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, an ornamental lake and fountains, summer paddling pool, miniature railway, tennis courts, bowling greens, and a skate park. Open throughout the year and free to visit.
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.
Hardcastle Craggs (7 miles)
offers more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walks, a family oriented visitors' centre and cafe.
Oakwell Hall Country Park (8 miles)
Oakwell Hall Country Park
Beautiful Elizabethan manor set in 100 acres of country park with 6 different gardens to explore, a Nature Trail to follow, and a large adventure playground. Excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, and a well stocked shop.
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.
Cliffe House (11 miles)
Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times for fun physical play, bushcraft, den building and more with staff to help supervise.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (14 miles)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
60 outdoor art installations waiting to be discovered and discussed, plus indoor art galleries and historic estate, offering great family events and a really welcoming attitude to kids throughout.
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.
Tandle Hill Country Park (15 miles)
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. 2013 Green Flag Awarded.
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 (18 miles)
Anglers Country Park
A large country park and nature reserve, great for walking and picnics, with a play area to help burn off any excess energy! A number of trails to follow. Free to visit and free parking.
Daisy Nook Country Park (19 miles)
Daisy Nook Country Park
40 hectares of country park with woodland, canals, river, picnic sites, bird watching, orienteering, fishing and play areas for under 5s and over 5s will blow away the cobwebs!
Wentworth Castle Gardens (19 miles)
Wentworth Castle Gardens
is a great place to discover with beautiful gardens, deer park and large adventure playground for children and visitors of all ages to enjoy! There is a family friendly tearoom, gift shop and year round programme of fun events.
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.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park (21 miles)
Heaton Park (21 miles)
is a 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 and more.
Etherow Country Park (23 miles)
Etherow Country Park
A lively area of riverside walks and woodlands that is a haven for wildlife. Great place to go with the family and to bring your dog. Sailing club, fishing and remote controlled boating available.
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.
Wheata Woods (24 miles)
Ancient semi natural woodland with a variety of habitats and birds to spot along numerous paths and bridleways. Archaeological features to explore including bomb craters, Romano British earthworks and medieval quarry pits.
Moses Gate Country Park (25 miles)
Moses Gate Country Park
This free park and local nature reserve not only has serene woodland, waterside and nature trails, but also Bolton's largest adventure playground and horse and cycle routes too! Try and find something you can't do here!
Brimham Rocks (26 miles)
Let children explore this amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations with labyrinthine paths between. Have fun spotting the ones clearly resembling animals like the Dancing Bear! Plus visit the Bug Hotel. Ew.
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.
Woolley Woods (27 miles)
Ancient bluebell wood with a number of footpaths and bridleways to explore and archaeological sites to investigate. Plenty of birds, bats and butterflies to spot, plus loads of different flowers and trees. Free to visit.
Wincobank Hill (27 miles)
Ancient woodland covering a hill, with an Iron Age hill fort and other archaeological features. Great place to go for a historic nature ramble with the kids. Free to visit.
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)
Loads to do with orienteering, football pitches, tennis courts, Horticultural Centre with Tropical Safari Walk, pitch and putt course, plus loads of differing woodland to explore.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens (28 miles)
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
19 acres of restored Victorian garden with a stunning glass pavilion, a number of themed gardens to explore and plenty of space to play. Free to visit and open all year.
Endcliffe Park (28 miles)
15 hectares of open space just 2 miles southwest of Sheffiled city centre, with woodland, ponds, a and river, plus a large play park to boot, making this a popular place for a family day out. Free to visit.
The Winter Garden (29 miles)
The Winter Garden
A stunning green world in one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK in the last 100 years. More than 2,500 plants to see. Free to visit.
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 with interactive jets and paddling pool!
Highfield Adventure Playground (29 miles)
Highfield Adventure Playground
is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (29 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!
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.
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.
Ecclesall Woods (31 miles)
An oasis of woodland calm in the city with pelnty of paths and bridleways to explore. Local Nature Reserve that also contains historic monuments and other heritage features.
Graves Park (31 miles)
Something for everyone here with ancient woodland, adventure playgrounds, numerous sports facilities, lakes and golf course. Plus a delightful Animal Farm with loads of regional breeds to come and visit. Loads!
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
is the flagship nature reserve of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Brockholes has 250 acres to explore. We’ve a range of fun family events and activities, host a wide variety of wildlife and have a brilliant adventure play area!
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 mind bogglingly fun equipment spread for 3 age ranges! Sports pitches too.
Haigh Country Park (33 miles)
Haigh Country Park
Explore and enjoy 250 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and plantations using the well planned themed trails. Plus golf complex with epic 27 hole course for adults and crazy golf for the whole family.
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
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