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Family Days Out near to Wakefield
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Wakefield Museum (< 1 mile)
Wakefield
Wakefield Museum Explore the history and achievements of the region plus stand on the back of a fierce (if now stuffed) caiman crocodile in the gallery dedicated to local explorer Charles Waterton.
The Hepworth Wakefield (< 1 mile)
Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield Over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield makes a gallery trip fun for children and grown-ups alike, with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities.
Cheeky Monkeys (< 1 mile)
Wakefield
Cheeky Monkeys offer small and large adventure play frames with features plus dedicated toddler zone and Little Tykes Car Track.
Thornes Clarence Park (< 1 mile)
Wakefield
Thornes Clarence Park Play park in gardens of the former Thornes House with a lake full of hungry ducks, separate play areas for toddlers and for bigger kids, pitch and putt, putting, tennis, bowls and lots of open space.
Wakefield Superbowl (1 miles)
Wakefield
Wakefield Superbowl Great fun for all the family with different weight balls for all ages, ramps to help the younger children and guard rails to save those annoying gutter balls spoiling it for the little ones.
Sandal Castle (1 miles)
Wakefield
Sandal Castle Explore the The castle has been extensively excavated and finds can be seen in the Visitor Centre and at nearby Wakefield Museum. Visitors can climb to the top of the motte where they are treated to superb views of the Calder Valley.
Wacky Warehouse - Stanley Ferry Marina (2 miles)
Wakefield
Wacky Warehouse - Stanley Ferry Marina Historic waterside pub with great indoor play facilities including a toddler and baby zone and good disabled access throughout.
Pugneys Country Park (2 miles)
Wakefield
Pugneys Country Park Nature reserve with two lakes, used for bird spotting and a variety of water sports plus a play area, nature trails and cafe.
Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree (2 miles)
Wakefield
Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Fuzzy Eds at Sun Lofthouse (3 miles)
Wakefield
Fuzzy Eds at Sun Lofthouse offers it's trademark standard of adventure play with indoor facilities for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, with sliding, climbing, tunnels, bridges and balls. Plus outdoor play for older kids.
The Play Station (3 miles)
Ossett
The Play Station This is an exciting new indoor play centre for 0 to 12 years which has a large climbing frame and slides, it has a football court and basketball court for the older ones and loads of themed sessions like baking!
Battlefield Leeds (3 miles)
Leeds
Battlefield Leeds Authentic team based combat experience using infrared technology so totally safe and pain free. Exciting, all action outdoor activities for ages 7 and older. A number of scenarios available to play.
Swithens Farm and Play Barn (4 miles)
Leeds
Swithens Farm and Play Barn Farm site where you can meet and feed the animals, play in the indoor play barn with its 2-level play structure and separate toddler area and enjoy the cafe and farm shop too.
Anglers Country Park (4 miles)
Wakefield
Anglers Country Park A large country park, great for walking and picnics and with a play area to help burn off any excess energy!
Go Hyper (5 miles)
Dewsbury
Go Hyper Has 2 separate play zones designed to provide fun and activity in a safe environment for pre-walkers and children up to the age of 12 years old. Go Hyper is the perfect place to let kids exercise and learn through play.
Dewsbury Sports Centre (5 miles)
Dewsbury
Dewsbury Sports Centre Main and small pool plus a 45 metre flume and changing village make this a popular choice for families.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (5 miles)
Wakefield
Yorkshire Sculpture Park 60 outdoor art installations waiting to be discovered and discussed, plus indoor art galleries and historic estate, offering great family events and a really welcoming attitude to kids throughout.
Diggerland (5 miles)
Castleford
Diggerland An adventure park for kids and adults to drive their own dumper trucks, diggers and more! Children under 90cm high get in free but have limited access to rides.
Rascals Childrens Soft Play Centre (6 miles)
Batley
Rascals Childrens Soft Play Centre We are an indoor soft play centre with free on site parking located next to Alexandria Mills, Batley. The perfect place for your little ones to play in a safe environment. Ideal for kids parties and group bookings
National Coal Mining Museum (6 miles)
Wakefield
National Coal Mining Museum Experience genuine sights, sounds and smells of a working coal mine with a selection of tours including a family interactive one. Plus play area and nature trail.
Playdayz Ltd (6 miles)
Leeds
Playdayz Ltd Fabulous playcentre with soft play area designed for babies, a toddler area, and a disco area and main play area designed for the over 5's.
