Things to do in Manchester with the Children
The National Football Museum is a great place to visit with the kids. Kick a ball about, have some fun and find out more about your favourite game. There are interactive objects, games an displays that will appeal to all ages.
Visit the IMAX Cinema with the kids for a futuristic ride of spectacular 2D and 3D effects.
How about visiting the Chinese Arts Centre, and see all the works and exhibits from contemporary Chinese Arts. There work covers many areas including exhibitions.
Rock Over Climbing. They offer packages for all ages, including the really young, that will introduce everyone to basic safety and climbing techniques. This will allow the children of every age to participate and learn how to have fun while developing their physical ability at the same time. There is a new kids play area in Central Manchester, which has two great slides, tunnels, a castle and dozens of toys to play with. This is free until Christmas so make the most of it.
Greater Manchester Police Museum Step back in time to a Victorian Manchester, a hidden city of gas lamps and narrow alleys, of slums and unruly alehouses: someone had to uphold the law! History is brought back to life at the Police Museum. This is a great way of teaching your kids how things have progressed over the past 100 years.
How about Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail? Treasure Trails and Treasure Hunts are a great way to explore a new village or place, while enjoying walking and getting out in the fresh Air. Follow the Trail and solve all the clues.
Visit the Lomo Wall Manchester. This is a physical wall, covered by thousands of photographs, which when viewed from a distance form fascinating mosaic works of arts.
Projekts Indoor Skatepark which is undercover and very well maintained. Practice your skating skills or show off, depending on your skill level. No age limit, but parental supervision is required for very young children.
Salford Watersports Centre offer a wide variety of exciting water sports as well as outdoor activities which include sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing, bell boating and raft building. There is also an 8 metre indoor climbing wall to practice your climbing skills on.
Heaton Park has a great Animal Centre. There are two children’s play area’s, which provide a range of activities for young children ranging from 3 year to 14 years. Tram Rides, Pitch and Putt and Rowing Boats.
Visit the Donkey Sanctuary and pet the donkeys, which will educate the children about the importance of taking care of animals.
Legoland Discovery Centre. Once inside it is like you have just arrived at the biggest box of lego bricks ever. Discover Merlin’s Magical Potion Room. With over 2 million lego bricks under one roof, you will be amazed at what you will discover.
Airkix Indoor Skydiving is a new and exciting pastime