Stump Cross Caverns (6 miles)
Stump Cross Caverns
Tour the lit caves safely with kids and explore the ancient rock features close up plus a theatre presentation. Site of special scientific interest.
Hesketh Farm Park (7 miles)
Hesketh Farm Park
A welcoming kids' farm where seasonally one can join in with bottle feeding, egg collecting, pig brushing and cavvie fussing, plus the adventure playground, tractor trailer ride and pedal go kart track! Loads!
Skipton Castle (7 miles)
Come and explore one of England's most complete medieval castles with over 900 years of turbulent history. Climb to the top of the Watchtower; descend to the dungeon. Picnic areas, licensed tearooms, shop with a notable book section, plant sales. A great day out in any season.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (7 miles)
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Craven Museum and Gallery (8 miles)
Craven Museum and Gallery
Free to visit, family friendly museum with displays of social history, archaeology, costume and art and regular children’s activities and events. Kids can dress up as a cave person or a Victorian, dig in the archaeology pit, and more!
Bolton Abbey (8 miles)
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.
Pennine Boat Trips (8 miles)
Pennine Boat Trips
Explore the longest canal in Britain on a great, guided tour, or if you are feeling adventurous you can skipper your own with the family! Special cruises also available including Santa trips!
Matrix Superbowl (8 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. They have ramps and gutter rails available so that all ages and abilities can play, including those with disabilities. Plus new play centre!
How Stean Gorge (8 miles)
How Stean Gorge
A small gorge that cuts its way through limestone with narrow paths, caves and foot bridges. Plenty of trails to follow and lots of wildlife. There is also an Outdoor Activity Centre, campsite and a cafe.
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn (8 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.
The Play Barn at Settle (11 miles)
The Play Barn at Settle
A great indoor soft play centre in the Yorkshire Dales where your children can run wild in a safe and friendly environment while you can relax in our comfortable seating and cafe area. We pride ourselves on our homemade food.
Nidderdale Llamas (12 miles)
A Llama Trekking Centre based in the beautiful Dales. Enjoy a Llama Farm Experience or go Llama Trekking! You don't ride llamas, but they are fantastic walking companion and entertain you with their hilarious personalities! They are very friendly and love to meet people! Birthday parties a speciality!...
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park (12 miles)
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park
Animal encounters, glorious countryside and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities and demonstrations. Climb aboard the 4WD Farm Safari ride, hitch a ride in a giant caterpillar and let the kids loose in the Play Barn. Toddler sessions available.
Ilkley Pool and Lido (12 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
Ilkley Toy Museum (12 miles)
Ilkley Toy Museum
The many exhibits feature dolls, dolls houses, teddy bears, tin plate toys, lead figures and a selection of games together with wooden and paper toys dating from 350BC to the present day. Please note weekends only.
Brimham Rocks (13 miles)
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.
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum (14 miles)
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum
Park and Museum with something for everyone, whether you want to browse the various displays indoors or enjoy a relaxing stroll around the attractive grounds and take your children to run off some energy in the play area.
The Leisure Centre, Keighley (14 miles)
The Leisure Centre, Keighley
Large sports facility with a pool, 40m waterside into a plunge pool, a separate learner pool and a fitness centre. SHOKK gym for kids, plus table tennis, badminton, and squash. Parties catered for.
Dragons Den (14 miles)
Comprehensive multi level adventure play frame with all the frills! Plus dedicated toddler zone, both with loads of fun features and obstacles.
Wacky Warehouse - Generous Pioneer (15 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Generous Pioneer
The UK's award winning soft play and activity centre for children. Meet up with friends, get messy with your kids during our arts and craft sessions, book a birthday party or simply relax with a magazine or coffee, whilst your child plays.
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel (15 miles)
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel
Fantastic museum with beautifully restored railway carriages that have been used in over 50 TV and film productions! Great to combine with a trip on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, using a Green Rover ticket.
Whitemoor Riding Centre (15 miles)
Whitemoor Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for over 5s with indoor jumping and outdoor riding. Welcomes disabled riders too, equipped with an RDA Mounting Ramp.
