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Family Days Out in Lancashire
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach There's something for everyone at Pleasure Beach with over 125 breathtaking rides, attractions and shows including the spectacular Hot Ice Show. Top thrill rides include the Big One, the UK's tallest fastest rollercoaster. Nickenodeon Land with amazing rides and attractions for all ages including...
Blackpool Sea Life Centre
Blackpool
Blackpool Sea Life Centre Blackpool Sea Life is the must see aquarium in the North-West. Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, turtles, rays and sea horses, SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater...
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool
Blackpool Zoo is home to over 1500 animals of more than 400 species including big cats, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, orangutans and many more to visit. You can even meet 32 dinosaurs in their superb prehistoric gardens.New indoor play barn too. Great idea for family days out in Lancashire.
Bowland Wild Boar Park
Preston
Bowland Wild Boar Park Enjoy a picnic and take a ramble in beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in scenic Ribble Valley Park. Fun includes kids' tractor play area.
Turbary Woods
Preston
Turbary Woods Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Farmer Parrs Animal World
Fleetwood
Farmer Parrs Animal World If ewe like animals ewe'll love Farmer Parrs! We have a large collection of farm and rare breed animals for you to meet. As well as a large museum and a pottery too. Animal shows, pony rides and tractor rides are included in our daily activities. We also have a play area, shop and cafe.
Windmill Animal Farm
Burscough
Windmill Animal Farm offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with animals + lots of play areas and miniature railway.
Animal Quackers Park Farm
Bacup
Animal Quackers Park Farm A family run business aiming to bring your family the fun and enjoyment of animals: hugging, feeding and interacting with all of the residents of the farm. Plus play area and pony walks.
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary
Oswaldtwistle
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary Open facility working to rescue vulnerable equines, giving them rehabilitation and treatment. A valuable opportunity for the kids to learn about responsibility toward animals.
Smithills Open Farm
Bolton
Smithills Open Farm 25 varieties of animal and you can get up close to them because they are all "nice and well behaved". You can even feed them, and hold them, if you wish.
Greenlands Farm Village
Carnforth
Greenlands Farm Village You can pet storybook farm animals, ride a horse and trap, pedal a mini tractor (size permitting!), lark about in a straw play barn and picnic by the paddocks. We also have a 4 storey soft play centre for toddlers to 12yr olds to enjoy.
Docker Park Farm
Carnforth
Docker Park Farm Friendly farm plus indoor play barn and outdoor adventure play, go karts and ride ons, bouncy castle and more.
Farmer Teds Farm Park
Ormskirk
Farmer Teds Farm Park Large farm geared around children with tractor rides, demonstrations, huge indoor and outdoor adventure areas, go karts, sandpit and climbing frames.
Old Holly Farm
Garstang
Old Holly Farm is a working dairy farm, just 5 minutes south of the M6 junction 33, with an indoor Playbarn, Animals, Cafe, Farm Shop, Coolcow Ice cream (made on site) and more. We’re open 9am to 5pm all year round, plus entry to the open farm is free!
Lancaster Maritime Museum
Lancaster
Lancaster Maritime Museum The museum covers the maritime trade of Lancaster using sound, smells, reconstructions and audiovisuals. Features include four restored local fishing vessels, and an aquarium.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive
Bolton
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive If you're looking for a free fun family outing, this is the place for you. There's a special children's activity corner, and an exciting programme of family friendly events all year round, as well as plenty of themed activities during the holidays.
Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Preston
Harris Museum & Art Gallery We’re a family-friendly museum and art gallery in the heart of Preston city centre. Visit our museum because we know how to make history and art fun! We’ve got a programme of regular hands-on workshops for families as well as permanent activities whatever time of day you arrive.
The Fusilier Museum
Bury
The Fusilier Museum Home to the collection of the XX Lancashire and Royal Regiment Fusiliers, commemorating in total over 300 years of history and heritage.
Clitheroe Castle Museum
Clitheroe
Clitheroe Castle Museum New look galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of local history, heritage and geology. Features for younger children.
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Rossendale
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum Discover how raw wool and cotton were traditionally transformed into cloth, learn Lancashire's part in the Industrial Revolution, and see the giant waterwheel work!
