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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Nelson

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1025 fun things to do in Nelson 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 – 745 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Nelson 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 Nelson 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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Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool3.75 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Nelson
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The 25m swimming pool at Pendle Wavelengths has a gently sloping beach which edges into the warm water, ideal for young children and a nice place to...

Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nelson
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Giddy Kippers' play structure was designed to have that WOW factor as soon as you enter the building. That's why the slide is the first thing you see...

Lazer Fazer

  • Nelson
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

You can run but you can’t hide... the apocalypse has hit at Lazer Fazer! For kids (6+) who can’t get enough of their Xbox, take the action off the sc...

Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Barrowford
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Following the clear directions on the Pendle Witches self guided themed Treasure Trail, can you and the kids find the answers to the clues which will...

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...

Prestige Go Karting & Fazerzone

  • Colne
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Two is always better than one! Plan a family day out at Prestige Go Karting & Fazerzone and enjoy two awesome family activities under one roof. W...

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

  • Burnley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum allows you to experience the days when cotton was king and steam ran the world. You will be amazed to see the fascin...

Kiddy Chaos Burnley

  • Burnley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kiddy Chaos Burnley Their bright and shiny new facilities include a 10,000 sq/ft play structure split over 2 levels of play equipment. It's large and...



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Air Unlimited Inflatable Park

  • Burnley
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Up for some active fun? Get your bounce on in an Airtime session at Air Unlimited Inflatable Park -  Burnley’s first inflatable playground! Boasting...

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...

MFA Bowl Burnley

  • Burnley
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

MFA Bowl Burnley Classic tenpin bowling is an all weather, all age family activity that is simple to play and fun to master, where even the youngest...

Wacky Warehouse - The Star

  • Burnley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at The Star provides kids up to 4ft9 a range of indoor play features spread over several floors of climbing maze, including racing sl...

Pendle Hill

  • Barley
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you’re an active family and you enjoy a good hike, then Pendle Hill in Lancashire could be the next destination on your list. The walk up to Pendl...

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...

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park is a ‘traditional’ working farm that offers plenty of opportunities to interact with animals! Meet friendly llamas, l...

Leaping Lizards Play Centre

  • Clitheroe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Leaping Lizards Play Centre Their brand new facilities here include a dual storey play frame, party room and a multi-sports pitch to keep the childre...

4Kids Play and Party Centre

  • Clitheroe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

4Kids Play and Party Centre does what it says on the tin: lets kids play and you guessed it, party! Children can run riot with a controlled indoor so...

Battlestorm Clitheroe

  • Clitheroe
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlestorm Clitheroe is a family friendly indoor Laser combat centre aimed at those aged 7 and over. Choose your weapon, suit up, put on camoflage a...

Clitheroe Castle Museum

  • Clitheroe
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Clitheroe Castle Museum is now fully open after a complete makeover, the Museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an imag...

The Clitheroe Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Clitheroe
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Whodunnit? And why, or where?! The Clitheroe Mystery Treasure Trail is full of unanswered questions and needs a crack team of spies to solve the case...

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