It’s half term, so where is the best place to take the kids? Well, if they’re football mad youngsters, then we’d highly recommend the National Football Museum (Based at the Urbis building near Manchester Victoria station)!
Based over four floors, there really is something for everyone: from exhibitions and artefacts from the gloriest moments of the sports’ incredible history and items formerly owned by some of the world’s most illustrious players (both Pele and Maradona get a mention!), to recording you own commentary to a classic video-clip, the latest in football video games to try, and even – shock horror for a museum – somewhere to kick a ball around!
We went at the weekend and, whilst our group of 11 year olds were somewhat non-plussed by reliving the epic FA cup games from times gone by, they were over the moon with the chance to take penalties and practice their football skills (even if they did, regrettably, lose to their dad in every one…!) Everyone came out of the museum with smiles on their faces, and two hours past a lot quicker than it seems to at home.
Entry to the museum is FREE, but I’d recommend getting some Football+ tokens on arrival, which means that you can take part in the more interactive (and therefore fun for kids!) aspects of the museum.
We all loved it – you will too. And once you’re done there, we used our CityCard at Frankie and Benny’s to 20% off our burgers, fries and soda’s!
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