AMF Wigan (< 1 mile)
offers 28 lanes all packing the auto scoring systems, the ball-rolling ramps and the pop up gutter guards plus a full range of ball sizes. Family tournament time! Plus quasar.
Quasar Wigan (< 1 mile)
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 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
is now completely refurbished and known as Kidzone! Offering a spacious and well equipped toddler zone, exciting multi level mainframe, children's library, creative play sessions and multi themed activity days, this is the very definition of new and improved!
Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin (1 miles)
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)
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
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)
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)
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
is Bolton’s largest indoor soft play centre. A family business established since 2007, we have extensive and varied play areas for children aged 1 to 12 years, facilities for babies, a Cafe, 2 Party Rooms, Party Time Shop and Go Karts!
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 to even the odds. Great family fun in all weathers, air conditioned with dedicated diner and play zones. Cool!
Wacky Warehouse - Bee Hive (5 miles)
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)
Go Ape Rivington
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Prendoolys (6 miles)
Designed from the ground up to deliver countless hours of family fun! With areas for babies, toddlers, juniors and parents everyone has a place here suited to them!
Playmates Childrens Play Centre (6 miles)
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)
The Pelican Centre (7 miles)
The Pelican Centre
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)
Battlefield LIVE Pennine
Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infrared gaming guns in a purpose built 10 acre battle arena. A number of ‘Missions’ available, including Team Deathmatch, and Zombie Survival! Suitable for ages 7 and older. Parties available.
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.
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.
Darkstar Laser (7 miles)
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!
The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery (7 miles)
The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery
is a child friendly paint your own pottery studio where you can create treasured keepsakes and personalised gifts. There is pottery suitable for all ages. We sell a variety of small snacks and drinks too.
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! And excellent parties too including Build A Bear!
Queens Park (8 miles)
Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
Smithills Hall (8 miles)
There are fine examples of historic architecture from Medieval, Tudor and Victorian features including the medieval Great Hall, Solar Room and Library. Set in charming formal gardens next to the West Pennine Moors so a nice educational stop mid hike!
Whales And Snails (8 miles)
Whales And Snails
Highlights include the little Toddler Town, the crocodile river bridge and the road style racing slide! All weather fun and frolics.
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.
Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive (9 miles)
Bolton Museum Aquarium and Archive
We have an Aquarium containing freshwater fish from all over the world. There is a Library offering a wide range of books, use of computers with free internet access and online services. We also have an extensive Museum collection for study and enjoyment.
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird (9 miles)
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.
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. Gutter guards and ramps even the odds for the bowling kids!
Jump Warehouse (9 miles)
A whopping great series of interconnected trampolines for sedate cardio, stunt landing bags and kids' sessions with a slam dunk chaser! Woohoo!
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.
Splashzone Warrington (9 miles)
Ultimate indoor water factory filled with sprays, springs, spouts, spinners, streams and super slides, and heated to the perfect temperature. A number of 2 hour sessions available, with limited numbers to prevent overcrowding. Splashtastic parties catered for too!
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.
Nerf Zone (9 miles)
is an indoor attraction for children aged 6 and over. Sharpen your aim in the target range and then put your skills to the test in our battle arena.
Splash Zone (9 miles)
is a popular indoor water factory based at Gulliver’s. Discover sprays, streams and wacky water features throughout. The attraction is suitable for children across all ages, especially toddlers.
Tiny Rockers (9 miles)
Multi level musical themed soft play for under 8s, with loads of fun features plus big and little keyboard slides. Sensory Room with soothing joys including a floor to ceiling fish tank and a range of daily activities offered for free!
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.
Acorn Farm (10 miles)
is a farm attraction with lots of animals to see and feed.
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.
Moses Gate Country Park (10 miles)
Moses Gate Country Park
This free park and local nature reserve not only has serene woodland, waterside and nature trails, but also Bolton's largest adventure playground and horse and cycle routes too! Try and find something you can't do here!
Warrington Quasar (10 miles)
Boasting an amazing 50,000 square feet of combat arena, this is the go to venue for hardened laser tag gamers looking for bigger and better! A zero contact war games with harmless lasers.
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©.
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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