Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool (27 miles)
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!
Woodford Leisure Centre (36 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.
Splash (42 miles)
The complex includes a 25 metre pool with wave machine and water slides: one suitable for small kids and a faster one for big jobs with a big splash down ending! Loads of other things to do dry side too with pre booking.
Mill House Leisure Centre (43 miles)
Mill House Leisure Centre
Offers a range of activities and facilites including swimming pools including diving area with 1m and 3m spring board and 5m platform.
Knaresborough Pool (47 miles)
Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
The Dolphin Centre (50 miles)
The Dolphin Centre
Get active with the kids at this outstanding pool complex that includes an 8 lane competition standard swimming pool, Interactive Toddler Pool, 3 Board Diving Pool and 2 water slides! Also has an Under The Sea themed indoor play area.
The Pods (50 miles)
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!
The Hydro (50 miles)
Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Grimsby Swimming Pool (52 miles)
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 (53 miles)
Cleethorpes Leisure Centre
Recently refurbished swimming and leisure swim facilities including 25m fitness pool with flume, waves and beach entry.
Spennymoor Leisure Centre (56 miles)
Spennymoor Leisure Centre
has a free form Leisure Pool with a large shallow water area. A water slide and wave machine are also available during evening, weekend and school holiday sessions.
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (59 miles)
Sunderland Aquatic Centre
Extra length swimming pool, with teaching pool and a truly excellent range of diving facilities including differing heights of springboards and platforms plus moveable floor.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (60 miles)
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.
Flamingo Land (17 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.
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (2 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.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (6 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!
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (17 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.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (27 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey
The largest collection of birds of prey in the North of England. Over 100 eagles, falcons, owls, hawks, kites, vultures and more in a 10 acre setting. Flying demonstrations, aviaries and a hawk walk to experience, plus other events.
York Bird of Prey Centre (34 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.
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (3 miles)
Playdale Farm Park (4 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 (31 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!
York Maze (33 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!
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre (36 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!
Newham Grange Country Farm (37 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.
Rotunda Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (12 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.
Beck Isle Museum (16 miles)
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!
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (17 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.
Whitby Museum (17 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.
Eden Camp (18 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 (19 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.
Ryedale Folk Museum (21 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...
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (28 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!
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum (33 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 (33 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.
Yorkshire Air Museum (34 miles)
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.
DIG (35 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 (35 miles)
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 (35 miles)
See the sights, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England, in a stunning house that has been beautifully restored. Interactive and hands on displays, plus a “Horrid History” exhibition.
York Castle Museum (35 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!
Yorkshire Museum (36 miles)
With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
National Railway Museum (36 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.
Dorman Museum (39 miles)
From artistic pottery to feminism to the magic of water, from local history to natural history to ornithological collections, there are so many different topics to explore in depth you couldn't get bored if you tried!
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (39 miles)
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Leading gallery for modern and contemporary art and craft. mima’s family programme includes family guides, fun sessions for the under 4s, free Saturday afternoon family activities, and regular school holiday programmes. Free to visit!
Mini Monsterz Scarborough (3 miles)
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.
Mini Monsterz (16 miles)
Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag
Captain Barneys (19 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
The Play Factory (30 miles)
The Play Factory
Indoor children’s adventure centre with large play frame, 2 astro slides, a 45 degree super slide, go carts, bungee reactor tower. Ball cannons, Toddler area with toys plus mini slides and ball pool.
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm (34 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Scarborough 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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