Days Out York

Paddling, Waterparks, & Seasides


At the Web Adventure Park you’ll find lots to entertain all ages whatever the weather!

Creepy Crawlies is the huge indoor play area with lots of activities including huge slides and climbing. There are separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, a sensory baby area, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over 5s.

We have a wonderful role play village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, a vets and a DIY store and a Crafty Corner for children who feel creative.

Outdoors there a large park to explore which includes a mini beach, water play area, ride-ons (including pedal tractors), den building zone, tractor area, jungle bridge, wacky swings, quad bikes and more.

Our Animal Zone houses friendly chipmunks, rabbits, ponies, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. For older children and adults we have two large high ropes courses – Wired!

We have plenty of seating indoors and out and a café which serves scrumptious homemade, freshly prepared dishes! Ample parking on site.

Weekends and holidays we have an amazing addition to the park, fairground rides! These are included in the entry fee.

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH


01904 692221
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Looking for a splash and a play?

Creepy Crawlies have a lovely water play area where little ones can splash, pour, drizzle and spray with pumps, dams, streams, squirting chickens and paddling area!

So don’t forget to bring a towel with you when you come pay a visit!

Loyalty Scheme: Pick up your loyalty card, once you’ve paid for 6 child entries, you get a free hot drink and once you’ve paid for 10, you receive one free admission for a child.

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH


01904 692221
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Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Dalby Forest, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find! With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app, fun activity pack and trail, you’ll get to interact with all your favourite characters as you go in search of the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood.

1. Download the new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app

App Store
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2. Get your paws on the Gruffalo Spotter trail activity pack
Head to the visitor centre to grab your activity kit, packed with fun things to do to help you spot the Gruffalo.

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase (£3.50).

3. Follow the trail
The trail at Dalby Forest starts the World Cup Car Park near Adderstone Field. Complete fun family activities and learn about each animal from the book as you follow the new interactive trail.

There are also rubbings to complete and other characters to look out for as you go! Use the app to see the characters appear in the forest around you.

Grade – Easy
Accessibility
An easy and accessible route on level, surfaced ground. Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Dalby Forest, Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering YO18 7LT


01751 472771
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Out of York

If you don’t mind travelling that little bit further then don’t forget the Out of York page for Day’s out ideas that little bit further afield.

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park (Near Pocklington)

Distance from York: 14 miles

Large lake with canoes, paddle boards and boats to hire, circular walk around the lake and a shallow area of the lake roped off that you can paddle in. Also an Aqua Park – inflatable obstacle course on the lake. Open water swimming available. Also a good playpark and cafe with children’s menu.

£3 per person/ £8 for a family entry, hire items for the water additionally. Pre-book in advance only. Open Tuesday – Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm, and bank holiday Mondays.

Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, York YO42 4RL

T: 01759 301444

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

Bebra Gardens – Knaresborough

Distance from York: 19 miles

All-day parking at Waterside Car Park, HG5 8DF, the gardens are sign posted from there.
Bebra Gardens is open all year round, 24 hours a day. The paddling pool is open from Spring Bank Holiday (at the end of May) to the first week in September.

Brewerton Street, Knaresborough HG5 8AZ

Bradford City Centre (outside the town hall)

There is a paddling area with loads of fountains. The media museum is nearby too.

Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

Bridlington

Distance from York: 40 miles

Bridlington’s South Beach Area
An Award winning beach which stretches over a 1 mile South from Bridlington Harbour wall and the recently refurbished Spa Complex, Children’s paddling pool – Picnic areas to the end of the sea wall and the award winning Seafront has a host of other facilities for Families.

“Bridlington leisure center has slides and just fun. And being 4 she be able to do so much on her own. The pools for little ones they can stand too. My 2.5yr loves going n going down the slides “

LH, Jan 19

Bridlington leisure centre is great, has a really shallow ‘splash zone’ with little slides and other bits, ideal for toddlers! X

VS, Jan 19

South Beach, Bridlington, YO15 3BZ

Burnsall

Distance from York: 44 miles

Good family picnic spot on the river. There are toilets and an ice cream van. Lots of parking – charges £6 per car for a day’s parking.

Main St, Skipton BD23 6BP

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

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

Falling Foss & The Tea Garden – Whitby

Distance from York – 46 miles

Falling Foss Tea Garden is a small but enchanting tea garden set in the grounds of Midge Hall, a tiny cottage which nestles at the top of the beautiful Falling Foss waterfall. (Check the seasonal opening times if you wish to visit the café – open April-Sept).

Falling Foss Tea Garden, Midge Hall, Whitby,YO22 5JD

T: 07723 477929

Filey Beach

Distance from York: 41 miles

A beautiful stretch of beach, one of the longest in the UK – its rarely crowded, however busy it is. Take a walk, paddle in the sea or build a sandcastle.

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

Hornsea

Distance from York: 44 miles

The beach at Hornsea is made up of fine golden sand and shingle, and features a newly-developed promenade including a children’s paddling pool, cafe and traditional fish and chip shops.

Hornsea, HU18 1TE

Hutton-Le-Hole

Distance from York: 30 miles

Hutton-le-Hole is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about seven miles north-west of Pickering. Hutton-le-Hole is a popular scenic village within the North York Moors National Park.

Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UA

Ilkley Lido

Distance from York: 37 miles

Ilkley Lido is a fantastic outdoor swimming and paddling pool, open May- September but please double-check with the Lido before going!

There is a cafe serving food, drinks and ice-creams. The opening times depend on the weather, its best to ring first to check the cafe is open if you are unsure. There are also vending machines.

You can take your own food & drink and there are picnic tables for you as well.

Ilkley Pool & Lido, Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ.

T: 01943 600453

Newby Hall – Ripon

Distance from York: 24 miles

The sound of children’s joyful laughter rings out as they swing, play, ride, splash, and run in Newby’s legendary Adventure Gardens. A perfect place to meet up with friends; eat, discover, relax, shop and smile all in the stunning setting of Newby Hall. A day with us is a rare thing…truly a day that the whole family will enjoy.

Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE
T: 01423 322583

Saltburn Beach – Near Middlesborough

Distance from York: 58 miles

Fantastic beach, pier, amazing fish & chips, the beautiful Valley Gardens with a miniature railway, lovely tearooms and fantastic picnic and play areas.

Saltburn Road, Saltburn TS12 1NY

Thornton le Dale- Near Pickering

Distance from York: 26 miles

Thornton le dale, YO18 7SD

Valley Gardens – Harrogate

Distance from York: 22 miles

A 17-acre English Heritage Grade II listed garden, including: children’s playground, skate park, paddling pool (seasonal, games in parks including tennis, pitch and putt and crazy golf, café, toilets & a children’s boating pool

Cornwall Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ

Wetherby Riverside

Distance from York: 14 miles

You can paddle safely in the river at the Riverside Car Park.

Bridgefoot, Wetherby LS22 6RF

Whitby Beach

Distance to York: 47 miles

Whitby is steeped in history: fishing, whaling, the jet industry, Captain Cook, the glorious Abbey, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was inspired by the town and Goth Festival that draws visitors from around the globe.

Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU

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