Cooking Weekends – for Foodies

Join us for a weekend of cooking and dining at the cookery school for fun filled, hands-on classes.  we have classes to suit all from healthy to gourmet, breads to world cuisines.

Try out our cooking together evenings, they are the perfect blend of meal out and cookery class – sociable foodie fun.  One ticket is for 2 people and you will cook your meal together. 

Combine your cookery class with a stay at the onsite Waterside Hotel, with pool, gym and spa, free wifi, ample free parking
and special Food Sorcery rates, you’ll find everything you need for a satisfying stay.

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Pool, Gym and Spa

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Pool, Gym and Spa

Open 24 hours

Large & Airy Event Space

Our location in South Manchester has easy access from motorway networks and the City Centre, plenty of free car parking and there is a Hotel & Leisure Club onsite. The room is naturally lit, has 3 distinct areas making it incredibly versatile for any event. We have a team of highly professional Chefs, Baristas, and Mixologists to assist as required.

  • The Bar – Choose from our amazing wine list or let us create a bespoke list for you and your guests.
  • The Kitchen – Give your guests a learning experience or let us do all the cooking.
  • Private Dining – flexible seating and table arrangements, with easy access to the balcony overlooking the River Mersey and Didsbury’s only flock of sheep!

Waterside Hotel

As you can probably already tell, the Waterside is a pretty unique kind of hotel. Right in the heart of Didsbury, along the banks of the River Mersey, it’s convenient for both the city and the airport.

With 45 comfortable en-suite rooms, it combines a hotel, leisure club and thermal suites. You can start the day with a swim and a heart breakfast. Wind down after work in our gym, in one of our fitness classes or relax in the thermal suites and hydrotherapy pool. Then once you’ve burned off a whole load of calories, you can load up again in our restaurant and bar.

Nestled alongside the banks of the River Mersey in the north-west of England, you will find the Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club, a contemporary establishment in the heart of Didsbury and a comfortable and convenient choice of accommodation for those heading to the area on business or for pleasure.


Waterside Leisure club

From the moment you walk through the door, you know Waterside offers everything you could want from a fitness club. Centrally located, our Didsbury gym is home to the very latest CV equipment, impressive free weights area, a Functional room, a dedicated spin studio, two exercise studios (with over 100 classes per week) and a 25 metre swimming pool with sauna, steam room and spa pool. But there’s more than that. You will find a welcoming, friendly and encouraging atmosphere that makes everyone, old and young, feel welcome and involved. And because we are constantly upgrading our facilities and space, we are dedicated to creating a gym Manchester and Didsbury will be proud of.

Opening Times:
Gym: 24 hours (subject to membership)
Pool Weekdays: 6.15am to 10:00pm
Pool Weekends: 7:15am to 9:30pm