdoor activities there are plenty of Rochdale attractions to discover to give you a great time when visiting Greater Manchester.

 Things to Do In Rochdale

Hollingworth Lake – 22 minutes from Arrow Mill

Just a short drive away from our Rochdale meeting rooms is Hollingworth Lake: a 130-acre reservoir at Smithy Bridge in Littleborough.

This beautiful pocket of nature is loved by locals and tourists alike, and offers a much needed breath of fresh air after a mornings work at a desk.

The lake began as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal but for almost 200 years it has been a destination in its own right,

If the weather is nice we recommend taking a stroll around the lake, stopping for a spot of lunch or ending your day with a bit of team building in the form of water sports.

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Healey Dell Nature Reserve – 19 minutes from Arrow Mill

Another great spot for Rochdale scenery is the wildlife rich Healey Dell just 2 miles outside of Rochdale. The ancient woodlands and waterfalls nudge to the history of our unique town, and the many corn, cotton and wool mills that were fuelled by this natural landscape.

If you consider yourself a history enthusiast, you’ll enjoy the charm of the1800s railway line, 100-foot high viaduct and the fascinating Heritage Centre which takes you back to the early days of the Rochdale businesses and inhabitants who shaped the area.

If you forgot to book meeting catering, you can treat yourself to a cream tea or a fresh coffee at the Victorian themed café as you digest final agenda points.

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Team Karting – 3 minutes from Arrow Mill

Do you need a bit of adrenaline after a long day of meetings?

Go wild on the longest all-tarmac karting track n Greater Manchester at TeamKarting!

There’s nothing like an afternoon speeding through an indoor racing track to shake up your brain and get the creative juicing flowing again.

TeamKarting is just a short drive away from our meeting rooms at Arrow Mill and can be booked in advance for team bonding or as part of an add on to a conference or business event.

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Touchstones Rochdale – 8 minutes from Arrow Mill

If you’re hiring a meeting room or conference room for longer than a day, it’s always beneficial to include a short excursion to break up the agenda.

Touchstones in Rochdale is a stunning Grade II listed building offering a rich array of galleries, workshops, collections and exhibitions to bring Rochdale to life for locals and visitors of our town.

If your Rochdale visit means you’re away from home for a while, we recommend the gift shop here for a few Rochdale related goodies to take home.

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Flipout Rochdale – 4 Minutes from Arrow Mill

Has your day of meetings left feeling too much like an adult? Channel your inner child and enjoy one of Rochdale’s popular attractions: Flipout Rochdale!

Though our meeting rooms are comfortable and fully serviced, at the end of a long day nothing beats a trip to Rochdale’s biggest and best indoor trampoline & adventure park, open for all ages.

They’ve also got a cyber tower, wipeout beam, buckaroo rider, laser maze, ninja warrior course, slam dunk, stunt box zones, tumble tracks, obstacles & lots & lots of trampolines!

Rochdale Canal – minutes from from Arrow Mill

If you only have a short lunch break during a conference or meeting in Rochdale and just need some fresh air, Simple Storage is just minutes from Rochdale’s iconic canal.

The Rochdale Canal is a broad canal which pioneered the route up the valleys on each side of Blackstone Edge on to the rounded slopes of the Pennine moors.

The canal offers a relaxing stroll and guides you through the heart of Rochdale – and is a scenic route to arrive to your meeting at Simple Storage if you are staying locally.

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The Roebuck – 8 minutes from Arrow Mill

Every meeting needs a brew, and every visit to Rochdale should end in a cheeky tipple at one of the oldest pubs in town.

Records suggest The Roebuck was built in 1660 – the year that the monarchy was restored in England after the Civil War and just two years after the country’s first stagecoach service was established.

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Meeting in Rochdale

Here at Arrow Mill we offer a comfortable meeting room and the opportunity of hiring our oak panelled board room, the spacious meeting room and our other extensive open plan areas can be used for conferences or training courses.