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17 of the best free family days out in Lancashire

THE summer holidays are just around the corner and many parents will be cramming their days with family activities and days out.

Lockdown restrictions also eased on Monday (19 July), meaning we have more freedom to explore the locations on our doorstep.

However, some people might be planning their holidays on a budget eager to fit in some free family activities into their schedule.

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Lancashire Telegraph:

New research by Clarks reveals the best free days out for kids that Lancashire has to offer, and there’s something for everyone on the list. 

Clarks analysed over 5* TripAdvisor reviews across five categories: educational, cultural, historical, and nature or animal related activities. 


Preston and Blackpool attractions feature heavily on the list- but there are also some top-rated Blackburn additions too.

Here are the top 17 free days out for kids in Lancashire according to their findings:

Stanley Park, with 919 5* reviews has been crowned the best place in Lancashire for a family day out which is suitable for under 10s and takes advantage of the beautiful weather we are having at the moment. 

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In second place is Blackpool Beach, another great day for under 10s, where you can soak up the sun happy in the knowledge you’re at a beach which 724 people have given a 5* review to. 

Avenham and Miller Parks comes in third with 460 5* reviews and is suitable for under 10s who want to make the most of the weather. 

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In fourth place, with 246 5* reviews is Blackpool Tourist Information Centre, which is inside and suitable for over 10s, so perfect for when the weather takes a turn again. 

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Some Blackburn attractions also made the top 17 list including Witton Country Park, the iconic Blackburn Cathedral and also St Alban’s Roman Catholic Church.

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