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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As Covid restrictions ease, many places are re-opening. Information is being added to these listings with re-opening details but please check directly with destination before travelling to find when they are open and what Covid policies they have in place, for example booking in advance only.

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Dalby Forest

Open. COVID19 restrictions in place – Due to the changing nature of the situation, visitors to always check our website for the latest info.

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, 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.

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

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Diggerland Yorkshire – The Ultimate Adventure Park Experience!

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Piglets Adventure Farm Park

piglets york

Re-opens 12th April

Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun. jump for joy on our Bouncing Pillows, hunt for houses in the Fairy Trail, or tackle 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. You can get really close and watch them nestle mum and feed from her. If you’re really lucky you might even see some being born – such a memorable experience.

With so much to do you’ll need a bite to eat! Choose Piglets Coffee House, Truffles Trough Café or Piggy Pizza Parlour. Piglets Coffee House serves delicious food including Jacket Potatoes, Paninis, Burgers, Sandwiches, home-made Soup and lots more, all made onsite or from local suppliers using locally sourced produce. We cater for Gluten Free and Vegetarian too.

Open daily 10am until 5.30pm. Full info on their website.

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

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Powerboat Trips on the Humber

ultramarine powerboat trips along the humber, family days out on the river humberDo you want a family day out with a difference? Ultramarine Powerboat Services are now taking Easter bookings from 29th March 2021 for RIB charters 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 5 people (age 5 and up), ideal for a family/household to get out for some fun this Easter! Prices start at £120. We also launch from along the East Coast, contact us for information.

If you want a more ‘hands on’ experience, why not consider taking a powerboat handling course? We are sole agents for Humber Rescue, who offer RYA Powerboat level 1 and level 2 courses from their base at Hessle. We can also offer 40 minute powerboat ‘Taster’ sessions to give you an introduction to the world of powerboating.

For more information and to book, visit our website here, email or call us on 07811 827209. You can also follow them on facebook here.

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Saramique Studio

The pottery painting studio is closed, but paint at home parcels are available.

Paint pottery at home with Saramique Studio – The online store has click and collect dates now. A great activity for yourself or to order as a gift for a loved one. Contactless collection from the studio, in line with Government guidelines. Stock is subject to availability and changes regularly in line with demand, so even if you are wanting to paint at a later date, do order EARLY (when you order we can pick and secure your items ready for your pick up date).

Clay workshops will be added over the coming week too, so if you would rather make your own ceramics then keep your eyes peeled! Order online now here.

NEW! A range of kits that do not require the return of the equipment or pottery for firing or glazing! These are all inclusive and suitable for all ages. This enables families to imprint their own baby/child’s hand and feet to clay and create lovely hanging keepsakes.  The Clay kits include all the materials and pottery tools needed for the job, and the paints required for decorating afterward. They also include step by step guides and/or video tutorials for people to go at their own pace and learn at home. Full details on their website here.

9 South Lane, Hessle. Full details on their website here. Call 01482 641419 or email

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Stockheld Park – Wetherby

stockeld park 2021, family day out near harrogateOpened 27th March 2021

In 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

Some activities and aspects of the park may change at short notice, to stay in line with Government guidance and COVID restrictions. All details will be kept up to date on our website.

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

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

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The Balloon Tree Farm PYO

balloon tree farm logo

The farmshop remains open, gates open at 9am, close at 5pm.

From 12th of April 2021, the café will reopen with outdoor seating only (under government guidelines). The café will open at 9am-5pm, with breakfast being served until 11.30am. The café will be operating on a strict table service regime, which may differ from previous operating procedures. From 12th of April, the farm shop will be open until 6pm. From 17th of May 2021, the café will open its doors to customers sitting inside (should government guidelines allow).

The award-winning farm shop and café specialises in locally grown produce, including fruits, vegetables, and rare breed meat. Their in-house bakery provides homemade scones, cakes & traybakes for the shop and the café, with their chefs providing a range of delicious meals, sandwiches and seasonal specialties for the café.

The Balloon Tree is a great day out for all of the family – their Pick Your Own seasonal runs throughout the Summer, giving you the opportunity to hunt for the biggest strawberries, raspberries, and even pumpkins in the October season! Entertain the children in the play area, situated in the securely fenced café garden, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee & homemade cake, whilst they burn off some energy.

Their delicatessen counter serves a wide range of sausage rolls, quiches and sandwiches – all from local businesses. They even have a hot counter where you can grab a warm luxury black pudding sausage roll, or if you’re really hungry a hot pork sandwich with apple sauce, stuffing and crackling!

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

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The Deep

the deep closure due to covid 19 lockdownFollowing the latest Government announcement, The Deep will close as of 6pm on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

If you have booked tickets during this time and would still like to visit when we reopen, you don’t need to do anything just yet. Keep hold of your confirmation email, then when we reopen, you can book again using promo code DPP2020 on the website.

Alternatively if you would prefer a refund, please email with your confirmation number and the surname used for the booking. Please note a refund can take 3-5 working days depending on who you bank with. Please keep checking back on our website and social media channels for updates. Stay safe and ‘sea’ you soon!

