20 Best Things To Do In Darwen Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Darwen

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1036 fun things to do in Darwen for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 763 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Darwen 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 Darwen 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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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Horse at Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary in Oswaldtwistle

Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary

  • Oswaldtwistle
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

It may not be as funny as Del Boy spectacularly falling through the open bar, however there’s enough at the Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary to put a...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

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...

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...

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...

Shelves of products at Oswaldtwistle Mills in Accrington

Oswaldtwistle Mills

  • Accrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Oswaldtwistle Mills is home to a host of popular attractions for people of all ages, including a brand new 12-hole mini golf course which winds throu...

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 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...

Girls colouring in activity room at The Art Garden in Accrington

The Art Garden

  • Accrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Channel your inner Picasso at the Art Garden, where their lovely family-friendly atmosphere will get your creative juices flowing. Let the kids be as...

Girl on high rope course at Grip and Go in Haslingden

Grip & Go

  • Haslingden
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Grip and Go is an action packed indoor climbing and Activity Centres for all the family. Based in the heart of Lancashire we offer an experience like...

Soft play area at Runamok in Haslingden

Monkey Playland

  • Haslingden
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Indoor soft play is fun for children of all ages, but more than this, it equips them with 'life lessons' from an early age. Active play increases chi...

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