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (6 miles)
Dewsbury
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park Museum set in parkland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and plenty to see inside too.
Munchkins (6 miles)
Leeds
Munchkins Play centre for 0-11s with a three level play structure for older children and a dedicated structure for under 3s.
Middleton Railway (7 miles)
Leeds
Middleton Railway The oldest working railway in the world. A working Accredited Museum of standard gauge industrial steam and diesel locomotives. In the modern Engine House learn how Leeds made more locomotives than any other city or town in England. Complete your visit with a ride on the train to where the Middleton Coal...
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum (7 miles)
Leeds
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum Located on an island surrounded by river and canal this museum offers you beautiful surroundings plus a working watermill museum and Georgian House to explore.
SNO!zone (7 miles)
Castleford
SNO!zone - 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 (7 miles)
Castleford
Cosmic Golf at Xplore 2 heavily themed courses brought to life with ultra-violet light, strange sounds and special effects.
Xscape Yorkshire (7 miles)
Castleford
Xscape Yorkshire 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!
Flow House Xscape Yorkshire (7 miles)
Castleford
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!
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (7 miles)
Batley
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park Museum set in 36 acres of parkland and woodland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and lots to see inside too.
Xplore (7 miles)
Castleford
Xplore 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
Bowlplex Castleford (7 miles)
Glasshoughton
Bowlplex Castleford Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Pirate Island Adventure Golf (7 miles)
Castleford
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.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (7 miles)
Pontefract
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.
Ponderosa (7 miles)
Batley
Ponderosa Disabled and disadvantaged children of all ages can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. Huge selection of activities available involving rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas.
Charlottes (7 miles)
Dewsbury
Charlottes Farm and ice-cream parlour with giant inflatable slide, tractor rides, crazy golf, adventure playground, animals, and small indoor under 3s soft play area.
The Works Skatepark (7 miles)
Leeds
The Works Skatepark Charity run skatepark with really excellent facilities and ethos offering comprehensive equipment and skill training facilities.
Kirklees Light Railway (7 miles)
Huddersfield
Kirklees Light Railway Come along and take a 50 minute steam hauled return trip along 4 miles of 15" narrow gauge railway. The large visitor centre offers facilities for the whole family, including a new adventure playground, indoor play area and a miniature railway.
Temple Newsam (7 miles)
Leeds
Temple Newsam A magnificent Tudor Jacobean mansion set in 1500 acres of scenic parkland, mysterious woodland and one of Europe's largest working Rare Breeds Farms.
Pole Position Indoor Karting (7 miles)
Leeds
Pole Position Indoor Karting The 580m long high spec tarmac circuit is the longest indoor circuit in Yorkshire and incorporates tunnels, bridges, elevated pit areas and an underpass. Earliest age for induction training is eight.
Barnsley Bowl (8 miles)
Barnsley
Barnsley Bowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and ramps for the kids to give them a chance! Great family activity, especially when it's wet!
Fired Art Designs (8 miles)
Pontefract
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.
Krazy Kids Adventure World (8 miles)
Heckmondwike
Krazy Kids Adventure World Indoor Soft Play Centre. We have a Crawler area, under 4 area and a large play area for over 4 year olds. Open 7 days a week. Hot and Cold Food served. Parties 7 days a week. Great coffee for the mums and Sky Sports for the dads
Raceway Karting (8 miles)
Pontefract
Raceway Karting 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.
The Leeds Wall (8 miles)
Leeds
The Leeds Wall Climbing Centre with a wide range of climbing routes and bouldering and with the Lizards Club for under 18s and Birthday Parties too.
Royal Armouries Leeds (8 miles)
Leeds
Royal Armouries Leeds Learn about arms and armour from around the world and during the summer you can watch displays of jousting, falconry and horsemanship. Over 8,500 objects on display in 5 galleries.
Oakwell Hall Country Park (8 miles)
Batley
Oakwell Hall Country Park Beautiful Elizabethan manor plus 100 acres of country park with excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, a well-stocked shop and a large adventure playground.
Cannon Hall Museum (8 miles)
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Museum Country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life.
Cannon Hall Farm (8 miles)
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Farm Family run farm attraction featuring hundreds of animals with lots of babies always on show. Spectacular new adventure playground opening Easter 2011. Farm Shop selling home produced beef, pork and lamb. Toy and gift shop. Don't miss our famous home made pies in the delicatessen and restaurant.
Curious About Leeds (8 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 Wakefield 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 West Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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