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Family Days Out in North Yorkshire
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Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite
York
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite Great indoor incorporating baby and toddler areas, Sports Arena, disco area, and a huge play frame for over fives with Spooky Caves, Mirror Maze, role play areas and construction.
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm
Middlesbrough
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm Children can enjoy the large Fun House with ball pools, slides, climbing frames, all in brightly coloured surroundings. Children's birthday parties are bookable, taking place in the Fun House, with a height restriction of 4ft 9ins, we also hold regular Toddler sessions during term time.
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends
York
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat
Harrogate
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play area.
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm
Redcar
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Generous Pioneer
Ilkley
Wacky Warehouse - Generous Pioneer The UK's award winning soft play and activity centre for children. Meet up with friends, get messy with your kids during our arts and craft sessions, book a birthday party or simply relax with a magazine or coffee, whilst your child plays.
Wacky Warehouse - Riverside Farm
York
Wacky Warehouse - Riverside Farm Whether you are looking to meet up with friends, get messy with your kids during our arts and craft sessions, book a birthday party or simply relax with a magazine or coffee, whilst your child plays, Wacky Warehouse: the indoor play centre is the perfect venue for you!
Kidzplay
Harrogate
Kidzplay Multi Level activity play centre with ball pool, dual wavy slides, 180 spiral tube slides and more for the children. Restaurant area with digital TV and Wi Fi for the adults.
Crazy Tykes
Wetherby
Crazy Tykes - is a 7,000 sq foot indoor soft play centre with a clean and bright area, lovely staff, ball shower and ball pool slides too and a football pitch. We host parties of all different kinds for 2 hours. Stop for lunch with friends.
Little Monkeys
Hull
Little Monkeys Fun for kids of all ages at the Little Monkeys indoor playcentre.
Playdayz Ltd
Leeds
Playdayz Ltd Fabulous playcentre with soft play area designed for babies, a toddler area, and a disco area and main play area designed for the over 5's.
Xplore
Castleford
Xplore Two attractions under one roof... plus a whole lot more! Xplore promises adventure and excitement for families and children of all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Wackadayz
Brompton on Swale
Wackadayz A secure Indoor Play Centre. We have separate Junior and Toddler areas, an elevated Sports Arena, Bouncy Castle and WIFI. Offering the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a fun day out or select to sit back and relax with some refreshments while the kids play.
Winkies
Harrogate
Winkies Fantastic! Thoroughly unique concept in tiny town role play, with kids' computers, trampolines and more in addition to the play frame.
The Play Barn at Settle
Settle
The Play Barn at Settle A great indoor soft play centre in the Yorkshire Dales where your children can run wild in a safe and friendly environment while you can relax in our comfortable seating and cafe area. We pride ourselves on our homemade food.
Our Funhouse
Middlesborough
Our Funhouse A new for 2012 indoor multi-level soft play centre for children aged up to 12, offering children's parties, after school activities, adventure play, toddlers' sessions, and educational play, with friendly, experienced and fully vetted staff.
Kidzplay
Northallerton
Kidzplay Exciting mainframe offers a large 4 lane wavy slide providing great entertainment for the children, ride ons, ball pools, sports courts, arts and crafts area, and digi TV plus WiFi for the parents.
Mini Monsterz
Whitby
Mini Monsterz Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag!
The Play Factory
Skelton
The Play Factory Indoor children’s adventure centre. With large play frame, 2 astro slides, a 45 degree super slide, go carts, bungee reactor tower. Ball cannons, Toddler area with toys plus mini slides and ball pool.
Twiggys Play
Thirsk
Twiggys Play 4000 square foot indoor play centre with large mainframe play structure for your bigger kids and a dedicated under 3s area too.
Captain Barneys
Malton
Captain Barneys is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
Happy Monsters Play and Party
Sheffield
Happy Monsters Play and Party is an indoor soft play centre, providing a stimulating environment for children of ages 0 to 10 with separate play areas for under and over 4s. Our cafe serves freshly prepared meals and snacks, barista coffee and yummy cake.
Flamingo Land
Malton
Flamingo Land 375 acres of wild family fun. There are many white knuckle thrillers including Kumali, a suspended looping rollercoaster, rides for younger children, 5 family shows and an extensive zoo, home to many rare and exotic species such as giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lions.
