Turbary Woods (16 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species.
Knowsley Safari Park (19 miles)
Knowsley Safari Park
Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions!
Bowland Wild Boar Park (22 miles)
Bowland Wild Boar Park
Enjoy a picnic and take a ramble in our beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in our scenic Ribble Valley Park - plus lots more.
Vale Royal Falconry Centre (22 miles)
Vale Royal Falconry Centre
is a new British birds of prey and wildlife visitor attraction set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Suitable for all ages, friends and families can experience these magnificent creatures up close and get involved in handling and flying these beautiful birds under direct supervision.
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (25 miles)
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience
is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where families can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere to explore. Plus adventure playground.
Cheshire Falconry (25 miles)
Enjoy the Junior Owl Experience at the Cheshire Falconry Centre. Using the most calm and tolerant birds of prey in the collection, children will have the experience of a lifetime as they fly an owl for the first time.
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (28 miles)
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park boasts otters, 16 species of owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre (29 miles)
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre
Set in 50 acres in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Countryside Park offers everything for the perfect day out.
Blackpool Zoo (29 miles)
is home to over 1500 animals of more than 400 species including big cats, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, orangutans and many more, providing a fantastic day out for everyone from 3 months to 103! You can even meet 32 dinosaurs in their superb prehistoric gardens. Great idea for family days out in Lancashire.
Blue Planet Aquarium (29 miles)
Blue Planet Aquarium
Has over 100 living displays in six themed areas showcasing a spectacular variety of life from the deep.
Visit our Caribbean Reef display, complete with 230ft underwater tunnel, which houses Europe's largest collection of sharks Ãâ" including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (30 miles)
Blackpool Sea Life Centre
is home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe. Discover a magical world under water including sharks, rays, seahorses and piranhas. Don't miss our newest features, Jellyfish Phantoms of the Deep and The Turtle Shelter!
Chester Zoo (31 miles)
With 110 acres to explore, there are 8000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo: voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity.
Ponderosa (32 miles)
Disabled and disadvantaged children of all ages can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. Huge selection of activities available involving rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (38 miles)
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
An attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings, which provide a fascinating insight into times past. For younger children there are farm animals, an adventure playground and special children's activities.
Blackbrook Zoological Park (42 miles)
Blackbrook Zoological Park
They have a wealth of attractions on offer to see, including rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, kid's favourite Lemur Lodge, Pelican Cove, Swan Lake and the utterly charming World of Penguins!
Roundhay Tropical World (42 miles)
Roundhay Tropical World
You will discover snakes, spiders, Meerkats and Lemurs along with many unusual topical insects as you go through the tropical island. And outside gorgeous parkland to enjoy.
Monkey Forest (45 miles)
Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (45 miles)
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Lakeland's Wildlife Discovery Centre is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive 'hands-on' displays, which take you through 3,000 million years of evolution and follow the development of life on Earth - from magic molecules to mischeivous monkeys.
Nidderdale Llamas (45 miles)
A llama trekking centre and animal petting farm. Visit the farm, take a llama for a walk or if your over 10yrs why not go llama trekking! You don’t ride llamas, but they are great walking companions and carry your picnic! Birthday parties a speciality! Refreshment area. Pre-Booking essential.
Rhyl SeaQuarium (47 miles)
Join us on a voyage of discovery as we travel beneath the waves, from tranquil fresh waters to the cold depths of the abyss.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (48 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
From Piranahs to Terrapins. There is a large open pool which is fed by a thermal spring and illuminated at night containing common carp, mirror carp and koi carp. The fish may be fed by visitors with fish food obtained on the premises.
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (50 miles)
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre
- a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and much more it's a great afternoon out for the family.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park (51 miles)
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Prepare to be truly amazed with penguins, lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys and much much more: you will not experience anything like this anywhere else in the UK!
Lakes Aquarium (53 miles)
See things that swim, things that fly and things that bite! Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit the lakes of the world, along with those a little closer to home- making it a captivating centrepiece to the Lake District. Walk through our incredible underwater tunnel, home of the breath taking diving ducks.
British Wildlife Rescue Centre (54 miles)
British Wildlife Rescue Centre
Centre for treatment of sick and injured British wildlife. Displaying animals and birds which cannot be released to the wild.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (57 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to land of the Tigers all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest feature is a 100 sq m viewing platform where visitors come face to face with endangered leopards as they scale their 10m high climbing frames!
Welsh Mountain Zoo (58 miles)
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. Spend a perfect day at this family friendly Zoo, in the company of rare and endangered animals from Britain and around the World including red pandas, brown bears, monkeys and tigers!
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (58 miles)
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats
The ultimate family day out with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, Marlon the Llama, pygmy goats amongst other wildlife providing the enjoyment of hands on experience for all the family in the finest collection of trees and shrubs in the country set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland and lakes with new equipment in the children's playground for 2013.
Predator Experience (61 miles)
Not a falconry centre, and are not open to causal visitors. They specialise in pre-booked interactive experiences for the adventurous of spirit, and those who are just fascinated by birds of prey!
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (62 miles)
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (62 miles)
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey
Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary (74 miles)
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
We are a small family run zoo and animal rescue centre with a wide range of animals to see including donkeys, goats, raccoons, bats, free flying parrots, reptiles, meerkats, hedgehogs, chickens and much more. Cafe and kids' playground on site.
Twycross Zoo (74 miles)
Set in 50 acres of parkland, Twycross is known throughout the world for its apes and monkeys. This conservation centre breeds endangered species, such as Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Monkeys and Parrots. Here you will see Giraffes, Otters Giant Tortoises and Flamingos. Make sure you see the Sealions and Penguins at feeding time and all of our new arrivals.
Smithills Open Farm (2 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.
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary (10 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.
Animal Quackers Park Farm (12 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.
Windmill Animal Farm (18 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 (33 miles)
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.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (30 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 SpongeBob's Splash Bash, Dora's World Voyage.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive (< 1 mile)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Bolton 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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