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    • JVRMac
    • By JVRMac 7th Jul 17, 12:05 AM
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    thing's to do in Manchester 7th Jul 17 at 12:05 AM
    I'm looking to take the kids for a few days in Manchester this Aug and looking for some ideas of what to do. We have been before and did airkix, media city and national war museum and am looking for something a little different. The boys are 15 and 12 and neither are interested in football. Would love some ideas on where to go.
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    • LimeLight
    • By LimeLight 7th Jul 17, 1:29 AM
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    Jump on the tram to bury and have a ride on a steam train on the East Lancs Railway
    just passing through.... Nothing to see....
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 7th Jul 17, 3:15 AM
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    Museum of Science and Industry
    http://msimanchester.org.uk/
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 7th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
    Manchester
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    • 7th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
    How are you getting here and planning to get around? Where will you be based? I'll be back with ideas.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
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    • By shown73 7th Jul 17, 7:34 PM
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    Are there still tours of the Coronation St TV studios??
    • JVRMac
    • By JVRMac 7th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
    We are getting the train down and planning on staying at a premier inn either Manchester central or Salford central hotel, we'll be using public transport to get around, thanks
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 8th Jul 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 8:08 PM
    There are loads of museums in central Manchester M.O.S.I and Manchester museum are great.
    China Town. Underground tours, a breakout room experience,aquatic center,

    You say you've done the sky diving, near to there ( Trafford centre) is Chill Factore and underneath PlayFactore opposite is Go air , a trampoline park and obviously the Trafford centre for shopping or food. Outside the Trafford centre is an aerial extreme.

    Further afield but on the Met tram line is Heaton Park ( biggest in Europe) which has a golf course, boating lake and as of yesterday Tree top Trek.

    Again on the tram line, there's Bury, great market and as posted above a steam train you can take a ride on.

    Hope that helps a bit.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
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