Lakeland Miniature Village (< 1 mile)
Lakeland Miniature Village
Over 140 buildings made from local Coniston slate. Houses, farms and barns create the Lakeland landscape. Plus new Japanese Tea House overlooking our Japanese Garden.
Bigland Hall Equestrian (5 miles)
Bigland Hall Equestrian
BHS approved facility offering all weather lessons, Pony Club and horse or pony trekking specifically for beginners.
Ford Park (6 miles)
is a Park packed with fun things to do outdoors and indoors. Explore the Nature Trail and Tree Trail, have a go at Orienteering on our entry level course or just enjoy our natural playground with zip wire and pendulum swing. Family activities every Wednesday during school holidays.
Lakeland Motor Museum (6 miles)
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.
Fell Foot Park (7 miles)
Fell Foot Park
Rowing boats and kayaks are available to hire plus you can paddle or swim in the lake, and the adventure playground offers fun for all ages. A great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax.
Leighton Hall (7 miles)
is a place where the whole family can relax. House Tour, Falconry Demonstrations, Tea rooms. Children’s favourites: sandpit dig, caterpillar maze, tree faces and dens in the garden. In August there is a free teddy bear hunt too!
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade (8 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone also offering led arts and crafts sessions and birthday parties, attached to a family restaurant.
Megazone Laser Adventure (8 miles)
Happy Mount Park (8 miles)
Happy Mount Park
Includes: play areas, zip-wire, swingboats, miniature railway, bowling green, miniature golf, putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, roundabout, multi-purpose sports surface, gardens, indoor soft play area, cafe, ice cream kiosk and Splash Park (bring your swimming stuff!).
The Scarborough Spa Express (8 miles)
The Scarborough Spa Express
What better way to enjoy the region's beautiful countryside and visit the historic city of York or the seaside town of Scarborough, than by travelling aboard a vintage steam hauled train? Classic and comfortable with huge windows and refreshment carriage on every train.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (9 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.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park (9 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!
Dalton Leisure Centre (9 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.
Greenlands Farm Village (9 miles)
Greenlands Farm Village
You can pet storybook farm animals, ride a horse and trap, pedal a mini tractor (size permitting!), lark about in a straw play barn and picnic by the paddocks. We also have a 4 storey soft play centre for toddlers to 12yr olds to enjoy.
Furness Abbey (10 miles)
Barrow in Furness
Impressive ruins of an ancient abbey, includes much of east and west tower of church, plus cloisters and an ornate chapter house. Collection of rare stone effigies and a hoard of medieval treasure. Great place to go exploring with the family.
Lancaster Maritime Museum (10 miles)
Lancaster Maritime Museum
The museum covers the maritime trade of Lancaster using sound, smells, reconstructions and audiovisuals. Features include four restored local fishing vessels, and an aquarium.
Lancaster Castle (10 miles)
Still a working prison and court, it is still possible to visit this fascinating building by joining one of our popular hour-long guided tours, which usually include the Shire Hall with its collection of heraldry, the old cells and Hadrian's Tower
The Centre at Halton (10 miles)
The Centre at Halton
We have a great skatepark, 2 playgrounds, ball park and boules facility. Open 24h7d and free of charge. Friendly Coffee Shop and indoor hall for activities and events including family fun nights, music festivals, skatepark and junior football competitions plus band nights.
Lancaster City Museum (11 miles)
Lancaster City Museum
A quirky little museum that shows you how Lancaster has developed over the years. With a great range of exhibits and displays. Informative and fun. Free to visit.
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus (11 miles)
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus
is an alternative day out because we bring the outdoors indoors as we sail along the historic Lancaster Canal to the magnificent Lune Aqueduct, wildlife spotting along with fascinating historical landmark spotting as we sail along the Lancaster Canal. Free activity packs are available for all children on...
Swimming at the Park Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Barrow in Furness
Swimming at the Park Leisure Centre
Main and leisure pool plus 20m waterside, water cannons and wave machine! Special Obliterator session for 8 to 15 year olds at weekends! Loads of other activities on this site, too.
Climbing at Park Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Barrow In Furness
Climbing at Park Leisure Centre
For proficient climbers only, age matters less than competency, and you must bring your own equipment. So we're guessing not under six!
