Summer fun

Find places to go and things to do for your family this summer.

Summer fun

Find places to go and things to do for your family this summer.

The summer holidays are here and to help you make the most of it we've put together a guide packed full of fun-filled activities, events, family support groups, holiday playschemes and more. Organisations across Lancashire are putting on an exciting programme of events and activities, for all age groups and families and we hope you find something that suits your family's needs and that you all have a great summer!  

We have compiled these activities from various sources. We cannot be responsible for any of the content from providers, nor for the delivery or safety of any of the events or activities advertised unless it is managed directly by the county council.

Events may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice. We recommend contacting the individual venue before setting out on a long journey.

0-11 years

Download our guide to what's available in Lancashire for children aged 0-11 this summer:

More ideas

Summer Reading Challenge - aimed at 4-11 year olds, this challenge provides collectable incentives and rewards to keep children reading over summer.

Hungry Little Minds website - activities and ideas for children from birth to 5.

11-18 years

Download our guide to what's available in Lancashire for young people aged 11-18+ this summer:

Support for young people

Talkzone is available 7 days a week if you need support, information or to chat.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Download our guide to what's available in Lancashire for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) this summer:


Your library at home

video tutorials

Whilst we won't be holding events in our buildings this summer, Lancashire Libraries are still open online and we've got plenty on offer for you to access at home with your children! Lots of information can be found on our website: Your library at home including:

  • weekly virtual Lego clubs
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • magazines, comics and newspapers
  • music and theatre resources.

Places to go

If you want to get out and enjoy the countryside this summer:

Staying safe

Please remember to stick to social distancing rules in the Lancashire countryside.

All our public open spaces remain open but can get very busy especially at Beacon Fell, Wycoller and our urban fringe sites.

Car parks at Lancashire County Council's countryside sites are open, but facilities such as visitor centres, cafes and toilets remain closed.

Bins are now being collected but on a reduced schedule. We would advise all visitors to take their litter home so it can be recycled and disposed of in an effective way.

Top tips

We've put together some top tips to help you keep everyone smiling this summer.

  • Do your research - activities will be run by a variety of groups and organisations. Make sure you know who is responsible for the activity being run safely.
  • Before you go check if you will be expected to stay and if not how many adults will be supervising the activity.
  • If the activity involves leaving your child make sure check that staff and volunteers have been Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked, that there are guidelines in place for how they will deal with discipline and that first aiders will be available should an accident occur.
  • Finally and most importantly, have fun! School holidays may be testing but they are also a fantastic opportunity to spend some quality time with your children.

Online safety

If rain stops play and you're spending more time indoors and online during the holidays, we've got some useful resources to help your digital superheroes stay safe and be happy online.

You don't have to be a tech genius to help keep your children safe online with this practical advice and guidance:

  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
  • Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
  • UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)
Stay safe online