Lightwater Valley
Ripon
Lightwater Valley Over 40 rides and attractions and 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack to the dizzying heights of Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that'll twist even the bravest of souls and the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove! Plus Angry Birds activity park...
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
Scarborough
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary Journey beneath the waves and get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures of the sea including sharks, rays and turtles to name but a few. Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins as they go about their daily routines plus Pirate Mini Golf and new Jellyfish Discovery!
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey
Thirsk
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park
Filey
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park Grab the kids and come and discover this special mix of animals, exotic birds, gardens and wild nature!
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats
Bedale
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats The ultimate family day out with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, Marlon the Llama, pygmy goats amongst other wildlife providing the enjoyment of hands on experience for all the family in the finest collection of trees and shrubs in the country set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland and lakes with...
Whitby Whale Watching Centre
Whitby
Whitby Whale Watching Centre Attraction in St Anns Staith to remember the whaling industry, which played an important role in Whitbys history and provide conservation education for the future. The Centre could also provide the base for you to take a cruise out to spot whales, birds, seals, porpoises and dolphins.
York Bird of Prey Centre
Huby
York Bird of Prey Centre A centre with over 70 birds of prey and owls with a chance to fly and handle some of them. Educational talks, plus two flying displays per day. Hawk Walks, Owl Experiences and Falconry Courses available.
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Helmsley
International Centre for Birds of Prey The largest collection of birds of prey in the North of England. Over 100 eagles, falcons, owls, hawks, kites, vultures and more in a 10 acre setting. Flying demonstrations, aviaries and a hawk walk to experience, plus other events.
Talon Falconry
Ripon
Talon Falconry Meet over 35 birds of prey, have a photo taken and see them fly. Other residents include ferrets, rheas, snakes and rabbits. A variety of experience packages also available.
Falconry UK
Thirsk
Falconry UK A Birds of Prey and conservation centre with over 70 birds and 30 species including hawks, owls, falcons, kites and vultures. Falconry experience days offered for adults and kids.
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm
Bedale
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm When you visit the farm, one of our friendly guides will show you around the farm so that you can bottle feed lambs and piglets, bath a pig, hold small animals, feed the cows and sheep and talk to the donkey (if Charlie the pony doesn't object).
Newham Grange Country Farm
Middlesbrough
Newham Grange Country Farm Come and make friends with the rare breeds of farm animals, enjoy a walk around the fields or drive a mini tractor, and why not bring along a picnic for a treat.
Betton Farm Visitor Centre
Scarborough
Betton Farm Visitor Centre A working farm plus aviary, play areas, play tractors and more.
Playdale Farm Park
Scarborough
Playdale Farm Park The farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes ball pool with toddler area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park
Skipton
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Animal encounters, glorious countryside, make friends with friendly farm animals and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities and demonstrations. Climb aboard the 4WD Farm Safari,hitch a ride in a giant caterpillar and let the kids loose in the Play Barn. Toddler sessions available.
Hesketh Farm Park
Skipton
Hesketh Farm Park Hesketh Farm Park is part of a 600 acre working farm situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the Yorkshire Dales; Bolton Abbey.
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre
Thirsk
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre With loads of friendly animals, a traditional Adventure Playground and separate Play Area for smaller kids, a Farm Pedal Car Arena, scenic way marked Nature Trail and tea rooms, this is a life saver if you're passing on a long journey!
Nidderdale Llamas
Harrogate
Nidderdale Llamas A Llama Trekking Centre based in the beautiful Dales. Enjoy a Llama Farm Experience or go Llama Trekking! You don't ride llamas, but they are fantastic walking companion and entertain you with their hilarious personalities! They are very friendly and love to meet people! Birthday parties a speciality!...
York Maze
York
York Maze is a seasonal family attraction, with mazes galore, sand and water play, slides, rides, shows, games, petting farm, pig racing, painting, fantastic food, and great gifts. It's a great day out for the whole family!
Piglets Adventure Farm Park
York
Piglets Adventure Farm Park Seasonal Children/s Farm with a Petting Barn, Tractor Trailer Rides, Giant Bouncing Pillows, Maize Maze, Pedal Go-carts, Farmyard Play Area, Olympigs Obstacle Course and a Cafe.
