Days Out

Attractions

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


As Covid restrictions ease, please check directly with destinations listed here before travelling to find when they are open and what Covid policies they have in place, for example booking in advance only.

Featured Listing

Beetle’s Sensory Den

beetles sensory den at active plus hull Beetle’s Sensory Den at Little Monkeys on Harpings Road, Hull, is a small room perfect for developing cognitive, motor, language and problem-solving skills. It’s suitable for babies and toddlers and children with SEN. It can be booked on any weekday between 10am and 4pm.

Only people from the same house or in an existing support bubble will be able to book currently. The same rigid Covid Policy is in place as before, with the room disinfected with an anti-viral fogging machine in between each session. Takeaway hot and cold drinks will be available.

Sessions are pre-bookable for up to 3 babies or toddlers and 2 adults. Prices are £5 per child. Please call 01482 447766 or book direct on their website here. Or follow their facebook page here.

farm park near doncaster, family day outBoston Park Farm is a fun day out for all the family! A traditional working farm with the farm park which allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and also join in with animal handling sessions.

We have outdoor climbing frames, swings, slides, go-karts, mud kitchens and a bale pyramid to climb. Also inside there is an indoor soft play area which is suitable for children up to 8 years old, an indoor bouncy castle, play kitchen and a large indoor sandpit. Our cafe, serving hot and cold meals is open everyday as well as our brand new outdoor Snack Baa, serving ice creams and other snacks.

Dogs on a short lead are welcome.

Boston Farm Park is open every day from 10am-4pm (until 5pm in summer holidays). Tickets must be booked in advance.

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN7 6DS. 01302 844818. Visit their website here, or follow them on facebook here.

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry England, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover. Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all. Cafes and bike hire centre. Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here. Adderstone Field has the Enchanted Wood and the Gruffalo Trail which are also fantastic for kids. Staindale Lake is great for picnics. £9 per car in summer, £5 in winter.

Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Dalby Forest, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find!

  1. Download the new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app: Point the brand new app at special markers along the trail and watch the characters from The Gruffalo story come to life. Remember to download the app before you visit the forest. App Store or Google Play
  2. Get your paws on the Gruffalo Spotter trail activity pack: Head to the visitor centre to grab your activity kit, packed with fun things to do to help you spot the Gruffalo. Inside you’ll find Gruffalo mask and paws, Activity leaflet, Crayon and pencil, Nature spotters game and instructions, Stickers.
  3. Follow the trail The trail at Dalby Forest starts the World Cup Car Park near Adderstone Field. Complete fun family activities and learn about each animal from the book as you follow the new interactive trail. There are also rubbings to complete and other characters to look out for as you go! Use the app to see the characters appear in the forest around you.
Grade – Easy. Trail Length – 2km. Accessibility. An easy and accessible route on level, surfaced ground. This trail is aimed at families with children aged 3-9, but can be enjoyed by all. More info on their website here.

Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT (just off the A169 Pickering to Whitby road). 01751 472771. Visit the website here.

Featured Listing

Lost City Adventure Golf

lost city golf hull, new adventure crazy golf family day out in hullPerfect for budding explorers and adventurers of all ages, The Lost City houses two incredible 18-hole indoor adventure golf courses in the centre of Hull. Putt your skills to the test against towering rockfaces and incredible obstacles – perfect fun for all ages and occasions.

Nestled between the courses, you’ll find the incredible Tiki Bar – the best spot to reward yourself after a game of golf or just pop in to enjoy freshly made pizzas, hand crafted cocktails and soak up those tropical vibes.

Open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm and located on the first floor (Leisure Terrace) in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull. Suitable for players aged 3yrs+ with both courses being wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Turn up and pay on the door, or book online here.

northwood fairy trail

Northwood Trail, England’s Fairy Sanctuary is a delightful woodland attraction near Stamford Bridge. This unique fairy wood has existed for generations, but only now is opening up for everyone to enjoy.

Enjoy the artefacts and stories of strange woodland creatures and Professor Howlands discoveries in the Fairy Museum. The Trail and Café Bar is “off grid”, producing its own electricity and treating its own waste water.