Find out more at 

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

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Wolds Way Lavender

wolds way lavender logoRe-opening March 29th 2021

Open DAILY (10am – 5pm). Woldie Willows Easter Trail runs throughout the school Easter holidays.

Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring lots to keep the family entertained. Help Woldie Willow with his Butterfly count, bee keeping and bird spotting. Weave through Woldie Willows Living Willow Maze. Miniature railway, Football golf, Giant games, Timber trail, Den zone Building, Giant sandpit and much more!

New for 2021: Improved takeaway area. Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes & tray bakes. Variety of Coffee’s, Tea’s & hot chocolates.

Pre Booking required. BOOK TICKETS HERE

Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

For more info call 01944 758641, email or visit their website.

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


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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 

All Local Attractions & Days Out Re-Opening

For family days out over the Easter holidays, check the Mumbler Guide here for what’s re-opening and when.

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

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.

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 Caroline Street, 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 or call 07713 993435 for more info and bookings. Currently open Thursday to Sunday but please check latest before visiting.

Beetle Bank Open Farm

Farm park on the edge of York.

Open 9.30am/10am to 5pm. £6 per person, under 2s free. Family of 4 £22 (annual pass £120), family of 5 £26 (annual pass £150).

Beetle Bank Open Farm, Moor Lane, Murton, York YO19 5XD. 01904 488796. For more info visit their website here.

Black Beard Forest School

Closed now until March 2021.

New Reggio Emilia based forest school in Sancton. Black Beard Forest School gives children the opportunity to develop important skills not taught in a classroom environment. They can learn ecological literacy and numeracy, problem-solving, negotiation, resilience, risk, and independence. We do this by facilitating and encouraging the freedom to explore a play-based curriculum.

Open to the public, nurseries, pre schools, home educators, child minders and the general public between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Also run a Saturday club from 10am-12pm and run birthday parties too. (re-opens from winter closure in March 2021).
The North Star Club, Sancton

Bondville Model Village

Miniature village set in beautiful gardens with 200 model buildings and 1000 model characters. Good for prams. The land train from Sewerby to Bridlington stops off here. There is also a cafe and gift shop on site.

2019 Opening Times: 1st April to 30th September.

Family Pass for 3 (2 Adults & 1 Child) £10.00, Family Pass for 4 (2 Adults & 2 Children)£11.00. Cash only.

Sewerby Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER

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.

Open 9am – 6pm Monday 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 studio and craft studio with a coffeehouse 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! Also do Life Casting, Clay Prints and Painted Prints.

We also hold toddler mornings and lots of special craft events for children during school holidays and for grown up’s on evenings.

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm (Saturday close at 4pm), except our late evenings & private hire parties/events. For more info please email or call 01430 872903.

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

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

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, cafe and gift shop on site, well behaved dogs welcome and free parking for 400 cars.

Open daily from mid January – 23rd December 10am – 5pm.

Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT 01653697777

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


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.

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

Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069

Flamborough Head Lighthouse

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

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.

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!

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

St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.

Great Yorkshire Maze

The maze is now closed for the 2020 season, check back for 2021 info.

The Great Yorkshire Maze is a brand-new attraction for all the family nestled in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, just off the A64 in Sherburn (between Malton and Scarborough, YO17 8QL).

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.

Monday 18th February 2019 – Tuesday 29th October 2019: open 10 am–5 pm everyday except Wednesday.

Wednesday 30th October 2019 – Sunday 16th February 2020: open Thurs to Sun 10am–4 pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Children under 2 free. Adults and children over 2 years £6.95. Family Ticket(any 4 people) – £26.50

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.

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 daily 10am-5pm from end of March to September. Adults £5.50, Children £5, Under 2s free.

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. Outdoor area back open, indoor area still closed.

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! Still closed due to Covid19.

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 (prices correct as of April 2019) –

Cineworld – ‘Movies for Juniors’ – Children’s discounted films on Sat & Sun mornings. They also do Autism friendly screenings at selected times. 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 – Recently refurbished (2019) – ‘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.

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 Explorer is not currently running but we will update with more information soon.

Hull Ice Arena & Hull Pirates

Awaiting update if restarting

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.
  • Figure Club For competent skaters who would like to learn how to figure skate. Available to all adult and junior skaters.
  • 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.

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

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

Hull Land Train

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

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). The standard opening hours are as follows, however, we always recommend that if you are travelling from a distance that you telephone on the day of your visit to confirm our opening times. Factory Tour Entry Times: (Monday to Friday) 11am to 12pm & 1.00pm to 3.30pm

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

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

Let Loose!

Re Opens 1st April 2021

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

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 daily 10am-5pm

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 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.
  • You can also stay in one of the 2 camping coaches at Goathland and Levisham.

Remember to share your memories with us and tag #RailwayAdventure

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. You can challenge yourself, learn a new skill or make a splash! Nestled in picturesque countryside, just off the A170, near Wykeham (close to Scarborough). Open every day in the summer and October half term (check their website for other days open outside of this period).

