There are some fantastic places to take children on our doorstep and a short journey away.
Below are some suggestions for paying and free days out across our region. If you have any other suggestions for a day out that you have enjoyed, or want to feature your attraction, please contact us here
Approx 1 hours drive from Hull is this great forest to explore. Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover. Lots of tracks for walking and cycling of different abilities.
See their website for more info.
If you’re looking for a fun family day out why not head to Hornsea Freeport. There are 2 great children’s attractions there, along with the usual range of shops and discount outlets.
Discover Beach Cove, the fantastic play experience at Hornsea Freeport. Swing, slide, zip, bounce, climb, dig and twirl in the AWESOME outdoor activity park… and explore the AMAZING soft play zone indoors. Time for a break? Relax in the Rockpool Café and terrace overlooking the play areas. Lots of extra activities on for summer 2018, see the full list here.
Head into Bugtopia, the hands-on tropical nature attraction featuring Huge Bugs, butterflies, birds, spiders, and MORE! INCREDIBLE leafcutter ants have arrived at Bugtopia too!
For more info visit their website here.
Create memorable experiences this summer holiday (21 July – 2 September) with the whole family! Take a trip behind a steam engine, visit five heritage stations, see stunning views of the North York Moors National Park and explore the Yorkshire Seaside Town of Whitby!
Remember all our day return tickets are ‘hop-on’, ‘hop-off’ which gives you the chance to explore all our stations along the line for a great family day out:-
All details on the NYMR website here. Remember to share your memories with us and tag #RailwayAdventure
Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun.
Aptly named an adventure farm, scramble up the Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, tackle the Olym-Pig Assault course, race friends on pedal Go Karts, bounce high on Big Pigs Pillows and jump aboard the Trailer Ride or pink Barrel Train. Not forgetting the Giant Sandpit, Bale Play Baaarn, Crazy Farm Golf and explore the Farmyard Trails.
Get close to farmyard cuties too. You might even see piglets being born in The Piglet Maternity Ward. Plus, stroke and cuddle bunnies and guinea pigs, hold the cutest baby chicks ever, brush the resident Kune Kune pigs (they love this) and even milk a cow. All in all, you’ll find a whole day of fun waiting for you.
And with so much to do you’ll need a bite to eat! Serving delicious snacks, sweet treats and refreshments, there’s plenty of choice. Little ones can even enjoy The Piggy Pen, small soft play corner in Piglets Coffee House.
The special events timetable is second to none. Over Summer there’s extra entertainers, Pig Racing, new Fairy Tale Trail, daily Foam Parties and not forgetting the amazing Pumpkin Festival for October half term. Take a ride on Santa’s Sleigh for the magical Christmas event, it’s one to remember.
Open 10am until 5.30pm daily (closed Dec-Jan but open exclusively in December for their Magical Christmas event).
Open daily from 9am. A great day out for young families. Large outdoor play area, good indoor soft play, animal fields to walk through and tractor rides around the pig fields. Excellent farm shop and cafe with outdoor sandpit play area. Great value, you can just pay for certain parts of the farm or for all areas. Run extra activities in school holidays.
Also mid-week, term time for tots: Piggy Wiggle! Join us for a very special dance & sing-a-long session with our very own Pickle the pig. A great way for your little ones to have fun, improve their motor skills & just have a good old sing-a-long! Perfect for toddlers, pre-school and even slightly older children. Every Tuesday & Thursday, from 2.00 – 2.30pm. Included in general admission.
For more info please visit their website here.
Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.
Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm), closed 24th/25th December.
Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!
Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.
Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.
The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.
The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.
Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.
Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).
During the school holidays there are also arts, crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.
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. A unique environment, inside and out, where 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.
Also run lots of special events and activities both term time and in the school holidays.
Check out the Mumbler Review here for more info and pics.
Open Monday to Friday all year, 9am – 4pm.
Weekends and Bank Holiday (to 11th November 2018 only), 10am – 4pm
A fun and interactive trip out for the whole family, with its relaxing canal side location, café, exhibits and boat tours round Goole’s historic docklands and beyond. FREE admission to the museum, charges for boat trips (contact museum for details of trips and charges). Various special fun activities/events at the museum.
