Days Out in and around North Leeds

Theme Parks

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

Clifton Park, Rotherham

Clifton Park in the heart of Rotherham is a wonderful place for the whole family. With parks, gardens and sport, rides and games and even an amazing museum, Clifton Park has everything you could need for the perfect day out!

Clifton Park has 2 car parks:

  • Clifton Park, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, South Yorks, S65 2BH
  • Clifton Park, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorks, S65 2AA

Flamingo Land Resort

Combining an extensive Theme Park experience with Yorkshire’s favourite Zoo, plus a fully featured Resort Village, this unique destination provides great days out, fantastic short-breaks and truly memorable holidays!

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

Gullivers World

With over 90 rides, attractions and shows to see each day,  Gullivers World guarantees you a great value day out. Fun for all the family throughout the year from March – September, check website for exclusions. Gulliver’s World is a family-run theme park, for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years of age.

Warrington, WA5 9YZ (Approx 1hr 30 mins from North Leeds). Tel: 01925 444888

Lightwater Valley

Take on a day out packed with thrills, chills and adventure at Lightwater Valley Theme Park. With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with adventures for the whole family and an exciting line up of events for 2017!

North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT. Tel: 01765 635321

Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World

This is a bit further afield but if you find yourselves near by it is well worth a visit.  We have visited a few times having family near by and have never been disappointed!

Peppa Pig World is part of Paultons Family Theme Park. On the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, it offers a great family day out with over 70 different attractions . Within Peppa Pig World jump in for a car ride with Daddy Pig, fly the clouds of the Windy Castle or take a flight on Miss Rabbits Helicopter. You can also see a whole variety of features from the Peppa Pig Cartoon including Peppa’s House, School, Campervan, those Paddling Ducks and you can jump in muddy puddles in the water splash area (Take swimming things!). Peppa Pig and her friends also make regular visits throughout the day !

The rest of Paultons park is fantastic if you have older children. The vast majority of the rides are for kids- only one or two have height limits (I seem to remember 1.1 and 1.2metres) .Lost Kingdom, is home to a whole host of Dinosaur attractions including two world class rollercoasters, life-like animatronic Dinosaurs and Jurassic themed family rides.

Paultons Park do mini breaks if you want to enjoy the park over a few days.

Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World, Ower, Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire SO51 6AL


Sundown Adventure Land

Theme park with rides designed for under 10s. Hop onto the Rocky Mountain Railroad, explore Lollipoppet castle, brave the Jolly Pirate barrel ride, play in the Angry Birds play area and much more.

Treswell Road, Rampton, Retford, DN22 0HX (Approx 1h 20mins from North Leeds) Tel: 01777 248274.

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor (Tamworth)

For a fun-filled Thomas and Friends day out, visit Thomas Land™ at Drayton Manor. Set in 6,000 square metres of beautiful parkland it boasts twelve wonderful Thomas themed rides and a spectacular indoor play area.  For older children Drayton Manor has a wide range of rides as well as a 15 acre zoo.The park also has an onsite hotel. The four-star 150 bedroom Drayton Manor Hotel features 15 Thomas & Friends™ rooms.

Drayton Manor Drive Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW. Tel: 01827 287979