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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Leeds

From exotic wildlife to historic houses, there are loads of cool things to do in Leeds to keep your family entertained on your next day out. Let's take a look!

If a day out to a beautiful, historic estate is your type of day out, then Harewood House is the perfect family attraction for you. From dress-up within the House to a magical Bird Garden, starring the resident penguins, there will be plenty your kids will love there too. 

Fancy a longer walk and a picnic, take your little ones to see the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, learn about Henry VIII and enjoy the rest of your family day out exploring the 24-hectare riverside park that surrounds it. 

Then, why not spend a day at Roundhay Park and visit Tropical World Roundhay where you can make friends with lots of exotic creatures, such as armadillos and cotton-top monkeys.

Homely farmyard animals sound more like something your gand would enjoy, then head out to Swithens Farm and Play Barn. Your kids will love the soft play too! 

How about a bit of a challenge? Swing into action at Go Ape Temple Newsam and take on an exciting high ropes course and ending on an epic zip wire finale. It’s a thrill alright! 

For more inspiration check out these top 10 days out in Leeds, as recommended by our trusted explorer and mum of two Elizabeth. You can also check out the Leeds school holiday dates here.

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Room at Staircase House in Stockport

Staircase House

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Staircase House is set in the heart of Stockport's historic market place and boasts an intriguing array of rooms linked by corridors and narrow passa...

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...

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

  • Salford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ready to discover a true local gem? Take the kids to Salford Museum and Art Gallery and journey back in time with a fascinating collection of permane...

Tour guide at Air Raid Shelters in Stockport

Air Raid Shelters

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Air Raid Shelters Stockport, gives you and the kids the opportunity to come and experience life as it was during a 'black out' in wartime Britain, su...

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...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Gisburn Forest and Stocks

  • Clitheroe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gisburn Forest, in north east Lancashire, in the heart of the Forest of Bowland AONB, is a great place for mountain biking with 4 fantastic cycling t...

Exhibition room at Hat Works in Stockport

Hat Works Museum of Hatting

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Come try on hats from all eras of history, see which suits you best. You never know, might find a stylish hat and learn something new. Join your tour...

Girl finding insects at Eastern Moors in Sheffield

Eastern Moors

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

The Eastern Moors are found deep within the Peak District and are a truly stunning natural site. Whether you’re taking your kids for a runaround, wan...

Mascots at Curly Whirleez in Bolton

Curly Whirleez

  • Bolton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Curly Whirleez is the largest indoor play centre in the area and includes a Café, Sports Court, Gymnastics Room, Fitness 4 Kids, 4 Party Rooms, and m...

Indoor soft play area and seating area at The Jungle Chesterfield

The Jungle Chesterfield5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Jungle welcomes all kids under 10 years old to come and play in their adventure play land! Climb and scramble through several well-padded floors...

Cafe and soft play frame at Zoom in Stockport

Kidzilla Play Centre

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kidzilla Play Centre (previously Zoom) is a modern and spacious indoor adventure play facility featuring a challenging 4 level play frame. Fun featur...

Finished crafts at Brooklyn Ceramics in Stockport

Brooklyn Pottery

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Brooklyn Pottery is a fabulous art studio, gallery, party venue and vintage tea serving specialist. We look forward to your visit and helping you to...

Kids jumping on trampolines at Bounce Central UK in Manchester

Bounce Central UK

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Bounce Central UK! Boasting over 90 trampolines joined together forming giant trampoline arenas, they welcome you with a warm smile and are ready to...

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...

Kids roleplaying at CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK in Salford

CBBC Tour at MediaCityUK

  • Salford
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Bring your kids’ favourite characters to life with a trip to the CBBC Interactive Tour at MediaCityUK. Home to classics like Blue Peter and Horrible...

People on tour at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK in Salford

BBC Tour at MediaCityUK

  • Salford
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

BBC Tour at MediaCityUK are now home to a whole host of BBC channels and programmes including favourites such as Match Of The Day, Blue Peter, Dragon...

Indoor soft play frame and seating area at The Funhouse in Swinton

The Funhouse

  • Swinton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Funhouse indoor adventure play centre offers exactly what it says on the tin (so to speak!): a houseful of fun for your fun household with amusin...

Outside view of Ordsall Hall in Salford

Ordsall Hall

  • Salford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Pay a family visit to the 12th century Ordsall Hall to discover the story of the Hall and some of the fascinating characters who lived there through...

People sailing at Helly Hansen Watersports Centre in Salford

Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

  • Salford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

A visit to Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, previously known as Salford Watersports Centre, is a fun packed adventure for all the family. The fantast...

Indoor soft play frame and football arena at Let Loose Soft Play in Stockport

Let Loose Soft Play

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Let Loose Soft Play! is a brand new children's play centre in Hazel Grove, Stockport. Kids always have something to do with a huge play frame to expl...

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