Days Out North Leeds

Rainy Day Ideas

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


There’s so much to do in Leeds for families, you’re spoilt for choice!  But we know it can get expensive, so here we’ve picked out 30 of our favourite FREE things to do with kids across the city. Click here for the full round-up.


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If you’re stuck indoors on one of these days, why not try some of Mumbler’s tried and tested activities to do at home.  From spy games to creating time capsules, you’re guaranteed to have fun. Click HERE for the full roundup.


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

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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COVID-19 UPDATE

The outdoor play area at Grass Hoppers re-opened on 8th July 2020, indoor play remains closed.

For more information and to book your playtime session, click here grasshoppersplay.co.uk


Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground and a large indoor play area where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper playtime!

The outdoor play area includes Jumping Pillow’s, Giant Sandpit, Water Play, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and under 4’s pre-school area with playhouses and outdoor toys.

How are you keeping everyone safe?

As always, our priority is the safety of you and our team, so we have taken steps to ensure this continues to be the case.

  • We are minimising the number of children we allowed in to use the outdoor play area. (We previously allowed for 300+ into our outdoor play area, we are now only allowing up to 130 children in to enjoy the space)
  • Dedicated entrance and exit for Grass Hoppers
  • More sessions Monday to Saturday meaning less people on equipment
  • New food menu with a focus on quick takeaway options
  • Sanitising stations and regular cleaning of equipment
  • Indoor Play will remain closed until further notice
In order to give as many children as possible the opportunity to play, we have made the decision to offer up to four sessions per day, which are as follows:
Monday – Saturday Sunday
Session 1 09:00 – 10:45 09:45 – 11:30
Session 2 11:00 – 12:45 12:00 – 13:45
Session 3 13:15 – 15:00 14:15 – 16:00
Session 4 15:30 – 17:15

 

 

 

 

The sessions will be £5 per child (under 1s remain free), per session and only 2 adults allowed per child.

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY

Check Facebook page for weather closure updates before you travel.

Read our Mumbler review here.

Visit the Grasshoppers Website for more details


0113 285 3506
grasshoppers@tonggardencentre.co.uk
grasshoppersplay.co.uk/

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What a great place!  We had a visit in-between Christmas and New Year (2017) and had to drag the kids out!

It took us about 45 minutes from North Leeds even when Huddersfield were playing at home!

Credit: Huddersfield Leisure Centre

The Splash Park is ideal for all ages and is a nice size meaning that if you have confident swimmers you can see them on most parts of the splash park.  A key point to note is the two main slides have a height requirement of 1.2metre and they are strict on this.   The Splash Park operates a band system which gives you 90 minutes to enjoy the park but also means it is never too busy.

Huddersfield Splash Park has a fun pool for the younger ones which is warmer than the main pool and has a few ‘animals’ which the children can sit and slide on.

In the main pool there is a lazy river, toddler area with slide, “things” to turn and twist and a water bucket.  There are two slides (a water flume and Slidewinder) which you ride in inflatable rings (single and double), three water guns and an area where you can have free play.  We have been to a few “Waterparks” when on holiday and both my husband and daughter have not stopped talking about the Sidewinder! It doesn’t look that much from the ground but apparently, it feels almost vertical when you go down it!

One thing to note is there is a lot of squirting water, my two wanted their goggles on!  Apparently included in your entrance there is also another pool where you can do length swimming but we never made this!

There are plenty of lifeguards throughout the Splash Park who were very helpful and friendly. There is also a great little viewing area which means that swimming with adults isn’t a necessity if your children are competent and confident swimmers.

The shower and changing rooms were clean and we had no problem getting a changing room.  There are also hair dryers available. You need a £1 coin for the locker system.
It was not overly busy when we went but they do limit the number per session so you are best to pre-book to avoid disappointment.(especially in school holidays)
The cost for a family of 4 using the Splash Park for 90 minutes was £15.95.
In addition, you need to pay for parking at the Leisure Centre but its not expensive.
There was a cafe and snack bar (open when cafe shuts) onsite for refreshments.
There is also a climbing wall onsite.
Click here for the Splash Park timetable.

Pre-booking advised.  Website   Tel: 01484 766269.

Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4BP

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
www.thedeep.co.uk/

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Re-Opening 17th August 2020
Covid Update:

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

Don’t miss out on a 50% discount on all food and drink when you dine in with us, Monday to Wednesday throughout August, as part of the government’s “Eat out to help out” scheme*. (*Maximum discount of £10 per head. )

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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Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum has a huge range of activities, from dressing up to special tours and much more! Take a break in the cafe and then step outside to use the children’s play area or wander over to Kirkstall Abbey and explore the abbey grounds.

COVID Update: Re-opened 12th August 2020

– Numbers will be restricted so you may need to queue (no pre-booking required)
– Face coverings must be worn inside
– Social distancing to be maintained and follow routes around the museum
– Contactless payment preferred
– They are closing over lunch and a little early to allow for extra cleaning and we won’t be opening on Tuesdays for now.
– Opening times: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 10-12 & 1-4 and Saturday 12-4

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH Tel: 0113 3784079

Agility Fitness Park, York

A ‘Ninja’ style obstacle course designed to test the fitness and agility of children allowing them to use their body for what it was intended for: to run, to jump, to climb and to think. For those that are looking for a bigger challenge can try the Warrior course (12+)

Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY. Tel: 01904 340495

AMF Hollywood Bowl – Kirkstall

Children at AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds who are determined to throw their own can pick from a range of lighter weight balls designed just for the younger  player!

Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG, England. Tel: 0844 826 1462

Bead – Harrogate

Bead is a jewellery-making, art & craft shop and kids party venue in central Harrogate and home to the town’s only drop-in “Bead Bar” for children.  A home for everything and anything bead related and one of many great things to do with kids in Harrogate!

Bower Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5NQ, Tel: 01423 313030

Bridlington Leisure Centre

If you go for a day trip to the coast I have heard great reviews of the recently renovated Bridlington Leisure Centre and the Splash Zone.

The new exciting Splash Zone has two interactive slides and a fun play structure, tipping buckets and water toys. Aqua Smash and Slide Champ will have users of all ages going round and round again.

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington YO15 2QQ. Tel:  01262 606715

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

Calypso Cove – Barnsley

Barnsley is home to one of the best waterparks in the UK, in the form of Calypso Cove. There are four swimming pools for you to choose from – Still Waters is a standard 25 metre pool open for general swimming and lessons, Calypso Cove is an adventure pool with slides, water flumes and a wave machine.

Calypso Cove, The Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1AN.

City Bloc – Climbing

The home of Leeds’s first dedicated indoor bouldering centre with 475 square meters of climbing.  There are 150 boulder problems ranging from very easy to very hard and a section gets reset every week so there’s always new climbs to have a go at. Adult & kids lessons, birthday parties. Age 6+.

1-4 Kitson Rd, Leeds LS10 1NT. Tel: 0113 391 2652

Clayfever Ceramic Painting Studio – Tadcaster

Ceramic painting is an activity which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You don’t have to be an artist to achieve great results. We have a large variety of products to paint, ranging from small animals, plates and mugs to large vases.

Also offer children’s parties, pottery & storytime sessions and adult evenings.

Opening Times: TuesdaySaturday 9.30am-5.00pm

30 High Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9AT. Tel: 01937 918100

Clip n Climb Garforth

Garforth’s action-packed indoor climbing centre, fit for the whole family. Enjoy an exciting day out with 25 colourful climbing walls, stair ay to heaven walls and vertical drop slide.

Childre from 2+ years can clim with specific toddler sessions running throughout the week.

Viewing gallery and Costa Coffee available upstairs in the cafe.

Parties available.

Unit 2A1 Aberford Road, Garforth, LS25 2EB. Tel: 0113 4572699

Clip ‘n Climb Leeds

A new indoor climbing centre in Leeds, Clip ’n Climb invites budding and courageous climbers to explore its 32 individually-designed climbs. It offers a range of challenges for the vertically adventurous including the jaw-dropping 9m Vertical Drop Slide, a Stairway to Heaven and Astroball amongst many others.

Clip ‘n Climb Leeds caters for families of all abilities from four years up. Families can also enjoy a homemade pizza, pasta, cakes and a variety of hot and cold drinks at Woodpeckers, the fully-licensed on-site diner.

