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Ski Rossendale (7 miles)
Dry Ski Slope offering skiing and snow boarding session and lessons for all ages and ability levels. Kids' Club held every Saturday morning, with classes for 2 different age groups. A great outdoor activity for all the family to enjoy!
Chill Factore (20 miles)
brings the complete Alpine ski village experience to the UK for the first time. It's fun for all the family, whether skiing, snowboarding, or enjoying the other snow activities available like playing in the Snow Park!
Sportsman Inn and Leisure (25 miles)
Sportsman Inn and Leisure
Their slope is covered in a highly advanced material called Snowflex that provides an as close to snow experience as you will get. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and a great indoor play area to dry off and warm up in!
Runcorn Ski Centre (31 miles)
Runcorn Ski Centre
A small outdoor dry ski run, with 90m, 40m, and 30m slopes with 3 lifts servicing, also offering lessons.
SNO!zone (46 miles)
- home to the UK's longest REAL snow slope, so you can get a kick out of real snow all year round. There is a main slope for experienced slope users and a dedicated lesson slope for beginners or you can try tobogganing with family and friends.
Kidsgrove Ski Centre (48 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Kidsgrove Ski Centre
Offering skiers from age 5 friendly lessons in the basics, moving on to Improver lessons and open access sessions. Easy to pick up with the help on hand, this could be the beginning of a lifelong hobby!
Stoke Ski Centre (51 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Stoke Ski Centre
Comprehensive ski and snowboard facilities with lessons pre-bookable for beginners over 4, open ski and race days for those who know what they're doing plus tubing and bum boarding for all! Whee!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (24 miles)
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 (11 miles)
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 (11 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Blackpool Zoo (23 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (3 miles)
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 (10 miles)
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.
Animal Quackers Park Farm (11 miles)
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.
Old Holly Farm (18 miles)
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 (19 miles)
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 Parrs Animal World (25 miles)
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!
Farmer Teds Farm Park (25 miles)
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.
Greenlands Farm Village (30 miles)
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 (7 miles)
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!
Clitheroe Castle Museum (9 miles)
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.
Harris Museum & Art Gallery (10 miles)
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.
Towneley Hall Museum (10 miles)
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 (11 miles)
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.
The Fusilier Museum (13 miles)
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.
Portland Basin Museum (24 miles)
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.
Dinosaur World Blackpool (24 miles)
Dinosaur World Blackpool
is the biggest, most interactive family dinosaur experience in the North of England. A world of dinosaur discoveries awaits!
Lancaster City Museum (25 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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.
Waves Water Fun Centre (1 miles)
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!
Splash at Riverside (2 miles)
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!
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (12 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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!
Playtime Soft Play Centre (3 miles)
Playtime Soft Play Centre
With highlights including indoor bouncy castle, kiddie car track and nippy racing slide, plus the 3 level adventure main frame and matching toddler zone. Social, imaginative and physical exercise in one!
The Space Centre (3 miles)
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!
Happy Daze Play And Party Centre (4 miles)
Runamok (6 miles)
Multicoloured multitiered adventure soft play with dedicated baby play area and cafe.
Safe Play Centre (7 miles)
Safe Play Centre
Private hire personal service soft play for special needs children. Truly magical range of interactive equipment purpose designed.
Giddy Kids Play Centre (8 miles)
Giddy Kids Play Centre
Offering a large modern multi level play frame, dedicated toddler area and sports court.
Wacky Warehouse - Old Cobblers Inn (8 miles)
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!
Cheeky Monkeys (9 miles)
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.
Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Poachers (9 miles)
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 with a cool new pirate themed menu for children!
Rascals Party and Play Centre (9 miles)
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!
Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star (9 miles)
4 Kids Play (9 miles)
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.
Tiny Rockers (10 miles)
Multi level musical themed soft play for under 8s, with loads of fun features plus big and little keyboard slides. Sensory Room with soothing joys including a floor to ceiling fish tank and a range of daily activities offered for free!
Mini Magees Party and Play Centre (10 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Blackburn 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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