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Family Days Out near to Wigan
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AMF Wigan (< 1 mile)
Wigan
AMF Wigan Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Quasar Wigan (< 1 mile)
Wigan
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!
Wigan Roller Rink (< 1 mile)
Wigan
Wigan Roller Rink offers classic family roller skating with a variety of sessions including themed music, rink games and family times.
Rumble Tumble Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Wigan
Rumble Tumble Playcentre has a great indoor adventure zone - while you can relax in the coffee area. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin (1 miles)
Wigan
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Gioco Play Centre (2 miles)
Wigan
Gioco Play Centre The largest indoor soft play and party centre in Wigan! Multi-level with exciting features including a roller slide, tube slides, go kart track, football pitch, ball pools, sky glide and many more! Providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 12 years.
Bizee Kidz (2 miles)
Wigan
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.
Haigh Country Park (2 miles)
Wigan
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.
Three Sisters Race Circuit (2 miles)
Wigan
Three Sisters Race Circuit The Junior Kart blast experience caters for the younger customer. Driving one of our new SODI karts, these Light, Powerful and Fast machines guarantee you Speed 'n' Thrills as you race around the circuit. For over 11s.
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe (4 miles)
Wigan
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.
The Craftwork Studio (4 miles)
Standish
The Craftwork Studio We are Standish village's very own craft centre. We have exciting activities on Thursdays, Saturdays and every day of the school holidays. Children and adults can paint ceramics, try their hand at Batik and even create a work of art in mosaic.
Party and Play Funhouse (4 miles)
Westhoughton
Party and Play Funhouse This modern, light and spacious indoor soft play centre has three age specific soft play zones for Babies, Toddlers and Children aged 4 to 12. Plus sensory studio.
On Safari (5 miles)
Bolton
On Safari Offers a lush safari themed multi level adventure play structure plus other features including a dedicated toddler zone and kiddie car area.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton (5 miles)
Horwich
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wacky Warehouse - Bee Hive (5 miles)
Bolton
Wacky Warehouse - Bee Hive Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Air conditioned.
Go Ape Rivington (6 miles)
Bolton
Go Ape Rivington 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.
Prendoolys (6 miles)
St Helens
Prendoolys Designed from the ground up to deliver countless hours of family fun!
Playmates Childrens Play Centre (6 miles)
Chorley
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!
Matchmoor Riding Centre (7 miles)
Bolton
Matchmoor Riding Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic hacks and a recognised Pony Club.
Tyldesley Pool (7 miles)
Tyldesley
Tyldesley Pool Now known as Tyldesley Pelican Centre they offer standard, teaching and diving pools with regular 'fun and floats' sessions, kids' parties, and holiday activities. For toddlers the Swim Tots session includes music and toys in a safe and controlled environment.
Battlefield LIVE Pennine (7 miles)
Chorley
Battlefield LIVE Pennine Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 7 years old.
Playdays Cafe (7 miles)
St Helens
Playdays Cafe is an indoor soft play centre and cafe. Let your children run, jump, crawl and climb while you sit back and relax with a coffee and a snack.
Treasure Island Soft Play (7 miles)
St Helens
Treasure Island Soft Play Pirate themed adventure soft play for the under 11s, with dedicated toddler area, pirate ship mainframe and jungle sports court.
The Jungle (7 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.
Darkstar Laser (7 miles)
St Helens
Darkstar Laser Offers intense, all-out, ultimate laser tag combat gaming in their huge, atmospheric multi-level 'Hex' arena! No mess, no fuss, no contact: just zapzapzap!
Moss Bank Park (8 miles)
Bolton
Moss Bank Park Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train, butterfly gardens and animal world exhibit.
Clown Around (8 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.
Bolton Steam Museum (8 miles)
Bolton
Bolton Steam Museum is a great place for young chidlren 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.
Queens Park (8 miles)
Bolton
Queens Park Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive (9 miles)
Bolton
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive If you're looking for a free fun family outing, this is the place for you. There's a special children's activity corner, and an exciting programme of family friendly events all year round, as well as plenty of themed activities during the holidays.
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird (9 miles)
St Helens
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird Their patented standard of indoor fun and frolics, attached to a family restaurant. Recently refurbished with more fun features than ever.
Smithills Open Farm (9 miles)
Bolton
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.
LA Bowl Warrington (9 miles)
Warrington
LA Bowl Warrington Tenpin bowling, laser extreme combat tag and dodgem cars as well as family friendly dining and more.
The Jungle - Wild Play and Party (9 miles)
Warrington
The Jungle - Wild Play and Party boasts 3 great play areas. The main area includes a huge 13m, 4 lane waterfall effect astro slide, 2 great trampolines, ball pool, snake slide and much more.
Puddletown Pirates of Botany Bay (9 miles)
Chorley
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!
Nevada Roller Rink (9 miles)
Bolton
Nevada Roller Rink Classic family friendly roller skating rink for some fun, exercise and skill development.
Splashzone Warrington (9 miles)
Warrington
Splashzone Warrington Ultimate indoor water factory filled with sprays, springs, spouts, spinners, streams and super slides plus the Mickey Mouse Club House soft play area for younger children not so keen on the water.
Gullivers World (9 miles)
Warrington
Gullivers World A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Chorley Equestrian Centre (10 miles)
Chorley
Chorley Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, scenic hacks, BHS qualification training and recognised Pony Club and associated events.
Acorn Farm (10 miles)
Liverpool
Acorn Farm is a farm attraction with lots of animals to see and feed.
Wobbly Bobs (10 miles)
Bolton
Wobbly Bobs A state of the art fully fitted multi level play structure, featuring 3 lane waterfall astra slide, spiral tube slide, swing balls, aerial glide and loads more. With under 5 and toddler zones too.
Moses Gate Country Park (10 miles)
Bolton
Moses Gate Country Park This country park has loads to do including lakes, parkland, a visitors centre and a large play area with toddler and junior zones.
Warrington Quasar (10 miles)
Warrington
Warrington Quasar Boasting an amazing 50,000 square feet of combat arena, this is the go venue for hardened laser tag gamers looking for bigger and better! A zero contact war games with harmless lasers.
Giggles Play Mill (10 miles)
Warrington
Giggles Play Mill multi-level play frame for under 4ft9s, a soft 5 a side football pitch mini climbing wall and the largest designated Under 5's soft play in the area!
Fun2B (10 miles)
Warrington
Fun2B Is just what parents have been looking for â€" an exciting and adventurous activity centre for 0-11years(height limit 4ft 9), combining fantastic play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating café.
Laser Land (10 miles)
Chorley
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 (10 miles)
Chorley
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.
Giddy Kidz Party and Play Centre (10 miles)
Warrington
Giddy Kidz Party and Play Centre is a Warrington indoor soft play centre. It offers a fun environment where children play and have parties with friends and family. Activities like rhyme time, painting and baking are carried out daily. Parents can relax while enjoying a fresh coffee or freshly prepared meals from the menu and Wifi is free.
Knowsley Safari Park (10 miles)
Prescot
Knowsley Safari Park Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions!
Aerial Extreme Knowsley (10 miles)
Prescot
Aerial Extreme Knowsley is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Wigan 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 Greater Manchester can enjoy the great day out as well.



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