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Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
MFA Bowl Burnley boasts a whopping 24 lanes plus huge gaming arcade and amusement area, so there's loads of fun for all and let the weather do what it likes!
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway Spacious and splendid parkland with boating lake, paddling pool, adventure playground and miniature railway! Plus themed walks, seasonal public events, beautiful gardens and a putting green. Lovely!
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!
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum Visit the last surviving and operational steam powered weaving mill in the world! A number of collections, displays and demonstrations. Mill lodge area, stables and Victorian offices to explore too.
Kiddy Chaos Burnley is a twin level adventure play facility ideal for kids under 7 but welcomes up to 10s. Climbing, sliding, built in bouncy castle and more besides! Plus parties.
Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play The play structure is built up of three storeys with interconnecting passages, stair cases, walkways, bridges, rope swings and probably the biggest indoor slide in the North West! Secure, clean and friendly.
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool has a fun wave machine and immense water slide plus beach entry shallows for the smalls and room to swim too! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids.
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail Suitable for the whole family, can you and the kids hunt out the answers to solve the clues to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit on this self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail.
Barrowford Park Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks. 2013 Green Flag Awarded.
The Art Garden is a children’s arts and crafts studio. Bookable baby messy play, toddler and pre-school sessions available. Drop in for all ages on Saturdays.
Afterschool textile workshops are also available for older children. Parties and private sessions also available.
The Space Centre Especially beneficial for kids with special needs, this is a splendid collection of interactive sensory pleasures all involving either sound, light or texture, including Infinity Hut, Sparkle Cave and Moving Light Scanners!
4 Kids offers 2 totally separate play facilities, one on the upper floor aimed at 5 to 12 year olds and a toddler area located on the lower floor specifically for the smalls.
Ski Rossendale Dry Ski Slope offering skiing and snow boarding session and lessons for all ages and ability levels. Kids' Club held every Saturday morning, with classes for 2 different age groups. A great outdoor activity for all the family to enjoy!
Oswaldtwistle Mills With wildfowl reserve, 12 hole mini golf, indoor play, Textile Time Tunnel and The Heritage Centre there's plenty here to keep you busy. Great place to visit if you are looking for family days out in Lancashire.
Runamok Multicoloured multitiered adventure soft play with dedicated baby play area and cafe.
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.
Whitemoor Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for over 5s with indoor jumping and outdoor riding. Welcomes disabled riders too, equipped with an RDA Mounting Ramp.
Wacky Warehouse - Old Cobblers Inn Quality indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant boasting a brand new pirate themed menu! Yarr!
Grip and Go is a unique indoor climbing and adventure centre for over 4s.
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!
Leaping Lizards Play Centre Indoor adventure play with all the classic elements and a toddler zone, plus pre school and other special sessions and a range of parties! Woohoo!
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.
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.
4 Kids Play For the under eights. A two story indoor play facility including slides and ball pool. They also have a bouncy castle and a separate baby area for smaller children.
Battlestorm Clitheroe is a state of the art indoor Laser combat attraction for all the family, featuring a wide variety of missions, interactive features, tactics and above all fun. Your can choose to turn up with friends, book a private group or just come on your own and jump in a game!
Hardcastle Craggs offers more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walks, a family oriented visitors' centre and cafe.
Bowlplex Blackburn Family friendly tenpin bowling, great for kids form toddler upwards with bumpers and ball ramps to lend them a hand! Plus arcade for the older kids and family diner for everybody!
Silver Blades Blackburn Offers something for everyone with year round skating, lessons, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun. Great Parent Toddler session too with ice scooters and toys!
Wellybobs Wildlife, arts and crafts, sing alongs, Ladybug garden, adventure playground with zippy swing: a really good range.
Boulder UK is an indoor bouldering centre with a dedicated kids' climbing room. Bouldering is a form of climbing which is no more than 4m high with matting for protection. No ropes required!
Flying Saucers Painting Pottery Cafe Choose from their extensive range of over 1,000 options, and avail yourself of the many mediums and inspirational materials available. Toddler sessions offered. Currently closed to due to flooding!
Hebden Bridge Picture House Charming vintage style 490 seat cinema, showing the best in mainstream, foreign language and independent film and broadcasting.
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Animal encounters, glorious countryside and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities and demonstrations. Climb aboard the 4WD Farm Safari ride, hitch a ride in a giant caterpillar and let the kids loose in the Play Barn. Toddler sessions available. NEW for 2016 : Tractor Ted Little Farm!
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! Booking required.
Junction4 Skatepark is a council run facility based in Darwen with close links to the M65 motorway. Open 7 days a week for Scooters, BMX, Skateboards and Inline Skates. From ages five and over.
Earnsdale Farm Riding School BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, menage, hacking and Pony Club, welcoming disabled and able bodied riders.
SMJ Falconry A Bird of Prey centre with loads of owls, kestrels, falcons, hawks plus an eagle and a clever raven! Experience Days, Hawk Walks, Owl Encounters and Birthday Parties available. All give you a chance for a personal first hand experience.
Jitterbugs Adventure Play Centre Family entertainment centre with a huge soft play structure with dedicated toddler, and baby zones, plus a Sports Zone. Loads of fun activities and games with friendly staff such as roller skating and Karate! 2 themed party rooms. Open daily.
The Star Tree Studio is a children's arts and crafts studio shop providing high quality, fun, educational art, craft and creative activities giving children opportunities to be creative, make a mess and learn something new. Activities to suit children age 16 months to 12 years.
Upsy Daisys Play centre and children’s party venue for kids aged between 0 and 11 years. 3 level play frame, sports court, pedal car track, and educational toys. Bistro style café serving healthy food.
Bronte Parsonage Museum Museum in a homely Georgian house in which the Bronte sisters lived. The rooms are filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions with plenty to see. Vibrant programme of events and creative days throughout the year.
Mischief Makers Indoor play and party centre with a small baby section, toddler zone with ball pit, wobbly skittles and swing, and area for 5 to 11 year olds with 3 level play frame, astroslide, helter skelter and basketball court.
Burrs Activity Centre Loads of options for adventurous kids over 8 years including kayaking, canoe polo, abseiling, rafting, orienteering, adventure games, archery, indoor climbing wall and an awesome new high ropes course for over 10s!
AMF Bury offers 24 lanes of modern auto-scored tenpin plus bumpers and rolling ramps, so bring everybody, even the ones who can't throw! It's anyone's game!
Boomerang Multi Sensory Play Centre A multi sensory play centre with 3 specialist playrooms: soft play room, sensory room and interactive room.
Hoists in all rooms as well as padded floors and walls so all abilities can come and play. 5 star graded cafe to enjoy lunch or a snack.
Strike Ten Bowl is a Ten Pin Bowling Alley in Rochdale. We also have a Laser Quest arena, arcade area, bar and Diner.
Laser Quest Rochdale is a state of the art laser tag arena for zero contact laser battle! Plus 18 lane Ten Pin Bowling alley in Rochdale, Diner serving hot and cold food, fully licenced Bar with big screen TV and Amusement Arcade.
East Lancashire Railway The service operates historic steam trains from Rawtenstall to Heywood passing over viaducts and through tunnels.There are special events throughout the year, such as Santa Specials and Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Roller City Rochdale is a family friendly 15,000 sq ft facility. A variety of session types available including roller derby.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Burnley 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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