Family things to do in Manchester

There are loads of free family-friendly things to do in Manchester. Whatever your children enjoy – there are some great places to visit and explore .

So jump on the Metrolink and take your pick of some of the super family-friendly museums, art galleries and libraries.

Interesting and hands-on, the Science & Industry Museum host excellent exhibitions with plenty to do for all ages. Manchester Museum, the National Football Museum, and The Whitworth all have fantastic permanent and changing exhibitions. There are lots of other free days out too.

Z-arts and HOME offer a delightful programme of family screenings, workshops and performance throughout the year too. With a range of family-friendly sports sessions on offer at local leisure centres and regular workshops at Manchester’s libraries, there are many ways to have fun and spend quality time together.

A child plays with a hula hoop
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