Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ancoats, Greater Manchester

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1138 fun things to do in Ancoats 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 – 843 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ancoats 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 Ancoats 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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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...

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...

Manchester United Museum and Tour

  • Old Trafford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Feel that football fever and take a trip to Old Trafford to experience the Manchester United Stadium Tour. From the dizzying heights of the Sir Alex...

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...

LomoWall Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you're in the area do make time to stop and visit the LomoWall in Piccadilly Bush, it's an unusual sight that will pleasantly surprise the whole f...

Clue HQ Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you have what it takes to escape Clue HQ Manchester? In groups of six solve puzzles and follow clues to escape one of two themed rooms. In Detonat...

Greater Manchester Police Museum

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Greater Manchester Police Museum, discover the stories of cops and robbers while learning loads about local history in one of the city’s earli...

Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Transform a regular day out with the kids in Manchester into something truly special with the Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Watch your tots get totally...

Manchester Bus Tours

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Manchester Bus Tours is a 2-hour tour on an open-top bus to visit the main sites in the city centre as well as the surrounding districts running on S...

Projekts Indoor Skatepark

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The Projekts Indoor Skatepark welcomes riders of skateboards, scooters, inlines and BMXs and those who have yet to start on any of them! On Saturday...

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...

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...

Manchester Art Gallery

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Manchester Art Gallery was a finalist in the 2010 Guardian Family Friendly Museum of the Year award. That's because they have lots on offer for famil...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Manchester Central Library

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Landmarks

Introduce your kids to the wonderful world of books at Manchester Central Library.  Inside the Secret Garden, a special kids’ area, the little ones c...

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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