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Manchester Family attractions

Most of Manchester's attractions are free to enjoy and offer great facilities for kids to explore, create and learn

  • Aerial Extreme

    Aerial Extreme

    Adventure Park / PlaygroundJoin us for a unique, fun-packed experience on one of the world's most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses, boasting over 38 exciting obstacles. The outdoors has never been this much fun!

  • AirVault Trampoline Park

    AirVault Trampoline Park

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  • Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve

    Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve

    Nature ReserveOnce part of the Alkrington Hall estate, this area of mature woodland provides an ideal habitat for wide ranging flora and fauna.

  • Beat the cold and get active in Manchester this winter

    Beat the cold and get active in Manchester this winter

    ArticleExplore more in Manchester

  • Blue Planet Aquarium

    Blue Planet Aquarium

    ArticleHome to over 100 living displays and one of Europe's largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium is an awesome attraction.

  • Bolton Aquarium

    Bolton Aquarium

    AquariumAll of the fish at Bolton Aquarium are freshwater fish, whose natural habitats are streams, rivers or lakes. This makes us almost unique within the UK, as most public aquaria show mostly marine fish.

  • Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive

    Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive

    ArticleThis hub of activity in the heart of Bolton has enough variety for repeat visits.

  • Breakout Manchester

    Breakout Manchester

    ArticleBreakout is a live escape room game, a group of friends, family or colleagues are locked in the room for an hour and have to solve a series of puzzles.

  • Bury Transport Museum

    Bury Transport Museum

    ArticleThe industrial heritage of the North West is brought to life before visitors very eyes at Bury Transport Museum

  • Challenge 4 Change

    Challenge 4 Change

    Adventure Park / PlaygroundChallenge 4 Change is a unique indoor urban activity centre based near Media City in Trafford Park. It is a one of a kind venue that every member of the family is sure to love!

  • Chill Factore

    Chill Factore

    ArticleChill Factore is the UK’s longest indoor skiing and snowboarding slope and the coolest day out in Manchester

  • Clayton Hall Living History Museum

    Clayton Hall Living History Museum

    Historic House / PalaceGet in touch with the past and see & feel what it was like to live in Victorian times.

  • Corn Exchange Manchester

    Corn Exchange Manchester

    ArticleThe newly re-opened Corn Exchange is home to Manchester's most exciting mix of restaurants.

  • Countryside Walks

    Countryside Walks

    Country / Royal ParkRochdale borough stretches from the Manchester Plain at Middleton to the high Pennine moors near Littleborough, allowing for a selection of walking styles from easy to rugged. Leaflets are available from Rochdale Tourist Information Centre.

  • Curious About Manchester

    Curious About Manchester

    Nature TrailTwo self guided, treasure hunt style heritage walks around Manchester city centre.