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.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (22 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to land of the Tigers all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest feature is a 100 sq m viewing platform where visitors come face to face with endangered leopards as they scale their 10m high climbing frames!
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (29 miles)
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park boasts otters, 16 species of owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer.
Nidderdale Llamas (29 miles)
A llama trekking centre and animal petting farm. Visit the farm, take a llama for a walk or if your over 10yrs why not go llama trekking! You don’t ride llamas, but they are great walking companions and carry your picnic! Birthday parties a speciality! Refreshment area. Pre-Booking essential.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (39 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
From Piranahs to Terrapins. There is a large open pool which is fed by a thermal spring and illuminated at night containing common carp, mirror carp and koi carp. The fish may be fed by visitors with fish food obtained on the premises.
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (40 miles)
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey
Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (41 miles)
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats
The ultimate family day out with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, Marlon the Llama, pygmy goats amongst other wildlife providing the enjoyment of hands on experience for all the family in the finest collection of trees and shrubs in the country set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland and lakes with new equipment in the children's playground for 2013.
Bowland Wild Boar Park (46 miles)
Bowland Wild Boar Park
Enjoy a picnic and take a ramble in our beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in our scenic Ribble Valley Park - plus lots more.
Blackbrook Zoological Park (46 miles)
Blackbrook Zoological Park
They have a wealth of attractions on offer to see, including rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, kid's favourite Lemur Lodge, Pelican Cove, Swan Lake and the utterly charming World of Penguins!
The Deep (48 miles)
Discover the dramatic story of the world's oceans at Hull's award wining aquarium, which blends stunning marine life, fun interactives and audio-visual presentations. It's home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays! Highlights include Europe's deepest viewing tunnel and a glass lift ride through our 10m tank.
Turbary Woods (50 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species.
Vale Royal Falconry Centre (53 miles)
Vale Royal Falconry Centre
is a new British birds of prey and wildlife visitor attraction set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Suitable for all ages, friends and families can experience these magnificent creatures up close and get involved in handling and flying these beautiful birds under direct supervision.
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (54 miles)
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park
Come along and enjoy flying displays, pig racing, tropical butterflies, snakes, reptiles, trout fishing and much more. Indoor and outdoor play areas for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups to relax.
Cheshire Falconry (55 miles)
Enjoy the Junior Owl Experience at the Cheshire Falconry Centre. Using the most calm and tolerant birds of prey in the collection, children will have the experience of a lifetime as they fly an owl for the first time.
Knowsley Safari Park (57 miles)
Knowsley Safari Park
Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions!
Park Rose Birds of Prey Centre (58 miles)
Park Rose Birds of Prey Centre
Set in 3 acres of Woodland with over 50 birds of prey and owls on site, we also have picnic areas, regular displays and all day public handling with our child friendly birds. We have indoor colouring and conservation areas, a wildlife pond and a pet's corner!
Monkey Forest (58 miles)
Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre (58 miles)
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre
Set in 50 acres in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Countryside Park offers everything for the perfect day out.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (61 miles)
British Wildlife Rescue Centre (61 miles)
British Wildlife Rescue Centre
Centre for treatment of sick and injured British wildlife. Displaying animals and birds which cannot be released to the wild.
The Jungle Zoo (62 miles)
The Jungle Zoo
The zoo centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature containing Red Eared and other Terrapins from North America and goldfish.
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (62 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
Journey beneath the waves and get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures of the sea including sharks, rays and turtles to name but a few.
Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins as they go about their daily routines and get to know each character as the day goes on.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (63 miles)
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Lakeland's Wildlife Discovery Centre is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive 'hands-on' displays, which take you through 3,000 million years of evolution and follow the development of life on Earth - from magic molecules to mischeivous monkeys.
Blackpool Zoo (63 miles)
is home to over 1500 animals of more than 400 species including big cats, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, orangutans and many more, providing a fantastic day out for everyone from 3 months to 103! You can even meet 32 dinosaurs in their superb prehistoric gardens. Great idea for family days out in Lancashire.
Blue Planet Aquarium (64 miles)
Blue Planet Aquarium
Has over 100 living displays in six themed areas showcasing a spectacular variety of life from the deep.
Visit our Caribbean Reef display, complete with 230ft underwater tunnel, which houses Europe's largest collection of sharks Ãâ" including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (64 miles)
Blackpool Sea Life Centre
is home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe. Discover a magical world under water including sharks, rays, seahorses and piranhas. Don't miss our newest features, Jellyfish Phantoms of the Deep and The Turtle Shelter!
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (64 miles)
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre
- a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and much more it's a great afternoon out for the family.
Chester Zoo (65 miles)
With 110 acres to explore, there are 8000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo: voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity.
Twycross Zoo (71 miles)
Set in 50 acres of parkland, Twycross is known throughout the world for its apes and monkeys. This conservation centre breeds endangered species, such as Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Monkeys and Parrots. Here you will see Giraffes, Otters Giant Tortoises and Flamingos. Make sure you see the Sealions and Penguins at feeding time and all of our new arrivals.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (72 miles)
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Lakes Aquarium (72 miles)
See things that swim, things that fly and things that bite! Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit the lakes of the world, along with those a little closer to home- making it a captivating centrepiece to the Lake District. Walk through our incredible underwater tunnel, home of the breath taking diving ducks.
Tropical Birdland (73 miles)
Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around our "walk-through" aviary. Sit with our friendly free-to-fly birds. And more.
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks 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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