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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!

Find your perfect day out

Stafford Castle

  • Stafford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The enthusiastic visitor centre here really brings Stafford Castle to life! The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; t...

Lammas Leisure Centre & Ice Rink

  • Sutton in Ashfield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Up for an icy family adventure? Lammas Leisure Centre & Ice Rink welcomes skaters of all ages, so even your tots can join in. Feeling in a party...

Scropton Riding For The Disabled

  • Scropton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Scropton Riding For The Disabled is one of only a few purpose built riding centres especially for the disabled in the UK! Each week the centre provid...

Jangala4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jangala offers fantastic jungle themed adventure soft play. The decor is a bit above normal with the cool leafy theme running around every section an...

Sandall Beat Wood

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sandall Beat Wood is one of the most popular woodlands in Doncaster, and is ideal for walks, cycling, picnics, and walking dogs, with a network of ri...

Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park offers an energetic day out, suitable for all the family. You can bounce to your hearts' content, flip and somersau...

Clayfever

  • Tadcaster
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Clayfever offers ceramic painting for all ages, whether your 0 or 90! All abilities are welcome and they have tons of ideas to help you create your v...

Kids Zone

  • Worksop
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kids Zone is a great place to take the little monkeys to burn off some energy and have loads of fun doing it. They will love the large main play fram...



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Air Kings Trampoline Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Air Kings Indoor Trampoline Park is pure fun for all ages, boasting wall to wall Trampolines that you can literally bounce off, twin lane Slam Dunk"...

Laser Labyrinth

  • Worksop
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Labyrinth is an exciting place to take kids (and ‘big kids') who are full of energy and want some fun! There are a number of really cool...

Jimmy Beans5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Sutton in Ashfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jimmy Beans indoor adventure play centre offers a fantastic 3 level junior area crammed full of features including giant astra slide, dare devil rope...

Greenlands Farm Village2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Greenlands Farm Village is all about bringing people together to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures.  It is completely free to come and explore th...

Ty Mawr Country Park

  • Wrexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you’re looking for a hidden gem - one of outstanding natural beauty no less - then roll on up to Ty Mawr Country Park. This is a wonderful way for...

Pretty Pots Ceramic Cafe

  • Milford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Feeling inspired and looking to get the kids creative? Take a trip to Pretty Pots Ceramic Cafe in Milford, a delightful pottery studio and cafe where...

The Staffordshire Owl Experience and Birds of Prey Rescue Centre

  • Haughton
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Get in a flap for The Staffordshire Owl Experience and Birds of Prey Rescue Centre : home to lots of friendly, feathery faces, and those are just the...

Playmania Indoor Playcentre

  • Mansfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playmania is spread up across 3 great levels for the bigger kids, with a great slide departing from each floor right up to the huge triple lane racin...

Shugborough Estate

  • Stafford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

At Shugborough Estate, you’ll have the chance to discover the secrets of a historic Georgian mansion and its inhabitants. The building is surrounded...

Wacky Warehouse The Barley Mow5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Stafford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Finding a place to eat out with the kids isn’t easy. Keeping the little ones entertained is important, so Wacky Warehouse is the perfect addition to...

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre

  • Wrexham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre provides an awe inspiring day out that everyone in the family will enjoy, with amazing views and a 200 year...

Paint a Pot

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Paint a Pot is based in the craft village at the heart of Markeaton Park, Derby. We have a wide range of blank pottery shapes for you to decorate. Gr...

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