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Silver Blades Blackburn Offers something for everyone with year round skating, lessons, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun. Great Parent Toddler session too with ice scooters and toys!
Nevada Roller Rink Classic family friendly roller skating rink for some fun, exercise and skill development.
Roller City Rochdale is a family friendly 15,000 sq ft facility. A variety of session types available including roller derby.
Wigan Roller Rink offers classic family roller skating with a variety of sessions including themed music, rink games and family times.
The Skate Station Great roller skating indoor family fun. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and fun environment. All children must be accompanied with a parent guardian. All adults must be accompanied with child. Sizes Jnr 8 to Adult 12. Refreshments and snacks available from our onsite cafe.
Playworld Skate Rink features a cool modern roller skating rink plus a 4 storey soft play gym. Open 6 days a week Playworld also offers fantastic food from all around the world in our World Street Kitchen!
Silver Blades Ice Rink There are different kinds of skating session at the rink, such as Public Skating, After Skool Skate, Chill Out, Disco Skate, Easy Skate, Disco Revival and Family Skate sessions.
Bradford Ice Rink Ice skating in Bradford with a variety of mostly family friendly sessions. A great healthy and active idea if you are looking for indoor activities in Yorkshire.
Skate Academy A family run roller skating rink offering a pleasant and safe environment to have some fun and develop some skills.
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.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena From Snowtots play sessions getting used to the ice all the way up to professional Ice Dancing shows, via classes in Baton Twirling, Hydro Blading, Power Skating and Show Skating! Plus Skate Competitions and lessons. Everything you need!
Silver Blades at The Hive Family friendly ice rink within the leisure centre, offering a good variety of session types and lessons. Additional Dinky Rink caters for kiddie clubs, birthday parties and their excellent Parent Toddler Session with ride on bikes and cars on the ice!
Sk8 Madness This 25,000 square foot skating facility has a beginners' rink, a recreational rink, and an aggressive skate park.
Squires Ice Skating Rink is an ice skating rink here at Squires in Yorkshire. Ice skating for all the family at our ice rink at the cafe in Leeds.
Skate Central of Sheffield Why not go and visit the rink that still maintains good old-fashioned family values? Varied sessions, extra sessions during school holidays.
Ice Sheffield National Ice Centre Offering recreational skating, learn to skate sessions, children's birthday parties, Penguin Kids' Club and ice disco sessions. Plus intensive tuition for rapid development!
Deeside Leisure Centre What a collection: Ice Skating, Ten Pin Bowling, Extreme SKatepark, High Ropes Skytrail, Bouldering, swimming, futsal, badminton and table tennis! Phew!
Simply Skate Public and inline skating rinks, bouncy castle for parties, cafe and a great welcoming atmosphere! Plus school holiday activities, crash courses and under 18s' Club Nights!
Ice Caps At The Dome offers a unique skating environment with 2 interconnected ice rinks on different levels, to really add something different to your skate. Not different enough? How about Neon Sessions and Foam Parties?!
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...
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 Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Blackpool Zoo with over 1500 animals of more than 400 species including big cats, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, orangutans and many more, including 32 convincing dinosaurs in the superb prehistoric gardens! Plus new indoor play! Great idea for family days out in Lancashire.
Blackpool Sea Life Centre 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, this is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet! New Stingray Adventure too!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Farmer Teds Farm Park Large farm geared around children with loads of lovely animals to meet, tractor rides, demonstrations, huge indoor and outdoor adventure areas, pedal go karts, sandpit, climbing frames, and much more! Fun whatever the weather.
Farmer Parrs Animal World If ewe like animals ewe'll love Farmer Parrs! A large collection of farm and rare breed animals as well as a large museum, pottery, animal shows, pony rides and tractor rides: all included in our daily activities, plus play area, shop and cafe. New Picnic Barn too with Bouncy Castle and Ball Pit!
Greenlands Farm Village Pet storybook farm animals, ride a Donkey, pedal a mini tractor, lark about in a straw play barn and picnic by the paddocks. We have a soft play centre for toddlers to 12 year olds to enjoy too!
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 A range of indoor artistic exhibitions set within a large park which also offers play areas, golf courses and sculpture trails. Take a picnic!
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum Visit the last surviving and operational steam powered weaving mill in the world! A number of collections, displays and demonstrations. Mill lodge area, stables and Victorian offices to explore too.
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.
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.
Museum of Lancashire Uncover the hidden history and fabulous stories of Lancashire and its local folk. A great range of family friendly displays and activities. A gateway to over 2000 years of history! Free to visit.
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.
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.
Lancaster City Museum A quirky little museum that shows you how Lancaster has developed over the years. With a great range of exhibits and displays. Informative and fun. Free to visit.
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.
Fleetwood Museum A lovely little museum that lets you explore the history and rich heritage of Fleetwood from its origins in the 19th Century. Interactive exhibitions plus a quiz to complete.
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! Booking required.
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool has a fun wave machine and immense water slide plus beach entry shallows for the smalls and room to swim too! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids.
Sandcastle Waterworld The UK's largest Indoor Waterpark with more than 18 fantastic slides and attractions including Master Blaster – the longest Indoor Roller Coaster waterslide in the world!
The Space Centre Especially beneficial for kids with special needs, this is a splendid collection of interactive sensory pleasures all involving either sound, light or texture, including Infinity Hut, Sparkle Cave and Moving Light Scanners!
Runamok Multicoloured multitiered adventure soft play with dedicated baby play area and cafe.
Wacky Warehouse - Old Cobblers Inn Quality indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant boasting a brand new pirate themed menu! Yarr!
Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating near Accrington 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
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