Days Out


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

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Dalby Forest

dalby forestLow Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, YO18 7LT (just off the A169 Pickering to Whitby road)

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.

  • Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all.
  • Cafes and bike hire 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.
  • Hold regular additional events for children.

See their website for more info.

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Hull Truck Theatre – Great Adventures in Storyland

hull truck great adventures in StorylandHull Truck Theatre is a fantastic theatre for children. Spacious seating, smaller theatres and very helpful staff. They have a monthly show for 3-6 year olds – Great Adventures in Storyland:

Step into an amazing place where anything can happen. A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland. Performance dates for 2019 are: 9th February, 2nd March, 13th April, 18th May, 22nd Jun, 27th Jul. Each date has 2 show times, each with arts and crafts beforehand included in the ticket price –

  • Show 11 – 11.45am (Arts & Crafts 10 – 11am)
  • Show 12.30 – 1.15pm (Arts & Crafts 11.30am – 12.30pm)

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Pink Pig Farm

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

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.

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Rock Up

rock up hullRock Up, St Stephens Centre, Hull.

It’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. Discounted parking available. Open 7 days a week. Soft play is suitable for under 8s, climbing is suitable for over 4s and upwards. Book online to climb, turn up for soft play.

For more information please visit their website here.

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The Deep

the deep hull

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.

The Deep also run 1 to 1 Experiences all year round:  Get hands on and help The Deep crew with a series of day to day activities as well as seeing behind the scenes. Experience days are ideal for youngsters with a passion for the marine world or those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career, but are also perfect for adults with an interest in aquaria. Suitable for participants aged 8 and above.

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.

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Tropical World at Roundhay Park, Leeds

tropical world leedsPrinces Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. Tel: 0113 237 0754

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!

One of Tropical World’s most loved zones is the butterfly house where you are able to witness first-hand their fascinating life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly. There are between 20 and 30 species of butterflies at Tropical World including Owl Butterflies which can grow up to 20cm – the same size as a large dinner plate!

You can really get up close and personal with all the inhabitants of Tropical World which makes it a fantastic immersive experience. With such a large variety of exciting and exotic animals to discover and learn about, Tropical World is a fun and educational day out for all the family.

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.

Winter Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 4pm (last entry 30 minutes before closing). For more details visit the Tropical World website or Facebook Page.

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Williams Den

William’s Den is an 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.

For more info about Williams Den and to pre book tickets check out their website here. Contact the team for more information 01430 472230 or

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


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 

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

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.

Balloon Tree Farm (PYO)

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.

Bondville Model Village

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.

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

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

01262 673653

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.

Brigg Garden Centre

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

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: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm (except our late evenings & private hire parties/events). For more info please email

Diggerland Yorkshire

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)

East Hull Community Farm

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

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 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.

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.

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


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

Fort Paull

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

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.

Gravity Trampoline Park

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.

Win a Family holiday for up to 4 people to Lapland to meet Santa!  TO ENTER: BUY A GIFT CARD IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER AND DROP AN ENTRY CARD INTO THE BALLOT BOX!

£10.00 CARD = 1 ENTRY | £20.00 CARD = 2 ENTRIES | £30.00 CARD = 3 ENTRIES

Competition runs from the 14th November – 23rd December. Winner revealed 24th December 2018

Hall Farm Park

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.

Hollywood Bowl

Kingswood Leisure Park, Gibraltar Road, Hull, HU7 3DB.

0844 826 1461

Open daily from 10:00am. Also an arcade and restaurant, family packages available

Honeysuckle Farm

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

Hornsea Freeport – Beach Cove and Bugtopia

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

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.

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!

Hull Cinemas

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 – 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.

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 Explorer – Open Top City Adventures

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 or pick up a leaflet at The Travel Centre in Paragon Interchange.

Hull Ice Arena & Hull Pirates

Kingston Park, Kingston Street, Hull, HU1 2DZ.

Hull’s Ice Arena holds family skating sessions, including Skate with Animals (skating with a range of animal skating aids for children). Hull’s Ice Arena also runs skating lessons under their Learn to Skate program suitable for toddlers to teens and adults. Call them for latest times and prices on 01482 325252.

Hull’s Ice Hockey team, Hull Pirates, play from the Arena too. Come and watch a game and support the local team.

Hull Land Train

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.

Hull New Theatre

Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF. 01482 300300

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

Hull Pirates

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.


John Bull’s World of Rock

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.


National Coal Mining Museum

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.

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 is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.
  • Let off Steam at Levisham and explore the heart of the North York Moors National Park!
  • A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.
  • Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!
  • Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.

Remember to share your memories with us and tag #RailwayAdventure

One Stop Golf – Pirate Adventure Golf and Footgolf

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.

Piglets Adventure Farm Park

Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST. 01904 499700.

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).

Pirate Adventure Golf Hull

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

01482 494948

Playdale Farm

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

01723 586351.

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 Farm Park

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

Rebound Trampoline Park

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.

Rockcity – Climbing, Bouldering and Skatepark

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.

Need to book? No. Turn up and fill out waivers
Ages: 3+ (two rooms from age 3, four rooms from age 5)
Price : Family pass is dependent on the number of participants. Shoes can be hired, but not required
Clip and climb ropes for children and grown ups. Ages 7+
Need to book? Yes. Online or call in store
Price: £10 kids £12 Adults. Equipment included
The Rockcity Skatepark adjacent is suitable for ages 8+ and can be viewed from inside Rockcity.
Need to book? No. Turn up and fill out waivers
Price: £15 Peak, £10 Off peak. Need own helmet and equipment (skateboard, bike, scooter etc.) to ride.


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

Saramique Studio

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:

  • Studio seating for 24
  • Excellent family facilities
  • Speciality coffeehouse
  • Beautiful outdoor, private courtyard
  • Separate private party room
  • Separate private events room

Scarborough Sea Life Centre

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

South Cave Falconry

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.

Southwood Garden Centre

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.

Stockheld Park

On the A661 between Leeds and Harrogate, LS22 4AN (approx 1 hours drive from Hull)

01937 586333

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.

Sundown Adventureland

Treswell Road, Rampton, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX.

01777 248274

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.

Superbowl UK Hull

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 Farm

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

Tea & Bisque-it, Willerby

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

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.

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.

Open every day from 1st April – 4th November then Sundays until Christmas.
Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 6pm (or dusk if earlier). Sundays and bank Holidays 10 am – 6pm (or dusk if earlier).

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

The Jungle Zoo

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.

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

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

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 as 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

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

Wolds Village, Bainton

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

Old Georgian farmstead now a tea room, restaurant, shop and gallery. Art trail and walks from the centre

Woodside Wildlife Park

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.

York Creepy Crawlies

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

01904 692221

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

Yorkshire Waterways Museum

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.

Open Monday to Friday all year – 9am – 4pm.
Weekends and Bank Holiday (to 11th November 2018 only), 10am – 4pm.

Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB. 01405 768730.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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