Dinosaur Discovery (5 miles)
is an interactive educational and fun indoor dinosaur exhibition and attraction. Including animated displays which can be controlled by the children themselves. Plus a separate ‘Last day of the dinosaurs’ exhibition, which includes jump scares through a dark maze.
Diggerland Yorkshire (7 miles)
offers loads of differing vehicle related rides and interactive joys, like driving a full size digger! Awesome fun for transport fans around 6 to 9.
Xscape Yorkshire (8 miles)
Offering a real wave simulating surf venue, 14 screen Cineworld Cinema, multi level kids' soft play and party centre, indoor climbing wall, aerial assault course, cosmic golf, laser games, tenpin bowling and huge indoor real snow slope! Plus new trampoline park!
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)
is a family attraction set within beautiful woodland surroundings, open every school holiday providing outdoor adventure and indoor play with roller rink, interactive playgrounds, electric scooter trail, huge maze and loads more!
The Ice Factor (24 miles)
The Ice Factor
Glide on the North of Englands largest outdoor ice rink or for those who prefer to watch, there is a raised viewing platform. Part of Yorkshire winter Wonderland that includes a fairground and wintery cafes, restaurants and shops.
Stonerig Raceway (25 miles)
Scalextric attraction that has 9 large themed tracks you can race round, each offering different challenges. All the tracks are computerized with great features like F1 starting grid, recorded speed, and lap counting. Plenty to keep everyone 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!
Peak Llamas (31 miles)
Llama trekking in the Peak District is the ideal way to spend a day out with a difference. These graceful animals are the perfect walking companion, and they can carry your bags for you too!
Manchester City FC Experience (32 miles)
Manchester City FC Experience
Combine the rich sporting history of Manchester City Football Club with a 90 minute tour of the awe inspiring City of Manchester Stadium. A must for fans of all ages!
Grip and Go (32 miles)
Grip and Go
is a unique indoor climbing and adventure centre for over 4s.
LomoWall Manchester (33 miles)
An extremely artistic wall covered in thousands of images which form a mosaic from a distance; well worth seeing if you're in the area but not the basis for an entire day trip. Inspiring stuff!
Oswaldtwistle Mills (35 miles)
With wildfowl reserve, 12 hole mini golf, indoor play, Textile Time Tunnel and The Heritage Centre there's plenty here to keep you busy. 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 15 years will love this tour behind the scenes of 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.
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, amazing attractions and exhilarating activities and the terrific new Robin Hood’s Waterpark and Splash Land! 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.
The Maize (52 miles)
Get lost this summer in ‘The Maize’ a huge 4 acre maze set against the stunning backdrop of Kelham Hall and Country Park. With tricky challenges throughout the maize and a game for children it is perfect for all the family.
Emma Bridgewater Factory (55 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Emma Bridgewater Factory
Join us in the historic Potteries: take a tour of our atmospheric Victorian factory, see our beautiful wares being made, then try your hand at decorating your own pot in our studio. Relax in the cafe, wander in the walled garden, then shop for factory seconds or delightful gifts.
Blakemere Village (56 miles)
Lots to do at this’village’, from candle making or pot making and painting, to a Falconry centre with birds of prey to meet. Also Segway, archery, bushcraft, and a children’s play area.
John Bull World of Rock (57 miles)
John Bull World of Rock
Go on a self guided factory tour and see how rock, sweets, biscuits and chocolates are made, with rock rolling or chocolate lolly making activities available. Plus Candy Kingdom adventure play area for under 12s!
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!
Ponderosa (5 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 (8 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 (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.
SMJ Falconry (19 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.
Swithens Farm and Play Barn (3 miles)
Swithens Farm and Play Barn
Visit and feed the happy beasties on the Open Farm, play on the cool stuff in the play barn, bottle feed the spring lambs and milk a wooden cow! Lots to do and see, great for young kids' fun in Leeds!
Charlottes (7 miles)
Farm and ice-cream parlour with giant inflatable slide, tractor rides, crazy golf, adventure playground, happy animals and animal trailer ride. Free entry, pay and play for whatever you want to try, so potentially a cracking cheapy!
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 space with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities too!
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. See the waterwheels in action on a tour led by a knowledgeable guide.
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (4 miles)
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
Free to visit this fascinating museum is housed in a Gothic mansion within 36 acres of park and woodland with lots of play equipment outside and lots to see inside too. Win!
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (5 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 (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)
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.
National Coal Mining Museum (6 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!
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 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.
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)
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.
Eureka! Childrens Museum (13 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.
Colne Valley Museum (14 miles)
Colne Valley Museum
Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms and see traditional craft demonstrations, plus a variety of activities and traditional toys in Children's Corner for the smalls. Sometimes storytelling, paper modelling or painting too, if you're lucky!
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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