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IMAX Manchester
Manchester
IMAX Manchester An IMAX film is a futuristic ride of adventure and spectacular 2D and 3D effects, taking you through the cinema screen and into the heart of the action.
Legoland Discovery Centre
Manchester
Legoland Discovery Centre Step inside and it's like you have just jumped into the biggest box of Lego bricks ever! Enter Merlin's magical potion room and discover a Lego wizard's world of spells and sorcery. With over 2 million Lego bricks under one roof, what will you discover?
Donkey Sanctuary
Abbey Hay
Donkey Sanctuary Visit rescued donkeys in their dotage and explore with the kids the significance of treating animals with respect and kindness. Animal contact, visitor centre, nature walks and cycle routes also available.
Wythenshawe Park Farm
Wythenshawe
Wythenshawe Park Farm The Farm offers an exciting opportunity for children to learn about where food comes from and witness the hustle and bustle and all the elements of a working countryside farm within an urban setting. There is a play park and lots of other facilities as well.
Lancaster Park and Animal Farm
Oldham
Lancaster Park and Animal Farm is a children’s petting farm where children can meet, touch and feed the animals. We have a range of animals from horses and sheep to rabbits, chipmunks and many more. Play areas with swings, slides and children’s rides are dotted along a scenic nature walk.
Museum of Science and Industry
Manchester
Museum of Science and Industry The whole family has fun at MOSI in Manchester. Situated in five large buildings packed with exciting galleries, exhibitions and daily events, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.
The Lowry
Salford Quays
The Lowry is a spectacular waterside building housing theatres, galleries, restaurant, cafe bars, gift shop and Tourist Information Centre. Visitors can enjoy guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, work by Britain¬ôs most popular artist alongside contemporary art plus a wealth of fabulous theatre...
Museum of Transport
Cheetham
Museum of Transport 100 years of public transport history from a horse bus of 1890 to the prototype Metrolink tram of 1990.
Chinese Arts Centre
Manchester
Chinese Arts Centre Chinese Arts Centre is the international agency for the development and promotion of contemporary Chinese artists.Our work covers many areas including exhibitions.
Greater Manchester Police Museum
Manchester
Greater Manchester Police Museum Imagine stepping back in time to a Victorian Manchester, a hidden city of gas lamps and narrow alleys, of slums and unruly alehouses: someone had to uphold the law! History is brought back to life at the Police Museum.
The Manchester Museum
Manchester
The Manchester Museum Come face-to-face with live frogs and snakes, meet Stan the T.rex or see a helmet made from the skull of a porcupine fish. Draw, play and relax, get up close to objects, follow trails or borrow a backpack full of gallery activities. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to...
Hat Works
Stockport
Hat Works The only museum in the UK dedicated solely to the hatting industry, hats and headwear! An award winning interactive Visitor Attraction housed in a restored Grade ll listed ex hat factory. Fun and educational.
The Peoples History Museum
Manchester
The Peoples History Museum This social history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years. They have specifically family friendly exhibits which change monthly, but otherwise definitely an educational visit, so check our local listings and follow up with something fun to reward...
National Football Museum
Manchester
National Football Museum Experience the world's greatest sport at the National Football Museum. Whether you’re planning a casual stop with your family or a young fan's special treat, they want you to enjoy your visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.
IWM North
Manchester
IWM North Part of the Imperial War Museum, IWM North brings to life stories of how war has shaped lives over the past century. A varied programme of events, activities and hands-on interactive displays makes the subject matter accessible to all ages.
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester
Manchester Art Gallery Art Gallery with lots on offer for families, including the interactive Clore Art Studio, free family friendly resources and facilities and a popular cafe which offers childrens meals.
Bolton Steam Museum
Bolton
Bolton Steam Museum is a great place for young chidlren of all ages (3 to 93!) Our volunteers have rescued and restored 27 old stationary steam engines, some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England.
Manchester Aquatics Centre
Ardwick
Manchester Aquatics Centre The fantastic venue purpose built for the Commonwealth Games. There are special family sessions which offer a calm and enjoyable environment to develop skills and confidence in.