This is the Attractions page of the Days Out section.
For all other Days Out pages such as Museums, Houses & Gardens, Soft Plays, Parks, Walks & The Great Outdoors please click on the links to the left
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL. Just off the A1079 Pocklington services roundabout. 01759 301444
Large lake with canoes, pedalos and boats to hire, circular walk around the lake and a shallow area of the lake roped off that you can paddle in. New in 2018 is the Aqua Park, an inflatable obstacle course on the lake. Open water swimming and fishing available. Also a good playpark and cafe with children’s menu. £5 for a family to go in for the day.
Open Tuesday – Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Open Mondays during school holidays. Open bank holiday mondays.
A166, Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB (near Stamford Bridge, approx 45 min drive from Hull). 01759 373023
Farmshop open 9-6 Monday – Sunday. Cafe open 9-5 Monday – Sunday.
Large cafe and farmshop, outdoor play area and a few animals to feed. Huge Pick Your Own area to the farm, go along and pick fruit (strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, plums, rhubarb, peas and beans) from May plus pumpkins in October.
Sewerby Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER
Open daily 1st April – 16th September 2018 10am – 5pm
Miniature village set in beautiful gardens with 200 model buildings and 1000 model characters. The land train from Sewerby to Bridlington stops off here.
Family ticket £10.00 (2 adults, 2 children) cash payments only.
Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF.
Open daily including weekends and bank holidays 10.00 – 5pm, last entry 4.30pm.
Award winning family owned business, lots of animals to see and birds of prey demonstrations. Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Donkeys, Alpacas, Wallabies, Meerkats, Racoons, Pigs and lots more. Meet the Meerkats, Park Keeper and Falconry experiences. African Plains and South American animals coming soon.
Bigby High Road, Brigg, North East Lincolnshire, DN20 9HE (just over the Humber bridge). 01652 650484
Open 9:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Saturday (7:30pm on Thursday) and 10:00 – 4:30pm on Sunday.
One of the UK’s largest garden centres. It has a great free play area for children, with a pirate ship, sand box, mega slide, climbing frame, zip wire, all on soft fall paving. Animal statues are also throughout the nursery, including an 8ft tall gorilla to sit on, and animated dinosaurs. Also put on special children’s events throughout the year.
Coffee Cake Create Pottery Studio & Coffeehouse, 5 High Street, Market Weighton. 01430 872903.
Coffee Cake Create is an independent pottery studio and coffeehouse based in Market Weighton. We offer locally roasted coffee, speciality leaf teas, luxury hot chocolate and delicious cakes and bakes. Pottery painting is optional! We have shelves heaving with blank pottery and bottles full of paint ready for you to create your very own masterpiece!
We also hold toddler mornings, adult workshops, late night events, canvas painting workshops with a local artist and extra kids workshops throughout the holidays.
Studio fee £3.50pp per session. This includes all the equipment you could possible need for any of our arts or craft activities. Pottery from £6. Foam Clay from £6. Canvas Painting from £12.
Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5.30pm (except our late evenings & private hire parties/events).
Willowbridge Lane, Whitwood, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW.
0871 22 77 007
Open weekends only 3rd March to 28th October plus weekdays in all school holidays and daily 30th June to 9th September.
Approx 1 hours drive from Hull is this unique day out. Lots of rides and activities all based on diggers. Need good weather as it only has a small indoor area. Can be pricey as everyone over 1 metre pays full price so look out for offers but a very enjoyable day out
28-29 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TH. 01482 320424
Children’s dinosaur museum. Open every Saturday and Sunday and school holidays
11:00 – 5:00pm
(check their website for all opening dates/times)
Barham Road, Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4EE (next to Andrew Marvell Business College). 01482 783990
Admission is free to individuals and families, small charge for groups. Lots of farm animals to see plus a farm shop to buy produce from the farm (pork, lamb and eggs).
Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Closed weekends. Not open Good Friday or Easter Monday, or other Bank Holidays and close two weeks for Christmas.
Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU.
Hull’s largest park. A great day out for children with lots to do. Several play areas, lake, splash boat, good animal enclosures
Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT 01653697777
Open daily from mid January – 23rd December 10am – 5pm.
