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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Lancashire

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Lancashire in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 111 Lancashire parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

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...

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...

Avenham and Miller Park

  • Preston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Avenham and Miller Parks are neatly adjoining scenic parks in picturesque Avenham valley, conveniently close to Preston city centre, not though y...

Worden Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Leyland
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Worden Park playground is by far the largest in Leyland and has a cool 22 pieces of equipment for toddlers (ages 2 to 6) including swings, climbing f...

Moss Bank Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bolton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

All parents know first-hand how stressful it can be keeping your kids entertained on a tight budget. Thankfully, places like Moss Bank Park exist. Ad...

The Whitaker

  • Rawtenstall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Set in a stunning park area in the heart of Rossendale Valley, The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is a local Lancashire ge...

Queens Park

  • Bolton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Queens Park If you are looking for a traditional town park, look no further. You can enjoy the parks pretty ornamental garden areas, or sit back and...



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Haigh Woodland Park

  • Wigan
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Taking its name from the Anglo Saxon era, Haigh Woodland Park is anything but ancient with high ropes courses, crazy golf and professional pigs! Dare...

Party and Play Funhouse

  • Bolton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Who's excited to wiz down the zip-line at the largest children's soft play centre in Bolton? With both an indoor and outdoor play area, Party and Pla...

Thompson Park and Miniature Railway5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Burnley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At Thompson Park there is a whopping great 3 acre boating lake here plus the River Brun bisects the Park, between the 2 providing habitat for many va...

Towneley Hall Museum

  • Burnley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Towneley Hall Museum is a Burnley's Art Gallery and Museum set in the town's largest park provides a wonderful day out for all the family. With an ex...

Moses Gate Country Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bolton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Moses Gate Country Park is a large Country Park and nature reserve with miles of scenic woodland and waterside walks, plus nature trails, and horse a...

Blackleach Country Park

  • Walkden
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Blackleach Country Park is a recipient of the prestigious Green Flag award. Roam Salford's countryside and explore the wildlife it has to offer, or t...

Barrowford Park

  • Barrowford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The 2013 Green Flag Awarded Barrowford Park houses a nine hole putting green, bowling green, the War Memorial and two modern, spacious children's pla...

Springfield Park Model Railway

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Are you a family full of train lovers? Do the kids own an impressive collection of wooden and plastic trains? Then head on down to Springfield Park M...

Park View 4U Playing Fields

  • Lytham St Annes
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Park View 4U Playing Fields are situated a few hundred yards inland from Lytham's famous Windmill. If you visit the park in the evenings and at weeke...

Lytham Hall

  • Lytham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Step right back in time as you explore this incredible Georgian house and grounds, with an incredibly interesting history about the Clifton family fo...

Churchtown Botanic Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Churchtown Botanic Gardens These Gardens, located in scenic little Churchtown, have regulalry achieved a Green Flag Award for its excellence as a par...

Bents Indoor Beach and Adventure Play

  • Warrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Go head to head with the rest of the group on the Jurassic Park mini golf course and see who can make the biggest sandcastle down at the beach! Bent...

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