Days Out York

Out of York

Visiting somewhere out of York? Get the local Mumbler knowledge!

If you want a day trip away from York with your family then we’ve got some places listed below.

But did you know that the Mumbler family has grown and we’ve now got Mumbler websites in a number of different areas? If you want the insider tips from local parents to the places you’re visiting then check out the websites below:

Ryedale Mumbler
Selby, Tadcaster & Goole Mumbler
Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler
Harrogate Mumbler
Hull & East Riding Mumbler
North Leeds Mumbler
West Leeds Mumbler
South East Leeds Mumbler
Wharfdale Mumbler
Ripon & Nidderdale Mumbler
Wakefield Mumbler
Barnsley Mumbler
Stockport Mumbler
Stourbridge & Kingswinford Mumbler
Norwich Mumbler
Stratford-upon-Avon Mumbler
Crawley Mumbler

If you know someone who would be interested in running a mumbler in another area then please check out the Mumbler Franchise Website too. We’d love to hear from you.


Boston Park Farm is still a traditional working farm. The animal trail allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and on special days there are animal handling sessions. The whole experience is geared up to suit children up to around 10 years old.

Enjoy the outdoor climbing frames, swings, slides, Go-Karts, mud kitchens, Bouncy Castle, Sandpit and bale pyramid to climb, plus indoor soft play area, suitable for children up to 8 years old. During the summer months, you can also get lost in a huge Maize Maze.

Sample some delicious treats in the cafe, with outdoor and indoor seating and New for 2021 – the Snack Baa – for delicious ice cream!

Tickets must be booked in advance

Open every day from 10am-4pm (until 5pm in summer holidays)

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN7 6DS


01302 844818
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Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.

The park is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. During a visit it is an old tradition to make a wish. The Wishing Well is fed by the same magical waters as the Petrifying Well and has been wished upon for over 300 years. Many visitors have been in touch to tell us their wishes have come true!

The park has several scenic picnic areas, a coffee and ice cream kiosk, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Dogs are welcome in all areas, apart from the playground.

Themed events run during school holidays.  For more information about family events visit our website.

Booking essential.

Please check the website for up-to-date opening times and any unforeseen park closures. Open weekends in March and daily from 29th March – 31st October 2021.


01423 864600
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Distance from York: 41.5 miles

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Tickets are now on sale, all visitors will need to book a date and timeslot for their visit (including Day Plus Pass holders). We will have reduced visitor numbers in order to adhere to Government guidelines. Please follow the instructions at the top of the ticket page on our website.

Find out more at www.thedeep.co.uk 

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.


01482 381000
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Distance from York: 25 miles

Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play at Wolds Way Lavender & Nature Farm

Pre Booking required.

Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring lots to keep the family entertained.

Help Woldie Willow with his Butterfly count, bee keeping and bird spotting.

Weave through Woldie Willows Living Willow Maze.

Miniature railway, Football golf, Giant games, Timber trail, Den zone Building, Giant sandpit and much more!

New for 2021

Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes & tray bakes. Variety of Coffee’s, Tea’s & Hot Chocolates.

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Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Tel. 01944 758641

Open DAILY (10am – 4pm)

Wolds Way Lavender
Wintringham, Malton
YO17 8HW

Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough


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Alpamare – Scarborough

Distance from York: 42 miles

All the way from the Alps, Alpamare Scarborough is a waterpark like no other.
If you love adventure, it’s time to experience the biggest, the fastest, the wettest, the warmest, the cleanest, the waviest, the newest, the funnest, the most unlike-any-waterpark-you’ve-seen before waterpark.

North Bay, 28 Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PH
T: 01723 861431

Aysgarth Falls – Leyburn

Distance from York: 56 miles

Visit the superb waterfalls on the River Ure. Mumblers have advised to take a backpack/sling for little ones as opposed to a buggy.

Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TH
T: 01969 662910

Beamish Museum – County Durham

Distance from York: 84 miles

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820’s, 1900’s & 1940’s.

Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG
T: 0191 370 4000

Big Sheep Little Cow – Bedale

Distance from York: 38 miles

This is an excellent day out. Farm tour including some feeding/petting, huge sand pit, picnic areas tea shop, soft play area (inside) peddle tractors, tractor rides.

