Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lancashire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 940 fun things to do in Lancashire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Lancaster, Morecambe and Preston. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 681 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Lancashire 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 Lancashire 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!

Find your perfect day out

Funhouse Indoor Play & Party Centre

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funhouse Indoor Play & Party Centre is a spacious play and party centre in Sheffield, with a café that has plenty of ample seating that offers go...

Leaps and Bounds

  • Leek
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Leaps and Bounds is a clean, safe and friendly indoor play centre offering a great place for the whole family to relax and have fun whatever the weat...

Pottering Around

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Pottering Around is a paint your own pot studio based in Sheffield where you can choose from  over 150 items to paint.  Pop along and make a masterpi...

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

  • Nantwich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

In 1941 Hack Green, a site previously used as a bombing decoy site for the main railway centre at Crewe was chosen to become RAF Hack Green, to prote...

Treetop Nets5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

You'll have made it to the top (literally) at Treetop Nets in Cumbria. Let your kids enjoy this unique experience that will leave them feeling like t...

Treetop Trek Windermere

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Adventurers assemble! The treetops are calling with 35 daring challenges at Treetop Trek Windermere. Experience life above the clouds as you climb 40...

Predator Experience

  • Lake District
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

In the natural world it doesn’t make much sense to actively seek out and get close to predators. However that’s what you’ll get at the Predator Exper...

Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre

  • Windermere
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Lakes

Brockhole Lake District Visitors' Centre on the shores of Windermere has loads to do outdoors and indoors with a 30 acre site of shoreline, woodland...

Alyn Waters Country Park

  • Wrexham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Alyn Waters Country Park is set within the beautiful Alyn Valley, and is the largest country park in the Wrexham area. A great place to take the fami...

Techniquest Glyndwr

  • Wrexham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

This welcoming Techniquest Discovery Centre is spread out over 5 differently themed zones, all packed full of fun hands on exhibits to discover, plus...

Swegway Park

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Find out what all the hoverboard hype is about with a day out at Swegway Park. It’s the first and only hoverboard park in the UK and is specifically...

Riverside Paint a Pot

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Explore your creative side at Riverside Paint a Pot! Pottery painting is great fun for everyone. Choose from a selection of mugs, plates, animals, mo...

Castleford Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Castleford Museum enjoys a playful look at the history of the town, creating a space for arts, crafts and intrigue on the top floor of the local libr...

Wray Castle

  • Ambleside
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Wray Castle is a veritable king of castles: turrets, towers, period dressing-up, castle building room, hidden treasure to find, the new Peter Rabbit...

Planet Pot

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

At Planet Pot they are positively potty about pottery, and if you love arts and crafts (or want to have a go at something fun), then look no further...

Dimensions

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

There are all kinds of dimensions to maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle, one of which is to find an exercise that suits you in a family friendly...

KidsPaintball Leeds

  • Tadcaster
  • Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Looking for an exciting day out for the kids? Look no further than KidsPaintball Leeds, where you and your little ones (aged 8 and up) can experience...

Elsecar Heritage Centre

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Elsecar Heritage Centre is built on the site of industrial workshops dating to the 1800s and the charmingly restored historical buildings now house a...

Playmania

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playmania is a multi-level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party...

Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld

  • Pontefract
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There’s something cathartic about being close to water and wildlife and at Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld you get both! With not one lake, but tw...

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