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Things to do in Burnley

Listed below are all the things to do in Burnley, Lancashire that we offer through GoBananas. We can reserve and book more than 250 different and exciting activities and experiences. Everything within 25 miles of Burnley is displayed by activity type below. Choosing stuff to do in Burnley has never been so easy!

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Rock Climbing Half Day Near Chorley

Half day of rock climbing near Chorley. Includes various indoor and outdoor venues depending on your needs and abilities. Navigate through steeps for a rock-climb experience.



High Ropes Near Bolton

2hrs of high ropes near Bolton. Includes professional guidance and safety equipments. Wear footwear with soles with good grips.



Hill Walking Near Bolton

Half day of Hill Walking near Bolton. Low level walk or a high mountain walk, it is guaranteed fun.



Hovercraft Racing - Leeds

Will you be flying or driving - it is a difficult call ... you will be hovering on a cushion of air just above ground level....



Human Table Football & Powerturns Near Barkisland Halifax

Human Table Football & Powerturns North of Manchester. Includes life size version of the classic game. Up to 10 people can play at once.



Indoor Laser Tag

Manchester's only Realistic Laser Tag. 3 superb game scenarios. This is the only indoor laser quest site that uses realistic weapons.



Fire Engine Tour

1hr of Fire Engine Tour. Includes friendly chauffeur, music system, LCD projector, mini bar and plush seating area.



2 Motor Activities

A chance for you to try out 3 amazing machines - will you be the best at all of them...



Grass Karts - Leeds

Helmets on - foot to the floor - who will have the fastest time...Can you handle the 400cc off road karts - now is the time to test your skills...



Off Road Karting and Hovercraft Driving Near Barkisland Halifax

A chance to drive 2 different machines - which one will you win with?



Powerturn Buggies Near Barkisland Halifax

Guided powerturn buggies Challenge near Barkisland Halifax. Includes all necessary equipments and safety gears.



Orienteering Near Bolton

3hrs of orienteering near Bolton. Marked control points, basic orienteering navigation. Treasure hunts and a popular event with teams and corporate groups. Tips from experts.



Paintball Indoor - 100 Paintball Manchester

Full day Indoor paintballing in Manchester. Outwit the opponent with 100 paint grenades. Charge Rambo style towards your foes. Ready for a competitive strike?



Team building tasks and Challenges

Half day of Team Building Tasks and Challenges. Highly motivated instructors, team building sessions, number of tasks given within a time limit.



Burnley Activities & Things to do in Lancashire

Burnley, Lancashire

If you are looking for a vacation that offers non-stop excitement, a wide variety of activities to enjoy, and an over the top nightlife, then Burnley, Lancashire will be the last place you'll want to spend your vacation. However, if you are looking for a relaxing vacation, and enjoy spending a lot of time out of doors exploring beautiful scenery and soaking up a bit of good old English history, then Burnley is definitely worth a visit when in Lancashire.

Lancashire county was established in 1182, and Burnley is part of this historic county, and the hub of some of the smaller communities around it. Now a market town, Burnley was once a major cotton mill town in a county known for it cotton mills in the 1800s.

Located just 30 miles north of Manchester and situated in a lovely valley between the Calder and Burn rivers, Burnley is medium size rural town with few pretentions and a great open air market.

Getting There

Getting to Burnley isn't at all difficult as a major motorway runs through the town, making a trip to Burnley by bus, train or car a simple matter.


Although this town lacks some of the more exciting elements of cities such as London and Manchester, it does have a fair amount of tourists each who come to enjoy the simplicity of town while still having easy access to larger thriving city. Many people come here to walk or bike along the 40 mile Burnley way that offers outdoor enthusiasts a wonderful trip through moorlands and woodlands while enjoying picturesque waterways and old stone farms.

Or the entire family can enjoy wandering along the Sculpture trail where there is something different to see at every turn including crocodiles and kingfishers.

Of course most visitors to Burnley enjoy visiting the towns 700 year market that offers visitors a chance to visit over 200 stalls and purchase everything under the sun from food items to crafts and even some clothing.

Visitors who enjoy learning a little about Burnley's history enjoy stopping by the Queen Mill Textile Museum that has the last running commercial steam mill in existence.

While Burnley doesn't offer any major festivals, it does offer a wide variety events over the course of the year, about 150 to be exact. These events include such things as fun runs, movies in the park and viewing sculptures and paintings. All events that one would expect to find, in a town with Burnley's rural image.


If you are seeking, an exciting nightlife in Burnley then you will find that the local theatre, and a few pubs is about as exciting as it gets. Although some of the pubs are worth a visit. Smackwater Jacks or Smacks as it is called by locals, is rather a dark and old fashioned pub, with a wonderful atmosphere and clientel made up of all ages.

The Lotenleigh Social club, known by locals as Mullards may not be able to compete with those big cities nightclubs, but it does offer live music and cheap drinks.

While the Swann Hotel is simply a quaint little pub with typical pub fair.

Of course with Manchester being only 30 miles away, most visitors to Burnley really don't mind the lack of active nightlife or excitement, as they can get that by making a short road trip. What visitors do enjoy about Burnley is it's beautiful surrounding countryside and it's family friendly atmosphere and it's total lack of excitement.

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