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Family Days Out near to Thirsk
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Twiggys Play (< 1 mile)
Thirsk
Twiggys Play 4000 square foot indoor play centre with large mainframe play structure for your bigger kids and a dedicated under 3s area too.
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre (2 miles)
Thirsk
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre With loads of friendly animals, a traditional Adventure Playground and separate Play Area for smaller kids, a Farm Pedal Car Arena, scenic way marked Nature Trail and tea rooms, this is a life saver if you're passing on a long journey!
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (4 miles)
Thirsk
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Falconry UK (4 miles)
Thirsk
Falconry UK A Birds of Prey and conservation centre with over 70 birds and 30 species including hawks, owls, falcons, kites and vultures. Falconry experience days offered for adults and kids.
Action and Adventure (7 miles)
Bedale
Action and Adventure Pay and Play Zone over Weekends and Holidays. Birthday Parties, Family Fun Days... offering Quad biking, Segways, Skywalk & 200m Zip wire, Aerial Extreme, Garden Games and an...
Aerial Extreme Bedale (7 miles)
Bedale
Aerial Extreme Bedale is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
Kidzplay (9 miles)
Northallerton
Kidzplay Exciting mainframe offers a large 4 lane wavy slide providing great entertainment for the children, ride ons, ball pools, sports courts, arts and crafts area, and digi TV plus WiFi for the parents.
Lightwater Valley (9 miles)
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...
Talon Falconry (10 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.
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.
Newby Hall Adventure Garden (10 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!
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (11 miles)
Bedale
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats The ultimate family day out with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, Marlon the Llama, pygmy goats amongst other wildlife providing the enjoyment of hands on experience for all the family in the finest collection of trees and shrubs in the country set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland and lakes with...
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm (11 miles)
Bedale
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm When you visit the farm, one of our friendly guides will show you around the farm so that you can bottle feed lambs and piglets, bath a pig, hold small animals, feed the cows and sheep and talk to the donkey (if Charlie the pony doesn't object).
International Centre for Birds of Prey (11 miles)
Helmsley
International Centre for Birds of Prey The largest collection of birds of prey in the North of England. Over 100 eagles, falcons, owls, hawks, kites, vultures and more in a 10 acre setting. Flying demonstrations, aviaries and a hawk walk to experience, plus other events.
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool (11 miles)
Helmsley
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool 20m heated outdoor pool.
York Bird of Prey Centre (12 miles)
Huby
York Bird of Prey Centre A centre with over 70 birds of prey and owls with a chance to fly and handle some of them. Educational talks, plus two flying displays per day. Hawk Walks, Owl Experiences and Falconry Courses available.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (13 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!
Yorkshire Lavender (15 miles)
York
Yorkshire Lavender We have loads to do for the kids including a lavender maze, hillside snakes and ladders, a deer park, sculpture park and plenty of space for the kids to run around!
Ripley Castle (16 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 (16 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.
Knaresborough Castle (16 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!
Mother Shiptons Cave (16 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 Pool (16 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.
Wackadayz (17 miles)
Brompton on Swale
Wackadayz A secure Indoor Play Centre. We have separate Junior and Toddler areas, an elevated Sports Arena, Bouncy Castle and WIFI. Offering the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a fun day out or select to sit back and relax with some refreshments while the kids play.
Brimham Rocks (17 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.
Winkies (17 miles)
Harrogate
Winkies Fantastic! Thoroughly unique concept in tiny town role play, with kids' computers, trampolines and more in addition to the play frame.
Stokesley Golf Range (18 miles)
Middlesbrough
Stokesley Golf Range There is an entertaining 12-hole Crazy Golf Course, suitable for all of the family, a 16-bay floodlit Driving Range with club hire and a 9-hole Pay and Play course. Relax at the end in our fabulous Coffee Shop.
Ryedale Folk Museum (18 miles)
Pickering
Ryedale Folk Museum Large open air museum for all the family. The museum contains reconstructed buildings including a 1950s post office, iron age roundhouse, Elizabethan manor house and model village, and focuses on life in Ryedale through the ages. The museum also has a Blacksmiths, and livestock such as pigs, sheep and...
The Hydro (18 miles)
Harrogate
The Hydro Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Harrogate Treasure Trail (18 miles)
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!
Tockwith Motor Sports (18 miles)
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.
The Royal Pump Room Museum (18 miles)
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.
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe (18 miles)
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 (18 miles)
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 4 Kids Treasure Trail (18 miles)
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.
Nidderdale Llamas (19 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!...
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite (19 miles)
York
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Riverside Farm (19 miles)
York
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!
The Web Adventure Park (19 miles)
York
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...
Harrogate Climbing Centre (19 miles)
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.
Castle Howard (19 miles)
York
Castle Howard Have fun exploring 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens; jump on the land train to the Great Lake for boat trips and our adventure playground; discover more about the amazing history of the house and gardens with school holiday adventure trails and illustrated quiz sheets.
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends (19 miles)
York
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Tenpin York (19 miles)
York
Tenpin York 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.
Kidzplay (19 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.
Buttercups Ceramic Studio (19 miles)
Hurworth-on-Tees
Buttercups Ceramic Studio you can paint a piece of functional pottery such as a mug, plate, bowl, platter and much more or how about a fun item like a money box, figurine or fun home accessory.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum (20 miles)
Great Ayton
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Museum telling the story of Cooks early life and education in the Charity School, the village he grew up in and his adventures on the high seas.
Piglets Adventure Farm Park (20 miles)
York
Piglets Adventure Farm Park Seasonal Children/s Farm with a Petting Barn, Tractor Trailer Rides, Giant Bouncing Pillows, Maize Maze, Pedal Go-carts, Farmyard Play Area, Olympigs Obstacle Course and a Cafe.
Richmond Castle (20 miles)
Richmond
Richmond Castle Norman fortress with interactive exhibition, ruins and gardens to explore, family events programme and activity pack available to download before you set off.
Stockeld Park (20 miles)
Harrogate
Stockeld Park Stockeld Park is home to a beautiful Enchanted Forest, a HUGE maze, ice/roller rink (depending on the season) and much much more! Experience the magical adventure for yourself.
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm (20 miles)
Middlesbrough
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm Children can enjoy the large Fun House with ball pools, slides, climbing frames, all in brightly coloured surroundings. Children's birthday parties are bookable, taking place in the Fun House, with a height restriction of 4ft 9ins, we also hold regular Toddler sessions during term time.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Thirsk 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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