Aysgarth Falls (15 miles)
Spectacular 3 tiered falls close to an award winning visitor centre, scenic walks through the parklands and a local village to explore. The falls were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
The Forbidden Corner (15 miles)
The Forbidden Corner
Find the hidden temple Indiana Jones would feel at home in the Forbidden Corner, an extraordinary folly in North Yorkshire. Statues blink at you, paths lead nowhere, skeletons lurk in underground chambers and a temple hides behind artful landscaping. Your job is to work your way through the maze. Unique, and...
Ingleborough Cave (16 miles)
Well lit with good paths, a pleasingly accessible show cave with an awe inspiring range of stunning rock formations.
4 Kids (16 miles)
offers 2 totally separate play facilities, one on the upper floor aimed at 5 to 12 year olds and a toddler area located on the lower floor specifically for the smalls.
St Ives Estate Country Park (16 miles)
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.
Bronte Parsonage Museum (17 miles)
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Museum in a homely Georgian house in which the Bronte sisters lived. The rooms are filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions with plenty to see. Vibrant programme of events and creative days throughout the year.
Wacky Warehouse - Hare and Hounds (17 miles)
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (17 miles)
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (17 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!
Barrowford Park (17 miles)
Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks. 2013 Green Flag Awarded.
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail (17 miles)
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail
Suitable for the whole family, can you and the kids hunt out the answers to solve the clues to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit on this self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail.
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway (18 miles)
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway
is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. Looksa like a good idea if you're after fun family days out in Yorkshire.
Log Heights (18 miles)
- is an exhilarating outdoor ropes challenge based in the grounds of the stunning Ripley Castle Estate. You could be jumping into the sky to catch a trapeze, climbing a giant ladder or walking a high beam. An exhilarating outdoor activity for both children and adults.
Bolton Castle (18 miles)
Medieval castle and grounds with a packed programme of daily events plus Trails, Childrens Costumes, Calligraphy, Medieval Games and Traditional Crafts.
Ripley Castle (18 miles)
Built in 1345, full of armour, priests' hiding holes and lots of great things to look at including beautiful gardens, deer park and a large tropical plant collection. Special Children's Tours available.
Dales Countryside Museum (18 miles)
Dales Countryside Museum
Housed in the old Hawes railway station, this museum has many interactive and hands-on exhibits telling the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.
SMJ Falconry (18 miles)
A Bird of Prey centre with loads of owls, kestrels, falcons, hawks plus an eagle and a clever raven! Experience Days, Hawk Walks, Owl Encounters and Birthday Parties available. All give you a chance for a personal first hand experience.
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (18 miles)
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool
has a fun wave machine and immense water slide plus beach entry shallows for the smalls and room to swim too! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids.
Salt Pots Ceramic Studio (18 miles)
Salt Pots Ceramic Studio
is a pottery painting studio for all the family specialising in paint your own pottery and clay imprints, pottery painting parties for all ages, commissions and personalised gifts and keepsakes.
Tumble Town Adventure Land (18 miles)
Tumble Town Adventure Land
Play centre strictly for under 8s and aimed at under 6s with a town theme offering role play experiences in the cafe, store, petrol station and car wash, as well as the excitement of the ball pool, slides and aerial ball.
Shipley Pool (19 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Little Daisys (19 miles)
is an indoor play and party venue designed exclusively for under 5's in the heart of Shipley incorporating an exquisite coffee house and serving delicious hot and cold food.
Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play (19 miles)
Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play
The play structure is built up of three storeys with interconnecting passages, stair cases, walkways, bridges, rope swings and probably the biggest indoor slide in the North West! Secure, clean and friendly.
GO Bowling Shipley (19 miles)
GO Bowling Shipley
Family friendly tenpin bowling mega fun with gutter guards and ramps to help the kids along. Great activity for young and old.
The Hydro (19 miles)
Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Lightwater Valley (19 miles)
Over 40 rides and attractions and 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack to the dizzying heights of Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that'll twist even the bravest of souls and the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove! Plus Angry Birds activity park...
Curious About Harrogate (19 miles)
Curious About Harrogate
Explore Harrogate in a different way: two quirky, self guided walks with a treasure hunt theme to keep all the family intrigued and amused. Buy or download then enjoy in your own time.
The Valley Gardens (19 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Grassington 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 North Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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