20 Best Things To Do In Clayton Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Clayton

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1147 fun things to do in Clayton for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 848 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Clayton 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 Clayton 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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A man and a little boy playing golf at Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester

Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Looking for an epic adventure? Then head over to Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester, where a tropical themed mini-golf paradise awaits you. Grab yo...

Two people in an escape room at Escape Hunt

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...

family pointing doing the Manchester Treasure Trail

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...

Three people racing at TeamSport Indoor Karting Manchester Trafford

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...

Cyclist at National Cycling Centre in Manchester

National Cycling Centre

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Cycling

National Cycling Centre is an excellent place if you are already a cycling fan, or if you want to get more active and have fun. Sessions are availabl...

Outside view of stadium at Manchester City FC Experience in Miles Platting

Manchester City FC Experience

  • Miles Platting
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Do you have any football fans in the family? Fancy going behind the scenes at the stadium of one of the UK’s top football teams? You can do just that...

Arial photo of the ball pit at Inflata Nation Manchester

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...

Girl on climbing wall at Manchester Climbing Centre

Manchester Climbing Centre

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

Manchester Climbing Centre is the most fun you can have indoors. You can climb walls up to 20 metres high! Join them for a Birthday Party or come alo...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Gather the whole family and head over to at Showcase Manchester, where there's an impressive 14 screens showing the biggest and best blockbusters you...

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...

Climbing walls at Sky High Adventure in Manchester

Sky High Adventure

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

There’s no limit to the fun you can have at Sky High Adventure. Let your kids climb, cross and play their way into an active day out they’ll love! Ru...

Family completed escape room at Clue HQ Manchester

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...

Sailing on lake at Debdale Outdoor Centre in Gorton

Debdale Outdoor Centre

  • Gorton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Debdale Outdoor Centre is a large super modern outdoor centre operated by Manchester City Council and providing an exciting range of activities rangi...

Photos on wall at LomoWall Manchester

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...

Kids skate boarding at Projekts Indoor Skatepark in Manchester

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...

Cells at Greater Manchester Police Museum

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...

Outside view of Elizabeth Gaskells House in Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskells House

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is still a place for all the family even 150 years later! You'll stand on the same doorstep as many of her famous friends,...

Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail

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...

Outside view of The Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Manchester Museum was the winner of the Lever Prize 2015! Wander round The Manchester Museum's amazing galleries full of treasures from the natur...

Bus for Manchester Bus Tours

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...

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