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. Dog mascot at National Football Museum in Manchester

    National Football Museum

    Manchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.5 miles from Manchester
  2. Family at TeamSport Indoor Karting Manchester

    TeamSport Indoor Karting Manchester

    Manchester

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.6 miles from Manchester
  3. Cells at Greater Manchester Police Museum

    Greater Manchester Police Museum

    Manchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.6 miles from Manchester
  4. Photos on wall at LomoWall Manchester

    LomoWall Manchester

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.7 miles from Manchester
  5. Kids skate boarding at Projekts Indoor Skatepark in Manchester

    Projekts Indoor Skatepark

    Manchester

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.7 miles from Manchester
  6. Family completed escape room at Clue HQ Manchester

    Clue HQ Manchester

    Manchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.8 miles from Manchester
  7. Girl climbing at Rock Over Climbing in Manchester

    Rock Over Climbing

    Manchester

    ClimbingClimbing

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.8 miles from Manchester
  8. Outside view of The Manchester Museum

    The Manchester Museum

    Manchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1 mile from Manchester
  9. Salford Museum and Art Gallery

    Salford Museum and Art Gallery

    Salford

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.2 miles from Manchester
  10. Outside view of Elizabeth Gaskells House in Manchester

    Elizabeth Gaskells House

    Manchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1.4 miles from Manchester
  11. Outside view of Ordsall Hall in Salford

    Ordsall Hall

    Salford

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 1.5 miles from Manchester
  12. People on tour at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK in Salford

    BBC Tour at MediaCityUK

    Salford

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.6 miles from Manchester
  13. Kids roleplaying at CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK in Salford

    CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK

    Salford

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4-12 Indoor 1.6 miles from Manchester
  14. Inside soft play frame at Monolos in Manchester

    Monolos

    Manchester

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.7 miles from Manchester
  15. Vintage buses at Museum of Transport in Cheetam Hill

    Museum of Transport

    Cheetam Hill

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.7 miles from Manchester
  16. Girl on climbing wall at Manchester Climbing Centre

    Manchester Climbing Centre

    Manchester

    ClimbingClimbing

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.8 miles from Manchester
  17. People sailing at Helly Hansen Watersports Centre in Salford

    Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

    Salford

    Water SportsWater Sports

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.8 miles from Manchester
  18. Outside view of stadium at Manchester City FC Experience in Miles Platting

    Manchester City FC Experience

    Miles Platting

    Sports StadiumsSports Stadiums

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1.9 miles from Manchester
  19. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue Manchester Lowry

    Manchester

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.1 miles from Manchester
  20. Cyclist at National Cycling Centre in Manchester

    National Cycling Centre

    Manchester

    CyclingCycling

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 2.1 miles from Manchester