Tristram Centre, Brown Lane, Leeds LS12 6BF. Tel: 01132 458723

Cottage Road Cinema – Headingley

The Cottage Road Cinema is the oldest cinema in Leeds and one of the few remaining independently run cinemas in the country.

Headingley, Leeds, LS6 4DD. Tel: 0113 2751 606

Cottonbudz, Rodley

A well established children’s soft and adventure play centre and cafe, providing an exciting range of activities and parties for children in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment. Fresh home cooked food and delicious afternoon teas!

Parking onsite.

Mumbler Review.

54A Oaklands Ave, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1LQ,  Tel: 0113 2571188

Crazy Tykes, Wetherby

Crazy Tykes is a large soft play area with plenty of equipment for all ages. There is a great babies/crawlers area in the centre of the place and good visibility from the seating area into most of the large play equipment. There is a football/ball games area and party rooms around the edge.

*New for Summer 2018 outdoor play area

The café is well priced with a good variety of foods.  Offers various party packages.

Open 7 days a week, parking onsite.

Unit 650 Thorp Arch Trading Estate, Thorp Arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire IS23 7BJ. Tel: 01937 541007

Eureka

Eureka! is a unique place for families to visit, where children aged 0 to 11 are inspired to learn all about themselves and the world around them by playing, imagining, experimenting and – above all – having fun. Accessible site. Cafe, toilet facilities & shop.

Closed Monday’s Term Time, check website opening times before visiting.

Eureka, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. Tel: 01422 330069

Everyman Cinema Leeds

Multi screen cinema with with a passion for quality. Bar and adjoining restaurant for blockbuster and cult films with drinks service. Special events, private parties, birthday parties.

Trinity Leeds, Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AY. Tel: 0871 906 9060

Gravity at Cardigan Fields Leeds

COVID-19 UPDATE: Reopen from 25th July 2020 Due to restrictions imposed by the Government: Airbags, Inflatables and Framed Play are not currently open.

Gravity Trampoline Parks provide fun for the whole family with a range of activities for you to take part in. The trampoline park includes over 150 connected trampolines, foam pits and angled trampolines that will see you bouncing off the walls!

The trampoline park includes over 150 connected trampolines, foam pits and angled trampolines that will see you bouncing off the walls!

Also includes new inflatable assault course and ‘Ultimate Wipe Out’ machine which will see you ducking, diving and jumping over the spinning inflatable arms.

Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS4 2DG Tel: 0330 159 5815

Hyde Park Picture House

Hailed as “The cosiest cinema in Leeds” the Picture House has been in constant operation since 1914. The programme features a rich mixture of traditional arthouse films, key cross over titles and a varied array of special events with family Hyde & Seek screenings on a Saturday and Baby Cinema on a Wednesday.

**Closed for redevelopment from 19th March 2020 until early 2021, find details of ‘On the Road’ screenings HERE**

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD Tel: 0113 275 2045

Jackaboos – Farsley

A family friendly indoor soft play centre located in Farsley, for children upto 148 cm in height (or approx 8 years old). Multi-level soft play area, with separate areas for babies and toddlers.  Cafe and parking on site.  Open Mon-Fri.

Unit 10a Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ. Tel: 0113 255 2110

Jackarabbits Pottery

Jackrabbits  is a family and buggy-friendly studio for adults and children of all abilities to explore their creative sides, with a wide selection of pottery items to choose from. Great cafe with homemade cakes!

633a Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4BA. Tel: 0113 318 9315

Jigsaw Gyms – Stanningley

Jigsaw Gym’s is a unique play and party venue, catering for children from birth to 11 years. Featuring an exclusive multi sensory play area for children under 1 year old, a dedicated toddler area for 1 – 3 years and a large multi level play structure for children aged 4 years and over.

Offer birthday parties which are all private parties having exclusive use of the whole play facility.

Cafe and onsite parking provided (Limited). Open Mon-Fri

546 Broad Lane, Stanningley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6PA. Tel: 0113 2574805

Jump Inc, Leeds

This huge urban arena boasts over 200 trampolines, 3-Sided Walk the Wall, Slam Dunk lanes, Jump Tower, Tumble Tracks, Big Air Bags, Jump Ramps, Slack Line, Battle Beams and a huge Dodgeball Arena.  Brand new 6,00 sq ft inflatable section with huge slides, obstacle course and toddler area.

