Things to Do
Whether you’re a history fan, a walker or cyclist, a shopaholic or lover of drama you’ll find plenty of things to do, for all ages and interests.
The modern Co-operative movement started here and you can visit the original Co-op shop at the Pioneers Museum in Rochdale town centre.
Rochdale's Town Centre is a shoppers' haven with an array of shops, a shopping mall and a traditional market.
Rochdale’s green spaces are some of the best in the country. From historic public parks to wooded river valleys, there’s something for the whole family.
If you want to try some water activities visit Hollingworth Lake, there are a range of activities and lake events for all abilities including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. You can also relax with a spot of bird watching or fishing, the lake is stocked with coarse fish, including bream, carp, tench, roach and perch.
Rochdale's Visitor Centres offer a wide range of courses for adventure, leisure and learning for all ages. Visit one of our centres to find out more about our year-round events programme.
Use our Attractions search to find things to do in and around Rochdale.