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

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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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ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Preston

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From battling alien hordes to saving the world from certain doom, classics movies are all about adventure. Just sit back and enjoy the ride at ODEON...

Indoor track at The Kurburgring in Huthwaite

The Kurburgring

  • Huthwaite
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The Kurburgring offer a unique racing experience where there aim is to emulate a pine forest outdoor raceway indoors for year round karting joy! Juni...

Indoor skate arena at The Asylum Skatepark in Huthwaite

The Asylum Skatepark

  • Huthwaite
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Welcome to Asylum Skatepark! We're a family owned park with a 14,000sq-ft area dedicated to extreme sports (MTB, BMX, inline, skateboard and scooter)...

Boys paintballing at Battlefield LIVE Pennine in Chorley

Battlefield LIVE Pennine

  • Chorley
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlefield LIVE Pennine is an authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns in a 10 acre purpose built outdoo...

Golf ball at Stokesley Golf Range in Middlesbrough

Stokesley Golf Range

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Stokesley Golf Range is the North East's premier family golf facility suitable for all ages and abilities. The 12-hole crazy golf course is a great w...

Photo exhibit at The Holocaust Centre in Laxton

The Holocaust Centre

  • Laxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Holocaust Centre provides a moving experience that gives kids the chance to learn about the Holocaust and other genocide in the 20th century. Thi...

Empire Cinema screen

Empire Cinema Wigan

  • Wigan
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Escape from reality by diving right into the newest film at Empire Cinema in Wigan, with the newest big-budget films straight from Hollywood, you’re...

Boy in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin in Wigan

Wacky Warehouse - Red Robin

  • Wigan
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Wacky Warehouse at The Red Robin offers their usual high quality opportunity for the kids to get some fun exercise whatever the weather is like a...

Teens at Leyland Bounce and Fun Play Centre

Leyland Bounce and Fun Play Centre

  • Leyland
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Enjoy a fun-packed, budget-friendly day out with the kids at Leyland Bounce and Fun Play Centre. Get ready to experience a large trampoline park whic...

Hollywood Bowl Hull

Hollywood Bowl Hull

  • Hull
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Love classic tenpin bowling? Teach the kids to play at Hollywood Bowl Hull. Bowlers of all ages are welcome to have a go, which makes this the perfec...

Three Sisters Circuit

Three Sisters Circuit

  • Wigan
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Rev your engines and buckle your belts: the Three Sisters Circuit is a cracking day out for kids with a need for speed! This circuit is known as one...

Cineworld Hull

Cineworld Hull

  • Hull
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at its best with movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Hull. Share the magic of the...

Fuzzy Eds Hull

  • Hull
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fuzzy Eds at The Oyster Catcher offer a colourful, triple level indoor adventure climbing structure that's full of slides, balls and loads of the oth...

Some of the bowling lanes at The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre

The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre

  • Alfreton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre is a great place for families, as well as an awesome AMF Tenpin Bowling facilities and a Zorb Football Zone,...

Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre

  • Alfreton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre is a typical pub and play gym combo attached to The Castlewood Brewers Fayre family friendly licensed rest...

People horse riding at Sherwood Riding School in Kneesall

Sherwood Riding School

  • Kneesall
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Sherwood Riding School Horse Riding Fun for Kids Horse riding lessons at Sherwood Riding school are great activities for kids. It's a Nottinghamshire...

Steam train at Ribble Steam Railway in Preston

Ribble Steam Railway

  • Preston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Ribble Steam Railway on Chain Caul Road, Preston, is a family day out in the heart of Lancashire. The railway has been open to the public since S...

Slide at Clown Around in Chorley

Clown Around

  • Chorley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Clown Around offers a classic multi-level play frame with climbing, sliding and all the classic features one expects from modern soft play with extra...

Girl on high rope course at Velocity Trampoline Park Wigan

Velocity Trampoline Park Wigan

  • Wigan
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Let littluns bounce, leap and fly as high as they can at Velocity Trampoline Park, Wigan. It’s the off-the-wall experience which is certain to have k...

Laser tag at Funstationuk in Hull

Funstation Hull

  • Hull
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Trying to escape the blazing sun, or hiding from the rain? Funstation Hull is the perfect indoor family entertainment hub for any weather. With a hug...

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