Great Days Out

There are simply too many activities to do to cover here, but we’ve included links to some of our favourites, categorised by ‘type’ of activity. In addition, you may find these two websites useful for events, activities and general information for families in the North West: Kids Confidential and Little Dudes                     

 

GET CREATIVE

Bean and Brush Cafe, Sale
Pottery Corner, Chorlton
Minikin Emporium, Sale

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Horseriding - Ashton Hall Equestrian Centre
Walkden Gardens, Sale
Worthington Park, Sale
Sale Water Park
Dunham Massey Park
Tatton Park
The Transpennine Way - Easy access for a walk or a cycle with plenty of things for the kids to see. Treasure Hunt maps can be found here.

INDOOR PLAY CENTRES

Playfactore, Trafford
Antz in Your Pantz, Timperley
Baby Play Cafe, Altrincham
Land of Play, Trafford Park
Head over Heels, Chorlton and Stanley Green

INDOOR ADVENTURE

Legoland Discovery Centre.,Trafford Park
Chill Factore, Trafford Park
Airkix, Trafford Park
Gulliver’s World Splash Zone
The Vertical Chill Ice Wall, Manchester
Silver Blades Ice Rink, Altrincham
Awesome Walls, Stockport

SPORTS GALORE

Manchester United Stadium Tour
Manchester City Stadium
Sale Sharks Rugby
Manchester Football Museum

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES AND THEATRES

Sale Waterside Arts Centre
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
Manchester Art Gallery
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Manchester Museum
Museum of Science & Industry
Museum of Transport
People’s History Museum
Imperial War Museum North
Hat Works, Stockport
Ordsall Hall, Salford

MEDIA CITY FOR KIDS

BBC  - CBBC Interactive Tours
The Lowry
Imperial War Museum

FARMS, ANIMALS AND MORE!

Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Tatton Park
Chester Zoo
Knowsley Safari Park
Trentham Monkey Forest
Blackpool Zoo
Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

ON THE RAILS

Walton Park Trains, Sale
Abbotsford Park Minature Railway, Urmston (only open on Sunday’s): Located on Chassen Road, Urmston M41

MOSI Steam Train
Heaton Park Tramway
East Lancashire Railway (running Thomas The Tank Engine days)

MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS

Sale Water Sports Centre (covers both Sale Water Park and Chorlton Water Park)
Trafford Watersports Centre
Salford Watersports Centre
Canoe Hire on the Transpennine Trail

CYCLING

Bike Hire
Route Planning:
Sale Water Park Family Loop
Kids Treasure Hunts on the Transpennine Trail – download questions (and answers)