Buttercrambe Wood, YO41 1AP. For more info please visit their website here, or follow the on facebook here. Mumbler visited in August 2021, read the review here!

Featured Listing

Rock Up

rock up soft play hullIt’s Time To Reach New Heights! Rock Up Hull – 26 incredible fun climbing walls towering over 8m with multiple routes to their peaks. Take on the twister climb, run up the speed walls, walk up the stairway to heaven, zoom up the astro balls. Enjoy first time climb on the hex and cheese walls. There’s something for everyone. Climb from 4 years, ideal for kids of all ages, teens and adults.

We do thousands of fun climbs every year at our centres and kids love it. Break away from mobiles, screens and TVs. Take on a challenge that is healthy and totally enjoyable. Share with friends. Great for fitness and confidence.  Also available on site is a fantastic SOFT PLAY area for babies and toddlers plus a café serving freshly made hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Plenty of onsite parking at St Stephens (half price parking available, and free parking after 5.30pm). Soft play is suitable for under 8s, climbing is suitable for over 4s and upwards. Book online only to climb and for soft play. Open on selected days, days may vary, please check website for latest opening. For more information and booking please visit their website here.

Rock Up, St Stephens Centre, Hull.

stockeld park 2021, family day out near harrogateIn the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin! Nestled in a woodland within 1 hour of Hull, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun!

Stockeld Park is open every school holiday, and most weekends throughout the warmer months, and offers wonderful family days out across different adventure seasons, with different themes and events throughout the year.

Step into the magical world of the Enchanted Forest where every path leads to a different adventure. The forest contains interactive play that encourages the imaginations of all, as well as five large Adventure Playgrounds that have something for everyone from small children to the grandparents! In addition to the adventure playgrounds, Stockeld Park is also home to an impressive giant yew tree maze! Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees or cross bridges and discover playful surprises, musical instruments and some unexpected obstacles! Along with all these exciting activities, there are also different seasonal activities such as jumping pillows, indoor inflatables, pedal go-karts and the Laser Adventure. The Laser Adventure is also available to hire exclusively for birthday parties, with a range of party packages on offer!

Stockeld Park has a large café, outdoor food outlets and picnic area. There is also an amazing gift shop where you can buy different, seasonal goodies throughout the year!

For the full details on our events, prices and opening times please visit www.stockeldpark.co.uk

Mumbler had a great day out here in 2020, read the review here.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN

Pick your own fruit during the Summer and pumpkins in the Autumn.

Keep a look out for the seasonal treats on the new menu in the spacious cafe. There is also heated outdoor seating and further seating in the landscaped cafe garden with blankets for cooler days. You can find the usual supply of homegrown superfresh fruit and vegetables in the farmshop, as well as super tasty homemade ready meals & soups and award winning cakes.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge). 01759 373023, info@theballoontree.co.uk. Open seven days a week with seasonal variation on opening times. Check the website for all up-to-date information.

wolds way summer

Closed for winter, re-opens May.

Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play: Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring a brilliant day out for all the family.

Pre Booking required. Tickets can be purchased online on the day of your visit. Book tickets here 

Wheel chair & Pram friendly paths and walks. Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Tel. 01944 758641. Open DAILY (10am – 4pm) May until end of September then closes for the season.

Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW (Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough).

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Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Large lake with canoes, paddle boards and boats to hire, circular walk around the lake and a shallow area of the lake roped off that you can paddle in. Also an Aqua Park – inflatable obstacle course on the lake. Open water swimming available. Also a good playpark and cafe with children’s menu.

£3 per person/ £8 for a family entry, hire items for the water additionally. Pre-book in advance only. Open Tuesday – Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm, and bank holiday Mondays.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL. Just off the A1079 Pocklington services roundabout. 01759 301444

Arcade Hub Hull

Hull’s only dedicated retro arcade, on the Ground Floor of Princes Quay, Hull. From Space Invaders to Sega Rally, Pinballs to Point Blank. We have something that you will remember.

