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We Are Team Arndale

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Looking for free family fun in the school holidays? We’ve got you covered.

As the UK gears up to host the Commonwealth Games this Summer, we’re inviting you to compete in exciting sports challenges and a treasure hunt to win prizes! Visit Manchester Arndale on Friday 29th July and Saturday 30th July to join ‘Team Arndale’, find flags of the Commonwealth and take part in basketball, cycling and running themed challenges.

Once you arrive, head to the Passport Check-in to collect your Passport, before heading off to find the 56 Commonwealth flags hidden in 14 locations across the centre. Once you find a set of flags, write down the location that you found them in your passport. Look out for flags in shop windows, on mall kiosks and while you’re enjoying our three fun sports challenges! (Hint…you might find a few flags at Passport Check-in too!)

After you’ve found as many flags as you can, head back to the Check-in and we’ll see if you’ve located enough correctly to be entered into our prize draw.

  • Find 56 flags to enter our First Prize Draw (£100 Nando’s gift card)
  • Find 44-55 flags to enter our Second Prize Draw (entry for 2 adults and up to 5 children at Putters Golf in Urban Playground)
  • Find 34-43 flags to enter our Third Prize Draw (£50 Manchester Arndale gift card)

Wondering what sports are in store?

Our games are suited to all abilities and perfect for kids and adults alike. Our friendly team at Passport Check-in will point you in the right direction to find all three.

Shooting Hoops – Play alone or compete against your friends. The goal is to shoot as many hoops as possible in the allocated time. Get those hoops, collect your flag and move onto the next game.

Cyclextric – This one is all about the pedal power. Pedal hard to power your car forward. Complete your lap to get your flag!

Speed and light – You’ll complete short bursts of running in between the cones…be the first to turn out your lights and claim your flag.

Once you’ve played all three and found as many other flags in the Centre as you can, it’s back to Passport Check-in to enter the prize draw! After all the action, you’ll find everything you need to make a real day of it at the Arndale. Take part in more games and activities in Electric Gamebox or Urban Playground, find budget-friendly fast food options in the Food Court, or enjoy a family meal in the likes of Slim Chickens, Five Guys, Nandos, Doner Shack, Archie’s PizzaLuxe and more.


We Are Team Arndale

Friday 29th July and Saturday 30th July

Various locations inside Manchester Arndale


Prize draw T&C’s can be found here.