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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lancaster

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 669 fun things to do in Lancaster 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 – 474 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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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Ashton Memorial on Curious About Lancaster trail

Curious About Lancaster

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Lancaster is an exciting way of discovering how this Roman city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join them toget...

Guards at Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

At Lancaster Castle families are welcome but the use of the building by the court does mean that all access is by guided tour, which might be too lon...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Lancaster

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If you're looking for a great day out that's not reliant on the weather, we've got you covered! Jump into movie magic at Vue Lancaster, where you’ll...

Outside view of Lancaster City Museum

Lancaster City Museum

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lancaster City Museum is a great place to start if you are visiting the city and want to know more about it or even if you have lived there all your...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your brood on a search for lost loot with the Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and simply tonnes of fun! As wel...

Fishing boat at Lancaster Maritime Museum

Lancaster Maritime Museum

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dive right into history at the Lancaster Maritime Museum! You will feel as though you’ve been thrown right into the century as you explore the mariti...

Canal boat at Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus

Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Lancaster Canal Boats offers daily cruises to the Magnificent Lune Aqueduct which has just undergone a substantial £2m facelift making it one of the...

View from Williamson Park in Lancaster

Williamson Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Come and visit Williamson Park's Butterfly House and Mini Beast Cave and meet all sorts of exciting creepy crawlies, birds and animals. Explore the p...

Indoor soft play frame at Giggles Play and Adventure in Lancester

Giggles Play and Adventure

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Giggles Play and Adventure is a new indoor soft play area and party venue for children complete with a state of the art kitchen, good clean toilets a...

Kids playing on splashpad at Happy Mount Park in Morecambe

Happy Mount Park

  • Morecambe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Happy Mount Park is a beautiful park situated on Morecambe Promenade that was originally opened in the 1920s but has developed into a fantastic, mode...

Aerial view of The Centre at Halton in Lancaster

The Centre at Halton

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The Centre @ Halton is a vibrant and welcoming community centre in the heart of Halton. It is family friendly and very welcoming and has something fo...

Families painting at PottyRoo's Paint Your Own Pottery in Morecambe

PottyRoo's Paint Your Own Pottery

  • Morecambe
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Looking for something creative to do with the kids? Get in touch with your artistic side at PottyRoo’s Paint Your Own Pottery studio - a friendly, 22...

Baby at Jump Rush Trampoline Park in Morecambe

Jump Rush Trampoline Park

  • Morecambe
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Get your littluns out of the house and onto a trampoline at Jump Rush! Let them literally bounce off the walls and jump off of airbags, foam pits and...

Soul Bowl

Soul Bowl

  • Morecambe
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Head out to Soul Bowl in Morecambe and enjoy a fun-packed bowling adventure for the whole family. Play a classic game of tenpin bowling on one of the...

Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade in Morecambe

Wacky Warehouse - Station Promenade

  • Morecambe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Wacky Warehouse at Station Promenade features an indoor adventure play structure for kids under 4ft9 in height and 10 years, plus enclosed toddle...

The Scarborough Spa Express Train passes countryside

The Scarborough Spa Express

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

While there are plenty of differing trips available, the charming vintage steam engines at the Scarborough Spa Express are perfect for a family trip,...

Mum and baby with chick at Old Holly Farm in Garstang

Old Holly Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Garstang
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Old Holly Farm is a family run, working dairy farm, and want to give kids (and adults alike) the chance to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the expe...

Goat at Greenlands Farm Village in Carnforth

Greenlands Farm Village2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Greenlands Farm Village is all about bringing people together to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures.  It is completely free to come and explore th...

Outside view of Leighton Hall in Carnforth

Leighton Hall

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Leighton Hall near Carnforth, is the family home of the famous Gillow furniture making family. Famous for its' Objects d'art and stunning pieces of G...

Fell End Nature Reserve

Fell End Nature Reserve

  • Milnthorpe
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Enjoy a good family day out in nature? Then Fell End Nature Reserve is a great place for you to visit! Go for a leisurely stroll through the reserve...

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