Ogden Water Country Park (4 miles)
Ogden Water Country Park
A beautiful 34 acre reservoir enclosed by woodland with open moor beyond with walking routes and a visitors centre offering basic facilities.
Greenhead Park (6 miles)
Green Flag award winning park with large play areas over two sites, a lake and fountains, summer paddling pool, miniature railway, tennis courts, bowling and much more.
Hardcastle Craggs (7 miles)
Hardcastle Craggs offers more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walks, a family-oriented visitors centre and cafe.
Beaumont Park (7 miles)
Victorian Park with ornate features, cascades, grottos, steep cliffs and picturesque woodland walks for all the family plus football and basketball, younger and older childrens play areas and plenty of climbing, biking and scooting opportunities.
Oakwell Hall Country Park (8 miles)
Oakwell Hall Country Park
Beautiful Elizabethan manor plus 100 acres of country park with excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, a well-stocked shop and a large adventure playground.
St Ives Estate Country Park (9 miles)
St Ives Estate Country Park
500 acres of Country Park with woodlands, open moor, a wildflower meadow, sand covered adventure playground, pond for fishing and duck-feeding and sculpture trail helping you to explore.
The Big Swing Adventure Playground (9 miles)
The Big Swing Adventure Playground
This is an open access adventure playground for children aged 5-16 with the biggest swing in the North of England, a Zipwire, sunken trampolines, jumping tower and big slide plus traditional play, experiences and learning opportunities.
Cliffe House (11 miles)
Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (14 miles)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- somewhere different to go for family days out in Yorkshire. Been told it is very interesting, waiting for the people that run it to give more info for kids.
Thornes Clarence Park (14 miles)
Thornes Clarence Park
Play park in gardens of the former Thornes House with a lake full of hungry ducks, separate play areas for toddlers and for bigger kids, pitch and putt, putting, tennis, bowls and lots of open space.
Golden Acre Park (15 miles)
Golden Acre Park
55 hectares of Gardens and mature Woodland surrounding an attractive lake which is home to many species of wildfowl. Adjacent is Breary Marsh Local Nature Reserve, a haven for wildlife.
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway (16 miles)
Barrowford Park (17 miles)
Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks.
Bolton Abbey (18 miles)
30,000 acres of beautiful countryside including a riverside walk where you just have to take a paddle, fantastical sculptures in the scrubland and woodland, a Welly Walk adventure trail, the ruins of the 12th century Priory and a gift shop and cafe too.
Anglers Country Park (19 miles)
Anglers Country Park
A large country park, great for walking and picnics and with a play area to help burn off any excess energy!
Wentworth Castle Gardens (19 miles)
Wentworth Castle Gardens
is a large country estate with beautiful gardens, deer park and visitor centre. With family friendly tea rooms, large play area and year round programme of events, we are the day out on your doorstep.
Manor Park (19 miles)
This popular Glossop Park has a large childrens play area and a miniature railway plus lots of sporting opportunities.
Locke Park (20 miles)
Popular park with a play area for children up to 10 years old, a sand pit, paddling pool, cafe, bowling green, tennis courts, lots of green areas for picnicking or ball games as well as gardens and greenhouses.
Heaton Park (21 miles)
Great Animal Centre, two dedicated children's play areas providing a range of activities for children aged from 3 years up to 14 years, rowing boats, tram rides, pitch and putt - loads to do - wow!
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park (21 miles)
RHS Garden Harlow Carr (21 miles)
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Only a short distance from Harrogate town centre, this beautiful garden makes a great family day out. There are seasonal events and activities for children, picnic areas, natural play areas, including the Craggle Top Treehouse, Logness Monster and Log Maze, and paths suitable for pushchairs.
The Valley Gardens (23 miles)
The Valley Gardens
Popular park near Harrogate town centre with beautiful gardens, a huge play area for kids of all ages, tennis courts, pitch and putt and crazy golf plus an outdoor pool in the summer.
Lotherton Hall (23 miles)
Beautiful Edwardian Country House with bird garden and red deer park, which the small people really love. Great adventure playground plus picnic areas and nature trails.
RSPB Old Moor Wetlands Centre (25 miles)
RSPB Old Moor Wetlands Centre
250 acre nature reserve with five superb hides and a large visitor centre which houses a shop, cafe and toilets. There is an adventure playground, bird feeding garden, regular family events and wildlife walks making this a lovely family day out.
