Lovely Leigh

Leigh Sports Village is just over mile from the compact town centre of Leigh. It may be just 35 minutes drive from Manchester, but it's a magnet for those looking to escape the city thanks to Pennington Flash, a 490-acre country park. Little ones will love feeding the geese around the lake, while the nature reserve's 230 species make it a must for birdwatchers. In Leigh itself, Spinning Gate shopping centre houses over 30 high street stores, while Cineworld shows the latest blockbusters.

Go mad for it in Manchester

Leigh is only a 40 minute drive from the centre of Manchester. Famed for its nightlife, England's second city has something for all after-hours tastes. For glitz and glamour, dress to impress and head to Deansgate Locks. Printworks, Near Victoria Station, is best for big groups and birthday parties. The city's cool crowd head to the Northern Quarter for stylish bars, cutting-edge restaurants and some of Manchester's best live music venues. For serious clubbers, Warehouse Project, Victoria Warehouse and Hidden lead the way in the city's electronic scene.

Retail therapy in Liverpool

Leigh is perfectly placed between the north-west's two biggest cities, and is only a 48 minute drive to Liverpool. The revamped centre is now a magnet for shoppers thanks to Liverpool One, a huge, open-air retail destination with over 170 stores, bars and restaurants.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Leigh Sports Village? Travelodge Warrington Lowton Hotel is just to the south, while Travelodge Haydock St. Helens is perfect for road links to Liverpool.