Take a look below for loads of fantastic things to do with kids in Chorley for you to browse easily & quickly. If you know of any other great attractions or family days out not listed below, please get in contact.

Things To Do & Days Out near Chorley

Visit the UK's favourite seaside theme park and save up to 25% when you pre-book!
Save £££s on things to do in Blackpool, plus lots of other family days out across the North West
Chorley
The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery is a child friendly paint your own pottery studio where you can create treasured keepsakes and personalised gifts. There is pottery suitable for all ages. We sell a variety of small snacks and drinks too.
Chorley
Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay Indoor play centre with a mixture of ball pools, scramble nets, Skull Island feature frame and the giant galleon pirate ship!
Chorley
Playmates Childrens Play Centre An exciting indoor adventure playcentre and party venue for children under 9, where thereâs always lots to do and plenty of fun to be had!
Tiny Rockers (2 miles)
Chorley
Tiny Rockers Multi level musical themed soft play for under 8s, with loads of fun features plus big and little keyboard slides. Sensory Room with soothing joys including a floor to ceiling fish tank and a range of daily activities offered for free!
Chorley
Chorley Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, scenic hacks, BHS qualification training and recognised Pony Club and associated events. Indoor and outdoor facilities plus extra activities and own a pony days for the school holidays: hooray!
Laser Land (3 miles)
Chorley
Laser Land A cool cosmic themed battle arena for a family blast off with laser tag: the zero contact combat game played with laser guns! Plus soft play on site and loads of classes available too!
Cheeky Monkeys (3 miles)
Chorley
Cheeky Monkeys Huge jungle themed adventure play facility with multi level climbing structure, football pitch, climbing wall, trampolines and daily entertainment! Second Wednesday of every month is dedicated exclusively to guests with autism and ADHD.
Chorley
Battlefield LIVE Pennine Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infrared gaming guns in a purpose built 10 acre battle arena. A number of ‘Missions’ available, including Team Deathmatch, and Zombie Survival! Suitable for ages 7 and older. Parties available.
Bolton
Go Ape Rivington The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Worden Park (4 miles)
Leyland
Worden Park 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.
Clown Around (4 miles)
Chorley
Clown Around Multi level climbing adventure play, with great slides and a mirrored maze, plus ride on cars and track with car wash! And excellent parties too including Build A Bear!
Standish
The Craftwork Studio Now known as Craftwork Community Arts these guys still offer fun and creative workshops and craft sessions for all ages.
Preston
Wacky Warehouse - Poachers Refurbished in 2013, this is an Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant with a cool new pirate themed menu for children!
Wigan
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.
Preston
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.
Bolton
Matchmoor Riding Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic hacks and a recognised Pony Club.
Horwich
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards to even the odds. Great family fun in all weathers, air conditioned with dedicated diner and play zones. Cool!
Hoghton Tower (6 miles)
Preston
Hoghton Tower is a castle. Join a tour around the house and learn about the Knighting of the Loin and other tales including ghostly ones! There are dungeons, a witch’s kitchen, a dolls house collection, walled gardens with turrets and ramparts. Perfect for knights and princesses.
Preston
Brockholes Nature Reserve is the flagship nature reserve of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Brockholes has 250 acres to explore. We’ve a range of fun family events and activities, host a wide variety of wildlife and have a brilliant adventure play area!
Turbary Woods (6 miles)
Preston
Turbary Woods Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Bolton
Wacky Warehouse - Bee Hive Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Air conditioned with new pirate themed menu!
On Safari (7 miles)
Bolton
On Safari Offers a lush safari themed multi level adventure play structure plus other features including a dedicated toddler zone and kiddie car area.
Fired 4 U (7 miles)
Preston
Fired 4 U An indoor family morning or afternoon out.We will show you how to paint your pottery with a wide range of tools,then you leave it to be fired & collect next week.Choose from money box, plates, dragons, fairies & wine coolers!You can also do copper enameling or foam clay decoration or decoupage & take them hom
Darwen
Earnsdale Farm Riding School BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, menage, hacking and Pony Club, welcoming disabled and able bodied riders.
Preston
Rascals Party and Play Centre We are a children's indoor play centre catering for all ages up to 12 years. There are 2 separate soft play areas. Our main features are a large play frame, 6 two-seater go-karts, slides, toddler and baby area, football and basketball court, trampolines and cafe etc etc!
Kidzone (7 miles)
Wigan
