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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Greater Manchester

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1120 fun things to do in Greater Manchester for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Manchester, Wigan and Altrincham. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 830 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Greater Manchester day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Greater Manchester with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Tenpin Doncaster

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

When you’re a parent, timing is everything; that’s why one-stop-shops are a blessing! Enter Tenpin Doncaster which combines bowling, arcade games and...

The Kurburgring

  • Huthwaite
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The Kurburgring offer a unique racing experience where there aim is to emulate a pine forest outdoor raceway indoors for year round karting joy! Juni...

Tenpin Stafford

  • Stafford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Swing on down to Tenpin, Stafford for a seriously slidey day out with friends and family. It’s a great opportunity to teach your little one how to pl...

Vue Doncaster

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Fall in love with the silver screen and enjoy all the best movies, including all the biggest blockbusters. Jump into movie magic at Vue Doncaster, wh...

The Asylum Skatepark

  • Huthwaite
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Welcome to Asylum Skatepark! We're a family owned park with a 14,000sq-ft area dedicated to extreme sports (MTB, BMX, inline, skateboard and scooter)...

Colours Pottery Painting Studio

  • Tickhill
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Grab a paint brush and get in touch with your creative side at Colours Pottery Painting Studio in Tickhill, Doncaster! Beginner or pro, you’re welcom...

Kedleston Hall

  • Derby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Go back in time to the 1760’s at Kedleston Hall, and discover the beautifully lavish mansion, surrounded by gorgeous gardens with plenty of places fo...

The Dome Doncaster2.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Dome provides an excellent range of sports, leisure and fitness facilities to cater for all interests and abilities, from the beginner and recrea...



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The Cheswold

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Want a great day out for the kids and a yummy family meal? Head to the Cheswold for pub grub and a multi-storey soft play area for the kids! Let the...

Knaresborough Castle

  • Knaresborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

A majestic stronghold of medieval kings, even nowKnaresborough Castle towers imposingly over the River Nidd and is guaranteed to get little imaginati...

Hunt Fun Stafford

  • Stafford
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Hunt Fun Stafford trail is all about code cracking and clue busting, so slap on your thinking caps and get the whole gang to join the hunt. Getti...

Knaresborough Pool

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Knaresborough Pool arguably ranks as the local children's favourite with the emphasis very much on family and fun with its hot water bubble pool and...

Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Knaresborough
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Have you got your thinking caps on? You’ll need them as the Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail is devilishly tricky and full of clues that need...

Astrabound Play Centre

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Astrabound Play Centre Come and discover the spooky spiral slide, four lane Astra slide and much, much more. For the sporty types, an interactive spo...

The Scarborough Spa Express

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

While there are plenty of differing trips available, the charming vintage steam engines at the Scarborough Spa Express are perfect for a family trip,...

Crazy Tykes5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Wetherby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Crazy Tykes is a indoor soft play centre with slides and ball pool as well as a ball shower and for the big boys and dads a cannon ball shooting area...

How Stean Gorge

  • Harrogate
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

How Stean Gorge - A natural wonder! This spectacular limestone gorge with winding pathways, narrow bridges, underground caves and an active stream st...

Lets Paint Pottery

  • Prestatyn
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The perfect place to get stuck in and create! Let's Paint Pottery offers fun for all the ages, where you can pick your own pottery to paint & dec...

Studfold Adventure Trail

  • Harrogate
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The award winning Studfold Explore Discover and Learn Trail offers lots to see and do: solve the clues to find the secret boxes; follow the trail to...

The Play Shed

  • Stafford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

No one will be shedding any tears at The Play Shed in Stafford. Come and visit an indoor play and party centre that children won’t ever want to leave...

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