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Family Days Out near to Whitehaven
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The Rum Story (< 1 mile)
Whitehaven
The Rum Story Museum transporting you back to 1785 and the story of Rum, with sights, sounds and smells from its Caribbean origins, on the Slave Ships and to the shops and cottages it would have bought and consumed.
St Bees Beach (< 1 mile)
St Bees
St Bees Beach The beach is a magnificent shingle with dozens of varieties of rock sloping down to good red sand. Safe for swimming but no lifeguard cover.
The Beacon (< 1 mile)
Whitehaven
The Beacon This is a large museum next to the harbour and has changing exhibitions and activities for children.
Jungle Jacks (< 1 mile)
Whitehaven
Jungle Jacks Located within Whitehaven Sports Centre. Bright, safe and colourful adventure soft play for under 10s. Creche also on site.
Billy Bears Fun Centre (< 1 mile)
Whitehaven
Billy Bears Fun Centre For under-sixes, climbing frames, bouncy castle, slides, cars, baby walkers. Small and friendly
Monkey Madhouse (6 miles)
Workington
Monkey Madhouse A bright, colourful and safe environment for the kids to run themselves ragged on the custom equipment. Suitable for 0 to 10s, Height Restriction 1.40 metres.
Eclipse Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Workington
Eclipse Leisure Centre Family friendly tenpin bowling plus laser tag, American themed Bar, video games and more.
Funtastic (7 miles)
Workington
Funtastic 10,000 square feet of play time, with ball cannons, a daring 9m slide, plus all the classic indoor play features.
West Coast Karting (11 miles)
Maryport
West Coast Karting Karting is for anybody so long as you're aged 8 or above! They even have a kart dedicated for the disabled. Ideal for building coordination and confidence. Give your child the edge when older.
Wordsworth House and Garden (12 miles)
Cockermouth
Wordsworth House and Garden Step back in time at Wordsworth House and Garden, the C18th century home of poet William Wordsworth. Hands on rooms and fun for all the family.
Jordans Jungle Fun House (12 miles)
Cockermouth
Jordans Jungle Fun House Imaginative jungle themed indoor adventure play, with lifesize animal characters and tonnes of cool features to entertain and exhaust under 12s.
Lake District Coast Aquarium (12 miles)
Maryport
Lake District Coast Aquarium A well stocked aquarium showcasing the Cumbrian coastline, plus cool adventure playground, radio controlled boats, 14 hole mini golf and educational displays in the Wild Solway Centre.
Rustys Childrens Playcentre (12 miles)
Cockermouth
Rustys Childrens Playcentre Closed, pending removal
Cockermouth Sports Centre (12 miles)
Cockermouth
Cockermouth Sports Centre Offering junior sports courses, football courses, climbing, gymnastics, Sky High activity camp and swimming pool.
Whinlatter Mountain Forest (15 miles)
Keswick
Whinlatter Mountain Forest Mountain bike trails, walking trails of varying difficulty, a high wires obstacle course and a super adventure playground with a climbing wall, water features, giant swings and a secret path!
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (15 miles)
Ravenglass
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Runs for seven-miles from the coastal village of Ravenglass through two of Lakeland's 'loveliest valleys' to Dalegarth station and visitor centre in Eskdale.
Muncaster Castle (16 miles)
Ravenglass
Muncaster Castle 70 acre garden for the kids to run wild in. Win a prize if you answer the questions correctly in the indoor MeadowVole maze. Visit the World Owl Centre and get up close at the daily display. Interactive computer?s, playground, cafe shops and events programme. Historic Haunted Castle!
Go Ape Whinlatter (16 miles)
Keswick
Go Ape Whinlatter 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.
Lake District Wildlife Park (17 miles)
Keswick
Lake District Wildlife Park Home to hundreds of friendly animals including traditional favorites, endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles. A great deal is under cover including play areas so rain need not spoil your visit!
Honister Slate Mine (17 miles)
Keswick
Honister Slate Mine The tour shows the current workings of the mine and how a mixture of modern and traditional methods is still extracting the slate which was forming some 400 million years before dinosaurs, plus Award Winning miner climbing experiences.
Mirehouse (17 miles)
Keswick
Mirehouse A family run historic estate with strong literary connections, acres of house and grounds to explore and childrens activities including four adventure playgrounds and nature trails.
Cumberland Pencil Museum (18 miles)
Keswick
Cumberland Pencil Museum Situated in the heart of the Lake District, it;¢ÂÂs a great all weather attraction for the whole family with lots of things to see and do. There'Âs a funky kids' art studio, the world's longest coloured pencil, and oodles of free events throughout the year too.
