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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Whitehaven

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 189 fun things to do in Whitehaven for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, parks and playgrounds and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 108 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Whitehaven 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 Whitehaven 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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Cafe area at The Rum Story in Whitehaven

The Rum Story

  • Whitehaven
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Rum Story is set in the original 1785 shop, courtyards, cellars and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family and has been authentically designed...

Boat out during sunset at St Bees Beach

St Bees Beach

  • St Bees
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Bees Beach has been awarded an ENCAMS Seaside Award recognising the cleanliness of the area so you can be reassured that your little one is paddli...

Outside view of The Beacon in Whitehaven

The Beacon

  • Whitehaven
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Beacon is a landmark building next to the harbour in Whitehaven with an award winning permanent exhibition space with several easy access floors...

Boy on soft play frame at Jungle Jacks Whitehaven

Jungle Jacks Whitehaven

  • Whitehaven
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jungle Jacks indoor play area is extremely popular with younger children and they offer a range of sessions for older children all year round, also p...

Indoor soft play frame and slides at Monkey Madhouse in Workington

Monkey Madhouse

  • Workington
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Watch your little ones go wild at Monkey Madness, Clydebank’s best soft play for youngsters under 12! Let the kids come explore the multi-level play...

Staff in front of Eclipse Leisure Centre in Workington

Eclipse Leisure Centre

  • Workington
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Welcome to the Eclipse Leisure Centre : the West Cumbrian family entertainment centre that's going to save your rainy day! Features include: Classic...

Indoor soft play frame at Funtastic Workington

Funtastic Workington

  • Workington
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funtastic is 10,000 square feet of hardcore play time, with super ball cannons, a daring 9m slide, plus all the classic indoor features we all know a...

Go karts at West Coast Karting in Maryport

West Coast Karting

  • Maryport
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

At West Coast Karting kids over 8 can get in on Britain's fastest growing leisure activity: karting! this is a top chance for the general public to e...

Man cooking at Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth

Wordsworth House and Garden

  • Cockermouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

At Wordsworth House and Garden you're guaranteed a warm welcome, whether you meet the maid, manservant or one of the knowledgeable 21st-century guide...

Indoor soft play frame at Jordans Jungle Fun House in Cockermouth

Jordans Jungle Fun House

  • Cockermouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jordans Jungle Fun House lets children get loads of active fun while parents relax in the cafe area. See the parrots, bearded dragons, fishes, snakes...

Clownfish at Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport

Lake District Coast Aquarium

  • Maryport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

The Lake District Coast Aquarium has 55 themed tanks showcasing fish, crustaceans and other marine life found around the Cumbrian coastline, plus a g...

Swimming pool at Cockermouth Sports Centre

Cockermouth Sports Centre

  • Cockermouth
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Only the bravest of hearts take on Cockermouth Sports Centres giant climbing wall. Do you have what it takes? Head down and take on the challenge or...

Family cycling at Cyclewise Whinlatter Bike Hire & Shop in Keswick

Cyclewise Whinlatter Bike Hire & Shop

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

Take your adventure off road with Cyclewise Whinlatter Bike Hire & Shop. Roll up and hire one of their high-quality mountain bikes. From here the...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Whinlatter Forest

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Discover fascinating secret paths in Whinlatter Forest, as you venture on one of the family-friendly discovery trails. Explore the  A Shaun the Sheep...

Lake and boathouse on Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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  • Ravenglass
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway journeys from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through...

Woman on rope ladder in cavern at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata in Keswick

Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Go overground, underground and simply get grubby at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata. Your journey begins with a fully guided tour into the mine...

Outside view of Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass

Muncaster Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ravenglass
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

An enchanting visit awaits you and your family at Muncaster Castle full of discovery. Tom Fool the court Jester is on hand for an audio tour around t...

The view from someone looking down from the high ropes at Go Ape Whinlatter

Go Ape Whinlatter

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Stuck for day out ideas? Take a trip to England's only true Mountain Forest which, luckily enough, also homes a high ropes adventure 1000 ft above se...

Montaineer on rope bridge course at Mobile Adventure in Braithwaite

Mobile Adventure

  • Cockermouth
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Adrenaline junkies will be spoilt for choice at Mobile Adventure. There’s a wide variety of activities to get you and your family out in nature and o...

Baby red panda at Lake District Wildlife Park in Keswick

Lake District Wildlife Park

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Lake District Wildlife Park is the only wildlife park in North Cumbria. Visit amazing animals against a backdrop of stunning natural landscape! This...

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