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Weekend in Manchester with 9year old. Ideas please?

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Kiki257 Sun 14-Aug-16 20:29:08

Going to Manchester for the weekend looking for some ideas of things to do it go see while we are there. Will have 9yo ds with us
Thank you

SirNiallDementia Sun 14-Aug-16 20:34:10

My 9 year old has really enjoyed the museum of science and industry, the national football museum, the war museum, the CBBC tour at BBC Manchester, chill factore and bizarrely the cat cafe!

RusholmeRuffian Sun 14-Aug-16 20:34:46

National Football Museum is great!

Rachcakes Sun 14-Aug-16 20:39:28

Mine loved the CBBC tour too, and MOSI. DS likes a trip to the Trafford Centre too. We go to the cinema, get some food. There's the aquarium and Legoland Discovery Centre there too. And I think high wires, but we've never tried that.

Acornantics Fri 19-Aug-16 17:06:44

I think there was a fire at the cat cafe recently so check it's open if you're planning a trip based around a feline-related food experience confused!

Yy to all above suggestions, the museums are great, including Manchester Museum up near the university, though our favourite is MOSI. Love the Imperial War Museum and the Lowry art gallery too, which is near BBC media city for the tours.

There are some fab cafes in the Northern Quarter and a new independent American style diner opened there recently, apparently the breakfasts are amazing there.

LadyPenelope68 Fri 19-Aug-16 17:09:30

Science Museum (MOSI), Manchester Museum and the Imperial War Musrum all absolutely brilliant.

Wanderingraspberry Fri 19-Aug-16 17:16:10

Mosi have some kind of event this weekend with a Minecraft element.

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