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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Thirsk

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 603 fun things to do in Thirsk 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 – 407 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Thirsk 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 Thirsk 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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The Painting Pottery Yard overview

The Painting Pottery Yard

  • Thirsk
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Love doing arts and crafts with your kids? Head to The Painting Pottery Yard, no matter the weather, and enjoy a relaxing pottery painting session fo...

Toddler soft play area at Twiggys Play in Thirsk

Twiggys Play

  • Thirsk
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Twiggy's Play is a 4000 square foot indoor play centre in Thirsk, themed on the wonderful Yorkshire Countryside. Nestling in the shadows of our own W...

Fawn at Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre in Thirsk

Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre

  • Thirsk
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Monk Park Farm Visitor centre is one of ‘Yorkshire’s best places to visit.’ Situated in the heart of Herriot country, on the edge of the North York M...

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...

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...

Spilmans

Spilmans

  • York
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Who doesn’t love a day out in the fresh country air? Well, head over to Spilmans (May - October), a pick your own farm with a play barn for little ad...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Northallerton

  • Northallerton
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Crack codes and see the sights on the Hunt Fun Northallerton trail. It’s a great way to get the family outside and working together. Begin by grabbin...

Mascot on slide at Kidzplay Northallerton

Kidzplay Northallerton

  • Northallerton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kidzplay's exciting mainframe offers a large 4 lane wavy slide providing great entertainment for the children, ride ons, ball pools, sports courts, a...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Kune Kune Pig at Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm in Bedale

Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bedale
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

For an authentic, hands-on farming experience visit Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm. Get the chance to hold and feed animals such as chinchillas, goats...

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...

Fountain and Laburnum at Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

  • Helmsley
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Fancy a relaxing walk in the park? Or maybe a family picnic in a beautiful location? You can do this and much more at Helmsley Walled Garden. Explore...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Helmsley Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Helmsley
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who doesn’t love a mystery? Especially one with a medieval castle in the mix! Join the hunt on the Helmsley Mystery Treasure Trail. On your hunt for...

Families at Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

  • Helmsley
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool offers a warm swim in the open air. The pool, together with the Recreation Ground, is currently in the early stages o...

Crafted Tree in park at Mother Shiptons Cave in Knaresborough

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...

View of the sea on Cleveland Way National Trail in Helmsley

Cleveland Way National Trail

  • Helmsley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cleveland Way National Trail follows a horseshoe shaped line around much of the lovely North York Moor National Park, with a variety of habitats to e...

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