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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Pontefract

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 890 fun things to do in Pontefract for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 646 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Pontefract 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 Pontefract 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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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...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Pontefract

  • Pontefract
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Join the hunt for treasure on the Hunt Fun Pontefract trail. It’s a great way to see the sights while getting any screen-obsessed kids out in the fre...

Toddler soft play area at Fun House at A1 Football Factory

Fun House at A1 Football Factory

  • Pontefract
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jump into a world of soft play adventurers at Fun House in Pontefract where there’s everything your mini explorers will love. There’s a special play...

Studio of Fired Art Designs in Pontefract

Fired Art Designs

  • Pontefract
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Fired Art Designs offers the family a great chance to get creative in a lovely studio made from a converted mill that is over 200 years old, set in a...

Cineworld Castleford

Cineworld Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Castleford. Share the magic of the big screen with...

Baby girl on trampolines at Gravity Trampoline Park Castleford

Gravity Trampoline Park Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Gravity Trampoline Park is waiting for you and yours to put a bounce back into your step! There are angled trampolines fringing the park up against t...

Indoor soft play frame at Xplore in Castleford

Xplore5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Xplore Softplay is inside the Xscape Castleford complex and offers a great physical play adventure for kids under both 12 years old and 1.45m. The ex...

Boy playing laser tag at LaserZone Castleford

LaserZone Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

The multi levelled and expertly marshalled LaserZone arena within Xscape is one of the best around with 4,000 sq ft of intergalactic labyrinth to pat...

Tenpin Castleford

Tenpin Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowl your way to glory at Tenpin Castleford. Whether your brood are amateurs or experts, you never know - it’s anyone’s game on the lanes! First thin...

ImmotionVR Leeds

ImmotionVR Leeds

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover what the entertainment of the future feels like with a virtual reality experience at ImmotionVR Leeds. You can play solo and compare scores...

Snozone Castleford

Snozone Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Get ready for winter fun all year round! Snozone Castleford is an indoor venue for skiing, snowboarding and sledging on real snow, which is open 364...

A young girl plays crazy golf with her family at Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Castleford

Mr Mulligan's Castleford

  • Castleford
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Pirates are an unpredictable bunch; one minute they’re sailing across the ocean, the next playing a round of adventure golf. Come aboard and play at...

Mum and daughter drawing at Castleford Museum

Castleford Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Castleford Museum enjoys a playful look at the history of the town, creating a space for arts, crafts and intrigue on the top floor of the local libr...

View from Riverside Paint a Pot in Castleford

Riverside Paint a Pot

  • Castleford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Explore your creative side at Riverside Paint a Pot! Pottery painting is great fun for everyone. Choose from a selection of mugs, plates, animals, mo...

Boy on digger at Diggerland Yorkshire in Castleford

Diggerland Yorkshire

  • Castleford
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

For any little diggers who are mad for machinery, stop them creating holes all over the garden with a trip to Diggerland Yorkshire! This is an action...

Field at RSPB Fairburn Ings in Castleford

RSPB Fairburn Ings

  • Castleford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Get in touch with nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings: a glorious nature reserve in the northern countryside. Families can follow the easily accessible trai...

Two kids playing in the arcade at Puttstars in Leeds

Puttstars Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Ready for an exciting family day out with a twist? Head down to Puttstars Leeds, where the entire family will get a chance to try to putt their way t...

Go Ape Temple Newsam

Go Ape Temple Newsam

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Escape boring everyday life on an adventure high in the trees at Go Ape Temple Newsam. Enjoy a variety of aerial challenges for the whole family. Pic...

Lake at Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld in Pontefract

Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld

  • Pontefract
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There’s something cathartic about being close to water and wildlife and at Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld you get both! With not one lake, but tw...

Bikes at Anglers Country Park in Wakefield

Anglers Country Park

  • Wakefield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Anglers Country Park, located 4 miles southeast of Wakefield, is a large country park and rural retreat, that is great for walking and picnics, and h...

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