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.
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Greater Manchester More Children, More Sport, More Active HALF-TERM, EASTER & SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES in GREATER MANCHESTER FOR 4-11 YEAR OLD BOYS & GIRLS Looking for something for your child to do during the Summer School Holidays that will keep them fit, healthy, active and entertained all at the same time? Care available from […]
North West Hello! We are DNA Kids, the award-winning children’s party specialists! We offer 15 exciting parties that are perfect for 4 – 14 year olds, including disco & games, themed, magic, wacky science, sports and teenage parties… phew! For our full range of parties please go to dnakids.co.uk ACTION-PACKED FUN! Our children’s parties are […]
Whalley Range and Chorlton Themed music classes based around musical styles made fun for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. A variety of musical styles are used to explore instruments linked to their country or culture. Adults and children will have fun singing new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs accompanied by ukulele as well as […]
Northwest Fantastic children’s entertainment featuring magic, music , games, competitions, balloons plus much much more. Also available we have various mascots, sweet cart, face painting, bouncy castles, photo key rings disco, karaoke etc all prizes are free !!!!! Specialty items we have an animated Harry Potter sorting hat and full size radio control R2D2 for […]
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 a Snow Park […]
Altrincham, Sale, Worsley Fun, active, and educational sessions! Alphatots classes are a perfect blend of entertaining activities for little ones which help them learn important skills on the path towards reading and writing. There are 3 types of sessions to choose from, so whatever stage of development your toddler or preschooler is at we have […]
Didsbury, Stockport, Reddish, Bredbury, Droylsden, Stalybridge & Oldham Football coaching for children aged 18 months – 5 years. At diddikicks, our focus is on fun. Through our age defined, specifically designed training sessions, we teach an understanding, and develop a love of football at a very young age. These sessions, run by our charismatic and passionate coaches, both engage and […]
Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Heywood and Bolton Snakes and Slides is the largest and most challenging indoor soft play centre and party venue in Manchester, providing entertainment for children whatever the weather. With regular activities, seasonal and term-time events and exclusive offers, Snakes and Slides Indoor Soft Play Centre has something for everyone. Relax and […]
Jabberjacks – as featured on CBeebies! Jabberjacks Classes are available in Worsley, Prestwich, Urmston and Ashton Under Lyne Jabberjacks deliver weekly classes to babies and toddlers across the Manchester area for children as small as 10 months old up to 4 years. Using a unique combination of puppets and sensory props, along with music, storytelling […]
Football coaching for children aged 18 months – 5 years. At diddikicks, our focus is on fun. Through our age defined, specifically designed training sessions, we teach an understanding, and develop a love of football at a very young age. These sessions, run by our charismatic and passionate coaches, both engage and entertain, whilst developing […]
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 […]
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 […]
£20 off when you quote ‘KIDSGUIDE’ Nationwide Froggle Parties is the no. 1 name in children’s party entertainment – for parties that are high energy and non stop fun!!! Choose from a huge and varied range of parties from our fabulous and funny entertainer/ magicians, or our hugely creative themed parties, funky discos, crazy clowns, […]
Tameside, Stockport, Glossop Mainstream Theatre Arts offer Drama/Acting, Musical Theatre, & Dance from age 3 years to 19 years – For both leisure and a foundation towards a career in performing arts. We are also a Theatre Production Company, and offer services to schools including teacher supply for enrichment, PPA and after school lessons. 0161 […]
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 […]
North Cheshire, Manchester, Stockport For babies Babies’ skeletons are much softer than adults so we use Cranial Osteopathy to treat them. The belief is that by using very gentle pressures on the head and body may help to soothe your baby, helping them to feel more relaxed and contented. Cranial osteopathy for babies and […]
Accept no substitute – 25,000 children worldwide a week can’t be wrong! As the UK’s most popular football class for pre-schoolers, the Little Kickers focus is very much on fun. We provide informal yet professionally run training classes where enthusiastic boys & girls (18mths – 7 years) are given a helping hand to stand on […]
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 […]