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Kids Days Out In Manchester

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Home of the great Manchester United and Manchester City, this is a great place for one of your days out with loads of kid friendly things to do.
There is great shopping for everyone but also many attractions for kids like the Legoland Discovery Centre and the National Football Museum.
if you are responsible for planning school trips then we have many ideas. We also list attractions which are disabled friendly.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

The Lowry

Kids love The Lowry.

Try the Hide and Seek Trail you can go on a journey of discovery, and it's free. Shop. Cafe. Childrens menu.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Odeon/IMAX Manchester

The very latest multiplex with 20 screens.

Your children will enjoy the Gallery - a luxury digital film-viewing experience.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Offers: Free entry for NT members to gardens and mansion and 50% discount on farm entry. (Car entry charge applies)

Tatton Park - Knutsford

Impressive historic estate for families.

Impressive historic estate with stunning 1,000 acre deer park, Georgian Mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award winning gardens and much more!

  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Manchester United Museum and Tour

A must for Manchester United fans!

Blending historical exhibits with state-of-the-art interactive experiences, the Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour brings the remarkable legend to life like never before and takes you behind the scenes of one of the world's most famous football stadiums.
 
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Partly - Call to check

David Lloyd Leisure Centre

Heated swimming pools and tennis courts.

Swimming and tennis lessons for children, aerobic classes specifically for 5 to 16 year olds. 

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Megabowl

Ten pin bowling for all the family!

Enjoy kids parties, food, music, amusements, games and more!

  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: No

Quays Adventures, Salford

Explore with us

Have an adventure along the Manchester Ship Canal on board the Princess Katherine
 
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Offers: Free events this summer

Chill Factore, Manchester

Where amazing days get made!

For an action-packed, exciting family day out head to Manchester's indoor real snow centre where you will find something for everyone to enjoy.
 
  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Shores Fold Community Farm, Mancheter

Community Farm with lots to see and do!

Shores Fold Farm is a non profit organization which has recently opened to the public! There is loads to do for everyone!
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

National Football Museum at Urbis

Set in a futuristic glass building located at the heart of Manchester

We are proud to care for the world’s greatest football collection - over 140,000 items - including the FIFA Collection.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Offers: Accompanied under sixteens - free

Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

Take a trip back in time

One of Britain’s biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams, mostly from Greater Manchester. Free heritage bus service on most event days to/from Manchester Victoria Rail Station.
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

The Manchester Museum

See the famous Egyptology galleries...

The new Science for Life gallery; Zoology featuring mammals, birds and live animals; and the Museum's own collections of fossils and minerals.

  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: No

Aerial Extreme, Manchester

One of our great days out!

A fun packed family adventure: up to 2hrs of fun and excitement on this awesome High Ropes Adventure Course.

 
  • Free Attraction: No

Go Ape - England, Scotland and Wales

You need to Go Ape - tree top adventures. Special offers on our site!

Discounts on Go Ape Tree Top Adventures & Segway with 29 centres around the UK in some of Britains best forests.
 
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Partly - Call to check

Glen Jakes Riding School - Stockport

Your kids will love this attraction.

There is a complete range of activities to suit everyone from beginners to advanced, all ages and abilities. Childrens parties, Coffee Shop.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Head Over Heels - Chorlton

The biggest, best and most exciting Fairy Tale Play

Castle Play Structure in the universe is waiting for you at Head Over Heels, astro glide, Climb the Giant's Bean Stalk, under 3 area, restaurant, parties.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Heaton Park

There are acres of space for children to go wild

Enjoy the animal centre, play area, horse riding, (Pre-book), rowing boats, cafe.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Imperial War Museum

One of the most talked about Museums in Britain today

Imperial War Museum North is about people and their stories. Cafe and shop. 

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: No
  • Offers: Various packages

Gulliver's Splash Zone - Warrington

Gulliver's Splashzone is a fully-heated indoor play factory

Gulliver's Splashzone is a fully-heated indoor play factory which offers children lots of fun.

 
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Wythenshaw Park

Come and explore Wythenshaw Park!

Horticultural centre, community farm, 16th century hall, Woodland walks, crazy golf, Football, play area.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Sparkles Children's Activity Centre - Oldham

Magical world of play on 3 level castle -themed play area.

Huge ball pool, spiders webs, rope bridges, spooky cave, boulder balls and a 2 lane astra slide. Separate Baby and Toddler area. Cafe. 

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Neptunes Kingdom Leisure Pool

Swimming pool and more!

Swimming pool with flume water spouts, whirlpool, beach area and paddling pool. Soft play area.

  • Free Attraction: Yes
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Offers: Hulme Residents Ticket Offer - £5

Z-arts

A creative space for young people

Z-arts creates an artistic hub in our large building with twelve public rooms including a 230 seat theatre, gallery, fully equipped dance studio, music studio, café, rehearsal and workshop rooms.
  • Free Attraction: Yes
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

People's History Museum

The People's History Museum is the only national museum dedicated to the lives of ordinary people.

This free attraction is a great place to take the family!

  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Offers: online discounts

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre - Manchester

Kids can let their imagination run wild with interactive creative inspiration!

Exciting attractions from the Kingdom Quest ride to a recreation of the North West’s most iconic buildings.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

The Museum of Science & Industry

The huge, 7½ acre site has five historic buildings

Enjoy the fascinating exhibitions, hands-on galleries, historic working machinery and superb special exhibitions. Cafe. Shop. School trips.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Partly - Call to check

Wythenshawe Park Riding Stables

Have fun horse riding through the countryside!

Our escorted rides travel through the beautiful woodlands and past wildflower meadows within Wythenshawe Park.

  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Slide & Seek - Hyde

Another of our days out in Manchester.

Exciting huge indoor junior play area which is 4 levels high! large separate toddler and baby area, for 0 - 11 year olds up to 4'10".