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Family Days Out in South Yorkshire
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Metrodome Leisure Complex
Barnsley
Metrodome Leisure Complex Offering waves in theCalypso Cove lagoon pool, 3 great white knuckle rides and more slides for the young 'uns, plus leisure waters, toddler pool, play ship and BIG diving boards.
Maltby Swimming Centre
Rotherham
Maltby Swimming Centre Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Ponds Forge
Sheffield
Ponds Forge Come down and make a splash at Ponds Forge leisure pool! Whizz through the 2 flumes, float along the lazy river or jump through the big waves. There is also a smaller fun pool, for parent and toddler swimming!
Rotherham Leisure Complex
Rotherham
Rotherham Leisure Complex Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
Millhouses Park
Sheffield
Millhouses Park 13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Doncaster
Yorkshire Wildlife Park From Wallaby Walkabout to land of the Tigers and a brand new anteater all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a 100 sq m viewing platform where visitors come face to face with endangered leopards as they scale their 10m high climbing frames!
Tropical Butterfly House
Sheffield
Tropical Butterfly House Butterfly house, wildlife and falconry centre where you can wander amongst free-flying butterflies, birds and bats and free-roaming animals, getting up close with birds of prey, meercats, insects and with a sandpit, aerial glide and adventuire playground too.
Cannon Hall Farm
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Farm Family run farm attraction featuring hundreds of animals with lots of babies always on show. Spectacular new adventure playground opening Easter 2011. Farm Shop selling home produced beef, pork and lamb. Toy and gift shop. Don't miss our famous home made pies in the delicatessen and restaurant.
Wigfield Farm
Barnsley
Wigfield Farm is a working farm with lots of animals to see and feed. There are meerkats, donkeys, goats, cows, owls, pigs, sheep, chickens, ponies, alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodent room and an aquatics room. We have an outside play area, a cafe and gift shop.
Aston Springs Farm
Sheffield
Aston Springs Farm - is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Shepherds Place Farm
Doncaster
Shepherds Place Farm Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas with play area, sandpit and supersized bouncy castle.
Boston Park Farm Tearooms and Maize Maze
Doncaster
Boston Park Farm Tearooms and Maize Maze is a farm park with lots of lovely animals to feed and pet all year round. We have also have tearooms, indoor play areas for toddlers, outdoor play areas and a Maize Maze in the summer.
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Rotherham
Magna Science Adventure Centre Power your imagination at Magna; the UK's first Science Adventure Centre and explore the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. Home to 'Sci-Tek' the largest science and technology playground in Europe, and Aqua-Tek the UK's largest outdoor water play area.
Weston Park Museum
Sheffield
Weston Park Museum Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures will be...
Clifton Park Museum
Rotherham
Clifton Park Museum One of the most modern and user-friendly Museums in the country, the twice nominated Museum of the year features famous exhibits such as Nelson the Lion and the breath-taking Rhinoceros Vase. Plus Lion's Den children's play area.
Kelham Island Museum
Sheffield
Kelham Island Museum Immerse yourselves in the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and follow the growth of the city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the City of today and the world!
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Doncaster
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside - the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters and even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
Cannon Hall Museum
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Museum Country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life.
Experience Barnsley
Barnsley
Experience Barnsley Discovery the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people. Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits plus a visitors centre and cafe.
Cusworth Hall and Park
Doncaster
Cusworth Hall and Park A grade I listed country house and grounds open to the public with gardens, adventure playground, lakeland and open spaces as well as a house restored to the period and museum.
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Doncaster
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum and gallery with fun and informative events and activities, interactive exhibitions, dressing up and giant chess.
Camelot Play Castle
Rotherham
Camelot Play Castle Multi level castle themed adventure play structure with slides, ball pit, plus toddler zone party areas.
Playmania
Barnsley
Playmania is a multi level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party rooms, including a disco room.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller
Rotherham
Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play area too.
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre
Barnsley
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre Bright and colourful multi level childrens adventure softplay centre with 2 Bouncy Castles, 7 Slides, 3 Ball Pools and lots more!
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre
Sheffield
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre - indoor family entertainment centre for the under 12's (+5's for laser tag) combining fantastic imaginative children's play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating cafe, Massive indoor soft play equipment with slides, Ball pool, Sports court, car track, toddler's area, and laser Tag...
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre
Sheffield
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre are well known for our friendly atmosphere, relaxing environment and excellent facilities for both parents and their under 8s. It's a place where your cheeky monkeys can run wild!
