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Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport Experience 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940s high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of a quiet carriage ride! An immersive little jaunt through history that's also free.
Hull and East Riding Museum Immersive historical exhibits including an Iron Age village, a Roman bath house with the stunning mosaics, discover a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and see their horde of Viking treasure!
Rotunda Museum 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 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.
North Lincolnshire Museum is a truly family friendly museum with loads of drop in artsy and fun sessions plus interactive elements in all their exhibits. Family trails, toddler sessions and plenty more to keep kids happy and interested. Free, too!
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 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 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 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 is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!
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 is a reconstructed medieval townhouse in the city of York. With our latest exhibition; Power and Glory in the time of Henry VIII, there is plenty for kids to enjoy.
The Trolleybus Museum is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era. Rides and seasonal fun available too, if you can catch them open!
Yorkshire Museum With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
National Railway Museum For big trains, bigger rides and the biggest day out, come to York, to the world's 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.
Louth Museum A great little local museum with plenty to discover such as a panoramic view of Victorian Louth, the story of the Ghost of the Green Lady, rock and fossils, plus 200,000 years of local archaeology!
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.
Ryedale Folk Museum Large open air museum for all the family. The museum contains reconstructed buildings including a 1950s post office, iron age roundhouse, Elizabethan manor house and model village, and focuses on life in Ryedale through the ages. The museum also has a Blacksmiths, and livestock such as pigs, sheep and...
Captain Cook Memorial Museum Museum in the 17th century house on Whitby harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice with recreated rooms, model ships, artwork from the journeys and collections of his letters.
Whitby Museum A museum that welcomes family groups and has plenty to keep everyone amused. Extensive collections to see, a Jurassic garden, plus a trail to follow around the museum and Pannett Park.
Museum of Victorian Science By appointment only for over 16s, a journey of real science through 19th century physics. A tour followed by several live demonstrations. A virtual visit to the laboratory of Dr Frankenstein.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside, the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster, with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters. You can even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum that tells the story of the Doncaster area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day, fun and informative events throughout the year. Interactive exihibits, dressing up, and giant chess! Free to visit.
Cusworth Hall and Park A grade I listed country house and grounds open to the public with gardens, adventure playground, lakeland and open spaces as well as a house restored to the period and museum. Free to visit.
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Great local museum providing interesting information about the rich and varied history of the area and its people. A number of exhibits, plus an interactive gallery. History Hunter trail and playground for the kids. Now free to visit!
The Collection Museum brings together an award winning archaeology museum and one of the region's premier art galleries, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for younger visitors which encourages learning through play!
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum Take the tour and you can not only explore the museum but also below ground into original mining areas, experience ventilation techniques and even see a mini detonation set off!
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.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Newly refurbished museum telling the story of Cook's early life and education in the Charity School, the village he grew up in and his adventures on the high seas. Now with interactive elements, touch screens and audio trail!
The Royal Pump Room Museum Borrow a family backpack, try the mystery object game or complete the spa trail to discover what it would be like to be a visitor to the spa 100 years ago at this small family friendly museum with hands on Egyptian and scientific activities!
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!
The Village Church Farm is Lincolnshire’s only open air museum in the heart of Skegness. Outdoor activities and gardens. Exhibitions throughout the year. Tea room, shop, open access and free parking.
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.
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.
Ripon Museum Trust - is a group of three museums where you can go back in time and see what life was like in a Victorian prison, workhouse and courthouse.
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.
Clifton Park Museum One of the most modern and user-friendly Museums in the country, the twice nominated Museum of the year features famous exhibits such as Nelson the Lion and the breath-taking Rhinoceros Vase. Plus Lion's Den children's play area.
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.
Experience Barnsley Discover the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people at this great museum and Discovery Centre that is free to visit. Hands on and interactive exhibits to enjoy, plus a Visitor Centre and a café.
Flamingo Land 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 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 has an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor displays including otters, penguins and seals! New for 2015 was Penguin Island! Waddle side by side with their large colony of adorable Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home.
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 A working farm plus aviary, play areas, play tractors and more.
York Maze 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 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!
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 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 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries 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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