Thornes Clarence Park (< 1 mile)
Thornes Clarence Park
Play park in gardens of the former Thornes House with a lake full of hungry ducks, separate play areas for toddlers and for bigger kids, pitch and putt, putting, tennis, bowls and lots of open space.
Anglers Country Park (4 miles)
Anglers Country Park
A large country park and nature reserve, great for walking and picnics, with a play area to help burn off any excess energy! A number of trails to follow. Free to visit and free parking.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (5 miles)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
60 outdoor art installations waiting to be discovered and discussed, plus indoor art galleries and historic estate, offering great family events and a really welcoming attitude to kids throughout.
Oakwell Hall Country Park (8 miles)
Oakwell Hall Country Park
Beautiful Elizabethan manor set in 100 acres of country park with 6 different gardens to explore, a Nature Trail to follow, and a large adventure playground. Excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, and a well stocked shop.
Locke Park (9 miles)
Popular park with a play area for children up to 10 years old, a sand pit, paddling pool, cafe, bowling green, tennis courts, lots of green areas for picnicking or ball games as well as gardens and greenhouses.
Wentworth Castle Gardens (11 miles)
Wentworth Castle Gardens
is a great place to discover with beautiful gardens, deer park and large adventure playground for children and visitors of all ages to enjoy! There is a family friendly tearoom, gift shop and year round programme of fun events.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park (11 miles)
Cliffe House (11 miles)
Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times for fun physical play, bushcraft, den building and more with staff to help supervise.
Lotherton Hall (12 miles)
Beautiful Edwardian Country House with bird garden and red deer park, which the small people really love. Great adventure playground plus picnic areas and nature trails.
Greenhead Park (12 miles)
Green Flag award winning park with large play areas over two sites, an ornamental lake and fountains, summer paddling pool, miniature railway, tennis courts, bowling greens, and a skate park. Open throughout the year and free to visit.
Beaumont Park (13 miles)
Victorian Park with ornate features, cascades, grottos, steep cliffs and picturesque woodland walks for all the family plus football and basketball, younger and older childrens play areas and plenty of climbing, biking and scooting opportunities.
Golden Acre Park (14 miles)
Golden Acre Park
55 hectares of Gardens and mature Woodland surrounding an attractive lake which is home to many species of wildfowl. Adjacent is Breary Marsh Local Nature Reserve, a haven for wildlife.
Wheata Woods (16 miles)
Ancient semi natural woodland with a variety of habitats and birds to spot along numerous paths and bridleways. Archaeological features to explore including bomb craters, Romano British earthworks and medieval quarry pits.
Ogden Water Country Park (18 miles)
Ogden Water Country Park
A beautiful 34 acre reservoir enclosed by woodland with open moor beyond with walking routes and a visitors centre offering basic facilities.
Woolley Woods (18 miles)
Ancient bluebell wood with a number of footpaths and bridleways to explore and archaeological sites to investigate. Plenty of birds, bats and butterflies to spot, plus loads of different flowers and trees. Free to visit.
Clifton Park (18 miles)
Lovely green space with several adventure play areas, crazy golf and a mini funfair! Also has tennis courts and bowling greens available for you to hire, plus a seasonal water play area with interactive jets and paddling pool!
Wincobank Hill (19 miles)
Ancient woodland covering a hill, with an Iron Age hill fort and other archaeological features. Great place to go for a historic nature ramble with the kids. Free to visit.
St Ives Estate Country Park (19 miles)
St Ives Estate Country Park
500 acres of Country Park with woodlands, open moor, a wildflower meadow, sand covered adventure playground, pond for fishing and duck-feeding and sculpture trail helping you to explore.
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (20 miles)
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
A stunning wetland habitat with pockets of meadows and woodlands. Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and hides for birdwatching. Wildlife includes kingfishers, deer and hedgehogs. Open all year round.
Sandall Beat Wood (20 miles)
Sandall Beat Wood
Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground and visitor centre. Also a Local Nature Reserve with plenty of wildlife to discover. Free to visit and open all year!
The Winter Garden (21 miles)
The Winter Garden
A stunning green world in one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK in the last 100 years. More than 2,500 plants to see. Free to visit.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens (21 miles)
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
19 acres of restored Victorian garden with a stunning glass pavilion, a number of themed gardens to explore and plenty of space to play. Free to visit and open all year.
Endcliffe Park (22 miles)
15 hectares of open space just 2 miles southwest of Sheffiled city centre, with woodland, ponds, a and river, plus a large play park to boot, making this a popular place for a family day out. Free to visit.
