Manchester Attractions for Kids


Manchester city has a population of about 500,000 and is home to fascinating museums, world-famous sporting events and numerous activities for children. If you are planning a trip with the family you will find great accommodation packages in the Jurys hotels in Manchester.  Here are a few attractions in Manchester that kids will love.

The Manchester Aquatics Centre includes several slides and numerous pools that kids will love. Located in the heart of the city, the complex is home to two 50-metre pools, a diving pool and a leisure pool. Kids under the age of 16 are offered free admission.

Sports are well known in Manchester and soccer is the most popular sport in the UK. Kids can visit the Manchester United Museum and tour, and they can see the many trophies and awards that the club has accumulated over the years. They can also enjoy numerous interactive exhibits and have your picture taken with one of the players. If a child gets lucky, he could even kick for tickets to a match.

A unique activity that kids will enjoy is a treasure hunt around the central part of Manchester. Kids can purchase a map that consists of a route, and they must solve clues as you go. This is a chance for kids to learn about the city, and they can make stops at various attractions along the way.

If your kids are creative and enjoy art then they should attend one of the studios for pottery painting. Kids can create banks, plates or cups, and they can paint them the way they wish. The items can be retrieved after the studio glazes and fires them.

The oldest surviving railway station in the world is located at the Museum of Science and Industry. Children can enjoy a 4-D theatre that includes water, moving seats and air blasts. They can also enjoy a planetarium, steam train rides and an interactive science exhibit.

Kids can enjoy a spectacular view of the city when they take a ride on The Wheel of Manchester. Located in the heart of the city, kids can soar 60m in the air in their own capsule. It is quite an adventure for children.

Manchester is one of the most popular cities in the UK to visit. Kids will have a blast when they visit this exciting city, and it is a great opportunity to make family memories that will last a lifetime. Manchester hotels are plentiful so shop around and avail of the best package available.


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