Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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 extraordinary Gothic mansion that once belonged to a Victorian former mill owner, is set in 36 acres of lovely parkland and ancient woodland, and it’s easy to imagine that you’ve stepped back in time as you approach the museum.
The museum has a wide range of unusual collections from around the globe, and it is probably one of the only places you can hear a Shirley Bassey hit and come face to face with a Ganges crocodile in this surprising and entertaining place!
Woodlands Road, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0AS, England
Bolton Abbey is a huge 30,000-acre estate where you can take a riverside walk, discover fantastical sculptures and explore the ruins of the 12th-century Priory and the medieval Barden Tower!
The kids will love the chance to hop across the river with the 61 stepping stones! Don’t worry though, grandparents and less-brave parents can use the bridge alongside instead and further upstream there are two beaches to play on.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX, England
Cliffe House is perfect for children, young people and adults alike.
Children can experience our fantastic, highly adventurous play area with ropes, swings, slides, treehouse and den building area.
A small on site gift shop sells toys, gifts and souvenirs so your child can remember their visit.
A visit to Eureka! is unique, interesting and FUN! There are lots of reasons to visit, but here are just a few to get you started:
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE
This popular park in North Leeds is renowned for its wonderful gardens, popular tea rooms and circular lakeside walk. At 55 hectares in size, it is located near to two of Leeds’ most treasured nature reserves, Breary Marsh and Adel Dam. It’s also on the route of both the Leeds Country Way and the Meanwood Valley Trail.
Golden Acre park is situated 6 miles from Leeds City Centre on the A660 Leeds Road in between Adel and Bramhope. The postcode of the site is LS16 8BQ.
Click on the map below to see a full size map of the park.
Harewood is a great Yorkshire family day out! You’ll find all sorts of activities here for family fun – the big problem will be trying to fit it all into one day! Whatever day of the week, during term time or school holidays, there is plenty to do here, for children of all ages and for adults too.
Visit the Bird Garden and see species of rare and exotic birds from all over the world, including our ever-popular penguins, flamingos and parrots. The penguins are fed every day at 11am and 3.30pm and you can join in yourself! If you would like to feed the penguins, contact our Information Centre to book on 0113 218 1000.
Don’t miss the Adventure Playground; climb, clamber, slide, swing! Today it’s a pirate ship, or a fairytale castle…let your imagination run wild! With different areas for different age groups, the playground is guaranteed to give hours of fun! Bring a picnic and you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view too!
Inside the House, you can learn about history and have fun while you’re doing it. Dress up in servants’ clothes from the dressing up box and step back to Victorian times or discover the hidden delights behind the cupboard doors Below Stairs.
Harewood is pleased to announce we have been validated as a Learning Destination by the Children’s University. Remember to bring your Passport to Learning next time you visit Harewood, and you can earn up to two Children’s University stamps per visit. Click here to find out more.
Harewood House Trust, Harewood House
Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG
0113 218 1010
Every Sunday 9am
With refreshments in the Bowling Green Hut.
Free, just turn up
Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ
Tel: 01484 223240
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Outdoor
Make the most of Mother Nature at Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience. It’s an award-winning, 19-acre park where the great outdoors are open all year round.
Who doesn’t love woodland walks peppered with wild flowers? They’ll lead you all over the grounds into every leafy nook, before stopping off at multiple picnic spots and a water play area to cool off in during the summer months. Then as the temperature drops and the days get shorter, kids can keep warm in the play area.
Manor Heath Road, Savile Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0EB, England
Facilities at the Park also include tennis courts, childrens play area, a small skateboard park, sports pitches, bowling greens, the sports arena, a golf course, and fishing. The Lakeside cafe overlooks Waterloo Lake, and the Mansion has re-opened with a ‘Garden Room Restaurant’ and rooms for events, business meetings and weddings (The Mansion is licensed for Civil ceremonies).
The Royal Armouries is Britain’s national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world.
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor
Does your little one want to be a doctor when they grow up? With 9 interactive galleries to experience, the Thackray Medical Museum is an absolutely fascinating way to explore the history of medicine, suitable for the whole family.
The human body is incredible, most you won’t even know about! Get ready to explore the body in new ways with the interactive and multimedia displays at the Life Zone. The hands-on exhibits make for a great educational opportunity and the kids will hardly even know they’re learning!
Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7LN, England
Click here to visit Thackray Museum’s website
0113 244 4343
Tropical World at Roundhay park, Leeds is one of the UK’s most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens.
Opening times & Charges
Summer: 10am until 6pm (last admission at 5.30pm)
Winter: 10am until 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)
(Tropical World is closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year’s day. It also closes early on Christmas eve and New year’s eve with last entry being at 1.30pm for closing at 2pm.)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
YSP welcomes families and aims to be as family-friendly as possible. In the open air, children are free to run around, making the most of our 500 acres of historic parkland. Facilities for families include: baby changing at YSP Centre, YSP Learning and the Bothy Gallery; highchairs in the Restaurant and Café; family-friendly food and drink; unlimited tap water; and picnic areas.
YSP welcomes caring dog owners. Please abide by the Countryside Code and local by-laws: dogs must be kept on leads and under control at all times. Use dog-fouling bins provided.
SatNav WF4 4JX brings you to our main car park.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located 7 miles outside of Wakefield and 20 miles south of Leeds in West Yorkshire. YSP is conveniently located one mile from M1 Junction 38 and is served by Leeds-Bradford, Doncaster-Sheffield and Manchester International Airports, all within a 90-minute drive away.