Bedale, Aiskew Watermill, The Bridge, Bedale, DL8 1AW
T: 01677 422125

Billy Bob’s – Skipton

Distance from York: 41 miles

Some folks call up just for ice cream treats; some stay awhile for the full 50’s belly-filling diner experience, most all the young ‘uns say Billy Bob’s play is awesome and early risers swear by our coffee and breakfast plates. In short, Billy Bob’s Parlour combines a pretty awesome ice cream parlour with a 50’s American diner and amazing play adventures.

Calm Slate Farm, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6EU (6AD closest for SatNav)
T: 01756 711826

Bolton Abbey – Near Skipton

Distance from York: 38 miles

The 60 stepping stones offer a fun and challenging experience, but there is a bridge offering a safe and dry passage.
There is a large beach area popular with visiting families. Enjoy a picnic, build sandcastles have a little paddle in the river or simply relax and take in the view of the Priory.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD236EX

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Distance from York: 44 miles

Open 10am-5pm – pre-booked admission only.

Carnaby Covert La, Bridlington YO15 3QF
T: 01262 673653

Calypso Cove – Barnsley

Distance from York: 44 miles

Calypso Cove is home to fantastic flumes, sensational slides and wonderful waves – making it a great day out for the whole family!
Splash your way through the slides, flumes and pools before retreating to The Hideout on poolside to refuel and relax with some hearty grog ‘n’ grub!

The Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN

T: 01226 730060

Cannon Hall Farm – Barnsley

Distance from York: 42 miles

Large, family-run farm packed with animals, a playground, tube maze and farm shop for fresh produce.

Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

T: 01226 790427

Captain Barney’s – Malton

Distance from York: 18 miles

Captain Barney’s is a barrel load of fun! With levels to explore and slides to dive down, it’s oceans of fun for all our shipmates. Bash past the biff bags, squeeze through the rollers, swing through the hanging snakes before plunging into our ball pool. We also have plenty of toddler toys for our younger visitors, so children of all ages are entertained at Captain Barney’s.

14 Railway Street, Malton, YO17 7NR

T: 01653 692100

Crazy Tykes – Wetherby

Now reopened.

Distance from York: 13 miles

Crazy Tykes is an Indoor Soft Play area with visibility in mind for the parents.
They have a cafe with 200 seats and a chef on site to prepare all food orders freshly. Catering for children parties they love to do and can seat 60 in our fab party rooms.

Unit 650 thorp Arch Trading Estate, Thorp Arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BJ
T: 01937 541007

Days of Adventure at Camp Hill – Bedale

Distance from York: 32 miles

Fun family days out in our adventure park with Quad Biking, Segways and Footgolf. Enjoy a Picnic in our Woodland Kingdom with slides, swings, assault course, treehouse fort and more!
£5 per car and then £15 per car from 27th May.
The Woodland Kingdom is open on 10am-5pm weekends and school holidays until November.
Free entry to the Woodland Kingdom with pre-booked activities.

Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS

T: 01845 567788

Diggerland – Castleford

Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.

Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW

01634 711711

Dinostar – The Dinosaur Experience – Hull

Distance from York: 41 miles

The exciting, interactive dinosaur museum. A children’s museum with dinosaurs!
Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, Triceratops bones you can touch and our unique Dinosaur Sound Box. Dinosaurs you can see, touch, hear and even smell! Hull’s own natural history museum. Ideal for children of all ages!We are close to The Deep and Hull marina.

28-29 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TH
T: 01482 320424

Doncaster Dome

Distance from York: 45 miles

A multi-pool water wonderland of geysers, fountains, jets and airbeds.
With a wide range of different swimming sessions, there really is something for everybody. From quiet swimming sessions like Leisure Swim and Parent & Toddlers to the fun-packed action of The Big Splash with all the slides and feature. Also offers ice skating and a soft play playzone.

Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD
T: 01302 370777

Duncombe Park – Helmsley

Distance from York: 24 miles

This is a great place if you like walking with the kids. We only did a small part of it, but there is also a riverside walk. Its free entry for RHS to the gardens, or £5 for the gardens, but plenty to do outside the grounds too. There is a small play area and tea rooms.

Estate Office, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

T: 01439 770213

East Riddlesden Hall – Keighley

Distance from York: 44 miles

A little oasis in a busy urban area. The intimate gardens, with an ever-changing palette of colour, offer a peaceful space to relax and unwind in. Children can let off steam in the natural play areas and get creative in the mud pie kitchen. The hobbit house is waiting to be discovered and there’s no better place to spot wildlife than at the bird hide.

Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5EL

T: 01535 607075

East Riding Leisure – Bridlington

Distance from York: 41 miles

25 metre six- lane swimming pool, with a maximum depth of 2m.
13m x 7m learner pool with a moveable floor, to a maximum depth of 2m
Splash Zone to include waterplay features and two interactive water slides connected to the learner pool.

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, The Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 2QQ
T: 01262 606715

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway – Skipton

Distance from York: 47 miles

Take a Ride behind one of our vintage steam locomotives for a special journey back in time.

Bolton Abbey Railway Station, Skipton BD23 6AF

T: 01756 710614

Eureka, The National Childrens Museum – Halifax

Distance from York: 44 miles

This museum is a fantastic day out and is really highly recommended for children up to about 11. There are specific areas for the under 5’s and even a couple of special non-walker areas. The concept of the museum is that you learn through play and everything there is hand-on. There is a cafe and gift shop on site although there are indoor and outdoor picnic benches if you want to take your own.

The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE
T: 01422 330069

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden – Ripon

Distance from York: 30 miles

Set within the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this World Heritage Site offers a great day out for all the family. Hidden within the Skell valley, you’ll find the magnificent ruins of the once great Fountains Abbey and a Georgian pleasure ground to delight your senses. This breathtaking landscape is also home to a Jacobean Manor House, Medieval Deer Park, Victorian church and Cistercian mill.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
T: 01765 608888

Golden Acre Park – Leeds

Distance from York: 28.5 miles

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.

Off Arthington Road, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 8BQ
T: 0113 261 0374

Harewood House – Harewood, Leeds

Distance from York: 20 miles

Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The House was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in the land.There are exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department, renowned Bird Garden, Farm Experience and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens for visitors to explore and enjoy.

Harewood House Trust, Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG
T: 0113 218 1010

Helmsley Open Air Heated Swimming Pool

Distance from York: 24 miles

Yorkshire’s only 25m heated open air pool. We are a charity providing affordable outdoor swimming and a ‘holiday atmosphere’ to our local community and many visitors. We also offer free parking and there is a children’s playground adjacent.

Baxton’s Sprunt, Helmsley, YO62 5BH

T: 01439 408010

Hesketh Farm – Skipton

Distance from York: 38 miles

Kids can feed animals, collect eggs and play with rabbits and guinea pigs. There’s also a tractor ride (although it costs extra) sand pits, ride on tractors, café, picnic tables indoor and out and a playground outside. They also host children’s parties.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA
T: 01756 710444

Honeysuckle Farm – Hornsea

Distance from York: 44 miles

Honeysuckle Farm is a working farm. We are also a visitor farm and first opened our gates to the public on June 1st 1992. A lot has changed since then so come and enjoy a visit to the farm and experience all the attractions.

Honeysuckle Farm, Bewholme Ln, Hornsea HU18 1BY
T: 01964 533873

Hope Pastures – Leeds

Distance from York: 26 miles

Hope Pastures rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses, ponies and donkeys. We also provide the opportunity for people to meet the animals and learn about them and how to look after them.
You can visit everyday free of charge 10am to 3pm (2pm in Winter). Our visitor centre is open at weekends and bank holidays, with activities for you to do, information, souvenirs and refreshments.

Hope Pastures,, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH

T: 0113 261 4344

Kilnsey Park – Skipton

Distance from York: 48 miles

In the heart of spectacular Wharfedale, Kilnsey Park is your ideal location to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales. With fishing, kids activities, friendly farm animals and the best of local food, Kilnsey is a great Yorkshire family day out.

Kilnsey Park Estate, Kilnsey, Skipton, BD23 5PS

T: 01756 752150

Living Sealife Centre – Flamborough

Distance from York: 45 miles

Open daily from Easter to end of November. During a visit to the Living Seas Centre you will find a wealth of information about Yorkshire’s fascinating marine and coastal wildlife. Exciting events are run from the centre across the year for all ages. Join Living Seas Officers for a Seashore Safari, come along for an evening talk, create a marine-themed masterpiece or learn about Yorkshire’s valuable shellfish! With all this on offer, the Living Seas Centre is a great place for young and old alike. Like the Living Seas Centre on Facebook.

Free to enter (although a donation is appreciated)

Living Seas Centre, South Sea Road (South), Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1AE
T: 01262 422103

Meanwood Animal Farm – Leeds

Distance from York: 25 miles

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, a registered charity, was established in 1980 to provide services to inner city communities. From the Farm’s humble beginnings operating from two old caravans, it has grown into a 24 acre site. It’s not only a working farm with a wide variety of animals but also a major centre for community and environmental work.

Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG
T: 0113 262 9759

Mini Monsterz Indoor Play – Scarborough

Distance from York: 38 miles

Providing fun for all the family! Based in the picturesque towns of Scarborough & Whitby, Mini Monsterz are 2 of the biggest Indoor Play centers in North Yorkshire, catering for all age groups!

5-8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Rd, Scarborough, YO11 3YS
T: 01723 586665

Newby Hall

Distance from York: 24 miles

Newby Hall is open to the public. Ice-cream, snacks and drinks will be available from the Railway Shop and visitors are welcome to picnic on the grass area adjacent to the restaurant. Tickets must be pre-booked.

Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE

T: 01423 322583

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – Pickering

Distance from York: 26 miles (to Pickering Station)

If your little ones like riding on the train, then Mumbler highly recommends a day out to NYMR.

The train picks passengers up from Pickering before traveling through the beautiful Yorkshire Moors and stopping at Goathland (picturesque village where heartbeat was filmed) Grosmont and many trains go through to Whitby.Run by volunteers, it’s an experience you and your little one won’t forget. NYMR endeavour to run the steam trains as much as possible. Dogs are also welcome on the train for £3 each but not in the dining cart or first class. Parking is available at the station for £5 per day.Baby Changing is available at Pickering, Goathland, and Grosmont stations.
Under 5’s travel FREE!

Pickering Station, YO18 7AJ

T:01751 472508

Peasholm Park – Scarborough

Distance from York: 40 miles

Peasholm Park Scarborough, North Yorkshire is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE.

Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough YO12 7QZ

T: 01723 500954

Playdale Farm Park – Scarborough

Distance from York: 40 miles

The farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes soft play area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more! The Animal Barn and Interactive Paddocks are designed so the children can see animals in a natural farm environment.

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3AT
T: 01723 586351

Rainbow Factory – Leeds

Distance from York: 30 miles

The Rainbow Factory brings children’s books to life through theatre, music and craft – staging unique events that inspire, challenge and delight the under-10s. With a talented team of staff including authors, artists and drama professionals, handpicked for their ability to engage with children, you’re guaranteed an enchanting family day out. (Check website for opening – private parties only on a weekend).

Rainbow Factory, GATE 3 / Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, LS28 5LY

T: 0113 257 5750

RHS Garden – Harlow Carr – Harrogate

Distance from York: 26 miles

Beautiful gardens, children’s play areas, educational activity centre, shop, Betty’s Tea Room and much more.

Crag Ln, Harrogate HG3 1QB
T: 01423 565418

Roundhay Park – Leeds

Distance from York: 22 miles

Roundhay Park now covers over 700 acres of parkland, lakes and woodland and is one of the largest urban parks in the world. 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.

Across the road from Tropical World, so perfect to extend a day out.

Mansion Lane, off Princes Avenue, LS8 2HH

Royal Armouries Museum – Leeds

Distance from York: 26 miles

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. We are located at Leeds Dock, which is only a short distance from Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire. Admission is free.

Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT
T: 0113 220 1999

RSPB Fairburn Ings – Castleford

Distance from York: 23 miles

With pond dipping, regular fun events and walks to help you get away from it all, RSPB Fairburn Ings is the ideal place for adults and children to find out more about wildlife. There is a visitor centre selling hot drinks and a wide range of RSPB products. The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Fairburn Ings, Newton Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 2BH
T: 01977 628191

Sealife Centre – Scarborough

Distance from York: 42 miles

You get the most out of a visit to SEA LIFE Scarborough by attending our talks and feeding demonstrations which are held throughout the day! Get closer than ever before to our over 1,000 of our amazing creatures and discover something amazing!

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP
T: 01723 373414

Sewerby Hall & Gardens – Bridlington

Distance from York: 44 miles

Set in fifty acres of stunning parkland, this historic country house and estate has a great deal to offer to visitors of all ages. A House, Gardens, zoo, shops and a café.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1EA.

T: 01262 673769

Shibden Hall & Park – Halifax

Distance from York: 43 miles

There is a lake to feed the ducks, miniature railway, play park, pedalos and café.

Listers Road, Halifax, HX3 6XG
T: 01422 352246

Sledmere House – Driffield

Distance from York: 25 miles

Sledmere is very children friendly with acres of gardens and grounds to run free. The house quiz provides a fun and interesting way to learn about the house. There’s a children’s adventure play area, sand pit and pedal tractors. Terrace Café and is a great place for younger visitors to play and run around whilst parents can take advantage of the picnic benches nearby.

