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Bolton Steam Museum Bolton
#3 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
As the whole family enjoys steam trains thought we could take the kids to see how it all works They were enthralled from start to finish of their visit and learnt new things into the bargin
Really fun seeing all the engines at work very entertaining for me and my children ...free parking and free entry : )
Smithills Open Farm Bolton
#19 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Fantastic day out for family and children Well run farm Loads to do Great staff Great cafe Fantastic range of animals and play facilities Well worth a visit I'd recommend to anyone with children or without also
Beautiful farm, very clean, animals well treated and looked after, lots of animal to see, plenty of activities, nice cafe with lots to choose, family orientated and good Santa!!! Donkey rides a bit short but well...
Etihad Stadium Manchester
#7 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Great tour and a great stadium with lots of history and would love to visit again Great for kids as there's lots of fun parts and has the best rooms
From start to finish the tour was very interesting and our tour guide Nigel was very friendly, informative and took the tour at a great pace, including adults and children alike in many of his stories which were g...
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Reddish Vale Farm Stockport
#38 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Had a really nice day, took my niece for a riding lesson very professional and friendly staff, called into the tea rooms for lunch excellent value for money and spotlessly clean, very child friendly would highly r...
had a fantastic day .The kids got to pet stroke and feed the animals .The staff we're brilliant with the kids .The out door play area was great .The indoor play area was great bouncey castles big bouncy slide trac...
Pennington Flash Country Park Leigh
#42 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
For people who enjoy sport, you can play golf, walk, cycle and also sailing and windsurfing is done on the lake Their is a children’s play area, picnic areas and recreation areas which are ideal for families of al...
Awesome place kids love it great walks views lakes golf course wildlife centre bird huts parks play area ..
Portland Basin Museum Ashton-under-Lyne
#39 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
... it has narrow boat history downstairs, with boats outside in the actual basin, loads of engineering artifacts to look round, hat makers, etc, all really well displayed, with a fabulous play area for children.
Visited here with my five year old twins after a relative moved house now living next door to the museum and what a nice surprise lovely little place plenty to see and do I enjoyed the trip as well as the kids als...
Urmston & District Model Engineering Society Urmston
#43 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Amazing work and dedication from the volunteers how run the railway, long may it continue into the future, I remember riding the train when I was a kid, now my children get to enjoy it :) love it....
There is an ice cream van who does the BEST sherbet ice cream cones & again very reasonable prices!! It's a firm family favourite & will ( hopefully ) be a place my kids can bring their kids!
Manchester Climbing Centre Manchester
#2 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
And set in the most magical setting!! Advice anyone to try it!! Instructors are extremely good and the kids have learnt so much.
Excellent indoor activity centre for children n adults alike.
The Manchester Museum Manchester
#26 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
This is a fantastic museum with a great range of exhibits which appeal to children of all ages (and their parents) From Dinosaurs to Egyptian mummies, pottery, textiles, weapons, costumes, planets, minerals, anima...
Climate control exhibition brilliant Great family / adult activities too lovely shop and permanent exhibitions better information on Egyptology than main Cairo museums Easily accessible by bus/ bike/train/tram alt...
Dovestone Resevoir Oldham
#23 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
The sun meant that reservoir & surrounding hills were looking at their best & was nice to see a large number of families from diverse backgrounds also enjoying the evening sunshine in beautiful surroundings.
First time up to dovestone and was amazed with the scenery such a picturesque place The kids loved it loads of fields and walkways to explore and a nice little picnic area.
Chorlton Water Park Manchester
#49 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Excellent for all: Families with buggies, bikes and roller skates, dog walkers, dog runners, lots of runners, sedate post lunch walkers and fishermen/ women.
... a mile walk each time you go round ...good for joggers cycling dog walking etc Summer time get very busy with family's there is usually an ice cream van parked up for refreshments there's a play area for kids.
Hollingworth Lake Rochdale
#37 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Lovley place and great walk even on brisk days it's a fab walk and beautifully to look at great for kids and fab in the summer
Excellent family venue - on the face an inland "seaside trip", with the huge lake , water birds, waders etc and nice picturesque views across and around the lake.
Greater Manchester Police Museum Manchester
#5 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
We took a group of thirty children aged between 3-11 years old and the absolutely loved it, our guide was fantastic asking questions getting the children very much involved, the museum itself is amazing the old ce...
Excellent place for the kids and grown ups to visit.
Clayton Hall Museum Manchester
#44 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Fantastic and informative place, lots of hands on activities for children and very helpful and welcoming staff.
You can also take a walk around the grounds or have a nice cup of tea and a snack in the cafe, where you can purchase souvenirs, a really great day out for the kids to learn and dress up & take part and also learn...
Haigh Woodland Park Wigan
#55 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Excellent for a family visit with lots of attractions - well worth a look at website, cafe, adventure play, ropes, activities, miniature railway., woodland walks - something for everybody!