Toddler sessions, family sessions, fitness classes, trampolining lessons & birthday parties.

1 Benyon Park Way, LS12 6DP. 0800 121 7567.

Kirklees Light Railway

A Great Family Day Out! Climb aboard the little steam trains for a scenic railway journey from Clayton West to Shelley, in the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Cafe, shop, playground, miniature railway, picnic areas and bouncy castle. Special seasonal events. Birthday parties.

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Clayton West HD8 9XJ.Tel:  01484 865727

Kids Club House, Horsforth

For the Kids (0 -12 years) 4m high Twin wavy slide and Tube slide, Kart track, Sports area, Dizzy disc. Separate toddler area with bumpy slide, ball pool, ball boggler and much more.

Relaxed family orientated atmosphere, contemporary café bar with wifi.

Also offer a range of party packages

Open Mon-Sun. There are a number of parking spaces to the side of the building on Clarence Drive with a larger parking area to the rear on Clarence Gardens.

New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4QD. Tel: 01133933340

Kidzplay – Harrogate

This is a large bright soft play area and there is excellent visibility of the equipment from the café. The crawlers area is good and there are separate ‘function rooms’ for parties and various classes which are run here.

Open 7 days a week, parking onsite.

Beech Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8DS. Tel: 01423 816111

Wacky Warehouse -Lawnswood Arms

The home of the slidiest slides, the most colourful crafts, and the Wackiest kids around! Whether its birthdays or bank holidays, after school or after dinner, there’s nowhere better to set them loose.

Otley Road, near Leeds LS16 7PH. Tel: 0113 267 1823

Leeds City Museum

Covid Update: Re-opened 19th August 2020, Open Tuesday – Friday 12 – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5pm. Leeds City Museum Cafe is open Tuesday – Sunday 12 – 4.30pm. More info here http://bit.ly/lcmreopening

A great family day out with 4.5 billion years of discovery. If you love Leeds history, the ancient worlds, natural sciences, there’s plenty to enjoy. Cafe & toilet facilities. Accessible site. Free admission, closed Mondays.

Join Rory, the Leeds City Museum tiger for regular craft activities at the Museum every Saturday between 11am and 12.15pm. Also offers free craft activities for children under five during Tiny Tigers sessions at 10am – 11.45am on Fridays.  (Post lockdown, currently not running)

Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH. Tel: 0113 378 5001

Leeds Industrial Museum – Armley Mills

Step back in time to discover the industrial history of Leeds that the city was famous for. From textiles to printing, clothing to manufacturing, engineering and locomotives.  Great fun for all age groups.  Open Tuesday-Sunday.  Call 0113 378 3173.

Little Bees Soft Play, Seacroft

The three-tier adventure play area includes a slide, tube slide, twin aerial glide, sports court and a car track. Toddler area with ball pool, role play areas, tree with sound effects, piano and drums and other great features. Separate baby room with a sensory area.

Cafe onsite. Onsite parking

Unit 19, Limewood Road, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 1LU. Tel: 0113 232 9822

Magna Science Adventure – Sheffield

The Science Adventure Centre is a hands-on experience, packed with interactive exhibits and fascinating displays. Explore the wonders of Science and Technology in the four pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire & Water!  Splash in water, operate real JCB’s in Earth, marvel at a tornado made of fire and even explode a rock face! Magna is a coats-on experience; set in the old Templeborough steelworks, The Big Melt and Face of Steel offer an exciting journey into the world of steelmaking.

Magna Way, Rotherham, S60 1FD Tel: 01709 720 002

MFA Bowl Leeds

13 Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT, England. Tel:0843 290 8914

Monkey Maze – Garforth

A genuine 3 dimensional jungle maze with bridges, slides, dark corners, ball pools and more. This soft play area will keep your children occupied for hours. Parties catered for. Cafe & toilet facilities.

Onsite parking.

Monkey Maze, Link House, Ninelands Lane, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1NT. Tel: 0113 287 2766

Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf

Ahoy there, me hearty! Arrrr you ready for a swashbuckling adventure? Then it’s time to follow me to Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf in Castleford. You can play two rip-roaringly adventurous 18-hole out-of-doors courses at Skull Cove and Smugglers’ Bay. BEWARE: all 36 holes are riddled with peril and dastardly traps…Birthday parties catered for.

