Discovering Manchester – what to do as a family

Manchester is amazing, there are lots of things to explore and do but we haven’t done much in the city to be honest. Usually it’s shopping at the Trafford Centre, sticking to the same shops too.  I would love to stay in serviced apartments Manchester for a few nights, giving a lot more time in this wonderful city! We did this with family a few years ago while exploring Birmingham and it made it a lot easier!

I wish we spent more time in Manchester but what with Miss A’s various hobbies, it isn’t easy. But given an opportunity to go exploring, how exciting!

It is always lovely to try something new and apart from having dinner at a favourite restaurant of ours (Frankie and Benny’s) and visiting the shop that is a must, the Disney Store! 

First stop was the Museum of Science and Industry. What a wonderful place! It was enjoyed by all. There is something for all ages here, more time was needed here to be honest but we wanted to do a few more things. Next time, we will spend a lot longer there. Master A especially enjoyed it. There were things for him to do and it was visually very good for him! He didn’t want to leave, nor did any of us!

Next stop, the Disney Store. A very Moana themed purchase. Both kids love the Disney store. 

Dinner was at Frankie and Bennys. This was enjoyable. One thing I will say though, the Frankie and Benny’s at the Printworks do not take any discount. We have a Tastecard, they didn’t accept it. Also the codes available on the Frankie and Benny’s app can’t be used there either. We have a very strict budget for dining out so this did make it a bit annoying but the food there was rather good! The new menu finally has something that I like, being vegetarian, the choices have been rather limited. The vegan burger is really good! However bring back Red French Pizza and the vegetarian Calzone and then we would probably visit our local restaurant more often.

The final part to our Manchester trip was at Treetop Adventures Golf. We have been to the crazy golf at the Trafford Centre before but not this one and it was fantastic! There was a bit of cheating going on with Master A but we let him, he was having such a good time! It wasn’t a competition but my other half would have been the winner. However, I managed to win the bonus round at the end, so I got given a free round to use later. 

We had such a lovely time in Manchester and this has given me the inspiration to find something new every visit, maybe without planning!


The spending money was gifted by, but all views are my own.


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