Days Out North Leeds

Farms, Zoos & Aquariums

COVID-19 Update:  Please check with all attractions before visiting for any restrictions and most places require pre-booking currently.


Outdoor play and fairground rides opened 8th August 2020, the indoor play remains closed.

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. Term time, midweek activities for babies and toddlers, such as crafts, sensory play and music and movement all included in the off-peak admission!

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, go carts 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.

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


01904 692221
info@webadventurepark.co.uk
www.webadventurepark.co.uk/

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01904 499183
info@pigletsfarmpark.co.uk
pigletsadventurefarm.com/

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We are excited to announce that we will be opening our doors to visitors again from Monday 27 July 2020!

We can’t wait to welcome all our visitors back to Hull’s amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic day  With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there’s something for everyone.

The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy. Noticeable changes will include new opening times of 9am- 6pm (last entry 5pm), directional signage, hand sanitising stations and timed ticket slots which will require pre-booking on-line.

Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now.

Find out more about our safety measures, what a visit with us will look like and how to book your timeslot and tickets at www.thedeep.co.uk 


01482 381000.
info@thedeep.co.uk
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Tropical World will be open daily 10am to 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm. Online booking is preferred, please book in advance here to avoid disappointment.

We have implemented new ways of working with enhanced safety measures in place so everyone can enjoy the full Tropical World experience. We ask everyone to follow these new guidelines to keep everybody safe.

Please note facial coverings are mandatory for visitors throughout all areas of the attraction, including admissions, retail, café (unless dining in) and the zoo

The café is open daily from 10am to 3.30pm with both indoor and outdoor seating over-looking Canal Gardens, and offering a full menu of delicious meals, sweet treats and snacks.


Journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas and see some fascinating animals and creatures along the way including butterflies, crocodiles, rare birds, meerkats and many many more!

The fun doesn’t stop there as you can also unwind and bask in the heat with snakes, lizards and iguanas in the creature corner as well as discovering some of the more peculiar animals that roam the world while we sleep in the nocturnal zone.

Once you have finished exploring all there is on offer at Tropical World, you can grab a bite to eat and drink in the café which has a variety of hot and cold refreshments on offer. With a unique view of the canal gardens, the café is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

There is also plenty on offer outside of Tropical World in the popular Roundhay Park where it is located. Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes, woodlands, formal gardens and playgrounds.

Tropical World is wheelchair accessible and allows free admission for carers on a 1:1 basis.

Under 5s FREE, on bus route and off road parking available.

Tropical World, Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2ER


0113 237 0754
parks@leeds.gov.uk
tropicalworld.leeds.gov.uk/

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Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park

A brand new visitor attraction in the beautiful historic arboretum at Askham Bryan College.

Visitors can see amazing animals from lemurs, raccoons and meerkats to snakes and spiders.
The Wildlife of the World corridor takes you on a journey around the globe; from a local rockpool to the Amazon jungle.

Café/picnic areas. Open weekends &holidays: 10.00am – 5.00pm (Last Entry 4.00pm)

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR. Tel: 01904 772270

Beetle Bank Farm & Wildlife Sanctuary

Farm, Wildlife Sanctuary, Play Area, Sandpit, Café.

 I have been twice with my 22 month old and she loves it. Can feed the animals and pet some, play in the sand pit & bouncy castle and there are swings and climbing frames too. Well worth a visit in my opinion.” SR recommended 2017

“We had a great time at the family run farm which had a climbing area, sandpit, football nets, inflatables, including an inflatable cow you could milk, all with the added bonus that we could sit and see the children on most things, it was very secure.” AW recommended 2017

“My 3 year old loves it – lots to do and it’s great as a parent as you can see it all from one place, so good if your watching more than one. Small cafe does lovely food but plenty of picnic tables if you want to take your own food. There’s also an indoor education room with colouring, jigsaws and books if it comes a shower.” LH recommended 2017

Beetle Bank Farm, Moor Lane, York, YO19 5XD. Tel: 01904 488796

Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

A real working farm which allows people to learn about all things farming and countryside.

