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What's on for kids in Manchester?

There are lots of family-friendly things to do with the kids in Manchester, whether it’s half term or summer holidays, and many of the activities are free…

What's on for kids in Manchester?

Things to do with kids in Manchester

What’s on for kids in Manchester? If you’re looking for a fun-filled day out with your little ones, look no further than Greater Manchester. From exciting outdoor adventures to interactive museums and art galleries, there is no shortage of family-friendly activities to choose from. And the best part? Many of these activities are free and won’t cost you a penny.

Take a stroll through one of the many beautiful parks or nature reserves in the area, where you and your kids can get up close and personal with local wildlife and enjoy a picnic in the sun. Or, head to one of the many museums or art galleries in Manchester, many of which offer free admission to children and families.

No matter what your budget or interests, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy in Greater Manchester. So pack up the kids, grab some snacks, and hit the town for a day of family fun and adventure.

Event Series Operation Ouch!

Operation Ouch!

Science and Industry Museum Liverpool Road, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Dive headfirst into the digestive system for an unforgettable journey of super-sized science, unfiltered adventure and giggle-worthy gore in the Science and Industry Museum's upcoming world premiere blockbuster exhibition, Operation Ouch!, which will see the hit CBBC children's TV series brought to life.


The 100 Story Hotel

Z-Arts 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, United Kingdom

An interactive world of storytelling and play

From £9.50

Half Term in Bloom at Trafford Palazzo

Trafford Palazzo Barton Dock Road, Trafford Park, Salford, United Kingdom

Celebrate National Children's Gardening Week with half term activities designed to encourage little gardeners to bloom!


Fishing For Rainbows

Waterside Arts 1 Waterside, Sale, Manchester, United Kingdom

An award-winning children's writer is bringing a show inspired by his own family's fishing escapades to Waterside Arts in Sale

From £7.50
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