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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In South Yorkshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1020 fun things to do in South Yorkshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Sheffield, Doncaster, Tickhill and Maltby. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 764 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire 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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Some people with their hands up at TeamSport Indoor Karting in Sheffield

TeamSport Indoor Karting Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If you’re in need of a thrill ride, look no further than TeamSport Indoor Karting Sheffield. With a mix of adult and cadet karts available for kids o...

Girl with face paint at Wacky Warehouse - Marquis in Rotherham

Wacky Warehouse - Marquis

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at the Marquis provides loads of indoor adventure play facilities spread across a multi level main frame. The play area is a great wa...

Finished crafts at Studio 62 - Paint a Pot in Rotherham

Studio 62 - Paint a Pot

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Studio 62 - Paint a Pot gives you and the kids a great chance to get crafty and create and unique and personal pot designed in your own style. They h...

Jump INCflated Rotherham Little Boy

Jump INCflated Rotherham

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Want to make the kids really happy? How about you take them to Jump INCflated - UK’s largest inflatable theme park! With 30,000 square feet brimming...

Lock N Load

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Lock N Load is an indoor laser combat themed arena. Using the latest red dot scope technology you can have a go at a real life combat experience, wit...

Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller in Rotherham

Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Wacky Warehouse Story Teller offers children up to 4ft9 a day of adventurous exercise negotiating fun obstacles and crazy equipment spread over s...

A girl climbing at Xscape Yorkshire

Xscape Yorkshire

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Xscape Yorkshire is an entertainment hotspot, offering everything you’ll need for an adventure, all under one roof. With activities from laser tag an...

Map and booklet for The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail in Rotherham

The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Rotherham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Wentworth self guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail is a great activity for the whole family. The Trail will take around 2.5 hours to complete, b...

Pink dye in pool at Rotherham Leisure Complex

Rotherham Leisure Complex

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Rotherham Leisure Complex offers a leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child...

Bowling pins at Superbowl 2000 Rotherham

Superbowl 2000 Rotherham

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Superbowl 2000 Rotherham has classic tenpin bowling including kiddie assists like gutter guards and ramps to give them more of a chance, arcade games...

Notice board at Camelot Play Castle in Rotherham

Camelot Play Castle

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If you’re looking for the dream day out for your little prince or princess Camelot Play Castle is the place for them! Let them reign free and go on a...

People rollerskating at Simply Skate in Rotherham

Simply Skate

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Simply Skate is a largely inline skating arena (other skates welcome some sessions) with child friendly cafe, bouncy castle and spectator gallery: ev...

Kids on golf course at Rotherham Mini Golf in Rotherham

Rotherham Mini Golf

  • Rotherham
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Rotherham Mini Golf by Golden Putter is tucked inside Clifton Park! There are 18 holes here with masses of varying natural style hazards and challeng...

Staircase at Grimm & Co in Rotherham

Grimm & Co

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

If you have a taste for the mystical world, then Grimm & Co is the place for you! A magical apothecary selling potions, spells & magical esse...

Kids playing in splash pad at Clifton Park in Rotherham

Clifton Park

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Clifton Park is certainly beautiful, but once they're done looking at it (for about 30 seconds if they know what else is in store!) head over to the...

Girl on soft play frame at Playmania in Barnsley

Playmania

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playmania is a multi-level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party...

Family at Elsecar Heritage Centre in Barnsley

Elsecar Heritage Centre

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Elsecar Heritage Centre is built on the site of industrial workshops dating to the 1800s and the charmingly restored historical buildings now house a...

Indoor soft play frames and cafe area at Big Apple Play in Rotherham

Big Apple Play

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Big Apple Play So often the theming is so light in these places it's almost unnoticeable, it's just bright colours, but this place has epic theming w...

Indoor race track at Avago Karting Swinton in Mexborough

Avago Karting Swinton

  • Mexborough
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

At Avago Karting Swinton Junior rev-heads from the age of 5 years old can be catered for in their shiny fleet of cool cadet karts! Many of our curren...

Soft play frame at Play Valley in Rotherham

Play Valley

  • Rotherham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Play Valley is a bright, clean soft play centre, which will satisfy all your kids’ cravings for fun. From a 3-storey soft play frame, to an outdoor p...

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