Manchester city guides

4 ideas for family days out in Manchester.


Dylan Mitchell

Manchester is often referred to as the ‘capital of the north’ due to the size of the city, its diverse culture and the number of interesting things to do. Whether you live there or just visiting, there’s so much to see and do in the incredible city. For family days out in Manchester, you have plenty of choices. If you’re heading out with the kids and need inspiration, read our helpful guide on cheap family days out in Manchester.

Cheap family days out in Manchester

As well as getting hold of amazing Manchester restaurant offers, you can find a range of fun things to do in the city with tastecard. We love a day out in the northern city, so as well as having the best restaurant deals in Manchester, we’ve also compiled a list of fun things for you and the kids to do too! Here are our picks:

  • Manchester ODEON

  • Museum of Science and Industry

  • Heaton Park

  • Manchester Art Gallery

Family buying snacks at the cinema

Manchester ODEON.

When searching for family days out deals with tastecard, you’ll find fantastic savings for ODEON tickets. Whether it’s the latest Marvel blockbuster or a family fun comedy film, you can spend a few hours at ODEON in Deansgate with the kids. It’s the perfect way to enjoy some downtime in the city and scoff loads of popcorn and sweets! Plus, the kids will love it too!

Science and Industry Museum

Museum of Science and Industry.

After treating the kids to a movie and treats at the cinema, it’s time to engage their brains! Head to the Museum of Science and Industry for a fun and interactive experience. The museum offers interactive exhibits, workshops, and demonstrations on topics like transportation, textiles, and communication. The museum also has a collection of historic machines, including locomotives and aircraft, and offers hands-on workshops for kids. Plus, if you’re looking for cheap family days out in Manchester, this is ideal because it’s free!

Heaton Park Manchester

Heaton Park.

Another free day out in Manchester involves heading to Heaton Park. This huge park is perfect for families as it offers a variety of activities for you all to enjoy. The park has a lake, a farm, a playground, plus cycling and walking trails. There are also events throughout the year, including a summer festival and Christmas market.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery.

Experience some culture in the city with a visit to the Manchester Art Gallery. Home to a large collection of incredible art, the Manchester Art Gallery includes works by famous artists like Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. The gallery also offers family-friendly activities that include craft workshops and storytelling sessions.

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Start saving with tastecard.

Now you have ideas for family days out in Manchester, you should try tastecard and start saving money. With our discount card, you can enjoy fantastic restaurant deals like 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food at some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Manchester, cinema ticket offers, and discounts on days out. It’s perfect for families that love to dine out and enjoy tourist attractions together. So, if you’re looking for cheap family days out in Manchester, use your tastecard membership to save today.