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Spending time with your father doesn't have to be small talk about the new traffic lights or road works, here are 5 things to do with your Dad in Manchester: 

1. National Football Museum 

Home to the world's largest collection of football memrobilia, the National Football Museum is heaven for football mad dads. Explore the history of football from the origins of the game right through to the modern day with a number of interactive exhibitions and countless artefacts which are bound to inspire a recollection of tales and the "I was there" memories.   

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2. Museum of Science & Industry 

The Museum of Science & Industry (MSI) is devoted to showcasing the ideas which have changed the world, from the Industrial Revolution right through to the modern day computer. Wandering around the oldest surviving passenger railway station, you can delve into exhibitions which are sure to entertain Dads of all ages. 

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3. Go exploring in the wild 

Greater Manchester is home to stunning areas of natural beauty and what better way to spend time with your Dad than to climb up a hill or conquer a lake? From the picturesque Rivington Pike in Bolton to the historic manor houses and gardens around Dunham Massey in Trafford there is something for everyone in Greater Manchester. Just don't forget your walking boots!    

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4. Axe throwing 

Fancy something a bit different? Always wanted to unleash that inner Viking? Dads love axes, right? Situated in the Great Northern Warehouse, WhistlePunk Urban Axe Throwing gives you the opportunity to launch metal hatchets at targets in a unique axetravaganza experience. 

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5. Try one of Manchester's traditional pubs 

Real ale, fantastic bar snacks and incredible decor...what more could a Dad want?! Manchester is home to a number of fantastic traditional pubs including: The Marble Arch with Victorian tiling and 11 Marble beers on draft; The Britons Protection - one of Manchester's oldest pubs not only offering a wide range of ales but also a varied selection of whiskey.  

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