7th & 8th DEC 2018

Welcome to Hinterland...
...The last post on your journey north.

This Christmas, enter into Manchester’s most captivating party venue. Discover a pop-up wilderness of Scots pine trees, snow underfoot and Aurora displays and enjoy food, drink and dancing with expedition companions.

Your immersive arctic dining experience begins with welcome drinks and a two-course Christmas dinner at your table in Hinterland’s giant tipi village, where open fires crackle and starry lights twinkle.

Make the most of your stay with a relaxing soak in the outpost’s wood-fired hot tubs, dance into the night with live bands and DJs, and battle against the wildlings of Hinterland at our range of arctic activities. You’ll want to be there when the forest comes alive.

Hinterland is here for 2 nights only.

Book your reservation now.


Escape from the city in the snow-covered forests of Hinterland... a fully stage-designed, pop-up arctic landscape at the ends of the earth / tram line.


Dine like a heroic voyager under the twinkling lights of your very own giant Nordic tipi base. Settle in by the crackling open fire, and enjoy festive food and drink with your travel companions.
Available as exclusive  hire venues for 20-45 guests or shared hire venues for groups up to 25 people


Slow-cooked meat, confit potatoes and roasted veg with gravy and stuffing with a festive pudding to finish. Enjoy the comfort food of Hinterland at your table.


Live bands from 8.30pm and DJs from 10.30pm in the Northern Lights bar. Dance under the Aurora lightshow to Christmas and anti-Christmas anthems with your trip companions.


Warm the cockles with a dip under the stars. Naturally heated water in the open-air give you and your companions a place to soak in peace. Towel and free drink included.


Let the wild inhabitants of Hinterland teach you the sporting traditions of their world. Battle against them and your trip companions to take home the spoils.

Shared Dining


Per Person
(no minimum booking size)
  • Welcome drink
  • Table reservation in shared tipi
  • Two-course christmas dinner with all the trimmings
  • Access to whole site, including entertainment and bar areas, from 6pm.
  • Live Bands / DJ and interactive performers
  • Arctic Activities

(Hot Tub reservations extra)

Check Times

Non-dining Entry


Per Person
  • Welcome drink
  • Access to whole site, including entertainment and bar areas, from 6pm.
  • Live Bands / DJ and interactive performers
  • Arctic Activities

(Hot Tub reservations extra)

Check Times

Check Availability

Shared Tipi Choose your meal sitting (6.30pm, 7.30pm or 8.30pm) and date. Though you’re dining at that set time, you’ll still be able to enjoy the whole site, all night.

Private Tipi To reserve a private tipi for the whole night, a minimum number of 15 persons applies. For large parties of 50-150, give us a shout at bookings@hinterland.christmas.

Hot Tubs Extra charges apply for hot-tub sessions (£20 / 30 minutes) and you can book your session at check in. We’ve towels a-plenty, but don’t forget your swimwear!

Wed 6th
Limited Availability - Shared DiningAvailability for Non-Dining
Thur 7th
SOLD OUT - Shared DiningAvailability for Non-Dining
Fri 8th
SOLD OUT - Shared DiningAvailability for Non-Dining
Sat 9th
SOLD OUT - Shared DiningAvailability for Non-Dining

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Here

Where is Hinterland?

Hinterland is located on the corner of Waterside and Wharfside Way, Old Trafford, M17 1WD. The site will be signposted from all major road and pedestrian junctions in the immediate area to help you find the site. The site is just 10 minutes walk from Media City/Salford Quays, and 10 minutes’ drive from central Manchester.

Parking / Taxi Drop-Off

There will be limited parking on the Hinterland site. Overflow parking will be available on street along Waterside. A taxi drop off point is located at the site entry gate (signposted from Waterside). Satnav to M17 1WD brings you to Waterside, where you will be signposted to the event parking.

Getting here by Public Transport

The nearest tram stop is MediaCity UK. Pedestrian directions will be signed from the tram stop.

The nearest bus stops are along Wharfside Way (24, 250). There are bus stops along Trafford Wharf Road (291) but are subject to ongoing Metrolink works. Please check with TfGM is this bus is running on your evening of attendance.

The nearest railway station is Manchester United Football Ground. Pedestrian directions will be signed from the railway station.


What does my reservation include?

