Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport (13 miles)
Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport
- tells the story of 200 years of transport in Hull. Old and young alike will enjoy climbing aboard the old corporation trams, getting their bones shaken on the simulated mail-coach ride and taking in the sights, sounds and smells (phew!) of a steam locomotive goods station. Then thereâs the motor car gallery, the bicycle gallery, the toy displays, the old shops...
Ferens Childrens Art Gallery (13 miles)
Eden Camp (30 miles)
Housed in an original POW camp, a visit to our award winning museum will allow you to experience the sights, the sounds and even the smells of World War Two.We present the most comprehensive display of British Second World War history in the world, and also cover the First world war and post-1945 conflicts.
Yorkshire Air Museum (32 miles)
Yorkshire Air Museum
Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, and much more.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming (34 miles)
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
14 acres of parkland dedicated to Yorkshire's farming past. Indoor and outdoor fun: livestock pens with lots of animals, adventure playground, toy tractors and plenty of open space. Museum displays include child-friendly interactives. Events run throughout the year and 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.
Barley Hall (37 miles)
See the sights, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.
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.
Ryedale Folk Museum (41 miles)
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 chickens.
AeroVenture (47 miles)
- loads of things to see including: Military Aircraft collection from propeller training aircraft to Mach 2 Jet fighters - Historic 60 year old RAF buildings including Bellman aircraft hangar and authentic wooden RAF huts - Helicopter Collection
The Collection Museum (49 miles)
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!
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (54 miles)
Saltburn by the Sea
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
The Museum today offers visitors an opportunity to experience the underground world of a real ironstone mine and to explore the skills, customs and life of the Cleveland miner. It was these miners that helped make Cleveland the most important Ironstone mining district in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
Thackray Museum (56 miles)
Visit the award-winning Thackray Museum for a lively and fun day out for everyone. From a Victorian operating theatre to the wonders of modern surgery, the museum's galleries, collections and interactive displays bring to life the history of medicine.
Leeds City Museum (57 miles)
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.
Clifton Park Museum (59 miles)
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 (59 miles)
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.
Magna Science Adventure Centre (60 miles)
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Power your imagination at Magna; the UK's first Science Adventure Centre and explore the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. Home to 'Sci-Tek' the largest science and technology playground in Europe, and Aqua-Tek the UK's largest outdoor water play area.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (61 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.
National Coal Mining Museum (62 miles)
National Coal Mining Museum
Put on your hard hat and battery lamp, step into the 'cage' and descend 140m underground; follow your ex-miner Guide through the chilly, dark tunnels to find out how coal was mined and moved to the surface by men, women, children, ponies and machinery.
Dorman Museum (63 miles)
With ever changing exhibitions - 8 galleries and 3 exhibition spaces, there's something for everyone and plenty of hands-on activities, objects and children's trails.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (63 miles)
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
welcomes families and in addition to the appealing exhibits themselves offers spirograph table games and art trolley plus interactive art sessions for under 4s.
Preston Park and Museum (64 miles)
Stockton On Tees
Preston Park and Museum
As well as the Museum, Preston Park also has a range of permanent attractions including a safe surface children's play area, an exciting Adventure Play Ground (new from 2011) and many riverside and woodland paths. You can walk amongst hundreds of beautiful butterflies at Butterfly World, take a ride on the Tees Small Gauge Railway or cruise along the river on Teesside Princess.
Kelham Island Museum (64 miles)
Kelham Island Museum
Immerse yourselves in the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and follow the growth of the city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the City of today and the world!
The Fire and Police Museum (65 miles)
The Fire and Police Museum
Come face to face with some of the most amazing vehicles and exhibits around!
Feel as if you're in the thick of the action and adventure, with the sights and sounds of the Fire and Police Museum Sheffield,
National Media Museum (65 miles)
National Media Museum
- an exciting centre in the heart of the north devoted to film, photography, television, radio and the web. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in West Yorkshire with kids
Weston Park Museum (65 miles)
Weston Park Museum
Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures will be brought to life by fascinating histories, incredible facts and hands-on interactives.
Ilkley Toy Museum (67 miles)
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 the exhibits include this 1940's English working model fairground.
Making It! Discovery Centre (68 miles)
Making It! Discovery Centre
- great for family fun - "hands on" interactive exhibits on two floors explaining how things are made. Each paying visitor receives a basket of component parts to make up one of ten kits - it's yours to take home. Open during Nottinghamshire school holidays. We have a programme of 2hr special events for children during the school hols - see website for details.
Eureka The National Childrens Museum (70 miles)
Eureka The National Childrens Museum
A unique experience especially designed to inspire 0-11s and adults of all ages! Based on the concept of learning through play every exhibit is must-touch and the 6 interactive galleries invite you to explore your senses. There is an outdoor park and Train Carriage for picnics and regular weekend and holiday events.
Colne Valley Museum (72 miles)
Colne Valley Museum
Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms to delve into textile history, plus a Children's Corner is tucked away in the Exhibition Room of the museum, with a variety of activities and traditional toys to occupy younger children.
Flamingo Land (33 miles)
400 acres of wild family fun. There are many white knuckle thrillers including Kumali, a suspended looping rollercoaster, rides for younger children, 5 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)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (29 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
Journey beneath the waves and get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures of the sea including sharks, rays and turtles to name but a few.
Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins as they go about their daily routines and get to know each character as the day goes on.
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)
Betton Farm Visitor Centre
- the Animal Farm is a great place for your children to play and learn. You'll have a great time exploring the farm and paddocks, and getting to know all the animals. There is a large selection of toy tractors and other play equipment for both younger and older children.
York Maze (33 miles)
is a seasonal family attraction, with mazes galore, sand and water play, slides, rides, shows, games, petting farm, pig racing, painting, fantastic food, and great gifts. It’s a great day out for the whole family!
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.
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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