Worden Park (4 miles)
As well as over 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, model railway, huge playground and super hedge maze, the park also includes a Crafts Centre and coffee shop located in the centre of the historic grounds.
Haigh Country Park (5 miles)
Haigh Country Park
Explore and enjoy 250 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and plantations using the well planned themed trails. Plus golf complex with epic 27 hole course for adults and crazy golf for the whole family.
Withy Grove Park (6 miles)
Withy Grove Park
Located next to Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, the park includes the borough’s flagship play area: an enormous main play structure with mind bogglingly fun equipment spread for 3 age ranges! Sports pitches too.
Brockholes Nature Reserve (6 miles)
Brockholes Nature Reserve
Let the kids run around and discover the wonders of British wildlife. 250 Acres of meadow, lake and woodland a great place to explore. Fantastic play area including new climbing forest, walking trails, restaurant, gift and food shops.
Moss Bank Park (8 miles)
Moss Bank Park
Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train, butterfly gardens and animal world exhibit.
Queens Park (9 miles)
Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (10 miles)
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
is a nature reserve and waterfowl gardens with activities for all the family, including an adventure play area, canoe safari, guided boat tours, den building, hand feeding of our captive birds, and lots more.
Moses Gate Country Park (12 miles)
Moses Gate Country Park
Large Country Park and local nature reserve with serene woodland and waterside walks, plus Nature trails, and horse and cycle routes. 3 lakes, the largest play area in Bolton, plus Visitor Centre and Bird Hide. Free to visit.
Hesketh Park (15 miles)
A wonderfully restored Victorian park with ornate fountains, healthy walks trails, mini golf and a number of different gardens. Peaceful and well laid out. Free to visit.
Park View 4U Playing Fields (16 miles)
Lytham St Annes
Park View 4U Playing Fields
An exciting fully inclusive three generational play area including: an imaginative toddler area, a teenzone with challenging equipment, a multi use games area, a state of the art skate park and large BMX track, a fitness trail, gym equipment for senior citizens, a woodland walk and story area.
Heaton Park (17 miles)
is a great Animal Centre, two dedicated children's play areas providing a range of activities for children aged from 3 years up to 14 years, rowing boats, tram rides, pitch and putt and more.
Croxteth Hall and County Park (18 miles)
Croxteth Hall and County Park
Facilities here include Home Farm, Mull Wood, an adventure playground, an outdoor gym, and Jungle Parc the high wire adventure course (minimum height 1.05m).
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway (19 miles)
Stanley Park (20 miles)
There is a dazzling array of family events and attractions from model boats to a children's shuttle train and a tremendous range of sports facilities.
Formby Nature Reserve (20 miles)
Formby Nature Reserve
Home to one of the last great colonies of red squirrels in Great Britain, and boats endangered species such as the Natterjack Toad and the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle.
Hough Green Park (20 miles)
Hough Green Park
An attractive Green Flag awarded park with junior and infant playgrounds, an interactive water feature, green space, tennis court and multi-use games area.
Antony Gormleys Another Place (21 miles)
Antony Gormleys Another Place
An outdoor sculpture trail on Crosby beach of 100 cast iron figures cast from the body of the artist, Antony Gormley. Best seen at low tide and at sunset. Free to visit.
Tandle Hill Country Park (21 miles)
Phoenix Park (22 miles)
This Green Flag awarded park offers much to do for all ages including climbing boulders, an under 5s play area and an under 12s activity area plus a skatepark and visitors centre.
Wythenshawe Park (22 miles)
Loads to do with orienteering, football pitches, tennis courts, Horticultural Centre with Tropical Safari Walk, pitch and putt course, plus loads of differing woodland to explore.
Barrowford Park (22 miles)
Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks. 2013 Green Flag Awarded.
Sefton Park (22 miles)
One of the largest parks in England: a beautiful place to walk (or run!) about, with sculptures, a tropical plant house and pretty water features and has a children's play area.
Daisy Nook Country Park (23 miles)
Daisy Nook Country Park
40 hectares of country park with woodland, canals, river, picnic sites, bird watching, orienteering, fishing and play areas for under 5s and over 5s will blow away the cobwebs!
Otterspool Park (23 miles)
Stunning parkland, with walks and views across the river Mersey. Kids playground plus plenty of space for activities. Close to city centre. Dogs welcome. Free to visit.
Beach and Marine Gardens (25 miles)
Beach and Marine Gardens
Crazy golf, adventure play, pitch and putt, trampolines, inflatable castle and paddling pool, all on the beachside.
Castle Park House and Gardens (25 miles)
Castle Park House and Gardens
Attractive historic park with a Green Flag award which, over nine hectares, offers a mixture of formal gardens, wooded areas and lawns, a large play area.
