Preston is based in Englands Northern County of Lancashire. At just 43 miles away from Manchester, Preston is well connected with the cosmopolitan city. Preston is the ideal place for city families to escape to for days out with the kids.
Our friends from Chilling With Lucas have put together this list of days out with kids in Preston. Enjoy!
Things To Do With Kids Near Preston
Brockholes is full of nature moments, which are just waiting for you to discover. It’s a 250-acre nature reserve to explore. You can take a walk along the River Ribble, explore our ancient woodland and amble around our lakes.
There are paths and viewing points that have been specifically designed to allow you to get closer to nature and wildlife without disturbing it.
In addition there is also our spectacular floating Visitor Village, which plays host to a lakeside restaurant and shop! There are also play areas for children of all ages.
They have various animal attractions which include Alpacas and Goats, not forgetting the free range hens which you can feed. There is also a seating area for you to sit, relax and watch your children play on their toy tractors.
The Harris is free to enter and a treasure trove with something for everyone, whether you are interested in arts, ceramics, costume and textiles or history.
The Harris also has a library within it. There is a cafe, shop and free WiFi. They also have regular events and classes for families and children between 5 and 12 years.
Salmesbury Hall is free to visit and has an abundance of things to see. There are art exhibitions with work available to buy. They have animals to visit including pigs, bees, rabbits, hens, goats and sheep.
Next to the animal area they have a play area including a miniature Salmesbury Hall replica that children can climb through the windows to the rope bridge of the Mayflower ship!
There is a wooden trail with bridges, swings and fun obstacles. Various extra family and children’s activities are offered during the school holidays. If you want to stay for something to eat there is a wafflery and restaurant.
Avenham and Miller Park
These parks are created from a natural amphitheatre and has a famous Japanese Rock Garden with a wide variety of unusual ornamental plants, together with beautiful water features. Avenham Colonade, the splendid riverside Ribble Walk,
The Belvedere and majestic Derby Walk are amongst a few of the features to be found. For children, there is also a play area for all ages.
With over 40 Ninja Warrior obstacles, a multilevel harnessed high ropes course, 2 warped walls, a virtual reality arcade, a cafe and soft play area for the little ninjas it’s great for a family day out or fun without the children.
About the author:
Before Jenni moved to France from the UK, she lived in Lancashire and spent a lot of time exploring various places with her son. These are some of the places she recommends for a visit to Preston.