Hyde Leisure Pool
Hyde
Hyde Leisure Pool Features include slide, wave machine and lazy river style area, plus water cannons, geysers and bubble pool as well as standard swimming facilities.
Tyldesley Pool
Tyldesley
Tyldesley Pool Now known as Tyldesley Pelican Centre they offer standard, teaching and diving pools with regular 'fun and floats' sessions, kids' parties, and holiday activities. For toddlers the Swim Tots session includes music and toys in a safe and controlled environment.
Splashzone Warrington
Warrington
Splashzone Warrington Ultimate indoor water factory filled with sprays, springs, spouts, spinners, streams and super slides plus the Mickey Mouse Club House soft play area for younger children not so keen on the water.
Head Over Heels Fairytale Play
Chorlton
Head Over Heels Fairytale Play Offers 3 levels of soft play fun reaching a mind blowing 6.5m height. The fastest way to get down is on the fiery 3 lane astro slide: if you can make it past the Dragon! A funtastic way to exercise and meet new friends.
Fuzzy Eds at The Bell House
East Didsbury
Fuzzy Eds at The Bell House An indoor play building with a large number of games and play structure children under 4ft 9ins tall. We also hold Parent and Toddler sessions during the week. An excellent place to go for a good night out as the complex also has bowling, a cinema, health club, bingo and a Travel Lodge.
Fuzzy Eds at the Band Stand
Gorton
Fuzzy Eds at the Band Stand Indoor play area with differing zones for smaller and bigger kids, part of a family restaurant with kids' menu.
Wacky Warehouse - Mottram Woods
Mottram
Wacky Warehouse - Mottram Woods Large indoor play zone over several levels, packed full of big fun and physical challenges plus a smaller area for the smaller kids with plenty of somewhat gentler action there too. One of the many good places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Manchester.
Land of Play
Trafford Park
Land of Play A stimulating, safe, fun, healthy recreation area for children of all age groups, creating an atmosphere for pantomime and make believe.
Anchorsawayplay
Wythenshawe
Anchorsawayplay One of the latest and most challenging play frames in the country for both young babies to toddlers and for children up to the age of 11
Jungle Mayhem
Radcliffe
Jungle Mayhem Indoor soft play centre suitable for ages 0 to 11. Fantastic soft play frame including 4 lane slide and ball pool with suction tubes and ball shower! Separate baby and toddler area with Little Tykes Cars. Sports Zone and Dance Machine!
Party and Play Funhouse
Westhoughton
Party and Play Funhouse This modern, light and spacious indoor soft play centre has three age specific soft play zones for Babies, Toddlers and Children aged 4 to 12. Plus sensory studio.
Rough n Tumble
Stockport
Rough n Tumble 3 huge soft adventure play frames and interactive equipment suitable for children aged 0 to 12 years. Everything has been carefully deigned to stimulate and entertain your children.
Funtastic Play Centre
Radcliffe
Funtastic Play Centre Indoor Play Centre. 0 to 10 years. Play frames, Slides, Trampolines, Ball pools, fabulous elevated Sports Court, Toddlers area, Cafe, Meal Deals, Parties, Parking, Holiday Club and much more. Specifically designed from a parent’s point of view.
Anchors Away
Stockport
Anchors Away The venue is packed with fun features including a tube slide, large ball pool, a twin lane Astra slide, physio balls, swing balls and much more!
Play Factore
Trafford Park
Play Factore The tallest indoor play frame in the world at over 15m high with an amazing astra slide that stretches over 40 metres long! Plus laser tag arena and electric go karts: be prepared to have to drag the kids out!
Snakes and Slides
Middleton
Snakes and Slides The play centre has dedicated play zones for babies, toddlers and juniors, a spacious area to play football and basket ball and a brand new children's go kart track!
The Funhouse
Swinton
The Funhouse With multi level main frame and enclosed toddler zone, plus electric go karts and the games area with air hockey and pool tables. Also do parties!
Wobbly Bobs
Bolton
Wobbly Bobs A state of the art fully fitted multi level play structure, featuring 3 lane waterfall astra slide, spiral tube slide, swing balls, aerial glide and loads more. With under 5 and toddler zones too.