Norfolk Heritage Park (22 miles)
Norfolk Heritage Park
30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Highfield Adventure Playground (22 miles)
Highfield Adventure Playground
is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
The Valley Gardens (22 miles)
The Valley Gardens
Popular park near Harrogate town centre with beautiful gardens, a huge play area for kids of all ages, tennis courts, pitch and putt and crazy golf plus an outdoor pool in the summer.
Hardcastle Craggs (22 miles)
offers more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walks, a family oriented visitors' centre and cafe.
Graves Park (23 miles)
Something for everyone here with ancient woodland, adventure playgrounds, numerous sports facilities, lakes and golf course. Plus a delightful Animal Farm with loads of regional breeds to come and visit. Loads!
Ecclesall Woods (24 miles)
An oasis of woodland calm in the city with pelnty of paths and bridleways to explore. Local Nature Reserve that also contains historic monuments and other heritage features.
Manor Park (24 miles)
This popular Glossop Park has a large childrens play area and a miniature railway plus lots of sporting opportunities.
Rother Valley Country Park (25 miles)
Rother Valley Country Park
Country Park with land and water activities for all ages and abilities. Events all year. Activity centre offering; family rowing and pedal boats, water zorbing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes, single scull rowing boats, cycle hire and archery for groups. For refreshments bring your own picnic, eat in the cafe...
Bolton Abbey (26 miles)
30,000 acres of beautiful countryside including a riverside walk where you just have to take a paddle, fantastical sculptures in the scrubland and woodland, a Welly Walk adventure trail, the ruins of the 12th century Priory and a gift shop and cafe too.
Cliffe Park (26 miles)
Popular with families this park has plenty of space and a large play area with traditional equipment plus an enclosed sand pit area, table tennis table, crazy golf and an internet cafe.
Tandle Hill Country Park (27 miles)
Daisy Nook Country Park (28 miles)
Daisy Nook Country Park
40 hectares of country park with woodland, canals, river, picnic sites, bird watching, orienteering, fishing and play areas for under 5s and over 5s will blow away the cobwebs!
Brimham Rocks (29 miles)
Let children explore this amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations with labyrinthine paths between. Have fun spotting the ones clearly resembling animals like the Dancing Bear! Plus visit the Bug Hotel. Ew.
Etherow Country Park (29 miles)
Etherow Country Park
A lively area of riverside walks and woodlands that is a haven for wildlife. Great place to go with the family and to bring your dog. Sailing club, fishing and remote controlled boating available.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (30 miles)
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday activities and nature galore- kids will love the wild deer and bats! A perfect combination of activities and learning!
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway (31 miles)
Queens Park (31 miles)
Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Barrowford Park (31 miles)
Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks. 2013 Green Flag Awarded.
Idle Valley (32 miles)
Adventure playground, nature trails, accessible paths, sculpture trail and nature viewing platform. Plus excellent Discovery Packs for hire from the friendly visitor centre including a pond dipping kit and binoculars!
Heaton Park (33 miles)
is a great Animal Centre, two dedicated children's play areas providing a range of activities for children aged from 3 years up to 14 years, rowing boats, tram rides, pitch and putt and more.
Lyme Park (33 miles)
Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
Bakewell Recreation Ground (33 miles)
Bakewell Recreation Ground
Located in just over 5 hectares of space, this park has a modern and recently upgraded play area including splash pads for water based fun in the summer plus football pitches, croquet lawns, a cricket square, a multi-use games area, and a pavilion.
Clumber Park (34 miles)
With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, and a Woodland Play Park. Visit the Discovery Centre to see what childrens activities they are offering during the holidays. This National Trust managed Estate offers lots to do.
Jubilee Park (34 miles)
Newly refurbished with excellent quality and imaginative adventure play equipment suitable for most ages and abilities like normal and nest swings, zip wire, play fort and wooden car! A stirling example of Community Power!
The Pavilion Gardens (34 miles)
The Pavilion Gardens
Here we pride ourselves in providing a fun, family friendly environment. Whether you fancy a ride on the miniature train, spending the day playing on our toddler park or adventure playground, even if it’s just feeding the ducks whilst enjoying an ice cream!
Burnby Hall Gardens (34 miles)
Burnby Hall Gardens
Glorious grounds and gardens with Europe's largest collection of water lilies spread over the lakes. During the summer you can catch outdoor concerts and regular events such as falconry displays and the children's fun day every Wednesday in the holidays!
Bramhall Park (35 miles)
A popular park of landscaped grounds, woodland and trails surrounding Bramall Hall, with a stream running through and large ponds. A fenced off smaller childrens play area and a larger childrens wooden climbing frame can be found adjacent to the picnic area.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors 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
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