Terror Tower (27 miles)
This one is only for the big and brave ones and we MEAN it! Visit 11 interactive scenes from serious horror flicks with various special effects combined to make one extremely haunted house. Don't say we didn't warn you!
Loewen Cinema (42 miles)
Watch out for the latest big screen releases showing at the two screen Loewen Cinema.
The Dracula Experience (44 miles)
The Dracula Experience
Offers an entertaining tour through the Dracula story and it's connection to Whitby, using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.
Odeon Cinema Lincoln (50 miles)
Odeon Cinema Lincoln
9 screen cinema in the city centre showing the latest releases daily. Special pocket money priced kids’ screenings on weekend mornings, and throughout the school holidays. There are also dedicated screenings for parents and guardians of young babies.
Kinema In The Woods (52 miles)
Kinema In The Woods
A classic, truly old fashioned movie theatre with ice creams in the interval, organ music and fantastic retro decor. Plus the foyer is packed with vintage movie memorabilia.
Flamingo Land (33 miles)
375 acres of wild family fun. There are many white knuckle thrillers including Kumali, a suspended looping rollercoaster, rides for younger children, family shows and an extensive zoo, home to many rare and exotic species such as giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lions.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (22 miles)
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park
Grab the kids and come and discover this special
mix of animals, exotic birds, gardens and wild nature! Don't miss the Mini Beast Mansion and Wormworld!
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (29 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
has an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor displays including otters, penguins and seals! New for 2015: Penguin Island! Waddle side by side with their large colony of adorable Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home.
Playdale Farm Park (23 miles)
Playdale Farm Park
The farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes ball pool with toddler area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (27 miles)
York Maze (33 miles)
is a seasonal family attraction, with mazes galore, sand and water play, slides, rides, shows, games, petting farm, pig racing, fantastic food and great gifts. It's a great day out for the whole family July through September!
Piglets Adventure Farm Park (35 miles)
Piglets Adventure Farm Park
Seasonal Children's Farm with Petting Barn, Tractor Trailer Rides, Bouncing Pillows, Trails, Maize Maze, Pedal Go Karts, Play Area, Olympigs Obstacle Course, animal cuddling and a Cafe!
Rotunda Museum (27 miles)
A must for dinosaur mad kids, Yorkshires Dinosaur Coast is a hotbed of Jurassic and Cretaceaous fossils. Go fossil hunting along the North Yorkshire coast line and afterwards pop into the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough where you can transported 165 million years back in time to discover which dinosaurs roamed...
Eden Camp (30 miles)
Award winning museum, housed in an original POW camp, and experience the sights, sounds, and even smells of WWII. See the most comprehensive display of British WWII history in the world, and also cover WWI. and post 1945 conflicts.
Yorkshire Air Museum (32 miles)
Yorkshire Air Museum
Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, and much more.
Beck Isle Museum (34 miles)
Beck Isle Museum
Museum all about Pickering, with 27 themed rooms, an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area, plus kids' quiz, demonstrations, talks and hands on exhibitions!
Yorkshire Museum of Farming (34 miles)
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
16 acres of parkland dedicated to Yorkshire's farming past, includes livestock pens with lots of animals, adventure playground, toy tractors, and more! Museum displays include child friendly interactives. Costumed interpreters are on site daily in the summer holidays.
York Castle Museum (37 miles)
York Castle Museum
One of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects recreating rooms, shops, whole streets!
DIG (37 miles)
Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind!
Yorks Chocolate Story (37 miles)
Yorks Chocolate Story
Includes a tour, a tasting, museum, demonstrations and a virtual chocolate factory. With new Chocolate Making Station in the Factory Zone!
Barley Hall (37 miles)
See the sights, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England, in a stunning house that has been beautifully restored. Interactive and hands on displays, plus a “Horrid History” exhibition.
Yorkshire Museum (37 miles)
With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
National Railway Museum (38 miles)
National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum - for big trains, bigger rides and the biggest day out, come to York, to the worlds largest railway museum. Explore our three giant halls for a complete family experience packed full of incredible trains and interactive fun. Discover the fascinating story of the train.
Old Coastguard Station (39 miles)
Old Coastguard Station
National Trust visitor centre offers hands on models and colourful displays showing off the distinctive geology, impact of the elements, local wildlife and the secret history of smuggling along the North Yorkshire Coast.
Woodford Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Woodford Leisure Centre
Multi functional leisure facility from every kind of dry sports activity you can think of, to the only lesiure pool in the area, the Pirates Paradise pool boasts a shipwrecked boat, water cannons, diving bell and slide. There is also a relaxation area on the poolside for you if you use the sauna or steam room.