National Railway Museum
York
National Railway Museum National Railway Museum - for big trains, bigger rides and the biggest day out, come to York, to the worlds largest railway museum. Explore our three giant halls for a complete family experience packed full of incredible trains and interactive fun. Discover the fascinating story of the train.
Eden Camp
Malton
Eden Camp Housed in an original POW camp, a visit to our award winning museum will allow you to experience the sights, the sounds and even the smells of World War Two.We present the most comprehensive display of British Second World War history in the world, and also cover the First world war and post-1945 conflicts.
DIG
York
DIG Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind!
Yorkshire Air Museum
York
Yorkshire Air Museum Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, and much more.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Saltburn by the Sea
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum The Museum today offers visitors an opportunity to experience the underground world of a real ironstone mine and to explore the skills, customs and life of the Cleveland miner. It was these miners that helped make Cleveland the most important Ironstone mining district in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
Dorman Museum
Middlesbrough
Dorman Museum With ever changing exhibitions - 8 galleries and 3 exhibition spaces, there's something for everyone and plenty of hands-on activities, objects and children's trails.
Ryedale Folk Museum
Pickering
Ryedale Folk Museum Large open air museum for all the family. The museum contains reconstructed buildings including a 1950s post office, iron age roundhouse, Elizabethan manor house and model village, and focuses on life in Ryedale through the ages. The museum also has a Blacksmiths, and livestock such as pigs, sheep and...
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
York
Yorkshire Museum of Farming 14 acres of parkland dedicated to Yorkshire'€™s farming past. Indoor and outdoor fun: livestock pens with lots of animals, adventure playground, toy tractors and plenty of open space. Museum displays include child-friendly interactives. Events run throughout the year and costumed interpreters are on...
York Castle Museum
York
York Castle Museum One of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects recreating rooms, shops, whole streets!
Yorkshire Museum
York
Yorkshire Museum With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
Barley Hall
York
Barley Hall See the sights, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.
Yorks Chocolate Story
York
Yorks Chocolate Story Includes a tour, a tasting, museum, demonstrations and a virtual chocolate factory. With new Chocolate Making Station in the Factory Zone!
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art is a leading gallery for modern and contemporary art and craft. mima’s family programme includes family guides, fun sessions for the under 4s, free Saturday afternoon family activities, and regular school holiday programmes.
Ripon Museum Trust
Ripon
Ripon Museum Trust - is a group of three museums where you can go back in time and see what life was like in a Victorian prison, workhouse and courthouse.
Old Coastguard Station
Whitby
Old Coastguard Station National Trust visitor centre offers hands on models and colourful displays showing off the distinctive geology, impact of the elements, local wildlife and the secret history of smuggling along the North Yorkshire Coast.
Rotunda Museum
Scarborough
Rotunda Museum A must for dinosaur mad kids, Yorkshires Dinosaur Coast is a hotbed of Jurassic and Cretaceaous fossils. Go fossil hunting along the North Yorkshire coast line and afterwards pop into the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough where you can transported 165 million years back in time to discover which dinosaurs roamed...
Beck Isle Museum
Pickering
Beck Isle Museum Museum in the small market town of Pickering, with an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area plus 27 themed rooms.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Whitby
Captain Cook Memorial Museum Museum in the 17th century house on Whitby harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice. Lots of exhibitions about Captain Cook and his life with rooms set out as they would have been.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Great Ayton
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Museum telling the story of Cooks early life and education in the Charity School, the village he grew up in and his adventures on the high seas.
Craven Museum and Gallery
Skipton
Craven Museum and Gallery Family friendly museum with displays of social history, archaeology, costume and art and regular childrens activities and events.
Dales Countryside Museum
Hawes
Dales Countryside Museum Housed in the old Hawes railway station, this museum has many interactive and hands-on exhibits telling the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Royal Pump Room Museum
Harrogate
The Royal Pump Room Museum Borrow a family backpack, try the mystery object game or complete the spa trail to discover what it would be like to be a visitor to the spa 100 years ago at this small family friendly museum.
Museum of Victorian Science
Whitby
Museum of Victorian Science By appointment only for over 16s, a journey of real science through 19th century physics. A tour followed by several live demonstrations. A virtual visit to the laboratory of Dr Frankenstein.
