Best Things To Do & Days Out In Greater Manchester

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 22 fun things to do in Greater Manchester for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Greater Manchester day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Greater Manchester with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in Greater Manchester

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Chill Factore

Chill Factore, 7 Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M41 7JA

Things to do Chill Factore review The Chill Factore is located in the Trafford Park, Manchester. It is the UK's longest ski slope with a variety of activities on offer, especially for families. The Snow Park is where you can enjoy some snowy family fun with snow slides, donut lanes...
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IWM North

IWM North, Trafford Wharf Rd, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1TZ

Things to do at IWM North review The IWM North, short for Imperial War Museum, is a large museum overlooking the water in Stretford, Greater Manchester. In the museum, you will walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day in the main...
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TeamSport Go Karting Manchester Trafford Park

TeamSport Go Karting Manchester Trafford Park, 4 Wharfside Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1NF

Things to do at TeamSport Go Karting Manchester Trafford Park review Race your family and friends on their 450-metre tarmac go kart track circuit in Trafford Park, Manchester. TeamSport has a number of venues across the UK. This is one of Teamsport's newest tracks. The former Daytona track has 450...
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Upside Down House Trafford

Upside Down House Trafford, The Orient Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8AA

Things to do at Upside Down House Trafford review In the Trafford Centre, Manchester, you will find something a bit different. The Upside Down House will turn your world upside down. This is one of four Upside Down Houses across the UK. You can walk on the ceiling, reach for...
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Play Factore

Play Factore, Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M41 7JA

Things to do Play Factore review The Play Factore Manchester is the UK's largest play centre at over 26,000 sq ft of space for children aged between 0 to 12 years. It is a carefully thought out space which has been designed to provide families with a state of the...
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Dino Falls Adventure Golf

Dino Falls Adventure Golf, Old Park Ln, Trafford Park, Stretford, Greater Manchester, M17 9PG

Things to do at Dino Falls Adventure Golf review Dino Falls Adventure golf features two 18 hole crazy golf courses and is located in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester. The two courses are outdoors and they are even more fun in the dark. They are located within the Trafford golf...
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Treetop Manchester

Treetop Manchester, Heaton Park, St Margaret's Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 2GT

Things to do at Treetop Manchester review Treetop Adventure in Manchester has a Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets. They provide outdoor adventures and a great day out with the family located in Heaton Park. Their Full Trek is a high ropes adventure with 20 jaw-dropping aerial challenges and 14 thrilling...
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Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FP

Things to do at Science and Industry Museum review The Science and Industry Museum is located in the heart of Manchester. It is full of amazing objects and revolutionary ideas that changed the world forever. From the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond. At the museum, you can find out...
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience Manchester

Crystal Maze Experience, St Johns, Lower Byrom St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FP

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience Manchester review The Crystal Maze LIVE experience located in Manchester is one of two venues in the UK where this epic game show is brought to life. With children from the age of 13 who are 1.2 metres or taller, you can now experience just...
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TeamSport Go Karting Manchester Victoria

TeamSport Go Karting Manchester Victoria, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1AR

Things to do at TeamSport Go Karting Manchester Victoria review Race your family and friends on their multi-level 550-metre go kart track circuit in Victoria, Manchester. TeamSport has a number of venues across the UK. Their unique 550-metre circuit is located under Manchester arena car park. There's plenty of corners and...
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Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester

Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester, The Printworks, Dantzic Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2BS

Things to do at Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester review Located in the Printworks part of the Arndale Shopping centre is Manchester's Treetop Adventure golf. They have two family-friendly 18 hole mini golf courses, the Tropical Trail and the Ancient explorer. The Tropical trail features an 18 hole course through the...
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Electric Gamebox Manchester Arndale

Electric Gamebox Manchester Arndale, Manchester Arndale, Unit R3 Halle Place, Market St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 3AQ

Things to do at Electric Gamebox Manchester Arndale review Located in the Arndale Centre in Manchester is Electric Gamebox. It is a relatively new attraction that families can play with kids from the age of 8. Electric Gamebox is an immersive digital experience with games lasting 30 or 60...
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Hollywood Bowl Bury

Hollywood Bowl Bury, 11 The Rock, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0JX

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Bury review The newly refurbished Hollywood Bowl in Bury, Greater Manchester has 24 pre-bookable state-of-the-art bowling lanes including VIP Lanes. You can also enjoy freshly-made American classics, including gourmet burgers, hot dogs and freshly made thick shakes in the Hollywood Diner. There is a...
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Smithills Open Farm

Smithills Open Farm, Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 7NS

Things to do at Smithills Open Farm review Smithills Open Farm offers a fantastic family day out in Bolton, Greater Manchester. This real working farm has over 25 different types of animals to see. As well as typical farm animals like sheep, cows, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, horses...
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Hollywood Bowl Manchester

Hollywood Bowl Manchester, Fold Way, Ashton Leisure Park, Ashton-under-lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0PG

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Manchester review Located in Ashton-Under-Lyne is Manchester's Hollywood Bowl venue. The redesigned Centre represents a ‘new generation’ of Hollywood Bowl, including 26 fully computerised lanes with plush leather seating, a new ‘Hollywood Diner’ restaurant concept and upgraded bar, with new décor celebrating all things...
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