Europa Pools (2 miles)
Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd (3 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.
Lifestyles Garston (5 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 multi-use courts
Car parking for 145 cars
Splashzone Warrington (15 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.
Northgate Arena (15 miles)
has a beach type effect swimming pools which has small slides for the younger visitor and a full size flume for the more adventurous, plus loads more sport facilities. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Cheshire.
Sandy Lane Aqua Park (16 miles)
Sandy Lane Aqua Park
Includes 10 pieces of water equipment operated by sensory touch pads. These are in place in the summer months and are replaced by play equipment in the winter period.
Dunes Splash World (17 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 in and make a splash today!
Neptunes Pool (19 miles)
Enjoy the 25 metre pool caters for all types of swimmers, being shallow at both ends means you have twice the area to rest or practice with the children.
Sun Centre (22 miles)
Ride the rapids on a tube and descend over 300 feet, dare to ride the 200 foot Black Hole. Favourites include the Lagoon Pool with tropical storms, the Monorail, the Dragon Slide, Surf Pool and much more or just relax at our outside Sun Deck and enjoy views of the north wales coast.
Tyldesley Pool (22 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 music and toys in a safe and controlled environment.
Wrexham Waterworld (25 miles)
acilities include learner and function pools, a 65 metre slide, which is great for the family, as well a relaxing bubble pool and rapids river ride for the more adventurous. Plus lessons and more.
Sandcastle Waterworld (27 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!
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre (30 miles)
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre
Plas Madoc is renowned for its Leisure Pool 'The Tropical Lagoon'. It is the perfect place for the family to have fun. Walk along the surf, climb on the crocodile, slide down the elephant and the snake or play in the waves.
Splash at Riverside (30 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!
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool (30 miles)
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool
Warmed outdoor brine pool. The outdoor pool is open for the summer season on May - October. Also has indoor pool with teaching pool. The building is currently undergoing a refurbishment with new changing rooms, fitness suite and aerobics studio being built.
Waves Water Fun Centre (31 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!
Manchester Aquatics Centre (31 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.
Congleton Paddling Pool (36 miles)
Congleton Paddling Pool
An outdoor pool for paddling and wading designed for under 11s and open in the summer months with an attendant and toilet facilities.
Hyde Leisure Pool (38 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.
Dimensions (41 miles)
Stoke On Trent
A tropical water paradise with Dino the 65 metre dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more!
Waterworld Stoke (42 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Experience the thrills and spills of the UK's 1st indoor water rollercoaster; plummet through the thunder and lightening in the black hole; speed through the thundering waters of the superflume; turn your world upside down and plunge into the deep blue water of the space bowl!
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (43 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
Bangor Swimming Pool (49 miles)
Bangor Swimming Pool
Disability friendly water park with two water slides, three diving boards, football pitches and an outside paddling pool, as well as a good cafe.
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre (49 miles)
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre
One of the biggest in the county at 33 metres long and has 6 lanes, 3 diving boards, a 50 metre flume and spectator gallery. The outdoor padding pool is available from June until September and is free to use.
The Park Leisure Centre (50 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 and an exciting 20m water slide.
Halifax Swimming Pool (51 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.
Dalton Leisure Centre (52 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 Alton Towers Waterpark (54 miles)
The Alton Towers Waterpark
Boasting hundreds of fantastic interactive water features, from lazy rivers and crazy cannons to the sensational speed of the Master Blaster water rollercoaster, this Caribbean lagoon offers gallons of excitement for kids of all ages, and is open all year round.
The Leisure Centre, Keighley (55 miles)
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool (55 miles)
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool
Uniquely warm water for family swimming throughout the season from March to September. Playground and tennis facilities available.
Richard Dunn Sports Centre (56 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.
Ingleton Open Air Heated Swimming Pool (56 miles)
Shipley Pool (57 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Dewsbury Sports Centre (59 miles)
Dewsbury Sports Centre
Main and small pool plus a 45 metre flume and changing village make this a popular choice for families.
Eccleshill Pool (59 miles)
Leisure centre with a main pool, learner pool, 20m slide and diving boards as well as a gym with family access.
Ilkley Pool and Lido (60 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
Knowsley Safari Park (7 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!
Rice Lane City Farm (3 miles)
Rice Lane City Farm
Boasts 224 acres of countryside and a wide variety of rare breed farm animals. Guests can also take part in guided walks and talks. Animal husbandary and horticulture training available for young people, plus adults and people with learning difficulties.
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm (4 miles)
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm
Home to a variety of farm animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese. Historic cottage and free urban farm.
Walker Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Walker Art Gallery
Big Art for Little Artists was developed for local families and groups of young children to enjoy. It introduces children to the Walker Art Gallery. It is a very special place where children can learn and have lots of fun!
World Museum Liverpool (< 1 mile)
World Museum Liverpool
Combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology to make an unbeatable family day out. Our collections include archaeology, ethnology and physical sciences as well as BritainâÂÂs only free Planetarium. With everything from live bugs to Egyptian...
Liverpool War Museum (< 1 mile)
Liverpool War Museum
Housed beneath the streets of Liverpool, this museum was the nerve centre in the battle of the atlantic during WWII. Fascinating stuff.
Victoria Gallery and Museum (< 1 mile)
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Opened to the public in 2008, the VG&M is housed in the University of LiverpoolâÂÂs famous âÂÂredbrickâÂÂ building. It contains a gallery, museum and cafe, all housed in stunning Victorian architecture.
Museum of Liverpool (< 1 mile)
Museum of Liverpool
Little Liverpool is a fantastic high tech hands-on gallery specially for visitors under the age of six. Look out for Winnie the spider in the other galleries to find lots of things to do specially for the very young as the big ones enjoy the captivating displays.
Underwater Street (< 1 mile)
A hands-on discovery centre offering imaginative play, science shows, art and craft workshops and themed activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours.
International Slavery Museum (< 1 mile)
International Slavery Museum
A serious educational visit the kids won't forget. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.
Merseyside Maritime Museum (< 1 mile)
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Highlights of the collections include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full sized vessels. Plus a fun maritime-themed play area for early years visitors!
Beatles Story (< 1 mile)
- will transport you on an enlightening and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. See how 4 young lads from Liverpool were propelled into worldwide fame to become the greatest band of all time. Hear the story unfold through the "Living History" audio guide narrated by...
Tate Liverpool (< 1 mile)
Contemporary gallery with genuinely family friendly ethos: they encourage the kids to chat about what they're seeing, pull poses from the artwork and mill about freely.
Spaceport (2 miles)
Blast off on a virtual journey through space and time! Become a virtual astronaut in the incredible 360 degree, fully immersive Space Dome show where their latest production, ASTRONAUT, will take you from Earth to space..... and beyond!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Liverpool 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
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