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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lancashire

Looking for fun and exciting things to do in Lancashire with the kids? You’ve come to the right place! 

 

From the historic walls of Lancaster Castle to the legendary thrills of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and Blackpool Zoo for the animal lovers out there, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ll give you a hidden gem to try out too - Park View 4U Playing Fields, it’s a fun-packed outdoor play area in Lytham St Annes where your kids can run around for hours and it won’t cost a penny! 

Who doesn’t love a bit of splashing about in the summer? You can always enjoy a wet and wild family day out in one of Lancashire’s top water attractions; Sandcastle Waterpark and Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool come to mind straight away. 

Oh, oh, we’ve got another good one! If you love walking and exploring nature, one of the best things to do in Lancashire is to go on a refreshing family walk to Pendle Hill. A picnic basket and comfy shoes are a must! 

Also, to help you out with getting your plans in order, we’ve listed the UK school holiday dates for the year - make sure you check them out!

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A little boy looking at a train at East Lancashire Railway in Bury

East Lancashire Railway

  • Bury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

All aboard the East Lancashire Railway! Step back in time and enjoy a family day out like no other with a spectacular 12-mile steam train ride throug...

Some people waving in a kart at TeamSport Indoor Karting Preston

TeamSport Indoor Karting Preston

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Time to introduce your kids to the joys of racing! TeamSport Indoor Karting Preston has karts suitable both for kids (8+) and adults, so the whole fa...

Pathway at Hoghton Tower in Preston

Hoghton Tower

  • Preston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Hoghton Tower sits at the top of a mile long drive surrounded by gardens and grounds and is perfect for your little Knights and Princesses. Join one...

Kids playing nerf guns at Blackburn Dart Zone

Blackburn Dart Zone

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Get ready for a Nerf war! Take your kids’ favourite shooting game to another level at Blackburn Dart Zone. Play all-time favourite game modes, such a...

Outside view of Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall

  • Samlesbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Samlesbury Hall welcomes families both young and old. Explore the 700-year-old house from the parlour to the Great Hall, discovering its secrets like...

People climbing at Boulder UK in Blackburn

Boulder UK

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Boulder UK Boulder UK is home to one of the best climbing facilities in the country and is managed by top British climbers. We offer taster sessions...

Outside view of Silver Blades Blackburn

Planet Ice Blackburn

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Planet Ice Blackburn offers something for everyone. With year round iceskating, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and extra...

Bowling lanes at Bowlplex Blackburn

Tenpin Blackburn

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

At Tenpin Blackburn there's no saying who's going to win the game at tenpin bowling (until at least halfway through!) and that's part of what kids lo...

Tenpin Blackburn

Tenpin Blackburn

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take to the lanes at Tenpin Blackburn, where super speed and strikes always come second to F.U.N. Bring the family, slap on your shiny shoes and get...

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Vue Blackburn

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Once you've got your popcorn, find your seat and get ready for the ultimate cinema experience. Jump into movie magic at Vue Blackburn, where you’ll f...

Water aerobics class at Splash at Riverside in Blackburn

Splash at Riverside

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Are you wary of getting your feet wet? Or do you tend to jump right in? Either way you certainly won’t feel out of your depth at Splash at Riverside....

Indoor soft play frame and slides at Funtazia Soft Play in Blackburn

Funtazia Soft Play

  • Blackburn
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The clue’s in the name at Funtazia Soft Play: your kids will be in for some F.U.N with mega slides, disco domes and a whole lot more. This is the lar...

A little girl at Go Ape

Go Ape Rivington

  • Bolton
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Go Ape Rivington is a course like no other, with the only zip wire over water in the Go Ape family! Pair that with a whole load of other high ropes f...

Horse and rider at Earnsdale Farm Riding School in Darwen

Earnsdale Farm Riding School

  • Darwen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approvedEarnsdale Farm Riding School offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available from 4 years upwards in indoor scho...

Walking path at Withy Grove Park in Preston

Withy Grove Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Preston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Withy Grove Park playground is one of the largest free facilities of its type in the North West being the borough's flagship effort and has been desi...

Kids exploring at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston

Brockholes Nature Reserve

  • Preston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Enjoy nature and adventure at Brockholes Nature Reserve. You’ll find something for everyone, from walking trails to an adventure play area with a cli...

Kids on horses at Chorley Equestrian Centre in Chorley

Chorley Equestrian Centre

  • Chorley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Chorley Equestrian Centre is a British Horse Society Approved riding school on the edge of the scenic West Pennine Moors just 3 miles from the market...

Ramps at Junction4 Skatepark in Darwen

Junction4 Skatepark

  • Darwen
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Junction4 Skatepark Junction4 is a purpose built 7000 sq ft fully air conditioned indoor facility for the public. We have an onsite shop (the cellblo...

Kids with staff at Cheeky Monkeys Chorley

Cheeky Monkeys Chorley

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Let your own little monkeys loose for a munchkin frenzy in this huge jungle themed adventure play facility! Ideal for keeping your pacifists busy whi...

Laser room at Laser Land in Chorley

Laser Land

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Land Laser tag is the cool zero combat game sweeping the country! Players don infra red laser equipment and enter an atmospheric arena, with th...

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