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Play Parks and Great Outdoors near to Wakefield
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Thornes Clarence Park (< 1 mile)
Wakefield
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)
Wakefield
Anglers Country Park A large country park, great for walking and picnics and with a play area to help burn off any excess energy!
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (5 miles)
Wakefield
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)
Batley
Oakwell Hall Country Park Beautiful Elizabethan manor plus 100 acres of country park with excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, a well-stocked shop and a large adventure playground.
Locke Park (9 miles)
Barnsley
Locke Park 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)
Barnsley
Wentworth Castle Gardens is a large country estate with beautiful gardens, deer park and visitor centre. With family friendly tea rooms, large play area and year round programme of events, we are the day out on your doorstep.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park (11 miles)
Barnsley
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park See the flour milling process within the 17th and 19th century buildings using a water powered old mill and enjoy this country park with circular walks.
Cliffe House (11 miles)
Huddersfield
Cliffe House Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times.
Greenhead Park (12 miles)
Huddersfield
Greenhead Park Green Flag award winning park with large play areas over two sites, a lake and fountains, summer paddling pool, miniature railway, tennis courts, bowling and much more.
Lotherton Hall (12 miles)
Leeds
Lotherton Hall 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.
Beaumont Park (13 miles)
Huddersfield
Beaumont Park 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)
Leeds
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)
Sheffield
Wheata Woods 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)
Halifax
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)
Sheffield
Woolley Woods 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)
Rotherham
Clifton Park 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)
Sheffield
Wincobank Hill 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)
Nr Bingley
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.
Sandall Beat Wood (20 miles)
Doncaster
Sandall Beat Wood Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground, and visitors centre.
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (20 miles)
Doncaster
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.
Peace Gardens (21 miles)
Sheffield
Peace Gardens A public space that forms the centre of a spectacular walk through as series of developments that each have their own art, distinctive lighting and water features. Free to visit.
The Winter Garden (21 miles)
Sheffield
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
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.
Hardcastle Craggs (22 miles)
Hebden Bridge
Hardcastle Craggs offers more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walks, a family oriented visitors' centre and cafe.
Endcliffe Park (22 miles)
Sheffield
Endcliffe Park 15 hectares of open space, woodland, ponds and river with a large play park to boot make this a popular family day out.
Highfield Adventure Playground (22 miles)
Sheffield
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)
Harrogate
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.
Norfolk Heritage Park (22 miles)
Sheffield
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.
Graves Park (23 miles)
Sheffield
Graves Park Something for everyone including ancient woodland, playgrounds, sports fields, cafe, tennis courts, lakes, golf course and a cricket oval. Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm, home to Highland Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs, Deer, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Chinchillas and more.
Ecclesall Woods (24 miles)
Sheffield
Ecclesall Woods 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)
Glossop
Manor Park 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)
Sheffield
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)
Skipton
Bolton Abbey 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)
Dronfield
Cliffe Park 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)
Royton
Tandle Hill Country Park 48 hectares of country park plus play area, cafe and countryside centre.
Daisy Nook Country Park (28 miles)
Oldham
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)
Harrogate
Brimham Rocks 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)
Stockport
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)
Ripon
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)
Burnley
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway Spacious and splendid parkland with boating lake, paddling pool, playground and miniature railway. Many basic facilities on site.
Queens Park (31 miles)
Chesterfield
Queens Park Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Barrowford Park (31 miles)
Barrowford
Barrowford Park Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks. 2013 Green Flag Awarded.
Idle Valley (32 miles)
Retford
Idle Valley 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)
Prestwich
Heaton Park 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)
Disley
Lyme Park Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
Bakewell Recreation Ground (33 miles)
Bakewell
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)
Worksop
Clumber Park 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)
Fanfoss
Jubilee Park Spacious community built parkland with excellent quality and imaginative adventure play equipment suitable for most ages and abilities.
Burnby Hall Gardens (34 miles)
Pocklington
Burnby Hall Gardens Glorious grounds and gardens with Europe's largest collection of water lilies spread over the lakes. Special outdoor concerts are often held in the grounds during the summer, and regular events such as falconry displays and children's game days.
The Pavilion Gardens (34 miles)
Buxton
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!

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

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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