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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lancashire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 941 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 – 682 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!

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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...

Wetherby Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Wetherby
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Every serious spy knows that there’s more to a case than meets the eye, and that’s where you come in on the Wetherby Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Begi...

Westport Lake Play Area

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

The new children's play area is located next to the car park off Westport Lake Road so it's really easy to find. The exciting new adventure play area...

ImmotionVR Leeds

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover what the entertainment of the future feels like with a virtual reality experience at ImmotionVR Leeds. You can play solo and compare scores...

Snozone Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Get ready for winter fun all year round! Snozone Castleford is an indoor venue for skiing, snowboarding and sledging on real snow, which is open 364...

Tenpin Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowl your way to glory at Tenpin Castleford. Whether your brood are amateurs or experts, you never know - it’s anyone’s game on the lanes! First thin...

LaserZone Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

The multi levelled and expertly marshalled LaserZone arena within Xscape is one of the best around with 4,000 sq ft of intergalactic labyrinth to pat...

Xplore4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Xplore Softplay is inside the Xscape Castleford complex and offers a great physical play adventure for kids under both 12 years old and 1.45m. The ex...



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Cineworld Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Castleford. Share the magic of the big screen with...

Gravity Trampoline Park Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Gravity Trampoline Park is waiting for you and yours to put a bounce back into your step! There are angled trampolines fringing the park up against t...

Mr Mulligan's Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Pirates are an unpredictable bunch; one minute they’re sailing across the ocean, the next playing a round of adventure golf. Come aboard and play at...

Royal Stafford Ceramic Cafe

  • Burslem
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Ceramic Cafe at Royal Stafford is a place where you can create your own unique and colourful piece of tableware or giftware. They provide the bru...

The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Rotherham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Wentworth self guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail is a great activity for the whole family. The Trail will take around 2.5 hours to complete, b...

Endcliffe Park

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Endcliffe Park , located 2 miles southwest of Sheffield city centre, is a 15 hectare city park built to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, th...

Parkwood Karting

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Whizz through a 470 metre track of challenging corners and sizzling straights at Parkwood Karting , Sheffield. You can have the track all to yourselv...

Weston Park Museum

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Weston Park Museum boasts extensive collections in many areas including social, natural and global history, with a wealth of permanent and temporary...

Kilnworx Climbing Centre

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Kilnworx Climbing Centre The largest and newest Indoor Climbing Wall in Stoke on Trent. Housed in Historical Wycliffe Hall Built in 1884. Friendly St...

Kinmel Bay

  • Kinmel Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great sandy beach for your next seaside trip? Discover Kinmel Bay in North Wales, a great beach that’s perfect for little explorers.  B...

The House Skatepark

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

The House Skatepark is in an airy10,500 sq ft warehouse and offers a variety of street and pro style equipment ranging from friendly to fiendish to p...

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a green haven in the middle of the city with lots to see and enjoy. They are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II...

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