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire, YO25 3XG
T: 01377 236637

Streetlife Museum of Transport – Hull

Distance from York: 41 miles

Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Admission to the Streetlife Museum is free. Step back in time with 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940s high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of our carriage ride. It’s just the ticket for a family day out! Free Entry.

High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
T: 01482 300300

Swithens Farm – Rothwell, Leeds

Distance from York: 26 miles

There are lots of animals to pet and fed inc lambs cattle donkeys ponies alpacas Guinea pigs rabbits. Also a play area, bouncy castles, sand pits, trampoline and cafe.  £4 per person, under 2’s free.

Swithens Lane, Rothwell, LS26 0BU
T: 0113 2828828

Temple Newsham – Leeds

Distance from York: 23 miles

Famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam House is a truly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Described as one of the best in Britain and beautifully restored to its former glory, it is now home to one of the most important collections of decorative arts in Britain.

Temple Newsam has so much to offer visitors. Come and view the stunning collections, see a variety of rare breed animals, wander around the beautiful gardens, enjoy some leisure time and book our football pitches, or enjoy a round of golf, walk in the woods to discover the folly and explore the bridle paths. Visit the shop and take afternoon tea in the café.

Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0AE
T: 0113 336 7461

The Forbidden Corner – Leyburn

Distance from York: 48 miles

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!

The Forbidden Corner, Tupgill Park Estate, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ
T: 01969 640638

The National Science & Media Museum – Bradford

Distance from York: 41 miles

8 floors to explore with FREE ENTRY

The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
T: 0844 856 3797

Thornton Hall Country Park – Near Skipton

Distance from York: 50 miles

Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in our country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS
T: 01282 841148

Thorp Perrow Arboretum – Bedale

Distance from York: 37 miles

Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. There are tree trails, a nature trail and a children’s trail, a large lake, picnic area and children’s play area.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS
T: 01677 425323

Treetop Nets – Ripon

Distance from York: 34 miles

Try to imagine over 2000m2 of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made out of netting. Now picture this safely suspended between trees up to 12m off the ground and set in mature native woodland and you’ll have the right idea.

Based at Lightwater Valley, Ripon, North Stainley, HG4 3HT (follow brown signs once close)

T: 01539 447186

Tropical Butterfly House – Sheffield

Distance from York: 57 miles

Number 1 for things to do in sheffield according to trip advisor. Meerkats, reptiles, birds, mammals and of course butterflies, also a petting farm.

Tropical Butterfly House Limited, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
T: 01909 569416

Tropical World – Roundhay, Leeds

Distance from York: 22 miles

Greenhouses filled with UK’s largest tropical plant and animal collections outside of Kew Gardens.

“loved it! We ate at a café at Roundhay Park which I would recommend xxx”

AR, Jan 2019

Tropical World Leeds. Right next to Roundhay park which has cafe and park. It’s cheap to get in too.

GLK, Jan 2019

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER
T: 0113 237 0754

Twiggy’s Play Centre – Thirsk

Distance from York: 22 miles

Twiggy’s is a 4000 square foot indoor play centre in Thirsk, based on the wonderful Yorkshire Countryside. Nestling in the shadows of our own White Horse, the centre provides a safe and secure environment in which children under 10 can run off excess energy and have great fun. It is open 7 days per week, 10am – 6pm. It is also available for private hire outside of these hours for either community groups or private parties.

Twiggy’s Play, Unit 2, Concept Business Park, Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY

T: 01845 523553

Williams Den

Distance from York – 27 Miles

A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.

William’s Den , Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS.
T: 01430 472230

Xscape – Castleford

Distance from York: 27 miles

Xscape is all about active entertainment. With a real snow slope, bowling alley, cinema, climbing walls, trampoline park, arcade, soft play and golf courses, there are days of entertainment for the whole family at Xscape whatever the weather.

Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA
T: 01977 664794

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Wakefield

Now Open.

Distance from York: 38 miles

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions throughout four stunning galleries, be inspired by the natural beauty of an historic estate, and get involved in a dynamic line up of events and activities.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG

T: 01924 832631

Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Doncaster

Distance from York: 48 miles

Now open but tickets must be pre-booked.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, commonly referred to as YWP, is a wildlife park located just outside Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in England.

Warning Tongue Ln, Branton, Old Cantley, Doncaster DN4 6TB

T: 01302 535057

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