South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (9 miles)
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside - the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters and even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (9 miles)
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Family friendly museum and gallery with fun and informative events and activities, interactive exhibitions, dressing up and giant chess.
Cusworth Hall and Park (11 miles)
Cusworth Hall and Park
A grade I listed country house and grounds open to the public with gardens, adventure playground, lakeland and open spaces as well as a house restored to the period and museum.
Clifton Park Museum (12 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.
Magna Science Adventure Centre (14 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.
Kelham Island Museum (17 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!
Weston Park Museum (18 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...
Making It! Discovery Centre (18 miles)
Making It! Discovery Centre
is great for family fun: hands on interactive exhibits on two floors explaining how things are made. Visitors receive a basket of component parts to make up one of ten kits: it's yours to take home. Open during Nottinghamshire school holidays. Plus we have a programme of 2hr special events for children...
Experience Barnsley (21 miles)
Discovery the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people. Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits plus a visitors centre and cafe.
The Collection Museum (24 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!
Cannon Hall Museum (25 miles)
Cannon Hall Museum
Country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life.
The Hepworth Wakefield (27 miles)
The Hepworth Wakefield
Over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield makes a gallery trip fun for children and grown-ups alike, with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities.
Wakefield Museum (27 miles)
Explore the history and achievements of the region plus stand on the back of a fierce (if now stuffed) caiman crocodile in the gallery dedicated to local explorer Charles Waterton.
National Coal Mining Museum (29 miles)
National Coal Mining Museum
Experience genuine sights, sounds and smells of a working coal mine with a selection of tours including a family interactive one. Plus play area and nature trail.
Wollaton Hall and Park (31 miles)
Wollaton Hall and Park
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building home to the city's Natural History Museum. Also see the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, plus exhibitions exploring art and the environment.
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (32 miles)
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum (32 miles)
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum
Located on an island surrounded by river and canal this museum offers you beautiful surroundings plus a working watermill museum and Georgian House to explore.
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (34 miles)
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
Museum set in 36 acres of parkland and woodland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and lots to see inside too.
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park (34 miles)
Thackray Museum (35 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 (35 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.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (36 miles)
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
Armley Mills now houses the Leeds Industrial collections, including trains and old TV cameras as well as the looms and mules involved in the weaving process and the smallest working 1920s cinema in the world.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (36 miles)
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Discover the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District through seven time zones, experience the Wonders of the Peak Time Tunnel and step into a Victorian scientists study in the Buxton Museum.
Colne Valley Museum (37 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.
Yorkshire Air Museum (37 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.
Abbey House Museum (37 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.
Ferens Childrens Art Gallery (38 miles)
Hull and East Riding Museum (39 miles)
Hull and East Riding Museum
Immersive historical exhibits including an Iron Age village, a Roman bath house with the stunning mosaics, discover a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and see their horde of Viking treasure!
Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport (39 miles)
York Castle Museum (39 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 (39 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 (39 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 (40 miles)
See the sights, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.
National Railway Museum (40 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.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming (40 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...
Yorkshire Museum (40 miles)
With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
National Media Museum (40 miles)
National Media Museum
An exciting centre in the heart of the north devoted to film, photography, television, radio and the web. Imax theatre also on site.
Bradford Industrial Museum (40 miles)
Bradford Industrial Museum
Museum on the site of a former Worsted Mill complete with mill managers house and a terrace of back-to-back houses. Inside there is exhibitions that include working textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing and motor vehicles, along with temporary exhibitions programme and a shop.
Charnwood Museum (43 miles)
There are lots of interactive exhibits: you can dig through the layers of history and find out why archaeologists like old rubbish, peep under rocks, in cracks and crevices to find the hidden creatures or zoom-in on a centipede's head with the video microscope.
Portland Basin Museum (43 miles)
Portland Basin Museum
Housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse this family friendly museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting.
Melton Carnegie Museum (44 miles)
Melton Carnegie Museum
Stilton Cheese and Pork Pies from Melton Mowbray are famous all around the world. Explore the history of these trades and others including saddlery, shoemaking and tinsmithing and the impact they had on the town. Go back even further in time to see how the Romans, Anglo Saxons, Normans, Tudors, Georgians and...
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (45 miles)
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Then be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by archive film, interactives and displays.
Hat Works (46 miles)
The only museum in the UK dedicated solely to the hatting industry, hats and headwear! An award winning interactive Visitor Attraction housed in a restored Grade ll listed ex hat factory. Fun and educational.
The Royal Pump Room Museum (46 miles)
The Royal Pump Room Museum
Borrow a family backpack, try the mystery object game or complete the spa trail to discover what it would be like to be a visitor to the spa 100 years ago at this small family friendly museum.
Ashby de la Zouch Museum (48 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities available.
Bronte Parsonage Museum (48 miles)
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Museum in a homely Georgian house in which the Bronte sisters lived. The rooms are filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions with plenty to see. Combine this with a visit to Haworth with its beautiful cobbled streets, independent shops, play park in the valley and the Worth Valley Railway...
Snibston (48 miles)
The award winning attraction explores the impact of technology on our every day lives with over 90 indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits.
Ilkley Toy Museum (48 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. Please note weekends only.
The Manchester Museum (49 miles)
The Manchester Museum
Come face-to-face with live frogs and snakes, meet Stan the T.rex or see a helmet made from the skull of a porcupine fish. Draw, play and relax, get up close to objects, follow trails or borrow a backpack full of gallery activities. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to...
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum (49 miles)
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum
Park and Museum with something for everyone, whether you want to browse the various displays indoors or enjoy a relaxing stroll around the attractive grounds and take your children to run off some energy in the play area.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Blyth 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 Nottinghamshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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