AMF Wigan (< 1 mile)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wigan Roller Rink (< 1 mile)
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)
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
Gioco Play Centre (2 miles)
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)
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)
Haigh Country Park
Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland, with magnificent views. Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations.
Three Sisters Race Circuit (2 miles)
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.
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe (4 miles)
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)
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)
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.
On Safari (5 miles)
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)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bolton
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Pharaohs Play and Party Centre (5 miles)
Pharaohs Play and Party Centre
Be transported to Ancient Egypt for the adventure soft play, use the ice skating rink and when you're tired enough settle into the in house cinema with a hot dog!
Go Ape! Rivington (6 miles)
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 Helen's biggest and best childrenÃ¢ÂÂs indoor adventure play area, designed from the ground up to deliver countless hours of family fun!
Playmates Childrens Play Centre (6 miles)
Playmates Childrens Play Centre
An exciting indoor adventure playcentre and party venue for children under 9, where there’s always lots to do and plenty of fun to be had!
Matchmoor Riding Centre (7 miles)
Tyldesley Pool (7 miles)
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.
Darkstar Laser (7 miles)
Offers intense, all-out, ultimate laser tag in their huge, atmospheric multi-level 'Hex' arena! Ultimate laser tag takes all the best bits from 'regular' laser tag and injects a technological upgrade to give a game that's faster, bigger and more exciting.
Playdays Cafe (7 miles)
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.
Zubaru Play and Party Centre (7 miles)
Zubaru Play and Party Centre
An exciting range of the latest soft play equipment on which your little adventurers can run, jump, crawl, slide, climb and biff-bash until their heart's content.
Treasure Island Soft Play (7 miles)
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)
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.
Moss Bank Park (8 miles)
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)
Multi level climbing adventure play, with great slides and a mirrored maze, plus ride on cars and track with car wash.
Queens Park (8 miles)
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 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.
Smithills Open Farm (9 miles)
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)
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)
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)
Nevada Roller Rink (9 miles)
Nevada Roller Rink
Classic family friendly roller skating rink for some fun, exercise and skill development.
Wacky Warehouse - Red Lion (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Red Lion
has a purpose built indoor play structure which keeps children amused for hours and whacks them out - leaving the adults to do whatever they want for a few minutes!!
Splashzone Warrington (9 miles)
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)
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 Equestrian Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, scenic hacks, BHS qualification training and recognised Pony Club and associated events.
Wobbly Bobs (10 miles)
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.
Pots U Paint (10 miles)
Pots U Paint
Family friendly pottery painting studio with educational and special needs assistance available.
Giggles Play Mill (10 miles)
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)
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 cafÃ©.
Cheeky Monkeys (10 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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!
Worden Park (10 miles)
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.
Fun Time (11 miles)
Over 5000sq ft of exciting, colourful multi tiered adventure play for ages 0 to 3 and 3 to 12 years in separate sections.
Skate Academy (11 miles)
A family run roller skating rink offering a pleasant and safe environment to have some fun and develop some skills.
Happy Hippos Play Centre (11 miles)
Happy Hippos Play Centre
Multi tiered colourful play structure with oodles of fun features and a separate baby toddler area.
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery (11 miles)
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
Museum and Art Gallery with plenty for kids to do and see including a dinosaur, Time Tunnel for hands-on history, changing exhibitions, kids Crafternoons and, during 2013, the Childrens Museum exhibition where kids can see how life as a child has changed.
The Pick A Pot And Paint It Place (11 miles)
The Pick A Pot And Paint It Place
a paint your own pottery studio in the heart of Ormskirk. You can choose from a wide range of ceramics to paint, from cups and plates to fairy trinket boxes and dinosaur money banks. We also serve tea coffee and soft drinks along with cupcakes and cookies.
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 Lancashire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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