East Park (12 miles)
Enormous parkland with splash boat, walk through aviary and a free entry animal centre featuring everything from tarantulas to alpacas. Also has great adventure play area catering for most ages and abilities.
Humber Bridge Country Park (16 miles)
Humber Bridge Country Park
48 acre wood with open meadows, ideal for exploring and mini beast safaris. Activities include nature and tree trails, plus orienteering and the bird feeding station.
Burnby Hall Gardens (25 miles)
Burnby Hall Gardens
Glorious grounds and gardens with Europe's largest collection of water lilies spread over the lakes. Special outdoor concerts are often held in the grounds during the summer, and regular events such as falconry displays and children's game days.
Elsham Hall Country Park (25 miles)
Elsham Hall Country Park
An animal farm, art gallery, a working Blacksmith and a small farming museum plus acres of open space to play and picnic in.
Normanby Hall Country Park (27 miles)
Normanby Hall Country Park
Set in the heart of undiscovered North Lincolnshire, the 300 acres of Normanby Hall Country Park provides the perfect day out for all the family.
Jubilee Park (27 miles)
Spacious community built parkland with excellent quality and imaginative adventure play equipment suitable for most ages and abilities.
Peasholm Park (28 miles)
Take a ride on the North Bay Minature Railway, go for a boat ride, watch the Model Naval Battle, and explore the island in the centre of the lake, reachable by dragon pedalo!
Yorkshire Lavender (37 miles)
We have loads to do for the kids including a lavender maze, hillside snakes and ladders, a deer park, sculpture park and plenty of space for the kids to run around!
Robin Hood's Bay (39 miles)
Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Paddling, fossil hunting and general exploring, with plenty of quaint local attractions in the village.
Sandall Beat Wood (46 miles)
Sandall Beat Wood
Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground, and visitors centre.
Lotherton Hall (47 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.
The Moors National Park Centre (48 miles)
The Moors National Park Centre
A great starting point for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, and this Centre has enough to make a jam-packed day out in itself!
Hartsholme Country Park (51 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park
Green Flag awarded Victorian landscaped gardens with Visitor Centre, children’s play area and cafe.
Whisby Nature Park (54 miles)
Thorpe on the Hill
Whisby Nature Park
Perfect for a family nature ramble: pack up the binoculars and take a wheelchair accessible and waymarked trail, using the 7 disabled access bird hides to catch sneaky peeks.
Anglers Country Park (55 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!
RSPB Old Moor Wetlands Centre (56 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.
The Valley Gardens (56 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.
Guisborough Forest and Walkways (57 miles)
RHS Garden Harlow Carr (57 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.
Thornes Clarence Park (57 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.
Clumber Park (58 miles)
With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, a Victorian Farm Exhibition and a Woodland Play Park. This National Trust managed Estate offers loads to do.
Golden Acre Park (58 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.
Clifton Park (59 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.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (59 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!
Locke Park (59 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 (60 miles)
Stewart Park (60 miles)
Several lakes containing wildfowl, with animals in pet's corner such as llamas, deer, peacocks, pheasants and guinea pigs. An orienteering course, tree trail and discovery trail is provided alongside a museum and cafe.
Rother Valley Country Park (61 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.
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.
Sherwood Forest Country Park (61 miles)
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up a fun family nature trail, try the playground or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
Wentworth Castle Gardens (61 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.
Brimham Rocks (62 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!
Oakwell Hall Country Park (62 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.
The Big Swing Adventure Playground (63 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.
Riverside Park (64 miles)
This park's vast open spaces are perfect for family fun, picnics and games as well as their regular events. Gorgeous sensory park nearby if you have younger children.
Norfolk Heritage Park (65 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.
Graves Park (66 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.
Endcliffe Park (67 miles)
15 hectares of open space, woodland, ponds and river with a large play park to boot make this a popular family day out.
Cliffe House (67 miles)
Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times.
Cliffe Park (68 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.
Greenhead Park (69 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.
Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium (69 miles)
Stockton on Tees
Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium
Extensive parkland with visitor centre featuring displays on local archaeology, woodland history and wildlife. You can catch a public star show at the planetarium or a tour of the observatory with careful timing.
St Ives Estate Country Park (69 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.
Beaumont Park (70 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.
Queens Park (70 miles)
Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Bolton Abbey (70 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.
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn (70 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.
Ogden Water Country Park (71 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.
Hardwick Park (73 miles)
Ideal for family games, picnicking and wild flower spotting, they also have a new visitor centre with excellent facilities including an interactive exhibition space.
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors 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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