Just pay entry fee and then play for as long as you want. Light snacks available plus hot & cold drinks. Email arcadehubhull@gmail.com or call 07713 993435 for more info and bookings. Currently open Wednesday & Thursday, 3.00-9.00pm, Friday and Saturday 10.00am-10.00pm, and Sunday 11.00am – 9.00pm.  Please check latest before visiting.

Beetle Bank Open Farm

Farm with lots of animals near York, also has an outdoor play area and an education centre. Closes over Winter.

Open daily 9.30am/10.00am to 5.00pm. £7.50 per person, £6 a concession, £28 a family of 4, £32 a family of 5.

Beetle Bank Open Farm, Moor Lane, Murton, York YO19 5XD. 01904 488796.

Beverley Breakout

Beverley Breakout is a family run independent escape room in Beverley. We are extremely passionate about our fun, exciting, challenging, and family friendly escape rooms. We have created a fantastic venue for families looking for a great day out in Hull and East Yorkshire to come and ‘Escape.’

For more info and bookings call 01482 688380, email info@beverleybreakout.co.uk

Bondville Model Village

Open 6 Days a week, 10am-5pm (Closed Fridays) Not due to re-open until May 2022, but please check with them for up to date info.

Miniature village set in beautiful gardens with 200 model buildings and 1000 model characters. Look out for the humorous and unexpected – you may miss something the first time around! The land train from Sewerby to Bridlington stops off here.

Sewerby Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER. 01262 401736

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Award winning family owned animal park, wide variety of animals to see such as donkeys, alpacas, meerkats, rabbits…and several different kinds of birds, as well as reptiles. There are Meet the Meerkats and Bird of Prey Experiences. There is also a weekly Keeper club for children, allowing them to find out what it’s like to be a Zoo Keeper. African Plains and South American Animals coming soon. Gift shop on site and children’s play area.

Open daily including weekends and bank holidays 10.00 – 5pm, last entry 4.30pm.

Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF. 01262 673653

Brigg Garden Centre

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.

Opening Times: 9am – 6pm Monday & Tuesday, 9am – 5pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 10am – 4:30pm on Sunday.

Bigby High Road, Brigg, North East Lincolnshire, DN20 9HE (just over the Humber bridge). 01652 650484

Coffee Cake Create – Pottery Studio & Coffeehouse

Coffee Cake Create is an independent pottery and craft studio with a coffeehouse in Market Weighton.  They offer locally roasted coffee, speciality teas, hot chocolate, and cakes and bakes. Pottery painting is optional. There are shelves of blank pottery and paint ready for you to create your very own masterpiece. Also do different crafty workshops regularly.

Opening times: Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm, except our late evenings & private hire parties/events. For more info please email coffeecakecreate@yahoo.com or call 01430 872903.

Diggerland Yorkshire

Dinostar – Hull’s Dinosaur Experience

Visit Dinostar – Hull’s Dinosaur Experience – the exciting, interactive dinosaur museum. A children’s museum with dinosaurs! Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, Triceratops bones you can touch and our unique Dinosaur Sound Box. Our dinosaur and fossil shop offers genuine and replica fossils plus a range of dinosaur toys, all at reasonable prices. Ideal for children of all ages!

Open every weekend 11am – 5pm, and some school holidays.

28-29 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TH. 01482 320424 info@dinostar.co.uk

East Hull Community Farm

Closed to the public until further notice due to Covid restrictions

East Hull Community Farm is a real working farm and open to the public. If you are lucky you may get to see lambs being born in the Springtime or Sheep sheared in June. The farm is set in almost 7 acres of land, most of which is taken up by fields for the animals. There is also a farm shop selling their own produce from the farm (pork, lamb eggs, plants). Admission is free to individuals and families, but there is a small charge for groups.

Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Closed weekends, bank holidays, Good Friday & Easter Monday. Also closed for 2 weeks at Christmas.

Barham Road, Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4EE (next to Andrew Marvell Business College).  01482 783990.

Eden Camp

Closed 1st November 2021 to 31st March 2022 for essential maintenance.