Coach House Brewers Fayre
Manchester
Coach House Brewers Fayre Multi level adventure play equipment featuring ball ponds and other classic fun features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Attached to family restaurant.
Bizee Kidz
Wigan
Bizee Kidz Bright and welcoming multi level play frame for children 0 to 12 (approx), featuring designated areas for pre walkers and toddlers, boasts 4 lane astra slide, sports pitch, disco room and cafe.
Bouncers Play Centre
Diggle
Bouncers Play Centre Huge Trampolines, Gigantic Bouncy Slides, Gymnastic Activity, Runs, Gymnastic Play Equipment, Little Tykes' Play Corner, Swings, Trapeze Bars, Climbing Rings, Climbing Walls, Ropes and much much more!
Go Wild Bury
Bury
Go Wild Bury Features include 3 lane astraslide, a helter skelter slide, canon ball shooters, ball pool, spinning poles, rope bridges, toddler area with own special features, and great CCTV coverage so you can truly keep an eye on hem.
Gioco Play Centre
Wigan
Gioco Play Centre The largest indoor soft play and party centre in Wigan! Multi-level with exciting features including a roller slide, tube slides, go kart track, football pitch, ball pools, sky glide and many more! Providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 12 years.
On Safari
Bolton
On Safari Offers a lush safari themed multi level adventure play structure plus other features including a dedicated toddler zone and kiddie car area.
The Play Area
Manchester
The Play Area Very secure play centre within the Trafford Shopping Centre with a multi-level play frame for bigger kids and a dedicated Little Tykes play area for under 6s.
Toybox Carvery and Funbox Playbarn
Manchester
Toybox Carvery and Funbox Playbarn 3 levels of play cage fun inside this family friendly Carvery restaurant plus a small outdoor play area too for when the weather is good.
Play
Oldham
Play Play centre with a three storey play frame for juniors and a separate play area for toddlers and babies.
Curly Whirleez
Bolton
Curly Whirleez 4 level play frame, separate toddler area, cafe, gymnastics room, sports lounge, sports court, fitness for kids, 4 Party Rooms and much, much more!
Mischief Makers
Rochdale
Mischief Makers Indoor play and party centre with a small baby section, toddler zone with ball pit, wobbly skittles and swing, and area for 5-11 year olds with 4 level play frame, astroslide, helter skelter and basketball court.
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill
Bury
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin
Wigan
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Kids Play Area at Rock Over Climbing
Manchester
Kids Play Area at Rock Over Climbing is a new kids' play area in Central Manchester, with two great slides, a castle, tunnels and dozens of toys to play with. Bring the kids down for free until Christmas. After Christmas it’s still fantastic value to bring the kids!
Sparkles Play Centre
Oldham
Sparkles Play Centre 3 level castle themed play area with huge ball pool and separate baby and toddler areas with their own ball pool and slide.
Manchester United Museum and Tour
Old Trafford
Manchester United Museum and Tour Come and see for yourself why more than 200,000 people, every year, visit the Museum of this once great team.
Staircase House
Stockport
Staircase House Explore domestic history throughout the house, peel back the bedclothes of the four poster bed, sit at the 18th Century dining table, and try your hand at quill pen writing!
The Runway Visitor Park
Altrincham
The Runway Visitor Park Take a front row seat to watch the planes take-off, enjoy a plane tour, take home a souvenir and round the day off with a guided tour of BA's flagship Concorde.
Chill Factore
Manchester
Chill Factore brings the complete Alpine ski village experience to the UK for the first time. It's fun for all the family, whether skiing, snowboarding, or enjoying the other snow activities available like playing in the Snow Park!
Silver Blades Ice Rink
Altrincham
Silver Blades Ice Rink There are different kinds of skating session at the rink, such as Public Skating, After Skool Skate, Chill Out, Disco Skate, Easy Skate, Disco Revival and Family Skate sessions.
Skatecity
Stockport
Skatecity Featured on ITV's The Feel Good Factor. Varied skating sessions evenings and weekends only except during school holidays.
The Skate Station
Ashton Under Lyne
The Skate Station Great roller skating indoor family fun. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and fun environment. All children must be accompanied with a parent / guardian. All adults must be accompanied with child. Sizes Jnr 8 to Adult 12. Refreshments and snacks available from our onsite cafe.
