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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Preston

From beautiful parks to steam railways and more, we’ve collected all the great things to do in Preston with your kids. Get ready for the unforgettable family times ahead!

If your kids love interactive play, take them to Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library - it offers loads of hands-on activities to get stuck into at whatever time of day you visit. Plus, they host a lot of family-friendly events throughout the year.

 

A day out at the park never fails, so why not take your kids to Avenham and Miller Park, it’s only a 5 minutes' walk from the train station and 10 minutes from the bus station, so it’s really easy to get to. If you don’t mind going a bit further, head out to Brockholes Nature Reserve instead. 

 

How about meeting some cute piglets? Those are just some of the adorable furry residents at Bowland Wild Boar Park. Fascinated by the glorious birds of prey? Turbary Woods, home to falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, vultures and lots more, is one family attraction you should definitely visit. 

 

For those of you who want something a little more quirky and who’re drawn to the nostalgic feel of old steam railways, The Ribble Steam Railway is the perfect attraction. 

 

Up for a day trip from Preston? Get some inspiration from this list of awesome family days out in the North West, written by our trusted explorer Karen, mum of three.

 

From soft play to trampolining, we could talk about the fun things to do in Preston all day long but it’s time for you to go out and explore. Enjoy! 

Find your perfect day out

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...

Kids looking at artefacts at Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston

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...

Kids bowling at Level in Preston

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...

Kids looking for clues on The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail

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...

Treasure Theft escape room at Timed Trap in Preston

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...

Trampolines at Energi Trampoline Park Preston

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

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...

Kids on soft play frame at Lil Monsters Childrens Indoor Playhouse in Preston

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...

Part of the obstacle course at Ninja Adventure

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...

Kids blowing bubbles at Avenham and Miller Park in Preston

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...

Cafe seating area at Mini Magees Party and Play Centre in Preston

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...

Rink at Wally's Roller Disco in Preston

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...

A set of old fashioned keys at Escape Reality Prestion

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...

Girls on dodgem cars at Rascals Party and Play Centre in Preston

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...

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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 Cinema room

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...

Kids wear infantry helmets at the Lancashire Infantry Museum

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...

Craft studio at Fired 4 U in Preston

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...

Steam train at Ribble Steam Railway in Preston

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...

Girl in birthday party at Wacky Warehouse - Phantom Winger in Preston

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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