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Family Days Out near to Barnsley
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Experience Barnsley (2 miles)
Barnsley
Experience Barnsley Discover the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people at this great museum and Discovery Centre that is free to visit. Hands on and interactive exhibits to enjoy, plus a Visitor Centre and a café.
Jungle Jyms Play Centre (2 miles)
Barnsley
Jungle Jyms Play Centre Play Centre with 2 level play structure, separate toddler and baby area and a pool table for older children too.
Wentworth Castle Gardens (2 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.
Locke Park (2 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.
Metrodome Leisure Complex (2 miles)
Barnsley
Metrodome Leisure Complex Offering waves in theCalypso Cove lagoon pool, 3 great white knuckle rides and more slides for the young 'uns, plus leisure waters, toddler pool, play ship and BIG diving boards.
Metrodome Bowling (2 miles)
Barnsley
Metrodome Bowling State of the art bowling facility also featuring innovative disco lights, smoke machines and top of the range themed bowling games.
Cannon Hall Museum (3 miles)
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Museum Country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life.
Cannon Hall Farm (3 miles)
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Farm Family run farm attraction featuring hundreds of animals with lots of babies always on show. Spectacular new adventure playground opening Easter 2011. Farm Shop selling home produced beef, pork and lamb. Toy and gift shop. Don't miss our famous home made pies in the delicatessen and restaurant.
Tyke Racing (3 miles)
Barnsley
Tyke Racing A leading outdoor go kart track for 6 year olds upwards (height restrictions apply), with the world’s first electric lithium powered cadet karts. The purpose built track offers the ultimate racing excitement with an onsite hospitality suite.
Wigfield Farm (3 miles)
Barnsley
Wigfield Farm is a working farm with lots of animals to see and feed. There are meerkats, donkeys, goats, cows, owls, pigs, sheep, chickens, ponies, alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodent room and an aquatics room. We have an outside play area, a cafe and gift shop.
Barnsley Bowl (3 miles)
Barnsley
Barnsley Bowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and ramps for the kids to give them a chance! Great family activity, especially when it's wet!
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park (3 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.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (4 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.
Kirklees Light Railway (4 miles)
Huddersfield
Kirklees Light Railway Come along and take a 50 minute steam hauled return trip along 4 miles of 15" narrow gauge railway. The large visitor centre offers facilities for the whole family, including a new adventure playground, indoor play area and a miniature railway.
Penistone Paramount (5 miles)
Penistone
Penistone Paramount Old style cinema offering film, live theatre and organ recital performances in a varying showcase, which includes a great deal suited to children and families. Auditorium includes stalls, circle, stage, and the only organ of its kind in the country!
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre (5 miles)
Barnsley
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre Bright and colourful multi level childrens adventure softplay centre with 2 Bouncy Castles, 7 Slides, 3 Ball Pools and lots more! Dedicated party room that has a secret passageway back to the adventure play area!
Leapfrogs Play Gym (5 miles)
Skelmanthorpe
Leapfrogs Play Gym is an Indoor Play Centre. We have themed play areas to assist the under 4s and over 4s to have fun. Let your kids explore our play system, then test their climbing skills by edging across our new traverse wall.
Jungle Monkeys (6 miles)
Sheffield
Jungle Monkeys Soft indoor play area with plenty to keep the little ones amused including ball pool, dizzy disc and double slide. Good range of toys, plus a dressing up box. Separate area for under 1s.
Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree (6 miles)
Wakefield
Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Hullablloos (6 miles)
Sheffield
Hullablloos Indoor play centre based in Paces Campus, with 3 tier play frame, soft play, ball pools, slide, bridges and more! Toddler Groups held twice a week during term time. Great place for parties.
Elsecar Heritage Centre (6 miles)
Barnsley
Elsecar Heritage Centre Heritage centre with a range of craft workshops, tea-rooms, special events for children, school holiday activities, Playmania indoor activity and party zone centre, Steam Railway, Collection of old fire engines and Elsecar Park as well!
Playmania (6 miles)
Barnsley
Playmania is a multi level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party rooms, including a disco room.
Pugneys Country Park (7 miles)
Wakefield
Pugneys Country Park 250 acre site with 2 lakes, one a Nature Reserve with bird hides, the larger used for a variety of watersports, plus a play area, nature trails, and a café in the modern watersports centre.
National Coal Mining Museum (7 miles)
Wakefield
National Coal Mining Museum Go on an adventure 140m underground, go wild on the Nature Trail, explore the Galleries and meet our ponies â family fun for FREE!
Anglers Country Park (7 miles)
Wakefield
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.