Towneley Hall Museum
Burnley
Towneley Hall Museum A range of indoor artistic exhibitions set within a large park which also offers play areas, golf courses and sculpture trails. Take a picnic!
Portland Basin Museum
Ashton-under-Lyne
Portland Basin Museum Housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse this family friendly museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting.
Sandcastle Waterworld
Blackpool
Sandcastle Waterworld A fantastic tropical adventure full of heart-stopping rides, water chutes with undulating twists and turns, cascading water features and tranquil glittering pools. 18 major features!
Waves Water Fun Centre
Blackburn
Waves Water Fun Centre If you are looking for family days out in Lancashire, Waves features include Regency gym, a lagoon shaped pool, Alien Encounter space bowl slide, children's shipwrecked slide, jacuzzi and a wave machine!
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool
Nelson
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool Pendle Wavelengths leisure pool has a wave machine, a roof high water slide. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids
Splash at Riverside
Blackburn
Splash at Riverside No special play features beyond the standard pools BUT they are chlorine free pools which is a big plus for children with asthma or delicate eyes!
KK5 Indoor Playcentre
Stockport
KK5 Indoor Playcentre KK5 Indoor Playcentre is a large playcentre suitable for children up to 12 years old. There are great slides for the older ones and a lovely soft play area for the younger kids.
Cheeky Monkeys
Chorley
Cheeky Monkeys Huge jungle themed adventure play facility with multi level climbing structure, football pitch, climbing wall, trampolines and daily entertainment! Second Wednesday of every month is dedicated exclusively to guests with autism and ADHD.
Clown Around
Chorley
Clown Around Multi level climbing adventure play, with great slides and a mirrored maze, plus ride on cars and track with car wash.
Giddy Kids Play Centre
Preston
Giddy Kids Play Centre Offering a large modern multi level play frame, dedicated toddler area and sports court.
Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play
Nelson
Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play The play structure is built up of three storeys with interconnecting passages, stair cases, walkways, bridges, rope swings and probably the biggest indoor slide in the North West! Secure, clean and friendly.
Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay
Chorley
Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay Indoor play centre with a mixture of ball pools, scramble nets, Skull Island feature frame and the giant galleon pirate ship!
Thingamajigz
Poulton le Fylde
Thingamajigz 6,400 square feet of terrific fun including slides, ball pits and tunnels; sports zone; pre-school play areas and a quiet down area for younger adventurers.
Fuzzy Eds at the Ancient Oak
Preston
Fuzzy Eds at the Ancient Oak Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star
Burnley
Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Cheeky Chimps Childrens Play Centre
Oldham
Cheeky Chimps Childrens Play Centre Kids can monkey around in the jungle gym, slither down the spiralling snake slide, or become a hidden crocodile in the ball pit, and for the mums and dads we have comfortable seating, complimentary magazines, and a cafe serving hot and cold drinks and food from our menu.
Rumble Tumble Playcentre
Wigan
Rumble Tumble Playcentre has a great indoor adventure zone - while you can relax in the coffee area. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids
Aardvark Adventure Playbarn
Blackpool
Aardvark Adventure Playbarn A brand new indoor play area, on a 3 level play frame. Includes a 4 lane tiger slide, a zebra tube slide, ball pool with ball shower, football goals, basketball court, climbing frames, walkways, walk of faith, sensory area and much, much more.
Rascals Party and Play Centre
Preston
Rascals Party and Play Centre We are a children's indoor play centre catering for all ages up to 12 years. There are 2 separate soft play areas. Our main features are a large play frame, 6 two-seater go-karts, slides, toddler and baby area, football and basketball court, trampolines and cafe etc etc!
Happy Daze Play And Party Centre
Darwen
Happy Daze Play And Party Centre offers fun, safe, bright and colourful adventure play with a multi tiered main play frame plus dedicated toddler space.
Happy Hippos Play Centre
Ormskirk
Happy Hippos Play Centre Multi tiered colourful play structure with oodles of fun features and a separate baby toddler area.