King Kong Climbing Centre (18 miles)
Keswick
King Kong Climbing Centre A new climbing centre with several types of wall, including those for beginners to expert, plus an Ice Wall. Indoor Caving, Hard and Soft Play areas. Outdoor courses including Ghyll Scrambling and Outdoor Climbing available too.
The Puzzling Place (18 miles)
Keswick
The Puzzling Place A fascinating, fun and social excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusion, which will leave you, quite literally, not believing your eyes! Suitable for all ages, featuring anti gravity and hologram effects plus loads more.
Keswick Treasure Trail (19 miles)
Keswick
Keswick Treasure Trail is a spy mission themed treasure hunt activity and is a fantastic way to explore Keswick whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air.
Fitz Park BMX Track and Playground (19 miles)
Keswick
Fitz Park BMX Track and Playground Public green space with parklands, playground and new BMX track, all free to everyone.
Keswick Leisure Pool (19 miles)
Keswick
Keswick Leisure Pool warm waters, wave machine and 'black hole' flume there is fun for all the family
Keswick Climbing Wall (20 miles)
Keswick
Keswick Climbing Wall Boasting over 40 top rope climbs up to 8m high, plus large bouldering area. Parents get trained to belay so you can stay involved! Also offers outdoor sports sessions like kayaking. archery and high ropes course: loads!
The Gincase Farm Park (21 miles)
Silloth
The Gincase Farm Park Farm Park made up of 16 paddocks where you can see and pet familiar, rare and unusual farm animals and poultry plus a huge Play Barn with Crazy Town soft play area, Blacksmiths Shop playhouse, an outdoor Playground, an Animal Barn, a pedal go-kart track, and motorised Quad Bike track.
Cumbrian Heavy Horses (24 miles)
Millom
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.
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum (24 miles)
Grasmere
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum Take a tour of Dove Cottage, home of Wordsworth, and take a look around the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery with special exhibitions and hands-on family activities.
Coniston Treasure Trail (24 miles)
Coniston
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.
7stanes Dalbeattie (26 miles)
Dalbeattie
7stanes Dalbeattie Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a skills and warm up area plus local bike hire.
Rufty Tuftys (27 miles)
Ambleside
Rufty Tuftys A large, indoor play centre offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean, safe, stimulating environment.
Ambleside Climbing Wall (27 miles)
Ambleside
Ambleside Climbing Wall Indoor climbing for most ages and all abilities, specialising in bringing new climbers into the sport through expertly instructed Adult Taster Sessions and Super Fun Kidsâ Sessions. Situated in the Heart of the Lakes and at the Centre of Ambleside youâll never be stuck without something to do.
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (27 miles)
Kickcudbright
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park A varied collection of nearly 150 animals from all over the world can be seen within the peaceful and natural settings where the woodland has been tailored to provide large and imaginative enclosures.
Grizedale Forest (27 miles)
Ambleside
Grizedale Forest 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.
Windermere Lake Cruises (27 miles)
Bowness
Windermere Lake Cruises Magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands as you sail by. A wide range of trip types available.
Go Ape Grizedale (27 miles)
Hawkshead
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 (27 miles)
Hawkshead
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.
Brighouse Bay Trekking (27 miles)
Kirkcudbright
Brighouse Bay Trekking Lessons from 7 plus, Weenie Rides from 5, starter and walking treks from 8 years, plus fast and beach hacks, and own a pony days.
Aira Force (28 miles)
Penrith
Aira Force Probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls, the main force falls 70 feet from below a stone footbridge. Aira Force provides a glimpse of a landscaped Victorian park with dramatic waterfalls, arboretum and rocks scenery.
Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre (28 miles)
Windermere
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 (28 miles)
Windermere
Treetop Trek 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 (28 miles)
Windermere
Treetop Nets 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.
Predator Experience (28 miles)
Lake District
Predator Experience 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!
The Cocoa Bean Company (29 miles)
Twynholm
The Cocoa Bean Company A unique and interactive experience for children that is truly unforgettable! Under supervision kids from 2+ can forge their own chocolate creations and then enjoy the play areas.
Caerlaverock Castle (30 miles)
Dumfries
Caerlaverock Castle Visitors to this quintessential stronghold can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children's adventure park and a nature trail.
Windermere Quays (30 miles)
Bowness-on-Windermere
Windermere Quays 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 (30 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Whitehaven 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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