Best Things To Do & Days Out In Greater Manchester

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 113 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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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Animals Outdoor Fun

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1EU

Things to do at Chester Zoo review Chester Zoo is one of the UK's biggest zoos located near Chester in Cheshire. The site is vast and there is so much to see and do there. It's certainly a full day out. There's a great variety of animals including tigers,...
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Primary Tweens Outdoor Outdoor Fun

The Crocky Trail

The Crocky Trail, Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7PH

Things to do at The Crocky Trail review The Crocky Trail near Waverton in Cheshire is a mile long adventure trail for kids with lots of different challenges including rope swings, slides, climbs and a chain bridge. There are some really big slides which are gravity-defying with some being...
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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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Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens

Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens, Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4AT

Things to do at Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens review Cannon Hall is a country house museum with parkland and gardens near Cawthorne in South Yorkshire. The estate is run by the council and the hall has a programme of events including children's activities. The hall and estate...
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National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum, Pictureville, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ

Things to do at National Science and Media Museum review The National Science and Media Museum is located in the heart of Bradford, West Yorkshire. It's a really great museum for families and it does a fantastic job of making learning fun. The museum has permanent and temporary...
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Cannon Hall Farm

Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4AT

Things to do at Cannon Hall Farm review Cannon Hall Farm can be found near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. It is very modern in its design and it's clear there's been a lot of recent investment to this popular farm park attraction. The main thing that is obvious...
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All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun

Hollywood Bowl Bradford

Hollywood Bowl Bradford, The Leisure Exchange, Vicar Ln, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 5LD

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Bradford review A game of ten pin bowling is fun for all the family. At Hollywood Bowl in Bradford, they have 28 state-of-the-art bowling lanes including a star-studded VIP area. There is an American themed diner, a bar plus amusements. Their bowling lanes all...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Great Outdoors Historical

Oakwell Hall and Country Park

Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Nova Ln, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9LF

Things to do at Oakwell Hall and Country Park review Oakwell Hall and Country Park can be found near Batley in West Yorkshire. The hall is furnished as a family home from the 1690s and it offers visitors a real insight into a post-English civil war household. There is...
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Toddlers Primary Tweens Indoor & Outdoor Food & Fun Outdoor Fun Indoor Fun

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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All Ages Indoor Museum

Western Approaches

Western Approaches, 1-3 Rumford St, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 8SZ

Things to do at Western Approaches review The Western Approaches Museum is located in the heart of Liverpool, Merseyside. Inside you can explore Britain's top-secret underground bunker that is hidden under the streets of Liverpool. Back in the day, you had to sign the Official Secrets Act to enter...
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All Ages Indoor Sightseeing

Royal Liver Building 360

Royal Liver Building 360, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1HU

Things to do at Royal Liver Building 360 review The Royal Liver Building 360 tour and visitor experience is a 70-minute tour of the iconic building on the water's edge in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside. The building stands at 322 and it was Europe's first skyscraper and...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Boat Trips

Mersey Ferries

Mersey Ferries, Pier Head, George Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DP

Things to do at Mersey Ferries review Located on the Pier Head in Liverpool are the tourist boat trips run by Mersey Ferries. You can enjoy a range of cruises, ferries and amazing views of Liverpool and the Wirral. The River Explorer cruise is a great 50-minute sightseeing tour....
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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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Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm

Tom O'Shanter Urban Farm, Boundary Rd, Bidston, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH43 7PD

Things to do at Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm review Near Bidston, in Merseyside, you will find the Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm. It has a historic thatched cottage and it is a free urban farm situated in Bidston Hill on the Wirral. It is run by a charitable trust with...
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Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge Hall, Baslow Road, Ashford in the water, Derbyshire, DE45 1NZ

Thornbridge HallNear Great Longstone, Derbyshire Things to do at Thornbridge Hall review Located near Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales, Thornbridge Hall is a grade two listed stately home nestled in 12 acres of wonderfully quirky gardens with stunning views of the surrounding Peak District countryside. Thornbridge’s gardens were designed at the...
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