Whitemoor Riding Centre (2 miles)
Whitemoor Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for over 5s with indoor jumping and outdoor riding. Welcomes disabled riders too, equipped with an RDA Mounting Ramp.
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park (2 miles)
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park
Animal encounters, glorious countryside, make friends with friendly farm animals and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities and demonstrations. Climb aboard the 4WD Farm Safari to the Deer Park, hitch a ride in a giant caterpillar and let the kids loose in the Wizzick Play Barn. Join in with lamb and calf feeding daily plus Junior Quad Bikes.
4Kids (4 miles)
Under new management, formerly Likkle Monkeys.There are two totally separate play facilities, one on the upper floor aimed at 5-12 year olds and a toddler area located on the lower floor specifically for the younger children.
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail (4 miles)
Pendle Witches Mystery 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!
Barrowford Park (4 miles)
Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks.
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (5 miles)
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool
Pendle Wavelengths leisure pool has a wave machine, a roof high water slide. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids
Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play (5 miles)
Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play
The play structure is built up of three storeys with interconnecting passages, stair cases, walkways, bridges, rope swings and probably the biggest indoor slide in the North West! Secure, clean and friendly.
Matrix Superbowl (7 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. They have ramps and gutter rails available so that all ages and abilities can play, including those with disabilities.
Skipton Castle (8 miles)
Come and explore one of England's most complete medieval castles with over 900 years of turbulent history. Climb to the top of the Watchtower; descend to the dungeon. Picnic areas, licensed tearooms, shop with a notable book section, plant sales. A great day out in any season.
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway (8 miles)
4 Kids Play (8 miles)
4 Kids Play
For the under eights. A two story indoor play facility including slides and ball pool. They also have a bouncy castle and a separate baby area for smaller children.
Battlestorm Clitheroe (8 miles)
- is a state of the art indoor Laser combat attraction for all the family, featuring a wide variety of missions, interactive features, tactics and above all fun. Your can choose to turn up with friends, book a private group or just come on your own and jump in a game.
Clitheroe Castle Museum (9 miles)
Clitheroe Castle Museum
New look galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of local history, heritage and geology. Features for younger children.
1st Bowl Burnley (9 miles)
1st Bowl Burnley
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star
Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star, a nice old stone warehouse building with the usual formula of kids indoor playcentre atttached to a very reasonably priced pub, so you can have a nice cup of tea while the kids run themselves into the ground for two hours - jobs a good 'un!
Towneley Hall Museum (10 miles)
Towneley Hall Museum
A range of indoor artistic exhibitions set within a large park which also offers play areas, golf courses and sculpture trails. Take a picnic!
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (11 miles)
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bronte country. Most services are operated by steam trains, but the railway also serves the local community, with many people using the morning diesel railcar services to do their shopping in Keighley.
The Play Barn at Settle (11 miles)
The Play Barn at Settle
A great indoor soft play centre in the Yorkshire Dales where your children can run wild in a safe and friendly environment while you can relax in our comfortable seating and cafe area. We pride ourselves on our homemade food.
Dragons Den (12 miles)
Comprehensive multi level adventure play frame with all the frills! Plus dedicated toddler zone, both with loads of fun features and obstacles.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (12 miles)
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Hesketh Farm Park (13 miles)
Hesketh Farm Park
Hesketh Farm Park is part of a 600 acre working farm situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the Yorkshire Dales; Bolton Abbey.
Accrington Superbowl (13 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and bowling ramps to give the kids a chance! A wholesome healthy family activity and great when it's wet!
Little Treasures (13 miles)
One of the undoubted highlights is a visit to the bouncy castle named the 'Black Pig.' They also have many slides and climbing areas, all meeting the latest safety standards
Flying Saucers Painting Pottery Cafe (14 miles)
Flying Saucers Painting Pottery Cafe
choose a plate, bowl, mug, or even piggy bank, unicorn, fairy or dinosaur from our extensive range - decide how you'll paint it - there are books for inspiration if you're stuck - sit & paint using our brushes or sponge stamps. Great idea if you are looking for childrens activities in Yorkshire.
Oswaldtwistle Mills (14 miles)
is home to a host of popular attractions for people of all ages! See inside for more details - great place to visit if you are looking for family days out in Lancashire.
Kids@Play (14 miles)
Due to the layout of the play frames it is easy for parents to keep an eye on their children whilst being able to sit down and relax with magazines and refreshments.
The Barn (14 miles)
is a climbing and activity centre with climbing walls up to 8 metres high and a bouldering area of over 500 sqm.
Animal Quackers Park Farm (15 miles)
Animal Quackers Park Farm
A family run business aiming to bring your family the fun and enjoyment of animals: hugging, feeding and interacting with all of the residents of the farm.
Ski Rossendale (15 miles)
Kids' Club is a place where your little ones can learn learn new skills and forge new friendships that could last a lifetime as part of a community facility.
Ilkley Toy Museum (15 miles)
Ilkley Toy Museum
The many exhibits feature dolls, dolls houses, teddy bears, tin plate toys, lead figures and a selection of games together with wooden and paper toys. Dating from 350BC to the present day the exhibits include this 1940's English working model fairground.
Bowland Wild Boar Park (15 miles)
Bowland Wild Boar Park
Enjoy a picnic and take a ramble in our beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in our scenic Ribble Valley Park - plus lots more.
Runamok (15 miles)
Multicoloured multitiered adventure soft play with dedicated baby play area and cafe.
Ilkley Pool and Lido (15 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary (16 miles)
Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary
Open facility working to rescue vulnerable equines, giving them rehabilitation and treatment. A valuable opportunity for the kids to learn about responsibility toward animals.
Blackburn Bowlplex (16 miles)
Bowling is the perfect activity for any occasion whether it's a family get together, birthday party or special treat during the school holidays. We are the ideal all weather venue with much more than just bowling. So, can we interest you in The Great Indoors?
ZuuKidz (16 miles)
Ultimate indoor family play and party venue with over 10,000 square feet of fun for children of all ages, pamper packages for parents and disabled facilities.
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum (16 miles)
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Discover how raw wool and cotton were traditionally transformed into cloth, learn Lancashire's part in the Industrial Revolution, and see the giant waterwheel work!
Waves Water Fun Centre (17 miles)
Waves Water Fun Centre
If you are looking for family days out in Lancashire, Waves has a lagoon shaped pool, Alien space bowl water feature, childrenâs shipwreck slide, jacuzzi, waves machine, a vending area and a Regency Gym.
Blackburn Ice Arena (17 miles)
Blackburn Ice Arena
Blackburn Ice Arena offers something for everyone. With year round skating, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun. The fun doesn't end on the ice with great party and catering facilities on hand. Great if you are looking for family days out in Lancashire ideas.
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway (17 miles)
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway
is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. Looksa like a good idea if you're after fun family days out in Yorkshire.
Thanks for all the great things to do in York 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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