20 Best Tourist Attractions In Manchester Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Tourist Attractions In Manchester

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in Manchester in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 120 Manchester tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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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...

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...

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...

ImmotionVR Manchester

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...

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...

Dome at Crystal Maze Experience in Manchester

The Crystal Maze Experience

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Parents who loved the original will jump at the chance to share this with their kids; The Crystal Maze is a little slice of nostalgia and simply tonn...

City Centre on huntfun Manchester trail

Huntfun Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy a different kind of a family walk in town - solve clues and follow a trail to complete the challenge of the huntfun treasure hunt in Manchester...

Escape Reality Manchester

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 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...

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...

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...

Family taking a photo at Manchester United Museum

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...

Room at Staircase House in Stockport

Staircase House

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Staircase House is set in the heart of Stockport's historic market place and boasts an intriguing array of rooms linked by corridors and narrow passa...

Playground at City Airport & Heliport in Manchester

City Airport & Heliport

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take a front row and watch as planes take off and land at City Airport & Heliport in Salford. This is the perfect attraction for plane-lovers of...

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...

Family on Spy Mission Trail

Uppermill Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Oldham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you and your gang of super spies ready for an adventure? On the Uppermill Spy Mission Treasure Trail you’ll need to bust clues and crack a deacti...

Map and booklet for Lymm Ducks and Drakes Spy Mission Trail

Lymm Ducks and Drakes Spy Mission Trail

  • Lymm
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

A perfect way to get families and friends out exploring - the Lymm self-guided themed Treasure Trail. On this Trail, your mission is to foil the fien...

Outside view of Smithills Hall in Bolton

Smithills Hall

  • Bolton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Smithills Hall One of Bolton's more original family homes, Smithills Hall is a dignified Grade 1 listed building, full of history and drama with an 8...

Hollingworth Lake view

Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Fancy a day out in nature? Head off to Hollingworth Lake Country Park and enjoy the great outdoors with the kids. Soak in the stunning scenery, have...

Map and booklet for The Knutsford Treasure Hunt Trail

The Knutsford Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Knutsford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hook out that magnifying glass and set a course for adventure: The Knutsford Treasure Hunt Trail needs cracking and you’re the detectives to get the...

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