Planning days out and holidays when you’ve got children to keep happy can be one of the biggest challenges for families. Here in Lancashire we’ve got everything you could possible want, ranging from fun packed theme parks and hands-on museums to fascinating nature reserves and long sandy beaches.

Teenagers might be notoriously hard to please, but there are few who couldn’t be tempted to ride the UK’s biggest and fastest roller coaster at the award winning Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Right across the road you’ve also got the UK’s biggest indoor water park the Sandcastle Waterpark with over 18 slides and attractions including The Master Blaster, one of the longest roller coaster waterslides in the world which propels raft riders at high speeds.

For those more discerning teenagers, and most adults, Brooks Memorabilia Museum in Blackpool is a veritable vintage treat including a 5ft model of Blackpool Tower, rare Dinky and Corgi models, air fix kits and football programmes plus a huge variety of toys and memorabilia to buy.

Free family fun for all ages

Parks & Recreation
Worden Park in Leyland, Stanley Park in Blackpool, Beacon Country Park near Ormskirk and Williamson Park in Lancaster – all have lots of space, adventure play  areas and events during school holidays. Also try The Centre @ Halton, which is home to one of the best skate parks in the region.

Museums & Art Galleries
Kids go Free (and in some cases adults too) to most Lancashire museums including Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston and Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.

Sculpture Parks & Trails
Kids will love climbing, touching and puzzling over fascinating shapes. Try Pendle Sculpture Trail at Barley, the Mythic Coastline Trail in Cleveleys, the Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail in Clitheroe, Toweneley Hall Sculpture Trail in Burnley or take a walk to one of the four Panopticon sculptures.




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