Whitby Museum
Whitby
Whitby Museum A museum that welcomes family groups and has plenty to keep everyone amused. Extensive collections to see, a Jurassic garden, plus a trail to follow around the museum and Pannett Park.
Water World
York
Water World Where the kids can slide down one of the three exciting flume rides, dare them to face 'The Edge', swim against the waves, ride the 'Torpedo Tube' or endure the 'Rapids Descent! Interactive area for smaller children available too.
Woodford Leisure Centre
Hull
Woodford Leisure Centre Multi functional leisure facility from every kind of dry sports activity you can think of, to the only lesiure pool in the area, the Pirates Paradise pool boasts a shipwrecked boat, water cannons, diving bell and slide. There is also a relaxation area on the poolside for you if you use the sauna or steam room.
The Hydro
Harrogate
The Hydro Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool
Helmsley
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool 20m heated outdoor pool.
Ingleton Open Air Heated Swimming Pool
Ingleton
Ingleton Open Air Heated Swimming Pool Community run heated lido open May to September. Worth looking out for their fun special events!
Knaresborough Pool
Harrogate
Knaresborough Pool Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
White Scar Cave
Ingleton
White Scar Cave The longest show cave in Britain. The guided tour takes 80 minutes and covers one mile. See underground streams and waterfalls, and the massive ice-age cavern. Cafe, shop, large on-site car park. Spectacular picnic location!
Mother Shiptons Cave
Knaresborough
Mother Shiptons Cave The Cave and the famous Petrifying Well form part of a mile long wooded riverside park. Beautiful riverside walk with 4 scenic picnic areas and two adventure playgrounds. There is a museum with live size figures and petrified object display. Gift shop and cafe serving everything you need for a picnic
Stump Cross Caverns
Harrogate
Stump Cross Caverns Tour the lit caves safely with kids and explore the ancient rock features close up plus a theatre presentation. Site of special scientific interest.
Jorvik Viking Centre
York
Jorvik Viking Centre Take hold of the past and explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-age city in our brand new exhibitions. As you travel around the Viking-Age city of Jorvik aboard our state of the art time capsules you will encounter the Old-Norse-speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards,...
Ripley Castle
Harrogate
Ripley Castle Built in 1345, full of armour, priests' hiding holes and lots of great things to look at including beautiful gardens, deer park and a large tropical plant collection. Special Children's Tours available.
York Dungeon
York
York Dungeon An intense 70-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history, using theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience! Not for young or nervous kids.
Castle Howard
York
Castle Howard Have fun exploring 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens; jump on the land train to the Great Lake for boat trips and our adventure playground; discover more about the amazing history of the house and gardens with school holiday adventure trails and illustrated quiz sheets.
Skipton Castle
Skipton
Skipton Castle Come and explore one of England's most complete medieval castles with over 900 years of turbulent history. Climb to the top of the Watchtower; descend to the dungeon. Picnic areas, licensed tearooms, shop with a notable book section, plant sales. A great day out in any season.
York Minster
York
York Minster One of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation's earliest history. When you have entered the Minster you may be able to join a free guided tour with one of their volunteer Guides
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough
Scarborough Castle Explore the castle's history as an Iron Age Fort, Viking Settlement and role in the civil and first world wars. Free audio tour gives a fascinating insight into the castle's 2,500 year history.
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum
Withernsea
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum Visitors are able to climb the 144 steps to the top of the defunct lighthouse for splendid views, plus the base features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits, displays and old photographs.
Whitby Abbey
Whitby
Whitby Abbey Atmospheric ruined Abbey with a unique interactive visitor centre.
Bolton Castle
Leyburn
Bolton Castle Medieval castle and grounds with a packed programme of daily events plus Trails, Childrens Costumes, Calligraphy, Medieval Games and Traditional Crafts.
Knaresborough Castle
Knaresborough
Knaresborough Castle As well as visiting this Castle and Museum with plenty of hands-on activities and trails, enjoy the Castle Grounds with a game of Putting or Bowls!
Richmond Castle
Richmond
Richmond Castle Norman fortress with interactive exhibition, ruins and gardens to explore, family events programme and activity pack available to download before you set off.
