Family friendly Manchester

Family fun at Breakout

Escape reality and play Breakout, an escape game room that’s top-ranked on Tripadvisor. Perfect for family and friends fun, a team of two to five people have 60 minutes to solve puzzles, tackle conundrums and break out of a locked room. Rooms are themed, which adds to the experience.

Look at the stars at Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank has one of the greatest observatories in the world and is home to the Lovell Telescope – the biggest on the plant when it was constructed in 1955, and still the third largest today. The on-site Discovery Centre offers lots of hands-on activities and families are able to experiment with the equipment. There’s also a beautiful garden with a playground and a picnic area.

Get a taste of history at Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall, Manchester

It the heart of the Cheshire countryside visitors can unearth the beauty of Adlington Hall. The Hall started out simply as a Saxon hunting lodge but during the Norman conquest, William the Conqueror took the land as his own. Today the hall stands tall and visitors enjoy the breath-taking gardens and the beautiful and historic buildings.

Explore the Manchester Police Museum

Lonely Planet has called it ‘one of the city’s best-kept secret’ and visitors to Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives are able to enjoy a labyrinth of eerie alleyways and holes where unsavoury characters were once kept. Learn about the underside of the city and walk amongst what was once a busy police station.

Discover the mysteries of Staircase House

In the heart of Stockport’s historic market place, visitors can discover Staircase House. It’s a place where the rooms are discovered in nooks and everything is linked by slightly creepy corridors. Take a trip to the bedroom to marvel at the 17th century four poster bed and visit what was once a busy and bustling kitchen.

Show your lego skills at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

If you’ve ever dreamt of learning the secrets to being a top LEGO builder, you might want to swing through the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester. There’s an awesome Kingdom Quest laser ride, iconic Lego landmarks and even a 4D cinema!


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