Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lancashire

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 71 fun things to do in Lancashire for you and the family to discover. 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.

Things to do in Lancashire

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Chill Factore

Chill Factore, 7 Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M41 7JA

Things to do Chill Factore review The Chill Factore is located in the Trafford Park, Manchester. It is the UK's longest ski slope with a variety of activities on offer, especially for families. The Snow Park is where you can enjoy some snowy family fun with snow slides, donut lanes...
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Bowland Wild Boar Park

Bowland Wild Boar Park, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2HB

Things to do at Bowland Wild Boar Park review The Bowland Wild Boar Park is located near Chipping in Lancashire. It is a rural wildlife park with animals you can feed, tractor-trailer rides, play areas, walks and more. You can even rent a camping pod and stay overnight. The park...
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TeamSport Go Karting Preston

TeamSport Go Karting Preston, Bamber Bridge, 148 Brierley Rd, Walton Summit Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8AH

Things to do at TeamSport Go Karting Preston review Race your family and friends on their two 450-metre go-kart tracks in Preston, Lancashire TeamSport has a number of venues across the UK. This is a relatively new venue with two 450-metre multi-level circuits. Located in Bamber Bridge on the Walton...
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Ribble Steam Railway and Museum

Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, Chain Caul Rd, Ashton-on-ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD

Things to do at Ribble Steam Railway and Museum review The Ribble Steam Railway is a standard gauge preserved railway near Preston in Lancashire. It runs along Preston Docks and is home to a collection of railway based items from a previously closed museum in Southport. The line was...
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Astley Hall Chorley

Astley Hall, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1XA

Things to do at Astley Hall review Astley Hall near Chorley in Lancashire is a country house now owned by the town and it is also known as Astley Hall museum and art gallery. The large landscaped gardens are now Chorley's Astley Park. Within the grounds, you will find...
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Thornton Hall Country Park

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-craven, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS

Things to do at Thornton Hall Country Park review Thornton Hall Country Park is a family-friendly farm park with animal encounters, play areas and more. It is an award-winning family run park near Thornton-in-craven, North Yorkshire. They even have camping pitches so you can stay overnight. The farm has a...
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Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo, E Park Dr, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 8PP

Things to do at Blackpool Zoo review There is lots to see at Blackpool Zoo with over 1000 animals to visit and you can easily spend all day there when it's nice weather however it usually takes around 3-4 hours to see everything. There are several animal shows and talks...
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Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1SG

Things to do at Rufford Old Hall review Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust property in Rufford, Lancashire. The hall was built around 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh but only the great hall survives from the original structure. The Jacobean style brick built wing was added in 1661...
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Smithills Open Farm

Smithills Open Farm, Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 7NS

Things to do at Smithills Open Farm review Smithills Open Farm offers a fantastic family day out in Bolton, Greater Manchester. This real working farm has over 25 different types of animals to see. As well as typical farm animals like sheep, cows, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, horses...
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Happy Mount Park

Happy Mount Park, Marine Rd E, Morecambe, Lancashire, LE4 6AQ

Things to do at Happy Mount Park review Happy Mount Park is a popular park in Morecambe, Lancashire. It has an adventure playground, crazy golf, a splash pad and more. The park was originally created in the 1920s and has since added more attractions while retaining the atmosphere of...
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Farmer Parrs Animal World

Farmer Parrs Animal World, Rossall Ln, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8SL

Things to do at Farmer Parrs Animal World review Farmer Parrs Animal World is located in Fleetwood, Lancashire. There are farm animals, a large museum and play areas. In the large Flyde Country Life Museum you can take a trip down memory lane in 10,000 square feet of farm...
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Hollywood Bowl Bolton

Hollywood Bowl Bolton, 25, 27 The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 6JA

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Bolton review 26 fully computerised ten-pin bowling lanes with an American themed diner, licensed bar and latest electronic leisure arcade in Bolton, Greater Manchester. You can get food and drink served right to individual bowling lanes. Enjoy a drink at the bar, or a sit-down meal...
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Windmill Animal Farm

Windmill Animal Farm, Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1UQ

Things to do at Windmill Animal Farm review Windmill Animal Farm is a farm park near Burscough in Lancashire. They have animal petting sessions and animals you can feed. There are indoor and outdoor play areas and a miniature railway. Windmill Animal Farm has been the home of the...
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Coral Island Family Arcade

Coral Island, Bonny St, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 5DW

Things to do at Coral Island Family Arcade review Coral Island is a large (the largest of its kind) indoor family attraction located in the heart of Blackpool. It is free to enter Coral Island. Coral Island is located on the main promenade along the seafront in Blackpool. It is right...
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Blackpool Tower Attractions

Blackpool Tower, Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ

Things to do at Blackpool Tower review The Blackpool Tower is located along the main promenade in the heart of Blackpool and it is one of the most iconic sites in the UK. It opened back in 1894 and it has always been a tourist attraction. The tower...
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