Miniature railways, boat rides, canal boats, boat museum, open top buses, transport museums, boat lift, tram rides in Manchester.
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Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 4EU
30 old stationary steam engines restored and running in steam on our occasional steaming days. For current steaming days see our website or phone, as the Museum is normally closed at other times. Admission is free, with free on-site parking on Morrison’s Supermarket car park.
Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport
Nearly ninety historical vehicles, of which a large proportion are buses and also the prototype for Metrolink trams.
0161 205 2122
Kittywake Canal Cruises
Regular cruises throughout the spring and summer inc. Easter egg special. 36 seat trip barge available for parties all year.
Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park
Great place to watch planes take off and land. Concorde tours (pre-booking advised) Shop and restaurant.
Manchester River Cruises
Take a trip on board the Princess Katherine along the River Irwell and historic Manchester Ship Canal. Manchester River cruises do regular fifty minute Quays Adventure trips from Salford Quays; as well as our ‘kids takeover’ events including Christmas Santa Cruises and Pirate Charlie Kids Club
Manchester Ship Canal Cruises
Liverpool to Salford
Programme of cruises throughout summer. Some suitable for families.
0151 330 1444
Moss Bank Park
Grassy spaces, woodland, play area. Football pitches. Model steam train rides. New cafe.
Portland Basin Museum
Ashton under Lyne
Restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse. Trails and activities for children. Picnic tables. Canal boat trips.
0161 343 2878
Ribble Steam Railway
Preston Docklands, Lancashire
Steam train rides for all the family. 1½ mile dock and riverside line. Interactive museum and workshop. Seasonal family events.
01772 728 800
Three Sisters Circuit
Three Sisters Circuit is ready to take on some of motorsport’s most prestigious events once more thanks to a two-year improvement programme.
And if you have ever dreamed of following in their footsteps, drivers can find out about the Bill Sisley Kart School!
01942 719 030
Miniature railway, play areas, football pitch and tennis courts.
West Lancs Light Railway
Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
Small, friendly narrow gauge steam railway. Special events inc Teddy’s Day & Santa Special: kids ride on train and meet Santa.