The Hydro (< 1 mile)
Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
The Royal Pump Room Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
The Valley Gardens (< 1 mile)
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.
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe (< 1 mile)
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.
Curious About Harrogate (< 1 mile)
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.
Log Heights (1 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 exciting outdoor activity for 8s to 80s!
Winkies (2 miles)
Fantastic! Thoroughly unique concept in tiny town role play, with kids' computers, trampolines and more in addition to the play frame.
Kidzplay (2 miles)
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.
Harrogate Climbing Centre (2 miles)
Harrogate Climbing Centre
a dedicated Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering facility in Harrogate. Offering a variety of fun activities for those 5 years + including kid’s club sessions, children’s birthday parties and family tasters. There's a small play area in the cafe too, suitable for toddlers up.
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat (3 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.
Ripley Castle (3 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 too!
Mother Shiptons Cave (3 miles)
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)
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 (4 miles)
Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Brimham Rocks (7 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.
Harewood House (7 miles)
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...
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (7 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!
Newby Hall Adventure Garden (8 miles)
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!
Nidderdale Llamas (9 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!...
Golden Acre Park (9 miles)
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.
Ripon Museum Trust (9 miles)
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.
Tockwith Motor Sports (10 miles)
Tockwith Motor Sports
With lessons from age 7 and driving 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 - Generous Pioneer (10 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Lawnswood Arms (11 miles)
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 for the better weather!
Wacky Warehouse - Hare and Hounds (11 miles)
Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre (11 miles)
Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre
A Sailing and Activity Centre that offers school holiday programmes for children, and lots of water and land based activities to try out as a family. Activities on offer include rowing, sailing, canoeing, climbing, and off road biking.
Crazy Tykes (11 miles)
- 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.
Tumble Town Adventure Land (11 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.
Roundhay Tropical World (11 miles)
Roundhay Tropical World
Tropical World at Roundhay Park Leeds is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens.
The Barn (12 miles)
Great for small kids you've got an indoor beach play area, ride on tractor track and maxi map activity zone with wheeled toys.
Firefly Pottery (12 miles)
Paint your own pottery Horsforth. Relax, have fun and get creative. All ages welcome with a great range of child and adult friendly services. We offer a wonderful environment in which to paint pottery, work with clay and enjoy crafts.
Lightwater Valley (12 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...
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.
Jackrabbits Pottery (12 miles)
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 oneâs hand or footprints.
Little Bees Play and Party (12 miles)
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.
Kids Club House Ltd (12 miles)
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...
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (13 miles)
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.
Talon Falconry (13 miles)
Meet over 35 birds of prey, have a photo taken and see them fly. Other residents include ferrets, rheas, snakes and rabbits. A variety of experience packages also available.
Abbey House Museum (13 miles)
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.
Stump Cross Caverns (13 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.
Cottonbudz (13 miles)
Soft play centre and cafe, providing a range of activities and parties for children in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment. Well designed play frame, with a climbing wall and a ball pit. Separate play area for babies.
Fuzzy Eds George and Dragon (13 miles)
Fuzzy Eds George and Dragon
Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features, plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Thackray Museum (14 miles)
One to plan carefully! The fantastic Life Zone exhibit is great for kids over 4, but the rest bears careful consideration, as medical history is actually pretty harrowing! There are routes around the upsetting stuff however; details within listing.
Live For Today Adventures (14 miles)
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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds (14 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds
Kids love bowling and if they're small they can use a ramp and gutter guards to nudge them toward victory (or at least the pins!). A whipping 32 lanes plus arcade and diner.
MFA Bowl Leeds (14 miles)
MFA 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 (14 miles)
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.
Jigsaw Gyms (14 miles)
Play centre with a multi sensory play area for children under 1 year old, a dedicated toddler area for 1 – 3 years and a multi level play structure for children aged 4 years and over.
Bolton Abbey (14 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.
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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