Sandcastle Waterworld (< 1 mile)
A fantastic tropical adventure full of heart-stopping rides, water chutes with undulating twists and turns, cascading water features and tranquil glittering pools. 18 major features!
Adrenalin Zone (< 1 mile)
Exhilarating rides that will leave your stomach behind. Experience the feeling of free flight, walking on air and fun with these exciting activities. One for the thrill seekers.
Karting 2000 Raceway (< 1 mile)
Karting 2000 Raceway
A fun karting venue, with electronic lap timing and an exciting floodlit track. Activities for all the family, including private track hire, plus a number of birthday packages for different age groups.
Dinosaur World Blackpool (< 1 mile)
Dinosaur World Blackpool
is the biggest, most interactive family dinosaur experience in the North of England. A world of dinosaur discoveries awaits!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (< 1 mile)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
There's something for everyone at Pleasure Beach with over 125 breathtaking rides, attractions and shows including the spectacular Hot Ice Show. Top thrill rides include the Big One, the UK's tallest fastest rollercoaster. Nickenodeon Land with amazing rides and attractions for all ages including...
Blackpool Ice Arena (< 1 mile)
Blackpool Ice Arena
Discover a COOL way to spend your day at the purpose built 455 sq m ice rink with theatre seating so those who don't wish to participate in skating can watch in comfort. The Arena also has a smaller ice rink - the Arosa Ice Rink at over 4.6 sq m which is available for public skating and private hire.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool (< 1 mile)
Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Prepare to be starstruck as you meet a variety of celebrity wax figures from royalty to singers and sports stars. You will be amazed at these realistic models. Free phone app available to enhance your visit.
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (< 1 mile)
Blackpool Sea Life Centre
Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, turtles, rays and sea horses, this is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet! New Stingray Adventure coming April 2015!
Jungle Jims (1 miles)
A truly unusual and impressive play facility with an Incan Theme throughout, featuring extensive atmospheric play structures, pirate and dragon galleons plus interactive treasure quest game! It's so good you can be up to 15!
Blackpool Tower Dungeon (1 miles)
Blackpool Tower Dungeon
With 10 live shows and 60 minutes of laughter, screaming, theatre, jokes, history, rides, special effects and a maze. Not for the fainthearted, but everyone else will love it! For over 8s.
Blackpool Model Village (1 miles)
Blackpool Model Village
Ranging from Scottish Castles to Cornish Fishing Villages plus a working train, this is 2.5 acres of really well done miniatures intersected with landscaped walkways. Kids' quiz available too!
MFA Bowl Blackpool (1 miles)
MFA Bowl Blackpool
Modern tenpin bowling alley plus 8 snooker tables and several pool tables too! Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Or have a party!
Planet Kaos (1 miles)
Outer space themed play area with 2 floors of fun equipment where you can fly a rocket and peek through observation pods, or moon walk on a trampoline! Plus alien mascot, great baby facilities and private party rooms.
Laser Quest Blackpool (1 miles)
Laser Quest Blackpool
Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 7 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game. Birthday party packages available.
Stanley Park (1 miles)
There is a dazzling array of family events and attractions from model boats to a children's shuttle train and a tremendous range of sports facilities.
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon (2 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant near Blackpool Airport so planes to spot too! Good disabled access.
Blackpool Zoo (2 miles)
is home to over 1500 animals of more than 400 species including big cats, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, orangutans and many more to visit. You can even meet 32 dinosaurs in their superb prehistoric gardens.New indoor play barn too. Great idea for family days out in Lancashire.
Aardvark Adventure Playbarn (2 miles)
Aardvark Adventure Playbarn
A brand new indoor play area, on a 3 level play frame. Includes a 4 lane tiger slide, a zebra tube slide, ball pool with ball shower, football goals, basketball court, climbing frames, walkways, walk of faith, sensory area and much, much more.
Blackpool Laser Tag (2 miles)
Blackpool Laser Tag
Fancy a game of hide and seek? In the dark? With laser guns? This is your place then! Totally safe, totally pretend, yet still totally awesome, laser tag is like a living computer game with rather more exercise involved!
Ramp City (2 miles)
A 29,000 square foot indoor skatepark boasting a terrific number of high quality features including the only wooden indoor fullpipe in the UK! They also regularly welcome bikes.
Funtastic Play (3 miles)
St Annes on Sea
A 2,000 sq ft adventure play facility including main climbing maze with toddler zone, kiddie kart track, football zone and dedicated special needs sessions! Plus themed party rooms.
Wacky Warehouse - Outside Inn (3 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Outside Inn
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Pleasingly unusual pub themed around the outside, indoors!
Harrys (3 miles)
Three separate gorgeous play areas for juniors and pre-schoolers aged up to 10 years, and babies from 6 months. Great programme of weekly activities, including Parent and Toddler groups and Happy Hours. A number of birthday party packages available too!
MiniLinks Lytham St Annes (4 miles)
MiniLinks Lytham St Annes
- is a wonderful outdoor golf facility that suits all ages and abilities with exciting activities including CrazyGolf, entertaining GrassPutting or for the more adventurous, the MiniLinks.
Thingamajigz (4 miles)
Poulton le Fylde
6,400 square feet of terrific fun including slides, ball pits and tunnels; sports zone; pre-school play areas and a quiet down area for younger adventurers.