Offers spacious indoor and outdoor play areas, a café serving home cooked food and cakes, outdoor viewing areas to see the animals and an indoor petting barn with a large variety of friendly animals.

Term time weekly “Little Farmer” sessions and themed school holiday events.

Mumbler review.

Fiddlers Green, Brimham Rocks Road, Harrogate, HG3 3HB. Tel: 01423 779759

Cannon Hall Farm

The perfect family day out in the pennine hills with hundreds of animals – including a milking parlour,  an amazing adventure playground, huge indoor play, farm shop and restaurants. The family favourites are the Sheep and Ferret racing and the tube maze! Open daily, special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.

Bark House Lane, Hawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT. Tel: 01226 790427.

Child Friendly Leeds City Centre Map

Child Friendly Leeds have been consulting with children and young people in Leeds to find out what they would like to see on a city centre map. They have helped to co-produce an amazing map with lots of useful features and activities to do in our amazing city!

Child Friendly Leeds City Centre Map

Flamingo Land Zoo & Conservation Park

The UK’s most visited zoo (Visit England) with 140 species and all the kids’ favourites in the Muddy Duck Farm collection.  You can enjoy a truly amazing view of the animal kingdom in the heart of North Yorkshire. What’s more, with regular handling sessions and talks by zoo keepers, there’s sure to be something that’ll capture your imagination.

The zoo is also open on certain dates throughout the winter season when the Theme Park shuts

Flamingo Land Resort, Malton, YO17 6UX. Tel: 0800 408 8840

Harewood House

Harewood’s Grounds, Gardens and Bird Garden will officially reopen to the general public on Monday 6 July. (Open to members and limited general public tickets until 5th July). Slots will be released every Thursday evening for the following week until guidance around capacity and social distancing alters.

All visitors (including under 5s) will need to pre-book tickets.

The Courtyard Café will be open with a takeaway service. All the toilets in the Grounds and Gardens will be open with a queuing capacity in place. There are also additional hand washing facilities around key areas of the site, and hand sanitisation stations at regular intervals around the site.  More details can be found here harewood.org/visit/welcome-back/faqs/

Hesketh Farm at Bolton Abbey

Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  As Dales’ weather can be unpredictable they have a large cosy, undercover barn. There’s loads to do including feeding and stroking the animals, having fun in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek  in the straw maze. They have a small cafe and they also host parties.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA. Tel: 01756 710444

Hope Pastures – Horse & Donkey Trust

Hope Pastures rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses, ponies and donkeys. They also provide the opportunity for people to meet the animals and learn about them and how to look after them. They  hold pony days, birthday parties and pony 1:1s and family fun.

You can visit everyday free of charge 10am to 3pm (2pm in Winter).The visitor centre is open at weekends and bank holidays providing refreshments.

Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH. Tel: 0113 261 4344

Lotherton Hall

Enjoy a fantastic day out at Lotherton Hall, a charming Edwardian house and country estate with extensive grounds, bird garden zoo, Red Deer Park, nature trails, gardens, café, shop and two children’s play areas. Themed events run throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission fee applies. 

Lotherton Hall, Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB. Tel: 0113 378 2959.

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a working farm with a wide variety of animals, market gardens and woodland walks. Also visit the cafe, farm shop, and adventure play area for under 12’s. Accessible site, toilet facilities. Open daily, small admission charge. 

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Lane,LS7 2QG. Tel: 0113 262 9759

Minskip Farm Shop Alpaca Experience

Spend one-on-one time with our amazing Alpacas during the school holidays! Book a session with your family or friends (maximum of 4 people), and you will have the opportunity to spend time with our four alpacas – two Mums and their little babies!

Recommended age 5+ years.

Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9HY. Tel: 01423 329063

Monk Park Farm – Thirsk

Monk Park Farm Park Visitor Centre is located near Thirsk in North Yorkshire and is in the heart of Herriot Country and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. This wonderful Children’s Farm is one of Yorkshire’s best Places to Visit .

Green Lane, Bagby, Thirsk, YO7 2AG. Tel: 01845 597730

None Go By Farm – Horsforth

A family run farm, providing an excellent farm shop.  You can take a walk around the outside animal area and feed the animals (charge applies), they even have Alpacas!.   There is also an indoor sandpit and small play area with ride-ons and Little Tikes slide etc for children.  There is lots of free parking and a special picnic area.

Closed on a Monday January – April.

None Go Bye Farm Shop, Otley Old Rd, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HZ. Tel:0113 284 2206

Rodley Nature Reserve

Covid Update: Currently open Wednesday and Saturdays 1-5pm

Rodley Nature Reserve is designed to bring wetland wildlife back into the Leeds area.

Lots of activities for families: quiz trail guide, pond dipping (April – Oct), mini beast hunt, bird watching, moth trapping….and if the weather should spoil itself colouring sheets and quizzes are available in the Education Room at the Visitor Centre.

The Visitor Centre is open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and most Bank Holidays from 10am until 4pm.

Rodley Nature Reserve, Moss Bridge Road, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP. Tel:  0113 2040441

 

RSPB Fairburn Ings

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. Visitor centre open daily except Christmas day. Small parking charge. Accessible paths. Shop, snacks & toilet facilities.

Fairburn Ings, Castleford, WF10 2BH. Tel: 01977 628191

Swithens Farm

A friendly place with a focus on families, fun and fabulous fresh food! Open farm, play barn, cafe, farm shop & butcher’s. Great kids parties and special holiday events too. Find more information online or call 0113 282 8828.  Closed Mondays.

Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT. Tel: 0113 282 8828

Temple Newsam House and Farm

Covid Update: House, Farm Playground now open.  Pre-booking for House and Farm required, find more details here museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/temple-newsam/visit/temple-newsam-reopening-information/

Explore Temple Newsam house, enjoy a picnic in the grounds, have fun in the adventure playground or meet the animals on the farm. Don’t miss the special school holiday and seasonal events throughout the year. Accessible site. Cafe & toilets facilities.

House Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am -4pm, Home Farm, Daily, 10am-5pm (closed on Mondays during term time and bank holidays)

Admission charge for house & farm. Pre-booking now required.

Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds, LS15 0AE. Tel: 0113 336 7461.

The Donkey Sanctuary – Leeds

Meet the wonderful team of donkeys – they love to meet new people and you can discover their unique characters and stories. They have a good value cafe,great play area inside and out .  Themed events run throughout the year including grooming days and interactive sessions

Open 365 days a year from 9am until dusk. Admission and parking are free.

Swan Lane, Off Blackball Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ Tel: 0113 261 9249

 

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a unique walk through wildlife park located just outside Doncaster. The wildlife attraction brings families face to face  with some of the world’s most beautiful – and at risk – species. Indoor and outdoor play area offers a fun filled day whatever the weather. Open daily, special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.

Tongue Ln, Branton, Old Cantley, Doncaster DN4 6TB. Tel 01302 535057

 

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park

Experience hands on animal encounters on a traditional working farm, hitch a ride in a 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in the 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-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148

York Bird of Prey Centre

The York bird of prey centre is at the back of burn hall hotel and is in huby. YO621JB. There’s eagles, owls and some owls to hold and stroke. Cafe, toilets and baby change. Trampolines, slide, small bouncy castle. Deer wandering to stroke. Bird show and donkey petting.

01347 833214

Yorkshire Museum of Farming

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton, a thriving 16 acre site with events and activities throughout the year. Also Danelaw Living History, Derwent Valley Light Railway, Nature Trail, Livestock, Playground.
CLOSED FROM 1ST NOVEMBER UNTIL EASTER(Except for Santa Specials)
York YO19 5GH Tel.01904 489966