Olympia Bowl and Softplay (16 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.
Tenpin York (22 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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stockton (29 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stockton
26 lanes of auto scoring tenpin, to be found alongside a sizeable arcade with video and redemption gaming options, plus pool tables and free WiFi. Plus Harry's Kitchen!
Selby Superbowl (35 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!
Hollywood Bowl Hull (36 miles)
Hollywood Bowl Hull
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. We have 26 lanes, air conditioning and an amusement arcade. Hooray!
Bowlplex Castleford (44 miles)
MFA Bowl Leeds (44 miles)
MFA Bowl Leeds
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds (45 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds
Kids love bowling and if they're small they can use a ramp and gutter guards to nudge them toward victory (or at least the pins!). A whipping 32 lanes plus arcade and diner.
MFA Bowl Scunthorpe (45 miles)
MFA Bowl Scunthorpe
A modern family friendly tenpin bowling experience with state of the art facilities, youth league, seasonal special offers and events plus on site Bowl Bar with kids' menu.
GO Bowling Shipley (50 miles)
GO Bowling Shipley
Family friendly tenpin bowling mega fun with gutter guards and ramps to help the kids along. Great activity for young and old.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bradford (51 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bradford
There are 28 lanes here at Bradford, and tenpin is the great equaliser: most adults are pretty bad at it and kids get help from the bumpers and ramps! It's anyone's game!
Tenpin Doncaster (53 miles)
- is your one-stop-shop to a fun time for both families and friends. With cosmic bowling offering a fun alternative to regular bowling!
Riverside Bowling (53 miles)
offers 19 lanes of modern ten pin bowling in a supportive and family friendly atmosphere. Bumpers and ball ramps for kids available too.
AMF Washington (54 miles)
Classic tenpin bowling is the great leveller for family competition: most adults suck at it and kids can use the ramps and bumpers to get an edge! It's anyone's game!
Barnsley Bowl (54 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and ramps for the kids to give them a chance! Great family activity, especially when it's wet!
Matrix Superbowl (55 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. They have ramps and gutter rails available so that all ages and abilities can play, including those with disabilities. Plus new play centre!
Metrodome Bowling (56 miles)
State of the art bowling facility also featuring innovative disco lights, smoke machines and top of the range themed bowling games.
Electric Bowl (57 miles)
Attached to a snooker club, this place offers classic family friendly tenpin fun with gutter guards and bowling ramps for the kids. Good healthy fun and a great option for wet days.
Cleethorpes Ten Pin Bowling (58 miles)
Cleethorpes Ten Pin Bowling
Tenpin bowling centre in Cleethorpes - check link for more info! Junior Ten Pin Bowling League held every Saturday morning, open to all ages and abilities.
MFA Bowl North Shields (58 miles)
MFA Bowl North Shields
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun especially when they turn on the Cosmic Bowl and Disco Lights! There are quite sessions too, though!
Flamingo Land (3 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.
Lightwater Valley (32 miles)
Over 40 rides and attractions and 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack to the dizzying heights of Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that'll twist even the bravest of souls and the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove! Plus Angry Birds activity park...
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (15 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.
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (18 miles)
Whitby Whale Watching Centre
Spot oodles of whales, porpoises, dolphins and seals on a 4 hour jaunt into the territory of these epic marine animals. Big on conservation as well as acknowledging history, it's a fascinating trip from all angles.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (19 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!
York Bird of Prey Centre (20 miles)
York Bird of Prey Centre
A centre with over 70 birds of prey and owls with a chance to fly and handle some of them. Educational talks, plus two flying displays per day. Hawk Walks, Owl Experiences and Falconry Courses available.
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (26 miles)
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey
Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Falconry UK (26 miles)
A Birds of Prey and conservation centre with over 70 birds and 30 species including hawks, owls, falcons, kites and vultures. Falconry experience days offered for adults and kids.
Talon Falconry (32 miles)
Meet over 35 birds of prey, have a photo taken and see them fly. Other residents include ferrets, rheas, snakes and rabbits. A variety of experience packages also available.
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (33 miles)
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats
Hands-on family wildlife experience with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, llama, pygmy goats and 2 new white donkeys, set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland with one of the country's finest collection of trees and shrubs. Plus children's playground!
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (13 miles)
Playdale Farm Park (17 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
Piglets Adventure Farm Park (19 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!
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre (21 miles)
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre
With loads of friendly animals, a traditional Adventure Playground and separate Play Area for smaller kids, a Farm Pedal Car Arena, scenic way marked Nature Trail and tea rooms, this is a life saver if you're passing on a long journey!
York Maze (23 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!
Newham Grange Country Farm (26 miles)
Newham Grange Country Farm
Come and make friends with the rare breeds of farm animals, enjoy a walk around the fields or drive a mini tractor, and why not bring along a picnic for a treat.
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm (33 miles)
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm
When you visit the farm, one of our friendly guides will show you around the farm so that you can bottle feed lambs and piglets, bath a pig, hold small animals, feed the cows and sheep and talk to the donkey (if Charlie the pony doesn't object).
Nidderdale Llamas (40 miles)
A Llama Trekking Centre based in the beautiful Dales. Enjoy a Llama Farm Experience or go Llama Trekking! You don't ride llamas, but they are fantastic walking companion and entertain you with their hilarious personalities! They are very friendly and love to meet people! Birthday parties a speciality!...
Beck Isle Museum (< 1 mile)
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!
Ryedale Folk Museum (7 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...
Eden Camp (7 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.
Museum of Victorian Science (13 miles)
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.
Rotunda Museum (16 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...
Old Coastguard Station (16 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.
Whitby Museum (18 miles)
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.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (18 miles)
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.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum (22 miles)
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!
Yorkshire Museum of Farming (22 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.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (22 miles)
Saltburn by the Sea
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!
DIG (23 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Bowling Alleys near Pickering 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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