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

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Best Things To Do Outdoors In Greater Manchester

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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...

A little boy looking at a train at East Lancashire Railway in Bury

East Lancashire Railway

  • Bury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

All aboard the East Lancashire Railway! Step back in time and enjoy a family day out like no other with a spectacular 12-mile steam train ride throug...

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...

Girl climbing at Rock Over Climbing in Manchester

Rock Over Climbing

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

If your children are climbing the walls in the holidays, or even over the weekend, then take them to Rock Over Climbing. It’s the perfect place to ge...

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...

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...

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...

Bus for Manchester Bus Tours

Manchester Bus Tours

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Manchester Bus Tours is a 2-hour tour on an open-top bus to visit the main sites in the city centre as well as the surrounding districts running on S...

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...

Outside view of Ordsall Hall in Salford

Ordsall Hall

  • Salford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Pay a family visit to the 12th century Ordsall Hall to discover the story of the Hall and some of the fascinating characters who lived there through...

People sailing at Helly Hansen Watersports Centre in Salford

Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

  • Salford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

A visit to Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, previously known as Salford Watersports Centre, is a fun packed adventure for all the family. The fantast...

Kids skate boarding at Projekts Indoor Skatepark in Manchester

Projekts Indoor Skatepark

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The Projekts Indoor Skatepark welcomes riders of skateboards, scooters, inlines and BMXs and those who have yet to start on any of them! On Saturday...

Kids at The Lowry in Greater Manchester

The Lowry

  • Salford Quays
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Lowry is full of colourful things to see and do. Kids love The Lowry's bright orange staircases, sloping blue floors and purple and glass walls b...

Passengers on Manchester River Cruises

Manchester River Cruises

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get a totally unique perspective of Manchester from their historic ship canal, with Manchester River Cruises. On the Princess Katherine - yes, she ha...

Outside view of Heaton Park in Prestwich

Heaton Park

  • Prestwich
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Heaton Park is the ‘biggest and best’ park in the North West! Over 640 acres of parkland, it features a children’s play area, an animal centre, a boa...

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...

Outside view of stadium at Manchester City FC Experience in Miles Platting

Manchester City FC Experience

  • Miles Platting
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Do you have any football fans in the family? Fancy going behind the scenes at the stadium of one of the UK’s top football teams? You can do just that...

Cyclist at National Cycling Centre in Manchester

National Cycling Centre

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Cycling

National Cycling Centre is an excellent place if you are already a cycling fan, or if you want to get more active and have fun. Sessions are availabl...

A boy on a walkway at Treetop Trek Manchester

Treetop Trek Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Where else do you expect to find cheeky monkeys but high in the Treetops, running amok?! Bring your tribe to Treetop Manchester for plenty of whoopin...

Outside view of Elizabeth Gaskells House in Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskells House

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is still a place for all the family even 150 years later! You'll stand on the same doorstep as many of her famous friends,...

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