30+ Fantastic Family Days out in Yorkshire with the Kids

30+ Fantastic Family Days out in Yorkshire with the Kids

I am lucky to live in a fantastic place where there are so many fabulous family days out in Yorkshire to enjoy with the kids!  Have a look at the list below that I have compiled, I’ve added in the links to all the places we have reviewed too if you want to know more in detail.  

All new reviews will be added at the top so you can find them easily!


A Day on the Beach in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has many stunning and varied beaches.  From Whitby, to Scarborough and Bridlington.  We have reviewed both Fraisthorpe Beach in the Summer and the Winter and Rock-pooling at Filey Brigg.


York Maze

York Maze is brilliant and a fantastic day out, we love it there and go every year.  They are only open during the Summer and at Halloween – we have reviewed both!


The Forbidden Corner, near Leyburn

The Forbidden Corner has to be one of my favourite places in the world, for it’s wonderful quirkiness!  It combines mazes and puzzles into something really unique.  See our review of The Forbidden Corner here.


North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a wonderful heritage railway.  Used in the Harry Potter films and the Heartbeat series, NYMR is a fab day out.  We reviewed NYMR here.


York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is a fab day out with the kids and so much more than your average museum.  We have reviewed York Castle Museum here.


Go to the Park!

We love a day in a park- just pack a picnic and have a lovely relaxed and free day out.  We have reviewed the park at Dunnington, near York and Jubilee Park in Fangfoss, near York.


Energi Trampoline Park, York

A brilliant place for the kids to bounce and let off steam to their hearts content!  See our review of Energi Trampoline Park, York here.


Treetop Nets

Treetop Nets near Ripon is unlike anything you have done before, it’s a truly fab energetic day out!  With nets strung high in the trees!  See our review of Treetop Nets, Ripon here.


Xscape Castleford

There is loads to do at Xscape Castleford from the cinema, to crazy gold, skiing, laser quest and softplay.  Have a look at our review of Xscape Castleford.


Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Lightwater Valley – a fantastic family friendly theme park in Yorkshire.

Have a look at our review of Lightwater Valley (Frightwater Valley!) at Halloween.


Flamingo Land Theme Park, Malton

Flamingo Land – another brilliant family friendly theme park in Yorkshire.

Have a look at our review of Flamingo Land with Younger Kids and our review of Flamingo Land at Halloween.



Castle Howard, York


Castle Howard is a fab place to visit at any time of year.  They have seasonal activities all year round.

Have a look at our review of Castle Howard


York’s Chocolate Story, York

This is a lovely visit to do if you are in York for the day. Learn all about the history of chocolate in York and make your own chocolate bars. Lots of chocolate tasting throughout the tour to keep the kids amused.

Have a look at our review of York’s Chocolate Story.


Eureka! Children’s Museum, Halifax

Eureka is the National Children’s Museumand has special events on all year round.


Creepy Crawlies, York

Creepy Crawlies is a huge softplay and outdoor adventure playground in York.  See our review of Creepy Crawlies here.


National Railway Museum, York

From steam rides to storytelling, we’ve got lots of hands-on fun for the whole family.

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Beningbrough Hall, York


Beningbrough Hall is a fab stately home just outside of York.

Have a look at our review to see what else there is to do with the kids at Beningbrough Hall.



Sledmere House, Sledmere, East Yorkshire


Sledmere House is not too far from where we live, so we are regular visitors.  The Gardens and Grounds, Café and Farm Shop will be open for you to have a wander and pick up some tasty treats.

Have a look at our review of Sledmere House



Piglets Adventure Farm Park, York

Piglets Adventure Farm Park is a fabulous place to visit just outside York.

Have a look at our review of  May-Hem at Piglets.



Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes


Burton Agnes Hall is a hidden gem.  A large Stately home, woodland walk, maze, garden games, cafe and farm shop.  Have a look at our review of Burton Agnes Hall.


Harlow Carr

We love the maze and treehouse at RHS Harlow Carr.  I’ll be reviewing it at some point soon!

Stockeld Park


Stockeld Park is one of my favourite places all year round. There will be a roller or ice rink as well as the Enchanted Forest and the Maze. The Indoor play area will also be in place to let the kids play while you have a cuppa.

Have a look at our reviews of Stockeld Park in Summer and Stockeld Park’s Christmas Adventure.



The World of James Herriot

I’m including this one as it’s somewhere I have always wanted to visit but never quite managed. Lots of Herriot related memorabilia, as well as the restored 1940’s house, and a ‘farrier’s workshop’.  I am secretly hoping Miss H will become a vet one day!


Jorvik Dig

Looking for something a bit different? DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!

Have a look at our review of Jorvik Dig.


Mother Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough

I love the look of Mother Shipton’s Cave, with it’s famous prophetess and petrifying well.  It’s on my ‘must visit’ list to review this year!


Monk Park Farm, Thirsk

A varied collection of both Outdoor and Indoor Feeding Areas where you can see such as lambs, sheep, goats, calves, cattle, pigs, ponies, donkeys, horses, llamas, alpacas, wallabies, albino wallabies, deer, ducks, geese, hens, peacocks, rabbits and guinea pigs – and playgrounds to boot!


Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

The more I read about this fabulous sounding adventure farm park, the more I want to go!


Big Cow, Little Sheep, Bedale

Another fab looking farm park that we are hoping to visit this year!


The Deep, Hull

Fantastic aquarium in the heart of Hull.  (Not bad cafe too!).


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