Woodford Leisure Centre (22 miles)
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.
Grimsby Swimming Pool (37 miles)
Grimsby Swimming Pool
Main and teaching pools plus Diving Bay with a 1m spring board and 3m stage and inflatable slide open during fun sessions.
Cleethorpes Leisure Centre (37 miles)
Cleethorpes Leisure Centre
Recently refurbished swimming and leisure swim facilities including 25m fitness pool with flume, waves and beach entry.
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool (37 miles)
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool
20m heated outdoor pool open daily between mid June and early September. Mix of Fun Sessions and Adults only sessions. Basic facilities, but clean and tidy. More charming than an indoor pool, plus there’s a play park next door!
The Pods (40 miles)
offers an 8 lane, 25 metre swimming pool with teaching pool and family fun sessions! FunSplash session sees aquatic toys and novelty floats thrown into the mix!
Knaresborough Pool (52 miles)
Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Meridian Leisure Centre (53 miles)
Meridian Leisure Centre
Fun leisure Pool with ‘Discovery’ Galleon Pirate Ship and a thrilling flume for adults and children over 1m tall. Plus indoor and outdoor play equipment.
The Hydro (56 miles)
Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Splash (56 miles)
The complex includes a 25 metre pool with wave machine and water slides: one suitable for small kids and a faster one for big jobs with a big splash down ending! Loads of other things to do dry side too with pre booking.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (57 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.
Mill House Leisure Centre (59 miles)
Mill House Leisure Centre
Offers a range of activities and facilites including swimming pools including diving area with 1m and 3m spring board and 5m platform.
Yarborough Leisure Centre (59 miles)
Yarborough Leisure Centre
Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and many other activities on site besides, some of which may need pre-booking.
Flamingo Land (27 miles)
375 acres of wild family fun. There are many white knuckle thrillers including Kumali, a suspended looping rollercoaster, rides for younger children, family shows and an extensive zoo, home to many rare and exotic species such as giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lions.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (11 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (18 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
has an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor displays including otters, penguins and seals! New for 2015: Penguin Island! Waddle side by side with their large colony of adorable Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home.
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (33 miles)
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.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (38 miles)
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.
York Bird of Prey Centre (40 miles)
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.
Playdale Farm Park (13 miles)
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
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (17 miles)
Piglets Adventure Farm Park (34 miles)
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.
York Maze (34 miles)
is a seasonal family attraction, with mazes galore, sand and water play, slides, rides, shows, games, petting farm, pig racing, fantastic food and great gifts. It's a great day out for the whole family July through September!
Rotunda Museum (16 miles)
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...
Eden Camp (24 miles)
Award winning museum, housed in an original POW camp, and experience the sights, sounds, and even smells of WWII. See the most comprehensive display of British WWII history in the world, and also cover WWI. and post 1945 conflicts.
Beck Isle Museum (27 miles)
Beck Isle Museum
Museum in the small market town of Pickering, with an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area plus 27 themed rooms.
Old Coastguard Station (28 miles)
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.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (33 miles)
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.
Whitby Museum (33 miles)
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.
Ryedale Folk Museum (33 miles)
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 Air Museum (33 miles)
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.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming (34 miles)
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
16 acres of parkland dedicated to Yorkshire's farming past, includes livestock pens with lots of animals, adventure playground, toy tractors, and more! Museum displays include child friendly interactives. Costumed interpreters are on site daily in the summer holidays.
Museum of Victorian Science (35 miles)
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.
DIG (37 miles)
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!
York Castle Museum (37 miles)
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!
Yorks Chocolate Story (37 miles)
Yorks Chocolate Story
Includes a tour, a tasting, museum, demonstrations and a virtual chocolate factory. With new Chocolate Making Station in the Factory Zone!
Barley Hall (37 miles)
See the sights, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England, in a stunning house that has been beautifully restored. Interactive and hands on displays, plus a “Horrid History” exhibition.
Yorkshire Museum (37 miles)
With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
National Railway Museum (38 miles)
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.
Mini Monsterz Scarborough (14 miles)
Mini Monsterz Scarborough
is an Indoor Soft Play Area for ages 0 to 16 with adult entry also permitted. We have separate Baby, Toddler and Junior area. A customer cafe is also available for food, drinks and snacks.
Little Monkeys (24 miles)
With 2 massive climbing mazes for the Juniors plus a multi sports court, a whole separate play structure just for under 4s and highlights like dark maze, boulder run and piranha pool, it's hard to see how you can go wrong with this place!
Captain Barneys (25 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
Mini Monsterz (32 miles)
Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite (37 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends (37 miles)
The Scarborough Fair Collection (12 miles)
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.
Scarborough Castle (17 miles)
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 (26 miles)
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.
Castle Howard (29 miles)
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.
Whitby Abbey (33 miles)
Atmospheric ruined Abbey with a unique interactive visitor centre.
York Minster (37 miles)
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
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Bridlington 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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