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Rex Cinema A proper old school cinema experience except with modern films, with a ticket booth, interval ice creams and live organ recitals! It's time travel before the film starts!
Hebden Bridge Picture House Charming vintage style 490 seat cinema, showing the best in mainstream, foreign language and independent film and broadcasting.
The Rainbow Factory A unique storytelling wonderland that brings children's books to life through drama, songs, crafts, author visits and magical handmade models of popular characters.
Penistone Paramount Old style cinema offering film, live theatre and organ recital performances in a varying showcase, which includes a great deal suited to children and families. Auditorium includes stalls, circle, stage, and the only organ of its kind in the country!
IMAX Manchester An IMAX film is a futuristic ride of adventure and spectacular 2D and 3D effects, taking you through the cinema screen and into the heart of the action.
Picture House Woolton Traditional cinema offering children's matinees with a good old fashioned ice cream interval!
Illuminasia is the world's largest indoor illuminations experience and boasts 8 separately themed zones including kids' favourites Land of the Giants, Dark Zone and 3D laser shows plus loads more and the hand stamp allows whole day returns! Epic!
The Blackpool Tower Eye Travel 380ft up the tower and brave the glass bottomed sky walk, enjoy amazing views and then hit the 4D cinema! Combo tickets with other attractions here available.
Blackpool Tower Circus is a seasonal extravaganza running 26th May through 1st November. From slapstick clowns to death defying acrobats, from high wire artists to Superbowl Flyers, it's a non stop feast of fun and amazement with the world famous water-finale at the end!
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port 16 screens, a games room, Baskins and Robbins ice cream and is set near several different restaurants and bars.
Cinebowl offers 8 lanes of bowling fun attached to this great cinema show family friendly flicks. Great idea for a cold and wet afternoon for a family day out in Staffordshire.
Diggerland Yorkshire 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.
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 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.
Ponderosa 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 is one of the most well-loved family attractions in Leeds. At Tropical World you can take a trek through the rainforest and experience tropical wildlife at night before a quick excursion through the desert, all in the same day.
Charlottes 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 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.
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!
Eureka! Childrens Museum Eureka! is the only children’s museum in the UK with over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed specially to inspire children aged 0 to 11. We even have galleries just for the under 5s!
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wakefield Museum 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.
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.
Thackray Museum 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.
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!
Weston Park 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.
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!
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.
Richard Dunn Sports Centre Indoor leisure pool with Cobra black hole waterslide and cool Zambezee tyre ride! Also features a kids' gym designed for fun exercise for 8 to 15 years olds.
Shipley Pool Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Eccleshill Pool 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!
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!
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.
Ilkley Pool and Lido Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September too with play fountain!
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.
Big Blue Frog Huge indoor play facility with slides, ball cannon, sports area and more. Smaller toddler frame for 0 to 4 years and a larger frame for ages 5 to 12.
Play Palace Castle themed indoor adventure play for 0 to 11 year olds, with loads of great classic features from slides and ball pits to bish bash and plenty more.
The Mill Play Centre Play Centre and Dining with a baby and toddler play area, a large pre school and junior play facility, and an area for the older children with games consoles and much more!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Entertainment near Halifax 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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