Top 6 Attractions for Families


Looking for a great family day out this summer? Lancaster has many indoor and outdoor attractions to keep the whole family entertained. We thought we’d help you start planning your family visit to Lancaster with a list of our top attractions:

Top 6 attractions for Families


Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle is one of the UK’s most significant historic monuments. Join friendly tour guides and be taken through tales of witchcraft, religious persecution, crime and punishment, rehabilitation and release throughout the ages. Castle tours can be gruesome so we suggest the tours are suitable for children 7+. Keep an eye on Lancaster Castle website for family friendly events.



Williamson Park

Visit Williamson Park’s 54 acres of beautiful parkland and enchanting walks and play areas with breathtaking views to the Lake District.



Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre is the largest sports and leisure centre in the Lancaster district and is conveniently located half-way between Lancaster and Morecambe.



Lancaster Maritime Museum

Using sound, smells, reconstructions and audiovisuals, Lancaster Maritime Museum covers the maritime trade of Lancaster, the history of the port, the Lancaster Canal and the fishing industry of the Lune Estuary and Morecambe Bay.



Lancaster City Museum

Situated in the heart of this historic cultural city of Lancaster, discover more about Lancaster’s past from the Romans to the present day in this elegant Georgian building.

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Giggles play and adventure

Based at Lancaster Leisure Park Giggles Play and Adventure is a local family business. Suitable for children from birth to 12 your children there is a separate play area for the little ones, ball pool, tunnels, slides, rope climbs, indoor children’s karting and much more.



Lancaster Town Hall Tours

Join a tour guide and uncover the secrets of Lancaster’s Edwardian Town Hall and explore parts of a building rarely seen by the public.