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Best Lakes In York

We've rounded up the best lakes in York in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 7 York lakes to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the lakes we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Roundhay Park

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Roundhay Park is a lovely place for a relaxing day out in nature. Take a walk by the beautiful Waterloo lake and spot the swans, or venture on an exc...

Golden Acre Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Imagine this. It’s the school holidays, the children are keen to go on a day out and you want quality time together but not at a high cost. The answe...

Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Batley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park offers a fun, fascinating, and free day out for the family with plenty to discover. Bagshaw Museum, housed in an extra...

Cusworth Hall and Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cusworth Hall and Park offers plenty to see and do with the kids, is open throughout the year, and it's free to visit! The Museum has an extensive co...

Peasholm Park

  • Scarborough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Peasholm is a beautiful park; it has a tranquil lake on which people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include...

Ogden Water Country Park

  • Halifax
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sometimes you just need to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, which is what you can do at Ogden Water Country Park. This local nature...

Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Fancy a day out in nature? Head off to Hollingworth Lake Country Park and enjoy the great outdoors with the kids. Soak in the stunning scenery, have...

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