Modern history museum to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and homefront
Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Hull. 01482 331136.
All weather 1km cycle circuit next to the leisure centre offering a number of loops and straights to help gain confidence and develop cycling skills. Open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 9.30pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 8.30am – 4.30pm. Sometimes it’s booked out to a club or school so please call ahead to check it is available for public use.
Adult £4.20 per hour, child £2.10 per hour, under 5s Free. All age children welcome, must have a helmet on and under 8s need an adult with them aged 16 or over.
Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069
Open term time Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-4pm (5pm Saturday & Sunday), open daily in school holidays 10.00-5pm
Approx 1 hour 20 mins drive from Hull is this interactive children’s museum. Great family day out, lots of interactive, hands on exhibits for children that are fun and educational
Battery Road, Paull, HU12 8FP. 01482 896236
Open daily 10am-6pm from 1st March to 31st October
Napoleonic fortress and history museum
Gabrielle’s Pottery Painting Studio and Tea Room, 19 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU10 6SP.
Open Monday to Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (closed Wednesdays in term time).
Wide range of pottery for children and adults to paint, plus coffee shop and great food. There is an indoor buggy park, nappy changing facilities and they are breast feeding friendly. Also have sippy cups, plastic plates, dishes and cups for their youngest customers, and a selection of books and toys.
Also host children’s birthday parties. Call them for info on 01482 654481.
St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull. 01482 231707
Trampoline park located on the top floor of St Stephens (entry outside next to Next). Lots of fun for children and grown ups! A floor of trampolines and bouncy activities.
Also hold toddler sessions where only under 5s can bounce and it’s only £5 for an adult and child session. Term time toddler sessions are every day except Thursdays and Sundays, School Holidays are Monday – Saturday 9am (see their website or call for daily times). The last Friday of the month toddler session is a themed one.
For more info and to book call 01482 231707.
Caistor Road, South Kelsey, Lincolnshire, LN7 6PR (approx 30 mins from Hull). 01652 678822
Open daily 10am-5pm except Wednesdays 16th February to 1st November term time, plus Wednesdays in school holidays. 2nd November to 14th February open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm.
Large farm with lots of animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, go-karts, crazy golf, tractor rides, woodland walk and much more.
Children under 2 free. Adults and children over 2 years £6.50.
Kingswood Leisure Park, Gibraltar Road, Hull, HU7 3DB.
0844 826 1461
Open daily from 10:00am. Also an arcade and restaurant, family packages available
Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY. 01964 533873
Open daily 10am-5pm. Re-opens for 2018 on March 10th
Lots of farm animals to see, large playbarn, horse and cart rides and milking demonstrations. Cafe and picnic faccilities.
Toddlers free, 3 – 15 year olds £4.50, 16+ £4.95
There are several cinemas in Hull, some of which do special children’s discount sessions-
Cineworld – Gibraltar Road, Kingswood Retail Park, Hull, HU7 3DB. 0871 2002000. ‘Movies for Juniors’ – Children’s discount films Saturday & Sunday 10.15, adults and children £1.50
Vue Cinema – Princess Quay, Hull, HU1 2PQ. 08712 240 240. ‘Kids AM’ – Children’s discount films Saturday & Sunday 10.00 and 10.30, adults and children £1.75
Odeon – Kingston Park, Hull, HU1 2TX
Reel Cinema – St Stephens Centre, Hull, HU2 8LD. 0870 801 0870
Hull Explorer – Hop on, Hop Off. Open top bus with guided tours, ride around Hull and see the sights, with the tour guide telling the story of the cities most famous landmarks. Open between May and September.
Tour begins at the Cenotaph opposite Hull Interchange and lasts for approx 80 minutes, but you can hop on and off wherever you like. Route goes towards the Minster and Museums Quarter then to The Deep and Marina. More info and timetable at www.eyms.co.uk or pick up a leaflet at The Travel Centre in Paragon Interchange.
Kingston Park, Kingston Street, Hull, HU1 2DZ. 01482 625252
Monday 12 – 9pm. Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 9pm.
