Mischief Makers (< 1 mile)
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.
Strike Ten Bowl (1 miles)
Strike Ten Bowl
is an 18 lane Ten Pin Bowling alley in Rochdale, with Laser Quest Arena, Diner serving hot and cold food, fully licenced Bar with big screen TV and Amusement Arcade.
Laser Quest Rochdale (1 miles)
Laser Quest Rochdale
is a state of the art laser tag arena for zero contact laser battle! Plus 18 lane Ten Pin Bowling alley in Rochdale, Diner serving hot and cold food, fully licenced Bar with big screen TV and Amusement Arcade.
Roller City Rochdale (1 miles)
Roller City Rochdale
is a family friendly 15,000 sq ft facility. A variety of session types available including roller derby.
Planet Play (3 miles)
One of the largest and the longest established Childrens Indoor Play Centre in the area. Ride the dark slide into a sea of balls, shoot ball cannons, visit the spook room and glide on the runways. Perfect for Birthday parties with private rooms and non stop fun and games!
Tandle Hill Country Park (3 miles)
The Star Tree Studio (3 miles)
The Star Tree Studio
is a children's arts and crafts studio shop providing high quality, fun, educational art, craft and creative activities giving children opportunities to be creative, make a mess and learn something new. Activities to suit children age 16 months to 12 years.
Springfield Park Model Railway (3 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.
Jitterbugs Adventure Play Centre (4 miles)
Jitterbugs Adventure Play Centre
Family entertainment centre with a huge soft play structure with dedicated toddler, and baby zones, plus a Sports Zone. Loads of fun activities and games with friendly staff such as roller skating and Karate! 2 themed party rooms. Open daily.
Sparkles Play Centre (4 miles)
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.
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.
Play Oldham (5 miles)
is Oldham’s largest indoor play centre with plenty of challenging equipment and a separate area for babies. The cafe has a 5 star award from Oldham Council. Plenty of free parking right outside the door and on bus route from Oldham to Shaw.
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!
Snakes and Slides (5 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!
Jungle Js Play and Party Centre (5 miles)
Jungle Js Play and Party Centre
is a family run indoor soft play and party centre for children 0 to 11 years, with cafe, toilets and separate play areas for babies, toddlers and under 4s. Highlights include the thrilling 12' Free Fall slide for the very brave and daring!
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill (6 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Tower Of Fun (6 miles)
Tower Of Fun
Main play consists of Spiral and Straight Slides, Ball pool, Castle Climb, Interactive Characters such as Wobblin' Goblin, Stepping Stones over Crocodile Creek, with a Football Arena and much more!
Animal Quackers Park Farm (6 miles)
Animal Quackers Park Farm
A family run business aiming to bring your family the fun and enjoyment of animals: hugging, feeding and interacting with all of the residents of the farm. Plus play area and pony walks.
Go Wild Bury (6 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.
The Fusilier Museum (6 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.
Burrs Activity Centre (6 miles)
Burrs Activity Centre
Loads of options for adventurous kids over 8 years including kayaking, canoe polo, abseiling, rafting, orienteering, adventure games, archery, indoor climbing wall and an awesome new high ropes course for over 10s!
East Lancashire Railway (6 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.
Boomerang Multi Sensory Play Centre (6 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.
Toybox Carvery and Funbox Playbarn (6 miles)
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.
Cheeky Chimps Childrens Play Centre (7 miles)
Cheeky Chimps Childrens Play Centre
Kids can monkey around in the jungle gym, slither down the spiralling snake slide, or become a hidden crocodile in the ball pit, and for the mums and dads we have comfortable seating, complimentary magazines, and a cafe serving hot and cold drinks and food from our menu.
Heaton Park (7 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 (7 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.
Stonerig Raceway (7 miles)
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.
Jungle Mayhem (7 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!
Bouncers Play Centre (8 miles)
Bouncers Play Centre
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!
Wacky Warehouse - Old Cobblers Inn (8 miles)
Funtastic Play Centre (8 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.
Ski Rossendale (8 miles)
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!
Daisy Nook Country Park (8 miles)
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!
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum (9 miles)
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Discover how raw wool and cotton were traditionally transformed into cloth, learn Lancashire's part in the Industrial Revolution, and see the giant waterwheel work!
Monolos (9 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
Museum of Transport (9 miles)
Museum of Transport
100 years of public transport history from a horse bus of 1890 to the prototype Metrolink tram of 1990.
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre (9 miles)
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre
Occupies a unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside. More importantly, it is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out in Yorkshire.
Bizzy Bouncers (9 miles)
Fully inflatable indoor play centre, offering a unique spin on indoor play.
The Skate Station (9 miles)
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.
Runamok (9 miles)
Multicoloured multitiered adventure soft play with dedicated baby play area and cafe.
Curly Whirleez (9 miles)
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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Manchester (9 miles)
National Cycling Centre (9 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.
The Fun Depot (9 miles)
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.
Manchester City FC Experience (10 miles)
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.
Kids Play Area at Rock Over Climbing (10 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 (10 miles)
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.
Portland Basin Museum (10 miles)
Portland Basin Museum
Housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse this family friendly museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting.
Greater Manchester Police Museum (10 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Rochdale 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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