Modern history museum to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and Homefront set in the grounds of an original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp. Over 29 different huts to visit and explore. Also a play area, picnic area, café and gift shop on site, well behaved dogs welcome and free parking for 400 cars.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Open daily 10am – 5pm (closed over the Christmas period until mid January)

Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT 01653 697777

Ennerdale Cycle Track

The regions only all weather 1km cycle circuit next to the Ennerdale Leisure Centre, offering a number of loops and straights for all cycling abilities, to help gain confidence and develop cycling skills. Sometimes it’s booked out to a club or school so please call ahead to check it is available for public use.

Open daily at selected times, and sessions must be booked online. Prices are Adult £4.75 per hour, child & OAP £2.35 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.

Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Sutton Rd, Hull HU7 6EA  01482 331136

Eureka!

An interactive children’s museum approximately 1 hour 20 mins drive from Hull.  A great family day out, lots of interactive, hands on exhibits for children that are fun and educational. Eureka also has the annual pass option – pay once and visit as many times as you like in the following year.  Pre-book tickets online.

Open term time Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm (5pm on weekends), open daily in school holidays 10am-5pm

Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069

Flamborough Head Lighthouse

Update September 2021 – closed until further notice.

Flamborough Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located at Flamborough, which acts as a waypoint for passing deep sea vessels and coastal traffic. Seasonal tours of the lighthouse are available, to avoid disappointment please call in advance for opening times.

Call 01262 673769 or email visitor.centre@trinityhouse.co.uk

Flamborough Head, Lighthouse Rd, Bridlington YO15 1AR

Gravity Trampoline Park

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. Sessions include Open Jump, SEN sessions, fitness classes. And they also hold toddler sessions where only under 5s can bounce (must be over 18 months old). The last Friday of the month toddler session is a themed one, usually fancy dress with other activities such as face painting. Plus they have all new VIB Birthday Parties! Pre-booking is recommended to guarantee a place.

Enquire about their new annual pass. For more info and to book call 01482 231707.

St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.

Hall Farm Park

Large farm with lots of animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, go-karts, crazy golf, tractor rides, woodland walk and much more. They also have a tearoom and gift shop on site. Pre-booking is recommended to guarantee entry to the park.

Open Term Time – 10.00am – 4.00pm (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Lincolnshire School Holidays – open everyday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

(Closed 22nd December 2021 to 14th January 2022)

Caistor Road, South Kelsey, Lincolnshire, LN7 6PR (approx 30 mins from Hull). 01652 678822.

Hollywood Bowl

Hull’s Hollywood Bowl has 26 lanes to choose from, and there is also a bar and diner on site, as well as an amusement arcade. Family packages are available and they sometimes run themed competitions or family fun weekends. Open daily from 10am. Online booking is recommended but not essential, and a max of 8 players per lane.

Kingswood Leisure Park, Gibraltar Road, Hull, HU7 3DB 0844 826 1461

Honeysuckle Farm

Lots of farm animals to see, large playbarn, horse and cart rides and milking demonstrations. Cafe and picnic facilities. Open during the Summer months. Adults £5.50, Children £5, Under 2s free. No need to pre-book.

Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY. 01964 533873

Hornsea Freeport – Beach Cove and Bugtopia

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. Open every day 10.00am – 4.00pm. No need to advance book.

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! Open every day and no need to advance book.

Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 534211

Hull Cinemas

There are several cinemas in Hull, some of which do special children’s discount sessions –

Cineworld – Offers include Family Tickets, Junior Prices and Cinebabies (under 18months are free). Gibraltar Road, Kingswood Retail Park, Hull, HU7 3DB. 0871 2002000.

Vue Cinema – ‘Mini Mornings’ – Children’s discounted films on Sat & Sun mornings and week days in the school holidays. Princes Quay, Hull, HU1 2PQ.  08712 240 240.

Odeon Luxe – ‘Odeon Kids’ – Children’s discounted films on Sat & Sun mornings and week days during the school holidays. Kingston Park, Hull, HU1 2TX.

