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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.
Grimsby Swimming Pool Main and teaching pools plus Diving Bay with a 1m spring board and 3m stage and inflatable slide open during fun sessions.
Cleethorpes Leisure Centre Recently refurbished swimming and leisure swim facilities including 25m fitness pool with flume, waves and beach entry.
The Pods offers an 8 lane, 25 metre swimming pool with teaching pool and family fun sessions! FunSplash session sees aquatic toys and novelty floats thrown into the mix!
Meridian Leisure Centre Fun leisure Pool with ‘Discovery’ Galleon Pirate Ship and a thrilling flume for adults and children over 1m tall. Plus indoor and outdoor play equipment.
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool 20m heated outdoor pool open daily between mid June and early September. Mix of Fun Sessions and Adults only sessions. Basic facilities, but clean and tidy. More charming than an indoor pool, plus there’s a play park next door!
Doncaster Dome A tropical world of exotic plants and lagoons and an alpine world of snow and ice. From the steamy Oasis to the bright lights of the Sundeck, through the fun packed Main Hall. The world within The Dome is waiting to be explored, adventure in to the world of Leisure. The place to go ice skating in Yorkshire.
Yarborough Leisure Centre Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and many other activities on site besides, some of which may need pre-booking.
Jubilee Park Beautiful park with a children’s play area open all year round. Our heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool is open May to September (please check the website for our timetable). We also have tennis, putting, bowls and croquet.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld Bringing the seaside to Yorkshire! Here you will find lakes with pedalos and sandy beaches, plus an outdoor adventure playground suitable for children of all ages. Park free to visit, small fee for kids to visit Playworld.
Knaresborough Pool Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Maltby Swimming Centre Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. There are lessons available plus some dry side fun too like a small kids' adventure play area.
The Hydro Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool is a large heated outdoor swimming complex offering a bonus indoor swimming pool with a beach area and a flume. Plenty of seating on the grass area and a handy snack bar.
Billinghay Swimming Pool Outdoor swim facility with main leisure pool featuring small slide and new Beach Sandpit Corner for the little uns! Hot drink and ice cream kiosk, regularly checked water, qualified lifeguards: all good!
Rotherham Leisure Complex Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
Metrodome Leisure Complex Offering waves in theCalypso Cove lagoon pool, 3 great white knuckle rides and more slides for the young 'uns, plus leisure waters, toddler pool, play ship and BIG diving boards.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Captain Barneys is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
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 Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
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 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 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 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 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 PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent flood damage, JORVIK Viking Centre is closed until further notice.
Take hold of the past and explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-age city in our brand new exhibitions.
York Dungeon 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 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 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks 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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