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Heaton Park (1 miles)
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.
Heaton Park Golf Centre (1 miles)
Heaton Park Golf Centre
Features 18 each of pitch and putt or championship golf courses, plus First Tee Coaching Sessions available at their academy for ambitious kids! Absolutely loads to do in surrounding Heaton Park too.
The Funhouse (2 miles)
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!
Monolos (3 miles)
is an Halal American Diner complete with a indoor play centre. We also boast a Xbox Gaming zone and toddler area. We offer diners the experience of having a relaxing meal whilst the kids run wild and enjoy themselves
Funtastic Play Centre (3 miles)
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.
Museum of Transport (3 miles)
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!
Jungle Mayhem (3 miles)
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!
Kids Play Area at Rock Over Climbing (3 miles)
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!
Rock Over Climbing (3 miles)
Rock Over Climbing
Friendly folk await to introduce all the basic safety and climbing techniques allowing children of almost any age, who can relax and have fun while developing their physical ability at the same time. New indoor play zone too!
Playkidds Play Centre and Sensory Room (3 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill (3 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
National Football Museum (3 miles)
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.
IMAX Manchester (4 miles)
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.
The Peoples History Museum (4 miles)
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...
Toybox Carvery and Funbox Playbarn (4 miles)
Greater Manchester Police Museum (4 miles)
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.
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester (4 miles)
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester
At a constant -12°C their 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. Seriously cool, in every sense!
Museum of Science and Industry (4 miles)
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.
Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail (4 miles)
Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Explore Manchester with the kids on this self guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. Suitable for the whole family, can you solve the clues set on buildings, statues and monuments to crack the code and save the world?
BBC Tour at MediaCityUK (4 miles)
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.
CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK (4 miles)
CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK
Kids age between 6 and 15 years will love this tour behind the scenes of their favourite shows, plus they have the chance to take part in their own television production in their interactive studio!
Manchester Art Gallery (4 miles)
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.
LomoWall Manchester (4 miles)
An extremely artistic wall covered in thousands of images which form a mosaic from a distance; well worth seeing if you're in the area but not the basis for an entire day trip. Inspiring stuff!
Manchester Bus Tours (4 miles)
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.
Snakes and Slides (4 miles)
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!
Salford Watersports Centre (4 miles)
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.
The Lowry (4 miles)
- 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's most popular artist alongside contemporary art plus a wealth of fabulous theatre entertainment...
Imperial War Museum North (4 miles)
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 (4 miles)
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.
The Fusilier Museum (4 miles)
The Fusilier Museum
Home to the collection of the XX Lancashire and Royal Regiment Fusiliers, commemorating in total over 300 years of history and heritage.
Projekts Indoor Skatepark (4 miles)
Projekts Indoor Skatepark
Under cover skatepark with well maintained, classic features to practice or show off on, depending on your skill level! We run beginner sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings 10am - midday for £5. Come along and have a go! We provide all equipment, pads and safety gear.
Go Wild Bury (4 miles)
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.
Land of Play (4 miles)
Land of Play
A stimulating, safe, fun, healthy recreation area for children of all age groups, creating an atmosphere for pantomime and make believe.
East Lancashire Railway (4 miles)
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.
Daytona Karting (5 miles)
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.
National Cycling Centre (5 miles)
National Cycling Centre
Britain’s first indoor Olympic cycling track with a comprehensive programme of activities that are suitable for all levels of ability. There is also a BMX track and a Mountain Bike trail, plus a Skills Zone. Also has courts for other sports.
Manchester City FC Experience (5 miles)
Manchester City FC Experience
Combine the rich sporting history of Manchester City Football Club with a 90 minute tour of the awe inspiring City of Manchester Stadium. A must for fans of all ages!
Manchester United Museum and Tour (5 miles)
Aerial Extreme Manchester (5 miles)
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!
AMF Bury (5 miles)
offers 24 lanes of modern auto-scored tenpin plus bumpers and rolling ramps, so bring everybody, even the ones who can't throw! It's anyone's game!
The Manchester Museum (5 miles)
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...
Lancaster Park and Animal Farm (5 miles)
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.
Springfield Park Model Railway (5 miles)
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.
Blackleach Country Park (5 miles)
Blackleach Country Park
A charming place for a picnic by the playground, which you may well have to share with the ducks. Plus go fishing, cycling, hiking or enjoy one of the nigh innumerable events in the Visitor Centre! Busy busy!
Wobbly Bobs (5 miles)
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.
Sea Life Manchester (5 miles)
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!
Boomerang Multi Sensory Play Centre (5 miles)
Boomerang Multi Sensory Play Centre
A multi sensory play centre with 3 specialist playrooms: soft play room, sensory room and interactive room.
Hoists in all rooms as well as padded floors and walls so all abilities can come and play. 5 star graded cafe to enjoy lunch or a snack.
Jump Nation (5 miles)
Jump like a superhuman, run like an astronaut, or practice your high dive into the foam pit: with this vast floor of connected trampolines angled at the walls, exercise has never been so much fun! With under 5s' zone too!
Legoland Discovery Centre (5 miles)
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?
Moses Gate Country Park (5 miles)
Moses Gate Country Park
This free park and local nature reserve not only has serene woodland, waterside and nature trails, but also Bolton's largest adventure playground and horse and cycle routes too! Try and find something you can't do here!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Prestwich 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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