Brimham Rocks (26 miles)
Let children explore this natural playground, an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations to clamber over with labyrinthine paths between. Have fun spotting the ones clearly resembling animals like the Dancing Bear!
Queens Park (26 miles)
Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
Moss Bank Park (27 miles)
Moss Bank Park
Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train, butterfly gardens and animal world exhibit.
Bramhall Park (27 miles)
A popular park of landscaped grounds, woodland and trails surrounding Bramall Hall, with a stream running through and large ponds. A fenced off smaller childrens play area and a larger childrens wooden climbing frame can be found adjacent to the picnic area.
Lyme Park (28 miles)
Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
Bruntwood Park (28 miles)
Large Park with loads of recreational and sporting facilities and including a large play area, separate toddler play area, conservatory restaurant and refreshment kiosk.
Wythenshawe Park (28 miles)
A great park offering a massive range of things to do: crazy golf, pitch and putt, community farm, outdoor play area, woodland walks, 16th century hall, 16 football pitches
Endcliffe Park (28 miles)
15 hectares of open space, woodland, ponds and river with a large play park to boot make this a popular family day out.
Clifton Park (29 miles)
Lovely green space with several adventure play areas, crazy golf and a mini funfair! Also has tennis courts and bowling greens available for you to hire, plus a seasonal water play area.
Norfolk Heritage Park (30 miles)
Norfolk Heritage Park
30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (30 miles)
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday activities and nature galore- kids will love the wild deer and bats! A perfect combination of activities and learning!
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn (30 miles)
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn
Fresh air and fun for all the family in the heart of Upper Nidderdale. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Studfold Trail offers family fun and adventure in a truly unique setting.
Graves Park (31 miles)
Something for everyone including ancient woodland, playgrounds, sports fields, cafe, tennis courts, lakes, golf course and a cricket oval. Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm, home to Highland Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs, Deer, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Chinchillas and more.
The Carrs Park (31 miles)
The Carrs Park
Popular park following the Bollin River with a circular walk of around a mile, plenty of paddling opportunities and a well equipped playground for toddlers through to teens.
Brockholes Nature Reserve (32 miles)
Brockholes Nature Reserve
A new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve! A great place to let the kids run around and discover the wonders of British wildlife. 250 Acres of meadow, lake and woodland a great place to explore. Fantastic play area, walking trails, restaurant, gift and food shops.
The Pavilion Gardens (32 miles)
The Pavilion Gardens
Here we pride ourselves in providing a fun, family friendly environment. Whether you fancy a ride on the miniature train, spending the day playing on our toddler park or adventure playground, even if it’s just feeding the ducks whilst enjoying an ice cream!
Withy Grove Park (33 miles)
Withy Grove Park
Located next to Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, the park includes the borough’s flagship play area: an enormous main play structure with huge slides and mind boggling equipment. 3 age zones available.
Haigh Country Park (33 miles)
Haigh Country Park
Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland, with magnificent views. Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations.
Alderley Edge (33 miles)
Classic family hiking adventure. Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Explore woodland paths or walk to neighbouring Hare Hill Garden.
Cliffe Park (33 miles)
Popular with families this park has plenty of space and a large play area with traditional equipment plus an enclosed sand pit area, table tennis table, crazy golf and an internet cafe.
Sandall Beat Wood (34 miles)
Sandall Beat Wood
Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground, and visitors centre.
Worden Park (35 miles)
As well as over 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, model railway, huge playground and super hedge maze, the park also includes a Crafts Centre and coffee shop located in the centre of the historic grounds.
Rother Valley Country Park (35 miles)
Rother Valley Country Park
Country Park with land and water activities for all ages and abilities. Events all year. Activity centre offering; family rowing and pedal boats, water zorbing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes, single scull rowing boats, cycle hire and archery for groups. For refreshments bring your own picnic, eat in the cafe or have an ice cream.
BBQ's are permitted in the park as long as they are off the ground.
Bakewell Recreation Ground (36 miles)
Bakewell Recreation Ground
Located in just over 5 hectares of space, this park has a modern and recently upgraded play area including splash pads for water based fun in the summer plus football pitches, croquet lawns, a cricket square, a multi-use games area, and a pavilion.
Queens Park (38 miles)
Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (39 miles)
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. the trail is 4.5 miles through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors 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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