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Things to do with the kids this weekend in and around Greater Manchester

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 10/01/2019 Emma Gill
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It's almost the weekend and if you're looking for something to do with the kids then there's something for everyone.

If it's a cheap weekend you're after (who isn't?) then you could always wrap up warm and enjoy a brisk walk with the kids.

We've created our own list of recommended places to take the whole family to here , and they involve a cafe stop along the way.

You could also try one of Manchester's best parks , or playgrounds , or if you're wanting to head indoors, then take a trip to one of the region's roller rinks , trampoline centres or kids' club cinemas, which offer cheap films at the weekend.

Here's what else is on in and around Greater Manchester this Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13 ...

Adventure Golf at Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan

Throughout every weekend in January parents - and grandparents - can have a go on the Adventure Golf Course at Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan without spending a penny.

The 18-hole course features some challenging obstacles and even a Viking Boat which transports players between two of the holes.

With two or more children paying for golf - £4 for ages three to 11 and £5 for ages 12 plus - mums and dads are free of charge. Usual price is £5 per adult. Under threes go free.

The offer applies to the weekends of January 12 to 13, 19 to 20 and 26 to 27. Up to two adults go free when two or more children pay.

For more details, or to book visit .

Haigh Woodland Park, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PE.

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Bing Live!, The Lowry

Bing Live! is coming to The Lowry this Saturday and Sunday.

It's the first ever stage show for the popular character who will be joined by Sula, Coco and Pando.

The stage production 'full of fun, laughter, music and magical puppetry' promises to be 'the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families'.

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There are four shows at 1pm and 4pm on January 12 and at 10am and 1pm on January 13.

For tickets for The Lowry, from £18, visit or .

For other venues, with ticket prices from £16, visit or .

The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ.

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Escape VR Reality, The Printworks

The Printworks' escape room Escape Reality is launching a new virtual reality gaming centre this weekend.

It'll feature the latest VR games and hardware and the VR experiences are suitable for first timers, families, casual gamers, and experienced gamers.

Treetop golf and films for a fiver, why The Printworks makes for a great family day out  

The 90-minute experience includes a 15-minute briefing, an hour of play and a post-game debrief.

Family-friendly games are suitable for kids from the age of 13. Visit the website for more details and to book.

The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS.


Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Trafford Centre

If you'd rather to play your golf indoors then the revamped Paradise Island Adventure Golf has become one of the first courses in the UK to use augmented reality.

It's the first time AR has been used in an adventure golf setting, with special hazard effects including 'treacherous lava pits, snakes and scorpions, as well as characters such as an Aztec God and a cheeky monkey'.

An app - on Apple and android - gives players a whole new dimension. By scanning their phones over triggers positioned around the venue’s 36 holes, players can be 'transported to a new world with talking Easter Island Heads and Aztec Warrior putting tips'.

To download the app, visit

Rounds cost £4 for under fives, £6.50 for ages five to 16, £8.50 for adults, or £26 for a family.

For further information or booking enquiries, visit .

intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8DF.

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Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

Christmas might seem like a distant memory but if you didn't have chance to catch a pantomime this year - or you fancy another - there's still time.

Cinderella is one of the nation's favourites and Oldham Coliseum is promising music, songs and slapstick, plus 'a sprinkling of fairy dust' in its show which ends this Saturday.

Tickets cost from £13.50 and can be booked online .

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