Sportsman Inn and Leisure (6 miles)
Sportsman Inn and Leisure
Their slope is covered in a highly advanced material called Snowflex that provides an as close to snow experience as you will get. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and a great indoor play area to dry off and warm up in!
SNO!zone (18 miles)
- home to the UK's longest REAL snow slope, so you can get a kick out of real snow all year round. There is a main slope for experienced slope users and a dedicated lesson slope for beginners or you can try tobogganing with family and friends.
Ski Rossendale (23 miles)
Dry Ski Slope offering skiing and snow boarding session and lessons for all ages and ability levels. Kids' Club held every Saturday morning, with classes for 2 different age groups. A great outdoor activity for all the family to enjoy!
Chill Factore (34 miles)
brings the complete Alpine ski village experience to the UK for the first time. It's fun for all the family, whether skiing, snowboarding, or enjoying the other snow activities available like playing in the Snow Park!
Runcorn Ski Centre (52 miles)
Runcorn Ski Centre
A small outdoor dry ski run, with 90m, 40m, and 30m slopes with 3 lifts servicing, also offering lessons.
Kidsgrove Ski Centre (54 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Kidsgrove Ski Centre
Offering skiers from age 5 friendly lessons in the basics, moving on to Improver lessons and open access sessions. Easy to pick up with the help on hand, this could be the beginning of a lifelong hobby!
Stoke Ski Centre (56 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Stoke Ski Centre
Comprehensive ski and snowboard facilities with lessons pre-bookable for beginners over 4, open ski and race days for those who know what they're doing plus tubing and bum boarding for all! Whee!
Ponderosa (7 miles)
Disabled and disadvantaged children of all ages can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. Huge selection of activities available involving rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas.
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (7 miles)
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience
is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where families can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere to explore. Plus adventure playground.
SMJ Falconry (9 miles)
A Bird of Prey centre with loads of owls, kestrels, falcons, hawks plus an eagle and a clever raven! Experience Days, Hawk Walks, Owl Encounters and Birthday Parties available. All give you a chance for a personal first hand experience.
Roundhay Tropical World (11 miles)
Roundhay Tropical World
is home to a number of animals, including; crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous meerkat family! There is also a bird collection that includes rare species. The attraction is just three miles north of the city centre.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (8 miles)
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
is a city farm near Leeds city centre with farm animals, farm shop, cafe and a play area. There are gardens, wildlife habitats, woodland walks and a bird hide.
Charlottes (10 miles)
Farm and ice-cream parlour with giant inflatable slide, tractor rides, crazy golf, adventure playground, animals, and small indoor under 3s soft play area.
Swithens Farm and Play Barn (12 miles)
Swithens Farm and Play Barn
Farm site where you can meet and feed the animals, play in the indoor play barn with its 2-level play structure and separate toddler area and enjoy the cafe and farm shop too.
National Media Museum (< 1 mile)
National Media Museum
An exciting centre in the heart of the north devoted to film, photography, television, radio and the web. Imax theatre also on site.
Bradford Industrial Museum (2 miles)
Bradford Industrial Museum
Museum on the site of a former Worsted Mill complete with mill managers house and several millworker’s terraces. Exhibitions include working textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing, and motor vehicles, plus a number of temporary exhibitions. Free to visit.
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (6 miles)
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
Free to visit museum housed in a Gothic mansion set in 36 acres of parkland and woodland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and lots to see inside too.
Abbey House Museum (6 miles)
Abbey House Museum
Where you can experience the sights and sounds of life in Victorian Leeds in the year 1880! A journey through the carefully recreated streets and houses of Abbey House Museum is a great day out for all the family.
Eureka! Childrens Museum (6 miles)
Eureka! Childrens Museum
Great interactive children's museum, where children play to learn, and grown ups learn to play! Hundreds of hands on exhibits, plus a play area and wonderwalk to follow outside. Plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (7 miles)
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
Armley Mills now houses the Leeds Industrial collections, including trains and old TV cameras as well as the looms and mules involved in the weaving process and the smallest working 1920s cinema in the world.
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (8 miles)
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park
Learn the local history of the area within a museum housed in a restored mansion full of interesting items. Set within a park that includes an ornamental lake, walled wildlife garden, and an adventure playground. Free to visit.
Leeds City Museum (8 miles)
Leeds City Museum
offers an exciting and fun day out for visitors of all ages. Showcasing hands on exhibitions, displays, interactive games and video displays, the museum is a great cultural addition to the heart of Leeds.
Bronte Parsonage Museum (9 miles)
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Museum in a homely Georgian house in which the Bronte sisters lived. The rooms are filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions with plenty to see. Vibrant programme of events and creative days throughout the year.
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum (9 miles)
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum
Park and Museum with something for everyone, whether you want to browse the various displays indoors or enjoy a relaxing stroll around the attractive grounds and take your children to run off some energy in the play area.
Thackray Museum (10 miles)
One to plan carefully! The fantastic Life Zone exhibit is great for kids over 4, but the rest bears careful consideration, as medical history is actually pretty harrowing! There are routes around the upsetting stuff however; details within listing.
