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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Skipton

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 933 fun things to do in Skipton for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 684 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Skipton 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 Skipton 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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Craven Museum and Gallery

  • Skipton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Craven Museum and Gallery is a family friendly venue that can be found in Skipton Town Hall , and is free to visit, making it a great all weather att...

Skipton Boat Trips

  • Skipton
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Skipton Boat Trips offer a great way to explore the longest canal in Britain at 127 miles (204km)! The canal was originally used to transport stone,...

Skipton Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Skipton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Super spies at the ready! The Skipton Spy Mission Treasure Trail has a devilishly tricky series of clues that only you can decipher - can you handle...

Coffee and Clay

  • Skipton
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Coffee and Clay Coffee and Clay is a paint - a - pot café" located on the high street in Skipton where anyone of any age can come to enjoy a unique c...

Skipton Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

A remarkable tribute to master craftsmen, Skipton Castle still stands today complete and habitable after 900 years at the head of the bustling High S...

Matrix Superbowl

  • Skipton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Matrix Superbowl welcome families and have 8 modern tenpin bowling lanes offering gutter guards, ball ramps and light balls the give the kids more of...

Raven Tree Top Adventure

  • Skipton
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Have a little daredevil at home? Take them to Raven Tree Top Adventure where they’ll have to work their way around a woodland treetop high ropes cour...

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire...



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Hesketh Farm Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, within 10 acres of greenery, is Hesketh Farm Park. This working farm has over 1,000 cattle, sheep and pigs. The...

Bolton Abbey Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Bolton Abbey
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fall down the rabbit hole into a world of elves and goblins on the Bolton Abbey Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s an adventure for kids who love all things f...

Bolton Abbey5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Skipton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bolton Abbey is a huge 30,000-acre estate where you can take a riverside walk, discover fantastical sculptures and explore the ruins of the 12th-cent...

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park is a ‘traditional’ working farm that offers plenty of opportunities to interact with animals! Meet friendly llamas, l...

Cliffe Castle Park and Museum

  • Keighley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cliffe Castle Park and Museum With the recent reopening of the new and improved museum there are naturally a wealth of exciting new displays and acti...

The Leisure Centre Keighley4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Keighley
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Leisure Centre, Keighley is the largest sports facility in the north of the district, and comprises a sports centre, leisure pool, SHOKK Junior F...

Long Ashes Leisure Club

  • Threshfield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

While fitness isn’t always the number one priority for kids, fun sure is! Combine the two at Long Ashes Leisure Club. While the gym is fully equipped...

Dragons Den Keighley

  • Keighley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dragons Den is one of those places that's really gone all out with the theming, which makes so much difference to the play experience! This lushly ca...

Ilkley Pool and Lido

  • Ilkley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Lidos

There is a heated 25m x 11m indoor pool on offer here which is open all year round, plus a picturesque outdoor pool and cafe which is open from May t...

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

  • Keighley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway provides an excellent opportunity to step back in time and enjoy a train ride with the kids through the heart of Br...

The Ilkley Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Ilkley
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy the great outdoors exploring both the town and moors on the Ilkley self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. You'll look at Ilkley in a whole...

Ilkley Toy Museum

  • Ilkley
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The museum contains one of the finest private collections of toys in the North of England with a particularly fine display of early English wooden do...

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