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Theme Parks near to Manchester
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Legoland Discovery Centre (4 miles)
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?
Gullivers World (16 miles)
Warrington
Gullivers World A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Alton Towers (37 miles)
Alton
Alton Towers Ranging from the world's first 14 looping roller coaster to Ice Age 4D Experience. Many attractions for all ages plus the new Cbeebies Land is now open! Height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides)
Gullivers Kingdom (38 miles)
Matlock Bath
Gullivers Kingdom A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (40 miles)
Blackpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach There's something for everyone at Pleasure Beach with over 125 breathtaking rides, attractions and shows including the spectacular Hot Ice Show. Top thrill rides include the Big One, the UK's tallest fastest rollercoaster. Nickenodeon Land with amazing rides and attractions for all ages including...
Lightwater Valley (56 miles)
Ripon
Lightwater Valley Over 40 rides and attractions and 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack to the dizzying heights of Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that'll twist even the bravest of souls and the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove! Plus Angry Birds activity park...
Wonderland (57 miles)
Telford
Wonderland The Award Winning big park for little people, an enchanting place where nursery rhymes and fairytales come to life. Endless rides and a giant indoor play area!
Donkey Sanctuary (4 miles)
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.
Lancaster Park and Animal Farm (5 miles)
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.
Wythenshawe Park Farm (6 miles)
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.
National Football Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Chinese Arts Centre (< 1 mile)
Manchester
Chinese Arts Centre Now known as the The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art this is a sensory explosion of diverse exhibitions that will captivate and stun. Family Day offers extra access and art activities! Also the site of Redeye.
Greater Manchester Police Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Manchester Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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.
The Peoples History Museum (< 1 mile)
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...
Museum of Science and Industry (< 1 mile)
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.
Museum of Transport (1 miles)
Cheetham
Museum of Transport 100 years of public transport history from a horse bus of 1890 to the prototype Metrolink tram of 1990.
The Manchester Museum (1 miles)
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...
The Lowry (2 miles)
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...
IWM North (3 miles)
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.
Imperial War Museum North (3 miles)
Manchester
Imperial War Museum North A museum presenting a fascinating timeline of 20th century conflict, giving a good sense of a history of modern war and wartime experiences. Lots of interactive displays to enjoy. Free to visit.
Hat Works (6 miles)
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.
Bolton Steam Museum (11 miles)
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 (1 miles)
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 (8 miles)
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 (10 miles)
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 (16 miles)
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.
Kids Play Area at Rock Over Climbing (< 1 mile)
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!
Head Over Heels Fairytale Play (3 miles)
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.
Toybox Carvery and Funbox Playbarn (4 miles)
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.
Fuzzy Eds at the Band Stand (4 miles)
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.
Land of Play (4 miles)
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.
Intu Trafford Centre Play Zone (5 miles)
Manchester
Intu Trafford Centre Play Zone Give the smalls a break from the retail experience with a quick trip to the play zone! With ball pool, slides, climbing nets, tube crawls, rope swings and loads more to let the kids stretch their legs and vocal cords!
The Play Area (5 miles)
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.
The Funhouse (5 miles)
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!
Anchors Away (5 miles)
Stockport
Anchors Away is packed with 3 levels of fun physical play features including a tube slide, large ball pool, a twin lane Astra slide, physio balls, swing balls and much more! Boasting 3 varying sections, every age is catered for with their own special play zone.
Coach House Brewers Fayre (5 miles)
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.
Snakes and Slides (5 miles)
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!
Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
Urmston
Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play Centre is a large adventure play facility, also featuring the Early Learning zone packed with dress up clothes, crafts materials and dolls houses, plus PCs and Wii in the ICT Suite for over 11s!
Play Factore (5 miles)
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!
Fuzzy Eds at The Bell House (6 miles)
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.
Funtastic Play Centre (6 miles)
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.
Jungle Mayhem (6 miles)
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!
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill (7 miles)
Bury
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
The Fun Depot (7 miles)
Ashton-Under-Lyne
The Fun Depot Bright and cheery age segregated play areas, a peaceful sensory room, fully equipped sports court, and a dedicated nursing and feeding room.
Sparkles Play Centre (7 miles)
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.
Anchorsawayplay (7 miles)
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
Play (8 miles)
Oldham
Play Play centre with a three storey play frame for juniors and a separate play area for toddlers and babies.
Wobbly Bobs (8 miles)
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.
Go Wild Bury (8 miles)
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks near 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.

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