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Fun-Filled Family Days Out in Manchester

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Manchester is a vibrant city, bubbling with culture and spirit. It is the second largest city in the UK and home to some of the country’s favourite landmarks. There is so much to do in and around the city that it is hard to know where to start. With tons of fantastic museums, activity centres and outdoor spaces to choose from, you will want to make sure the whole family can enjoy the day. So here are the top days out in Manchester as a family:

Albert Square in Manchester
Albert Square in Manchester

Sightseeing Manchester

This more laid-back day out lets you explore all the best sights of Manchester. This guided tour is the perfect way to discover the city without having to worry about getting lost or tired feet. The open-top double decker bus allows you and your family the best view of the city. If you’re taking on a city break of Manchester this really is the best place to start, especially if time is of the essence.

You will whistle by the best bits of the city, getting a good feel for Manchester’s lively and rich atmosphere. Some of the highlights of the tour include: Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, Albert Square, The Lowry art museum, Piccadilly Gardens, the Imperial War Museum and Salford Quays. All in the space of 2 hours!

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Explore all the best sights of Manchester!

Dino Kingdom

What is more exciting than walking with dinosaurs? Dino Kingdom lets your kids enjoy their own Jurassic adventure, as you explore the site. This fun and interactive day out provides an insight into the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs, with plenty of activities to get involved with along the way.

The highly detailed 3D models move and roar just like the real things so give you a truly immersive experience. Other must-see features are the fossil wall walk and Dino Dodgems. This is a great activity option for younger children as there is plenty to keep them busy without being too challenging.

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Dino kingdom
Dino kingdom

Breakout Manchester

If you and your family want to try your hand at some detective work then an escape room is for you. Locked in a room, you will have to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and crack codes to find the key and escape. This activity helps you work together as a family using your problem-solving skills and working as a team. If you have older kids who are wanting to try something new, this is a great option.

Breakout Manchester has multiple different rooms to choose from. Fan favourites are the Detective Agency and Enchanted themed rooms. These need sharp minds to complete the challenge. This is a great all-weather day out option – even rainy days can be a fun-filled experience with Breakout Manchester. So, get your thinking caps on and start escaping.

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Breakout Manchester
Breakout Manchester

Manchester United Museum and Tour

This day out is any young football fan’s dream. The tour will take you in and around the Old Trafford stadium, giving you an insight into the world-class team’s home. You will feel like VIPs getting a behind the scenes peak at the footballing world. From the lofty heights of the Sir Alex Furguson stand to the best pitch side seats, you will get a full spectators view.

Afterwards, you will be taken ‘backstage’ to the players’ dressing room before finally emerging through the players’ tunnel. Finish off your day with a bite to eat in the legendary Reds Cafe. This once in a lifetime experience is not one to be missed.

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Museum & Stadium Tour
Museum & Stadium Tour

Rock Over Climbing

If your family is looking to burn off some energy, then Rock Over Climbing is the place to go. This indoor adventure park has a range of equipment, challenges and activities set to keep the whole family busy for an afternoon. For younger children, there is a soft play area, small climbing walls and adventure obstacles to explore.

For the more adventurous, the centre offers the Climbing Adventure Zone, where children will be clipped in and monitored by one of the expert instructors. This activity is a great introduction into climbing and allows parents to sit back and relax, knowing that the fun is being taken care of.

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Climbing Adventure Zone
Climbing Adventure Zone

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