4Kids
Colne
4Kids offers 2 totally separate play facilities, one on the upper floor aimed at 5 to 12 year olds and a toddler area located on the lower floor specifically for the younger children.
4 Kids Play
Clitheroe
4 Kids Play For the under eights. A two story indoor play facility including slides and ball pool. They also have a bouncy castle and a separate baby area for smaller children.
Little Treasures
Accrington
Little Treasures One of the undoubted highlights is a visit to the bouncy castle named the 'Black Pig.' They also have many slides and climbing areas, all meeting the latest safety standards
Runamok
Rossendale
Runamok Multicoloured multitiered adventure soft play with dedicated baby play area and cafe.
Safe Play Centre
Preston
Safe Play Centre Private hire personal service soft play for special needs children. Truly magical range of interactive equipment purpose designed.
Harrys
St Annes
Harrys Three separate gorgeous play areas for juniors and pre-schoolers aged up to 10 years and babies from 6 months to explore.
Mini Magees Party and Play Centre
Preston
Mini Magees Party and Play Centre Brand new Party and Play centre for children aged 0-12. Jump in the huge ball pool, slide the 3 lane wave slide, have a kick around on the football pitch whilst mum and dad grab a cappuccino and homemade cake.
Playmates Childrens Play Centre
Chorley
Playmates Childrens Play Centre An exciting indoor adventure playcentre and party venue for children under 9, where thereâs always lots to do and plenty of fun to be had!
Madhatters Play Cafe and Party
Cleveleys
Madhatters Play Cafe and Party Soft play in a safe environment for children any age up to 11 years old. Madhatters has a large 4 level play frame, with slides, ball pool, puzzles, spinners and many more fun ways to keep children entertained.
The Fun Depot
Ashton Under Lyne
The Fun Depot Bright and cheery age segregated play areas, a peaceful sensory room, fully equipped sports court, and a dedicated nursing and feeding room.
Planet Play
Rochdale
Planet Play One of the largest and the longest established Childrens Indoor Play Centre in the area. Ride the dark slide into a sea of balls, shoot ball cannons, visit the spook room and glide on the runways. Perfect for Birthday parties with private rooms and non stop fun and games!
Boomerang Multi Sensory Play Centre
Bury
Boomerang Multi Sensory Play Centre A multi sensory play centre with 3 specialist playrooms: soft play room, sensory room and interactive room. Hoists in all rooms as well as padded floors and walls so all abilities can come and play. 5 star graded cafe to enjoy lunch or a snack.
Play Oldham
Oldham
Play Oldham is Oldham’s largest indoor play centre with plenty of challenging equipment and a separate area for babies. The cafe has a 5 star award from Oldham Council. Plenty of free parking right outside the door and on bus route from Oldham to Shaw.
Tower Of Fun
Oldham
Tower Of Fun Main play consists of Spiral and Straight Slides, Ball pool, Castle Climb, Interactive Characters such as Wobblin' Goblin, Stepping Stones over Crocodile Creek, with a Football Arena and much more!
The Jungle
Skelmersdale
The Jungle Warrington’s award winning indoor play and party centre is now open in Skelmersdale too. Swing, jump, climb and slide through the multi level play areas, take part in the many additional activities on offer, book a wild party and then relax in the 5 star Jungle Express Cafe.
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe
Wigan
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe - is small but well equipped offering dual level adventure climbing maze with fun features, toddler zone, organised activities and race car area.
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird
St Helens
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird Their patented standard of indoor fun and frolics, attached to a family restaurant. Recently refurbished with more fun features than ever.
Jitterbugs Adventure Play Centre
Littleborough
Jitterbugs Adventure Play Centre Five zones for children to discover in this play centre including a large play frame, dedicated baby and toddler areas, sports zone including roller skating, cafe and you can buy shoes!
Monolos
Manchester
Monolos is an Halal American Diner complete with a indoor play centre. We also boast a Xbox Gaming zone and toddler area. We offer diners the experience of having a relaxing meal whilst the kids run wild and enjoy themselves
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon
Blackpool
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant near Blackpool Airport so planes to spot too! Good disabled access.
Wacky Warehouse - Bee Hive
Bolton
Wacky Warehouse - Bee Hive Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Air conditioned.
