Exploring Manchester With Your Family

As we get into November, it’s hard not to feel the pressure of the approach of the Christmas holidays - even though half term is only just behind us! As you get ready for the demands of Christmas, from food and presents to parties and relatives coming to stay - let us suggest some of the best ways you can explore Manchester with your family. Whether you’re visiting the city for the first time on a day trip or you’ve lived here all your life and you’re looking to see the city through new eyes, let us be your guides and reveal the fun things to do Manchester hides for new and old visitors alike.



Get Climbing


Ditch the gym and find a new perspective with some of Manchester’s many climbing centres! From huge indoor climbing hubs, to artificial ice walls, there are plenty of places for adults and kids alike to try out climbing or develop their skills into a life long habit.


After you’ve got a bit of experience under your belt, it might be time to trek further afield. With the Pennines to the North and East of the city, taking an outdoor climbing trek might be your next big adventure, and show you the city in an entirely new light!


Hunt for Treasure


One great way to get a fresh angle on a city you think you know inside out is to find an urban treasure trail to follow. There are plenty of options to help you explore Manchester’s history, hostelries, architecture and more, so you can fit the scavenger hunt to your needs. It’s a wonderful way for a family to spend a day together having a genuine adventure, or for stag and hen dos to kick off a weekend of fun. Check out the options today and see what would make the perfect day exploring Manchester’s streets for you!

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Christmas is Coming


With Christmas coming - and maybe even here by the time you read this - a whole other range of events and activities opens up. Christmas markets open right across the city, allowing you to take in carols, festive food, last minute present shopping and a break for something mulled into the bargain! With Manchester officially proclaimed the UK’s best city for Christmas markets, it’s well worth making the trip.


For a less commercial Christmas treat you could take the family to Dunham Massey, a National Trust property to the South East of the city, which as well as curating its own fascinating history is also hosting a selection of Christmassy delights. From the magical illuminated trail to the Victorian funfair, this is a perfect day out for a family looking for the history of Manchester.