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Family Days Out near to Chorley
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Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay (1 miles)
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!
Playmates Childrens Play Centre (2 miles)
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!
Chorley Equestrian Centre (2 miles)
Chorley
Chorley Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, scenic hacks, BHS qualification training and recognised Pony Club and associated events.
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.
Battlefield LIVE Pennine (3 miles)
Chorley
Battlefield LIVE Pennine Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 7 years old.
Go Ape Rivington (4 miles)
Bolton
Go Ape Rivington Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
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.
The Craftwork Studio (5 miles)
Standish
The Craftwork Studio We are Standish village's very own craft centre. We have exciting activities on Thursdays, Saturdays and every day of the school holidays. Children and adults can paint ceramics, try their hand at Batik and even create a work of art in mosaic.
Wacky Warehouse - Poachers (5 miles)
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.
Haigh Country Park (5 miles)
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.
Withy Grove Park (6 miles)
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 huge slides and mind boggling equipment. 3 age zones available.
Matchmoor Riding Centre (6 miles)
Bolton
Matchmoor Riding Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic hacks and a recognised Pony Club.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton (6 miles)
Horwich
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
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.
Brockholes Nature Reserve (6 miles)
Preston
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.
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Bee Hive (6 miles)
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.
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 and collect next week. Choose from money box, plates, dragons, fairies and wine coolers! You can also do copper enameling or foam clay decoration or decoupage and...
Earnsdale Farm Riding School (7 miles)
Darwen
Earnsdale Farm Riding School BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, menage, hacking and Pony Club, welcoming disabled and able bodied riders.
Rascals Party and Play Centre (7 miles)
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!
Rumble Tumble Playcentre (7 miles)
Wigan
Rumble Tumble Playcentre has a great indoor adventure zone - while you can relax in the coffee area. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin (7 miles)
Wigan
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Lakeside Miniature Railway (7 miles)
Preston
Lakeside Miniature Railway Taking the smalls on a historic miniature railway is an unforgettable experience for kids and let's be honest we love it too!
Happy Daze Play And Party Centre (7 miles)
Darwen
Happy Daze Play And Party Centre offers fun, safe, bright and colourful adventure play with a multi tiered main play frame plus dedicated toddler space.
AMF Wigan (7 miles)
Wigan
AMF Wigan Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Party and Play Funhouse (8 miles)
Westhoughton
Party and Play Funhouse This modern, light and spacious indoor soft play centre has three age specific soft play zones for Babies, Toddlers and Children aged 4 to 12. Plus sensory studio.
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.
Wigan Roller Rink (8 miles)
Wigan
Wigan Roller Rink offers classic family roller skating with a variety of sessions including themed music, rink games and family times.
The Crafty Potter (8 miles)
Preston
The Crafty Potter is a pottery painting studio where children can paint from a wide range of pottery. We have two potters’ wheels, pot pinching and coiling. We even have make a bear! Come fire your imagination with us.
Splash at Riverside (8 miles)
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!
Smithills Open Farm (8 miles)
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.
Harris Museum & Art Gallery (8 miles)
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.
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.
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe (8 miles)
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.
Mini Magees Party and Play Centre (8 miles)
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 Steam Museum (9 miles)
Bolton
Bolton Steam Museum is a great place for young chidlren 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.
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!
Blackburn Ice Arena (9 miles)
Blackburn
Blackburn Ice Arena Offers something for everyone. With year round skating, lessons, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun.
Bowlplex Blackburn (9 miles)
Blackburn
Bowlplex Blackburn Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Waves Water Fun Centre (9 miles)
Blackburn
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!
Queens Park (9 miles)
Bolton
Queens Park Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
Ribble Steam Railway (9 miles)
Preston
Ribble Steam Railway The Ribble Steam Railway on Chain Caul Road, Preston, is a family day out in the heart of Lancashire. The railway has been open to the public since September 2005. A visit to the site will not only give you the opportunity to travel along our 1½ mile dock and riverside line, but also access our...
The West Lancashire Light Railway (9 miles)
Hesketh Bank
The West Lancashire Light Railway The whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride behind coal fired steam locomotives dating from 1898.
Gioco Play Centre (9 miles)
Wigan
Gioco Play Centre The largest indoor soft play and party centre in Wigan! Multi-level with exciting features including a roller slide, tube slides, go kart track, football pitch, ball pools, sky glide and many more! Providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 12 years.
Safe Play Centre (9 miles)
Preston
Safe Play Centre Private hire personal service soft play for special needs children. Truly magical range of interactive equipment purpose designed.
Giddy Kids Play Centre (10 miles)
Preston
Giddy Kids Play Centre Offering a large modern multi level play frame, dedicated toddler area and sports court.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive (10 miles)
Bolton
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive If you're looking for a free fun family outing, this is the place for you. There's a special children's activity corner, and an exciting programme of family friendly events all year round, as well as plenty of themed activities during the holidays.

Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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