Wacky Warehouse - Old Cobblers Inn
Rossendale
Wacky Warehouse - Old Cobblers Inn Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Outside Inn
Blackpool
Wacky Warehouse - Outside Inn Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Pleasingly unusual pub themed around the outside, indoors!
Wacky Warehouse - Phantom Winger
Preston
Wacky Warehouse - Phantom Winger Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Poachers
Preston
Wacky Warehouse - Poachers Refurbished in 2013, this is an Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade
Morecambe
Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone also offering led arts and crafts sessions and birthday parties, attached to a family restaurant.
Bizzy Bouncers
Tameside
Bizzy Bouncers Fully inflatable indoor play centre, offering a unique spin on indoor play.
Jungle Js Play and Party Centre
Chadderton Oldham
Jungle Js Play and Party Centre is a family run indoor soft play and party centre for children 0 to 11 years, with cafe, toilets and separate play areas for babies, toddlers and under 4s. Highlights include the thrilling 12' Free Fall slide for the very brave and daring!
Giggles Play and Adventure
Lancaster
Giggles Play and Adventure Featuring a huge new play area for older children and exactly the same in miniature for toddlers! Plus new baby area with balance bar sensory equipment and swing, as well as ride-ons, go-karts and trikes!
Lancaster Castle
Lancaster
Lancaster Castle Still a working prison and court, it is still possible to visit this fascinating building by joining one of our popular hour-long guided tours, which usually include the Shire Hall with its collection of heraldry, the old cells and Hadrian's Tower
Lytham Hall
Lytham
Lytham Hall Stately hall set in 80 acres of mature country park; trails through the woods; cycling and picnics in the park with plenty of space to play safely; free entry to the country park Monday to Friday.
Hoghton Tower
Preston
Hoghton Tower is a castle. Join a tour around the house and learn about the Knighting of the Loin and other tales including ghostly ones! There are dungeons, a witch’s kitchen, a dolls house collection, walled gardens with turrets and ramparts. Perfect for knights and princesses.
Leighton Hall
Carnforth
Leighton Hall is a place where the whole family can relax. House Tour, Falconry Demonstrations, Tea rooms. Children’s favourites: sandpit dig, caterpillar maze, tree faces and dens in the garden. In August there is a free teddy bear hunt too!
Ski Rossendale
Rawtenstall
Ski Rossendale Kids' Club is a place where your little ones can learn learn new skills and forge new friendships that could last a lifetime as part of a community facility.
Blackburn Ice Arena
Blackburn
Blackburn Ice Arena Offers something for everyone. With year round skating, lessons, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun.
Blackpool Ice Arena
Blackpool
Blackpool Ice Arena Discover a COOL way to spend your day at the purpose built 455 sq m ice rink with theatre seating so those who don't wish to participate in skating can watch in comfort. The Arena also has a smaller ice rink - the Arosa Ice Rink at over 4.6 sq m which is available for public skating and private hire.
Jubilee Ice Arena
Cleveleys
Jubilee Ice Arena Offering a family oriented ice skating experience with varying session types and lessons available plus pro shop.
Kaos Indoor High Wire Adventure
Lytham
Kaos Indoor High Wire Adventure Indoor Ropes Course for all the family. Our qualified instructors will lead you through a safety briefing and then fit you with a full body harness. Once clipped on you will have an hour to “play” with our 18...
Manchester Climbing Centre
Manchester
Manchester Climbing Centre is a Climbing Centre in Manchester. We provide indoor and outdoor climbing. We offer Birthday Parties, Kids' Clubs, Taster Sessions and courses for Adults to learn. All this in a beautifully converted Victorian church with a mezzanine level cafe. Book Online.
Megazone Laser Adventure
Morecambe
Megazone Laser Adventure Experience the ultimate laser adventure with the ultimate laser gear.
Go Ape Rivington
Bolton
Go Ape Rivington Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Ramp City
Blackpool
Ramp City A 29,000 square foot indoor skatepark boasting a terrific number of high quality features including the only wooden indoor fullpipe in the UK. They also regularly welcome bikes.