Reel Cinema – ‘Kids Club’ – Children’s discounted films on Sat & Sun mornings, plus week days in the School holidays. St Stephens Centre, Hull, HU2 8LD. 0870 801 0870

Hull – East Park

Hull’s largest park, there’s something for everyone – you can take a stroll around 130 acres of parkland, brave a ride on our splash boat, take a trip on the swan and rowing boats, visit our animal education centre, ride the land train (weekends only) and visit the new library at the Pavilion and enjoy afternoon tea in our cafe.  Plenty of equipment for the children to play on suitable for a good range of ages.  You will also find a small skate park here, which you can access from the main road, near to Woodford Leisure Centre.

Dogs welcome, but restricted in the children’s play areas.

East Park is located on Holderness Road and this is where the main access for vehicles is located. There are also pedestrian entrances on East Park Avenue, Summergangs Road, James Reckitt Avenue and Holderness Road.

Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU

Hull Ice Arena

Hull’s Ice Arena has lots of different skating sessions including:

  • Family skating (family tickets available)
  • Animal Sessions for under 7’s to take to the ice using animal skating aids (walrus, polar bear or penguin).
  • Disco Skate Skating sessions every Friday and Saturday evening with the latest chart tunes played by our resident DJ.
  • Ice Hockey Training (beginners Under 10’s) To take part you must be a competent skater – be able to go forwards, backwards and be able to stop.
  • Skating Academy & Ice Skating Lessons.
  • They also do kid’s parties.

Kingston Park, Kingston Street, Hull, HU1 2DZ. Call them for latest times and prices on 01482 325252.

Hull Land Train

June 2021 – Due to Covid the Land Trains are not currently running.

40/45 minute train ride tours of Hull. The Blue Train tours the city centre, old town, the marina and the Deep, then returns to the city centre. The 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 school holidays. The Blue train departs from City Hall at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. The Green train departs from the cenotaph at 11.10am, 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 2.10pm and 3.10pm.

£2.50 flat fare.

Hull New Theatre

Hull’s main theatre. Has a good selection of children’s shows throughout the year.

Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF. 01482 300300

Hull Pirates

The Team is not currently playing due to the Ice Arena being closed for so long.

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.

Hull’s Ice Arena also holds family skating sessions 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.

John Bull’s World of Rock

A real factory tour of this local, famous rock producer. Touch, hear, smell, see and taste the secrets of rock and chocolate production. They are a seasonal tourist location and the hours do vary depending on whether it’s the school holidays or term times. (No tours on a weekend).

It is recommended that factory tours are booked in advance to guarantee a place, with a maximum of 6 people per booking.

Also at the site – John Bull’s Candy Kingdom, soft play centre for ages 0-12.

Lancaster Road, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QY. 01262 678525.

Jump Inc Beverley

Jump Inc Beverley is the most fun you can have in an afternoon – we promise! A huge inflatable playground, of quite literally wall-to-wall inflatable, bouncy goodness. Get lost in our urban wonderland, packed with activities to suit all ages including; our double-decker section, ginormous wavy slides & massive ball pool!

Flemingate Shopping Centre, Beverley, HU17 0NQ. 0330 088 2267.

Let Loose!

High wire climbing centre plus indoor soft play and outdoor play area, a great day out for all ages. Book advance tickets online.

Let Loose! Hull Road, Woodmansey. 01482 843 475.

National Coal Mining Museum

Museum about the heritage of coal mining, including tours 140 metres below ground into one of Britain’s oldest working coal mines. Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am. Tours are between 10.15am-3.30pm and run every 15 minutes. Pre-booking is recommended. Admission is free.

New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. 01924 848806

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Create memorable experiences 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:-

  • Pickering Station, Levisham, Goathland, (which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film), and Grosmont Station.
  • Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.
  • You can also stay in one of the 2 camping coaches at Goathland and Levisham.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on a short lead. £3 per dog.

Booking in advance is highly recommended to ensure you have a seat.

North Yorkshire Water Park

One of the largest natural sports lakes in North Yorkshire, we offer a range of fun, relaxing and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

Activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, open water swimming, pedalos. Also a 2.5km all-terrain walking and cycle track around the lake (FREE to use). Finish off your day with a blast on our ever popular Aquapark, with some of the largest inflatable slides, climbing walls and trampolines in the region.

