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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Macclesfield, Cheshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1249 fun things to do in Macclesfield for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 935 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Macclesfield day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Macclesfield with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Superbowl UK Macclesfield1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Macclesfield
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Experience tenpin at its best at Superbowl UK Macclesfield, where both kids and adults can enjoy bowling equally, thanks to a vast selection of moder...

Go Ape Buxton

  • Buxton
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Find your peak at Go Ape Buxton, the Peak District’s ultimate adventure destination! It’s one of the highest Go Ape courses in the whole of the UK, s...

Alderley Edge

  • Macclesfield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Alderley Edge offers a great family hiking adventure, with plenty to see as you walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment, which has views over the...

Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre

  • Poynton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dizzy Rascals Indoor Play Centre Dizzy Rascals is the brand new, one of a kind indoor soft play centre located in the beautiful town of Poynton, East...

Lyme Park

  • Disley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

A day of exploring and discovering awaits you at Lyme Park. Whether a day adventuring out in the sunshine or splashing in puddles in the rain you’re...

The Carrs Park

  • Wilmslow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Carrs Park is a popular park following the Bollin River with a circular walk of around a mile, plenty of paddling opportunities and a well equipp...

Happy Potter

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Happy Potter brings the magic of ceramic art and crafting fun to anyone who enters! This is a family activity with a difference – whatever you paint...

Brookside Miniature Railway

  • Poynton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Brookside Miniature Railway, located in Brookside Garden Centre in Poynton, offers a superb train ride for families and enthusiasts along a half mile...



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Congleton Paddling Pool

  • Congleton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Congleton Paddling Pool has been a refreshing place for children to visit since the 1930s! This fantastic, free local resource is a real crowd please...

Madrenaline

  • Macclesfield
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Mad-Renaline Activity Centre: Combo Kidz fun activity day out with the kids! It's the school holidays and your little darlings are complaining about...

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Macclesfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Jodrell Bank is a fun day out for all the family. Within the Planet Pavilion you will find the Cafe with outside terrace which offers fantastic views...

Congleton Museum

  • Congleton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Congleton Museum tells the fascinating story of the area from prehistoric times, through the English Civil War, and the heyday of the textile industr...

Wild Things

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Your little animals are in for an awesome time at Wild Things, with multi level adventure play frames crammed with jungle themed treats like the tige...

Wacky Warehouse - Waggon and Horses

  • Wilmslow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at the Waggon and Horses has plenty of colourful adventure play equipment crammed into a climbing maze that will entertain the kids a...

Bramhall Park

  • Stockport
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bramhall Park is a large scenic park in the grounds of Bramall Hall. The park consists of magnificent landscaped grounds, woodland and trails. A stre...

Let Loose Soft Play

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Let Loose Soft Play! is a brand new children's play centre in Hazel Grove, Stockport. Kids always have something to do with a huge play frame to expl...

The Beech Tree Pub

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Yummy food, lots of family friendly offers and a warm welcome. The Beech Tree Pub is a great choice for lazy Sundays and evenings out. This pub is fa...

The Pavilion Gardens

  • Buxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Pavilion Gardens in Buxton is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of the town. Nestled in 23 acres of recently restored parkland, th...

Poole's Cavern & Country Park4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Buxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

For centuries, curious visitors to Buxton have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Poole's Cavern! Known as the ‘First W...

Jungle Monkey

  • High Peak
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jungle Monkey is a fun little indoor play palace with a multi level main climbing maze for the bigger kids featuring a duel lane racing waterfall sli...

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