Your reservation includes entry to the Hinterland venue (except the private tipi) from 6pm – 12.30am, including all entertainment and bar areas. It also includes your welcome drink and table reservation for your two-course meal, as well as a number of activities across the site. It does not include hot-tub access or axe-throwing.

Will I be sharing a table?

Tables in the shared tipi are laid out in long, Bierkeller style settings, for a more communal, friendly and relaxed experience. All private tipi bookings will reserve the tables in that tipi exclusively for you and your group, and will not be shared with other diners.

When will I receive the details?

Your e-confirmation will be sent to you on completion of your booking online. This will include your entry code. Please bring this confirmation code with you when you arrive and we will exchange it for your wristband.

Does our whole party have to book together?

For shared tipi dining, we can seat you with your friends if you let us know your friend’s confirmation code.

Private tipi places must be purchased in one order of at least 15 tickets for us to reserve the tipi for your group. Additional places for already reserved private tipis will be available directly through Hinterland booking (booking@hinterland.christmas).

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no refunds will be given on sales – but you will be able to transfer your reservation (at your allocated time and date only) to another person. Just let us know the new name to attach to the booking, along with your confirmation code.

Food and Drink

Meal Sittings

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your allocated dining slot so we can get your party seated. So long as all of your party arrive at the correct time for your sitting, you don’t have to arrive together. If any guest arrives more than 30 minutes after their allocated time, we may have to move them to a different sitting.

Can I book a table with someone else that has already booked?

We can seat you with your friends if you let us know at least 24 hours in advance of when you’re coming – all we need is the confirmation code of your friend’s booking for us to link your booking up with theirs, and seat you together.

Are There Vegetarian or Vegan Dining Options?

Vegetarian options will be available. However, we regret to inform you that due to the temporary nature of our kitchens, we cannot accommodate Vegan diners. You will have an opportunity to tell us if any of your party will require a vegetarian option for their meal at booking stage – just keep your eyes peeled for the comments box.

Venue Information

What time is the venue open?

The venue will open at 6pm and will close promptly at 12.30am. Though you are booking for an allocated meal time, all tickets will allow entry to the site at 6pm, with access to your dining table at your given ticket time. Hinterland bars and activities will be in full swing from venue opening, and Private Tipis will be open for your group all night.

Is the site suitable for disabled guests?

The event is located on an uneven, greenfield site, with natural features that can be affected directly by poor weather. There are provisions in place for disabled customers, but please get in touch with us directly so we can best advise you and plan for your attendance. Disabled toilets will be available across the venue.

Venue Facilities

Toilets will be available on site. The nearest ATM is situated at the Lowry Outlet, Media City.

Can I smoke?

There is no smoking anywhere inside any tent or structures on site, but external, heated smoking areas will be available for you.

Site Rules

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone attempting to bring alcohol or drugs onto the site and to eject persons thought to be under the influence of or distributing drugs.

As a condition of our license and commitment to protecting young people, tickets will not be available to those under the age of 18. We also reserve the right to refuse access to those who cannot provide identification to prove their age. We will be operating a strict Challenge 21 policy across the site so please remember your ID. No refunds will be given in the event of a no-ID, no-entry decision.

Will the site be cold?

Might get chilly – this is Manchester! You should dress for cold weather, but all covered areas will be fully heated.

Hot Tub Information

Are the hot-tubs free?

A 30-minute session in our wood-fired hot tubs is £20.00. Your session includes free towel hire and a complementary drink.

How do I book a hot-tub session?

You can book and pay for your hot tub session at check in! We’ll schedule you and any of your group in together where we can. Hot tubs are 7-persons in capacity. You may be sharing with another party if your group is smaller or larger than this.

Are the hot tubs open all night?

Hot tubs will be open from 6.30pm to 11.00pm.

Are there changing rooms and do I need to bring swimwear?

Fully heated male and female changing rooms will be open from 6.15pm. You are advised to bring your own swimwear, although a limited range of disposable swimwear will be available to purchase.

Where is Hinterland?

Waterside, Stretford, Manchester M17 1WD

The hidden world of Hinterland is only 10 minutes walk from Media City and 10 minutes from town by car.

Nearest Metrolink: MediaCityUK

Nearest train station: Manchester United Football Ground

Bus stop: Wharfside Way, Old Trafford

Contact Us (9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri)

0330 1131 951   //   bookings@hinterland.christmas