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

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Manchester

There are lots of great things to do in Manchester to keep all the family happy...especially the football lovers!

The National Football Museum is a sport lovers dream. Take a walk through the history of the game and spot your favourite heroes or legends as you go. From iconic strips, to memorable goals, it’s sure to score high on entertainment!

For hardcore Manchester United fans you can go behind the scenes at Old Trafford and see the pitch through the eyes of a professional footballer with the 80-minute Manchester United Museum and Tour.

Kick off those football boots and head back into the city for a bit of bite-sized LEGOLAND fun. The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is a tantalizing taster of its older sibling in Windsor. Here you can sample Merlin’s Magical Potion Room, enjoy a ride or two and dive into the biggest box of Lego with over 2 million bricks!

Manchester family days out adventures don’t come any better than the aquatic variety (just ask Nemo) and at Sea Life Manchester you can spot a clownfish, feed giant turtles and seek out an eight-legged friend in the Octopus Hideout.

All of that excitement is bound to have worked up an appetite, so head to the Manchester Arndale where you can browse over 250 shops and choose from a wide range of eateries, guaranteed to satisfy your hunger after a full, fun day!

Want to check when the next school holiday is so you can plan your family days out? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help.

  1. family pointing doing the Manchester Treasure Trail Cheap Day Out

    Manchester Wizard's Spellbook Treasure Hunt

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0 miles from Manchester
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    Escape Hunt Manchester

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.5 miles from Manchester
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    Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester

    Manchester

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.5 miles from Manchester
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    TeamSport Indoor Karting Manchester Trafford Park

    Stretford

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 2.5 miles from Manchester
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    Inflata Nation Manchester

    Manchester

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.3 miles from Manchester
  6. Manchester Central Library

    Manchester Central Library

    Manchester

    LandmarksLandmarks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.1 miles from Manchester
  7. Father and son at Manchester Art Gallery

    Manchester Art Gallery

    Manchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.1 miles from Manchester
  8. Man climbing ice wall at Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester

    Vertical Chill Ice Wall Manchester

    Manchester

    ClimbingClimbing

    Suitable for 13+ Indoor 0.2 miles from Manchester
  9. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Manchester Great Northern

    Manchester

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from Manchester
  10. Bus for Manchester Bus Tours

    Manchester Bus Tours

    Manchester

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.3 miles from Manchester
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    ImmotionVR Manchester

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.3 miles from Manchester
  12. Bowling lanes at Dog Bowl in Manchester

    Dog Bowl

    Manchester

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.3 miles from Manchester
  13. Outside view of The Peoples History Museum in Manchester

    The Peoples History Museum

    Manchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.4 miles from Manchester
  14. Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Manchester

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.4 miles from Manchester
  15. Dome at Crystal Maze Experience in Manchester

    The Crystal Maze Experience

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 13+ Indoor 0.4 miles from Manchester
  16. Girl looks through kaleidoscope at Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

    Science and Industry Museum

    Manchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.4 miles from Manchester
  17. City Centre on huntfun Manchester trail

    Huntfun Manchester

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.4 miles from Manchester
  18. Escape Reality Manchester

    Escape Reality Manchester

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 13+ Indoor 0.5 miles from Manchester
  19. Manchester Codebreaking Walk

    Manchester Codebreaking Walk

    Manchester

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.5 miles from Manchester
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    Vue Manchester Printworks

    Manchester

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.5 miles from Manchester