Wigan Roller Rink
Wigan
Wigan Roller Rink offers classic family roller skating with a variety of sessions including themed music, rink games and family times.
Nevada Roller Rink
Bolton
Nevada Roller Rink Classic family friendly roller skating rink for some fun, exercise and skill development.
Roller CIty Rochdale
Rochdale
Roller CIty Rochdale is a family friendly 15,000 sq ft facility. A variety of session types available including roller derby.
Burrs Activity Centre
Bury
Burrs Activity Centre Canoeing - Archery -Kayaking - -Rafting - Climbing on the indoor climbing wall - -Abseiling - Team building and problem solving - Orienteering
Debdale Outdoor Centre
Gorton
Debdale Outdoor Centre - is a modern purpose-built outdoor centre owned and operated by Manchester City Council. We provide an exciting range of activities in Greater Manchester and further a field in the Peak District, North Wales and North West England.
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester
Manchester
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester is a refrigerated unit running through a climbing shop's 2 floors. Inside at a constant -12°C an 8 metre concave real ice climbing wall presents a steep challenge to both novice and accomplished climbers. Strict lower age limit of 14 years old, with conditions.
Heaton Park Golf Centre
Prestwich
Heaton Park Golf Centre Voted "Best Municipal Golf Course of the Year" in both GolfPunk (Jan/Feb 06) and Esquire (Aug 06) Magazines. 18-hole Championship Golf Course - 18-hole par-3 pitch and putt course - Junior Golf Development Academy
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Manchester
Paradise Island Adventure Golf Prepare to experience something pretty unique, two eighteen hole indoor mini-golf courses set amidst a tropical paradise inside the Trafford Centre, Manchester. Forget Crazy Golf - this is Adventure Golf.
Airkix Indoor Skydiving
Manchester
Airkix Indoor Skydiving Airkix Indoor Skydiving makes for the ideal family day out, for families looking for something special. Referred to as 'The Smile Factory', ear-to-ear grins are guaranteed. What's more, anybody can fly from the ages of 4 to 104! Pre-booking advised, so book now to experience the magic of flight!
Projekts Indoor Skatepark
Manchester
Projekts Indoor Skatepark Under cover skatepark with well maintained, classic features to practice or show off on, depending on your skill level! No posted lower age limit, parental supervision required.
Rock Over Climbing
Manchester
Rock Over Climbing They offer packages for all including those aimed at young people that introduce all the basic safety and climbing techniques allowing children of almost any age to participate, learning how to have fun while developing their physical ability at the same time.
Salford Watersports Centre
Salford
Salford Watersports Centre is based on Salford Quays not far from the centre of Manchester. We offer a wide range of exciting watersports and outdoor activities including; sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, raft building and bellboating. You can also climb to the top of our 8 metre high indoor climbing wall as well.
Aerial Extreme Manchester
Manchester
Aerial Extreme Manchester is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
Beast Rampz Skatepark
Manchester
Beast Rampz Skatepark Boasting 27500 sq ft of urban indoor skate space plus wall rides and dedicated BMX section.
Tenpin Parrs Wood
Manchester
Tenpin Parrs Wood is a bowling centre located in Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options as well as a Costa Coffee.
AMF Bury
Bury
AMF Bury Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Manchester
Manchester
AMF Hollywood Bowl Manchester Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Wigan
Wigan
AMF Wigan Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Namco Funscape Manchester
Manchester
Namco Funscape Manchester Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Daytona Karting
Trafford Park
Daytona Karting Bambino Karting is available at all of Daytona's Race Venues for drivers aged 5 to 7 years (as well as for 8+). All 3 venues have designed and built dedicated beginner circuits for the Bambino Experience.
Manchester Treasure Trail
Manchester
Manchester Treasure Trail Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Manchester
Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Manchester Bus Tours
Manchester
Manchester Bus Tours 2 hour tour of Manchester on an open top bus to see the sights in the city centre and surrounding districts on Saturdays and Bank Holidays.
