Best Things To Do & Days Out In Greater Manchester

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 147 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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Toddlers Tweens Primary Indoor & Outdoor Animals Outdoor Fun Indoor Fun

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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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

Things to do at Chatsworth House review Chatsworth House is one of the UK's grandest estates in the UK and the jewel of the Peak District. Set in expansive parkland where wild deer roam and backed by wooded hills, it's been chosen as Britain's favourite country house several...
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Quarry Bank National Trust

Quarry Bank National Trust, Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

Things to do at Quarry Bank National Trust review Quarry Bank is a great National Trust to visit with kids. There are so many things to do whatever the weather. The site is a great industrial heritage community. There is the option to go on a guided tour of...
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The Ice Cream Farm

The Ice Cream Farm, Drumlan Hall, Newton lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9NE

Things to do at The Ice Cream Farm review The Ice Cream Farm In Cheshire is a jam-packed full day out for the kids. There is an abundance of activities (and Ice cream) to keep them busy for hours on end.   You pay a small charge for entry for...
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Peak Wildlife Park

Peak Wildlife Park, Winkhill, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7QR

Things to do Peak Wildlife Park review Peak Wildlife Park is based in Winkhill near Leek. It offers the opportunity to come face to face with a variety of animals from different continents. It includes animal walkthroughs, keeper talks, indoor and outdoor play areas plus an on-site cafe....
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National Coal Mining Museum for England

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH

Things to do at National Coal Mining Museum for England review If you plan on visiting the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield I highly recommend you pre-book on their underground tour. This was the highlight of our visit and an absolute must. The museum is housed in...
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefiled, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG

Yorkshire Sculpture Parknear Wakefield, West Yorkshire Things to do at Yorkshire Sculpture Park review The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located halfway between Wakefield and Barnsley. It is advertised as art without walls and it is set in a vast parkland that you can spend hours walking around. It is...
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Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern, Winnats Pass, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WA

Things to do at Speedwell Cavern review Speedwell Cavern is just a short walk (approximately 15 to 20 minutes) from the village of Castleton. They also have a free on-site car park. This cavern really should only be visited by children that are confident walkers. There are 105 steps down...
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Peak Cavern

Peak Cavern, Peak Cavern Road, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WS

Things to do at Peak Cavern review Peak Cavern is located in the centre of Castleton. Although there isn't parking at the cavern itself it's not far to walk from the main pay and display car park for the village. Plus the walk there is stunning as Castleton is one of...
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Blue John Cavern

Blue John, Cross St, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WH

Things to do at Blue John Cavern review Blue John is a semi-precious mineral and can only be found in Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton in Derbyshire. The scenery in this part of Derbyshire is simply stunning. There is parking near to Blue John but as the...
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Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle, Market Pl, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WQ

Things to do at Peveril Castle review Peveril Castle in Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire is owned and run by English Heritage. The castle sits at the top of a big hill that overlooks the quaint Derbyshire village. It must have been an effort building the castle back in the 12th Century....
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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Eureka!, Disovery Rd, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2NE

Things to do at Eureka! The National Children's Museum review Have you been to Eureka! The children’s museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire? If not and you have children under 11, then you really should if you are ever nearby. There are over 400 interactive exhibits for children to interact with. In...
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