Illuminasia (3 miles)
is the world's largest indoor illuminations experience and boasts 8 separately themed zones including kids' favourites Land of the Giants, Dark Zone and 3D laser shows plus loads more and the hand stamp allows whole day returns! Epic!
Picture House Woolton (29 miles)
Picture House Woolton
Traditional cinema offering children's matinees with a good old fashioned ice cream interval!
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port (36 miles)
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port
16 screens, a games room, Baskins and Robbins ice cream and is set near several different restaurants and bars.
IMAX Manchester (39 miles)
An IMAX film is a futuristic ride of adventure and spectacular 2D and 3D effects, taking you through the cinema screen and into the heart of the action.
Hebden Bridge Picture House (42 miles)
Hebden Bridge Picture House
Charming vintage style 490 seat cinema, showing the best in mainstream, foreign language and independent film and broadcasting.
Harlequin Puppet Theatre (44 miles)
Harlequin Puppet Theatre
Britain’s only purpose-built puppet theatre, has been presenting delightful entertainment for children and adults for over 50 years. It is open during school holiday periods with daily shows at 3pm.
Rex Cinema (50 miles)
A proper old school cinema experience except with modern films, with a ticket booth, interval ice creams and live organ recitals! It's time travel before the film starts!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (1 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...
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (2 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 coming April 2015!
Blackpool Zoo (3 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.
Turbary Woods (14 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Bowland Wild Boar Park (22 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.
Farmer Parrs Animal World (8 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!
Windmill Animal Farm (12 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.
Old Holly Farm (15 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!
Farmer Teds Farm Park (16 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.
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary (26 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 (27 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.
Greenlands Farm Village (29 miles)
Greenlands Farm Village
Pet storybook farm animals, ride a horse and trap, 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!
Docker Park Farm (30 miles)
Docker Park Farm
Friendly farm plus indoor play barn and outdoor adventure play, go karts and ride ons, bouncy castle and more.
Animal Quackers Park Farm (35 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.
Dinosaur World Blackpool (2 miles)
Dinosaur World Blackpool
is the biggest, most interactive family dinosaur experience in the North of England. A world of dinosaur discoveries awaits!
Fleetwood Museum (10 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.
Harris Museum & Art Gallery (14 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.
Lancaster City Museum (21 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 (21 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.
Clitheroe Castle Museum (27 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.
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum (29 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!
The Fusilier Museum (33 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.
Towneley Hall Museum (34 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 (34 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.
Sandcastle Waterworld (1 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!
Waves Water Fun Centre (23 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 (23 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 (34 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon (< 1 mile)
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.
Planet Kaos (1 miles)
Outer space themed play area with 2 floors of fun equipment where you can fly a rocket and peek through observation pods, or moon walk on a trampoline! Plus alien mascot, great baby facilities and private party rooms.
Funtastic Play (1 miles)
St Annes on Sea
A 2,000 sq ft adventure play facility including main climbing maze with toddler zone, kiddie kart track, football zone and dedicated special needs sessions! Plus themed party rooms.
Harrys (2 miles)
Three separate gorgeous play areas for juniors and pre-schoolers aged up to 10 years, and babies from 6 months. Great programme of weekly activities, including Parent and Toddler groups and Happy Hours. A number of birthday party packages available too!
Wacky Warehouse - Outside Inn (2 miles)
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!
Jungle Jims (3 miles)
A truly unusual and impressive play facility with an Incan Theme throughout, featuring extensive atmospheric play structures, pirate and dragon galleons plus interactive treasure quest game! It's so good you can be up to 15!
Aardvark Adventure Playbarn (3 miles)
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.
Thingamajigz (5 miles)
Poulton le Fylde
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.
Childrens Corner Cleveleys (7 miles)
Childrens Corner Cleveleys
is a small family run funfair on the promenade in the seaside town of Cleveleys. We have 5 rides plus traditional funfair stalls at Children’s Corner, all perfect for young children to enjoy and make happy memories!
Madhatters Play Cafe and Party (7 miles)
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.
Fuzzy Eds at the Ancient Oak (12 miles)
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 - Phantom Winger (13 miles)
Mini Magees Party and Play Centre (13 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.
Munchinos Play Cafe (14 miles)
Munchinos Play Cafe
A modest effort comprising a simple 2 level adventure play frame full of big balls, rollers and plenty of climbing best suited to under 5s.
Rascals Party and Play Centre (15 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Entertainment near Blackpool 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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