Yorkshire Wildlife Park (4 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
Tropical Butterfly House (12 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Ponderosa (25 miles)
Children of all ages and abilities from severely disabled to able bodied can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities together. Huge selection of activities includes rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas!
Roundhay Tropical World (27 miles)
Roundhay Tropical World
Tropical World at Roundhay Park Leeds is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens.
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (33 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.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (33 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
offer a weird and exciting mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, creepy petrifying well, shiny gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (34 miles)
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park
From the giant otter to polecats and free-roaming deer, there's something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. In beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, home to four species of otter, owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats, sika and...
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (36 miles)
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park
Come along and enjoy flying displays, tropical butterflies, snakes and reptiles, watch the wolves and big cats being fed and much more! Plus play area for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups. Ahhh!
The Deep (36 miles)
Discover the dramatic story of the world's oceans at Hull's award winning aquarium, which blends stunning marine life, fun interactive and audio-visual presentations. It's home to over 6,500 animals including spectacular sharks and rays!
York Bird of Prey Centre (39 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.
SMJ Falconry (40 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.
Donkey Sanctuary (42 miles)
Visit rescued donkeys in their dotage and explore with the kids the significance of treating animals with respect and kindness. Animal contact, visitor centre, nature walks and cycle routes also available.
The Jungle Zoo (46 miles)
The Jungle Zoo
Centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature. The outside exhibits include capuchin monkeys, meerkats, ring tailed lemur and more!
Talon Falconry (49 miles)
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.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (50 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.
Sea Life Manchester (50 miles)
Sea Life Manchester
An amazing aquatic array of curious creatures, plus interactive touch pool and 3D interactive claw, Europe's first Sea Bed Walk and the chance to feed a giant turtle!
Bridlington Bird of Prey and Animal Park (52 miles)
Bridlington Bird of Prey and Animal Park
is an Award Winning Family Owned Businesses. We offer Party Time with Rodney Rooster and Danny Donkey, Small Animal Holding, Pig Racing, Children's play village, Trim Trail, Kids Clubs and lots of furry friends to meet including Meerkats, Wallabys, Alpacas and lots more!
Falconry UK (52 miles)
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.
Donna Nook Nature Reserve (52 miles)
Donna Nook Nature Reserve
Visit the thriving colony of grey seals on the Lincolnshire coast, plus number of different habitats to explore and plenty of other wildlife to discover too with differing season delights!
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (52 miles)
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.
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (55 miles)
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats
Hands-on family wildlife experience with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, llama, pygmy goats and 2 new white donkeys, set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland with one of the country's finest collection of trees and shrubs. Plus children's playground!
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary (58 miles)
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary
A visit here offers a unique nature experience. Walk through two acres of sand dunes only fifty metres from the sea and gain first hand experience of some of the county's most stunning wildlife.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (59 miles)
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park
Grab the kids and come and discover this special
mix of animals, exotic birds, gardens and wild nature! Don't miss the Mini Beast Mansion and Wormworld!
Monkey Forest (59 miles)
Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Shepherds Place Farm (12 miles)
Shepherds Place Farm
Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas, including goats, pigs, llamas, rheas, tortoises, and more! Play area with sandpit, and supersized bouncy castle!
Aston Springs Farm (14 miles)
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.
Wigfield Farm (15 miles)
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.
Cannon Hall Farm (19 miles)
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.
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Family friendly museum that tells the story of the Doncaster area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day, fun and informative events throughout the year. Interactive exihibits, dressing up, and giant chess! Free to visit.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (< 1 mile)
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. You can even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
Cusworth Hall and Park (2 miles)
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. Free to visit.
Clifton Park Museum (11 miles)
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.
The Trolleybus Museum (11 miles)
The Trolleybus Museum
is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era. Rides and seasonal fun available too, if you can catch them open!
Magna Science Adventure Centre (13 miles)
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.
Experience Barnsley (15 miles)
Discover the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people at this great museum and Discovery Centre that is free to visit. Hands on and interactive exhibits to enjoy, plus a Visitor Centre and a café.
Kelham Island Museum (17 miles)
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!
Millennium Gallery (17 miles)
See some of the unique heritage of Sheffield, including metalwork, plus a great variety of contemporary design and art exhibitions. Different events and temporary exhibits throughout the year. Free to visit.
Graves Gallery (17 miles)
Visit the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection and enjoy the city’s art in a peaceful haven away from the noise of the city. 8 galleries to explore. Great programme of temporary exhibitions. Free to visit.
Milllenium Gallery Sheffield (17 miles)
Milllenium Gallery Sheffield
A world class Metalwork Collection backed up by special exhibitions and a handy set of activity boxes to help explain it to kids! Host to regularly changing exhibitions on the local area plus a permanent collection including natural history.
Weston Park Museum (18 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!
Cannon Hall Museum (19 miles)
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.
Weston Park (21 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.
Maltby Swimming Centre (7 miles)
Maltby Swimming Centre
Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. There are lessons available plus some dry side fun too like a small kids' adventure play area.
Rotherham Leisure Complex (11 miles)
Rotherham Leisure Complex
Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
Metrodome Leisure Complex (14 miles)
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.
Ponds Forge (17 miles)
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!
Millhouses Park (20 miles)
13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play, Skate Park, Boating Lake, plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around. Open all year and free to visit.
The Cheswold (1 miles)
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.
Time2Play (2 miles)
Play centre with a range of soft play equipment suitable for babies, toddlers, and older children. Café with plenty of seating. A number of party packages available, including exclusive hire. Seasonal events and after school specials throughout the year.
Astrabound Play Centre (2 miles)
Astrabound Play Centre
is packed to the rafters with fun and adventurous activities for children up to 12 years. There are 4 huge and exciting areas for different ages to explore and enjoy. Will you brave the 6 metre daredevil drop slide? Why not race your friends down the 4 lane Astra slide?
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Doncaster 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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