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Ski Rossendale Dry Ski Slope offering skiing and snow boarding session and lessons for all ages and ability levels. Kids' Club held every Saturday morning, with classes for 2 different age groups. A great outdoor activity for all the family to enjoy!
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!
Sportsman Inn and Leisure Their slope is covered in a highly advanced material called Snowflex that provides an as close to snow experience as you will get. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and a great indoor play area to dry off and warm up in!
Runcorn Ski Centre A small outdoor dry ski run, with 90m, 40m, and 30m slopes with 3 lifts servicing, also offering lessons.
SNO!zone - home to the UK's longest REAL snow slope, so you can get a kick out of real snow all year round. There is a main slope for experienced slope users and a dedicated lesson slope for beginners or you can try tobogganing with family and friends.
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Kidsgrove Ski Centre Offering skiers from age 5 friendly lessons in the basics, moving on to Improver lessons and open access sessions. Easy to pick up with the help on hand, this could be the beginning of a lifelong hobby!
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Stoke Ski Centre Comprehensive ski and snowboard facilities with lessons pre-bookable for beginners over 4, open ski and race days for those who know what they're doing plus tubing and bum boarding for all! Whee!
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 Largely an assisted therapy centre, but you can also visit rescued donkeys in their dotage, use the visitor centre, and enjoy nature walks and cycle routes. Access may be restricted so ring ahead!
Sea Life Manchester An amazing aquatic array of curious creatures, plus interactive touch pool and 3D interactive claw, Europe's first Sea Bed Walk and the chance to feed a giant turtle! Plus new Octopus Hideout!
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 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.
Museum of Transport 100 years of public transport history from a horse bus of 1890 to the prototype Metrolink tram of 1990, with tea rooms, gift shop and friendly experts!
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.
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.
Manchester Art Gallery Art Gallery with lots on offer for families, including the interactive Clore Art Studio, free family friendly resources and facilities, such as Tool Belts, Story Bags, and a Handling Trail. Free to visit.
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 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 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. Brilliant if you're looking for things to do in Manchester with kids!
Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive We have an free admission Aquarium containing freshwater fish from all over the world plus a Library offering a wide range of books and computers with free internet access. We also have an extensive Museum collection for study and enjoyment.
The Lowry Visitors can enjoy guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, work by Britain's most popular artist alongside contemporary art plus a wealth of fabulous theatre entertainment and participatory activity for all ages!
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.
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.
Bolton Steam Museum - is a great place for young children 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. Children love the sounds, smells and the huge wheels turning.
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.
Hyde Leisure Pool Large pool in a Leisure Centre with features such as slide, wave machine, and lazy river style area, plus water cannons, geysers, and bubble pool, as well as standard swimming facilities.
The Pelican Centre 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! New developments coming soon!
Splashzone Warrington Ultimate indoor water factory filled with sprays, springs, spouts, spinners, streams and super slides, and heated to the perfect temperature. A number of 2 hour sessions available, with limited numbers to prevent overcrowding. Splashtastic parties catered for too!
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 to 11 year olds with 3 level play frame, astroslide, helter skelter and basketball court.
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.
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!
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
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.
Toybox Carvery and Funbox Playbarn Double levels of play adventure are waiting to entertain the smalls inside this family friendly Carvery restaurant.
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!
Play at Diggle An exercise oriented play facility with loads of trampolines and gymnastic play equipment! Exhausting features include trapeze bars, climbing walls, gigantic bouncy slides and a dedicated Little Tykes' Play Corner. Cool!
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.
Curly Whirleez Largest indoor play centre in the area with multi level play frame, and separate toddler area. Includes café, sports court, gymnastics room and 4 party rooms! Open daily with plenty to keep the kids amused.
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.
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!
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!
Playkidds Play Centre and Sensory Room is an indoor play centre with a sensory room for children with individual needs. Sports court. A healthy eating coffee shop, Go Karts, party rooms and road safety training. Special characters are all around the centre. Wheel chair accessible.
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.
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. With new outdoor beer garden too!
Land of Play A stimulating, safe, fun, healthy recreation area for children of all age groups, creating an atmosphere for pantomime and make believe.
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.
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.
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.
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 Soft Play Area and Creche at The Trafford centre, offering both unsupervised and supervised play with plenty of features and toys to keep the kids entertained, and dedicated area for under 6s. Great venue for children’s parties. Open daily.