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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.
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.
Nevada Roller Rink Classic family friendly roller skating rink for some fun, exercise and skill development.
Roller City Rochdale is a family friendly 15,000 sq ft facility. A variety of session types available including roller derby.
Skate Academy A family run roller skating rink offering a pleasant and safe environment to have some fun and develop some skills.
Wigan Roller Rink offers classic family roller skating with a variety of sessions including themed music, rink games and family times.
Sk8 Madness This 25,000 square foot skating facility has a beginners' rink, a recreational rink, and an aggressive skate park.
Silver Blades Blackburn Offers something for everyone with year round skating, lessons, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun. Great Parent Toddler session too with ice scooters and toys!
Playworld Skate Rink features a cool modern roller skating rink plus a 4 storey soft play gym. Open 6 days a week Playworld also offers fantastic food from all around the world in our World Street Kitchen!
Silver Blades at The Hive Family friendly ice rink within the leisure centre, offering a good variety of session types and lessons. Additional Dinky Rink caters for kiddie clubs, birthday parties and their excellent Parent Toddler Session with ride on bikes and cars on the ice!
Bradford Ice Rink Ice skating in Bradford with a variety of mostly family friendly sessions. A great healthy and active idea if you are looking for indoor activities in Yorkshire.
Skate Central of Sheffield Why not go and visit the rink that still maintains good old-fashioned family values? Varied sessions, extra sessions during school holidays.
Ice Sheffield National Ice Centre Offering recreational skating, learn to skate sessions, children's birthday parties, Penguin Kids' Club and ice disco sessions. Plus intensive tuition for rapid development!
Simply Skate Public and inline skating rinks, bouncy castle for parties, cafe and a great welcoming atmosphere! Plus school holiday activities, crash courses and under 18s' Club Nights!
Deeside Leisure Centre What a collection: Ice Skating, Ten Pin Bowling, Extreme SKatepark, High Ropes Skytrail, Bouldering, swimming, futsal, badminton and table tennis! Phew!
Blackpool Ice Arena Discover a COOL way to spend your day at the purpose built 455 sq m ice rink with theatre seating so those who don't wish to participate in skating can watch in comfort. The Arena also has a smaller ice rink - the Arosa Ice Rink at over 4.6 sq m which is available for public skating and private hire.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena From Snowtots play sessions getting used to the ice all the way up to professional Ice Dancing shows, via classes in Baton Twirling, Hydro Blading, Power Skating and Show Skating! Plus Skate Competitions and lessons. Everything you need!
CineBowl iSKATE Classic family friendly ice skating rink with open skate and family sessions plus lessons available in skating, ice hockey and actual dancing on ice. Yes really! Wait for it: 'Let it go, let it goooo...'
Squires Ice Skating Rink is an ice skating rink here at Squires in Yorkshire. Ice skating for all the family at our ice rink at the cafe in Leeds.
Ice Caps At The Dome offers a unique skating environment with 2 interconnected ice rinks on different levels, to really add something different to your skate. Not different enough? How about Neon Sessions and Foam Parties?!
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Lammas Leisure Centre Family friendly ice skating rink with loads of other sporting opportunities besides within the leisure centre. Great fun for all ages and good for bonding while you watch mum and dad fall over.
Rollerworld of Derby The biggest maple floored rink in the UK with capacity for up to 499 - with Family Nights and Learn to Skate sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids.
Telford Ice Rink Whether you are a complete novice or a regular we are always happy to see you. What are you waiting for?...get your skates on. Our friendly staff and accessible Town Centre location makes for lots of fun, for you and the family, all year round.
Silver Blades Ice Rink Skating is a great way for the generations to mingle in a fun and informal environment, developing skills and relaxing to music. Varying session types and lessons available.
National Ice Centre There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities, from the loudest disco to quieter sessions for beginners and families, plus seals and penguins to hang on to!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 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 Double levels of play adventure are waiting to entertain the smalls inside this family friendly Carvery restaurant.
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating 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.
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
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