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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.
Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield Over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery space with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities too!
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.
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
Happy Days Play Centre Main and side play areas for differing age groups, both packed with entertaining soft play adventure with ages and sizes born in mind with design. Highlight is the interactive ball play arena with juggler and shower!
Sandal Castle (2 miles)
Wakefield
Sandal Castle Explore the ruins of a 13th century motte and bailey castle that has been extensively excavaated, with finds on display at the Visitor Centre. Tours available at 2pm each day, but booking is recommended during busy periods.
Wakefield
Pugneys Country Park 250 acre site with 2 lakes, one a Nature Reserve with bird hides, the larger used for a variety of watersports, plus a play area, nature trails, and a cafe in the modern watersports centre.
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.
Wakefield
Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
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.
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!
Wakefield
Crafty Owls Pottery Cafe and Art Studio is a paint your own pottery cafe and art studio for all ages hosting regular and seasonal events including paint your own pottery, birthday parties, clay imprints, baby hand and foot prints, plus art classes!
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.
Wakefield
Anglers Country Park A large country park and nature reserve, great for walking and picnics, with a play area to help burn off any excess energy! A number of trails to follow. Free to visit and free parking.
Leeds
Swithens Farm and Play Barn Visit and feed the happy beasties on the Open Farm, play on the cool stuff in the play barn, bottle feed the spring lambs and milk a wooden cow! Lots to do and see, great for young kids' fun in Leeds!
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
Dewsbury Sports Centre Sports centre with Main pool and Small pool, plus a 45m flume. Wide variety of different swim sessions available at different times. Loads of other activities available for kids including Judo, Gymnastics, Archery, Trampolines, and more!
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.
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
Castleford
Diggerland Yorkshire offers loads of differing vehicle related rides and interactive joys, like driving a full size digger! Awesome fun for transport fans around 6 to 9.
Wakefield
National Coal Mining Museum Go on an adventure 140m underground, go wild on the Nature Trail, explore the Galleries and meet our ponies â family fun for FREE!
Dewsbury
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park Learn the local history of the area within a museum housed in a restored mansion full of interesting items. Set within a park that includes an ornamental lake, walled wildlife garden, and an adventure playground. Free to visit.
Munchkins (6 miles)
Leeds
Munchkins Play centre for under 10s with a three level play structure for older children and a dedicated structure for under 3s.
Les Cadeaux (7 miles)
Barnsley
Les Cadeaux is a “paint a pot” shop based in Darton, Barnsley. Come and paint your own masterpiece which will be glazed and fired in the kiln, or create something unique from clay. Hand and foot imprints also a specialty.
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. See the waterwheels in action on a tour led by a knowledgeable guide.
Leeds
Middleton Railway The oldest working railway in the world! 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, tickets normally valid all day.
Batley
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park Free to visit this fascinating museum is housed in a Gothic mansion within 36 acres of park and woodland with lots of play equipment outside and lots to see inside too. Win!
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.
Castleford
Xscape Yorkshire Offering a real wave simulating surf venue, 14 screen Cineworld Cinema, multi level kids' soft play and party centre, indoor climbing wall, aerial assault course, cosmic golf, laser games, tenpin bowling and huge indoor real snow slope! Plus new trampoline park!
LaserZone (7 miles)
Castleford
LaserZone Hidden inside Xscape is the vast intergalactic labyrinth of LaserZone: a living computer game played with infra red equipment in an atmospheric arena. Dare you play? Dare you miss out?!
Xplore (7 miles)
Castleford
Xplore A multi level indoor play facility within Xscape that offers fun and excitement for under 12s in the form of everything springy, bouncy, squashy and slippery! Physical play to entertain and exhaust.
Castleford
Gravity Trampoline Park is a spacious arena packed with connected trampolines and angled walls to offer a great free jump experience, plus toddler zone, basketball and dodgeball courts, foam landing stunt pit and fitness classes: awesome!
Glasshoughton
Bowlplex Castleford Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
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. Park free to visit, small fee for kids to visit Playworld.
Ponderosa (7 miles)
Batley
Ponderosa Children of all ages and abilities from severely disabled to able bodied can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities together. Huge selection of activities includes 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, happy animals and animal trailer ride. Free entry, pay and play for whatever you want to try, so potentially a cracking cheapy!
Leeds
The Works Skatepark Charity run skatepark with really excellent facilities and ethos offering comprehensive equipment and skill training facilities.
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.
Leeds
TeamSport Indoor Karting Leeds This 580m indoor karting venue with kids and family events available allows you to all experience the fun at once. Let the kids battle it out or show them how it’s done, who’ll be crowned number 1?
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!
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
Pontefract
Fired Art Designs "Paint your own pottery” studio with over 100 shapes to choose from! Go on the Potters wheel. Make a model from clay. Paint a Tshirt. We have a Craft Club, and offer a variety of party options.
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 2,500 objects on display in 6 galleries plus Jester Yard play area and crossbow shooting gallery!
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 an extensive bouldering area. Lizards Club for under 18s and Birthday Parties available too. Suitable for ages 6 and older.
Batley
Oakwell Hall Country Park Beautiful Elizabethan manor set in 100 acres of country park with 6 different gardens to explore, a Nature Trail to follow, and a large adventure playground. Excellent visitor facilities, a cafe, and a well stocked shop.
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Farm Family run farm attraction featuring hundreds of animals with lots of babies always on show. Spectacular adventure playground too! 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.
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.
Leeds
Curious About Leeds is a fun way to explore Leeds. Two individual treasure hunt style walks to keep the whole family entertained all year round. Answer clues, match pictures, and read stories about events 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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