Play at Park Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Barrow in Furness
Play at Park Leisure Centre
Play at the PlayMax adventure climbing maze with cool and unusual features like interactive musical hopscotch! The Youth Gym has junior sized and disability friendly equipment, plus WiiFit, interactive wall and sensory Inspiration suite for guests with disabilities. Loads more on site too!
Williamson Park (11 miles)
is a beautiful landscaped park, with a Butterfly House, Minibeast Cave, Animal Garden, a cafe and shop, playpark and acres of space for picnics. There are lots of secret woodland pathways to explore and mosaic sculptures and monuments to find. Join us for outdoor theatre, concerts and family fun days.
Lakeland Maze and Farm Park (12 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.
Giggles Play and Adventure (12 miles)
Giggles Play and Adventure
Featuring a huge new play area for older children and exactly the same in miniature for toddlers! Plus new baby area with balance bar sensory equipment and swing, as well as ride-ons, go-karts and trikes!
LazerZone (12 miles)
Barrow in Furness
The interactive LazerZone arena offers kids an exciting place to play where they will enjoy a multi level indoor maze with special effects and themed zones.
The Custom House (12 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.
Fuzzy Eds at the Owl and Pussycat (12 miles)
Barrow In Furness
Fuzzy Eds at the Owl and Pussycat
The old Wacky's here is now a new indoor play area with loads of slides and traditional fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant with kids' menu.
The Dock Museum (12 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.
Go Ape Grizedale (12 miles)
Go Ape Grizedale
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.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (12 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Docker Park Farm (12 miles)
Docker Park Farm
Friendly farm plus indoor play barn and outdoor adventure play, go karts and ride ons, bouncy castle and more.
Windermere Quays (13 miles)
Marina on Windermere offering private boat hire, half day family cruises and with Quayside Kids Soft Play area within the restaurant for when you want to relax.
The Fun Factory Bowness (13 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.
Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail (13 miles)
Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Cumbria? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the...
The World of Beatrix Potter (14 miles)
The World of Beatrix Potter
- is a vibrant family attraction, bringing to life all 23 Beatrix Potter enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake District countryside.
Climb 365 (14 miles)
- offer family adventure days which are specifically designed around the ages, abilities and needs of your family
Curious About Kendal (14 miles)
Curious About Kendal
is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this lovely Lake District town. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Grizedale Forest (14 miles)
Waymarked walking and bike trails taking you to outstanding view across the fells scattered with it's famous outdoor sculptures and with a high wire adventure course and adventure playground also on site.
Cumbrian Heavy Horses (14 miles)
Cumbrian Heavy Horses
BHS and TRSS approved, this is the UK's only specialised Heavy Horse Riding establishment. Farm Rides, Fell rides, beach and trail rides; beginners welcome but no lessons.
Coniston Treasure Trail (15 miles)
Coniston Treasure Trail
is a fantastic way to explore the stunning countryside of Beatrix Potter whilst solving clues and enjoying a walk in the fresh air.
Kendal Via Ferrata (15 miles)
Kendal Via Ferrata
is an indoor, aerial adventure. Following a cable, the adventurer navigates physical and mental climbing challenges whilst always staying attached to the cable. Suitable for older children aged 10 +.
Lakeland Climbing Centre (15 miles)
Lakeland Climbing Centre
Get your first taste of climbing in their unique centre with it's great indoor wall, on one of our beginners courses, taster sessions or with an experienced friend. There are a wide range of regular sessions and clubs for young people from 6 years upwards.
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!
Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre (16 miles)
Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre
On the shores of Windermere this visitors centre has loads to do outdoors and indoors with an Adventure Playground for 5-14 year olds, a Treetop Trek and Predator Park wildlife experience, Indoor Soft Play and Creativity Space and extensive gardens and lakeshore.
Treetop Trek (16 miles)
Family tree top fun with 35 exciting challenges to climb, fly, balance and swing your way through in an ancient woodland canopy. Discover views normally reserved for squirrels: awesome!
Treetop Nets (16 miles)
An amazing adventure in the treetops, with no need for a harness. Giant trampolines, walkways and tunnels suspended above the ground. For ages 3 and up, so all the family can play.
Glazey Days (17 miles)
Family friendly pottery studio who also offer children's parties. Unleash their creativity!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Flookburgh 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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