The Scarborough Fair Collection
Scarborough
The Scarborough Fair Collection A fantastic collection of working Vintage cars, steam engines, mechanical organs and fairground rides that you can still have a go on. Tea Dances and Wurlitzer concerts held every week.
The Ice Factor
York
The Ice Factor Glide on the North of Englands largest outdoor ice rink or for those who prefer to watch, there is a raised viewing platform. Part of Yorkshire winter Wonderland that includes a fairground and wintery cafes, restaurants and shops.
Action and Adventure
Bedale
Action and Adventure Pay and Play Zone over Weekends and Holidays. Birthday Parties, Family Fun Days... offering Quad biking, Segways, Skywalk & 200m Zip wire, Aerial Extreme, Garden Games and an...
Rock Antics
Middlesborough
Rock Antics Offer seperate child's bouldering sections and high level of friendly support making it a great place for kids to start as well as to improve.
Harrogate Climbing Centre
Harrogate
Harrogate Climbing Centre a dedicated Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering facility in Harrogate. Offering a variety of fun activities for those 5 years + including kid’s club sessions, children’s birthday parties and family tasters. There's a small play area in the cafe too, suitable for toddlers up.
Go Ape Dalby
Pickering
Go Ape Dalby Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Stokesley Golf Range
Middlesbrough
Stokesley Golf Range There is an entertaining 12-hole Crazy Golf Course, suitable for all of the family, a 16-bay floodlit Driving Range with club hire and a 9-hole Pay and Play course. Relax at the end in our fabulous Coffee Shop.
The Web Adventure Park
York
The Web Adventure Park Indoor and outdoor adventure fun park offering huge sand and water play area, netted climbing forest, ride-onâs, den building and construction zone, landscaped gardens, jungle bridge, wacky swings and role play area. Plus Animal Zone! The park also has two amazing Ropes courses - Wired and Summit which...
Log Heights
Harrogate
Log Heights - is an exhilarating outdoor ropes challenge based in the grounds of the stunning Ripley Castle Estate. You could be jumping into the sky to catch a trapeze, climbing a giant ladder or walking a high beam. An exhilarating outdoor activity for both children and adults.
Aerial Extreme Bedale
Bedale
Aerial Extreme Bedale is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
Live For Today Adventures
Hazelwood
Live For Today Adventures is an activity centre situated perfectly in-between Harrogate and Leeds. We offer a wide range of exhilarating outdoor adventures for kids and families including Zorbing, Bush Craft, Laser Tag, Archery, Rock Climbing and more.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
Pickering
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
How Stean Gorge
Lofthouse
How Stean Gorge A small gorge that cuts its way through limestone with narrow paths, caves and foot bridges. Plenty of trails to follow and lots of wildlife. There is also an Outdoor Activity Centre, campsite and a cafe.
Tenpin York
York
Tenpin York is a bowling centre located in the Clifton Moor Centre. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Olympia Bowl and Softplay
Scarborough
Olympia Bowl and Softplay With 12 lanes this Ten Pin Bowling Alley, with its modernised interior, updated scoring system and air conditioning, is a fantastic place to relax and have fun with the kids.
Matrix Superbowl
Skipton
Matrix Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. They have ramps and gutter rails available so that all ages and abilities can play, including those with disabilities. Plus new play centre!
Tockwith Motor Sports
York
Tockwith Motor Sports With lessons from age 7 and driving for over 14s, this 1260m circuit offers junior instructed lessons after which they are welcome for the open drive sessions. A fantastic experience for kids, and maybe the start of a lifelong interest.
Scarborough Karting
Scarborough
Scarborough Karting Indoor karting experience offering a range of race options for everyone over 9 years and 1.4m. Vroom!
York MotorSports Village
York
York MotorSports Village is a race themed indoor Go karting centre and proud winners of The Visit York Tourism Awards: Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014 (under 50,000 visitors). We have a wide selection of racing packages to suit all ages 4+.
Whitby Treasure Trail
Whitby
Whitby Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Whitby? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the...
Harrogate Treasure Trail
Harrogate
Harrogate Treasure Trail is a fun self guided mystery walk around Harrogate. Become a detective for the day as you hunt for clues around the town to solve the mystery! As you follow the Trail, the kids won’t even realise they’re learning facts and getting exercise too!
