The Fun Run (9 miles)
The Fun Run
Indoor play with crafts and activity sessions, dedicated toddler area and extensive menu at the cafe.
The Zone (9 miles)
Play Centre with Play Zone, a large play frame for 4-10 yrs, Tots Zone, a toddler friendly play area for 0-3 yrs, Party Zone and Tasty Zone, a cafe serving drinks and snacks.
Pots and Whatnots (10 miles)
Pots and Whatnots
is a pottery painting studio and gift shop, giving you the opportunity to paint your own piece of pottery using the extensive range of paints and tools provided! Plus selling lovely Fair Trade items.
The Ice Factor (10 miles)
The Ice Factor
Glide on the North of Englands largest outdoor ice rink or for those who prefer to watch, there is a raised viewing platform. Part of Yorkshire winter Wonderland that includes a fairground and wintery cafes, restaurants and shops.
Lotherton Hall (11 miles)
Beautiful Edwardian Country House with bird garden and red deer park, which the small people really love. Great adventure playground plus picnic areas and nature trails.
Cycle the Solar System (11 miles)
Cycle the Solar System
Great added interest on this cycle track from York to Selby where a scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway.
Yorkshire Air Museum (11 miles)
Yorkshire Air Museum
Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, and much more.
Raceway Karting (11 miles)
Adrenalin packed fun on our indoor circuit for all would be racing drivers aged 7years upwards.
Full instruction given, all racewear hire included in price. Exclusive use of circuit for family groups and birthday parties.
York Maze (12 miles)
is a seasonal family attraction, with mazes galore, sand and water play, slides, rides, shows, games, petting farm, pig racing, painting, fantastic food, and great gifts. It's a great day out for the whole family!
Live For Today Adventures (12 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.
Fired Art Designs (12 miles)
Fired Art Designs
"Paint your own pottery studio". Over 100 shapes to choose from. Go on the Potters wheel. Make a model from clay. Paint a T-Shirt. We also do make and take projects. Craft club every other Sunday 10.30am until 12.30 pm.
Pirate Island Adventure Golf (12 miles)
Pirate Island Adventure Golf
is swashbuckling fun everyone, from young scallywags to old seadogs! The biggest and best adventure golf in Yorkshire, Pirate Island has two courses to tackle, each festooned with obstacles including a giant octopus, crocodiles, grog barrels and the Buccaneers’ Jail.
Bowlplex Castleford (12 miles)
Xplore (12 miles)
Two attractions under one roof... plus a whole lot more! Xplore promises adventure and excitement for families and children of all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Flow House Xscape Yorkshire (12 miles)
Flow House Xscape Yorkshire
Houses two double size FlowRiders on which you can bodyboard and flowboard (surf). Let our expert instructors teach you to ride the waves and the best part is that no matter how old you are, it’s great fun!
SNO!zone (12 miles)
- home to the UK's longest REAL snow slope, so you can get a kick out of real snow all year round. There is a main slope for experienced slope users and a dedicated lesson slope for beginners or you can try tobogganing with family and friends.
Cosmic Golf at Xplore (12 miles)
Cosmic Golf at Xplore
2 heavily themed courses brought to life with ultra-violet light, strange sounds and special effects.
Xscape Yorkshire (12 miles)
Offering a real wave simulating surf venue, 14 screen Cineworld Cinema, kids' soft play and party centre, climbing wall, aerial assault course, cosmic golf, laser games, 20 lane bowling and huge indoor real snow slope!
York Castle Museum (12 miles)
York Castle Museum
One of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects recreating rooms, shops, whole streets!
York Dungeon (12 miles)
An intense 70-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history, using theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience! Not for young or nervous kids.
Jorvik Viking Centre (12 miles)
Jorvik Viking Centre
Take hold of the past and explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-age city in our brand new exhibitions. As you travel around the Viking-Age city of Jorvik aboard our state of the art time capsules you will encounter the Old-Norse-speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards,...
DIG (12 miles)
Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind!
York Boat (12 miles)
Options include sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises, private hire, self drive motor boats, disco cruises and Christmas cruises.
Yorks Chocolate Story (12 miles)
Yorks Chocolate Story
Includes a tour, a tasting, museum, demonstrations and a virtual chocolate factory. With new Chocolate Making Station in the Factory Zone!
York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail (12 miles)
York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail
Will enable you to discover the wonderful world of chocolate and sweets in the heart of York, the chocolate city. Learn about the history of the confectionery story in York whilst solving clues along the way.