Monkey Bizness
Sheffield
Monkey Bizness the premier family entertainment centre, where kids can be kidz. With separate play areas for 0 to 2, 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 year olds. The family entertainment centre has a huge triple pyramid design frame including our massive cannon arena featuring our new super canon.
Jungle Mania Play Centre
Sheffield
Jungle Mania Play Centre Jungle themed shenanigans with all the usual gubbins: slides and balls, bridges and tunnels, baby zone and toddler construction site, plus parties.
Runaround Play Centre
Sheffield
Runaround Play Centre A fantastic playcentre for kids complete with large play frame, 4 lane Astra Slide, Spiral Slide, Ball Cannons, Large Sports Arena, Traverse Climbing Wall and separate Toddlers Area with interactive touch screen TV and ball fountain.
Hullablloos
Sheffield
Hullablloos - Sheffield's premier kids indoor play centre with soft play areas, ball pools, slides, bridges and much more.
Ali Bongos
Mexborough
Ali Bongos Three levels, featuring slides, swings and cargo nets, Playstations, refurbished toddler zone and an outdoor activity area, there is enough to keep your little adventurers entertained safely for a few hours, while you relax next door.
The Play Arena
Sheffield
The Play Arena An exciting family entertainment centre with a wide range of activities which will appeal to the whole family, from babies to adults, whatever the weather. At 18,000 square feet the venue is the largest in Sheffield. There is both indoor and outdoor play equipment.
The Cheswold
Doncaster
The Cheswold Attached to a family oriented restaurant, this has a great little multi storey play area with a separate baby and toddler section. There are classic fun features like slides and ball pit in a safe, colourful environment.
The Play Pit
Doncaster
The Play Pit Multi level 'outdoors' themed indoor play facility, offering a soft obstacle adventure up above the parents' tables and featuring all the classics and a few surprises.
Hydra Kids
Sheffield
Hydra Kids 3 zones for differing age groups, each offering physical, mental and imaginative challenges with a high standard of classic adventure soft play equipment.
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre
Sheffield
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre Offers indoor and outdoor play with multi level play structures, interactive play features and classic activities from climbing and sliding to tunnelling through the ball pit. Dedicated baby area.
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre
Barnsley
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre This Fun Factory attached to The Meadows Brewers Fayre family friendly pub is a multi-level play space with adventure equipment, ball ponds and a toddler zone and can also be booked out for childrens parties.
Jungle Jyms Play Centre
Barnsley
Jungle Jyms Play Centre Play Centre with 2 level play structure, separate toddler and baby area and a pool table for older children too.
Time2Play
Doncaster
Time2Play Range of soft play equipment suitable for babies, toddlers and older children and a cafe.
Tiger Play
Sheffield
Tiger Play Play structures in Meadowhall Shopping Centre with three different sections - baby, toddler and multi-level junior play frame.
Treasure Island
Rotherham
Treasure Island Large play centre with dedicated area for babies and toddlers plus a three level play structure and sports court for older children.
Wacky Warehouse - Manor Farm
Doncaster
Wacky Warehouse - Manor Farm Loads of features for fun exercise laid out across several levels with a separate spot for the smalls. plus Tot Club and Arts and Crafts sessions.
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis
Rotherham
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis Kids up to 4ft9 welcome to rampage through the multi level adventure play zone, with a smaller safe play zone for the smaller folk. Crafts sessions and parties too.
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack
Rotherham
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack Multi level indoor adventure play zone with slides and balls, climbing and tunnels, dedicated tot zone and regular craft sessions. All attached to a family restaurant.
Castaways Cove
Sheffield
Castaways Cove Spread over 7500 sq ft with separate zones to discover and a multi level soft play climbing cage, themed on a large sailing vessel with huge cascading sales filling the roof space!
Hullaballoos Indoor Play Centre
Sheffield
Hullaballoos Indoor Play Centre Indoor play centre with 3 tier play frame, soft play, ball pools, slide, and bridges. Hullaballoos caters for toddlers, infants and juniors to have fun!
Kidz Krazy House Limited
Sheffield
Kidz Krazy House Limited 8000 square foot of play adventure with a two level play frame, lots of soft play blocks to build into dens and climb over, a cafe and parties.
Playtime
Sheffield
Playtime Play centre with a 3 tier play structure, slides, a spooky maze, ball pools and an indoor bouncy castle plus a cafe and exclusive parties a speciality.
