This is your guide to kids’ activities in Manchester – answering some frequently asked questions.
Living in one of the UK’s rainiest cities is no reason to stay home at the weekend. There are tons of indoor activities for kids in Manchester, from games of mini golf to snow sports. Lots of them are pretty active, too! Check them out here:
Why not take them to the nearest soft play centre? They’re a great opportunity to let your kids mix with others and run wild in a nice squishy environment. You’ll often get the opportunity to treat yourself to coffee and cake, and a nice sit down into the bargain!
Some great options include the iPlay Zone at Sky High Adventure in Droylsden, Just Giggle at Stockport, and That Fun Place in Bolton.
Generally yes, although the policy tends to vary between venues. Paintball Network, for example, says it has hosted birthday parties for children as young as 10 - and has a location right by Worsley to the south-west of Manchester.
Paintball HQ Manchester, meanwhile, allows kids over the age of 12 to participate.
There are sites elsewhere that will allow kids as young as eight to play a low impact version of the game. Any player under the age of 18 will usually need parental consent.
If the weather’s good, there’s plenty of fun to be had in the great outdoors of Manchester, along with a wide array of sports-based activities.
There are loads of great places to try paintballing near Manchester and, as mentioned above, a lot of them will let kids play. Parental participation is strictly optional!
Or, if you’ve tried indoor climbing with the kids, and your little explorers want to get to grips with real rock, try it out with Pure Outdoor Ltd out at Bamford – it’s a little further afield in the Peak District but the authenticity can’t be beat.
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