Seven Seas Fish Trail
Hull
Seven Seas Fish Trail Find the fish and explore Hull at the same time by following Hulls unique pavement of fish and sculptures creating a 3km tour of the historic Old Town.
Harrogate 4 Kids Treasure Trail
Harrogate
Harrogate 4 Kids Treasure Trail is a treasure hunt around Valley Gardens. Solve the clues as you explore the park and gardens on foot.
York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail
York
York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail Will enable you to discover the wonderful world of chocolate and sweets in the heart of York, the chocolate city. Learn about the history of the confectionery story in York whilst solving clues along the way.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Britain's most popular Heritage Railway carrying over 300,000 passengers a year. Travelling through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park from the market town of Pickering to Grosmont. On many days throughout the year you can now continue your journey along the scenic Esk Valley to our...
Saltburn Miniature Railway
Saltburn
Saltburn Miniature Railway 15 inch gauge miniature railway, running from the seafront through to the Valley Gardens, Italian Gardens, Tea Lawn and Woodland Centre.
York Boat
York
York Boat Options include sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises, private hire, self drive motor boats, disco cruises and Christmas cruises.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Skipton
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Scarborough North Bay Railway
Scarborough
Scarborough North Bay Railway An historic 20" gauge railway, connecting Peasholm Park with Scalby Mills and the Sea Life Centre. This picturesque railway meanders almost a mile through woodland and lakeside scenery. With four 1930's steam outline locomotives, it is a delight for all ages.
Saltburn Cliff Lift
Saltburn
Saltburn Cliff Lift Opened on 28th June 1884, this is the oldest remaining waterbalance cliff lift in Britain. Height of the lift is 120 ft, length of the track is 207 ft. Refurbished with stained glass windows. Links Saltburn pier, one of the few left in the country, with the town.
Bark Endeavour
Whitby
Bark Endeavour Regular sailings from Whitby to Sandsend on this replica of HMS Endeavour and hear about Captain Cooks life and the history of Whitby.
Cycle the Solar System
York
Cycle the Solar System Great added interest on this cycle track from York to Selby where a scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway.
Peasholm Park
Scarborough
Peasholm Park Take a ride on the North Bay Minature Railway, go for a boat ride, watch the Model Naval Battle, and explore the island in the centre of the lake, reachable by dragon pedalo!
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hood's Bay Paddling, fossil hunting and general exploring, with plenty of quaint local attractions in the village.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
Ripon
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday activities and nature galore- kids will love the wild deer and bats! A perfect combination of activities and learning!
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn
Harrogate
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn Fresh air and fun for all the family in the heart of Upper Nidderdale. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Studfold Trail offers family fun and adventure in a truly unique setting.
Yorkshire Lavender
York
Yorkshire Lavender We have loads to do for the kids including a lavender maze, hillside snakes and ladders, a deer park, sculpture park and plenty of space for the kids to run around!
Stewart Park
Middlesbrough
Stewart Park Several lakes containing wildfowl, with animals in pet's corner such as llamas, deer, peacocks, pheasants and guinea pigs. There are also trails, a museum, new childrens play area, outdoor table tennis and mini golf!
Brimham Rocks
Harrogate
Brimham Rocks Let children explore this amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations with labyrinthine paths between. Have fun spotting the ones clearly resembling animals like the Dancing Bear! Plus visit the Bug Hotel. Ew.
The Moors National Park Centre
Whitby
The Moors National Park Centre A great starting point for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, and this Centre has enough to make a jam-packed day out in itself!
Bolton Abbey
Skipton
Bolton Abbey 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside including a riverside walk where you just have to take a paddle, fantastical sculptures in the scrubland and woodland, a Welly Walk adventure trail, the ruins of the 12th century Priory and a gift shop and cafe too.
The Valley Gardens
Harrogate
The Valley Gardens Popular park near Harrogate town centre with beautiful gardens, a huge play area for kids of all ages, tennis courts, pitch and putt and crazy golf plus an outdoor pool in the summer.
Aysgarth Falls
Leyburn
Aysgarth Falls Spectacular 3 tiered falls close to an award winning visitor centre, scenic walks through the parklands and a local village to explore. The falls were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Pannett Park
Whitby
Pannett Park A family friendly park that is free to visit, with a play area, lily pond, floral clock and a number of different gardens. Events and activities are held throughout the year.
