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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Greater Manchester

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1119 fun things to do in Greater Manchester for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Manchester, Wigan and Altrincham. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 830 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester 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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Manchester Wizard's Spellbook Treasure Hunt

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you want to add something special to your family day out, look no further! The Wizard’s Spellbook Treasure Hunt in Manchester is a self-guided tou...

Escape Hunt Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Turn your next family outing into a proper adventure - head out to Escape Hunt Manchester and experience the thrill of an escape room challenge along...

Teamsport Indoor Karting Manchester Trafford Park

  • Stretford
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Ideally located just 15 minutes from the city centre, TeamSport Trafford Park (formerly Daytona) provides a great day out for the whole family. Total...

Inflata Nation Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bounce your way towards a whole lot of fun at Inflata Nation Manchester - the inflatable theme park for the whole family. With an incredible double-d...

Rock Over Climbing

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

If your children are climbing the walls in the holidays, or even over the weekend, then take them to Rock Over Climbing. It’s the perfect place to ge...

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

  • Salford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ready to discover a true local gem? Take the kids to Salford Museum and Art Gallery and journey back in time with a fascinating collection of permane...

Huntfun Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy a different kind of a family walk in town - solve clues and follow a trail to complete the challenge of the huntfun treasure hunt in Manchester...

TeamSport Indoor Karting Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Race on down to TeamSport Indoor Karting Manchester! The new 550m multi-level circuit will have you feeling like you're taking part in the Grand Prix...



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National Football Museum

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The National Football Museum is a great place for the active family to have some fun and learn more about your favourite sport! Throughout the museum...

The Peoples History Museum

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bless your little one’s cotton socks and bring your family to The People’s History Museum.  Come and learn about the importance of Manchester’s cotto...

Manchester Codebreaking Walk

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Put a twist to your family day out in Manchester - download the Tramble App on your smartphone and get ready to complete the Manchester Codebreaking...

Monolos

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Welcome to your new favourite place to eat! At Monolos you don’t need to compromise on good food to ensure the children have space to play! Built to...

Escape Reality Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for something the whole family can do together? Visit Escape Reality Manchester, pick your favourite from a huge range of escape rooms and tr...

Vue Manchester Printworks

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The cinema is a great day out, and it doesn't matter if it's tipping it down or it's all sunshine! Jump into movie magic at Vue Manchester Printworks...

Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Prepare for an epic adventure, perfect for explorers of all ages! Challenge your little ones to a game of mini golf and take on one of the two exciti...

ImmotionVR Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Up for something new and exciting? Step into the world of cutting-edge technology at ImmotionVR Manchester. Discover what virtual reality experiences...

Museum of Transport

  • Cheetam Hill
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take a trip back in time with one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams at the Museum of Transport. From a Victorian...

Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester is an impressive refrigerated unit running through the middle of this climbing shop's 2 floors! Inside at a consta...

The Crystal Maze Experience

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Parents who loved the original will jump at the chance to share this with their kids; The Crystal Maze is a little slice of nostalgia and simply tonn...

Science and Industry Museum3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A delectable mix of science, industry and history makes the Science and Industry Museum an exciting and educational day out for kids and adults alike...

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