Battlestorm Clitheroe
Clitheroe
Battlestorm Clitheroe - is a state of the art indoor Laser combat attraction for all the family, featuring a wide variety of missions, interactive features, tactics and above all fun. Your can choose to turn up with friends, book a private group or just come on your own and jump in a game.
Battlefield LIVE Pennine
Chorley
Battlefield LIVE Pennine Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 7 years old.
The Centre at Halton
Lancaster
The Centre at Halton We have a great skatepark, 2 playgrounds, ball park and boules facility. Open 24h7d and free of charge. Friendly Coffee Shop and indoor hall for activities and events including family fun nights, music festivals, skatepark and junior football competitions plus band nights.
Boulder UK
Blackburn
Boulder UK is an indoor bouldering centre with a dedicated kids' climbing room. Bouldering is a form of climbing which is no more than 4m high with matting for protection. No ropes required!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton
Horwich
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Blackpool
Blackpool
1st Bowl Blackpool Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Burnley
Burnley
1st Bowl Burnley Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Strike Ten Bowl
Rochdale
Strike Ten Bowl is an 18 lane Ten Pin Bowling alley in Rochdale, with Laser Quest Arena, Diner serving hot and cold food, fully licenced Bar with big screen TV and Amusement Arcade.
Bowlplex Blackburn
Blackburn
Bowlplex Blackburn Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Three Sisters Race Circuit
Wigan
Three Sisters Race Circuit The Junior Kart blast experience caters for the younger customer. Driving one of our new SODI karts, these Light, Powerful and Fast machines guarantee you Speed 'n' Thrills as you race around the circuit. For over 11s.
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail
Barrowford
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Blackpool Treasure Trail
Blackpool
Blackpool Treasure Trail Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
The West Lancashire Light Railway
Hesketh Bank
The West Lancashire Light Railway The whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride behind coal fired steam locomotives dating from 1898.
Lakeside Miniature Railway
Preston
Lakeside Miniature Railway Taking the smalls on a historic miniature railway is an unforgettable experience for kids and let's be honest we love it too!
The Scarborough Spa Express
Carnforth
The Scarborough Spa Express A Wonderful Family Day Out. What better way to enjoy North Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside, visit the historic city of York or the seaside town of Scarborough, than by travelling aboard a vintage steam hauled train?
Ribble Steam Railway
Preston
Ribble Steam Railway The Ribble Steam Railway on Chain Caul Road, Preston, is a family day out in the heart of Lancashire. The railway has been open to the public since September 2005. A visit to the site will not only give you the opportunity to travel along our 1½ mile dock and riverside line, but also access our...
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus
Lancaster
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus is an alternative day out because we bring the outdoors indoors as we sail along the historic Lancaster Canal to the magnificent Lune Aqueduct, wildlife spotting along with fascinating historical landmark spotting as we sail along the Lancaster Canal. Free activity packs are available for all children on...
Fylde Society of Model Engineers
Thornton Cleveleys
Fylde Society of Model Engineers run a miniature railway on the playing fields adjoining Marsh Mill. Trains run Sunday and bank holiday afternoons throughout the year (weather permitting). All rides are free, donations most welcome. Live steam and electric locos on 3 different gauge tracks are used to haul trains of up to 15 passengers.
Happy Mount Park
Morecambe
Happy Mount Park Includes: play areas, zip-wire, swingboats, miniature railway, bowling green, miniature golf, putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, roundabout, multi-purpose sports surface, gardens, indoor soft play area, cafe, ice cream kiosk and Splash Park (bring your swimming stuff!).
Haigh Country Park
Wigan
Haigh Country Park Explore and enjoy 250 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and plantations using the well planned themed trails. Plus golf complex with epic 27 hole course for adults and crazy golf for the whole family.
Moss Bank Park
Bolton
Moss Bank Park Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train, butterfly gardens and animal world exhibit.
Beach and Marine Gardens
Fleetwood
Beach and Marine Gardens Crazy golf, adventure play, pitch and putt, trampolines, inflatable castle and paddling pool, all on the beachside.
Barrowford Park
Barrowford
Barrowford Park Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks. 2013 Green Flag Awarded.