Falling Foss Tea Garden
Whitby
Falling Foss Tea Garden A small but enchanting Tea Garden and cottage, nestled at the top of the beautiful Falling Foss Waterfall. Fabulous Forest Trails to follow with free map sheets. Great place for a stroll and a cream tea.
Whitby West Cliff Beach
Whitby
Whitby West Cliff Beach Blue Flag awarded sand beach with excellent fossil hunting prospects and plenty of local history.
Runswick Bay
Whitby
Runswick Bay A sheltered sand and rock beach with the only safe swimming in the area. Very good for beach combing and fossil hunting. Quality Coast Award winner.
Scarborough Donkey Rides
Scarborough
Scarborough Donkey Rides The adorable collection of well behaved and well loved animals all wear their names proudly on their harnesses to help kids choose their favourite and clearly enjoy taking equally well behaved children for gentle little jaunts across the sand.
Filey Beach
Filey
Filey Beach offers a 5 mile stretch of clean, sandy, award winning beaches for traditional family beach days.
Terror Tower
Scarborough
Terror Tower This one is only for the big and brave ones and we MEAN it! Visit 11 interactive scenes from serious horror flicks with various special effects combined to make one extremely haunted house. Don't say we didn't warn you!
The Dracula Experience
Whitby
The Dracula Experience Offers an entertaining tour through the Dracula story and it's connection to Whitby, using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe
Harrogate
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe A fun and creative ceramics cafe in Harrogate. Paint your own pottery, enjoy a cuppa and browse our lovely range of gifts and cards. Suitable for all ages. Book to avoid disappointment.
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe
Whitby
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe Whatever your age or artistic ability, you can create something unique to treasure for ever at Doodlepots. Choose an item to paint from our wide range of plain ceramics - you’ll find there’s something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio
York
Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio - is a well established paint your own pottery studio situated in the heart of York ( 2 mins walk from the minster!). Children of all ages can pop in to paint for a fun and creative experience. Whether youâd like to paint a frog, a gnome or a plant pot for grandad, we will have something for you!
Fired Art Ceramic Studio
York
Fired Art Ceramic Studio is a paint your own pottery studio based in the historic market town of Pocklington, situated only 20 minutes from the City Walls of York. Something for every age from pottery painting, clay building or throwing a pot on a potters wheel to decopatch, art clubs and much more!
Make N Take Ceramics
York
Make N Take Ceramics Make N Take Ceramics offers your chance to get creative with clay, making your own masterpieces or simply having a play with clay with dedicated kids sessions on Saturdays and in the school holidays.
Pots and Whatnots
York
Pots and Whatnots is a pottery painting studio and gift shop, giving you the opportunity to paint your own piece of pottery using the extensive range of paints and tools provided! Plus selling lovely Fair Trade items.
The Forbidden Corner
Coverham
The Forbidden Corner Find the hidden temple Indiana Jones would feel at home in the Forbidden Corner, an extraordinary folly in North Yorkshire. Statues blink at you, paths lead nowhere, skeletons lurk in underground chambers and a temple hides behind artful landscaping. Your job is to work your way through the maze. Unique, and...
Newby Hall Adventure Garden
Ripon
Newby Hall Adventure Garden A paddling pool, sandpit and swings for toddlers through to climbing frames and bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats for the older children. And of course, Newby's famous Miniature Railway is for children of all ages including yours!
Go Ape Forest Segway
Pickering
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Dalby Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Stockeld Park
Harrogate
Stockeld Park Stockeld Park is home to a beautiful Enchanted Forest, a HUGE maze, ice/roller rink (depending on the season) and much much more! Experience the magical adventure for yourself.
Redcar Beacon
Guisborough
Redcar Beacon Offers visitors the chance to enjoy 360 degree views of Redcar seafront from 80ft up. Lift available, open roof terrace topped.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre
Scarborough
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre Husky Centre where you can meet huskies, take them for walks and from October to end of March, book Pesky Husky Trekking with expert instruction on a purpose built circuit and learn about the breeds history.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Indoor Play Areas in North Yorkshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in North Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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