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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Heywood

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1101 fun things to do in Heywood 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 – 809 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Heywood 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 Heywood 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 little boy looking at a train at East Lancashire Railway in Bury

East Lancashire Railway

  • Bury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

All aboard the East Lancashire Railway! Step back in time and enjoy a family day out like no other with a spectacular 12-mile steam train ride throug...

Visitors at Springfield Park Model Railway in Rochdale

Springfield Park Model Railway

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Are you a family full of train lovers? Do the kids own an impressive collection of wooden and plastic trains? Then head on down to Springfield Park M...

Ball pit and slide at Planet Play in Rochdale

Planet Play

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Planet Play is one of the largest and most established Indoor Play Centres in the area, operating since 1998 it has become the premier venue for chil...

Kids in go karts at Team Karting Indoor Entertainment Centre in Rochdale

Team Karting Indoor Entertainment Centre

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Team Karting Indoor Entertainment Centre  is the North West's most exciting indoor go-karting venue. Experience a fast and challenging indoor track,...

Dad helping son to bowl at Tenpin

Tenpin Rochdale

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

If you have a SPARE moment, what better way to spend it than with a visit to Tenpin Rochdale? It’s a brilliant bowling, rolling day out. What’s great...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Rochdale

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

A trip to the flicks can be a godsend when it’s raining and the kids are climbing the walls. Kick back at ODEON Rochdale. With 9 screens of multimedi...

Kids in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill in Bury

Wacky Warehouse - Paper Mill

  • Bury
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Wacky Warehouse at The Paper Mill provides an excellent environment for the kids to get some indoor exercise and build up an appetite for the del...

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...

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...

Touchstones Museum and Gallery

Touchstones Museum and Gallery

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kids are not allowed to touch anything in museums - boring, right? Touchstones Museum in Rochdale, however, is different. Created to make history eng...

The dining area at AMF Bowling, Bury

AMF Bowling Bury

  • Bury
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bring your kids, your brother - even your great grandad! Everyone enjoys a good round of tenpin bowling, so get the whole team together for a day at...

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...

People rollerskating at Roller City Rochdale

Roller City Rochdale

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

If you thought a roller derby was a thing of the past, think again! Roller City is bringing back the classic day out in style with the biggest indoor...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Bury

  • Bury
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From outer-space to the seven seas, the cinema is full of endless possibilities! Jump into movie magic at Vue Bury, where you’ll find all your favour...

Soft play slides at Go Wild Bury

Go Wild Bury Play Centre

  • Bury
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Go Wild Bury they have a great main play frame that boasts many popular features for all ages! Including a 3 lane astraslide, a helter skelter sli...

Gallery at The Fusilier Museum in Bury

The Fusilier Museum

  • Bury
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Fusilier Museum is home to the collection of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, commemorating over 300 years of his...

East Lancashire Mystery Treasure Trail

East Lancashire Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Bury
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Captivated by classic detective stories? Challenge the budding detectives in your family to solve the East Lancashire Mystery Treasure Trail and let...

Staff with certificate at Snakes and Slides in Middleton

Snakes and Slides

  • Middleton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Snakes and Slides offer a magnificent multi-tiered soft play area that provides a safe, secure and stimulating play environment for children aged 0 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...

Walking path at Tandle Hill Country Park in Royton

Tandle Hill Country Park

  • Royton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tandle Hill Country Park awaits you and your family for an outdoor adventure. With 48 hectares of parkland, there’s plenty of outdoor space to run, h...

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