20 Best Things To Do In Ripon Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ripon

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 639 fun things to do in Ripon for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 441 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ripon day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Ripon with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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One of the rides at Lightwater Valley in Ripon

Lightwater Valley

  • Ripon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Who fancies a thrill ride on flying swings? What about meeting modern-day dinosaurs, or simply enjoying a lazy day aboard the Eagle's Creek Farm trac...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Ripon Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Ripon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Behind every corner and with every step, riddles are waiting to be unpicked by you and your crew of salty sea dogs… So what are you waiting for? Join...

Outside view of Ripon Museum Trust

Ripon Museum Trust

  • Ripon
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ripon Museum Trust has three museums with the common theme of Law and Order. At the Workhouse Museum you can dress as a Victorian pauper and play in...

Aerial view of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in Ripon

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

  • Ripon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday acti...

Girls on nets at Treetop Nets Yorkshire in Ripon

Ripon Treetop Nets Yorkshire

  • Ripon
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Imagine giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels - all made from netting - welcome to Ripon   Treetop Nets ! Now picture this suspended up to...

Outside view of Newby Hall Adventure Garden in Ripon

Newby Hall Adventure Garden

  • Ripon
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Newby's exciting Adventure Garden for Children has been thoughtfully and safely designed for children of all ages, from the paddling pool, sandpit an...

Owl flying at Talon Falconry in Ripon

Talon Falconry

  • Ripon
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Talon Falconry will give you a truly gripping experience that is fun for all the family. This is a great chance to see how these amazing birds are ha...

A Side View of Mother Shipton's Well

Mother Shipton's Cave

  • Knaresborough
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Behold the hidden powers of the magical water in Mother Shipton’s Cave that turns all it touches to stone! Get ready to discover the wonders of Engla...

RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Harlow Carr

  • Harrogate
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Enjoy a beautiful day out in Harrogate at RHS Garden Harlow Carr - the garden is family-friendly with lots of natural play features for your cheeky m...

Girls listening to high ropes safety talk at Live For Today Adventures Ripley

Live For Today Adventures Ripley

  • Ripley
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Live For Today Adventures at Ripley Castle is an Outdoor Activity provider near Harrogate. Do you worry that your children are always bombarded with...

Outside view of Ripley Castle in Harrogate

Ripley Castle

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ripley Castle, built in 1345, is full of armour, priests hiding holes and lots of great histrorical things to look at. There are also beautiful garde...

Mist at Brimham Rocks in Harrogate

Brimham Rocks5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Harrogate
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Brimham Rocks Discover a frankly amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations to explore and study, which makes a great day out for inqu...

Visitors Llama trekking at Nidderdale Llamas in Harrogate

Nidderdale Llamas

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Nidderdale Llamas: a llama trekking centre, offering Llama Treks and Farm Experiences. Great fun and very unique! You can't ride llamas, but they are...

Owl flying at Falconry UK in Thirsk

Falconry UK5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Thirsk
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Falconry UK is set in a beautiful country garden and gives you a great chance to experience the excitement and thrills of falconry. If you have ever...

Family on Spy Mission Trail

Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Knaresborough
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Have you got your thinking caps on? You’ll need them as the Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail is devilishly tricky and full of clues that need...

Outside view of Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle

  • Knaresborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

A majestic stronghold of medieval kings, even nowKnaresborough Castle towers imposingly over the River Nidd and is guaranteed to get little imaginati...

Rubber ducks by swimming pool at The Hydro in Harrogate

The Hydro

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

A good local pool is worth its weight in gold, especially if you have children! The Hydro is Harrogate has three pools altogether, which means there’...

Ball pit at Winkies in Harrogate

Winkies

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Winkies children's play and party centre you will find: Winkies Town: a unique child sized house and shops where children can play and explore usi...

Inflatable obstacle course at Knaresborough Pool in Harrogate

Knaresborough Pool

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Knaresborough Pool arguably ranks as the local children's favourite with the emphasis very much on family and fun with its hot water bubble pool and...

Walking path at Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats in Bedale

Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bedale
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park is a mix of meerkats, falcons and the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country! Situate...

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