Cosmic Golf at Xplore (8 miles)
Cosmic Golf at Xplore
2 heavily themed courses brought to life with ultra-violet light, strange sounds and special effects.
Xscape Yorkshire (8 miles)
Offering a real wave simulating surf venue, 14 screen Cineworld Cinema, kids' soft play and party centre, climbing wall, aerial assault course, cosmic golf, laser games, 20 lane bowling and huge indoor real snow slope!
Pirate Island Adventure Golf (8 miles)
Pirate Island Adventure Golf
is swashbuckling fun everyone, from young scallywags to old seadogs! The biggest and best adventure golf in Yorkshire, Pirate Island has two courses to tackle, each festooned with obstacles including a giant octopus, crocodiles, grog barrels and the Buccaneers’ Jail.
Shibden Hall (13 miles)
90 acres of parkland with attractions including woodland, walks, playground, an orienteering course, children's rides, miniature railway, pitch and putt and a boating lake. The Hall itself offers visitors a fascinating history of it's wealthy owners.
Stockeld Park (16 miles)
Yorkshires brand new and original family day out - The Summer Adventure - is now open! Explore, climb and discover new adventure playground areas in our Enchanted Forest including Tangle Tree Climb, Woodsands Cove, Tepee Encampment, alongside go karts, electric scooters, retro roller rink, Inflatable Zone and...
Stonerig Raceway (25 miles)
is a scalextric Attraction that has 7 large themed tracks you can race round each track offers different challenges. All the tracks are computerized with great features like F1 starting grid, recorded speed, and lap counting false start detection; there is plenty to keep you entertained.
Newby Hall Adventure Garden (27 miles)
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!
Manchester City FC Experience (32 miles)
Manchester City FC Experience
combines the rich sporting history of Manchester City Football Club with a 90 minute tour of the awe inspiring City of Manchester Stadium.
LomoWall Manchester (33 miles)
An actual physical wall, covered by thousands of snap shot-sized analogue photos, which when viewed from afar forms a fascinating mosaic artwork in its own right.
Oswaldtwistle Mills (35 miles)
is home to a host of popular attractions for people of all ages! See inside for more details - great place to visit if you are looking for family days out in Lancashire.
BBC Tour at MediaCityUK (35 miles)
BBC Tour at MediaCityUK
Kids can tour the halls behind their favourite shows, plus they have the chance to take part in their own television production in their interactive studio.
CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK (35 miles)
CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK
Kids age between 6 and 11 years can tour the halls behind their favourite shows, plus they have the chance to take part in their own television production in their interactive studio.
Wellybobs (37 miles)
Wildlife, arts and crafts, sing alongs, Ladybug garden, adventure playground with zippy swing: a really good range.
Laser Quest (38 miles)
Laser Quest is the world's best known and most exciting brand of Laser Tag game. Plus Laser Matrix and The Rock climbing facility.
The Forbidden Corner (41 miles)
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...
Sherwood Forest Fun Park (41 miles)
Sherwood Forest Fun Park
A family operated children's fair located in Sherwood Country Park with plenty for the small and mid range kids to play on from the caterpillar roller coaster and the ghost train to the classic tea cup ride and big slide.
Go Ape Forest Segway (43 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Sherwood Pines. 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.
Wheelgate Adventure Park (47 miles)
Wheelgate Adventure Park
A land of thrilling rides and the terrific Splashland, amazing attractions and exhilarating activities are waiting to be discovered. From the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster and challenging Mini Diggers, to the indoor soft play Pirate Ship and Tropical House the fun is endless!
Alcumlow Hall Farm (50 miles)
Alcumlow Hall Farm
Adventure playground, quad and pod ride, with lots of curio and craft shops to explore, plus a pottery studio, toy shop and ice cream parlour.
Go Ape Forest Segway (52 miles)
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.
Blakemere Village (55 miles)
Lots to do - playbarn, candle making or pot making and painting - plus free outdoor adventure play - plus shopping opportunities for the parents!
John Bull World of Rock (57 miles)
John Bull World of Rock
Go on a factory tour and see how rock, sweets, biscuits and chocolates are made at this working factory. The factory tour is self guided so you can spend as long as you like viewing the factory production areas. Rock rolling or chocolate lolly making activities available.
Go Ape Forest Segway (58 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Delamere Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a totally unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Park Rose Village (58 miles)
Park Rose Village
Featuring an indoor adventure play barn with tractor rides, swing ropes, drop dunk, football challenge. Outside is the Mini town with mini houses, school, tea room, post office, lego shop, jail etc. Plus F1 Racing cars, Crazy golf and a real 28ft fishing boat!
The Wragby Maze (59 miles)
The Wragby Maze
A maze of multicursal design plus regular events and fun and games on offer. The picnic areas and elevated walkways help fill out the afternoon.
Ponderosa (5 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.
Roundhay Tropical World (8 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.
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (13 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.
Swithens Farm and Play Barn (3 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.
Charlottes (7 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.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (7 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.
Wakefield Museum (3 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 (4 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.
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum (4 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.
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (4 miles)
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
Museum set in 36 acres of parkland and woodland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and lots to see inside too.
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (5 miles)
Leeds City Museum (6 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.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (6 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.
Thackray Museum (6 miles)
Visit the award-winning Thackray Museum for a lively and fun day out for everyone. From a Victorian operating theatre to the wonders of modern surgery, the museum's galleries, collections and interactive displays bring to life the history of medicine.
National Coal Mining Museum (6 miles)
National Coal Mining Museum
Experience genuine sights, sounds and smells of a working coal mine with a selection of tours including a family interactive one. Plus play area and nature trail.
Abbey House Museum (8 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.
Bradford Industrial Museum (10 miles)
Bradford Industrial Museum
Museum on the site of a former Worsted Mill complete with mill managers house and a terrace of back-to-back houses. Inside there is exhibitions that include working textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing and motor vehicles, along with temporary exhibitions programme and a shop.
National Media Museum (10 miles)
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.
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park (10 miles)
Colne Valley Museum (14 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.
Ilkley Toy Museum (18 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.
Bronte Parsonage Museum (19 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. Combine this with a visit to Haworth with its beautiful cobbled streets, independent shops, play park in the valley and the Worth Valley Railway...
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum (19 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.
Weston Park Museum (23 miles)
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...
Dewsbury Sports Centre (4 miles)
Dewsbury Sports Centre
Main and small pool plus a 45 metre flume and changing village make this a popular choice for families.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun near East Ardsley 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
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