Last Minute Things to do in the Ribble Valley

As the end of the summer holidays approach, there's no better place to spend a fun-filled and adventurous weekend than in Lancashire and Ribble Valley, offering an array of activities to suit all ages and interests.


Mrs. Dowsons Farm Park

Mrs Dowsons' Cows

For an enjoyable day with your family, make your way to Mrs. Dowsons Farm Park. Interact with farm animals, hop on tractor rides and enjoy the indoor and outdoor play zones. Thursday to Monday during the summer, they’re also hosting a captivating Jurassic adventure, where interactive storytelling brings ancient creatures back to life.

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Bowland Wild Boar Park

Piglets at Bowland Wild Boar Park

Embark on a thrilling safari adventure at Bowland Wild Boar Park, a family run business in the heart of Bowland Forest. Get up close and personal with rare and exotic animals, including wild boars, meerkats, and reindeers. The education centre also offers reptile handling sessions with the opportunity to actively participate and learn more about these animals. On top of this, there are a range of family-friendly activities such as tractor rides and an adventure playground, so perfect for a day out with the kids!

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The Clitheroe Mystery Treasure Trail

Clitheroe Castle

Unleash your inner detective on the Clitheroe Mystery Treasure Trail. Decode clues and trace the path to uncover the concealed treasures and historical marvels that grace Clitheroe. Feel free to proceed at your own pace, allowing yourself as much time as you desire. This intriguing adventure also enters you into the monthly prize draw, with a chance to win a £100 reward!

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Potters Barn

Child painting pottery at Potters Barn

Discover your child’s inner artist at Potters Barn in the heart of Ribchester village! Refuel in the tea rooms and relax in the secluded and enclosed gardens. The converted barn is well positioned on a number of walking and cycle paths, making it the perfect place to stop off and release those creative juices. While the Potters Barn have year round pieces, they also have seasonal pottery to choose from.

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