East Lancashire Railway
Bury
East Lancashire Railway The service operates historic steam trains from Rawtenstall to Heywood passing over viaducts and through tunnels.There are special events throughout the year, such as Santa Specials and Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Manchester Airport Tour Centre
Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport Tour Centre Trained guides show the airport's facilities to over 20,000 visitors each year with superb audio visual and lecture facilities contained in the Tour Centre. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Manchester
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway
Urmston
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway Also know locally as 'Chassen Park', this is especially worth visiting on a Sunday when the Urmston and District Railway Society operate a miniature train around the park.
Springfield Park Model Railway
Rochdale
Springfield Park Model Railway Model railway in a good sized park with a childrens play area, space for games and picnics, pond with geese and ducks to feed, football and cricket pitches plus tennis courts and outdoor gym.
Heaton Park
Prestwich
Heaton Park is a great Animal Centre, two dedicated children's play areas providing a range of activities for children aged from 3 years up to 14 years, rowing boats, tram rides, pitch and putt and more.
Wythenshawe Park
Wythenshawe
Wythenshawe Park A great park offering a massive range of things to do: crazy golf, pitch and putt, community farm, outdoor play area, woodland walks, 16th century hall, 16 football pitches
Bruntwood Park
Cheadle
Bruntwood Park Large Park with loads of recreational and sporting facilities and including a large play area, separate toddler play area, conservatory restaurant and refreshment kiosk.
Moses Gate Country Park
Bolton
Moses Gate Country Park This country park has loads to do including lakes, parkland, a visitors centre and a large play area with toddler and junior zones.
Daisy Nook Country Park
Oldham
Daisy Nook Country Park 40 hectares of country park with woodland, canals, river, picnic sites, bird watching, orienteering, fishing and play areas for under 5s and over 5s will blow away the cobwebs!
Tandle Hill Country Park
Royton
Tandle Hill Country Park 48 hectares of country park plus play area, cafe and countryside centre.
Pottery Corner
Chorlton
Pottery Corner Have you been painting for years and fancy a go at a new medium? Maybe you've never lifted a brush but would love a personalised mug for work. Those of you who say you have no artistic ability - come along and let us prove you wrong
Pik a Pot n paint
Stockport
Pik a Pot n paint is a paint your own pottery craft studio. We offer a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to come and express their creativity. It’s the perfect place to celebrate or a treat for the kids!
Bean and Brush Family Art Cafe
Sale
Bean and Brush Family Art Cafe Family Art Centre with a studio and a cafe and offering a selection of crafty experiences including paint-a-pot and decopatch with handmade gifts you can then take away.
Manchester City FC Experience
Miles Platting
Manchester City FC Experience combines the rich sporting history of Manchester City Football Club with a 90 minute tour of the awe inspiring City of Manchester Stadium.
Laser Quest
Manchester
Laser Quest Laser Quest is the world's best known and most exciting brand of Laser Tag game. Plus Laser Matrix and The Rock climbing facility.
LomoWall Manchester
Manchester
LomoWall Manchester An actual physical wall, covered by thousands of snap shot-sized analogue photos, which when viewed from afar forms a fascinating mosaic artwork in its own right.
BBC Tour at MediaCityUK
Salford
BBC Tour at MediaCityUK Kids can tour the halls behind their favourite shows, plus they have the chance to take part in their own television production in their interactive studio.
Stonerig Raceway
Oldham
Stonerig Raceway is a scalextric Attraction that has 7 large themed tracks you can race round each track offers different challenges. All the tracks are computerized with great features like F1 starting grid, recorded speed, and lap counting false start detection; there is plenty to keep you entertained.
CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK
Salford
CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK Kids age between 6 and 11 years can tour the halls behind their favourite shows, plus they have the chance to take part in their own television production in their interactive studio.
Matchmoor Riding Centre
Bolton
Matchmoor Riding Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic hacks and a recognised Pony Club.
Carrington Riding Centre
Carrington
Carrington Riding Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons including a Parent Child class, plus scenic hacking, mechanical horse riding simulator and BHS qualification training.
Manchester Riding for the Disabled
Wythenshawe
Manchester Riding for the Disabled - offers disabled and able bodied riding lessons for over 4s, menage, off road hacking and courses in stable management available.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Entertainment in Greater Manchester with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Greater Manchester can enjoy the great day out as well.



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