Family friendly cafe on site offering a selection of hot and cold food and drink. Enjoy the view and a cup of tea even if not partaking in any activities. All welcome. Please book your tickets in advance.

Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead.

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough, YO13 9QU. 01723 865052.

One Stop Golf – Pirate Adventure Golf and Footgolf

One Stop Golf offers 2 unique experiences for families in Hull.

Pirate Adventure Golf – A crazy golf style game, Navigate your way through our challenging, yet fun obstacle-ridden 9 hole mini golf course! 9 holes for adults costs £4.50, under 16s £3.50. 18 holes costs £7, under 16s £4.50.

Footgolf – mixes the elegance of golf with the world’s passion for football. Each of the 9 holes are differently designed and some have bunkers & water hazards whilst others have tricky three-tiered greens. The course has been constructed using all weather synthetic tees and greens to allow continuous play throughout the winter months. We recommend wearing sensible footwear. 9 holes for adults costs £5.50, under 16s £3.50. 18 holes costs £8, under 16s £5.50.

Both are open Monday – Friday 9am-8.30pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am-5.30pm. For more info on a family game or holding a birthday party at One Stop Golf call them on 01482 494948.

One Stop Golf, National Avenue, Hull, HU5 4JB.

Piglets Adventure Farm Park

Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions including Bouncing Pillows, Fairy Trail, or the Olym-Pig Assault Course! You can sculpt sandcastles in the Giant Sand Pit, climb over Giant Pigs, beat mum and dad on the Pedal Go-Karts, be a farmer on your own Kidbine Tractor, take a swing in Crazy Golf and explore the Nature and Farmyard Trails… there’s just so much to do!

Get close to farmyard friends in the Animal Barn. We have exciting petting & feeding sessions every day for all the family to enjoy! You can stroke bunnies, guinea pigs and cute baby chicks, brush the resident Kune Kune pigs (they love this) and even milk a cow. Don’t forget to say hello to our alpacas Juno & Bandi. Want to see little piglets? The Piglet Maternity Ward is home to expectant mums and piglets.

Open daily 10am until 5.30pm. Book in advance online. Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST. 01904 499700.

Pink Pig Farm

A great day out for young families. Large outdoor play area, animal fields to walk through. Excellent farm shop and cafe, all seating outside currently. All outdoor areas and animals open (indoor soft play and imagination play areas closed). Mumbler had a day out in July 2020 here and loved it! Read the review here.

Open Thursday – Monday in term time (closed Tues/Wed). The farm park opens 10am-3pm weekdays, 10am-4pm weekends. The Greedy Pig opens 10am-3pm.

Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE. 01724 844466

Play Avenue

Play Avenue is a safe and spacious indoor role play setting in Messingham, Scunthorpe designed to fuel imaginations. At our bespoke play centre, your little one can explore life as a builder, an actor, doctor or shop assistant. Our wonderful themed role-play areas are filled with props and furnishings to create a stimulating, fun and educational environment. All that play can be tiring, so there’s a café with drinks and snacks to help recharge little batteries.

Also do Kids Parties! Contact us for details.

Play Avenue, Kirton Road, Messingham, Scunthorpe, DN17 3RD. 01724 761686.

For more information and booking email hello@playavenue.co.uk.

Playdale Farm Park

Lovely family day out at Playdale Farm Park. Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, outdoor playground, go karts, indoor soft play area with 4 lane astro slide and a separate toddler area, pedal tractors, adventure fort and rock wall. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas, as well as sandpits, so even on a rainy day it’s a great day out. No need to book in advance, just turn up.

Re-opens Easter 2022.

Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL (approx 1 hours drive from Hull near the bottom of Staxton Hill) 01723 586351.

Powerboat Trips on the Humber

Do you want a day out with a difference? Then why not treat your family to a RIB charter on the River Humber.