Junction 32 Outlet Village, Tomahawk Trail, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4FR. Tel: 01977 550030

National Railway Museum – York

Discover 300 years of history and over 1 million objects that changed the world in the UK’s largest railway museum. Explore opulent carriages of the royal family including Queen Victoria and her ‘Palace on Wheels’ in Station Hall. Watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, discover previously unseen artwork, papers, reports, photographs, and small artefacts at the Search Engine research centre and blow off some steam in both the indoor and outdoor play area.

Opening times: 10am – 5pm daily. Closed 24, 25, 26th December.

Free Entry

NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

National Science & Media Museum – Bradford

Explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. The museum aims to inspire our scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.

The galleries and exhibition spaces help illuminate world-famous collections in photography, film and television and the team of Explainers create learning activities that fuel the imagination.

Three cinema screens—including an IMAX theatre—showcase the magic of moving images

Little Horton Lane, Bradford,  BD1 1NQ. Tel: 0844 856 3797

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

Puttstars Mini Golf, The Springs Leeds

Puttstars will offer mini golf with a unique and modern twist, with three interactive and fun filled nine-hole courses suitable for all ages and abilities. At Puttstars, scores are digitally calculated using high-tech screens at each hole.

The centre also has a large amusement area with family favourite games, a bar and diner.

The Springs at Thorpe Park. Tel: 0844 248 3226

Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms, armour and artillery. Look out for special seasonal & school holiday events. Free entry. Family friendly. Accessible site. Cafe & toilet facilities.

Royal Armouries, Leeds, LS10 1LT. Tel: 0113 220 1999.

School Of Sew, Farsley

School of Sew takes a fresh new approach on teaching traditional sewing skills to people of all ages. Covering all aspects of sewing, from threading a needle to creating fabric masterpieces, you’ll learn advanced sewing techniques whilst making new friends with people who share your passion.  We also offer sewing parties for children age 8 – 16 to get creative, have loads of fun and take home a gorgeous hand made gift!

 No 1 The Spinning Mill, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5UJ. Tel: 0113 418 2718

Scrap Leeds

Welcome to the world of SCRAP: Everything you need for a crafty project under one roof and cheap as chips too. They also host a range of Design, Tinker, Make and Play sessions suitable for all ages.

The Spinning Mill, Sunny Bank Mills Paradise Street/Charles Street, Off Farsley Town Street (opposite the Bay Horse, near Jackaboos), Farsley, LS28 5UJ. Tel: 0113 3452627

Snozone – Castleford

Snozone Castleford houses a 170m slope.  This fabulous indoor slope means you can year round ski, snowboard and toboggan with all the family. With a SnoAcademy for children just learning as well as special family fun activities including sledging the traditional way.  Situated in the Xscape complex.

Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA Tel: 0333 0030 520

Summit Indoor Adventure – Selby

Play, climb, trek, bowl, skate, ride, ski, eat, drink Summit Indoor Adventure has something for everyone whether you’re a parent with a toddler to entertain, group of friends looking for a somewhere to go or want to do something together as a family Summit Indoor Adventure has it all.

Summit Indoor Adventure, Scott Road, Selby. YO8 4BL. Tel: 01757 293292

 

Tag X, Batley Leisure Centre

TAG X is a real life, active gaming experience that will challenge players to take part in a variety of games and challenges. The aim of the game is to collect points on your wristband by swiping against different illuminated TAGs hidden within the different games throughout the arena.

Children have to be a minimum of 1.2 metres high and over 8 to do the main Tag X course but there is a Stompers play gym for younger children.

Great place to take children of all ages from babies – teenagers. (Mumbler MD, May 18)

The concept is that you go through the 3 zones and use your wristband to tag the sensors, with different points depending on how hard the challenge is. It was also great fun for adults to do alongside children and they said you could do it instead of a workout!!! (Mumbler AR, May 18)

Approx 35 minutes from North Leeds.

