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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Penrith

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 259 fun things to do in Penrith for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 162 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Penrith 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 Penrith 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!

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Crafty Monkeys5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Penrith
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Crafty Monkeys allows children and adults to let loose and make their own pottery on the Potter's wheel, paint ready made items like cups, piggy bank...

Girl diving at Penrith Leisure Centre

Penrith Leisure Centre

  • Penrith
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Penrith Leisure Centre offers a massive range of activities all under cover, ideal for entertaining the family whatever the great British weather is...

Girl on horse back at Happy Hooves Riding Centre in Penrith

Happy Hooves Riding Centre

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Welcome to Happy Hooves Riding Centre and Eamont Competition Horses. We are situated in the heart of Cumbria just outside of Penrith, 2 minutes from...

Boy painting at Rheged in Penrith

Rheged Indoor Play

  • Penrith
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Sun, rain or snow, the Rheged Centre is home to amazing inspiring activities and events for children of all ages, with plenty to keep parents amused...

Jersey cattle at Abbott Lodge in Penrith

Abbott Lodge

  • Penrith
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Abbott Lodge is a working dairy farm which produces over 30 flavours of homemade Jersey ice cream, of which at any time a whopping 16 types are avail...

Families swimming at Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools in Penrith

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools is an ideal location for families and friends to cool down in the summertime plus stay fit and healthy and build up the...

Volunteers of Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool in Penrith

Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Greystoke and District Swimming Pool offers an open air swimming pool, a football playing field and 2 children's adventure play areas! An ideal combi...

People in outdoor swimming pool at Lazonby Swimming Pool in Penrith

Lazonby Swimming Pool

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Lazonby Swimming Pool is a life saver in the hot: a 17m by 6m outdoor pool heated to a comfortable 26 degrees, it's ideal for both a family splash ab...

River at Aira Force in Penrith

Aira Force

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls, the main force falls 70 feet from below a stone footbridge. Aira Force provides a glimpse o...

Outside pool at Shap Swimming Pool in Penrith

Shap Swimming Pool

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Shap at just under 1,000 ft is England's highest heated open air swimming pool! Their volunteer run 16 metre community pool is open daily from May to...

Cruise boat at Ullswater Steamers in Glenridding

Ullswater Steamers

  • Glenridding
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ullswater Steamers offer the perfect opportunity to explore the area. Referred to as the 'Dark Lake' in Arthurian legend, it is believed monsters use...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Grab your binoculars, get the gang together and join the hunt on the Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland trail. It’s the best way to see the sights. You...

Kids in mine at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum in Keswick

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

The highlight at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is naturally the underground element, but if the kids aren't too keen on descending then unlike t...

Climbing walls at Keswick Climbing Wall

Keswick Climbing Wall

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

Keswick Climbing Wall Great for beginners for several reasons: it's a friendly and supportive environment with highly qualified yet accessible lesson...

Girl playing at Fitz Park BMX Track and Playground in Keswick

Fitz Park BMX Track and Playground

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The playground and green space at Fitz Park in Keswick now also features a full size well equipped BMX track thanks to tireless local campaigning: we...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

The Keswick Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

By following the route along this self guided themed Keswick Treasure Trail, you and the children are sure to have a great time solving the clues and...

The Puzzling Place

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Puzzling Place's World of Illusion takes the theme of Illusion and runs with it. It is home to their ‘Anti-gravity Room', ‘Ames Room', ‘Hologram...

People on climbing walls at King Kong Climbing Centre in Keswick

King Kong Climbing Centre

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

King Kong Climbing Centre gives you loads of opportunities to have active fun with your friends or family. If you fancy an exciting climb, there are...

Girl by giant pencil at Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick

Derwent Pencil Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Derwent Pencil Museum (previously Cumberland Pencil Museum), situated in Keswick, Cumbria, in the heart of the Lake District, is a great all weather...

Steam Train from South Tynedale Railway in Alston

South Tynedale Railway

  • Alston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

South Tynedale Railway gives you and the kids the chance to travel on trains hauled by wonderfully preserved vintage steam and diesel locomotives fro...

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