Operating from Hessle Foreshore under the iconic Humber Bridge, we can take you on a unique tour of the river. Experience views of Hull, the East Riding and North Lincolnshire that can only be seen from the water. You can even take the controls under the supervision of our skipper and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) powerboat instructor. Trips can be booked from 1 to 6 hours duration, with a maximum of 4 people (age 5 and up). Prices start at £120 (per boat, not per person).

For more information and to book email mail@ultramarine.ltd or call us on 07811 827209.

Rand Farm Park

Just over an hours drive from Hull near North Lincoln you can have a family day out at Rand Farm Park. With indoor & outdoor play (If you can brave the Great British weather), rabbit handling, milking demonstrations, unlimited use of our indoor air cannon arena, calf feeding, all weather tractor rides, lamb feeding, guinea pig handling, and much, much more! Open daily, tickets must be booked in advance.

Rand, Lincoln, LN8 5NJ. 01673 858904

Rebound Trampoline Park

Trampoline Park in Hull with open jump sessions, toddler sessions, fitness, dodgeball, SEN sessions. Advance booking is highly recommended. Open 7 days a week Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday-Sunday 9am-9pm (8pm Sun).

Unit 2 Malmo Park, Stockholm Road, Hull, HU7 0XW. 01482 826228. Owned by and adjacent to Monkey Bizness

Rockcity – Climbing, Bouldering and Skatepark

Climbing: Rockcity has a range of adult and children’s climbing walls. There are 3 bouldering rooms ideal for children from 2 years +. Bouldering allows children (and grown ups) to climb without ropes in a safe area with different rooms to explore. There is a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children (aged 2-13). Over 14s can use the facilities unsupervised. Pre-booking is essential. Rock-It and Group sessions are currently unavailable.

Skatepark: The Rockcity Skatepark is suitable for ages 13+ and can be viewed from inside Rockcity. Also must be booked in advance.

They also offer a range of weekly clubs which follow 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!

Opening times: Full Centre open Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm.

For more info or to book a session call 01482 223030 or email info@rockcity.co.uk.

Rockcity, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5GL.

Sea Life Scarborough Sanctuary

Large sea life centre with various enclosures, including turtles, penguins, seals, sharks, and otters. Also an outdoor play area and mini golf. Open daily from 10am-5pm. Tickets must be pre-booked before visiting.

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110

Southwood Garden Centre

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. Usually have reindeers at Christmas.

Ganton Avenue, Cottingham, HU16 5HG. 01482 845825

Sundown Adventureland

Theme park especially for children under 10 years old. Approx 1 hours drive from Hull is this fantastic day out for young children. Has lots of great small rides, adventure lands and lots of different themed indoor and outdoor play areas. Tickets must be booked in advance.

Closed until 12th February 2022.

Treswell Road, Rampton, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX 01777 248274

Superbowl UK & Laser Quest Hull

Superbowl UK offers a concourse for players of all ability levels. 12 state of the art lanes including a unique VIP Bowling Experience. The latest scoring system along with bumpers and ramps are provided to make ten-pin bowling more enjoyable and engaging than ever. There is also Laser Quest and soft play, as well as an arcade prize zone. It is recommended to book tickets in advance.

  • Bowling – £7.80/game adults, £6.80/game under 16s.
  • Laser Quest (for over 7s only) –  £5/game, £8 for 2 games
  • Crazy Club Soft Play – under 1s £1, £3.99/1-3 yrs & £4.75/4 yrs+

Special offers are available throughout the week, they also do parties and group bookings. Open daily, 9am til late.

Lower Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull, HU1 2PQ. 01482 231053

Swithens Farm

A working farm that has animal barns, indoor play area, cafe and farm shop. Advance booking is essential. Opening times vary depending on the season, please call for up to date info.

Swithens Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT.  0113 282 8828

Tea & Bisque-it, Willerby

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 children’s drinks and snacks.

Studio open Wednesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm. Pre-booking recommended. Paint at home parcels available.

155 Kingston Road, Willerby, Hull HU10 6AL.  01482 653611

The Deep

Fantastic day out in Hull with large aquariums and displays to see.

Find out more on their website.

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.

The Dome, Doncaster

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. Advance booking is essential.

