Holiday Fun

Resources and ideas for entertaining children over the holidays.

Please see a selection of resources below.

Let's Go with the Children

Search for activities and events near you.

Places to go around Oldham | Lets Go With The Children

 

Days Out with the Kids

Explore the links or use the filters at the top of the page  on their website to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Oldham with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

20 Best Things To Do In Oldham Near Me | Attractions in Greater Manchester | Day Out With The Kids

Oldham Libraries

How to access your local library services.

Oldham Libraries

Best of Oldham

Oldham Active

Find information on our gym, swim and classes, as well as our extra activities including Outdoor, Sports & Leagues.

Oldham Community Leisure | Oldham's Leading Leisure and Gym Facilities (oclactive.co.uk)

Mahdlo Youth Zone

Mahdlo is a state-of-the-art Youth Zone in the heart of Oldham for 8-21 year olds (up to 25 for young people with a disability). Open 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year, we offer an exciting range of activities and opportunities that all young people from across Oldham can access for just 50p as a member.

Mahdlo Youth Zone (mahdloyz.org)

Gallery Oldham Children and Families

Exhibitions across four galleries, events, courses, talks and concerts as well as popular schools workshops and family activities. Open 6 days a week.

Gallery Oldham

Money Saving Expert.com - Family

Great offers on days out and deals for a great time with the kids.

Kids activities, days out & school holiday ideas – MoneySavingExpert

Get Birding Podcasts

Presented by Dr Mya-Rose Craig, the Get Birding series encourages people up and down the UK to look out of their windows, venture into their gardens and walk through their local parks to get to know Britain’s birds, our most accessible connection with nature.

https://shows.acast.com/get-birding

WWF Garden Safaris

A garden safari is a fun way for families and young people to explore their gardens - or other outdoor spaces - and learn more about local flora and fauna using the SEEK app.

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/love-nature/garden-safari

https://www.wwf.org.uk/discover-nature-seek-app

#LearnToLoveNature

WWF provide a series of fun 'make-it' activities that have been designed to encourage wildlife into your local area and explore your love of nature.

Learn to Love Nature

Wildlife Competition

Photography is one of the many ways you can get out and embrace the wilderness. Why not submit a photograph to a wildlife photography competition? There are plenty to choose from.

Wildlife Competition

Thriving With Nature Guidebook

The Mental Health Foundation and WWF produced a guide on making the most of our natural spaces for our mental health and wellbeing. Take a look at the ideas to connect with nature during each season.

File icon: pdf Thriving With Nature Guidebook [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Geocaching

Why not download the geocaching app and go treasure hunting as a family!

Geocaching

#GetOutside

Join the #GetOutside campaign and mix up your daily exercise – find ideas and challenge calendars for getting outside and trying new things.

Get Outside Ordnance Survey

Get Out with the Kids

A database of family-friendly outdoor adventure ideas.

Get Out with the Kids

POINT

Additional needs and disability events.

POINT

Riding for the Disabled Association RDA

With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, RDA provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement. RDA is an inclusive and diverse organisation. They welcome clients with physical and learning disabilities and autism, and there are no age restrictions.

RDA Organisation

The Disabled Ramblers

The Disabled Ramblers is a small charity working across England and Wales to help make the countryside more accessible to people with limited mobility – which benefits everyone. They run 25 – 30 rambles designed for mobility scooters each year, organised into groups of 3 or 4 in selected areas of the country. They are run from April to October, whatever the weather.

Disabled Ramblers

Ability Wheelz

Ability Wheelz provides opportunities for children, young people and adults with additional needs and/or disabilities to access a wide range of adapted and universal cycles in Alexandra Park. The whole family can enjoy exercise, whilst learning to cycle.

Our location within the award winning Alexandra Park, Oldham gives you clean green space where you can not only enjoy exercise and activity, but where our person centred offer enables service users to access a range of events, peer support opportunities and the chance to learn new skills.

Ability Wheelz now offer 'Learn to ride' cycling lesson, so that children, young people, and adults with or without additional needs can learn to ride a bike and enjoy the independence and health benefits this can bring. 

Ability Wheelz POINT

Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs is a Scottish Charity which believes that everyone has the right to enjoy our beautiful beaches. All of the wheelchairs have been specially designed to enable individuals with disabilities to get back on the beach. Unlike a standard manual wheelchair they have large, rubber wheels which move easily over the sand. They hire out beach wheelchairs free of charge from each of our seaside locations using local volunteers.

Beach Wheel Chairs