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
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (17 miles)
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bronte country. Most services are operated by steam trains, but the railway also serves the local community, with many people using the morning diesel railcar services to do their shopping in Keighley.
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.
Ripley Castle (18 miles)
Ripley castle, built in 1345, is full of armour, priests hiding holes and lots of great histrorical things to look at. There are also beautiful gardens and a deer park which the smalls will love - and a large tropical plant collection.
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.
St Leonards Farm Park (18 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!
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.
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.
Harrogate Mystery Treasure Trail (19 miles)
Harrogate Mystery Treasure Trail
- is a fun self-guided mystery walk around Harrogate. Become a detective for the day as you hunt for clues around the town to solve the mystery! As you follow the Trail, the kids won’t even realise they’re learning facts and getting exercise too!
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat (19 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat
Wacky Warehouse - Flagship has a purpose built indoor play structure which keeps children amused for hours and whacks them out - leaving the adults to do whatever they want for a few minutes!! Also a great place to go for kids parties.
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe (19 miles)
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe
Paint pottery for a great interactive family activity or hold either a pottery painting or jewellery making party. We also do Magic Custard clay prints and solid casts in a range of materials from plaster to silver (Please book in advance).
White Scar Cave (19 miles)
White Scar Cave
The longest show cave in Britain. The guided tour takes 80 minutes and covers one mile. See underground streams and waterfalls, and the massive ice-age cavern. Cafe, shop, large on-site car park. Spectacular picnic location!
Lightwater Valley (19 miles)
Simply bursting with over 40 rides and attractions and 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from the dark and 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 (new for 2011) 5 new rides in the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove!
Monster Fun (20 miles)
Multi level monster themed adventure play with all the classic features and some modern twists, plus dedicated toddler zone.
Wacky Warehouse - George and Dragon (20 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - George and Dragon
- has the usual Wacky Warehouse formula of an indoor playcentre attached to a public house - where you can let the kids run riot for a couple of hours while you take a no doubt well earned break - aaah!!!
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (20 miles)
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
The famous Waterfalls Trail has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. the trail is 4.5 miles/8 kilometres through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.
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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