20 Best Animals Days Out In Greater Manchester Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

See our list of attractions that have re-opened

Best Animals Days Out In Greater Manchester

Find your perfect day out

Outside view of Heaton Park in Prestwich

Heaton Park

  • Prestwich
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Heaton Park is the ‘biggest and best’ park in the North West! Over 640 acres of parkland, it features a children’s play area, an animal centre, a boa...

Family and dog at Donkey Sanctuary in Abbey Hey

Donkey Sanctuary

  • Abbey Hey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

One of ten locations across the UK and Europe, Donkey Sanctuary Manchester is home to a team of special donkeys with unique characters and stories. T...

Piglet at Lancaster Park and Animal Farm in Oldham

Lancaster Park & Animal Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Chadderton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

There are so many animals to visit at Lancaster Park and Animal Farm, a family run children’s petting farm in Chadderton, near Oldham. Animals includ...

the adventure play area at Reddish Vale Farm

Reddish Vale Farm

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Who here loves all things cute and fluffy? Great, because Reddish Vale Farm has all sorts of fuzzy faces ready to meet you, as well as horse riding l...

Peacock at Wythenshawe Park Farm

Wythenshawe Park Farm3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wythenshawe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the children’s play area next door is Wythenshawe Park Farm. This working, countryside, community farm gives childre...

Family by fish tank at SEA LIFE Manchester

SEA LIFE Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

There’s so much more under the sea than The Little Mermaid at Sea Life Manchester. This aquarium experience is an aquatic adventure, so strap on your...

Kids at World Book Day at Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive

Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive

  • Bolton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Bolton Central Library and Museum we have a wide range of activities and resources to entertain the whole family. You can visit the cool on site a...

Piglets at Smithills Open Farm in Bolton

Smithills Open Farm4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Bolton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Set on 70 acres of rolling countryside is the family run Smithill Open Farm. There are over 25 animals to meet. From traditional farm animals such as...

The Garden House Marple

The Garden House Marple4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Marple
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Home to ponies, pygmy goats, alpacas and lots more adorable animals, The Garden House in Marple is a lovely urban farm to visit with your kids. It’s...

Kids on low rope course on Adventure Playground at Tatton Park in Knutsford

Tatton Park

  • Knutsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tatton Park is a brilliant place for a family day out, with 4 attractions to enjoy, and a combined entry ticket option that allows you to see all of...

White Stork flying at Gauntlet Birds of Prey in Knutsford

Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Eagle & Vulture Park

  • Knutsford
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Meet some of the world's most amazing flying predators up close at Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagles and Vulture Park. Some parks have eagles, some - owl...

Lambs at Animal Quackers Park Farm in Bacup

Animal Quackers Park Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Bacup
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

A farm tour from a real farmer is just one of the things on offer at Animal Quackers Park Farm. Resident Farmer, Farmer Terry, will keep little ones...

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Ellesmere Port
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Grab your band of ocean explorers for a daring expedition at Blue Planet Aquarium. Dive above and below the waves and see what you can see... in the...

A family has fun on the zip wire at Apple Jacks Adventure Farm in Warrington

Apple Jack's Adventure Farm

  • Warrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Apple Jack is a generous fella and always up for laugh, so expect zip wires, quad karts, bouncy castles and loads more fun at Apple Jack's Adventure...

Outside view of Walton Hall and Gardens in Warrington

Walton Hall and Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Warrington
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Situated amid 32 acres of picturesque parkland and boast award winning Green Flag gardens which are great for a family day, not least of all because...

Horse at Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary in Oswaldtwistle

Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary

  • Oswaldtwistle
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

It may not be as funny as Del Boy spectacularly falling through the open bar, however there’s enough at the Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary to put a...

Family petting horse at Chatsworth House & Farmyard in Bakewell

Chatsworth House & Farmyard5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Bakewell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Chatsworth House and Farmyard is home to the Duke of Devonshire, as well as all sorts of unexpected treats like zip wires, face painting and Princess...

Peak Wildlife Park

Peak Wildlife Park

  • Leek
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Have you ever tried to walk like a penguin? Or jump like a lemur? Well you’ll be able to practice at Peak Wildlife Park. Get up close to the animals...

Owl at Vale Royal Falconry Centre in Acton Bridge

Vale Royal Falconry Centre

  • Acton Bridge
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Vale Royal Falconry Centre provides the perfect setting for a fun and educational day out in the countryside for families and friends to experience b...

Entrance to Jungle Experience at Manor Heath Park in Halifax

Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Halifax
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Make the most of Mother Nature at Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience. It’s an award-winning, 19-acre park where the great outdoors are open all y...

things-to-do redesign