Places to go & days out in Manchester

boy with small goat in petting zoo

Animals, farms & zoos 

delighted children and an artist making pottery in a craft studio

Arts & crafts studios

father and young daughter on a theme park ride

Big days out & theme parks

little girl leaning out of steam engine platform

Boats, trains & automobiles

toddler girl eating in restaurant

Eating out with children

Young blonde girl in red hooded top peeps around gap in a hedge

Historical buildings, castles and gardens

young boy in colourful ballpool

Indoor play centres

toddler boys exploring mechanical toys

Museums, science & galleries

group of happy children racing across sunny park

Outdoor fun

toddler staring out of rain covered window

Rainy day ideas

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Sports venues

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Theatre & cinema

 

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Winter at Spinningfields

6th November 2014 – 4th January 2015 Deansgate, Manchester Manchester Ice Rink is back 6th November 2014 – 4th January 2015 and better than ever. Nestled on The Lawns besides The Lawn Club and The Long Bar. Manchester Ice Rink is the only open air ice rink in Manchester City Centre.

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Northern Ballet Cinderella

18th – 22nd November 2014 Palace Theatre Manchester A great treat for ballet loving families. www.manchestertheatres.com/palacetheatre.htm

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James And The Giant Peach

12th December 2014 – 3rd January 2015 Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester Roald Dahl’s wonderful story adapted by David Wood with music and songs by Olly Fox makes ‘a really tasty treat & just peachy-perfect for the 5s to10s’ The Guardian.

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Winter Wonderland Manchester

13th December 2014 – 4th January 2015 EventCity, Manchester Looking for something to do with the kids over Christmas?. Want to get out of the house? Then come along with the family this Christmas and experience the UK’s LARGEST indoor Winter Wonderland at EventCity next to The Trafford Centre, Manchester.

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Send your letter to Santa by 6th December

Send your letter to Santa by 6th December

Did you know that if you use Royal Mail to write to Santa, he’ll try to write back? Get your Letter to Santa in the post with Royal Mail’s new Christmas stamps by 6th December 2014 and he’ll do his best to reply to you: Send your letters to: Santa/Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ Make […]

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A Taste of Christmas Past with the National Trust

A Taste of Christmas Past with the National Trust

Take some Victorian sugar mice and a Tudor festive feast Add a couple of reindeer and a donkey, mix with a jester, carol singers and a huge Christmas tree or two and fold in some hot chestnuts and traditional Christmas stories. Stir all together and bake in the oven until end of November. Then remove, sprinkle […]

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Kidsguide gets 10 thousand followers on Twitter!

Kidsguide gets 10 thousand followers on Twitter!

Yay – its a big day for Kidsguide! We’ve just reached 10,000 followers on Twitter! Thank you to all our lovely Twitter followers! We hope you enjoy our tweets and remember we are always happy to retweet your family friendly news and events across the region. Follow us on Twitter for regular updates on what’s […]

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Kidsguide users get 20% off Santa Parties at Chill Factore

Kidsguide users get 20% off Santa Parties at Chill Factore

Snow Ho Ho! Chill Factore hold the coolest Santa parties in town, because what better way to celebrate than on real snow? Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just want to get together and celebrate the festive period, Chill Factore’s Santa Parties are a fantastic choice. Choose from the following party packages to enjoy: – […]

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Christmas Family Photoshoot Offer from Oculus

Christmas Family Photoshoot Offer from Oculus

Are you wondering what to buy family members for Christmas this year? How about solving all your family present problems in one go with a family photoshoot at Oculus Studios? From November onwards, we are offering Christmas family photoshoots at our studio at Evans House, Warrington. This offer will include our family bundle of photographs […]

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