Ingleton Open Air Heated Swimming Pool (10 miles)
Dalton Leisure Centre (18 miles)
Dalton Leisure Centre
New Splash Zone features overhead tipping buckets, spray rails, giant spraying snake and interactive play panels with indoor swimming and more available too.
The Park Leisure Centre (20 miles)
Barrow in Furness
The Park Leisure Centre
The Park Leisure Centre has two pools, both heated to a warm 29 degrees C. The Main Pool is a 25m, six lane deck pool that ranges in depth from 0.9m to 2.0m. The Leisure Pool is free form with a wave machine, water Cannons...
Shap Swimming Pool (26 miles)
Shap Swimming Pool
They have a 25m and toddler pool, at just under 1,000 ft is England's highest heated open air swimming pool! They also have a small paddling pool, benches and picnic tables.
Sandcastle Waterworld (28 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 (30 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!
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (30 miles)
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 (31 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!
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools (32 miles)
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools
Two outdoor public heated pools, one for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long with a qualified lifeguard on duty. The pools are surrounded by half an acre of green space bordered by trees.
Keswick Leisure Pool (35 miles)
Keswick Leisure Pool
warm waters, wave machine and 'black hole' flume there is fun for all the family
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool (36 miles)
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool
offers an open-air swimming pool, a football playing field and two children’s play areas. The open-air swimming pool opens May to September.
Dunes Splash World (37 miles)
Dunes Splash World
A wet and wild water park offering a fantastic family day out for all ages and abilities.
With five fantastic rides, bubble spa, kids' play zone, poolside diner and our very own turtle, Murtle, you'll want to dive...
The Leisure Centre, Keighley (39 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido (40 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
Shipley Pool (44 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Tyldesley Pool (45 miles)
Now known as Tyldesley Pelican Centre they offer standard, teaching and diving pools with regular 'fun and floats' sessions, kids' parties, and holiday activities. For toddlers the Swim Tots session includes...
Halifax Swimming Pool (46 miles)
Halifax Swimming Pool
25 metre swimming pool, with separate teaching pool and diving facilities. Comprehensive Learn to Swim programme, plus Lifesaving, Competitive Swimming Training, Diving and Synchronised Swimming lessons available.
Eccleshill Pool (47 miles)
Leisure centre with a main pool, learner pool, 20m slide and diving boards as well as a gym with family access.
Richard Dunn Sports Centre (48 miles)
Richard Dunn Sports Centre
Indoor leisure pool with black hole waterslide and tyre ride. Also features a kids' gym designed for fun exercise for 8 to 15 years olds.
The Hydro (49 miles)
- offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, Harry's Place creche, The Energy Bar cafe and more.
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool (51 miles)
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool
Come and enjoy the pleasures of outdoor swimming in a warm (tropical water temperature of 80+ degrees Fahrenheit), safe, family environment. Features slide and springboard plus inflatables sessions and kayak practice!
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd (51 miles)
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd
The centre has a twenty five metre four lane swimming pool with baby pool and flume slide; Fitness Suite (suitable for over eight years); four 7-a-side all weather pitches and four floodlit 7-a-side football pitches.
Manchester Aquatics Centre (51 miles)
Manchester Aquatics Centre
The fantastic venue purpose built for the Commonwealth Games. There are special family sessions which offer a calm and enjoyable environment to develop skills and confidence in.
Splashzone Warrington (52 miles)
Ultimate indoor water factory filled with sprays, springs, spouts, spinners, streams and super slides plus the Mickey Mouse Club House soft play area for younger children not so keen on the water.
Knaresborough Pool (52 miles)
Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Europa Pools (54 miles)
Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
The Dolphin Centre (54 miles)
The Dolphin Centre
An outstanding pool complex that includes an
8-lane, 25m competition standard swimming pool, Training Pool, Interactive Toddler Pool, 1m, 3m and 5m Board Diving Pool and two water-slides as well as an Under The Sea themed...
Dewsbury Sports Centre (55 miles)
Dewsbury Sports Centre
Main and small pool plus a 45 metre flume and changing village make this a popular choice for families.
Lifestyles Garston (55 miles)
The centre has:
A five lane 25m swimming pool
A learner pool
A water flume
A Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years)
Village changing facilities
A Sports Hall
4 badminton courts
3 floodlit synthetic grass...
Hyde Leisure Pool (56 miles)
Hyde Leisure Pool
Features include slide, wave machine and lazy river style area, plus water cannons, geysers and bubble pool as well as standard swimming facilities.
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre
25 metre pool with giant flume slide, dedicated learner pool and tots' paddling pool with fun toys for toddlers and babies. There is also a great adventure play area. Tickets give same day free return.
Spennymoor Leisure Centre (59 miles)
Spennymoor Leisure Centre
has a free form Leisure Pool with a large shallow water area. A water slide and wave machine are also available during evening, weekend and school holiday sessions.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (28 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...
Bowland Wild Boar Park (19 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.
Blackpool Zoo (26 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...
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (27 miles)
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...
Turbary Woods (30 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Greenlands Farm Village (< 1 mile)
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...
Docker Park Farm (3 miles)
Docker Park Farm
Friendly farm plus indoor play barn and outdoor adventure play, go karts and ride ons, bouncy castle and more.
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...
Farmer Parrs Animal World (21 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...
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary (32 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.
Windmill Animal Farm (36 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.
Animal Quackers Park Farm (38 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.
Smithills Open Farm (39 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.
Lancaster Maritime Museum (7 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 (24 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 (27 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...
Towneley Hall Museum (33 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!
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum (36 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Borwick 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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