Windmill Lane, Birstall, Batley, WF17 0QD. Tel: 01924 565059

Team Sport Karting

Get ready for high-octane go karting over 580m of racing tarmac! Glide through hairpins and speed along the straights as you tackle the longest indoor circuit in Yorkshire. Perfect for family days out, kids’ parties and corporate events, this Leeds track offers an unforgettable experience for true thrill seekers. Age 8+.

69 South Accommodation Road, Leeds LS10 1NQ. Tel: 0844 998 0000

Thackray Medical Museum

**Closes for re-development 1st May 2019**

Through nine interactive galleries go on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine. Travel from the Victorian age to the present day to explore the fascinating world of surgery and find out how breakthroughs in science have changed all our lives for the better.

Exciting family activities take place at weekends and during every school holiday. Car park and cafe.

Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN. Tel:  0113 244 4343

The Climbing Lab

Jam packed with vertical, overhanging and slab walls. There are also a Bodyweight Workout Area, Zlag board, Peg Board and Campus Boards. And for those with children there is a dedicated area for younger climbers. Kids lessons & birthday parties. Age 5+

Units 14 & 15, Kirkstall Industrial Park, Leeds LS4 2AZ. Tel: 0113 263 2742

The Hepworth Wakefield

The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. Regular special events & kids art sessions. Cafe, shop, outdoor play area. Free. Closed Mondays.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW. Tel: 01924 247360

The Leeds Wall

Yorkshire’s Premier Climbing Centre for climbing routes, bouldering, dry tooling & outdoor climbing. Adult & kids courses, kids holiday clubs, birthday parties. Age 6+

100A Gelderd Road, Leeds LS12 6BY. Tel: 0113 234 1554

The Tetley

Contemporary art centre with galleries, learning studio, workspaces for creative industries, restaurant and bar, in the heart of Leeds’ South Bank. Special events and school holiday activities.

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ. Tel: 0113 320 2323

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf

Conquering Volcano Falls is a quest you will never forget. Set on a mysterious island amid dense jungle with a ferocious T-Rex, exploding volcano and a plunging waterfall lies 2 challenging courses of 18 holes waiting to be defeated.

Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA. Tel: 01977 877288

Vue Cinema – Kirkstall Road

Located in Cardigan Fields Leisure Park on Kirstall Road, Vue Leeds Kirkstall has ten screens – including an IMAX screen – with over 1,880 seats.

Cardigan Fields , Kirkstall Road , Leeds , LS4 2DG Tel: 0345 308 4620

William’s Den – North Cave (Nr Hull)

William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. 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.

Special events and activities in the school holidays.

Mumbler Review 

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS. Tel: 01430 47223

World of their Own, Harrogate

World of Their Own is a fantasy themed play and party venue for children which is role play at its best!

From  crawlers through to age 8. Little outlaws enjoy escaping from the Sheriffs Jail, robbing the Wild West Bank, experimenting with mocktails in the Cowgirl Saloon, trying their luck in Tin Can Valley, taking cover in the Cowboy Shoot Out, exploring down the Spooky Gold Mine and trying to stay on their feet in the Rodeo Bounce House!

Throughout term time, they offer 3 play experiences a day lasting 2 hours. During this time, their Deputies will initiate Wild West inspired activities and role play to inspire your little outlaw’s imaginations and learning.  The first session of the day is 9.30am – 11.30am and is aimed at toddlers – if you can get down on a Tuesday or Friday they do a special “Honky Tonk Toddler Adventures” which offer a more sensory experience.  The next play experience is from 12.30pm – 2.30pm, with the last one from 3- 5.30pm – perfect for after school!

Also hire for exclusive party use on weekends.

Check website for opening times and sessions.

I7A Hornbeam Park Oval, Harrogate

 

York’s Chocolate Story

Bring your family to Visit England’s quality assured visitor attraction, and discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate. Unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself.

King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD. Tel:01905-541441

Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Parlour (Billy Bob’s)

This place has a great (free) outdoor play area with wooden structures and indoor barn area for those having the full dining experience. Separated out into under and over 7 year olds, and just £1.00 per child entry, the bigger kids can enjoy high adventure, whilst the little ones can take it more gently in their own play space. Brilliant 1950’s style parlour serving sundaes, breakfasts, burgers and hotdogs, coffees, cakes & all sorts!

Calm Slate Farm, Halton East, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6EU. Tel: 01756 711826