Social Activities

Social Activities

Join in with our social programme, improve your English outside of the classroom and make the most of your free time in Manchester!

Our trips give you the chance to explore life in and around Manchester. Some trips are free, for others there’s a small charge for transport. We provide a regular calendar of events and encourage students to take part. If an activity or trip involves more than one under-18-year-old participant, student to staff ratio of 1:5 must be maintained.

Below is a sample of the activities we run at Express English College.

Activities at EEC

Conversation Club

In our Conversation Club you’ll have the chance to develop your speaking and listening skills by interacting with other students and Express English College teachers. You can chat, play games and engage in fun activities, boosting your confidence as you have fun!

Film Club

Film Club is a good opportunity for you to watch and Film Club is a good opportunity for you to watch and share your experience of a film with new and old friends, learning as you relax. You will share opinions and extend your vocabulary while enjoying the film. There will be English subtitles provided for every film.

FIFA 2023 Competition

Join our FIFA Competition

Activites at EEC
Activities at EEC

Local Trips Out and Sport Activities

If you want to share a day out with friends then come with us on a trip. There is something to suit everyone’s taste. You can visit different places of interest such as museums, movie theatres and Manchester’s famous landmarks. We also organize sport events such as swimming events and football games (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

Are you a sports fan? We will take you on tours of Manchester United – at Old Trafford or, if you are a Blue, not a Red, perhaps you’ll prefer Manchester City’s grounds at the Etihad Stadium. Why not join us on match day to watch a world class EPL game? (We’ll ask you to pay for your ticket to the match.) 

Below are some of the sport activities we run.

Football League

Visit to Etihad Stadium 

Visit to Alex Ferguson Stadium

Trips Out
Trips Out

Trips Around the United Kingdom

Our City Trips are organized by our partner, Smile Adventure. Further information about the city tour visits can be found here: Home – Smile Adventures.

City Tours


Let Smile Adventure guide you on a fun and engaging walking tour through York’s fascinating history and culture, highlighting the main attractions of this historic city.  


Edinburgh is one of the most ancient and outstandingly beautiful cities in the UK. Your guide will introduce you to its exciting history and vibrant culture on a walking tour. In the evening why not try some of the local food and drink? Haggis is definitely on the menu!


Join us on a guided cultural tour of the city which will take you through historic architecture to the homes and first concert venues frequented by The Beatles.


There’s plenty to see in this historical city, from ancient architecture and the historic university to the picturesque river and gardens. 


The biggest and the best – it can only be London. Your guide will introduce you to the vast, varied history of this global city. You’ll enjoy a walking tour, experience the London Eye and even relax on a river cruise!

Trips around the UK
Trips around the UK


Enjoy a day of paintballing in Eccles Forest! You can take part in up to six different games with a pizza break included. If you come as a group we will ensure you play with your friends as much as possible – or perhaps you’d prefer to play against them!

Laser Quest

Who will win on this trip to Laser Quest? Our students love this trip. It is a great way to relax, have some serious fun and perhaps be on the winning team. Here at Express English College we take pride in building strong teams with others. Team games are also a great way of communicating with others, so you’ll improve your English at the same time! 

Activity Brochure

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For full information about EEC’s activities please download our activity brochure.

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