Barley Hall (13 miles)
See the sights, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.
National Railway Museum (13 miles)
National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum - for big trains, bigger rides and the biggest day out, come to York, to the worlds largest railway museum. Explore our three giant halls for a complete family experience packed full of incredible trains and interactive fun. Discover the fascinating story of the train.
Monkey Maze (13 miles)
Play centre with a genuine 3 dimensional jungle maze, this soft play area will keep your children occupied for hours and with a dedicated area for under 2s, a cafe and party rooms too.
York Treasure Trail (13 miles)
York Treasure Trail
The regional detective Willie Solvit, is baffled by the death of novice campanologist, Terry Bell. There had been some anonymous complaints made to the police about loud, out of tune bell ringing during the hours of darkness. Help Willie solve the clues, and you could win a cash prize.
Yorkshire Museum (13 miles)
With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
York Minster (13 miles)
One of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation's earliest history. When you have entered the Minster you may be able to join a free guided tour with one of their volunteer Guides
Yorkshire Museum of Farming (13 miles)
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
14 acres of parkland dedicated to Yorkshire's farming past. Indoor and outdoor fun: livestock pens with lots of animals, adventure playground, toy tractors and plenty of open space. Museum displays include child-friendly interactives. Events run throughout the year and costumed interpreters are on...
Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio (13 miles)
Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio
- is a well established paint your own pottery studio situated in the heart of York ( 2 mins walk from the minster!). Children of all ages can pop in to paint for a fun and creative experience. Whether you’d like to paint a frog, a gnome or a plant pot for grandad, we will have something for you!
Crazy Tykes (14 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.
Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre (14 miles)
Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
Facility for outdoor enthusiasts and novices alike offering a range of water-based and land-based activities for all ages and abilities.
Water World (14 miles)
Where the kids can slide down one of the three exciting flume rides, dare them to face 'The Edge', swim against the waves, ride the 'Torpedo Tube' or endure the 'Rapids Descent! Interactive area for smaller children available too.
York MotorSports Village (14 miles)
York MotorSports Village
is a race themed indoor Go karting centre and proud winners of The Visit York Tourism Awards: Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014 (under 50,000 visitors). We have a wide selection of racing packages to suit all ages 4+.
Wacky Warehouse - Riverside Farm (15 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Riverside Farm
Whether you are looking to 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: the indoor play centre is the perfect venue for you!
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends (15 miles)
Tenpin York (15 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Clifton Moor Centre. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
The Play Pit (15 miles)
The Play Pit
Multi level 'outdoors' themed indoor play facility, offering a soft obstacle adventure up above the parents' tables and featuring all the classics and a few surprises.
The Web Adventure Park (15 miles)
The Web Adventure Park
Indoor and outdoor adventure fun park offering huge sand and water play area, netted climbing forest, ride-onâs, den building and construction zone, landscaped gardens, jungle bridge, wacky swings and role play area. Plus Animal Zone!
The park also has two amazing Ropes courses - Wired and Summit which...
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite (15 miles)
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite
Great indoor incorporating baby and toddler areas, Sports Arena, disco area, and a huge play frame for over fives with Spooky Caves, Mirror Maze, role play areas and construction.
Burnby Hall Gardens (16 miles)
Burnby Hall Gardens
Glorious grounds and gardens with Europe's largest collection of water lilies spread over the lakes. Special outdoor concerts are often held in the grounds during the summer, and regular events such as falconry displays and children's game days.
Fired Art Ceramic Studio (16 miles)
Fired Art Ceramic Studio
is a paint your own pottery studio based in the historic market town of Pocklington, situated only 20 minutes from the City Walls of York. Something for every age from pottery painting, clay building or throwing a pot on a potters wheel to decopatch, art clubs and much more!
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (16 miles)
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld
Bringing the seaside to Yorkshire! Here you will find lakes with pedalos and sandy beaches plus an outdoor adventure playground suitable for children of all ages.
Temple Newsam (16 miles)
A magnificent Tudor Jacobean mansion set in 1500 acres of scenic parkland, mysterious woodland and Europe's largest working Rare Breeds Farm.
Tockwith Motor Sports (16 miles)
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.
Jubilee Park (16 miles)
Spacious community built parkland with excellent quality and imaginative adventure play equipment suitable for most ages and abilities.
Little Bees Play and Party (16 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Selby 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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