10 days out ideas for the Summer Holidays within an hours drive of North Leeds
If you fancy a day out over the summer holidays we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas within an hours drive of North Leeds. Most require pre-booking this summer, so make sure you plan ahead!
** We would recommend checking all details directly before visiting attractions this summer as opening times and availability may change quickly due to capacity restrictions in place.**
1. Stockeld Park Summer Adventure
Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at every turn, this is a place to spark even the wildest of imaginations! Our Park is home to an Enchanted Forest, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts and outdoor inflatables!
COVID-19 Update: Stockeld Park will re-open on the 18th July 2020. Capacity will be restricted in order to maintain the Government’s safety standards. Steps to ensure a COVID secure site – handwashing and sanitising stations have been installed throughout, and social distancing measures are in place. For more details on the opening click here.
Running 18th July – 7th September 2020. Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.
Following the latest government guidance, we can’t wait to welcome you back on the 1st of August for lots of summer fun!
We’ll be reducing the amount of visitors on site so tickets will be limited and we will be taking online bookings only.
A visit to Piglets Adventure Farm will be a little different from usual but still packed full of family fun & adventure, including;
🐴 Farmyard Trail
🐷 Animal Barn
🏖️ The Beach
🧚♀️ Fairy Tale Trail
🌽 Maize Maze
⛳ Crazy Golf
🤸 Bouncing Pillows
🍕 Piggy Pizza Parlour
🍦 Ice Cream Parlour
Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW (Just off the A64)
4. Mother Shipton’s Summer Adventure
Admission currently includes: Pixie Village Trail, Adventure Playground, Cave, Petrifying Well, Wishing Well and Gift Shop.
Visitors must pre-book an arrival slot and will be given 2.5 hours to explore the attraction. £25 per car term-time weekdays, £30 per car weekends and school holidays (max 7 people per car), including parking. Picnics are welcome, ice creams and drinks are also available to purchase within the attraction. Toilets will be open.
Dogs are welcome everywhere except the adventure playground and must be kept on a lead.
There are three sets of steps in the attraction which are not wheelchair accessible and pushchairs must be parked at the bottom of these steps – we recommend bringing a sling.
Hop along to Grass Hoppers Outdoor Play at Tong Garden Centre for a proper playtime. Have a bounce on the jumping pillows, zoom down the zip wire, glide down the slides, explore our giant fort, drive around the race tracks and much more!
Grass Hoppers is set in a secure environment with outdoor seating, although we welcome picnics, we still have our delicious selection of hot food available.
We are currently only accepting online bookings, book your session now and guarantee your playtime.
We know that you will have some questions about what the experience will be like and what changes we’ve implemented to make it as safe as possible for all. Therefore we’ve put together the FAQ guide HERE.
Diggerland is the perfect place to go for an action packed family day out this summer. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s testing your driving skills on a Dumper Truck, hanging tight on the world famous Spindizzy ride, or hooking a duck using the controls of a digger all whilst sitting in the cab, there really is something for all ages!
Diggerland Yorkshire theme park in Castleford, WF10 5NW
7. Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure Trail
The wonderful Studfold Fairy Adventure Trail will be open from 2nd July! The fairies and pixies are moving to their miniature homes, each with a magical story!
Discover the NEW Rainbow Fairy Castle in Studfold’s magical wood!
Booking now is ESSENTIAL! Please read terms and conditions and trail information when booking as some activities are postponed until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted and there are items you need to bring too!
Picnics and take away food/drinks will be available at Nidderdale Way Cafe
Wildlife World, gardens and estate grounds are now open at Lotherton. To make sure it is as safe as possible entry to Lotherton will be limited each day. Pre booked tickets required. Updates will be provided daily on social media channels as soon as tickets sell out. Please note that if the day tickets have sold out, they will only be accepting members, so please check before you travel.
The playground will re-open on the 16th July, the hall remains closed currently. The toilets on site will be open between 9am-5pm each day.
Take part in your biggest ever game of hide and seek on your visit to Fountains Abbey. Hide in all corners of the large abbey ruins before following the river to the water garden. Race around the moon ponds, see the swans swimming and discover the winding dark tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to find three fun buildings called follies along this woodland path.
Enjoy a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore, and for younger adventurers, there’s a two-acre Scarecrow Mini-Maze. There is also a vintage funfair, football darts and live entertainment in the Big Top!