Ponderosa (7 miles)
Disabled and disadvantaged children of all ages can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. Huge selection of activities available involving rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas.
Roundhay Tropical World (11 miles)
Roundhay Tropical World
You will discover snakes, spiders, Meerkats and Lemurs along with many unusual topical insects as you go through the tropical island. And outside gorgeous parkland to enjoy.
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (15 miles)
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience
is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where families can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere to explore. Plus adventure playground.
St Leonards Farm Park (15 miles)
St Leonards Farm Park
A variety of friendly animals, some of which you can feed. Great play areas, especially the popular straw playbarn, with its tunnels and swing ropes and the small animal enclosure. Tractor and Trailor rides available too!
National Coal Mining Museum (6 miles)
National Coal Mining Museum
Put on your hard hat and battery lamp, step into the 'cage' and descend 140m underground; follow your ex-miner Guide through the chilly, dark tunnels to find out how coal was mined and moved to the surface by men, women, children, ponies and machinery.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (6 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.
Leeds City Museum (9 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.
Thackray Museum (9 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.
Abbey House Museum (11 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.
National Media Museum (13 miles)
National Media Museum
- an exciting centre in the heart of the north devoted to film, photography, television, radio and the web. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in West Yorkshire with kids
Eureka The National Childrens Museum (15 miles)
Eureka The National Childrens Museum
A unique experience especially designed to inspire 0-11s and adults of all ages! Based on the concept of learning through play every exhibit is must-touch and the 6 interactive galleries invite you to explore your senses. There is an outdoor park and Train Carriage for picnics and regular weekend and holiday events.
Colne Valley Museum (15 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.
The Fire and Police Museum (20 miles)
The Fire and Police Museum
Come face to face with some of the most amazing vehicles and exhibits around!
Feel as if you're in the thick of the action and adventure, with the sights and sounds of the Fire and Police Museum Sheffield,
Weston Park Museum (21 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 brought to life by fascinating histories, incredible facts and hands-on interactives.
Ilkley Toy Museum (21 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 the exhibits include this 1940's English working model fairground.
Shipley Pool (16 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Ilkley Pool and Lido (22 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
Cheeky Monkeys (< 1 mile)
offer small and large adventure play frames with features plus dedicated toddler zone and Little Tykes Car Track.
Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree (2 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree
- big playframe indoor play centre - drop the kids in and let them run themselves ragged for a couple of hours while you have a nice cup of tea and a read of the paper!
Fuzzy Eds (2 miles)
Especially designed to entertain children from toddler to around 10 years old, older children can use their very safe outdoor play area. Set beside a pub.
The Play Station (3 miles)
The Play Station
This is an exciting new indoor play centre for 0 to 12 years which has a large climbing frame and slides, it has a football court and basketball court for the older ones and loads of themed sessions like baking!
Go Hyper (5 miles)
Has 2 separate play zones designed to provide fun and activity in a safe environment for pre-walkers and children up to the age of 12 years old. Go Hyper is the perfect place to let kids exercise and learn through play.
Rascals Childrens Soft Play Centre (6 miles)
Rascals Childrens Soft Play Centre
We are an indoor soft play centre with free on site parking located next to Alexandria Mills, Batley. The perfect place for your little ones to play in a safe environment. Ideal for kids parties and group bookings!
Funalot Indoor Play Centre (6 miles)
Krazy Kids Adventure World (8 miles)
Krazy Kids Adventure World
Indoor Soft Play Centre. We have a Crawler area, under 4 area and a large play area for over 4 year olds. Open 7 days a week. Hot and Cold Food served. Parties 7 days a week. Great coffee for the mums and Sky Sports for the dads
Diddy Middys (9 miles)
A fantastic family place to visit. We are a fully air conditioned play gym with lots of toys and games along with a great play structure with slides, ball pool, football pitch and much more.
Jungle Kids (9 miles)
Let your little ones run wild on their massive play structure including slides, crawl tubes, kiddie kart track, cargo nets, ball canyon, dizzy disc, ball pools and soft play areas.
Polka Dot Kids Ltd (10 miles)
Polka Dot Kids Ltd
Kids can play, learn and explore in the play structure which features a dual 4m wavy slide, a football/ basketball pitch, car track and cargo nets. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in West Yorkshire with kids
Whoops A Daisies (10 miles)
Whoops A Daisies
is a large multi storey soft play structure with an abundance of fun things to do, specifically designed for children under 4ft 10”.
Little Bees Play and Party (11 miles)
Little Bees Play and Party
Featuring 3 play areas for under 11s: the toddler area, the car track, and the main adventure play which includes wavy slide, aerial glide, construction zone and sports area.
Funsters Childrens Play (11 miles)
Funsters Childrens Play
An Indoor Soft Play Activity Centre where children can have fun and play in a safe, clean environment, from cargo nets and slides to ball pits and crawl tubes.
The Zone (11 miles)
The kids’ zone has interactive mazes, themed panels, multi lanes slide and ball cannon area for kids up to 12 years. Also contains sports, dance, gym and teen learning zones.
Jackaboos (12 miles)
Let your kids run wild in a safe, fun and clean environment while you relax with an authentic cappucinno and panini. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Leeds
Kids Club House Ltd (12 miles)
Kids Club House Ltd
Horsforthâs premier indoor soft play, activity and party venue. A challenging multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0-12 years and a contemporary cafe bar. We offer a range of party packages which can be tailored to suit your needs.
Fizzy Lizard (12 miles)
Adventure softplay for the under 8s, split into baby / toddler and Junior sections, with differing age suitable toys, activities and challenges.
Wacky Warehouse - Lawnswood Arms (13 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Lawnswood Arms
Wacky Warehouse - Lawnswood Arms - indoor playcentre following the tried and tested wacky warehouse tradition of great indoor playcentre attached to a pub serving cheap drinks and food, so you can have a nice meal and drink while the smalls run themselves ragged for a couple of hours - job done!!
Tiddley Peeps (13 miles)
Indoor play centre in Bradford - The main play area is great and there is also a separate baby area which has plenty of toys
Adventure World (14 miles)
Indoor Party And Play Centre From Ages 0-9 Childrens Parties 9.30am To 3.30pm Mon- Fri 9.00am To 12pm Sat - Sun Private Parties Arranged Parties from 4pm Mon-Fri 12.30pm Sat-Sun
Wacky Warehouse - George and Dragon (14 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - George and Dragon
- has the usual Wacky Warehouse formula of an indoor playcentre attached to a public house - where you can let the kids run riot for a couple of hours while you take a no doubt well earned break - aaah!!!
Monster Fun (15 miles)
Multi level monster themed adventure play with all the classic features and some modern twists, plus dedicated toddler zone.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Holiday Centres near Wakefield 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 West Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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