8 Exciting Family Activities in Preston, Lancashire

Preston is just a stone’s throw away from Cleveleymere Lakeside Lodges. When you come to stay with us, we recommend that you visit Preston, whether it’s just a flying visit or you go there for a day trip.

Preston is an awesome place for families – parents, babies, toddlers, older children, and teens will all love what’s on offer in this fabulous Lancashire city. Preston is a city just south of Lancaster and is on the banks of the River Ribble. The city centre is just a half an hour drive away from Cleveleymere.

If you’re thinking of taking the family to Preston, you won’t be disappointed. Below are 8 excellent family activities in Preston, from soft play and trampolining to nature reserves.

Jump Maniax

Jump Maniax is a huge indoor inflatable park (think giant bouncy castle but loads more fun!). At Jump Maniax, you’ll find all kinds of epic features for your kids to play on. There’s:

  • Inflatable slides

  • A wrecking ball

  • A ninja climbing wall and obstacle course

  • A climbing wall

  • A multi-sports area

  • A toddler area

  • A whole lot more

 This is a great place for your children to blow off some steam and adults are welcome, too.

Bowling at The Flower Bowl

The Flower Bowl is an entertainment centre just a 15-minute drive away from Cleveleymere.  This is an awesome destination for bowling, and you can get food and drink here, too. There are 4 dining options here: The Ocean Fish & Chip Restaurant, Blooms Restaurant, Oasis Coffee Bar, and Barbossa.

Crazy Golf & Crazy Pool at The Flower Bowl

As well as bowling, you can also take part in crazy golf and crazy pool at The Flower Bowl. 

We’ve all heard of crazy golf before – in fact, we even have a 9-hole crazy golf course at Cleveleymere! But crazy pool might be a new one for you.

The crazy pool at The Flower Bowl is a botanical-themed, table-top game with 8 tables and with obstacles just like crazy golf. Whoever completes the holes in the fewest shots wins.

The incredible crazy golf course is set outside with water features, statues, and flower boards. You can have up to 5 people per group.

Wacky World

Wacky World is a 20,000 sq ft inflatable park that’s open every day of the week with different sessions to enjoy.

This massive indoor park has loads of different inflatables, including the rodeo bull, a giant slide, an assault course, and an unclimbable ladder!

Wacky World gets its visitors pumped for all the fun with nightclub-style lighting and music. You’ll also find Wacky Dinner at Wacky World, which is a café so that you can fuel up for the fun.

Brockholes Nature Reserve

The Brockholes Nature Reserve opened in 2011 and is set on the site of an old quarry. It’s owned by the Wildlife Trust of Lancashire, Manchester, and North Merseyside. It’s a 250-acre nature reserve with awesome activities, gorgeous views, and even a floating visitor village which allows you to get closer than ever to wildlife! 

Throughout the year, Brockholes Nature Reserve hosts a variety of activities for families, including quests, challenges, and stargazing. For the full rundown, take a look at Brockholes Nature Reserve’s events page.

Turbary Woods Owl and Birds of Prey Sanctuary

There are more than 90 birds of prey at this rescue and rehabilitation centre, including eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons.

When you go to Turbary Woods, you can see flying displays, take part in experience days, and get hands-on experience and knowledge about these beautiful creatures.

Fusion Trampoline Park

Fusion Trampoline Park in Preston has a foam pit, a skyride, a parkour area, a climbing wall, a full-height slam dunk ring, wall-to-wall trampolines, and much more.

This is a brilliant destination for a family day out with something for everyone – there’s even a toddler session and sessions especially designed for people with autism.

Rascal’s Party & Play Centre

This soft play centre is for every child from newborn babies to 12-year-olds. There’s a designated area for babies and toddlers with a mini slide, mini carts, soft shapes, baby gyms, baby rockers, and even a toddler football pitch!

Older children can enjoy a 3-tier play structure with trampolines, 3 tube slides, a ball pool & ball pool shower, a 4-lane wavy slide, 6 go-karts and a go-kart track, as well as activities and classes.

At Rascal’s Party & Play Centre, there’s a café that serves hot and cold food (including a Halal menu), as well as a selection of drinks every day.

The areas surrounding Cleveleymere Lakeside Lodges are fantastic for exploring. To learn more about staying with us, including our lakeside lodges and our on-site activities, browse our website.

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