Things to do
Oldham has seen vast improvement in recent years, and the town centre has so much to offer residents and visitors. It is also just a short drive or train ride from Manchester, although there’s also plenty to do within Oldham itself. From shopping and eating out to catching a show at the weekend, you’ll find plenty of entertainment for all ages.
Regeneration of the town centre has included the brand-new multiplex Odeon cinema and restaurant complex, which is housed in the beautiful Old Town Hall. Oldham’s Coliseum Theatre will also be moving to a £30m state of the art building, and the council have plans to build a new Heritage and Arts Centre. For families or young couples looking for houses for sale in Oldham, there’s a lot to look forward to in this up-and-coming area.
The award-winning Gallery Oldham is a must-visit attraction, where you can learn more about local history through the unique collection of artworks dating back to 1883. Other things you won’t want to miss include the Saddleworth Museum, the Castleshaw Roman Forts, Shaw Playhouse, and the town’s many historic parks. Oldham is home to some of the best green spaces in the country. Beyond public parks, there are also four Countryside Centres, located in Brownhill, Daisy Nook, Strinesdale, and Tandle Hill. From these outdoor centres, you will be able to find information on group walking events, kids' environmental clubs, mountain bike courses, food festivals, and much more.
Crowned as the ‘Gateway to the Pennines’, Oldham is the ideal location for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. With such a perfect location close to Manchester, residents will get the best of city, town and country life all rolled into one.