Days Out With The Kids Manchester To Suit All Budgets

In the height of the summer holidays and with October half term on the horizon it’s good to have some ideas in mind to keep the kids busy. That’s why we have created this list of ideas for days out with the kids Manchester has available to suit all budgets. The best part about all of these activities is that they suit most age groups too, or at least most of them do. This means the whole family gets to enjoy it too.

Check out our ‘Cheap things to do in Manchester guide‘ covering fun days out with the family with a low budget.

Sea Life Centre

First on our list of days out with the kids Manchester is the Sea Life Centre. From £17.50, this day out is affordable. There’s sharks, clownfish, turtles and more, plenty of which will be completely new to your little ones.  A great thing about the Sea Life Centre is that it is educational and helps to conserve the wildlife from our oceans. 

Tatton Park

The self proclaimed perfect family day out is at Tatton Park. With over 1000 acres to explore home to red and fallow deer you are sure to get a glimpse of these beautiful creatures on your walk here, if you’re lucky you might even get the chance to get up close to some of them. Our favourite part of Tatton Park to visit with the kids is the farm which houses pigs, donkeys, cows and more, most of them being indoors meaning you can go regardless of Manchester’s unpredictable weather. There are plenty of other things to do and see across the park such as:

  • The gardens
  • Tattons maze
  • The mansion
  • The adventure playground 

At £33 for a family ticket that covers 2 adults and up to 3 kids, this day out is a great way to explore nature and history in combination at an affordable price. 

Chester Zoo

Next on our list of days out with the kids Manchester has to offer is Chester Zoo, although we do admit this isn’t Manchester, it’s only an hour away. This makes it the perfect day out that isn’t too far away and is sure to go down a hit with the kids. Cost wise this activity is on the more expensive side compared to other options on the list with children’s tickets starting from £21.36. However, it is definitely worth a visit with over 35,000 animals. There are bound to be some you have never seen before, making the zoo a great day out for all. Who says you can’t enjoy your day out as much as the kids? Here’s a list of some of our favourite animals at Chester Zoo you cannot miss on your visit: 

  • Asian elephants
  • Orangutans 
  • Bush dog
  • Lions
  • Red pandas

Play Factore

Next on our list of days out with the kids Manchester has to offer is Play Factore, the UKs largest indoor play area. It has been carefully designed to provide families with the best, state of the art indoor play area. It is home of the tallest standing indoor slide in the UK and also contains a full laser tag arena. Valojump trampolines and zipwire. It’s fair to say Play Factore offers the full package when it comes to play areas. From £1.95 depending on the age of your child this is an exciting yet affordable day out, you can find cheaper prices during off peak times. 

Museum Of Transport

If you are looking for a day out with the kids that is more educational there are plenty of museums in and around Manchester for you to try. One we think will go down a hit is the Museum Of Transport, and the best part is that for under 16s it’s free! At the museum you will find an interesting display of old buses, trams and coaches and other historic objects.

Other idea of days out with the kids Manchester has available:

We have covered our favourite days out but wanted to make sure we covered as many activities as we could so you and your family don’t miss out. Here is a list of other activities for you and the kids in and around Manchester to try out this summer:

Overview of days out with the kids Manchester

We hope this article has given you some new idea of how to keep the kids entertained and busy. If you have any ideas of activities we’ve missed please let us know so we can add them to the list. We also recommend our blog on ‘Theatres in Manchester‘ and ‘Fun things to do in Manchester‘ suited for the whole family to enjoy with activities such as bowling! Thanks for reading.

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