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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lancashire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 941 fun things to do in Lancashire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Lancaster, Morecambe and Preston. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 682 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Lancashire 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 Lancashire 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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

  • 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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Giddy Kids Play Centre

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Giddy Kids Play Centre offer a huge multi level multi-colour adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features and padded equipment on...

Wacky Warehouse - Poachers

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at the Poachers was refurbished in 2013 and offers a fully air conditioned indoor play structure for kids up to 4ft9 and 10 years, pl...

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