Bruntwood Park (25 miles)
Large Park with loads of recreational and sporting facilities and including a large play area, separate toddler play area, conservatory restaurant and refreshment kiosk.
Hardcastle Craggs (26 miles)
offers more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walks, a family oriented visitors' centre and cafe.
Bramhall Park (27 miles)
A popular park of landscaped grounds, woodland and trails surrounding Bramall Hall, with a stream running through and large ponds. A fenced off smaller childrens play area and a larger childrens wooden climbing frame can be found adjacent to the picnic area.
The Carrs Park (28 miles)
The Carrs Park
Popular park following the Bollin River with a circular walk of around a mile, plenty of paddling opportunities and a well equipped playground for toddlers through to teens.
Sandstone Trail (28 miles)
One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, which stretches from the ancient market town of Frodsham to Georgian Whitchurch in rural Shropshire. Free guides available online.
Williamson Park (28 miles)
is a beautiful landscaped park, with a Butterfly House, Minibeast Cave, Animal Garden, a cafe and shop, playpark and acres of space for picnics. There are lots of secret woodland pathways to explore and mosaic sculptures and monuments to find. Join us for outdoor theatre, concerts and family fun days.
Thurstaston Nature Reserve (28 miles)
Thurstaston Nature Reserve
This beautifully rich parkland offers an astonishing range of wildlife habitats with its deciduous and coniferous woodland, grass meadow and fresh water.
Etherow Country Park (29 miles)
Etherow Country Park
A lively area of riverside walks and woodlands that is a haven for wildlife. Great place to go with the family and to bring your dog. Sailing club, fishing and remote controlled boating available.
Hilbre Islands (29 miles)
This is not for the faint hearted or ill prepared, it's worth it but it's a hefty walk and you must stick to the tidal times to avoid getting trapped! Keep your eyes peeled for seals. Pre booking and permits required for groups of over six.
Alderley Edge (30 miles)
Classic family hiking adventure. Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Explore woodland paths or walk to neighbouring Hare Hill Garden. Loads of wildlife to look out for!
Happy Mount Park (31 miles)
Happy Mount Park
Fantastic family friendly park that is open all year and free to visit with a Splash Park open in the summer. Play areas, woodland walks, and loads of activites to enjoy, including trampolines, adventure golf and putting, and traditional roundabout.
Ogden Water Country Park (31 miles)
Ogden Water Country Park
A beautiful 34 acre reservoir enclosed by woodland with open moor beyond with walking routes and a visitors centre offering basic facilities.
Manor Park (32 miles)
This popular Glossop Park has a large childrens play area and a miniature railway plus lots of sporting opportunities.
Lyme Park (32 miles)
Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
Blacon Adventure Playground (33 miles)
Blacon Adventure Playground
Large enclosed site for 8 to 16s includes large adventure play structures, a city farm, environmental play areas and a large indoor play barn. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Chester with kids.
Beaumont Park (34 miles)
Victorian Park with ornate features, cascades, grottos, steep cliffs and picturesque woodland walks for all the family plus football and basketball, younger and older childrens play areas and plenty of climbing, biking and scooting opportunities.
Crocky Trail (34 miles)
An outdoor adventure trail one mile in length with loads of activities along the way, such as mazes, swings, slides, bridges, tunnels etc, though there is always a way around the more challenging obstacles.
Greenhead Park (34 miles)
Green Flag award winning park with large play areas over two sites, an ornamental lake and fountains, summer paddling pool, miniature railway, tennis courts, bowling greens, and a skate park. Open throughout the year and free to visit.
St Ives Estate Country Park (34 miles)
St Ives Estate Country Park
500 acres of Country Park with woodlands, open moor, a wildflower meadow, sand covered adventure playground, pond for fishing and duck-feeding and sculpture trail helping you to explore.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (36 miles)
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. the trail is 4.5 miles through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.
Bolton Abbey (38 miles)
30,000 acres of beautiful countryside including a riverside walk where you just have to take a paddle, fantastical sculptures in the scrubland and woodland, a Welly Walk adventure trail, the ruins of the 12th century Priory and a gift shop and cafe too.
Cliffe House (38 miles)
Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times.
Oakwell Hall Country Park (40 miles)
Oakwell Hall Country Park
Beautiful Elizabethan manor set in 100 acres of country park with 6 different gardens to explore, a Nature Trail to follow, and a large adventure playground. Excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, and a well stocked shop.
The Pavilion Gardens (40 miles)
The Pavilion Gardens
Here we pride ourselves in providing a fun, family friendly environment. Whether you fancy a ride on the miniature train, spending the day playing on our toddler park or adventure playground, even if it’s just feeding the ducks whilst enjoying an ice cream!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Chorley 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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