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Family friendly travelling in Manchester

Boasting fun-filled entertainment and adventure activities for kids and grown-ups alike, Manchester is the ideal location for a family-friendly city break. Home to two Premier League soccer teams and choc-a-block with sporting activities, the city is a haven for sports fans of all ages. Manchester is also full of educational museums, galleries, and historic buildings that offer free access to visitors—a windfall for families with little ones to entertain. From waterparks and quirky museums to lively sporting events, you'll be guaranteed plenty of exciting days out on your family vacation in Manchester.

Things to see in Manchester

Take the plunge at Salford Watersports Center, just outside Manchester city center, and spend a day trying out sailing, kayaking, and raft building with the kids. If you're not too tired after your adventures on the water, continue on the aquatic theme with a trip to Sea Life Manchester. Snap a family photo as you pose in front of colorful fish, fascinating octopuses, and fearsome sharks. Kids can get up close and personal with sea creatures in the interactive touch pool, while older children can take part in a dive and sea-bed walk. Sports-mad youngsters will love a trip to Manchester United’s home stadium—Old Trafford—for a behind-the-scenes soccer tour. If you can get tickets, go on a match day and cheer on the home team. If you're looking for rainy-day indoor activities, children will love the chance to step inside the biggest LEGO set imaginable at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

Family-friendly hotels in Manchester

Whether you’re looking for an upscale hotel or low-cost option for your family vacation, Manchester’s got you covered. Choose from a wide range of family accommodation in Manchester to suit all budgets and group sizes. If you're traveling with young kids, you'll easily find a child-friendly hotel in Manchester with plenty to keep them entertained, from free WiFi in the rooms and lounges, to swimming pools and game rooms. Some of Manchester’s family-friendly hotels even offer childcare services, and many provide roll-away beds or cribs in rooms on request.

Where to stay in Manchester

With a plethora of restaurants, stores, and cinemas right on its doorstep, the Deansgate area boasts a convenient, central location and offers plenty to keep the kids occupied, making it a popular choice among families. Discover Manchester's beautiful docklands in Salford, where kids will love taking part in water-based activities like canoeing and boat tours. For a great choice of family-friendly accommodation in Manchester and a taste of a different side of city, explore Piccadilly to enjoy the sights of Manchester's Chinatown and the greenery of Piccadilly Gardens, where the little ones can run around in the fresh air.

How to get to Manchester

Manchester is easily accessible via Manchester Airport, a large international airport located just 10 miles south of the city center. Visitors with kids can hop straight into a taxi from the airport, or take advantage of regular trains and the 24-hour bus service to get to central Manchester. Families can get around the city center easily by public transportation, including buses, trains, and the Metrolink tram system. For travel with less hassle, taxis and hire cars are readily available to get you from A to B. If you're traveling from another UK city, trains are a comfortable and convenient way to get to central Manchester.

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