Tots to Tens Play Centre
Sheffield
Tots to Tens Play Centre Hide in the ball pool, crawl through the tunnels, build castles with the bricks, whiz down the slide, and find the secret dark room. There is something for everyone at Tots to Tens.
Blue-John Cavern and Mine
Hope Valley
Blue-John Cavern and Mine Steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted through the cave system at short regular intervals. Each tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour during which time a series of magnificent natural water-worn caverns are seen.
Conisbrough Castle
Doncaster
Conisbrough Castle Kids love castles, and even though it is mostly ruins, Conisbrough Castle has a 90ft-high great white circular keep with six buttresses is the oldest surving of its type in England. CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT until April 2014.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Doncaster
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Bring the kids along for a great day out at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. With a hands-on resources areas and a great new family friendly exhibition there is more than enough to keep them occupied!
Elsecar Heritage Centre
Barnsley
Elsecar Heritage Centre Heritage centre with a range of craft workshops, tea-rooms, special events for children, school holiday activities, Playmania indoor activity and party zone centre, Steam Railway, Collection of old fire engines and Elsecar Park as well!
Boston Castle and Park
Rotherham
Boston Castle and Park Enjoy a day out at Boston Castle and Park. This family friendly venue has lots to offer for children. Daily activities include a craft activity cart, dressing up, jigsaws and trails.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Sheffield
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Complete the activity trail to catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Also close by is Abbeydale Miniature Railway.
Ski Village Sheffield
Sheffield
Ski Village Sheffield Closed until further notice due to a fire
Doncaster Dome
Doncaster
Doncaster Dome A tropical world of exotic plants and lagoons and an alpine world of snow and ice. From the steamy Oasis to the bright lights of the Sundeck, through the fun packed Main Hall. The world within The Dome is waiting to be explored, adventure in to the world of Leisure. The place to go ice skating in Yorkshire.
Ice Sheffield National Ice Centre
Sheffield
Ice Sheffield National Ice Centre Offering recreational skating, learn to skate sessions, children's birthday parties and ice disco sessions.
Simply Skate
Rotherham
Simply Skate Public and inline skating rinks, bouncy castle, cafe and more.
Skate Central of Sheffield
Sheffield
Skate Central of Sheffield Why not go and visit the rink that still maintains good old-fashioned family values? Varied sessions, extra sessions during school holidays.
The Climbing Works
Sheffield
The Climbing Works Europe's biggest and best dedicated bouldering centre with a dedicated kid's bouldering facility called The Mini Works. Climbing classes for children, beginners and improvers. Good idea if you're looking for fun family days out in S.Yorkshire.
High Sports Rotherham
Rotherham
High Sports Rotherham Indoor Climbing Centre with opportunities for the smaller climber - ring for more details. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with children
The Edge Climbing Centre
Sheffield
The Edge Climbing Centre An ideal way to get children interested in an adventure sport and a great and exciting way to exercise with the family. It's all set in a friendly environment and there is something for everyone from 7 years and up.
Foundry Climbing
Sheffield
Foundry Climbing Regular clubs for children and adults offering instruction in indoor climbing. Also birthday parties, taster sessions and school/youth groups.
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre
Sheffield
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre Why crawl when you can climb? Whether it's your first visit or you're at competition standard we'll have something for you. 14 years of climbing wall experience have gone into AWCC Sheffield. We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to seeing you on a regular basis.
The House Skatepark
Sheffield
The House Skatepark A great facility for skating only, no bikes, with classic features to train on and its all wood floors, so no concrete scars! If you're under 12 you will need an adult to stay with you.
Quasar Sheffield
Sheffield
Quasar Sheffield Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
Aerial Extreme Sheffield
Sheffield
Aerial Extreme Sheffield 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!
Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
Doncaster
Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre Facility for outdoor enthusiasts and novices alike offering a range of water-based and land-based activities for all ages and abilities.
Lock N Load
Rotherham
Lock N Load Indoor laser combat themed arena. Using the latest red dot scope technology you can have a go at a real life combat experience.
Doncaster Superbowl
Doncaster
Doncaster Superbowl Kids love bowling and where better than the fun, family friendly and independent Superbowl! Gutter guards and ramps available for young ones.
Hollywood Bowl Sheffield
Sheffield
Hollywood Bowl Sheffield Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Barnsley Bowl
Barnsley
Barnsley Bowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and ramps for the kids to give them a chance! Great family activity, especially when it's wet!
