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
Hesketh Farm Park is part of a 600 acre working farm situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the Yorkshire Dales; Bolton Abbey.
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 (7 miles)
Craven Museum and Gallery
Family friendly museum with displays of social history, archaeology, costume and art and regular childrens activities and events.
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
Public trips are run most days to Niffany or Snaygill through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales from the old market town of Skipton on the 200 year old Leeds and Liverpool canal.
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.
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.
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park (11 miles)
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park
Animal encounters, glorious countryside, make friends with friendly farm animals and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities and demonstrations. Climb aboard the 4WD Farm Safari to the Deer Park, hitch a ride in a giant caterpillar and let the kids loose in the Wizzick Play Barn. Join in with lamb and calf feeding daily plus Junior Quad Bikes.
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! Pre-Booking essential.
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 the exhibits include this 1940's English working model fairground.
Brimham Rocks (13 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!
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)
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. Whether you're looking to meet up with friends, get messy with your kids during our arts & craft sessions, book a birthday party or simply relax with a magazine or coffee, whilst your child plays, Wacky Warehouse ÃâÂ" the indoor play centre is the perfect venue for you!
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.
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel (15 miles)
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel
Over 50 TV and film productions have featured restored railway carriages from this multi-award winning museum. Sit in the carriages and imagine what rail travel used to be like with sound and video to bring the past to life and numerous signs, posters and small exhibits too.
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 just scary enough to give everyone a thrill.
The Barn (16 miles)
is a climbing and activity centre with climbing walls up to 8 metres high and a bouldering area of over 500 sqm.
Ingleborough Cave (16 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.
4Kids (16 miles)
Under new management, formerly Likkle Monkeys.There are two totally separate play facilities, one on the upper floor aimed at 5-12 year olds and a toddler area located on the lower floor specifically for the younger children.
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. Combine this with a visit to Haworth with its beautiful cobbled streets, independent shops, play park in the valley and the Worth Valley Railway too.
Wacky Warehouse - Hare and Hounds (17 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Hare and Hounds
- the usual Wacky setup, have a sit down and a well deserved nice cup of tea, while the kids run round like loons in the great indoor play centre - lovely!!
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (17 miles)
Barrowford Park (17 miles)
Large park with putting green, two children's playgrounds and a wetland area with ducks.
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail (17 miles)
Pendle Witches Mystery Treasure Trail
Treasure Trails' treasure hunts are a fantastic way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
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!
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.
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (18 miles)
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool
Pendle Wavelengths leisure pool has a wave machine, a roof high water slide. 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.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr (19 miles)
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Only a short distance from Harrogate town centre, this beautiful garden makes a great family day out. There are seasonal events and activities for children, picnic areas, natural play areas, including the Craggle Top Treehouse, Logness Monster and Log Maze, and paths suitable for pushchairs.
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.
We are very keen on league bowling and run a Youth Bowling League on a Saturday morning at 9.30am, all ages up to 17 years. Only Â£5 for 3 games including free coaching.
The Hydro (19 miles)
- offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, Harry's Place creche, The Energy Bar cafe and more.
Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre (19 miles)
Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre
A Sailing and Activity Centre that offers school holiday programmes for children and lots of water-based activities to try out as a family.
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.
The Royal Pump Room Museum (19 miles)
The Royal Pump Room Museum
Borrow a family backpack, try the mystery object game or complete the spa trail to discover what it would be like to be a visitor to the spa 100 years ago at this small family friendly museum.
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat (19 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play area.
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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