Find family friendly places to go & days out with children in Manchester
If you are looking for somewhere great to take the children in Manchester, we have 100s of ideas for you.
If the weather is good, look at our ideas for outdoor fun which includes outdoor play areas, nature parks, activity centres, picnic spots and much more.
But if it’s cold, wet and grey, try our suggestions for rainy day ideas, arts and craft studios, indoor soft play centres or family friendly museums & galleries.
Are you looking for places to go in Manchester with young children and older kids or adults? You’ll find inspiration on our pages on boats, trains and automobiles, animals, farms & zoos and historical buildings and gardens.
Rain or shine and whatever your budget, there’s lots of places for your family to visit and enjoy here in Manchester.
On Sunday morning December 2nd we will be returning to MediaCityUK in Salford Quays for our annual festive fun run, the ‘Jingle Bell Jog’. This is always a great event to finish off the year, with fun for the whole family around a non-timed, flat 4km route. We are delighted to open up this event to […]
Ever wondered how much energy it takes to make your favourite brew? Unleash your inner scientist and become immersed in storytelling, history and experiments at this event. Brought to you by Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), Electricycle Avenue will be powered by the people… powered by you! By creating a human powerstation, you’ll be pedalling to […]
22nd October 2018 Let Magic Merlin take you through your own exciting Wizard School! Enjoy wizard themed challenges, games and much more. Learn the Wizard anthem, wand technique and broomstick riding and at the end be awarded your very own certificate as an honorary Wizard! Interactive, high energy, wizard themed fun workshop for your under […]
Public bonfires and firework displays in Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Wirral, Flintshire & Wrexham. Your complete guide to where to see fireworks displays in North West England and North East Wales in 2018 including: Toddler-friendly fireworks Small children are often afraid of big bangs, so you may have decided to give big fireworks displays a miss this year. That’s a shame, […]
A FUN FILLED HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE A family friendly fun Halloween event featuring live actors, a spooky maze, amazing special effects, actor lead animation and spooky tales, holograms, slime making and a trick or treat walk through the park .. but with a twist. Plus the incredible Spooky Arena challenge – a unique mix of a […]
Based nr Chester, happy to travel Delightfully delicious chocolate parties for ages 4 upwards including teenagers and adults. Your child will enjoy a variety of chocolate making activities including; -making a chocolate lollipop -dipping various fillings into chocolate and decorating them -designing and decorating a cookie (or two) using chocolate and other decorations The party […]
Manchester For the coolest party in Manchester, celebrate your child’s birthday in an unforgettable place and on REAL SNOW! Chill Factore offers a unique array of fun-filled and exciting activities from £7 per person which are guaranteed to make your child’s birthday extra special. Prepare for snow filled fun and games with an Altitude Party! […]
Silly Milly & Jolly Molly are highly professional, experienced Children’s Entertainers. We guarantee excellent entertainment for all occasions. Top Class….. Comedy/ Magic/ Party Games/ Prizes/ Puppets/Spinning Plates/ Balloon Modelling/ Mini Disco with Bubbles! Non stop fun for all. We offer captivating magical entertainment for all occasions – Birthday, Christenings, Weddings, Schools, Nurseries, Festivals/Fetes, Shopping Centres, […]
North West For a fun filled yet educational birthday party, invite the critters from The Wild Roadshow. Whilst learning all about their natural habitats, diets and interesting facts, party guests will be encouraged to handle our cute and friendly reptiles and creepy crawlies. The birthday boy or girl will have the chance to handle the […]
How to plan a kids’ party which will appeal to both boys and girls So you’ve got a children’s party to organise and there are going to be girls and boys coming. What kids’ party theme will work well for mixed genders? You could go down the dual theme route such as knights and princesses, […]
Didsbury, Withington, Altrincham, Sale A brand new concept in toddler / preschool classes for Manchester and Cheshire! There are lots of classes for babies and toddlers, but nothing quite like this! Phonics classes for 2-4 year olds and pre-phonics for 1-2 year olds. Alphatots Phonics classes are for 2-4 year olds and teach a new […]
North West Comedy, Magic, Balloons, Disco and much more! Silly Milly & Jolly Molly Show will entertain your children with comedy, magic tricks, balloon models, games (with prizes!) and disco parties, for 1 hour, 11/2 hours or 2 hours depending on preference. Excellent entertainment & 100% reliable. Birthdays (Birthday Child guaranteed to feel special!) Schools […]
Nationwide Do you want to 100% Guarantee your child’s birthday party will be wonderfully different and absolutely unforgettable, without mess, stress or hassle? The Sublime Science Party is Netmums Award-Winning, Dragon Approved (winning Dragons’ Den) and 100% Slimetastically Guaranteed to be awesome. Over the past 8 years Sublime Science has enthralled more than 500,0000 children […]
Here at Academy of FUN! we believe that creativity and crazy imagination is the key to having good, honest FUN! We are all about the giggles and making FUN memories! Our children’s parties are the best in town. We know that because the children tell us – and they know how important it is to […]
Jabberjacks – as featured on CBeebies! Jabberjacks unique parties will capture your child’s imagination and ensure that they and their friends have the best party experience ever. Jabberjacks have been providing children’s party entertainment for over 15 years and they always make sure that everyone has fun and with all their activities there is never […]
Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside A pottery party experience that comes to you! I’ll bring all the equipment and materials to your home or party venue. Everyone taking part will be assisted to make a pot on the wheel. I use air drying clay so there’s no need for a kiln and your party guests will all […]
Sometimes you just need a way to entertain the children at home without any expense, preparation or mess. Here are some easy ideas for fun activities kids can do on a rainy day which don’t require you to spend any money or take hours planning or clearing up. Why not bookmark this page for when you hear those dreaded words […]
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