Free Places To Visit With Toddlers Near Oldham and Tameside

I’m constantly out and about with my little ones, looking for new places to visit, and that itself can get expensive.

I’ve picked some of my favourite places to take my toddler twins that won’t cost you a penny!

Portland Basin.

I love to visit Portland Basin with my toddlers in the week, it’s such a fab free day out. It’s only 2 minutes out of the centre of Ashton, Portland Basin is really easy to get too and there’s free parking too.

Take a walk down a 1920’s street, have a look around and see how life was. Explore the school, the chippy, the church and even the pub.

There’s also an under 5’s play area, Nuts and Bolts which is fab, but my kids favourite part is the miniature train. We stand and watch it go around and around for ages. We also enjoy the trails they have on, at the moment it’s teddy bears, can you spot all the teddies hidden in the museum?

There is space for picnics and also a cafe, so great for lunch time or snack time. Easy access for prams, even my big double fits in the lift. On nice days, you can pop outside, feed the ducks, have a walk or even take a trip on the canal. Fantastic!

My eldest loves to go too, so we always head there in the half term too.
1 Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA

The Garden House.

The Garden House is a working farm on Marple, Stockport. It’s free entry which is fab! The farm does rely on donations and there’s plenty of opportunity to donate when your there.

There’s a large car park and the farm is accessible with a pram, just a warning that the walk back to the car park is up a big hill!

My two loved seeing the animals, especially the bunny rabbits and the sheep. There’s a large field where the animals run free and a path that takes you around it. There’s plenty if swings and slides, sandpits and little rides ones, definitely enough to keep any toddler happy!

There’s spaces for picnics and even some under cover seating. We took our own food to keep costs down, but food and drink seemed very reasonable with a brew only £1.50.

We can’t wait to head back and visit again!

The Garden House,

Lakes Rd, Marple, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 7DH

Oldham Library and Gallery Oldham.

We are weekly visitors to Oldham Library. It’s completely free to be a member too!

There’s always something going on for children and families at Oldham Library. They have plenty of rhyme time classes during the week as well as special events and things to do in the half term. For lots more information on what’s going on over the next few months at Oldham Library see here.

Oldham Library, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

A Local Park.

We love nothing more than visiting a park and there’s plenty of fab parks local to us. We always pack a picnic meaning it’s a free day out!

We recently visited Foxdenton Park in Chadderton and we instantly feel in love with it. It’s a lovely little park that’s a perfect size for my toddlers to walk around. It’s suitable for a pram also, not to hilly. There’s duck ponds, a small playground and a lovely walk that goes around the park.

You can check out our other favourite parks that we like to visit here.

Share what you and your little ones get up to for free!!