Stanley Park
Blackpool
Stanley Park There is a dazzling array of family events and attractions from model boats to a children's shuttle train and a tremendous range of sports facilities.
Park View 4U Playing Fields
Lytham St Annes
Park View 4U Playing Fields An exciting fully inclusive three generational play area including: an imaginative toddler area, a teenzone with challenging equipment, a multi use games area, a state of the art skate park and large BMX track, a fitness trail, gym equipment for senior citizens, a woodland walk and story area.
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway
Burnley
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway Spacious and splendid parkland with boating lake, paddling pool, playground and miniature railway. Many basic facilities on site.
Queens Park
Bolton
Queens Park Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
Brockholes Nature Reserve
Preston
Brockholes Nature Reserve Let the kids run around and discover the wonders of British wildlife. 250 Acres of meadow, lake and woodland a great place to explore. Fantastic play area including new climbing forest, walking trails, restaurant, gift and food shops.
Withy Grove Park
Preston
Withy Grove Park Located next to Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, the park includes the borough’s flagship play area: an enormous main play structure with huge slides and mind boggling equipment. 3 age zones available.
Worden Park
Leyland
Worden Park As well as over 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, model railway, huge playground and super hedge maze, the park also includes a Crafts Centre and coffee shop located in the centre of the historic grounds.
Williamson Park
Lancaster
Williamson Park is a beautiful landscaped park, with a Butterfly House, Minibeast Cave, Animal Garden, a cafe and shop, playpark and acres of space for picnics. There are lots of secret woodland pathways to explore and mosaic sculptures and monuments to find. Join us for outdoor theatre, concerts and family fun days.
Lytham St Annes Beach
Lytham St Annes
Lytham St Annes Beach Donkey rides on the sand, a renovated Victorian Pier, children's playgrounds, Lytham's famous green windmill, cafes, ice cream parlours and municipal gardens: it's a place of irresistible old fashioned charm!
Fired 4 U
Preston
Fired 4 U An indoor family morning or afternoon out. We will show you how to paint your pottery with a wide range of tools, then you leave it to be fired and collect next week. Choose from money box, plates, dragons, fairies and wine coolers! You can also do copper enameling or foam clay decoration or decoupage and...
Glazey Days
Fleetwood
Glazey Days Family friendly pottery studio who also offer children's parties. Unleash their creativity!
The Craftwork Studio
Standish
The Craftwork Studio We are Standish village's very own craft centre. We have exciting activities on Thursdays, Saturdays and every day of the school holidays. Children and adults can paint ceramics, try their hand at Batik and even create a work of art in mosaic.
The Star Tree Studio
Littleborough
The Star Tree Studio is a childrenâs arts and crafts studio shop providing high quality, fun, educational art, craft and creative activities giving children opportunities to be creative, make a mess and learn something new. Activities to suit children age 16 months to 12 years, educational workshops and Create and Make...
The Crafty Potter
Preston
The Crafty Potter is a pottery painting studio where children can paint from a wide range of pottery. We have two potters’ wheels, pot pinching and coiling. We even have make a bear! Come fire your imagination with us.
Oswaldtwistle Mills
Accrington
Oswaldtwistle Mills is home to a host of popular attractions for people of all ages! See inside for more details - great place to visit if you are looking for family days out in Lancashire.
Wellybobs
Darwen
Wellybobs Wildlife, arts and crafts, sing alongs, Ladybug garden, adventure playground with zippy swing: a really good range.
MiniLinks Lytham St Annes
St Annes
MiniLinks Lytham St Annes - is a wonderful outdoor golf facility that suits all ages and abilities with exciting activities including CrazyGolf, entertaining GrassPutting or for the more adventurous, the MiniLinks.
Chorley Equestrian Centre
Chorley
Chorley Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, scenic hacks, BHS qualification training and recognised Pony Club and associated events.
Earnsdale Farm Riding School
Darwen
Earnsdale Farm Riding School BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, menage, hacking and Pony Club, welcoming disabled and able bodied riders.
Whitemoor Riding Centre
Colne
Whitemoor Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for over 5s with indoor jumping and outdoor riding. Welcomes disabled riders too, equipped with an RDA Mounting Ramp.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Lancashire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Lancashire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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