Hull’s Ice Arena holds family skating sessions. Skate with Animals every Sunday 10-11am with a range of animal skating aids for children, there is the choice of a Walrus, Penguin and Polar Bear. Children aged under 7 are on a separate section of the ice so they can get confidence with their skating in a safe environment. The sessions cost £5.85 for one child and one adult.
Hull’s Ice Arena also runs skating lessons under their Learn to Skate program suitable for toddlers to teens and adults. Call them for times and prices.
Hull’s Ice Hockey team, Hull Pirates, play from the Arena too. Come and watch a game and support the local team, family ticket is £27 (2 adults 2 children).
40/45 minute train ride tours of Hull. Blue train tours the city centre, old town, the marina and the Deep, then returns to the city centre. Green train tours from the cenotaph, to the Minster, then the old town and back to the city centre.
Operates Wednesday – Sunday in term time, daily in holidays. Blue train departs from city hall at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Green train departs from the cenotaph at 11.10am, 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 2.10pm and 3.10pm.
Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF. 01482 300300
Hull’s main theatre. Has a good selection of children’s shows throughout the year.
Hull Pirates are our local ice hockey team, they play from the Ice Arena on Kingston Retail Park, Hull.
A great day out for all the family, come along and support the local team.
For more info and fixture details check out their website here.
Hull’s Ice Arena also holds family skating sessions (Skate with Animals every Sunday 10-11am with a range of animal skating aids for children) and ice skating lessons under their Learn to Skate program suitable for toddlers to teens and adults. Call them for times and prices on 01482 325252.
50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB. 01482 323638
Fantastic theatre for children. Spacious seating and very helpful staff. Have various good shows for children, check website for details
Lancaster Road, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QY. 0845 450 0724 or 01262 678525.
A real factory tour of this local, famous rock producer. Touch, hear, smell, see and taste the secrets of rock and chocolate production. Tours run Easter to October, call for details. Adults £2, children £1.50 – entry into the factory shop and cafe.
Also at the site – John Bull’s Candy Kingdom, soft play centre for ages 0-12.
Mires Beck Nursery, North Cave.
At Mires Beck Nursery we have a Woodland Walk with lots to see and lots to learn. We’re open 7 days a week, and you can pick up an activity booklet from our Sales Hut any day between 10 and 4….. and it’s all FREE!!!!!
If you’re coming, don’t follow your Sat Nav. Heading from South Cave to North Cave, a little way past the prison on the left, you’ll see a sign pointing left down Mires Lane. Follow it to find us.
New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. 01924 848806
Open daily 10am-5pm
Museum about the heritage of coal mining, including tours 140 metres below ground into one of Britain’s oldest working coal mines.
One Stop Golf, National Avenue, Hull, HU5 4JB. 01482 494948
One Stop Golf offers 2 unique experiences for families in Hull.
Pirate Adventure Golf – A cray golf style game, navigate your way through 9 or challenging yet fun obstacle ridden holes. 9 holes for adults costs £4, under 16s £3. 18 holes costs £6.50, under 16s £5.
Footgolf – mixes the elegance of golf with the world’s passion for football. It’s fun, exciting and the fact that strength and endurance are not the key factors to winning makes Footgolf a game for every man, woman and child. 9 holes for adults costs £5, under 16s £3. 18 holes costs £7.50, under 16s £5.
Both are open Monday – Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am-6pm. For more info on a family game or holding a birthday party at One Stop Golf call them on 01482 494948.
National Avenue, Hull, HU5 4JB
A fun, pirate themed 9 hole crazy golf course in the centre of Hull. Also available for children’s parties.
Open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 8.30pm
Weekends and bank holiday 9.00am – 5.30pm
Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL (approx 1 hours drive from Hull near the bottom of Staxton Hill)
Open daily from 10am – 5pm.
Will be closed Mondays and Tuesday from 10th September – 24th October. Closes for the season 5th November until Easter 2019.
Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, outdoor playground, indoor playbarn and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas
Rand, Lincoln, LN8 5NJ. 01673 858904
Open daily from March – October
10am – 5.00 Just over an hours drive from Hull near North Lincoln.
Animal barns, tractor rides, indoor play area, large outdoor play area with trampolines
Unit 2 Malmo Park, Stockholm Road, Hull, HU7 0XW. 01482 826228. Owned by and adjacent to Monkey Bizness.
