South Lakes Wild Animal Park (4 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 (8 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.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (14 miles)
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
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.
Predator Experience (16 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!
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 dinosaurs in their superb prehistoric gardens. Great idea for family days out in Lancashire.
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (26 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 horses, SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet!
Bowland Wild Boar Park (30 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.
Trotters World of Animals (35 miles)
Trotters World of Animals
Now known as Lake District Wildlife Park, this is home to hundreds of friendly animals including traditional favorites, endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles. A great deal is under cover including play areas so rain need not spoil your visit!
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary (35 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.
Turbary Woods (36 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Lake District Coast Aquarium (40 miles)
Lake District Coast Aquarium
45 carefully themed and informative aquatic displays + Adventure playground, radio controlled boats and mini golf.
Knowsley Safari Park (53 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!
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (59 miles)
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
A varied collection of nearly 150 animals from all over the world can be seen within the peaceful and natural settings where the woodland has been tailored to provide large and imaginative enclosures.
Mann Cat Sanctuary (60 miles)
Mann Cat Sanctuary
Not a full day and slightly surreal but a very worthy cause: a vast host of rescued cats and kittens meowing about for your pleasure. An important lesson for the kids about looking after animals.
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (60 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.
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (61 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.
Rhyl SeaQuarium (62 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.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (63 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.
Donkey Sanctuary (63 miles)
Visit rescued donkeys in their dotage and explore with the kids the significance of treating animals with respect and kindness. Animal contact, visitor centre, nature walks and cycle routes also available.
Mossburn Animal Centre (64 miles)
Mossburn Animal Centre
Provides rescue and shelter to a wide variety of animals including: horses and ponies, pigs, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs, iguanas, sheep, cows, raccoons and many more who seek shelter.
Blue Planet Aquarium (65 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 ÃâÂ" including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
Vale Royal Falconry Centre (66 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.
Ponderosa (67 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.
Chester Zoo (67 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.
Welsh Mountain Zoo (68 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!
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (68 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.
Roundhay Tropical World (68 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.
Monreith Animal World (69 miles)
Monreith Animal World
Set in twelve acres of scenic countryside, the animals are placed in a circular route around the park, taking in a peaceful pondside walk. There are seats and picnic tables along the route, along with toilet stops.
Cheshire Falconry (69 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.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre (72 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.
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (72 miles)
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
The Centre contains one of the largest & most fascinating collections of Birds Of Prey in the North of England. Watch a Falcon stoop down from the skies at over 100mph, see the grace and speed of Eagles, Hawks & Kites. Experience the thrill & excitement of handling some of these beautiful & extraordinary birds.
Duckys Park Farm (5 miles)
Grange over Sands
Duckys Park Farm
There's plenty to do at Ducky's. Meet a large variety of animals and enjoy hands on petting, have a go at the farm trail and play on the trampolines and huge indoor play frame with separate toddlers area.
Lakeland Maze and Farm Park (15 miles)
Lakeland Maze and Farm Park
Plenty to do on this Childrens Farm with large and small Maize Mazes in the summer months plus the working farm with animals to see and to feed and plenty of other activities and fun inside and out.
Lords House Farm Education Centre (36 miles)
Lakeland Motor Museum (4 miles)
Grange over Sands
Lakeland Motor Museum
A diverse and unique road transpost collection of some 30,000 exhibits is thoughtfully displayed, in fully DDA compliant state-of-the-art premises with a beautiful riverside setting.
The Dock Museum (8 miles)
Barrow in Furness
The Dock Museum
explore the fascinating history of Barrow-in-Furness, and discover how it grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world, and a major ship-building force, in just 40 years + kids adventure playground.
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum (19 miles)
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum
Take a tour of Dove Cottage, home of Wordsworth, and take a look around the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery with special exhibitions and hands-on family activities.
Cumberland Pencil Museum (29 miles)
Cumberland Pencil Museum
Situated in the heart of the Lake District, it;¢ÂÂs a great all weather attraction for the whole family with lots of things to see and do. There'Âs a funky kids' art studio, the world's longest coloured pencil, and oodles of free events throughout the year too.
The Rum Story (32 miles)
The Rum Story
Museum transporting you back to 1785 and the story of Rum, with sights, sounds and smells from its Caribbean origins, on the Slave Ships and to the shops and cottages it would have bought and consumed.
The Beacon (32 miles)
This is a large museum next to the harbour and has changing exhibitions and activities for children.
Dalton Leisure Centre (4 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 (7 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.
Keswick Leisure Pool (29 miles)
Keswick Leisure Pool
warm waters, wave machine and 'black hole' flume there is fun for all the family
Shap Swimming Pool (29 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.
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.
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool (34 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.
The Custom House (8 miles)
Barrow in Furness
The Custom House
An indoor play area for 2 to 8s with laser zone for over 8s, plus gem digging game for all.
Wacky Warehouse - Owl and Pussycat (8 miles)
Barrow In Furness
The Fun Factory Bowness (14 miles)
Bowness on Windemere
The Fun Factory Bowness
Soft play centre in the heart of Bowness. Watch your children have a great time whilst you relax in the lounge and enjoy the spectacular view over Lake Windermere.
Rufty Tuftys (17 miles)
A large, indoor play centre offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean, safe, stimulating environment.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Ulverston 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 Cumbria can enjoy the great day out as well.
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