Things to Do in Manchester

Looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors this summer? Zip through the treetops at Nomads Outdoor Adventure in South Windsor, just 5 miles from Broadleaf Boulevard! This outdoor park, which just reopened for the season last month, is a self-described “aerial adventure park” offering six different courses across nine acres. Geared… Read more »

The Lutz Children’s Museum, located just 4.4 miles from Broadleaf Boulevard, will give your favorite little ones the opportunity to explore history, culture, art, and nature, all under one roof! Designed primarily for kids between ages 2 and 10, the Lutz Museum features a Children’s Art Gallery, special rotating exhibits, live animals, and a 52-acre… Read more »

Seeking an adrenaline-pumping group activity? Maybe your kid wants to invite her 20 best friends to her birthday party, or you’re looking for something different to do with your bachelorette party. Whatever you’re looking for, consider Nomad’s Adventure Quest Family Fun Center in South Windsor! The massive indoor entertainment complex houses dozens of things to… Read more »

Set your inner Tarzan free at New England’s first indoor aerial adventure center. Soarin’ Indoors has over 12,000 square feet of climbing, scaling, and aerial challenges, with two different courses to match your individual difficulty level. Start off on the low course at only 2.5 feet off the ground, and once you get the hang… Read more »

Whether you're a pro bowler or an occasional player, Hall of Fame Silver Lanes lets the good times roll. This local bowling alley is a perfect solution to the weeknight blues, but it also makes a great spot for a kids' birthday party, a night out with friends from Broadleaf Boulevard, or even to join… Read more »

Time Machine Hobby is not your average toy store. This hobby shop has everything from model trains, Legos, and puzzles to R/C cars, planes, and helicopters. Game enthusiasts, aspiring scientists, architects, and future astronauts; there’s something for everyone! Visit their sister store right across the street for a huge selection of tabletop and card games,… Read more »

Whether you're a fan of romantic comedies, historic period pieces, or exciting action films, there's a movie for everyone (including the little ones!) at Rave Cinemas Buckland Hills 18. This Manchester theater is located just minutes from Broadleaf Boulevard, which makes it a convenient option on the next rainy afternoon or date night out. At… Read more »

In 2008, Boeing Boeing won a Tony for the Best Play Revival. In 2016, it comes to the Little Theatre of Manchester about three miles from Broadleaf Boulevard. Every weekend from now through Sunday, Feb. 21, professional actors from around the state (and a bit beyond) will put on this original play by Marc Camoletti…. Read more »

Just because there's a winter chill in the air doesn't mean you should give up on your favorite athletic endeavors. Stone Age Rock Gym, located about two miles away from Broadleaf Boulevard, ensures you won't have to. The indoor rock-climbing gym allows adventurers to keep climbing, even when snow falls outside. If you haven't already… Read more »

Model trains. Remote control cars. Board games. They all have a spot on the shelves at Time Machine Hobby in Manchester, an aptly named shop not far from Broadleaf Apartments that's geared toward hobbyists of all types. The store has been part of the city's landscape since 1999, and some of its old-school toys and… Read more »

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