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre (7 miles)
Barnsley
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre This Fun Factory attached to The Meadows Brewers Fayre family friendly pub is a multi-level play space with adventure equipment, ball ponds and a toddler zone and can also be booked out for childrens parties.
Dinosaur Discovery (7 miles)
Wakefield
Dinosaur Discovery is an interactive educational and fun indoor dinosaur exhibition and attraction. Including animated displays which can be controlled by the children themselves. Plus a separate ‘Last day of the dinosaurs’ exhibition, which includes jump scares through a dark maze.
Sandal Castle (7 miles)
Wakefield
Sandal Castle Explore the ruins of a 13th century motte and bailey castle that has been extensively excavaated, with finds on display at the Visitor Centre. Tours available at 2pm each day, but booking is recommended during busy periods.
The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail (7 miles)
Rotherham
The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail Follow the directions on the Wenworth self guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail whilst hunting for the solutions to the clues set within Wentworth to eliminate the suspects and discover whodunit! A great way to get out with the kids exploring.
Cliffe House (8 miles)
Huddersfield
Cliffe House Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times.
Thornes Clarence Park (8 miles)
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.
Wakefield Superbowl (8 miles)
Wakefield
Wakefield Superbowl Great fun for all the family with different weight balls for all ages, ramps to help the younger children and guard rails to save those annoying gutter balls spoiling it for the little ones.
Wheata Woods (8 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.
Hydra Kids (8 miles)
Sheffield
Hydra Kids Excellent Soft Play and party venue, with 3 zones for differing age groups, each offering physical, mental, and imaginative challenges. A high standard of classic adventure soft play equipment with plenty of entertaining features.
The Hepworth Wakefield (8 miles)
Wakefield
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.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (8 miles)
Pontefract
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld Bringing the seaside to Yorkshire! Here you will find lakes with pedalos and sandy beaches, plus an outdoor adventure playground suitable for children of all ages. Park free to visit, small fee for kids to visit Playworld.
Wakefield Museum (9 miles)
Wakefield
Wakefield Museum 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.
Cheeky Monkeys (9 miles)
Wakefield
Cheeky Monkeys offer small and large adventure play frames with features plus dedicated toddler zone and Little Tykes Car Track.
Charlottes (9 miles)
Dewsbury
Charlottes Farm and ice-cream parlour with giant inflatable slide, tractor rides, crazy golf, adventure playground, animals, and small indoor under 3s soft play area.
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis (9 miles)
Rotherham
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis Kids up to 4ft9 welcome to rampage through the multi level adventure play zone, with a smaller safe play zone for the smaller folk. Crafts sessions and parties too.
The Play Station (9 miles)
Ossett
The Play Station This is an exciting new indoor play centre for 0 to 12 years which has a large climbing frame and slides, it has a football court and basketball court for the older ones and loads of themed sessions like baking!
Go Hyper (10 miles)
Dewsbury
Go Hyper Has 2 separate play zones designed to provide fun and activity in a safe environment for pre-walkers and children up to the age of 12 years old. Go Hyper is the perfect place to let kids exercise and learn through play.
Castaways Cove (10 miles)
Sheffield
Castaways Cove Large pirate themed play and party centre spread over 7,500 sq ft, with separate zones, and a multi level soft play climbing cage with designed to look like a sailing vessel complete with sails. A number of party packages available.
Dewsbury Sports Centre (10 miles)
Dewsbury
Dewsbury Sports Centre Sports centre with Main pool and Small pool, plus a 45m flume. Wide variety of different swim sessions available at different times. Loads of other activities available for kids including Judo, Gymnastics, Archery, Trampolines, and more!
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (10 miles)
Dewsbury
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park Learn the local history of the area within a museum housed in a restored mansion full of interesting items. Set within a park that includes an ornamental lake, walled wildlife garden, and an adventure playground. Free to visit.
Wacky Warehouse - Stanley Ferry Marina (10 miles)
Wakefield
Wacky Warehouse - Stanley Ferry Marina Historic waterside pub with great indoor play facilities including a toddler and baby zone and good disabled access throughout.
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham (10 miles)
Rotherham
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham With classic tenpin bowling, arcade games and fruit machines for adults and kids, why not come and enjoy a thrilling family day out.
MFA Bowl Sheffield (10 miles)
Sheffield
MFA Bowl Sheffield With 24 lanes plus arcade area, pool tables and family diner, this is a great spot for a family tournament! Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards.
Avago Karting Swinton (10 miles)
Mexborough
Avago Karting Swinton This is an Indoor circuit with an overall length of 300 metres. They have junior and cadet driving options for younger karters and a thrilling track which includes a bridge and flyover! For over 8s.
Woolley Woods (10 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Barnsley 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 South Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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