Little Monkeys (14 miles)
With 2 massive climbing mazes for the Juniors plus a multi sports court, a whole separate play structure just for under 4s and highlights like dark maze, boulder run and piranha pool, it's hard to see how you can go wrong with this place!
Mini Monsterz Scarborough (25 miles)
Mini Monsterz Scarborough
is an Indoor Soft Play Area for ages 0 to 16 with adult entry also permitted. We have separate Baby, Toddler and Junior area. A customer cafe is also available for food, drinks and snacks.
Captain Barneys (30 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite (38 miles)
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite
Great indoor incorporating baby and toddler areas, Sports Arena, disco area, and a huge play frame for over fives with Spooky Caves, Mirror Maze, role play areas and construction.
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends (38 miles)
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum (15 miles)
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum
Visitors are able to climb the 144 steps to the top of the defunct lighthouse for splendid views, plus the base features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits, displays and old photographs.
The Scarborough Fair Collection (23 miles)
The Scarborough Fair Collection
A fantastic collection of working Vintage cars, steam engines, mechanical organs and fairground rides that you can still have a go on. Tea Dances and Wurlitzer concerts held every week.
Scarborough Castle (28 miles)
Explore the castle's history as an Iron Age Fort, Viking Settlement and role in the civil and first world wars. Free audio tour gives a fascinating insight into the castle's 2,500 year history.
Castle Howard (33 miles)
Have fun exploring 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens; jump on the land train to the Great Lake for boat trips and our adventure playground; discover more about the amazing history of the house and gardens with school holiday adventure trails and illustrated quiz sheets.
York Minster (37 miles)
One of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation's earliest history. When you have entered the Minster you may be able to join a free guided tour with one of their volunteer Guides
Jorvik Viking Centre (37 miles)
Jorvik Viking Centre
Take hold of the past and explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-age city in our brand new exhibitions. As you travel around the Viking-Age city of Jorvik aboard our state of the art time capsules you will encounter the Old-Norse-speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards,...
York Dungeon (37 miles)
An intense 70-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history, using theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience! Not for young or nervous kids.
Nunnington Hall (39 miles)
Explore miniatures in the attic, spring flowering meadows and temporary arts exhibits, plus visit the peacocks and try to spot an otter or two in the river! There are traditional games and a wishing tree, plus their environmentally minded grounds conservation programme makes some excellent environmental...
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (33 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Dalby (33 miles)
Go Ape Dalby
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Web Adventure Park (38 miles)
The Web Adventure Park
Indoor and outdoor adventure fun: huge sand and water play area, netted climbing forest, ride-ons, den building and construction zone, jungle bridge, wacky swings and role play area! Plus Animal Zone and two amazing Ropes courses - Wired and Summit!
Cycle the Solar System (39 miles)
Cycle the Solar System
Great added interest on this cycle track from York to Selby where a scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway.
Olympia Bowl and Softplay (27 miles)
Olympia Bowl and Softplay
With 12 lanes this Ten Pin Bowling Alley, with its modernised interior, updated scoring system and air conditioning, is a fantastic place to relax and have fun with the kids.
Selby Superbowl (38 miles)
Not just classic ten pin bowling but also Lazer Tag and Pro Am Karting, plus pool tables, darts board and a well stocked arcade! A true rainy day saver for active families!
Tenpin York (38 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Clifton Moor Centre. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
York MotorSports Village (36 miles)
York MotorSports Village
is a race themed indoor Go karting centre and proud winners of The Visit York Tourism Awards: Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014 (under 50,000 visitors). We have a wide selection of racing packages to suit all ages 4+.
Seven Seas Fish Trail (13 miles)
Seven Seas Fish Trail
Find the fish and explore Hull at the same time by following Hulls unique pavement of fish and sculptures creating a 3km tour of the historic Old Town.
Curious About York (37 miles)
Curious About York
Explore, discover and enjoy the fabulous Roman city of York in a different way: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep everyone intrigued and amused. Buy or instantly download our booklet and then get Curious About York…
York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail (37 miles)
York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail
Explore the wonderful world of chocolate and sweets in York with this self guided detective themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, hunt around York for the answers as to who committed the chocolatey crime!
Scarborough North Bay Railway (28 miles)
Scarborough North Bay Railway
An historic 20" gauge railway meanders almost a mile through charming scenery connecting Peasholm Park with Scalby Mills and the Sea Life Centre. Plus Sky Trail climbing fun, Boating Lake and Water Chute!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Entertainment near Hornsea 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 North Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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