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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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Family at Total Ninja in Manchester

Total Ninja

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Dive, jump and explore the world’s largest ninja park at Total Ninja! Will you complete the run and become a true ninja? This 40,000 sq ft park is th...

Coniston Water

Coniston Water

  • Coniston
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Weather’s nice and you feel like escaping the city? Pack a lunch bag and take the kids to Coniston Water - the 5th largest lake near Coniston village...

Women on boat at Windermere Quays

Windermere Quays

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

Windermere Quays is a Marina which as well as offering permanent and holiday birthing for boats, also provides boats for hire so you can go sailing w...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

There's something for all the family on the Bowness on Windermere self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. The whole family (6 and up) will n...

Map and booklet for Lymm Ducks and Drakes Spy Mission Trail

Lymm Ducks and Drakes Spy Mission Trail

  • Lymm
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

A perfect way to get families and friends out exploring - the Lymm self-guided themed Treasure Trail. On this Trail, your mission is to foil the fien...

Kids at Carrington Riding Centre

Carrington Riding Centre

  • Carrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Carrington Riding Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available for all ages, plus a group lesson desi...

Soft play area at Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play Centre in Urmston

Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play Centre

  • Urmston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play Centre There's a big soft play frame with separate areas inside for over and under 4s, each section with fun physical play e...

Floam at The Crafty Paint Pod in Frodsham

The Crafty Paint Pod

  • Widnes
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Let your creative juices loose at The Crafty Paint Pod studio. They’re family and pet-friendly so bring the whole team along.  Children can try...

Rainbow at The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The World of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction, bringing to life all 23 enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake...

People climbing at Lakeland Climbing Centre in Kendal

Lakeland Climbing Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kendal
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Whether they’re first-timers or seasoned pros, Lakeland Climbing Centre is a great way to get your kids active and up on the wall! Kids are free to g...

A family has fun on the zip wire at Apple Jacks Adventure Farm in Warrington

Apple Jack's Adventure Farm

  • Warrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Apple Jack is a generous fella and always up for laugh, so expect zip wires, quad karts, bouncy castles and loads more fun at Apple Jack's Adventure...

Unpainted pottery at The CraftBox in Frodsham

The CraftBox

  • Frodsham
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

What’s a visit to The CraftBox like? Well, as the team say, “It’s what you make of it.” So with canvas, ceramics, decopatch and more, make it as crea...

Outdoor playground at Castle Park House and Gardens in Frodsham

Castle Park House and Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Frodsham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castle Park House and Gardens in Frodsham is an attractive historic park with 9 hectares of Green Flag awarded grounds offering a mixture of formal g...

Touchstones Museum and Gallery

Touchstones Museum and Gallery

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kids are not allowed to touch anything in museums - boring, right? Touchstones Museum in Rochdale, however, is different. Created to make history eng...

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

Grizedale Forest

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Grizedale Forest offers beautiful views from Lake Windermere to Coniston Water. Just follow one of the waymarked walking trails and it will lead you...

Kids in go karts at Team Karting Indoor Entertainment Centre in Rochdale

Team Karting Indoor Entertainment Centre

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Team Karting Indoor Entertainment Centre  is the North West's most exciting indoor go-karting venue. Experience a fast and challenging indoor track,...

Dad helping son to bowl at Tenpin

Tenpin Rochdale

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

If you have a SPARE moment, what better way to spend it than with a visit to Tenpin Rochdale? It’s a brilliant bowling, rolling day out. What’s great...

Outside view of IWM North (1) in Manchester

IWM North (1)

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries
Outside view of Imperial War Museum North in Manchester

Imperial War Museum North

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Imperial War Museum North, or IWM North, provides an exciting free day out for all the family and brings to life stories of how war has shaped lives...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Cheshire Oaks

  • Ellesmere Port
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

It's showtime! Jump into movie magic at Vue Cheshire Oaks, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films to hilarious comedies an...

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