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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Rufford

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 857 fun things to do in Rufford 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 – 627 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Rufford 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 Rufford 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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Cows at Windmill Animal Farm in Burscough

Windmill Animal Farm

  • Burscough
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

There is lots of fun for the little ones down at Windmill Animal Farm. Experience the running of an everyday farm, ride pedal tractors and roller rac...

Boy feeding goose at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

  • Burscough
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Fancy an escape to nature? Enjoy a great family day out in the wild at WWT Martin Mere any time of the year! From ducklings to migrating swans - you’...

Ball pit and slide at Fuzzy Ed's Highfield Restaurant

Fuzzy Ed's Highfield Restaurant

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for something relaxing to do with the kids? Look no further! At Fuzzy Ed's Highfield Restaurant, your under-12s will have an awesome ,action-...

Slide at Clown Around in Chorley

Clown Around

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Clown Around offers a classic multi-level play frame with climbing, sliding and all the classic features one expects from modern soft play with extra...

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...

Path at Fairy Glen Valley  near Appley Bridge

Fairy Glen Valley

  • Wigan
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Fairy Glen is a magnificent green valley located just above the rural village of Appley Bridge. The picturesque woodland with its spectacular waterfa...

Steam Train at The West Lancashire Light Railway in Preston

The West Lancashire Light Railway

  • Hesketh Bank
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At The West Lancashire Light Railway the whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride around a flooded clay pit behind coal fired s...

Boys paintballing at Battlefield LIVE Pennine in Chorley

Battlefield LIVE Pennine

  • Chorley
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlefield LIVE Pennine is an authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns in a 10 acre purpose built outdoo...

Crafts and pottery at The Crafty Potter in Chorley

The Crafty Potter5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

At The Crafty Potter they aim to provide fun & creativity for all ages & abilities. Their drop in activities include, painting pots, canvas,...

Crafts at Go Create in Preston

Go Create

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Go Create! Go Create! Is a fun filled day out for children that gives them the freedom to unleash their arty side. It really doesn't matter if they a...

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...

Teens at Leyland Bounce and Fun Play Centre

Leyland Bounce and Fun Play Centre

  • Leyland
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Enjoy a fun-packed, budget-friendly day out with the kids at Leyland Bounce and Fun Play Centre. Get ready to experience a large trampoline park whic...

Field at Worden Park in Leyland

Worden Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Leyland
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Worden Park playground is by far the largest in Leyland and has a cool 22 pieces of equipment for toddlers (ages 2 to 6) including swings, climbing f...

Indoor soft play frame at The Jungle Skelmersdale

The Jungle Skelmersdale

  • Skelmersdale
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Jungle The Jungle in Skelmersdale is the place to visit if you are looking for somewhere amazing to take the children that's full of fun, clean,...

Flowers at Churchtown Botanic Gardens in Southport

Churchtown Botanic Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Churchtown Botanic Gardens These Gardens, located in scenic little Churchtown, have regulalry achieved a Green Flag Award for its excellence as a par...

Soft play ball pit at Playmates Childrens Play Centre in Chorley

Playmates Childrens Play Centre

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playmates Childrens Play Centre From the warmth of the welcome to the range of fun activities and special events, from the delicious home made cakes...

Musical show for kids at Tiny Rockers in Chorley

Tiny Rockers3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Tiny Rockers for under 8s is a new one on us: a music themed soft play centre! From the tinkling the ivories on the keyboard slides to the musical mu...

Owl at Turbary Woods in Preston

Turbary Woods5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Preston
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you have a wildlife lover in the family, then a trip to Turbary Woods is sure to make them happy! Over 90 birds of prey, including falcons, hawks,...

Lake at Hesketh Park in Southport

Hesketh Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hesketh Park is only a short walk away from Southport city centre, has had over £3 million pounds spent on it and it is free to visit, brilliant. Eve...

Crafts at The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery in Chorley

The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Alabaster Jar The Alabaster Jar is an independently run paint your own pottery studio in Chorley, Lancashire. We provide a large selection of pot...

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