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

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Wakefield

See and learn something a bit different as you discover some of the quirky things to do in Wakefield on your next family day out.

Get your explorers hat on at Wakefield Museum, where you can stand on the back of the fierce Calman crocodile, which was captured in South America by the local 19th century naturalist and explorer, Charles Waterton. Discover other objects and anomalies from the past as you learn about love, war, crime and play through the eyes and stories of the people that lived here long ago.

Keep that door to history open on this Wakefield family day out with a visit to Sandal Castle. Walk around the ruins of this 13th century stone castle, which has now been extensively explored and excavated. Go to the visitors centre to piece together the artifacts that were found to tell the story of medieval life.

The Hepworth Museum is a huge gallery that’s very welcoming to children. They provide a trail aimed at those aged 5-12 to help families move through the exhibition and keep them engaged, and there’s an outside play area with a wooden pirate ship and a zip wire that makes for a perfect riverside picnic spot.

For something a bit different than the usual soft play and bowling alleys, head roughly five miles out to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Discover 60 open-air pieces of art situated in 500 acres of 18th century parkland. Informal and free for children to run around, it truly is an installation with a difference!

  1. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    Wakefield Treasure Hunt Trail


    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Follow your sense of adventure and crack the mystery of the Wakefield Treasure Trail! There are 20 clues to be found around the city; solve them all...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.1 miles from Wakefield
  2. The Den entrance with a board showing the daily activity

    The Den Play Cafe


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Discover a play space where your little ones can get creative and let their imaginations run free! The Den Play Cafe is a warm and friendly play area...

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 0.1 miles from Wakefield
  3. Boy looking at crocodile at Wakefield Museum

    Wakefield Museum


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    At Wakefield Museum the main displays tell the story of Wakefield's history and that of the people who shaped it. No boring chronology here! Themes s...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.2 miles from Wakefield
  4. Indoor soft play area at Cheeky Monkeys Wakefield

    Cheeky Monkeys Wakefield


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Cheeky Monkeys offer a large multi level and definitely multi colour adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features and padded equi...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 0.3 miles from Wakefield
  5. Cineworld Wakefield

    Cineworld Wakefield


    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Up for going to the movies? If you want to see the top family-friendly releases, the best place to go is Cineworld Wakefield. Share the magic of the...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.6 miles from Wakefield
  6. Girls colouring at The Hepworth Wakefield

    The Hepworth Wakefield


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    The Hepworth Wakefield has over 1,600 sq m of light-filled gallery spaces, making it one of the largest exhibition spaces outside of the capital and...

    2 star rating Rating 2/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.6 miles from Wakefield
  7. Ducks and swan in river at Thornes Clarence Park in Wakefield

    Thornes Clarence Park


    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Keeping your kids active is easy at Thornes Clarence Park. With 60 hectares of open space to explore there is plenty of fun to be had. In the skate p...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1.1 miles from Wakefield
  8. Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Happy Days Play Centre in Wakefield

    Happy Days Play Centre


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Happy Days Play Centre Happy Days features 2 separate areas designed to provide loads of fun in a nicely safe environment for pre-walkers all the way...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.2 miles from Wakefield
  9. A girl climbing at Xscape Yorkshire Top pick

    Xscape Yorkshire


    Crazy GolfCrazy 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.7 miles from Wakefield
  10. Ruins of Sandal Castle in Wakefield

    Sandal Castle


    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Sandal Castle stands in a commanding position overlooking the River Calder and Yorkshire countryside. The motte and bailey castle has been extensivel...

    2 star rating Rating 2/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 1.8 miles from Wakefield
  11. Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse - Stanley Ferry Marina in Wakefield

    Wacky Warehouse - Stanley Ferry Marina


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Wacky Warehouse at the Stanley Ferry Marina provides kids up to 4ft9 a fun range of indoor play features spread over several floors of climbing maze,...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.8 miles from Wakefield
  12. People on boat at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield

    Pugneys Country Park


    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Pugneys Country Park is a 250 acre site that used to be an open cast mine, as well as a sand and gravel quarry, before it was turned into a country p...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1.9 miles from Wakefield
  13. Ball pit at Fuzzy Ed's Sun

    Fuzzy Eds at Sun


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Looking for soft play? If you’re in the Wakefield area, then head on over to Fuzzy Ed’s Sun, where your under-12s are welcome to explore the soft pla...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 2.2 miles from Wakefield
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    Go Ape Temple Newsam


    High Ropes CoursesHigh 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 7.4 miles from Wakefield
  15. Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree in Wakfield

    Wacky Warehouse - The Walnut Tree


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The Wacky Warehouse The Walnut Tree offers an indoor adventure play structure for kids under 4ft9 in height and 10 years, plus enclosed toddler and b...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 2.7 miles from Wakefield
  16. A family looking at a   treasure trail Top Pick

    The Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail


    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 7.9 miles from Wakefield
  17. Team at Battlefield Leeds

    Battlefield Leeds


    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Battlefield Leeds offers an exciting outdoor activity where everyone can play safely and have a great time whatever your ability. You just need to be...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 3.2 miles from Wakefield
  18. Cars play area at the The Play Station

    The Play Station


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The Play Station is a party venue where there is a wide range of different themed parties from balloon parties to Hannah Montana and football parties...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.2 miles from Wakefield
  19. Escape Hunt Leeds Family fun!

    Escape Hunt Leeds


    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 8.3 miles from Wakefield
  20. Painted bauble at Crafty Owls Pottery Cafe and Art Studio in Wakefield

    Crafty Owls Pottery Cafe and Art Studio


    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Crafty Owls ‘Paint your own Pottery cafe and Art Studio Crafty Owls offers something for everyone at our family friendly 'Paint your own Pottery' caf...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.4 miles from Wakefield

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