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. Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade in Morecambe

    Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade

    Morecambe

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.4 miles from Manchester
  2. Soul Bowl

    Soul Bowl

    Morecambe

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.4 miles from Manchester
  3. Outside view of Shugborough Estate in Stafford

    Shugborough Estate

    Stafford

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.5 miles from Manchester
  4. Outside view of Knaresborough Castle

    Knaresborough Castle

    Knaresborough

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 48.5 miles from Manchester
  5. Wacky Warehouse The Barley Mow

    Wacky Warehouse The Barley Mow

    Stafford

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.5 miles from Manchester
  6. Owl flying at The Owl Experience in Haughton

    The Staffordshire Owl Experience and Birds of Prey Rescue Centre

    Haughton

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.5 miles from Manchester
  7. Inflatable obstacle course at Knaresborough Pool in Harrogate

    Knaresborough Pool

    Harrogate

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.5 miles from Manchester
  8. Family on Spy Mission Trail

    Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Knaresborough

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 48.5 miles from Manchester
  9. Mum and daughter at Playmania Indoor Playcentre in Mansfield

    Playmania Indoor Playcentre

    Mansfield

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.6 miles from Manchester
  10. Finished crafts at Paint a Pot in Derby

    Paint a Pot

    Derby

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.6 miles from Manchester
  11. Staff with toddler at Crazy Tykes in Wetherby

    Crazy Tykes

    Wetherby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 48.6 miles from Manchester
  12. Kids jumping at Air Kings Trampoline Park in Doncaster

    Air Kings Trampoline Park

    Doncaster

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.6 miles from Manchester
  13. Kids playing at Freestyle Trampoline Parks in Kirkby In Ashfield

    Freestyle Trampoline Parks & Soft Play

    Kirkby-in-Ashfield

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.8 miles from Manchester
  14. Girl looking at pottery at Lets Paint Pottery in Prestatyn

    Lets Paint Pottery

    Prestatyn

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.9 miles from Manchester
  15. Entrance to Markeaton Park in Derby

    Markeaton Park

    Derby

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.9 miles from Manchester
  16. Kids jumping on trampolines at i-Jump Trampoline Park in Mansfield Woodhouse

    i-Jump Trampoline Park

    Mansfield Woodhouse

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49 miles from Manchester
  17. Bowling alleys at Mansfield Superbowl

    Mansfield Superbowl

    Mansfield

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 49.1 miles from Manchester
  18. Pottery pieces at Clayfever in Tadcaster

    Clayfever

    Tadcaster

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for Indoor 49.1 miles from Manchester
  19. Boy shooting at Blyth Activity Centre

    The Tournament Ground

    Worksop

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 49.2 miles from Manchester
  20. Hickory Dickory's Playhouse

    Hickory Dickory's Playhouse

    Derby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.2 miles from Manchester