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 features are a giraffe house and a 100 sq m viewing platform where visitors come face to face with endangered leopards as they scale their 10m high climbing frames!
Tropical Butterfly House (25 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House
Butterfly house, wildlife and falconry centre where you can wander amongst free-flying butterflies, birds and bats and free-roaming animals, getting up close with birds of prey, meercats, insects and with a sandpit, aerial glide and adventuire playground too.
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (29 miles)
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park
From the giant otter to polecats and free-roaming deer, there's something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. In beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, home to four species of otter, owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats, sika and fallow deer.
Donkey Sanctuary (31 miles)
Visit rescued donkeys in their dotage and explore with the kids the significance of treating animals with respect and kindness. Animal contact, visitor centre, nature walks and cycle routes also available.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (39 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
From Terrapins to Piranhas! 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. Plus one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
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 beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in scenic Ribble Valley Park. Fun includes kids' tractor play area.
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 6,500 animals including spectacular sharks and rays!
Turbary Woods (50 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
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 and Animal Park (58 miles)
Park Rose Birds of Prey and Animal Park
Set in a wonderful woodland environment we offer daily displays, pig racing and lots more. We have a range of birds of prey on the park as well as Meerkats, Alpacas, Donkeys& Wallabys to name a few. So come and have fun with birds of prey!
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.
Reaseheath Zoo (59 miles)
A teaching zoo open to the public in the summer and other dates during the year. It has specialist rooms for reptiles, amphibians, and fish as well as indoor and outdoor mammal enclosures.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (61 miles)
The Jungle Zoo (62 miles)
The Jungle Zoo
Centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature containing Red Eared and other Terrapins. The outside exhibits include capuchin monkeys, meerkats, ring tailed lemur and more plus plenty of bird exhibits.
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 (62 miles)
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
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.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre (64 miles)
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre
Husky Centre where you can meet huskies, take them for walks and from October to end of March, book Pesky Husky Trekking with expert instruction on a purpose built circuit and learn about the breeds history.
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 ÃâÂ" including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
Blackpool Sea Life Centre (64 miles)
Blackpool Sea Life Centre
Blackpool Sea Life is the must see aquarium in the North-West. Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, turtles, rays and sea horses, SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet!
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.
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (66 miles)
Whitby Whale Watching Centre
Attraction in St Anns Staith to remember the whaling industry, which played an important role in Whitbys history and provide conservation education for the future. The Centre could also provide the base for you to take a cruise out to spot whales, birds, seals, porpoises and dolphins.
Twycross Zoo (71 miles)
Set in 80 acres of parkland and known worldwide for its apes and monkeys this conservation centre breeds endangered species and many more to observe. Make sure you see the Penguins at feeding time and check out the brand new Lemur Walk-through enclosure, the Amur leopard exhibit, a Sri Lankan themed elephant walkway, Himalayan-themed snow leopard exhibit, and much more.
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 their walk through aviary. There are also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Swithens Farm and Play Barn (4 miles)
Swithens Farm and Play Barn
Farm site where you can meet and feed the animals, play in the indoor play barn with its 2-level play structure and separate toddler area and enjoy the cafe and farm shop too.
Charlottes (7 miles)
Farm and ice-cream parlour with giant inflatable slide, tractor rides, crazy golf, adventure playground, animals, and small indoor under 3s soft play area.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (10 miles)
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
is a city farm near Leeds city centre with farm animals, farm shop, cafe and a play area. There are gardens, wildlife habitats, woodland walks and a bird hide.
Wakefield Museum (< 1 mile)
Explore the history and achievements of the region plus stand on the back of a fierce (if now stuffed) caiman crocodile in the gallery dedicated to local explorer Charles Waterton.
The Hepworth Wakefield (< 1 mile)
The Hepworth Wakefield
Over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield makes a gallery trip fun for children and grown-ups alike, with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities.
National Coal Mining Museum (6 miles)
National Coal Mining Museum
Experience genuine sights, sounds and smells of a working coal mine with a selection of tours including a family interactive one. Plus play area and nature trail.
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (6 miles)
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum (7 miles)
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum
Located on an island surrounded by river and canal this museum offers you beautiful surroundings plus a working watermill museum and Georgian House to explore.
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (7 miles)
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park
Museum set in 36 acres of parkland and woodland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and lots to see inside too.
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.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (9 miles)
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
Do you like trains? Or are you a fashionista who wants to know how cloth and clothes are made? They seem like opposite ends of the spectrum, but Armley Mills used to be the biggest woollen mill in the world and the goods were transported around the globe by train. Armley Mills now houses the Leeds Industrial collections, including trains and old TV cameras as well as the looms and mules involved in the weaving process and the smallest working 1920s cinema in the world.
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park (11 miles)
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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