The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD. 01302 370777

The Forbidden Corner

A 2 hour drive from Hull you’ll find The Forbidden Corner – dubbed as The Strangest Place in the World. A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!

Well worth a visit with kids of all ages if you can stand the long drive. Admission is by pre-booked tickets only, call 01969 640638 to buy or reserve tickets. Opens from Spring to Autumn.

Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TQ.

The Jungle Zoo

One of the newest interactive zoo experiences in the UK with feeding sessions and demonstrations. We have a wide variety of animals from all around the world and you can learn all about them here.  You can discover all sorts of fascinating facts, including where they come from and what they like to eat. No need to book.

Open daily, 10.30am-3.30pm from mid May to end of Sept. October open daily 11am – 2.30pm, November weekends only 11am-2.30pm. Closed Dec to May.

Cleethorpes, DN35 0AG. 01472 291998

The Purple Pig Company

The Purple Pig Company offers animal based activities within schools and private bookings for animal experiences on the farm. For more info email rachel@thepurplepigcompany.com, or call 01759 307746/ 07727845697

The Secret Village

Step into a village of imagination, where your little ones can be a Vet, Firefighter, an Actor in the latest theatre production, shop in the village supermarket, make yourself at home in the cosy cottage and much more. Through the magic of role-play The Secret Village will provide endless opportunities to play and create. There is a maximum capacity for each 90 minute session, this means each child will have the ability to play freely in a safe environment. Open every day apart from Monday & Wednesday.                           

There is also a lovely cafe serving hot and cold drinks and snacks that you can enjoy while you watch your little ones play.

For more info email info@thesecretvillage.co.uk

Ringrose Centre, Pryme Street, Anlaby, HU10 6SH. 07709 469090.

The Web Adventure Park, York

The Web Adventure Park have lots of new additions…

  • Large indoor play area, ninja / obstacle course, OBIE interactive game wall
  • New animal area
  • Water play area, Sand play, Adventure park
  • Dinosaur miniature golf (8 holes).

Plus free unlimited rides on the following: Double Carousel, Apple coaster, Pony express, Balloon Ride, Formula, Bucking Bulls, Sizzler, Huge Helterskelter, Cups and Saucers, Mega Miami.

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH. 01904 692221

Thornton Abbey Maize Maze

Large maize maze to explore in the Summer plus mini mazes and games, wheely sledges, bouncy pillow, crazy golf, water pistol tractor ride, NEW nerf gun area. Pick your own pumpkins for Autumn. Fantastic family day out, Mumbler went last year – read the review here.

For more info email thorntonabbeymaze@gmail.com or call 01469 540230.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

Abbey Farm, Thornton Abbey, Ulceby, North Lincolnshire, DN39 6TU. Approx 30 minutes drive from Hull.

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

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 and a splash zone. They also do animal encounters, VIP animal experiences and parties.

Open daily, weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends, school & bank holidays 10am-5.30pm. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during Winter). Advance booking is recommended.

Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ. 01909 569416

Tropical World at Roundhay Park, Leeds

Open daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Advance booking required.

Tropical World offers a unique opportunity to explore the jungle, desert, nocturnal and aquatic habitats with plants and animals such as crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous family of meerkats. Tropical World is a fun and educational day out for all the family.

There is also a café offering hot and cold snacks.

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. Tel: 0113 237 0754

Waters Edge Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

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. Free to walk around. Visitor centre has lots going on for children, activities and play area. Cafe within the visitor centre is great, good value kids meals.

Open weekdays 9am – 5pm, weekends 10am – 5pm

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the centre.

Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR. 01652 631500.

Williams Den

Book tickets online only – they are also cashless, so all payments on site need to be made by card. Please check the website for opening times as these change with the seasons.

William’s Den is an exciting adventure attraction, children can 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.

Check out the Mumbler Review here for more info and pics.

For more info about Williams Den and to pre book tickets contact the team on 01430 472230 or hello@williamsden.co.uk.

Williams Den also provide birthday parties! Party guests can play, join in with a party activity and then have fantastic food in The Kitchen.

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS.

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