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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Preston, Lancashire

There are lots of unique things to do in Preston, making the city no ordinary family day out.

Over at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery learn more about the story of Preston through a combination of history and art, with lots of family friendly features and chances to get your hands dirty!

Remember to pack your flat cap for your Preston family day out ready to take a ride on The Ribble Steam Railway, where you can chug along the three-mile track along the riverside. Visit the museum and shop when you disembark for a peak into the railway history of the area and Preston Dock.

Time to stretch your wings now at Turbary Woods, which is home to over 90 birds of prey. See stunning flying demonstrations, wander through aviaries and learn all about how these magnificent birds are looked after at this special sanctuary.

If you can’t enough wildlife, Brockholes Nature Reserve has 250 acres of natural habitat to explore. Make the most of the family activities and events on offer or just go for the great adventure play area!

Finish off the day with a bit of history at Hoghton Tower. The castle was built in 1109AD and has been restored and recreated over the years. It now sits impressively on high ground surrounded by beautiful gardens waiting to be explored by kings, queens, ninjas or warrior princesses of the future.

Find your perfect day out

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...

Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, is a family-friendly museum with loads of hands-on activities to get stuck into at whatever time of day y...

Level

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Level is an all-in-one indoor family-entertainment centre in Preston. Here you and your kids can play bowling, laser tag, crazy golf, soft tip darts...

The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Preston
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The life of a secret agent is never easy, and the same is true of The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail. It’s packed with devilishly tricky challeng...

Timed Trap

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

3 different themed rooms, 60 minutes on the clock and bundles of fun: Timed Trap is every escape artist’s idea of an adventure! How does it work? Aft...

Energi Trampoline Park Preston

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Bounce on down to Energi Trampoline Park Preston! With 130 trampolines you'll be bouncing all day long. There's also a climbing wall, air bag, dodgeb...

Wacky World Inflatable Park Preston

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Test your speed, strength and wack-factor at Wacky World Inflatable Park Preston. It’s Total Wipeout-style obstacle course with great, big, bouncy in...

Lil Monsters Childrens Indoor Playhouse

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The title says it all: Lil Monsters Indoor Playhouse is just the place for your mini monsters! There’s a whole lot of fun to keep children busy while...



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Ninja Adventure

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • High Ropes Courses

If you’re looking for a fun family day out for kids and adults alike, Ninja Adventure is the perfect place. With an obstacle course, high ropes, soft...

Avenham and Miller Park

  • Preston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Avenham and Miller Parks are neatly adjoining scenic parks in picturesque Avenham valley, conveniently close to Preston city centre, not though y...

Mini's Party and Play Centre

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Party and Play centre for children aged 0 to 12. Jump in the huge ball pool, slide the 3 lane wave slide, have a kick around on the football pitch wh...

Wally's Roller Disco

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Don’t you miss the glorious days of disco music and roller skates? Well, you can now relive these fun memories at Wally's Roller Disco in Preston. Th...

Escape Reality Preston

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary? Well, at Escape Reality Preston, you and your family can jump into a different reality, and together...

Rascals Party and Play Centre

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rascals Party and Play Centre, are a children's indoor play centre catering for all ages up to 12 years. There are 2 separate soft play areas. The ma...

Vue Preston

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The good ol' British weather isn't know for being dependable, but the cinema can offer a great day out regardless! Jump into movie magic at Vue Prest...

ODEON Preston

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From battling alien hordes to saving the world from certain doom, classics movies are all about adventure. Just sit back and enjoy the ride at ODEON...

Lancashire Infantry Museum

  • Fulwood
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

History buffs, this is one for you. Lancashire Infantry Museum is the largest regimental archive in Northern England and is packed with costumes, cra...

Fired 4 U1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Fired 4 U welcomes families to have arty fun together. Children and adults sit together whilst painting pottery items. No one has to be an artist to...

Ribble Steam Railway

  • Preston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Ribble Steam Railway on Chain Caul Road, Preston, is a family day out in the heart of Lancashire. The railway has been open to the public since S...

Wacky Warehouse - Phantom Winger

  • Preston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

TheWacky Warehouse at the Phantom Winger offers a fully air conditioned indoor adventure play structure for kids under 4ft9 in height and 10 years, p...

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