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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Why not head to Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire for a day out this summer holiday? There are Tudor games to play indoors and out and a children’s trail inspired by Tudor food. We have lunchboxes available from the tea rooms and plenty of space for picnics outside. We have outdoor games for when the […]
Three Sisters Circuit, Ashton-in-Makerfield, has a jam packed programme of exciting activities this summer for all the motorsport and adrenaline enthusiasts out there aged 6-15 years. Choose from Arrive ‘n’ Drive Karting for ages 8-15 years: https://threesisterscircuit.co.uk/juniors/arrive-n-drive-junior Bambino Kart School for ages 6-7 years: https://threesisterscircuit.co.uk/juniors/bambino-karting-lessons The renowned Bill Sisley Kart School for ages 8-11 and […]
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Round Ponds Adventure, Cheshire We have plenty of activities on offer for the Summer Holidays 2019! It’s a daunting thought when you have 6 weeks to fill, maybe you’re going on a holiday but have time to fill around it? Maybe it’s a ‘stay-cation’ you have lined up this year? Are you looking after the […]
Families are guaranteed a summer of fun this August as Merseyway Shopping Centre hosts Merseybay – a free outdoor beach. Open to children of all ages, the giant beach will be located outside Primark and will be open for families to build sandcastles from Saturday 27th July – Saturday 31st August 2019. The beach will […]
Three Sisters Circuit, Ashton-in-Makerfield, has a jam packed programme of exciting activities this summer for all the motorsport and adrenaline enthusiasts out there aged 6-15 years. Choose from Arrive ‘n’ Drive Karting for ages 8-15 years, Bambino Kart School for ages 6-7 years, the renowned Bill Sisley Kart School for ages 8-11 and 12-15 years, […]
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 […]
Manchester Looking for a unique activity to celebrate your child’s birthday? Book the coolest party around at Manchester’s real snow centre, Chill Factore. Chill Factore offers a unique array of fun-filled and exciting parties from Snow Park and Mini Moose Land parties to Fun Ski or Snowboard Taster parties – and prices start from as little as £6 per child! Suitable for […]
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 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 […]
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£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, […]
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 […]
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 […]