Kidzone is now completely refurbished and known as Kidzone! Offering a spacious and well equipped toddler zone, exciting multi level mainframe, children's library, creative play sessions and multi themed activity days, this is the very definition of new and improved!
Wigan
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Darwen
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.
AMF Wigan (7 miles)
Wigan
AMF Wigan offers 28 lanes all packing the auto scoring systems, the ball-rolling ramps and the pop up gutter guards plus a full range of ball sizes. Family tournament time! Plus quasar.
Quasar Wigan (7 miles)
Wigan
Quasar Wigan Ultra modern hide and seek played with loads of opponents with infra red weaponry and vest sensors in an immersive and atmospheric arena. No bruises, no mess, just zapzapzap!
Bolton
Party and Play Funhouse - is Bolton's largest indoor soft play centre with an outside adventure area. A family business established since 2007, we have extensive and varied play areas for children aged 1 to 12 years. We also have a cafe, sensory room, Go-karts, party room, baby facilities and lots more.
Moss Bank Park (8 miles)
Bolton
Moss Bank Park Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train, butterfly gardens and animal world exhibit.
Ince Skatepark (8 miles)
Wigan
Ince Skatepark A small but perfectly formed set of concrete ramps on tarmac base with a quarter pipe, flat bank and fun box, great for beginners and set in a simple park good for football or kite flying.
Wigan
Wigan Roller Rink offers classic family roller skating with a variety of sessions including themed music, rink games and family times.
Bolton
AirVault Trampoline Park A fun filled arena comprising 90 interconnected trampolines suitable for all ages, plus dodgeball, foam pit and slam dunk features!
Preston
Avenham and Miller Park An oasis of countryside with a tranquil riverside setting that feels a million miles from the city! No playgrounds, no flash features, just great cycling and hiking routes and lots of lovely green to explore.
Smithills Hall (8 miles)
Bolton
Smithills Hall There are fine examples of historic architecture from Medieval, Tudor and Victorian features including the medieval Great Hall, Solar Room and Library. Set in charming formal gardens next to the West Pennine Moors so a nice educational stop mid hike!
Chorley
The Crafty Potter - is a pottery painting studio where children can paint from a wide range of pottery. We have three potters' wheels, pot pinching and coiling. We even have make a bear! Come fire your imagination with us.New crafts include glass painting, porcelain painting & Decopatch
Go Create (8 miles)
Preston
Go Create Creative fun for children that love to paint and make things in a safe, secure environment. Designed with children in mind we are one of the only creative play centres in Lancashire.
Bolton
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.
Blackburn
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.
Preston
The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail Children love finding and solving the clues on a Treasure Trail. There’s plenty to discover and learn too as you explore in the fresh air and complete the spy mission.
Preston
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 well as permanent activities whatever time of day you arrive.
Preston
Museum of Lancashire Uncover the hidden history and fabulous stories of Lancashire and its local folk. A great range of family friendly displays and activities. A gateway to over 2000 years of history! Free to visit.
Bizee Kidz (8 miles)
Wigan
Bizee Kidz Bright and welcoming multi level play frame for children 0 to 12 (approx), featuring designated areas for pre walkers and toddlers, boasts 4 lane astra slide, sports pitch, disco room and cafe.
Wellybobs (8 miles)
Darwen
Wellybobs Wildlife, arts and crafts, sing alongs, Ladybug garden, adventure playground with zippy swing: a really good range.
Wigan
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe is small but well equipped offering dual level adventure climbing maze with fun features, toddler zone, organised activities and race car area.
Preston
Mini Magees Party and Play Centre Brand new Party and Play centre for children aged 0-12. Jump in the huge ball pool, slide the 3 lane wave slide, have a kick around on the football pitch whilst mum and dad grab a cappuccino and homemade cake.
Bolton
Bolton Steam Museum - is a great place for young children of all ages (3 to 93!) Our volunteers have rescued and restored 27 old stationary steam engines, some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Children love the sounds, smells and the huge wheels turning.
Boulder UK (9 miles)
Blackburn
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!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Chorley as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery and Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Chorley can enjoy it too!

Places to go in Lancashire | Kids fun in Merseyside | Things to do in Blackpool
Things to do in Cumbria | Places to visit in Preston | Where to go in North Yorkshire
West Yorkshire days out | Things to do in Chorley | Theme parks in Merseyside
Swimming in Chorley | Play centres in Chorley | Zoos in Chorley
Ice skating near Chorley | Tenpin bowling near Chorley | Dry ski slopes near Chorley
Places to go in London | Zoos in Lancashire | Places to visit in Greater Manchester
Places to visit near Wigan | Days out near Burnley