Best Things To Do & Days Out In Greater Manchester

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 184 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.

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Teens Tweens Primary Indoor Caves and Mines

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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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Museum

Strawberry Field Liverpool

Strawberry Field Liverpool, Beaconsfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 6EJ

Things to do at Strawberry Field Liverpool review "Let me take you down, 'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields". We all know the lyrics from the famous Beatles song. Did you know that the inspiration for this song came from the site of a former Salvation Army children's home...
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Toddlers Primary Tweens Indoor Indoor Fun Indoor Play Centres

The Zone Huddersfield

The Zone Huddersfield, St Andrew's rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6PT

Things to do at The Zone Huddersfield review The Zone is located a short drive from the centre of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. They are a large indoor soft play centre with a large astroturf football pitch. They have what is said to be Yorkshire's largest indoor soft play...
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Indoor & Outdoor Railway Museum Outdoor Fun

Ribble Steam Railway and Museum

Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, Chain Caul Rd, Ashton-on-ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD

Things to do at Ribble Steam Railway and Museum review The Ribble Steam Railway is a standard gauge preserved railway near Preston in Lancashire. It runs along Preston Docks and is home to a collection of railway based items from a previously closed museum in Southport. The line was...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Indoor Fun Outdoor Fun

Sportsman Inn and Leisure

Sportsman Inn and Leisure, Bradford Old Rd, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6UG

Things to do at Sportsman Inn and Leisure review The Sportsman Inn and Leisure are located near Halifax in West Yorkshire. It is a pub with leisure facilities and it's a great place for families to visit. Indoors there is Charlie Fastrax soft play adventure gym. It is a...
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All Ages Indoor CInema and Theatre

ODEON Huddersfield

ODEON Huddersfield, John Smith's Stadium, Bradley Mills Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6PQ

OODEON Huddersfield review The ODEON Cinema in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire is located a short drive from the centre of the town. The ODEON Cinema chain is the biggest in the UK. Their cinemas show the latest Blockbuster movies plus other classics from the past decades of films. There are...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Great Outdoors Historical

Shibden Hall

Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6XG

Things to do at Shibden Hall review Shibden Hall is a Grade II* listed historic house located in a public park in Shibden, near Halifax in West Yorkshire. Although the building has been extensively modified throughout the years its Tudor half-timbered frontage remains. The hall dates back to 1420...
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Primary Toddlers Indoor Indoor Fun Indoor Play Centres

PB’s Play Village

PB's Play Village, White Rose Mill, Holdsworth Rd, Shay Ln, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6SN

Things to do at PB's Play Village review PB's Play Village is an indoor play centre for families located near Halifax, West Yorkshire. They are a friendly, family-run centre with over 13 different play areas. The centre is mostly suitable for children up to the age of 6. There...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Museum Free

Tolson Museum at Ravensknowle Park

Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Rd, Moldfreen, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DL

Things to do at Tolson Museum at Ravensknowle Park review The Tolson Museum is located within Ravensknowle Park near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. The museum was once a private Victorian mansion and today it features a wide range of exhibits related to the area's cultural and industrial history. There...
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Teens Tweens Primary Indoor Caves and Mines

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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All Ages Outdoor Animals

SMJ Falconry

SMJ Falconry, Ox Heys Stairs, Hawksbridge Ln, Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, BD22 9QY

Things to do at SMJ Falconry review SMJ Falconry is a bird of prey centre located near Oxenhope, West Yorkshire. They offer exclusive experiences with their birds of prey. They are located in the beautiful 'Bronte country' countryside. They have a diverse collection of more than 50 birds...
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All Ages Outdoor Great Outdoors Free

Ogden Water Country Park

Ogden Water Country Park, Ogden Ln, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8XZ

Things to do at Ogden Water Country Park review Ogden Water is a scenic nature reserve with stunning lakeside views near Halifax in West Yorkshire. It is a popular destination for walks, family outings, picnics and nature activities. It was voted Yorkshire's favourite reservoir in 2018. The nature reserve offers...
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All Ages Outdoor Historical

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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Primary Tweens Toddlers Indoor & Outdoor Indoor Play Centres Outdoor Fun Indoor Fun

Castaway Play

Castaway Play, Congleton Garden Centre, 71 Moss Rd, Astbury, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3BP

Things to do at Castaway Play review Castaway Play located in Congleton, Cheshire is a relatively new play experience perfect in all weathers. It is a really innovative place located at Congleton Garden Centre. It is a safe environment for kids and it includes pirate play and an indoor...
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All Ages Indoor CInema and Theatre

Cineworld Speke

Cineworld Speke, New Mersey Retail Park, Speke Rd, Speke, Merseyside, L24 8QB

CCineworld Speke review Located in the New Mersey Retail Park in Speke, Merseyside is the Cineworld Cinema. It is an 11 screen cinema located in one of the nation's top shopping destinations. There are nearly 1,850 free parking spaces. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains....
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