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Things To Do & Days Out near Harrogate

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The Hydro (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
The Hydro Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Harrogate
Butterfingers of Harrogate A clown and circus themed indoor play centre with some amazing bonus features on top of the soft play staples: including volcano tube, wind tunnel, iPad room and a frankly awesome selection of party packages!
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 with hands on Egyptian and scientific activities!
Bead Harrogate (< 1 mile)
Harrogate
Bead Harrogate is an art and craft boutique in central Harrogate and home to the “Bead Bar”, an environment designed for children to be creative and make beaded jewellery or other craft activities while mum and dad enjoy a cup of tea!
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
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.
Tadcaster
Live For Today Adventures Hazlewood is an Outdoor Activity provider with 3 sites across the UK. From Archery to High Ropes and everything in between, we offer a range of activities that are guaranteed to make you FEEL ALIVE!
Harrogate
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)
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 exciting outdoor activity for 8s to 80s!
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.
Kidzplay (2 miles)
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.
Harrogate
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.
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.
Ripley Castle (3 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 too!
Ripley
Live For Today Adventures Ripley is an Outdoor Activity provider with 3 sites across the UK. From Archery to High Ropes and everything in between, we offer a range of activities that are guaranteed to make you FEEL ALIVE!
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
Knaresborough Castle As well as visiting this Castle and Museum with several hands-on activities and trails, enjoy the Castle Grounds with a game of Putting or Bowls!
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.
Stockeld Park (6 miles)
Wetherby
Stockeld Park - is a family attraction set within beautiful woodland surroundings, open every school holiday providing outdoor adventure and indoor play with roller rink, interactive playgrounds, electric scooter trail, huge maze and more
Brimham Rocks (7 miles)
Harrogate
Brimham Rocks 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)
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...
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!
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!
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!...
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.
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.
York
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.
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.
Leeds
Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre 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.
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 for the better weather!
Ilkley
Wacky Warehouse - Hare and Hounds Multi level indoor adventure play with slides and balls, bridges and tunnels: all the usual! Plus toddler zone.
Crazy Tykes (11 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.
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.
Leeds
Roundhay Tropical World is one of the most well-loved family attractions in Leeds. At Tropical World you can take a trek through the rainforest and experience tropical wildlife at night before a quick excursion through the desert, all in the same day.
The Barn (12 miles)
Leeds
The Barn 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)
Leeds
Firefly Pottery 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.
Ripon
Lightwater Valley 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
Ilkley Pool and Lido Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September too with play fountain!
Ilkley
The Ilkley Mystery Treasure Trail Can you and the kids help Detective Chief Inspector Lauren Order to find the clues around Ilkley and solve the mystery on this self-guided mystery Trail?
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.
Leeds
Jackrabbits Pottery is a buggy friendly 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!
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.
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...
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.
Talon Falconry (13 miles)
Ripon
Talon Falconry 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.
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.
Harrogate
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)
Leeds
Cottonbudz 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.
Bradford
Fuzzy Eds George and Dragon Indoor play facility and climbing structure with loads of slides and fun features, plus a cool toddler zone, all attached to a family restaurant.
Thackray Museum (14 miles)
Leeds
Thackray Museum 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.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Harrogate as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include The Hydro and Butterfingers of Harrogate, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Harrogate can enjoy it too!

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