Top 5 things to do with the kids over the bank holiday weekend

We are coming to the last stretch of the summer holidays and yes the weather has yet again been a disappointment. Although we have had a couple of lovely days it’s mostly been typical Manchester weather! The weather for this weekend is 50/50 between rain and sun so that’s why we have come up with a list of things you can do this bank holiday weekend with options for rainy weather.

Stadium tours. (Any weather)

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Perfect for all Manchester football fans, with 2 of the biggest clubs in Europe being located in Manchester, a stadium tour is going to be a great day out. Both the Manchester City and Manchester United stadiums are iconic arenas with United having a fantastic history and City focused on the future with their amazing training facilities.

A full tour of the stadium includes going into the players changing rooms, sitting in the technical area and visiting the team’s museum so you can see the history behind the club.

Tours at City           Tours at United 

Heaton Park (Best in nice weather)


Heaton Park is  the biggest park in Manchester and the largest municipal park in the whole of Europe! There’s loads to do with tonnes of activities for adults and children to enjoy, including rowing boats, tram rides, a farm, garden centre, observatory and much more. Make sure you check the website before planning a trip as there are lots of events throughout the year.

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Museums in Manchester (rainy day)


There is a huge range of different museums in Manchester including; the National Football Museum, Imperial War Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and much more. All museums are free to attend but do accept donations, it’s a great educational cheap day out with the kids.

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Chill Factore/ Play Factor (rainy day)


Manchester is lucky to have the UK’s largest indoor ski slope, yes it’s strange going somewhere cold during the summer holidays but our weather isn’t very impressive anyway. Chill Factor has something for everyone! Can’t ski? They’re different activities to do like sledging, ice luge and rock climbing.

Within Chill factore, there is also a huge indoor play area for kids aged 1-16. It’s amazing and the little ones will have fun for hours! Inside is a 25m zip line, go-kart track and a laser quest arena along with the massive playground that’s big enough for adults!

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CBBC Tour in Media City (Anytime)


if your kids are addicted to all things CBBC and CBeebies this will be great for them as they can explore the sets from their favourite TV shows. To keep the parents interested the tour includes going on the sets of Match of the Day and BBC News.

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