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The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery (< 1 mile)
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.
Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay (1 miles)
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)
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)
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 Equestrian Centre (2 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Go Ape Rivington (4 miles)
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)
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)
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!
The Craftwork Studio (5 miles)
The Craftwork Studio Now known as Craftwork Community Arts these guys still offer fun and creative workshops and craft sessions for all ages.
Wacky Warehouse - Poachers (5 miles)
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!
Haigh Country Park (5 miles)
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)
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.
Matchmoor Riding Centre (6 miles)
Matchmoor Riding Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic hacks and a recognised Pony Club.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton (6 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Earnsdale Farm Riding School (7 miles)
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)
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)
Rumble Tumble Playcentre 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!
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin (7 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Junction4 Skatepark (7 miles)
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)
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)
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!
Party and Play Funhouse (8 miles)
Party and Play Funhouse is Bolton’s largest indoor soft play centre. A family business established since 2007, we have extensive and varied play areas for children aged 1 to 12 years, facilities for babies, a Cafe, 2 Party Rooms, Party Time Shop and Go Karts!
Moss Bank Park (8 miles)
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 Roller Rink offers classic family roller skating with a variety of sessions including themed music, rink games and family times.
AirVault Trampoline Park (8 miles)
AirVault Trampoline Park A fun filled arena comprising 90 interconnected trampolines suitable for all ages, plus dodgeball, foam pit and slam dunk features!
Avenham and Miller Park (8 miles)
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)
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!
The Crafty Potter (8 miles)
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)
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.
Smithills Open Farm (8 miles)
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.
Splash at Riverside (8 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!
The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail (8 miles)
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.
Harris Museum & Art Gallery (8 miles)
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.
Museum of Lancashire (8 miles)
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)
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)
Wellybobs Wildlife, arts and crafts, sing alongs, Ladybug garden, adventure playground with zippy swing: a really good range.
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe (8 miles)
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)
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 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)
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 Ice Arena Offers something for everyone. With year round skating, lessons, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun.

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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