101 Best things to do in Manchester with kids

  1. Cruise along Manchester’s historic Ship Canal and River Irwell.
  2. Explore and play in the spectacular Miniland interactive city at Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester.
  3. Visit one of the Manchesters’ largest music experience destinations, Hard Rock Cafe Manchester.
  4. Sing, dance, and cheer your way through the amazing, iconic city of Manchester via the Silent Disco Adventure Tour.
  5. Do a self-guided treasure-hunt walking trail around Manchester Castlefield at Treasure Trails.
  6. Explore the medieval village of Hawkshead & admire the Lake District’s landscapes.
  7. Learn the city’s many tips, tricks, and best-kept secrets with a private tour around the best places in Manchester.
  8. Do a side trip and do a Beatles Day Trip by Train.
  9. Walkthrough and explore a medieval castle and experience the mystical Snowdonia National Park.
  10. Travel and explore the mountains, marvels, and myths of North Wales and Chester.
  11. Taste the traditional treats of Bakewell when you do a Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip from Manchester.
  12. Experience a family food tour while you experience Manchester’s culture and heritage along the way.
  13. Eat the Best British Beef at Steak-Lovers Hawksmoor.
  14. Let your kids enjoy one of Manchester’s most popular soft play centres, Head Over Heels.
  15. Explore your kid’s creativeness and let them enjoy their time in art workshops at Kids Creative.
  16. Let your kids enjoy the new soft play centre at Adventure Forest Play Centre.
  17. Play bowling and arcades at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre.
  18. Participate in events for kids including art cart, dressing up clothes.
  19. Let your kids go across rope bridges and crazy swings at Haigh Woodland Park’s Adventure Play Zone.
  20. Enjoy a popular park with a large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam trains, and gardens at Moss Bank.
  21. Jump your hearts out on the trampoline at Graystone Action Sports.
  22. Release stress and have a great time with your family at Bounce Central.
  23. Spend an affordable trampoline time at Go Air Manchester.
  24. Try the unique and exciting paintball-like challenge using bow and arrows at The Archertype.
  25. Turn your whole family into ninjas and go through obstacle courses at Flip Out Manchester.
  26. Race against the whole family at TeamSport Indoor Go Karting Manchester Victoria.
  27. Treat your kids to a wonderful time at UK’s leading indoor family entertainment arena, Play Factore.
  28. Experience great fun jumping around on the trampoline and releasing stress at Kickair.
  29. Encourage kids to remove their fear of heights at Jump ninja.
  30. Team up with your family as you take on other teams at Paintball HQ.
  31. Engage your teenaged kids in a thrilling mix of challenging puzzles in the University of Magic at Lucardo.
  32. Spend an afternoon of fantastic escape room experience with your kids at Escape Hunt Manchester.
  33. Test your families’ teamwork and problem-solving skills at Breakout Manchester.
  34. Let the escape room challenge come to you with the unique mobile escape room, Escape The Van.
  35. Solve games, puzzles, and try to figure out clues with your kids at Exit the Room.
  36. Solve puzzles with your family within 60 minutes at Escape Reality.
  37. Play real-life exciting escape game experience at Lockin Real Escape.
  38. Play the exciting detonation with your kids at Clue HQ – The Live Escape Game.
  39. Decipher clues, solve puzzles, and intercept Morse code at Espionage Missions.
  40. Experience a humorous escape room game at Alternate Escapes.
  41. Have a fun time-solving crime at the Murder Inc: The Improvised Murder Mystery.
  42. Experience laughter and screams from start to finish at the Zombie Uprising.
  43. Get your kids engrossed with spy games missions at Treasure Trail.
  44. Follow clues and solve puzzles that will unlock haunted stories about different places in Manchester.
  45. Visit John Rylands Library, one of Manchester’s most impressive libraries.
  46. Explore the home of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, one of Manchester’s most famous novelists.
  47. Meet Stan the T-Rex and children enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Manchester Museum.
  48. Explore Manchester’s industrial past at the Museum of Science and Industry.
  49. Explore the gallery and let your kids watch shows on the cinemas and theatres at Manchester’s newest arts and cinema complex, HOME.
  50. Travel back with your family to the Tudor period and explore their lifestyles, architecture, and fashion at Ordsall Hall.
