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Manchester with Kids

Museum of Science & Industry, LEGOLAND, Old Trafford Museum, Manchester United Stadium
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.7 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Two hours north of London is the affordable family-friendly Manchester with a mix of indoor and outdoor attractions for year-round... more »

Tips:  TIP: All these attractions and activities are within 5 miles of Manchester's City Centre, so choose accommodations nearby. That way, ... more »

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Points of Interest

Begin your family adventure at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI). From Manchester’s contributions to the textile industry to the Internet, the MOSI is an interactive experience perfect for all ages. MOSI tells the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past through its six themed and permanent galleries stretched across five... More

Experience England’s passion for sports in The Quays at the Old Trafford football grounds, one of England’s most popular venues and home to Manchester United's football since 1910, with the exception of 1941-1949 when Machester was rebuilding after the World War II bombings.

Manchester United’s history began more than 100 years ago as a football... More

Imagine the roar of 76,000 fans with a behind-the-scenes tour of “Old Trafford,” the second largest football stadium in England and the 11th largest in Europe. Manchester United has called this home since 1910.

During your stadium tour, get a birds’ eye view of the grounds (nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams) from the elevated Sir Alex Ferguson... More

By now, the family is hungry and it's time to stop for a bite to eat. Open 7 days a week (except during match play), the Manchester United Red Café is the perfect place to kick back and relax and keep the football-themed experience going!

From burgers to pizza to fish & chips, Red Cafe offers a children's menu while catering to adults. Look... More

5. BBC MediaCityUK

For children 6 and up, MediaCityUK offers behind-the-scenes CBBC Interactive Tours. BBC is home to many popular kids’ programs, including Blue Peter, Dragon’s Den, and Newsround. Interactive experiences for kids include playing the role of “CBBC presenter” and discovering how it feels to be "live" with the news and weather.

The CBBC Interactive... More

The perfect year-round stop to wind down with the kids is Spinningfields, a retail complex and outdoor entertainment mecca in the heart of Manchester.

During the summer, place a to-go order from one of the many restaurants located throughout the Spinningfields complex – and after a long day, be sure to reward the kids’ sweet tooth with a treat... More