Have a go at kayaking, test your balance on a stand-up paddle board or learn to sail, take a dip and go for an open water swim or take a peaceful trip on one of our electric mini ships or pedalos. Get away from it all on our 2.5km all-terrain walking and cycle track around the lake (FREE to use) whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings. Take a bike ride along one of our cycle tracks or wind down with a relaxing walk whilst taking in the picturesque views. We are dog friendly too so bring yours along! (Please note all dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid disturbing nesting birds and wildlife). 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. FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY, #YOUONLYPAYTOPLAY.

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

Northwood Trail Fairy Sanctuary

northwood fairy trailRe-opens 17th April 2021

Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food. Please note, as car parking is limited tickets are only available online, with pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.

Buttercrambe Wood, YO41 1AP. For more info please visit their website here, or follow the on facebook here.

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.

Pink Pig Farm

Re-opens 12th April 2021

  • Opening 12th April for outdoor play 10am-4pm and outdoor dining 10am-3pm.
  • Opening 17th May for outdoor and indoor play 10am-4pm, Greedy Pig cafe open 10am-3pm.


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.

For more info please visit their website here.

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 – or maybe their imagination will take them in another direction – either way you’ll see their interests and true potential begin to reveal themselves – all while having fun! 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.

We run 4 session of 90 minutes each day, giving each child plenty of time to enjoy playing. In between sessions we’ll tidy and prepare each area making sure the experience is great no matter what time of day your session is. You can walk in for a pay and play session but recommend advance booking online to ensure availability. We limit guest numbers to prevent over crowding.

Also do Kids Parties! Contact us for details.

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

For more information and booking email

Playdale Farm Park

Re-opens 12th April 2021

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.

Open daily at 10am til 5pm from 30th March 2019 (NB: From 9th September til 23rd October we will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Closed for the season from 4th November. Re-open Easter 2020)

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

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 from February – October 10am – 4.30pm.

Rand, Lincoln, LN8 5NJ. 01673 858904

Rebound Trampoline Park

Trampoline Park in Hull with open jump sessions, toddler sessions, fitness, dodgeball, SEN sessions.

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

Rock Up

Awaiting re-opening info

Rock 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 – still closed in Tier 3)

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.

Rockcity – Climbing, Bouldering and Skatepark

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
The Rockcity Skatepark is suitable for ages 8+ and can be viewed from inside Rockcity.
Need to book? No. Turn up and fill out waivers. Need own helmet and equipment (skateboard, bike, scooter etc.) to ride.

They 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.

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

Rockcity, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5GL.

Scarborough Sea Life Centre

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

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110

South Cave Falconry

South Cave Falconry is located at Rudstone Walk Farm, just outside South Cave, and is a purpose built centre on a 2 acre site with spectacular views over the Yorkshire Wolds. It’s a great place for families to visit with something of interest for all ages. Guided tour of the aviaries, owls and other birds of prey, see one of our training sessions or flying displays and enjoy a drink or snack in our Aviary Café and gift shop where you can sit and look out over the aviaries. Younger children will enjoy our small animal petting farm with alpacas, pygmy goats, sheep, ducks and other animals.

Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm

Rudstone Walk Farm, South Cave, HU15 2AH. 01430 422616 / 07535 79429

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.

Open daily 9.00-5.30, Sundays 10.00-4pm.

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.

2019 opening times:

  • Open daily from 16th February – 3rd November 10am-5pm.
  • Reopens 16th November to 24th December for the Christmas theme.

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.

  • Bowling – £7/game adults, £6/game under 16s. They also do toddler session in term time for £3.99
  • Laser Quest (for over 7s only) –  £5/game
  • Crazy Club Soft Play – under 1s are free, £3.50/1-3 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.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm and bank holiday Mondays

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. They also do Toddler Sessions which are £10 to paint a piece of pottery, juice and a snack, and a hot drink for the grown ups (call to book):

  • Tuesday 10am-12pm
  • Thursday 1-3pm

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

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.

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.

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

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.

From 1st April 2019 open daily from 10am -3.30pm. Check their website for up to date opening times.

Cleethorpes, DN35 0AG. 01472 291998

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.

The Secret Village’s aim is to create meaningful play environment. 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 Thursday to Sunday with various time slots.                           

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

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

Thornton Abbey Maize Maze

Thornton Abbey Maize Maze is open 10am-5pm daily during the Summer (then back again in October for PYO Pumpkins). A huge maize maze with trail to do within it plus activities on the adjacent field including crazy gold, badminton, table tennis, bouncy pillow, sand pit, track to race carts on plus lots of puzzles, games and activities.

Mumbler reviewed this day out in Summer 2020, read the review here.

More details please email or call 01469 540230.

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-4.30pm, weekends, school & bank holidays 10am-5.30pm.

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

Tropical World at Roundhay Park, Leeds

Princes 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).

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.

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.

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

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.

Wolds Village, Bainton

Old Georgian farmstead now a tea room, restaurant, shop and gallery plus woodland walk with things to find in the woods for children. Very family friendly and often put on extra trails around the site. Also have accommodation on site.

Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Manor Farm, Bainton, YO25 9EF (located off the Bainton/Malton/Driffiled roundabout). 01377 217698