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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Blackpool

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 715 fun things to do in Blackpool for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 508 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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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Outside view of Charleys Ceramics in Ellesmere Port

Charleys Ceramics

  • Ellesmere Port
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Charleys Ceramics is a craft workshop where you and all of the family can spend a few relaxing hours being creative, producing a unique painted item...

Outside view of National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port

National Waterways Museum

  • Ellesmere Port
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

With its stunning location on the banks of the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, extensive in-door displays, boat trips and historic buildings, t...

Party room at Coach House Brewers Fayre in Manchester

Coach House Brewers Fayre

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Attached to the friendly family restaurant is it's multi level adventure play frame featuring climbs, slides, ball ponds and other classic fun featur...

Kids playing laser tag at Laser Quest in Manchester

Laser Quest Manchester Trafford Centre

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Tag is like playing a live computer game: a mess-less, bruise-less, zero contact war-game played with state of the art infra red equipment! Las...

Cafe at Namco Funscape Manchester

Namco Funscape Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Anyone can enjoy a fun game of bowling, no matter how small! If your kids are small or just find bowling a bit challenging, then you're welcome to us...

Ball pit and slide at Planet Play in Rochdale

Planet Play

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Planet Play is one of the largest and most established Indoor Play Centres in the area, operating since 1998 it has become the premier venue for chil...

Ruins of Kendal Castle on Curious About Kendal trail

Curious About Kendal

  • Kendal
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Kendal is a unique way to explore this bustling Cumbrian town. The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together if you want...

Outside view of The Play Area in Manchester

The Play Area

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Play Area and theCreche at theTrafford Centre, offer places for kids under 10 years to blow off some steam and help you all make the most out of...

A group of kids doing a Forest Segway at Go Ape

Go Ape Delamere

  • Northwich
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Find your peak at Go Ape Buxton, the Peak District’s ultimate adventure destination! It’s one of the highest Go Ape courses in the whole of the UK, s...

Entrance to Intu Trafford Centre Play Zone in Manchester

Creche & Play Area at Intu Trafford Centre

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The thoughtful Creche & Play Area at Intu Trafford Centre is a life saver both for us and for them: they can't take prolonged shopping and frankl...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Manchester Trafford Centre

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Even in the good old days, a trip to the pictures was a family favourite. Keep up with tradition and grab a big box of popcorn while you’re at it at...

Mini golf course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf Manchester

Paradise Island Adventure Golf Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Located adjacent to the Odeon Cinema in the stunning surrounds of the Trafford Centre, the 16,500 sq ft area hosts 2 amazing 18-hole courses spanning...

Visitors on Leap of Faith at Live For Today Adventures Kendal

Live For Today Adventures Kendal

  • Kendal
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Live For Today Adventures at The Castle Green Hotel is an Outdoor Activity centre 5 minutes from Kendal. Do you ever worry that your children are alw...

Kids painting at Pandemonium Pots in Kendal

Pandemonium Pots

  • Kendal
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

For the perfect rainy day activity, or any day come to think of it, get crafty with paint and pottery at Pandemonium Pots. The idea is simple: you’ll...

Golf hole at Heaton Park Golf Centre in Prestwich

Heaton Park Golf Centre

  • Prestwich
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

The fantastic facilities for families include a beautifully landscaped, 18 hole, par 3 pitch and putt course, with simple holes and pleasing hazards...

Family cycling at Windermere Canoe Kayak and Bike Hire in Bowness on Windermere

Windermere Canoe Kayak and Bike Hire

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Taste adventure in the Lake District with Windermere Canoe and Kayak. Located on the shores of England's longest lake, they can provide everything yo...

Man holding lego with kids at Legoland Discovery Centre

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

If only the world were built of LEGO®… well, it pretty much is at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester where billions of bricks have created a w...

Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway

Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Urmston
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Also known locally as 'Chassen Park', Abbotsfield Park is especially worth visiting on a Sunday when the Urmston and District Railway Society operate...

Kids fishing in pond at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park in Holywell

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

  • Holywell
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Open the door to history at the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park. Enter the industrial revolution museum and learn all about the lives of those who li...

Outside view of Heaton Park in Prestwich

Heaton Park

  • Prestwich
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Heaton Park is the ‘biggest and best’ park in the North West! Over 640 acres of parkland, it features a children’s play area, an animal centre, a boa...

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