Open 7 days a week, 9am – 10pm during all school holidays. Normally Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday – Saturday 9am – 10pm, Sunday 9am – 8pm. For ages 5+, also have dedicated toddler sessions mid week term time, disability sessions and teenage sessions.
Rock Up, St Stephens Centre, Hull
Open 10am – 8pm, Monday to Thursday. 9am – 9pm, Friday to Saturday. 9am – 7pm Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Rock Up is an exciting new indoor leisure experience, an indoor climbing centre that is best described as ‘theme park meets exercise’. There are over 26 different multi-coloured climbs, all differing in their style, ability level and look. This is a climbing adventure that will appeal to all.
Rock Up offers a wide range of additional adventures, from birthday parties to corporate events and from fitness classes to the Rockstars Climbing Club for children. Rock Up provides a safe fun packed venue, coupled with a fantastic soft play alternative for the little ones and Rock Up & Eat, a café selling great, home-cooked food and drinks.
Soft play is suitable for under 8s, climbing is suitable for over 4s and upwards.
Book online to climb, turn up for soft play.
NEW! Rock Stars Climbing club – A 6 week progressive course.
Beginners: Tuesdays, 4.30-5.30pm, Intermediate: Tuesdays, 5.30-6.30pm
Cost: £48 per 6 week course. Reserve your space by calling 01482 968000 or emailing email@example.com. Limited spaces
Rockcity, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5GL. Opening times: Full Centre open Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm.
Rockcity has a range of adult and children’s climbing walls and a bouldering area ideal for children from 3 years +. Bouldering allows children (and grown ups) to climb without ropes in a safe area with different rooms to explore. Also a great cafe on site serving hot and cold drinks and areas to view the climbing with your drinks.
Also offer a range of weekly clubs known as Young Climbers Club (YCC) which follows the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS). Ages start at 7, and we have something for all levels if skill and experience for young climbers! Also run holiday clubs during the school half/full term holidays.
For more info or to book a session call 01482 223030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 South Lane, Hessle. 01482 641419 / 07912 941113
Open 6 days a week and available for private celebrations outside of opening hours, Saramique Studio is an independent, distinctively different, pottery painting studio. Based in the lovely town of Hessle, with the iconic Humber Bridge as backdrop, we serve the whole of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region. A socially inclusive venue welcoming all customers for pre booked sessions or walk ins. Striking just the right balance, our studio is a fantastic environment, enjoyed by adults and children alike. No experience or artistic ability is needed to enjoy this truly therapeutic activity that spans all generations. We offer:
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110
Open daily from 10am
Various enclosures of sealife to see including turtles and penguins. Also play area, mini golf and soft play
Located at Rudstone Walk Hotel, South Cave, HU15 2AH. 07933 155389
Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm
See owls and other birds of prey, watch a training sessions or flying display and take a guided tour of the aviaries. Also a cafe and small animal petting farm with pygmy goats, rabbits, ducks and other animals.
Ganton Avenue, Cottingham, HU16 5HG. 01482 845825
Open daily 9.00-5.30, Sundays 10.00-4pm.
Good garden centre, farm shop, cafe and animals. Also sells a large selection of children’s toys and great for Christmas decorations and lights. Lucy’s Coffee Shop is very child friendly with an outdoor play area next to it. Small animal barn outside.
On the A661 between Leeds and Harrogate, LS22 4AN (approx 1 hours drive from Hull)
Open daily for the Summer Adventure 21st July – 3rd September 10am – 6pm. The Halloween Adventure 25th – 31st October 10.30am – 6.30pm. Christmas Adventure 1st November – 7th January 2019 10.30am – 8.30pm.
Magical place set in beautiful woodlands, indoor and outdoor adventure play. Inflatable zones, Laser Adventures, Buccaneer Boats, roller skates, an electric scooter woodland trail, and a maze.
Treswell Road, Rampton, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX.
Open daily from 10am (February 14th to November 1st), open again throughout December for Christmas at Sundown.
Approx 1 hours drive from Hull is this fantastic day out for young children. Has great small rides, adventure lands and indoor and outdoor play areas.