... up to Harley Golf course are stunning, take your bikes and explore further, brilliant play area for children of all ages, cafe and toilet's, great for a game of golf, and the Hall itself has a lot of history, ...
Science and Industry Museum Manchester
#48 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
We were greeted with enthusiasm by Lee who then thoroughly captivated 29 children and 3 adults for the best part of an hour with his humour boundless energy and captivating manner, a truly awesome gentleman.
Very interesting things to learn about technology and evolution in the Manchester area over centuries You can see early train coaches Great gift shop Ideal for kids
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Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens Manchester
#29 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
I had a really good day lovely plants gardens and walkways are very clean staff excellent nice peaceful place with plenty to see local places to eat easy for buses first class 10/10 take your children and pack lun...
It's located next to the Rivery Mersey and provides a great day out especially for families and couples!
Fairy Glen Appley Bridge
#47 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Love coming here to walk through the woods especially spring with daffodils and May with blue bells Ideal for young children as well as adults , bridges and styles to climb over Recommend wellies at the moment as...
A little gem near to par-bold hill .An Easy walk down to the leeds Liverpool canal.Great bird spotting place.Great for dog walkers and families.
Etherow Country Park Stockport
#56 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Lovely walks, lake, weir/waterfall, fairy garden, short or long walks, lovely cafe, little shop with activities for the kids and a small garden centre.
Great family walk up to the keg pool, dogs off leads beautiful autumn day just perfect, stopped for a picnic near the bird hide....great place to visit whatever the time of year
Marple Locks Marple
#30 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Great engineering feat, interesting history and walking, local park with attractions for children.
I normally go for walk up and down the Marple Locks with Mrs, and have often invited friends with young children (sometimes with strollers) and have enjoyed it every single time.
The Fusilier Museum Bury
#10 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
... significance of the Lancashire Fusiliers in the the wars and battles Britain was embroiled in, the heart wrenching letters and personal memorabilia of families and the stoic British in the face of adversity.
There are a number of areas where you can watch videos, All the staff and volunteers we encountered were very helpful and interesting and interested in my reasons for visiting as part of some family research and g...
Turton and Entwistle Reservoir Edgworth
#28 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
The walk itself is perfect for anyone, young, old, families, pets etc and takes you around the whole of the reservoir.
Took just over an hour and a half of leisurely walking with a couple of stops for the kids to explore the adjacent woods.
Jumbles Country Park Bolton
#53 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
We visited one of our favourite local walking spots on Tuesday on a glorious day.Always a pleasant spot to exercise gently and lovely to see so many families about,some enjoying their own picnics
Great place to go with kids for a great day out Rummaging through woods and watching water flow peacefully by So calming and relaxing.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre Oldham
#17 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Great selection of music that children wanted to sing (" symphony " etc), and all the eight cast members worked as a team including some impressive singing.
Superb family entertainment from a brilliant cast.
Lancaster Park & Animal Farm Oldham
#68 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
There are also a few play areas around the farm with swings slides and also a zip wire which the kids really enjoyed and there is a picnic area onsite to I would highly recommend and will be back in the summer
Lots of animals for children to hold and lots of smaller animals to see and feed, the food buckets were fab and my children loved feeding the animals, the walk round the land was great to tire them out, it was a f...
Museum of Transport Greater Manchester Manchester
#41 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Have various trails you can go around with the children, along with tv screens with videos, really nice volunteers, a good value cafe.
Very interesting if that's your thing, old tram as well, a few short films playing giving a background on them, some of the buses you can go on, kids loved that.
MediaCityUK Salford
#25 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
... in Liverpool and travelling from Bournemouth to do this, we booked the tour in Manchester to make this a memorable CBBC weekend Mike & John were our tour guides and had a great rapport with the children.
We brought a group of special needs students to the mediacity tour today, the two guides Mike and Hannah were both lovely and fun with the kids, both showed a lot of understanding towards the young people: making...
Avro Heritage Museum Stockport
#8 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
Ideally you'll have some interest in aircraft to really appreciate this museum but anyone (and especially kids) will love the opportunity to climb inside the cockpit of a Vulcan bomber and sit at one of the crew s...
Under the stairs there is an aircraft simulater which is great fun, while you try to take off and land various types of aircraft - the children really loved that, needless to say.
Staircase House Stockport
#12 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
We found the house full of history and it is a great restoration where you can walk through the ages and learn lots of facts great for young children who like to explore history.
From medieval times, through Georgian and Victorian, plus there's a free Stockport Story Museum to visit next door, so it's excellent value and a great way to entertain children of 7-12 - and their parents.
National Football Museum Manchester
#61 of 533 things to do in Greater Manchester
... of the Football Walk of Fame and Paul Trevillion portraits, and the contribution of You are the Ref both in exhibits and generous sponsorship makes this a must-see attraction for the Football loving family.
... even a machine where you can look up the facts about your local team,you can spend a good half day here,and best of all its free,theres a well stocked shop and a great modern cafe,a great family attraction
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