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. Play area at Lanky Bill's Fun Shack in Langley Mill

    Lanky Bill's Fun Shack

    Langley Mill

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.2 miles from Manchester
  2. Steam train traveling countryside at Ty Mawr Country Park in Wrexham

    Ty Mawr Country Park

    Wrexham

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.3 miles from Manchester
  3. Polar bear diving into water at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    Doncaster

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (4 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 49.3 miles from Manchester
  4. People canoeing with How Stean Gorge in Harrogate

    How Stean Gorge

    Harrogate

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 49.3 miles from Manchester
  5. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Mansfield

    Mansfield

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.4 miles from Manchester
  6. Families at Studfold Explore Discover and Learn in Harrogate

    Studfold Explore Discover and Learn

    Harrogate

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 49.4 miles from Manchester
  7. Indoor soft play frame at Water Meadows in Mansfield

    Water Meadows

    Mansfield

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.4 miles from Manchester
  8. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Derby

    Derby

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.5 miles from Manchester
  9. Cafe bar at Rollerworld of Derby

    Rollerworld of Derby

    Derby

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 49.5 miles from Manchester
  10. Entrance to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre in Wrexham

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre

    Wrexham

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.5 miles from Manchester
  11. Toy theatre gallery at Pickford's House in Derby

    Pickford's House

    Derby

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.7 miles from Manchester
  12. Boy in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner in Stafford

    Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner

    Stafford

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.7 miles from Manchester
  13. Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Tubby Bears Playzone in Derby

    Tubby Bears Playzone

    Derby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.7 miles from Manchester
  14. Outside view of Wolseley Centre in Stafford

    Wolseley Centre

    Stafford

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.7 miles from Manchester
  15. Kids playing laser tag at Megazone Derby

    Megazone Derby

    Derby

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 49.7 miles from Manchester
  16. The Scarborough Spa Express Train passes countryside

    The Scarborough Spa Express

    Carnforth

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.7 miles from Manchester
  17. Family looking at paintings in Derby Museum and Art Gallery

    Derby Museum and Art Gallery

    Derby

    Arts and CraftsArts and Crafts

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.9 miles from Manchester