Lower Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. 01482 231053
Bowling – £5.50/game adults, £4.50/game under 16s.
Also Quasar (£4/game) and Crazy Club Soft Play (under 1s free, 1-4 yrs £3.50, 4+ £4.50, adults £1)
Discounts daily between 9am – 10am: Bowling £2/adult and £1/child per game, Quasar £2/game, Crazy Club £1 each
Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT. 0113 282 8828
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm and bank holiday Mondays
Animal barns, indoor play area, cafe and farm shop
155 Kingston Road, Willerby, Hull HU10 6AL. 01482 653611
Pottery painting studio and cafe. Excellent with children, have a variety of pottery for children to paint or to put hand/footprints on. Cafe has a good range of childrens drinks and snacks.
Every Tuesday 10am-12noon is Toddler Morning, £10 to paint a piece of pottery, play, juice and hot drink for the grown ups. Need to call to book.
The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD. 01302 370777
Huge swimming pool with multi-pool wonderland and lagoons, slides and rapids. Also a big ice rink, soft play centre and cafe. Great wet day activity, approx 40 mins drive from Hull.
Cleethorpes, DN35 0AG. 01472 291998
Open 10am -3.30pm daily until September 30th. Then 11am-2.30pm daily in October and weekends only in Novermber. Closed for December.
One of the newest interactive zoo experiences in the UK with feeding sessions and demonstrations.
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ. 01909 569416
Open daily, weekdays 10am-4.30, weekends 10am-5.30.
Approx 1 hour drive from Hull. Lots for children to do – some of the animals include lemurs, meerkats, otters, crocodiles, owls, snakes, and now dinosaurs! Also indoor and outdoor play areas including the Realm of Camelot
Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 1DF 0113 237 0754
Open daily 10am-6pm (10am-4pm in the Winter)
About 1hr 10mins drive from Hull with lots of free parking, Roundhay is a massive park with lots of open space, a lake and playground. Tropical World is across the road and has areas where you can walk amongst the butterflies and birds, a meerkat enclosure, aquarium, reptiles, bats and more. Nice cafe and shop too.
Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR.
01652 631500. Weekdays 9am – 5pm, weekends 10am – 5pm.
A Mumbler favourite, just over the Humber bridge is this nature reserve (the blue roofed buildings you can see from the bridge). Excellent paths and boardwalks around several lakes with ducks to feed and birds to spot. Paths then go through woods and up onto the river front for great views back to Hull and the bridge. Two good parks are located in the main car park.
Visitor centre has lots going on for children, activities and play area. Cafe within the visitor centre is great, good value kids meals.
Manor Farm, Bainton, YO25 9EF (located off the Bainton/Malton/Driffiled roundabout). 01377 217698
Open Monday to Friday 10.00-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10.00-5pm
Newball (nr Langworth), Lincoln, LN3 5DQ (approx 1 hours drive from Hull in North Lincoln). 01522 754280
Open daily 10am-5pm.
Lots of animals to see such as tigers, monkeys, white wolves, raccoons, reptiles, butterflies plus birds of prey and falconry displays. Also an adventure playground.
Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4TA 01977 664 794
Open daily 8am – midnight.
Lots to do for the family – Snozone artificial snow slope for skiing and sledging (run children’s ski lessons for 3 years and above), cinema, bowling alley, arcades, lazerzone, aerial assault course. Volcano falls crazy golf also good for young children.
Large soft play centre ‘Xplore’ upstairs and smaller free soft play area in the bar/cafe above the snow slope. Large selection of restaurants.
The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH.
Open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 7pm. Saturday 9.30am – 8pm. Sunday 9.30am – 7pm.
Term time Mon-Fri: Babies £1.50, 1-3 years £5.25, 4+ years £6.25, Adults £1.50, Weekends: Babies £1.50, 1-3 years £6.25, 4+ years £7.25, Adults £1.50
Inside – Huge soft play including football area and miniature houses to explore.
Outside – large outdoor playground, including sandpit and water, plus animals to see
Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB (off the M18 junction 3). 01302 535057.
Open Summer season 10am – 6pm.
Fantastic day out for the family. Large wildlife enclosures including lions, giraffes, leopards and polar bears. Walk through enclosures to get up close to the animals