20 Best Things To Do In Carlisle Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Carlisle

From exciting history and stunning architecture to a whole load of great things to do in Carlisle - you’re bound to have a great family day out there! 

With thrilling stories of its life as a working fortress to fancy dress opportunities, Carlisle Castle first up on our list of top attractions. If your little ones enjoy a good educational day out, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is a fantastic attraction, featuring lots of interactive exhibitions looking into Roman life. And if you enjoyed that, the Cumbria Museum of Military Life will also be up your alley.

 

If you think you can sneak a little bit more history in your family days out, then Carlisle Cathedral is a stunning landmark to put on your list of things to do too. Rather have a good day out at the farm? Walby Farm Park is our go-to place for that in Carlisle. It boasts Cumbria's largest indoor play area, hands-on educational animal shows and a whole lot more…

 

For a little bit of soft play magic, visit Magic Castle Adventure Playground, or  Noah’s Ark or take the kids on an amazon adventure at Aztec Soft Play


Fancy a day trip from Carlisle with the kids? Our trusted explorer Karren has a few ideas of awesome things to do in the North West; she’s tried them all, with three kids under 6 at that!

Find your perfect day out

Kids with chocolate mustaches at The Cocoa Bean Company in Twynholm

The Cocoa Bean Company5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Twynholm
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Cocoa Bean Company is a interactive, child friendly workshops, kids make and decorate chocolate slabs, marshmallow treats and shaky shape animals...

People with horses at Lochhill Equestrian Centre in Castle Douglas

Lochhill Equestrian Centre

  • Castle Douglas
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Lochhill Equestrian Centre was established is set in beautiful countryside and offers a wide range of equestrian services for all abilit...

Sheep racing at Hall Hill Playbarn in Lanchester

Hall Hill Playbarn

  • Lanchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Your kid will be as busy as a bee at Hall Hill Playbarn in County Durham. Take your family a farm park with tractor rides, handling sessions and lots...

Man uses weaving machine at Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre in Selkirk

Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre

  • Selkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre is a working textile mill and knitwear emporium are prestigious holders of the Gold Award for Export Achievemen...

Soft play area in The Ark at Crawcrook

The Ark at Crawcrook

  • Crawcrook
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Ark at Crawcrook is a new soft play centre in Gateshead. Our Ark themed play frame has three floors which include a 4 seater wavy slide, a steep...

Outside view of Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Barnard Castle is a charming historical visit great for both kids who like to get imaginative in the atmosphere and for those more academic types wan...

Teesdale Sports Centre

Teesdale Sports Centre

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Teesdale Sports Centre This modern family friendly centre offers a good standard swimming pool with swimming lessons available if needed and loads of...

Brighouse Bay Trekking

  • Kirkcudbright
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Brighouse Bay Trekking offer trekking, hacking and tuition on a variety of well mannered mounts. Lessons are available from 7 years upwards on trustw...

Falcon close up at North East Falconry in Ryton Woodside

North East Falconry

  • Ryton Woodside
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Watch demonstrations, take part in courses or simply get to know your new-found feathered friends at North East Falconry Centre. With over 11 years o...

Outside view of The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

The Bowes Museum

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The young and the young-at-heart can explore The Bowes Museum through the provision of interactive games and activities throughout the Museum. Grab y...

Indoor soft play and cafe area at Krazy Kingdom in Annfield Plain

Krazy Kingdom5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Annfield Plain
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Krazy Kingdom are an excellent set up welcoming everyone under 12 and their entourage (that's you!). For babies, they have travel cots, bouncer chair...

A group of kids playing the watersports activities at Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre

  • Castle Douglas
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The Galloway Activity Centre is situated on the glorious banks of Loch Ken and offers a vast range of outdoor activities and accommodation ideal for...

Indoor soft play frame at At The Castle in Blaydon

At The Castle

  • Blaydon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At The Castle is a wonderfully atmospheric play experience, what with being housed in a real little castle-like church! Plus there's a lot of effort...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Lanchester Village Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Calling on all young (and older) Sherlocks out there! On the Lanchester Village Mystery Treasure Trail you’ll have to face a crime and eliminate susp...

Kids on bouncy castle at Newburn Activity Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newburn Activity Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Newburn Activity Centre Sports: A great range of sporting opportunities for smalls (some requiring pre-booking) including junior climbing courses, tr...

Palladian chapel at Gibside in Gateshead

Gibside

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gibside is an 18 th century landscape garden that’s a haven of adventure and activity. The wooden fortress at The Strawberry Castle Adventure Play Ar...

Ruins of Egglestone Abbey in Barnard Castle

Egglestone Abbey

  • Barnard Castle
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Egglestone Abbey The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons' (a Roman Catholic religious order), picturesquely set ab...

Armadillos at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Ponteland

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

  • Ponteland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens was originally set up as an educational training facility for Northumberland College’s animal students and opened as...

Family at Ford Park in Ulverston

Ford Park

  • Ulverston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ford Park has nine acres of open space and is loaded with activities for children of all ages. The natural playground, surround by grassy mounds, has...

Hill top view of Museum of Lead Mining in Wanlockhead

Museum of Lead Mining

  • Wanlockhead
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Lead Mining, also known as Hidden Treasures, set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead (the highest village in Scotland), is an excelle...

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