Now that the school year is almost coming to an end, it can be hard to keep the kids excited in school and it can be even harder to entertain them at home.
Whether you are a parent trying to find things to deal with your child, or a teacher searching for exciting school trips to Manchester: we’ve got you covered. Today we are going to take a look at some great activities you can enjoy with our family or your class in the city of Manchester to help them get pumped up for the summer.
If you want to give a small group of kids or your children an activity like no other this year, an escape room can be the best choice you make. Breakout is an escape room in Manchester with a few locations around the city and it can be a unique place to visit for the afternoon. Once inside the escape room you have one hour to use your mind and clues to escape from the room and this can be a fun activity to get your kids thinking and working as a team.
Legoland Discovery Centre
With a 4 D cinema as well as a small rollercoaster ride which runs through the building, legoland is the ideal place to bring young children for the afternoon. It is located in Barton Square in Trafford and is a huge tourist attraction for kids. For those who love to build and create this can inspire and enthuse, and you’ll see many lifesize figures of Disney and popular characters and more. You can also enjoy Miniland which is a small scale version of many of Manchester’s biggest landmarks.
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Some children love museums and some don’t, and whichever category your kids fall under this summer be prepared for their minds to be blown. Manchester is known for being a hub of science in the UK and there are so many amazing things to see in this museum this year. You will be able to enjoy the biggest railway in the country, some amazing science displays, and interactive experiments. In a museum like no other the kids can test out concepts such as convection and gravity themselves with interactive experiments and this will help even the most bored child enjoy the world of science.
Sea Life Manchester
Manchester’s Sea Life is located next door to Legoland and this means you can have a full day of amazing adventures at these two amazing locations. During your visit to sea life you will be able to roam around and see some
If the most fascinating exotic fish, as well as come face to face with sharks and sting rays. But this isn’t where the fun ends: you can also enjoy diving for the first time in the sea trek experience at the park and this will allow your kids to feel what it is like in the water.
The Chill Factore is an indoor Alpine ski village located in the centre of Trafford which contains some amazing activities and experiences for all ages. This unique building not only offers many shops and restaurants for you to enjoy, but it also has 2 massive ski slopes which kids can get lessons on or simply play around and have fins whether you are a skier or snowboarder, there are countless hours of fun ahead of you in this amazing place.
CBBC tour at Media City
Media city is one of the most popular places to visit in Manchester and based in Salford, it is the hub of the BBC and ITV in the northwest.this amazing stretch of land over the canal is a stunning place to visit and for the kids, the CBBC tour is the ideal way to spend the afternoon. During the tour the kids will be able to see behind the scenes of their favourite shows and get to grips with their favourite characters in person.
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
The Trafford Centre is one of the most highly visited tourist spots in manchester and for a spot of shopping it can be a great choice for a day out. However after a chocolate shot at Thorntons the kids might lose interest very quickly and this is why the mini golf above the Orient is the ideal place to visit. Paradise Island has two different adventures: Tiki Hut and Temple Ruins, one of which includes being squirted with water by an elephant… and it is amazing. This golf is an adventure which takes place over 2 floors and weaves in and out of complex obstacles. It will keep the kids occupied and is fun for the whole family.
Bounce Central UK
A trampoline is one of those things which most kids have in their back garden and if they don’t, they want one. But there is nothing quite like this trampoline park in Manchester which has over 90 trampolines in its walls and giant play areas ideal for everyone. Bounce Central is a fun place to spend the day with the kids and they will be occupied for hours jumping around and doing tricks on the trampolines.
Go Karting is one of those activities which is definitely on the bucket list for many kids and here in old Trafford you will be able to enjoy it with kids as young as five. This park has lots of different courses for different drivers and it is the ideal place to hold a Birthday party or to go for a school trip close to the summer.
Manchester Art Gallery
Finally a more calming environment for the kids who love art and culture… the art gallery in Manchester can be a great choice for a quiet afternoon exploring Manchester and shopping. The gallery has some amazing paintings and sculptures from throughout history and it is a beautiful place for kids to learn about art. They can also take part in workshops in the top of the gallery and make their own art!
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