If you know any other great things to do in Southport for kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Family Days Out near to Southport
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Model Railway Village (< 1 mile)
Southport
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.
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport (< 1 mile)
Southport
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 (< 1 mile)
Southport
Playtown Southport 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. Meal deals, reduced grandparent entry and super saver passes available.
Dunes Splash World (< 1 mile)
Southport
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!
Southport Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Southport
Southport Treasure Trail Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Giggles Gym (1 miles)
Southport
Giggles Gym Main play frame, sports area, separate toddler area and a little tykes car zone. They also do some really unique parties!
Ainsdale Beach (4 miles)
Ainsdale
Ainsdale Beach Sandy, dune backed bathing beach boasting the oldest iron built pier in the country, with a nature reserve adjacent. Village with facilities nearby.
Windmill Animal Farm (6 miles)
Burscough
Windmill Animal Farm offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with animals + lots of play areas and miniature railway.
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.
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!
Formby Beach (7 miles)
Southport
Formby Beach An unspoilt wilderness of a beach, run by the National Trust and with a nature reserve adjacent. Not the best choice if you're looking to swim etc., but lovely for exploring.
China Butterfly Craft Centre (7 miles)
Formby
China Butterfly Craft Centre Offers over 15 different creative activities for you to choose from including pottery painting, mosaics, jewellery making, glass decorating, card making, potters wheel and much more. Open 7 days a week, we have activities suitable for all ages from toddlers right through to adults.
Lytham Hall (7 miles)
Lytham
Lytham Hall 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.
Kaos Indoor High Wire Adventure (7 miles)
Lytham
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” with our 18...
MiniLinks Lytham St Annes (7 miles)
St Annes
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.
Formby Nature Reserve (7 miles)
Formby
Formby Nature Reserve Home to one of the last great colonies of red squirrels in Great Britain, and boats endangered species such as the Natterjack Toad and the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle.
Farmer Teds Farm Park (7 miles)
Ormskirk
Farmer Teds Farm Park Large farm geared around children with tractor rides, demonstrations, huge indoor and outdoor adventure areas, go karts, sandpit and climbing frames.
Harrys (7 miles)
St Annes
Harrys Three separate gorgeous play areas for juniors and pre-schoolers aged up to 10 years and babies from 6 months to explore.
The West Lancashire Light Railway (8 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.
Happy Hippos Play Centre (8 miles)
Ormskirk
Happy Hippos Play Centre Multi tiered colourful play structure with oodles of fun features and a separate baby toddler area.
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon (9 miles)
Blackpool
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.
Ramp City (10 miles)
Blackpool
Ramp City 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.
The Crafty Potter (10 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Outside Inn (10 miles)
Blackpool
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!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (10 miles)
Blackpool
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 (10 miles)
Blackpool
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.
Sandcastle Waterworld (10 miles)
Blackpool
Sandcastle Waterworld 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!
Purple Monster Playcentre (11 miles)
Liverpool
Purple Monster Playcentre Multi level indoor adventure play also featuring seasonal outdoor area, plus craft sessions, bouncy castle days, ride on toys, water activities and a great kids' hairdresser based on site too.
The Jungle (11 miles)
Skelmersdale
The Jungle Warrington’s award winning indoor play and party centre is now open in Skelmersdale too. Swing, jump, climb and slide through the multi level play areas, take part in the many additional activities on offer, book a wild party and then relax in the 5 star Jungle Express Cafe.
Blackpool Model Village (11 miles)
Blackpool
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!
Stanley Park (11 miles)
Blackpool
Stanley Park 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.
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (11 miles)
Blackpool
Blackpool Sea Life Centre Blackpool Sea Life is the must see aquarium in the North-West. 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, SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater...
Aardvark Adventure Playbarn (12 miles)
Blackpool
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 Zoo (12 miles)
Blackpool
Blackpool Zoo 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.
1st Bowl Blackpool (12 miles)
Blackpool
1st Bowl Blackpool Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Rampworx (12 miles)
Liverpool
Rampworx Friendly indoor skateboarding and BMX facility, with coaching classes available if you don't know where to start!
Blackpool Treasure Trail (12 miles)
Blackpool
Blackpool Treasure Trail Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Clown Around (12 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.
Turbary Woods (13 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.
Acorn Farm (13 miles)
Liverpool
Acorn Farm is a farm attraction with lots of animals to see and feed.
Battlefield LIVE Pennine (13 miles)
Chorley
Battlefield LIVE Pennine Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 7 years old.
Worden Park (13 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.
Ribble Steam Railway (13 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...
Lakeside Miniature Railway (13 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!
Thingamajigz (14 miles)
Poulton le Fylde
Thingamajigz 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.
Rice Lane City Farm (14 miles)
Walton
Rice Lane City Farm Boasts 224 acres of countryside and a wide variety of rare breed farm animals. Guests can also take part in guided walks and talks. Animal husbandary and horticulture training available for young people, plus adults and people with learning difficulties.
Fun Time (14 miles)
Liverpool
Fun Time Over 5000sq ft of exciting, colourful multi tiered adventure play for ages 0 to 3 and 3 to 12 years in separate sections.
Fuzzy Eds at the Ancient Oak (14 miles)
Preston
Fuzzy Eds at the Ancient Oak Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Fuzzy Eds at Ancient Oak (14 miles)
Retford
Fuzzy Eds at Ancient Oak Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Mini Magees Party and Play Centre (14 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Southport 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 Merseyside can enjoy the great day out as well.



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