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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cheshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 997 fun things to do in Cheshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Chester, Crewe and Ellesmere Port. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 728 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Cheshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Cheshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

Find your perfect day out

Ramps and banks at Air Skate Park in Cleveleys

Air Skate Park

  • Cleveleys
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

If the old ‘adage’ is true and heaven really is a halfpipe, then Air Skate Park is bound to be a pretty dreamy day out for your little skate stars! T...

Bowling alleys at YMCA Bowl in Thornton Cleveleys

YMCA Bowl

  • Thornton Cleveleys
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Hit a strike at YMCA Bowl!  Everybody loves a good game of bowling so get the whole family to The Fylde Coast's newest 10 lane, 10 pin bowing alley....

Outside view of Locke Park in Barnsley

Locke Park

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Locke Park is a popular park in Barnsley that offers some pleasing green space for ball games and picnicking, plus a play area for children up to 10...

Dad helping son to bowl at Tenpin

Tenpin & Sector 7 Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

This is bowling but not as you know it, with lasers, aliens and all sorts of crazy elements. Take bowling to the next level at Tenpin Derby. There ar...

Soft play area at Krazy Kids Adventure World in Heckmondwike

Krazy Kids Adventure World

  • Heckmondwike
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Krazy Kids Adventure World and Soft Play Centre we have 500 square metres of space that can be utilised for many types of occasion. We offer segre...

Indoor soft play frame at Tree Tops Activity Centre in Riddings

Tree Tops Activity Centre

  • Riddings
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Tree Tops Activity Centre offers a multi level treehouse themed adventure soft play with all the bright and clean fun features you'd expect to entert...

Kids at Challenge Academy

Challenge Academy

  • Sedgley
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Challenge Academy is an outdoor adventure park promoting active outdoor learning via High Ropes, Zip Wire, Woodland Camps, Survival and Bushcraft, Cl...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Derby Foresters Park

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Watch all the best films at Showcase Derby Foresters Park, where there's a whopping 11 screens showing all those blockbusters that the whole family w...

People rock climbing at The Climbing Unit in Derby

The Climbing Unit

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Climbing Unit is the ultimate indoor climbing experience for anyone of any age or ability. Any competent adult climber can bring a child down any...

Kids colouring at Experience Barnsley

Experience Barnsley

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Experience Barnsley is a Museum and Discovery Centre dedicated to the people and history of Barnsley. The Museum and Discovery Centre are located in...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Barnsley Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Barnsley
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Want to visit Barnsley with the kids but convincing them to go sightseeing is a bit of challenge? Or maybe you live in Barnsley and you think nothing...

Kids doing hands on activities at Cooper Gallery in Barnsley

Cooper Gallery

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Easily accessible in the heart of Barnsley town centre, the Cooper Gallery is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon with the family. It has...

People on mini train at Baggeridge Country Park & Miniature Railway in Dudley

Baggeridge Country Park & Miniature Railway

  • Dudley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Baggeridge Country Park is an area of beautiful and secluded countryside close to the Black Country, that is great for little nature lovers or those...

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna Science Adventure Centre2.25 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

For a family day out with an extra spark, make sure to head down to Magna Science Adventure Centre! Get ready to explore over 100 of the wackiest int...

The play area at Playmania Sheffield

Playmania Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Play it cool at Playmania in Sheffield. Let your kids enjoy a local soft play centre that will keep them entertained for hours on end. Take your kids...

Map and booklet for The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail in Rotherham

The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Rotherham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Wentworth self guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail is a great activity for the whole family. The Trail will take around 2.5 hours to complete, b...

Family looking at fish at Sea Life Centre Blackpool

Sea Life Blackpoool

  • Blackpool
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Fascinated by the creatures who live in the depths of the sea? Meet over 2,000 of these wonderful marine animals at SEA LIFE Blackpool! The aquarium...

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