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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In West Yorkshire

From history and animals to days out in nature, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do in West Yorkshire to make all the family happy. 

 

From exotic rainforests and tumbling waterfalls at Tropical World Roundhay, to a quintessentially British experience at the stunning Victorian Harewood House, the choice of family-friendly places to visit in the region is huge. One of our favourite things to do is the steam train ride with Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - the views are breath-taking and the whole experience is filled with heart-warming nostalgia. 

West Yorkshire is also home to one of the best museums in the UK for kids - Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. It’s home to over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits dedicated to children aged 0-1. It’s the perfect place to get your little ones excited about learning and discovering the world around them. 

Now, let’s talk about some free days out in West Yorkshire! Roundhay Park is a lovely place to go to if you fancy spending time in nature, away from the big city. Another great place to visit for free is Kirkstall Abbey. Only the remains of the 400-year old abbey remain today but there are lots of secret passages to explore, plus the 24-hectare riverside park surrounding the attraction is just perfect for a relaxing family walk. 

Before you go off on your merry exploring, take a look at the UK school holiday dates - it should help with the planning. 

Find your perfect day out

A little boy looking at a bug at Tropical World in Roundhay

Tropical World Roundhay4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Summon your inner explorer at Tropical World (Roundhay) - discover tumbling waterfalls, humid rainforests and pools of exotic fish in the not-so-far-...

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...

Outside view of Oakwell Hall Country Park in Batley

Oakwell Hall Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Batley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Step back in time to the 1690s and post –English civil war at Oakwell Hall Country Park. This imposing, historical house is set in over 100 acres of...

Indoor soft play area at The Playbarn Bradford

The Playbarn Bradford1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bradford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Playbarn is a soft play centre housed alongside a shop, cafe and small outside petting corner whose residents include numerous guinea fowl, goats...

Rope Climber Maze at TAG X in Batley

TAG X

  • Batley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Up for some action? TAG X is a real life gaming experience that will have you and the kids take on 3 different zones, filled with a variety of Ninja...

Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park4 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...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema de Lux Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Step into Hollywood at Showcase Cinema de Lux Leeds, where there's a whopping 16 screens showing all the latest films, no matter what genre you’re in...

A family looking at a   treasure trail

The Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for an adventure? Join Toni Setter - local piano tuner - on the trail for a magical golden flute on The Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail. Capt...

Wall art at Diddy Middys in Cleckheaton

Diddy Middys

  • Cleckheaton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Diddy Middys is a fantastic family place to visit. We are a fully air conditioned play gym with lots of toys and games along with a great play struct...

Soft play area at Krazy Kids Adventure World in Heckmondwike

Krazy Kids Adventure World

  • Heckmondwike
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Krazy Kids Adventure World and Soft Play Centre we have 500 square metres of space that can be utilised for many types of occasion. We offer segre...

A little boy on the phone with his family in an Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Puzzles, fascinating stories and plenty of thrills await at Escape Hunt Leeds. With a choice of 4 electrifying escape room experiences to choose from...

Outdoor play areas at Grass Hoppers at Tong Garden Centre in Bradford

Grass Hoppers at Tong Garden Centre

  • Bradford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Looking for a good outdoor playground in Bradford? Grass Hoppers Outdoor Adventure Playground at Tong Garden Centre will keep your tots entertained f...

The soft play area at Adrenaline International Limited

Adrenaline International Limited

  • Liversedge
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Looking for something all the kids will love? Look no further! At Adrenaline International Limited, your brood can bounce, play and game, and you can...

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Eureka! The National Children's Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Halifax
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is for parents who want their children to be curious about the world around them. The UK’s only fully interact...

Serval animal at Ponderosa Zoo

Ponderosa Zoo 4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Batley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Ponderosa Zoo has everything you could wish for, being home to over 120 animals and featuring multiple outdoor areas for your kids to discover. You...

Indoor soft play area at Rascals Childrens Soft Play Centre in Batley

Rascals Childrens Soft Play Centre

  • Batley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rascals offer a fun filled safe and clean environment for your little ones to play while you enjoy a well earned rest! They offer play facilities for...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Funsters Childrens Play in Bradford

Funsters Childrens Play

  • Bradford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funsters Childrens Play lay claim to one of the largest play areas in the region so all the modern soft play classic are there somewhere in splendid...

Kids on slide at Munchkins in Leeds

Munchkins

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Munchkins has a 3 level play structure for adventurous children that includes all the classic elements the kids look forward to, including the bubbly...

Bikers at The Works Skatepark in Leeds

LS-TEN Skatepark

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Section 1 Big Street The main section of the park, which features an array of driveways, quarter pipes, blocks, flat banks and hips. Some of the favo...

People in swimming pool at Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford

Richard Dunn Sports Centre

  • Bradford
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Richard Dunn Sports Centre's Jungle Adventure Pool features include a 25m leisure pool with Cobra black hole waterslide and Zambezee tyre ride! Thril...

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