Ilkley Toy Museum (10 miles)
Ilkley Toy Museum
The many exhibits feature dolls, dolls houses, teddy bears, tin plate toys, lead figures and a selection of games together with wooden and paper toys dating from 350BC to the present day. Please note weekends only.
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum (10 miles)
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum
Located on an island surrounded by river and canal this museum offers you beautiful surroundings plus a working watermill museum and Georgian House to explore. See the waterwheels in action on a tour led by a knowledgeable guide.
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park (10 miles)
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park
Visit Huddersfield’s history book, a great free museum with a unique collection to disover with interactive exhibits and a children’s activity corner. Set in cosy parkland with playground, skate park, tennis courts, and lovely spaces for picnics and games.
Colne Valley Museum (11 miles)
Colne Valley Museum
Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms to delve into textile history, plus a Children's Corner is tucked away in the Exhibition Room of the museum, with a variety of activities and traditional toys to occupy younger children.
National Coal Mining Museum (11 miles)
National Coal Mining Museum
Go on an adventure 140m underground, go wild on the Nature Trail, explore the Galleries and meet our ponies â family fun for FREE!
Wakefield Museum (12 miles)
Explore the history and achievements of the region plus stand on the back of a fierce (if now stuffed) caiman crocodile in the gallery dedicated to local explorer Charles Waterton.
The Hepworth Wakefield (13 miles)
The Hepworth Wakefield
Over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield makes a gallery trip fun for children and grown-ups alike, with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities.
Weston Park Museum (30 miles)
Weston Park Museum
Extensive collections of all kinds with nice touches to welcome the kids like Activity Cart with quiz sheets and toys; regular Creation Station sessions and 4 differently themed trails to follow outside. Loads to see, loads to do. Bring everyone!
Weston Park (31 miles)
A family friendly museum where kids are free to roam. Explore trail for under 4s plus Family Trails available. Special events and creative activities held each month. Free to visit.
Richard Dunn Sports Centre (2 miles)
Richard Dunn Sports Centre
Indoor leisure pool with black hole waterslide and tyre ride. Also features a kids' gym designed for fun exercise for 8 to 15 years olds.
Eccleshill Pool (3 miles)
Featuring a 20m water slide, diving board, dedicated under 8s' and family sessions plus main pool and learner pool too of course, with swimming lessons available. In summary? WooHoo: water slide!
Shipley Pool (3 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Halifax Swimming Pool (7 miles)
Halifax Swimming Pool
25 metre swimming pool, with separate teaching pool and diving facilities. Comprehensive Learn to Swim programme, plus Lifesaving, Competitive Swimming Training, Diving and Synchronised Swimming lessons available.
The Leisure Centre, Keighley (8 miles)
The Leisure Centre, Keighley
Large sports facility with a pool, 40m waterside into a plunge pool, a separate learner pool and a fitness centre. SHOKK gym for kids, plus table tennis, badminton, and squash. Parties catered for.
Dewsbury Sports Centre (9 miles)
Dewsbury Sports Centre
Sports centre with Main pool and Small pool, plus a 45m flume. Wide variety of different swim sessions available at different times. Loads of other activities available for kids including Judo, Gymnastics, Archery, Trampolines, and more!
Ilkley Pool and Lido (10 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (20 miles)
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld
Bringing the seaside to Yorkshire! Here you will find lakes with pedalos and sandy beaches, plus an outdoor adventure playground suitable for children of all ages. Park free to visit, small fee for kids to visit Playworld.
Funsters Childrens Play (1 miles)
Funsters Childrens Play
A really big soft play area with loads of fun adventure equipment for under 10s including all the favourites like slides and climbing, plus excellent toddler zone with physical and role play equipment. Good disabled access.
Buzy Bs (2 miles)
is an indoor play centre with extensive climbing frames including slides, ball pools, climbing walls and more. We also have free WiFi and a cafe for parents.
Megaplay (2 miles)
Huge main play structure with modern versions of the classics, from 4 lane astra slide, 4m drop slide, spiral tube slide and zip wire, to super power ball cannons and much more. Plus separate dedicated area for toddlers and babies.
Monster Fun (2 miles)
Multi level monster themed adventure play with all the classic features and some modern twists, plus dedicated toddler zone.
Geronimos (3 miles)
9,000sq ft of exciting Soft Play with 3 level play frame and separate area for toddlers. Features include cargo nets, climbing frames, slides, and much more! Parties catered for. Large café with plenty of seating.
Little Daisys (3 miles)
is an indoor play and party venue designed exclusively for under 5's in the heart of Shipley incorporating an exquisite coffee house and serving delicious hot and cold food.
Sunnybank Play Park (3 miles)
Sunnybank Play Park
Indoor soft play and party place for children up to the age of 11 with a multilevel play frame, cafe and offering parties.
Fuzzy Eds George and Dragon (3 miles)
Fuzzy Eds George and Dragon
Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features, plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Bradford 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 West Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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