Staircase House (< 1 mile)
Explore domestic history throughout the house, peel back the bedclothes of the four poster bed, sit at the 18th Century dining table, and try your hand at quill pen writing!
Air Raid Shelters (< 1 mile)
Air Raid Shelters
First-hand experience of daily life in 1940s, war-torn Britain. A labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter and a new way of life for families through the dark days of the Blitz. Audio and self guided tours.
Hat Works (< 1 mile)
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.
KK5 Indoor Playcentre (< 1 mile)
KK5 Indoor Playcentre
KK5 Indoor Playcentre is a large playcentre suitable for children up to 12 years old. There are great slides for the older ones and a lovely soft play area for the younger kids.
Zoom (< 1 mile)
Play centre for 0-11 year olds with a large 4 level play frame, separate room open during the week dedicated to toddlers and pre-school children and a café.
Awesome Walls Climbing Stockport (< 1 mile)
Awesome Walls Climbing Stockport
Indoor rock climbing is a fun and enjoyable way to exercise and an excellent way to keep the kids fit and healthy. We have always strived to offer the best indoor climbing experience - friendly staff, interesting routes, centre cleanliness.
Run Of The Mill Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Run Of The Mill Indoor Play Centre
The perfect place to visit if you care about cleanliness, great food and a safe, fun environment for the little ones! Our play areas are designed to stimulate, exercise and excite and there is something for all ages: from the tiniest tot up to 12!
Brooklyn Ceramics (< 1 mile)
A unique and quirky pottery painting studio which appeals to all visitors. We have a great selection of pottery available to paint and we glaze and fire your creation in our kiln. We serve tea and coffee to our customers, and cakes and biscuits.
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Play Centre
A fun soft play challenge on two levels with different activities to promote motor skills, coordination, increase activity levels whilst promoting social development.
Pik a Pot n paint (2 miles)
Pik a Pot n paint
is a paint your own pottery craft studio. We offer a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to come and express their creativity. It’s the perfect place to celebrate or a treat for the kids!
Anchors Away (2 miles)
The venue is packed with fun features including a tube slide, large ball pool, a twin lane Astra slide, physio balls, swing balls and much more!
Let Loose Soft Play (2 miles)
Let Loose Soft Play
A brand new play centre where you can relax in a great atmosphere while the kids play on the huge play frame. Serving fresh food all day as well as Illy Coffee. We even have Go Karting, Zorbing and our own Bouncy Castle! Babies have their own "Toddler Town" as well as a fully equipped Sensory Room.
Bramhall Park (3 miles)
A popular park of landscaped grounds, woodland and trails surrounding Bramall Hall, with a stream running through and large ponds. A fenced off smaller childrens play area and a larger childrens wooden climbing frame can be found adjacent to the picnic area.
Wild Things (3 miles)
Animal themed multi level adventure soft play with dedicated toddler zone and loads of fun features.
Skatecity (3 miles)
Featured on ITV's The Feel Good Factor. Varied skating sessions evenings and weekends only except during school holidays.
Fuzzy Eds at The Bell House (3 miles)
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.
Tenpin Parrs Wood (3 miles)
Tenpin Parrs Wood
is a bowling centre located in Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options as well as a Costa Coffee.
Brookside Miniature Railway (3 miles)
Brookside Miniature Railway
Superb train ride for families and enthusiasts. Authentic detail in near half-mile circuit through the beautiful gardens of a large garden centre. Authentic GWR station, full-size signal box and museum of railway relics.
Bruntwood Park (3 miles)
Large Park with loads of recreational and sporting facilities and including a large play area, separate toddler play area, conservatory restaurant and refreshment kiosk.
Fuzzy Eds at the Band Stand (3 miles)
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.
Debdale Outdoor Centre (4 miles)
Debdale Outdoor Centre
- is a modern purpose-built outdoor centre owned and operated by Manchester City Council. We provide an exciting range of activities in Greater Manchester and further a field in the Peak District, North Wales and North West England.
Rough n Tumble (4 miles)
Rough n Tumble
3 huge soft adventure play frames and interactive equipment suitable for children aged 0 to 12 years. Everything has been carefully deigned to stimulate and entertain your children.
Donkey Sanctuary (4 miles)
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.
Rope Race Climbing and Activity Centre (4 miles)
Rope Race Climbing and Activity Centre
Fun and exciting rock climbing and archery activities for anyone between the ages of 5 to 80 years!
At our premier indoor climbing and activity centre.
Hyde Leisure Pool (4 miles)
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.
Slide and Seek (4 miles)
Slide and Seek
Facilities include a huge 4 storey high junior play zone, large separate toddler and baby area, sports area, little tykes car track and battery powered go-karts and quad bikes! Height restriction 140cm.
Wacky Warehouse - Waggon and Horses (5 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Waggon and Horses
Adventure playground inside family restaurant, featuring mega play frame for older types to tackle, toddler zone for the smalls and drop in arts and crafts sessions.
Beast Rampz Skatepark (5 miles)
Beast Rampz Skatepark
Boasting 27500 sq ft of urban indoor skate space plus wall rides and dedicated BMX section.
Dean Valley Farm (5 miles)
Dean Valley Farm
BHS approved facility offering lessons in indoor and outdoor schools, off road hacks, water obstacles and all-weather gallops.
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...
Wythenshawe Park (5 miles)
A great park offering a massive range of things to do: crazy golf, pitch and putt, community farm, outdoor play area, woodland walks, 16th century hall, 16 football pitches
Manchester Aquatics Centre (5 miles)
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.
Round The Twist (5 miles)
Round The Twist
Colourful multi level indoor adventure play with loads of classic fun features to entertain and exhaust from tunnels and scramble nets to three super slides! Separate toddler area.
Portland Basin Museum (5 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.
Projekts Indoor Skatepark (6 miles)
Projekts Indoor Skatepark
Under cover skatepark with well maintained, classic features to practice or show off on, depending on your skill level! No posted lower age limit, parental supervision required.
Wythenshawe Park Farm (6 miles)
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.
Manchester City FC Experience (6 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.
Manchester Riding for the Disabled (6 miles)
Pottery Corner (6 miles)
Have you been painting for years and fancy a go at a new medium? Maybe you've never lifted a brush but would love a personalised mug for work. Those of you who say you have no artistic ability - come along and let us prove you wrong
Head Over Heels Fairytale Play (6 miles)
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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Manchester (6 miles)
Anchorsawayplay (6 miles)
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
Wacky Warehouse - Mottram Woods (6 miles)
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.
Manchester Bus Tours (6 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.
LomoWall Manchester (6 miles)
An actual physical wall, covered by thousands of snap shot-sized analogue photos, which when viewed from afar forms a fascinating mosaic artwork in its own right.
Manchester Airport Tour Centre (6 miles)
Manchester Airport Tour Centre
Trained guides show the airport's facilities to over 20,000 visitors each year with superb audio visual and lecture facilities contained in the Tour Centre. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Manchester
Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail (6 miles)
Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Manchester Art Gallery (6 miles)
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 Skate Station (6 miles)
Ashton Under Lyne
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.
Greater Manchester Police Museum (6 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 Stockport 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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