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham
Rotherham
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham With classic tenpin bowling, arcade games and fruit machines for adults and kids, why not come and enjoy a thrilling family day out.
Fastlane Bowl
Sheffield
Fastlane Bowl Eleven lane bowling centre with a licensed bar and food served all day.
1st Bowl Sheffield
Sheffield
1st Bowl Sheffield Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Metrodome Bowling
Barnsley
Metrodome Bowling State of the art bowling facility also featuring innovative disco lights, smoke machines and top of the range themed bowling games.
Avago Karting Swinton
Mexborough
Avago Karting Swinton This is an Indoor circuit with an overall length of 300 metres. They have junior and cadet driving options for younger karters and a thrilling track which includes a bridge and flyover! For over 8s.
Parkwood Karting
Sheffield
Parkwood Karting Junior karting is ideal for children aged 8 years or older looking to get started in karting or progress their racing skills. They give tuition to new drivers to ensure they drive safely and correctly.
Tyke Racing
Barnsley
Tyke Racing is a leading outdoor go-kart track for 6 year olds upwards (height restrictions apply) with the world’s first electric lithium powered cadet karts. The purpose built track offers the ultimate racing excitement with an onsite hospitality suite.
York Treasure Trail
York
York Treasure Trail The regional detective Willie Solvit, is baffled by the death of novice campanologist, Terry Bell. There had been some anonymous complaints made to the police about loud, out of tune bell ringing during the hours of darkness. Help Willie solve the clues, and you could win a cash prize.
Curious About Sheffield
Sheffield
Curious About Sheffield is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this historic ‘steel’ city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Rother Valley Country Park
Sheffield
Rother Valley Country Park Country Park with land and water activities for all ages and abilities. Events all year. Activity centre offering; family rowing and pedal boats, water zorbing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes, single scull rowing boats, cycle hire and archery for groups. For refreshments bring your own picnic, eat in the cafe...
Clifton Park
Rotherham
Clifton Park Lovely green space with several adventure play areas, crazy golf and a mini funfair! Also has tennis courts and bowling greens available for you to hire, plus a seasonal water play area.
Graves Park
Sheffield
Graves Park Something for everyone including ancient woodland, playgrounds, sports fields, cafe, tennis courts, lakes, golf course and a cricket oval. Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm, home to Highland Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs, Deer, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Chinchillas and more.
Wentworth Castle Gardens
Barnsley
Wentworth Castle Gardens is a large country estate with beautiful gardens, deer park and visitor centre. With family friendly tea rooms, large play area and year round programme of events, we are the day out on your doorstep.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park
Barnsley
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park See the flour milling process within the 17th and 19th century buildings using a water powered old mill and enjoy this country park with circular walks.
Locke Park
Barnsley
Locke Park Popular park with a play area for children up to 10 years old, a sand pit, paddling pool, cafe, bowling green, tennis courts, lots of green areas for picnicking or ball games as well as gardens and greenhouses.
Sandall Beat Wood
Doncaster
Sandall Beat Wood Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground, and visitors centre.
Endcliffe Park
Sheffield
Endcliffe Park 15 hectares of open space, woodland, ponds and river with a large play park to boot make this a popular family day out.
Norfolk Heritage Park
Sheffield
Norfolk Heritage Park 30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Highfield Adventure Playground
Sheffield
Highfield Adventure Playground is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
Penistone Paramount
Penistone
Penistone Paramount Old style cinema offering film, live theatre and organ recital performances in a varying showcase which includes a great deal suited to children and families.
Planet Pot
Sheffield
Planet Pot Pottery painting for both children and adults. Come and paint from our great selection from Cup Cakes to Plates, Egg Cups to cereal bowls. You can bring your own food or enjoy some of the buns and hot drinks we have on offer.
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe
Sheffield
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe is a bright and airy paint your own pottery studio in Sheffield. We have lots of great gadgets and tools, and friendly, helpful staff to make creating your own ceramic masterpiece easy! We have also been told we serve the best hot chocolate ever!
Studio 62 - Paint a Pot
Rotherham
Studio 62 - Paint a Pot Paint a pot and photography studio based on the outskirts of Parkgate retail world with an extensive range of pots for both adults and children and a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Fired Arts Craft Cafe
Sheffield
Fired Arts Craft Cafe Paint a pot, make a mosaic or decorate using Decopatch ... if you fancy getting all creative and crafty, this could be for you.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks in South 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 South Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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