Times are tight, and as the winter draws in we’ve been on the look out for some of the best free family things to do in Manchester, whatever the weather. Whether you’ve just half an hour available, or an expanse of school holidays to fill, Manchester’s world-renowned attractions have enough history, art and science to enable families to have fun, get creative, and explore the globe, without breaking the bank!
With year-round family activities and facilities, as well as regular programmes of special events for people of all ages, these venues and events are all geared up for families, and feature both indoor and outdoor experiences, so there’s something for everyone.
Don’t forget to bring some pocket money for food and drink, as there are all sorts of family-friendly places to eat in Manchester. You also might want to browse the unique shops available too.
For more free ideas, also check out our handy guide to Parks and Gardens in Manchester.