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.
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.
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)
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.
Marple Centre Play and Train (2 miles)
Marple Centre Play and Train
features a miniature railway making return trips around the grounds and away to a picnic site, a nice little indoor play facility and a selection of small animals to consider as well as the extensive garden centre itself! Choo-choose Marple!
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.
Fun Time Kids (3 miles)
Fun Time Kids
If you're lucky you can bump into a giant kids' character whilst exploring the multi level play frame, or maybe they're playing in the multi sports court! Also offers additional classes from music and movement to toddler theatre!
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.
Sector 7 Laser (3 miles)
Sector 7 Laser
Pursue your enemies through swirling fog and semi darkness, armed with your trusty laser gun! Essentially hide and seek with infra red weaponry, harmless fun like living a computer a game!
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.
Debdale Outdoor Centre (3 miles)
Debdale Outdoor Centre
Activities include dinghy sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling, orienteering, camping, multi activity days and team building activities! Wow!
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.
Rough n Tumble (4 miles)
Rough n Tumble
Everything's been designed to stimulate and entertain all ages ranges from the wicked slides to sweet interactive light music beams! There are 3 huge play frames and loads of interactive equipment suitable for under 12s.
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.
Etherow Country Park (4 miles)
Etherow Country Park
A lively area of riverside walks and woodlands that is a haven for wildlife. Great place to go with the family and to bring your dog. Sailing club, fishing and remote controlled boating available.
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.
Manchester Climbing Centre (5 miles)
Manchester Climbing Centre
is a Climbing Centre in Manchester. We provide indoor and outdoor climbing. We offer Birthday Parties, Kids' Clubs, Taster Sessions and courses for Adults to learn. All this in a beautifully converted Victorian church with a mezzanine level cafe. Book Online.
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.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre (5 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre
is an indoor play centre in Poynton for children aged 0 to 11 years. We have a fun and challenging play frame, toddler area, go karts and sports pitch as well as a cafe area, disco room and party rooms!
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)
Loads to do with orienteering, football pitches, tennis courts, Horticultural Centre with Tropical Safari Walk, pitch and putt course, plus loads of differing woodland to explore.
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! 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.
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.
National Cycling Centre (6 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.
Pottery Corner (6 miles)
Friendly pottery painting studio with loads of items to work with plus decoupage, silver clay, and seasonal activities or events.
Manchester Riding for the Disabled (6 miles)
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.
LomoWall Manchester (6 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 (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.
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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