Lytham Hall (5 miles)
Stately hall set in 80 acres of mature country park; trails through the woods; cycling and picnics in the park with plenty of space to play safely; free entry to the country park Monday to Friday.
Fylde Society of Model Engineers (5 miles)
Fylde Society of Model Engineers
run a miniature railway on the playing fields adjoining Marsh Mill. Trains run Sunday and bank holiday afternoons throughout the year (weather permitting). All rides are free, donations most welcome. Live steam and electric locos on 3 different gauge tracks are used to haul trains of up to 15 passengers.
Jubilee Ice Arena (6 miles)
Jubilee Ice Arena
Offering a family oriented ice skating experience with varying session types and lessons available plus pro shop.
Lytham St Annes Beach (6 miles)
Lytham St Annes
Lytham St Annes Beach
Donkey rides on the sand, a renovated Victorian Pier, children's playgrounds, Lytham's famous green windmill, cafes, ice cream parlours and municipal gardens: it's a place of irresistible old fashioned charm!
Park View 4U Playing Fields (6 miles)
Lytham St Annes
Park View 4U Playing Fields
An exciting fully inclusive three generational play area including: an imaginative toddler area, a teenzone with challenging equipment, a multi use games area, a state of the art skate park and large BMX track, a fitness trail, gym equipment for senior citizens, a woodland walk and story area.
Madhatters Play Cafe and Party (6 miles)
Madhatters Play Cafe and Party
Soft play in a safe environment for children any age up to 11 years old. Madhatters has a large 4 level play frame, with slides, ball pool, puzzles, spinners and many more fun ways to keep children entertained.
Kaos Indoor High Wire Adventure (6 miles)
Kaos Indoor High Wire Adventure
Indoor Ropes Course for all the family. Our qualified instructors will lead you through a safety briefing and then fit you with a full body harness. Once clipped on you will have an hour to "play"ÂÂ with our 18 "in the airÂÂ" obstacles. We also have an adventure soft play course...
Farmer Parrs Animal World (7 miles)
Farmer Parrs Animal World
If ewe like animals ewe'll love Farmer Parrs! A large collection of farm and rare breed animals as well as a large museum, pottery, animal shows, pony rides and tractor rides: all included in our daily activities, plus play area, shop and cafe. New Picnic Barn too with Bouncy Castle and Ball Pit!
Fleetwood Museum (9 miles)
A lovely little museum that lets you explore the history and rich heritage of Fleetwood from its origins in the 19th Century. Interactive exhibitions plus a quiz to complete.
Beach and Marine Gardens (9 miles)
Beach and Marine Gardens
Crazy golf, adventure play, pitch and putt, trampolines, inflatable castle and paddling pool, all on the beachside.
Glazey Days (9 miles)
Family friendly pottery studio who also offer children's parties. Unleash their creativity!
The Southport Treasure Trail (10 miles)
The Southport Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Southport? Don’t just walk around aimlessly; follow the directions on this self guided themed Treasure Trail whilst hunting for the answers to the clues to locate the long lost treasure!
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport (10 miles)
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport
Enjoy classic Tenpin Bowling and Experience our Laser zone in a comfortable environment, with friendly staff at great value. Kid's bowling aids available.
Playtown Southport (10 miles)
is Southport’s biggest and best indoor play centre. The children can climb, slide, play football, roll around in the balls and have fun whilst parents and careers relax with a tasty drink or enjoy some delicious home cooked food.
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport (10 miles)
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport
Super laser tag arena ideal for beginners, with atmospheric special effects and awesome infra red equipment! Plus a family bowling lane and family dining options too.
Hesketh Park (10 miles)
A wonderfully restored Victorian park with ornate fountains, healthy walks trails, mini golf and a number of different gardens. Peaceful and well laid out. Free to visit.
Model Railway Village (10 miles)
Model Railway Village
It is not unusual for children to want to spend all day with their parents or grand parents at the Model Railway Village, just watching or following their favourite model train whilst it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.
Lakeside Miniature Railway (11 miles)
Lakeside Miniature Railway
An historic miniature railway on the Southport sea front that runs alongside the Marine Lake. An unforgettable experience for kids, and let's be honest we love it too! Seasonal opening.
Dunes Splash World (11 miles)
Dunes Splash World
A wet and wild water park offering a fantastic family day out for all ages and abilities.
With five fantastic rides, bubble spa, kids' play zone, poolside diner and our very own turtle, Murtle, you'll want to dive in and make a splash today!
The West Lancashire Light Railway (11 miles)
Giggles Gym (12 miles)
offers loads of active kids' fun in their multi level main play frame, multi sports area, special toddler section and a little tykes' car zone. They also do some really unique parties!
Fuzzy Eds at the Ancient Oak (12 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at the Ancient Oak
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
The Crafty Potter (12 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
Ribble Steam Railway (13 miles)
Ribble Steam Railway
Travel along our 1.5 mile dock and riverside line, plus access our newly built museum and workshop. The line itself crosses the Preston Marina via a swing bridge, and runs alongside the diverted River Ribble by the former sprawling docklands.
Ainsdale Beach (13 miles)
Sandy, dune backed bathing beach boasting the oldest iron built pier in the country, with a nature reserve adjacent. Village with facilities nearby.
Thanks for all the great things to do in South Shore 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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