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Family Days Out near to Harrogate
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Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe A fun and creative ceramics cafe in Harrogate. Paint your own pottery, enjoy a cuppa and browse our lovely range of gifts and cards. Suitable for all ages. Book to avoid disappointment.
The Valley Gardens (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
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.
Harrogate Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
Harrogate 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!
Harrogate 4 Kids Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
Harrogate 4 Kids Treasure Trail is a treasure hunt around Valley Gardens. Solve the clues as you explore the park and gardens on foot.
The Royal Pump Room Museum (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
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.
Kidzplay (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
Kidzplay Multi Level activity play centre with ball pool, dual wavy slides, 180 spiral tube slides and more for the children. Restaurant area with digital TV and Wi Fi for the adults.
The Hydro (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
The Hydro offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, Harry's Place creche, The Energy Bar cafe and more.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr (1 miles)
Harrogate
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.
Winkies (2 miles)
Harrogate
Winkies Fantastic! Thoroughly unique concept in tiny town role play, with kids' computers, trampolines and more in addition to the play frame.
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat (2 miles)
Harrogate
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.
Mother Shiptons Cave (3 miles)
Knaresborough
Mother Shiptons Cave The Cave and the famous Petrifying Well form part of a mile long wooded riverside park. Beautiful riverside walk with 4 scenic picnic areas and two adventure playgrounds. There is a museum with live size figures and petrified object display. Gift shop and cafe serving everything you need for a picnic
Knaresborough Castle (3 miles)
Knaresborough
Knaresborough Castle As well as visiting this Castle and Museum with plenty of hands-on activities and trails, enjoy the Castle Grounds with a game of Putting or Bowls!
Knaresborough Pool (3 miles)
Harrogate
Knaresborough Pool Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Ripley Castle (4 miles)
Harrogate
Ripley Castle 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.
Log Heights (4 miles)
Harrogate
Log Heights - 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.
Stockeld Park (6 miles)
Harrogate
Stockeld Park In Spring and Summer enjoy outdoor and indoor fun, go-karting, roller-skating and inflatables galore.
Harewood House (6 miles)
Leeds
Harewood House You'll find all sorts of activities here for family fun: the Adventure Playground, exotic species in the Bird Garden, dressing up Below Stairs and craft activities, the big problem will be trying to fit it all into one day! One of the best places to visit for family fun and things to do in West Yorkshire...
Newby Hall Adventure Garden (8 miles)
Ripon
Newby Hall Adventure Garden A paddling pool, sandpit and swings for toddlers through to climbing frames and bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats for the older children. And of course, Newby's famous Miniature Railway is for children of all ages including yours!
Brimham Rocks (8 miles)
Harrogate
Brimham Rocks 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!
Golden Acre Park (8 miles)
Leeds
Golden Acre Park 55 hectares of Gardens and mature Woodland surrounding an attractive lake which is home to many species of wildfowl. Adjacent is Breary Marsh Local Nature Reserve, a haven for wildlife.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (9 miles)
Ripon
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!
Nidderdale Llamas (9 miles)
Harrogate
Nidderdale Llamas 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!...
Tockwith Motor Sports (10 miles)
York
Tockwith Motor Sports Strictly for over 14s, this 1260m circuit offers junior instructed lessons after which they are welcome for the open drive sessions. A fantastic experience for kids, and maybe the start of a lifelong interest.
Wacky Warehouse - Lawnswood Arms (10 miles)
Leeds
Wacky Warehouse - Lawnswood Arms Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Also has an outdoor play area.
Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre (10 miles)
Leeds
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Generous Pioneer (10 miles)
Ilkley
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.
Ripon Museum Trust (10 miles)
Ripon
Ripon Museum Trust is a group of three museums where you can go back in time and see what life was like in a Victorian prison, workhouse and courthouse.
Crazy Tykes (10 miles)
Wetherby
Crazy Tykes - is a 7,000 sq foot indoor soft play centre with a clean and bright area, lovely staff, ball shower and ball pool slides too and a football pitch. We host parties of all different kinds for 2 hours. Stop for lunch with friends.
Roundhay Tropical World (10 miles)
Leeds
Roundhay Tropical World - is home to a number of animals, including; crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous meerkat family! There is also a bird collection that includes rare species. The attraction is just three miles north of the city centre.
Wacky Warehouse - Hare and Hounds (10 miles)
Ilkley
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!!
Tumble Town Adventure Land (11 miles)
Leeds
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.
The Barn (11 miles)
Leeds
The Barn Indoor heated Barn on this farm site with a variety of play areas, including ride on tractors, a bouncy castle, large sand pit, and baby soft play.
Jackrabbits Pottery (11 miles)
Leeds
Jackrabbits Pottery is a family and buggy friendly paint your own pottery studio for adults and children of all abilities to explore their creative sides. We supply the relaxed atmosphere plus a wide range of materials and inspiration, just bring your imagination. You can also capture your little one’s hand or footprints.
Little Bees Play and Party (11 miles)
Leeds
Little Bees Play and Party Featuring 3 play areas for under 11s: the toddler area, the car track, and the main adventure play which includes wavy slide, aerial glide, construction zone and sports area.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (12 miles)
Leeds
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.
Kids Club House Ltd (12 miles)
Leeds
Kids Club House Ltd Horsfortth's premier indoor soft play, activity and party venue. A challenging multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 12 years and a contemporary cafe bar. We offer a range of party packages which can be tailored to suit...
Abbey House Museum (12 miles)
Leeds
Abbey House Museum Where you can experience the sights and sounds of life in Victorian Leeds in the year 1880! A journey through the carefully recreated streets and houses of Abbey House Museum is a great day out for all the family.
Ilkley Pool and Lido (12 miles)
Ilkley
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
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.
Ilkley Treasure Trail (12 miles)
Ilkley
Ilkley Treasure Trail If you are looking for a fun and interesting way to explore West Yorkshire, why not try a Treasure Trail?! Enjoy a family walk in the fresh air while you explore the local area, enjoy beautiful scenery and solve intriguing mysteries!
Thackray Museum (13 miles)
Leeds
Thackray Museum 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.
Live For Today Adventures (13 miles)
Hazelwood
Live For Today Adventures is an activity centre situated perfectly in-between Harrogate and Leeds. We offer a wide range of exhilarating outdoor adventures for kids and families including Zorbing, Bush Craft, Laser Tag, Archery, Rock Climbing and more.
Cottonbudz (13 miles)
Leeds
Cottonbudz Soft play centre and cafe, providing a range of activities and parties for children in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment.
Fuzzy Eds George and Dragon (13 miles)
Bradford
Fuzzy Eds George and Dragon Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features, plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds (13 miles)
Leeds
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Leeds (13 miles)
Leeds
1st Bowl Leeds Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Leeds City Museum (13 miles)
Leeds
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.
Sunnybank Play Park (13 miles)
Bradford
Sunnybank Play Park Indoor soft play and party place for children up to the age of 11 with a multilevel play frame, cafe and offering parties.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (13 miles)
Leeds
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills 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.
Curious About Leeds (13 miles)
Leeds
Curious About Leeds is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this diverse, multicultural city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Harrogate 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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