Wentworth Castle Gardens (11 miles)
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.
Lotherton Hall (12 miles)
Beautiful Edwardian Country House with bird garden and red deer park - which the small people really love. Good place for picnics
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.
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.
Graves Park (23 miles)
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.
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 or have an ice cream.
BBQ's are permitted in the park as long as they are off the ground.
Brimham Rocks (29 miles)
Let children explore this natural playground, an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations to clamber over with labyrinthine paths between. Have fun spotting the ones clearly resembling animals like the Dancing Bear!
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (31 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.
Heaton Park (33 miles)
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 - loads to do - wow!
Lyme Park (33 miles)
Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
Jubilee Park (34 miles)
Spacious community built parkland with excellent quality and imaginative adventure play equipment suitable for most ages and abilities.
Burnby Hall Gardens (34 miles)
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)
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!
Normanby Hall Country Park (35 miles)
Normanby Hall Country Park
Set in the heart of undiscovered North Lincolnshire, the 300 acres of Normanby Hall Country Park provides the perfect day out for all the family.
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn (36 miles)
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn
Fresh air and fun for all the family in the heart of Upper Nidderdale. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Studfold Trail offers family fun and adventure in a truly unique setting.
Wythenshawe Park (37 miles)
A great park offering a massive range of things to do: crazy golf, pitch and putt, community farm, outdoor play area, woodland walks, 16th century hall, 16 football pitches
Yorkshire Lavender (37 miles)
We have loads to do for the kids including a lavender maze, hillside snakes and ladders, a deer park, sculpture park & plenty of space for the kids to run around!
Sherwood Forest Country Park (38 miles)
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table Restaurant. Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up one of our fun family nature trails, or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
Queens Park (39 miles)
Fabulous outdoor play park, sand, diggers, great climbing frames, mazes, sculptures, picnic areas and ducks in the lake.
Alderley Edge (40 miles)
Classic family hiking adventure. Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Explore woodland paths or walk to neighbouring Hare Hill Garden.
Moss Bank Park (40 miles)
Moss Bank Park
Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train, butterfly gardens and animal world exhibit.
Elsham Hall Country Park (44 miles)
Elsham Hall Country Park
An animal farm, art gallery, a working Blacksmith and a small farming museum plus acres of open space to play and picnic in.
Haigh Country Park (46 miles)
Haigh Country Park
Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland, with magnificent views. Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations.
Brockholes Nature Reserve (47 miles)
Brockholes Nature Reserve
A new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve! A great place to let the kids run around and discover the wonders of British wildlife. 250 Acres of meadow, lake and woodland a great place to explore. Fantastic play area, walking trails, restaurant, gift and food shops.
Biddulph Grange Garden (47 miles)
Biddulph Grange Garden
Tunnels, winding paths, a Cheshire cottage that turns into an Egyptian tunnel, fish to feed, a Chinese temple, trees to discover and a new woodland walk to play in and explore.
Withy Grove Park (47 miles)
Withy Grove Park
Located next to Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, the park includes the borough’s flagship play area: an enormous main play structure with huge slides and mind boggling equipment. 3 age zones available.
Ingleborough Cave (48 miles)
Until 1837 the secrets of Ingleborough Cave were hidden behind large natural calcite dams behind which water had ponded, submerging much of the passage beyond. These were broken down following a flood, to reveal a wonderland of sculpted passages and beautiful cave formations which have been delighting our visitors ever since.
Worden Park (49 miles)
As well as over 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, model railway, huge playground and super hedge maze, the park also includes a Crafts Centre and coffee shop located in the centre of the historic grounds.
Whisby Nature Park (49 miles)
Thorpe on the Hill
Whisby Nature Park
Perfect for a family nature ramble: pack up the binoculars and take a wheelchair accessible and waymarked trail, using the 7 disabled access bird hides to catch sneaky peeks.
East Park (49 miles)
Enormous parkland with splash boat, walk through aviary and a free entry animal centre featuring everything from tarantulas to alpacas. Also has great adventure play area catering for most ages and abilities.
Hartsholme Country Park (50 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park
Green Flag awarded Victorian landscaped gardens with Visitor Centre, children’s play area and cafe.
Riverside Park (50 miles)
This park's vast open spaces are perfect for family fun, picnics and games as well as their regular events. Gorgeous sensory park nearby if you have younger children.
Walton Gardens (50 miles)
has spacious lawns, picnic areas, play area, children's zoo, pottery in the park and various other outdoor activities.
White Scar Cave (51 miles)
White Scar Cave
The longest show cave in Britain. The guided tour takes 80 minutes and covers one mile. See underground streams and waterfalls, and the massive ice-age cavern. Cafe, shop, large on-site car park. Spectacular picnic location!
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (51 miles)
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
The famous Waterfalls Trail has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. the trail is 4.5 miles/8 kilometres through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.
Markeaton Park (52 miles)
Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, pitch and putt golf, stunning horticultural displays, a fishing lake and football pitches.
Westport Lake Play Area (53 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Westport Lake Play Area
Offers an array of exciting play equipment, including the fort climbing frame, swings, a merry-go-round, springy animals, slides and a rotating circular seat. Plus the lakes themselves and signposted walks around them.
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.
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