  51. Explore exciting exhibitions from one of the country’s finest art collections at the Manchester Art Gallery.
  52. Give your kids a historical trip & wander the original tunnels from the Stockport air raid shelters used during the 1940s in wartime Britain.
  53. Spend an engaging and informative day out with the family at Imperial War Museum North.
  54. Visit a versatile gallery of contemporary art to natural history collections at Gallery Oldham.
  55. Have fun with your family as you play a game of mini-golf at Junkyard Golf Club Manchester.
  56. Play in over 100 of the best courses in the world using a high definition simulator at The Range.
  57. Laugh your hearts out as you watch the best stand up comedy acts from Comedy at Chorlton Irish Club.
  58. Enjoy a unique blend of stand up comedy, fine dining, and music at The Comedy Store.
  59. Play an 18-hole mini-golf course in a tropical rainforest-themed setting.
  60. Play exciting retro arcade games with the whole family at NQ64.
  61. Clear 18-hole courses with your kids at Paradise Island Adventure Golf Manchester.
  62. Have a humorous night at Manchester’s original and longest-running Alternative Comedy Venue, The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club.
  63. Join Manchester’s best drawing classes at Creative Art Courses.
  64. Try out the flight simulator at LAC Flying School.
  65. Experience the life of a Premier League football player at Manchester United.
  66. Do bowling with the family at one of the largest Tenpin Bowling in the country, AMF Bowling Bury.
  67. Get your picture taken with football memorabilia including a trophy won by England in 1966 at National Football Museum.
  68. Enter the virtual world and spend an awesome time with your family at Virtual Hideout Manchester.
  69. Experience the latest immersive Virtual Reality Experience for the whole family at ImmotionVR.
  70. Interact with live sea animals at Sea Life Centre Manchester.
  71. Meet and greet exotic animals at Chester Zoo.
  72. Experience a mini-farm at the animal centre of Heaton Park.
  73. Adopt a donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary.
  74. Get up close and feed a lion at Knowsley safari experience.
  75. Show kids that science can be fun at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.
  76. Catch a glimpse of your favorite stars at CBBC tour at Media City.
  77. See actual Egyptian mummies, flesh-eating piranhas, & other exotic exhibits for free at Bolton Museum.
  78. Meet, greet, and hold chicks, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other baby animals at Smithills Open Farm.
  79. Be a mad hatter for the day and try on numerous hats at Stockport’s Hat Museum.
  80. Get the chance to experience sitting in the flight deck of Concorde aircraft at Manchester Airport Runway Vistors Park.
  81. Get reacquainted with old favourite movies, films, and kid’s TV shows.
  82. Spend your family time at UK’s first inflatable theme park, Inflata Nation.
  83. Let your kids ride a 1/2 mile Miniature Railway at Abbotsfield Park.
  84. Go bird watching and let kids enjoy the playground at Alexandra Park.
  85. Explore woodlands and trails at Hulme Community Garden Centre.
  86. Do photography in one of the parks with the richest wildlife population, Debdale Park.
  87. Unwind and relax while watching your kids get busy with the play area.
  88. Go on a 6-hour cruise with commentary at Manchester Ship Canal.
  89. Find numerous bird species and reconnect with nature at Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens.
  90. Learn wood sculpting with your family with a session from Gareth Christopher Jones.
  91. Ride horses at Carrington Riding Centre.
  92. Discover the Hogwarts-themed Wizard Academy & get pictures taken with a life-size Thomas the Tank Engine at East Lancs Railway.
  93. Have fun in the snow at UK’s longest indoor ski slope at Chill Factore.
  94. Watch the latest movies at Cineworld Didsbury.
  95. Indulge in 4K larger than life screens at the Odeon iSense cinema.
  96. Challenge and encourage your kids to do rock climbing to boost their confidence at Manchester Climbing Centre.
  97. Get your teenagers to try out rock climbing while letting your kids enjoy the play area at Rock Over Climbing.
  98. Go rock climbing with the kids at Depot Climbing Centre.
  99. Foster a healthy competition with your family at Laser Quest Trafford Centre.
  100. Experience a safe kind of skydiving at iFly Indoor Skydiving.
  101. Enjoy delicious food while your kids and teenagers explore a real treehouse, a trampoline, a maze, and a climbing frame.

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