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
Large cafe and award winning farmshop, outdoor play area and a few animals to feed. The Pick Your Own trail is now open with lots of juicy fruit and vegetables to pick. The multi-award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe have been growing soft fruit and vegetables for over 20 years so they know how to get the best fruit possible! Come and PYO or buy ready picked strawberries fresh that morning from the farm.
All the varieties we grow have been chosen for their taste – we can do this because everything is picked and sold within minutes or hours, not days. We have PYO strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, red currants, black currants, white currants, blackberries, blueberries, plums, rhubarb and have some vegetables such as pulling peas, broad beans and runner beans. (All subject to availability – you can always phone to check if you are coming from a distance.)
The farmshop and newly extended cafe are open 7 days a week. A great day out for all the family – entertain the children in the play area while you relax in the cafe garden but still able to keep an eye on them. Sample the other superfresh homegrown produce, local meats, homemade award winning cakes and chutneys, and lots more.
Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge). 01759 373023. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website here. You can also find them on Facebook here.
Under 18’s go free, adult entry is from just £4 and much of the extra fun at the family racedays is free.
The Racecourse, Beverley is located at York Road, Beverley, HU17 8QZ. For more info and to buy tickets visit their website here.
Approx 1 hours drive from Hull is this great forest to explore. Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover. Lots of tracks for walking and cycling of different abilities.
See their website for more info.
You’re probably thinking, how on earth can untrained people including children operate a REAL digger? Not to worry, all machines are specially restricted and adapted, as well as HSE compliant. Diggerland is the perfect place to take your kids for an action packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Skyshuttle, enjoying a super fun and bumpy ride on the Groundshuttle, or driving a JCB 3CX. There are indoor and outdoor play areas, a cafe and gift shop all on site!
Diggerland Yorkshire is located on Willowbridge Lane, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW, just an hour’s drive or so from Hull. Find out more on their website here.
To claim your 20% off with Mumbler visit the offers page here for your voucher (expires 3/11/19)
Open weekends only from March to October, but open every day during the school holidays.
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 or visit their website here.
St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.
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 running Time: 45 mins approx. Age Guidance: 3-6 years. Tickets – £5 per child. ACCOMPANYING ADULTS GO FREE
Find them at Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB. For tickets please call the box office on 01482 323638 or book online here.
They also have a range of other family shows on in 2019 including Slime. See their website for details.
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 from 13th July to Monday 2nd September, ideal for a school holiday day out (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 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. OPENS 4th JUNE 2019.
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.
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. NEW! Soft play entry is now a day pass so you can come and go as you like all day!
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.
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 have brand new VIP Experiences that run 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.
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.
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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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
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
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
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 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.
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm (except our late evenings & private hire parties/events). For more info please email email@example.com
Coffee Cake Create Pottery Studio & Coffeehouse, 5 High Street, Market Weighton. 01430 872903.
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 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.
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
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
Fort Paull is Yorkshire’s only remaining Napoleonic Fortress and a fantastic day out for all the family. £20 for a family ticket – cash only.
2019 Opening Times: 13th April to 1st November, open daily 10am-6pm (check website for up to date information)
Battery Road, Paull, HU12 8FP. 01482 896236
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. They also host children’s birthday parties, and often have workshops running in the school holidays. Call them for more info on 01482 654481.
Open Monday to Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm (closed Wednesdays in term time).
Gabrielle’s Pottery Painting Studio and Tea Room, 19 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU10 6SP.
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.
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
Lots of farm animals to see, large playbarn, horse and cart rides and milking demonstrations. Cafe and picnic facilities.
Open daily 10am-5pm from 30th March to 1st September 2019. Adults £5.50, Children £5, Under 2s free.
Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY. 01964 533873
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!
Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 534211
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’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 – Hop on, Hop Off. Open top bus with guided tours, ride around Hull and see the sights, with the tour guide telling the story of the cities most famous landmarks. Open between May and September.
Tour begins at the Cenotaph opposite Hull Interchange and lasts for approx 80 minutes, but you can hop on and off wherever you like. Route goes towards the Minster and Museums Quarter then to The Deep and Marina. More info and timetable at www.eyms.co.uk or pick up a leaflet at The Travel Centre in Paragon Interchange.
Hull Explorer is not currently running but we will update with more information soon.
***The Ice Arena is temporarily closed from 8th – 26th July 2019 for maintenance works***
Hull’s Ice Arena has lots of different skating sessions including:
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.
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’s main theatre. Has a good selection of children’s shows throughout the year.
Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF. 01482 300300
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.
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.
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.
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
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:-
Remember to share your memories with us and tag #RailwayAdventure
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.
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
Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST. 01904 499700.
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.
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockcity, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5GL.
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:
9 South Lane, Hessle. 01482 641419
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 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
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
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:
Treswell Road, Rampton, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX 01777 248274
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.
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
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
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):
155 Kingston Road, Willerby, Hull HU10 6AL. 01482 653611
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
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.
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 Web Adventure Park is a fantastic family day out, where you can find:
Prices vary depending on the package you choose, various deals are available. Open Sat- Thurs 9.30am-7pm, Fri 9.30am-8pm
The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH 01904 692221
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
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).
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.
Old Georgian farmstead now a tea room, restaurant, shop and gallery. Art trail and walks from the centre.
Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Manor Farm, Bainton, YO25 9EF (located off the Bainton/Malton/Driffiled roundabout). 01377 217698
Approximately an hour’s drive from Hull, Woodside Wildlife Park is a fun family day out, suitable for all ages. In the Tropical Paradise there is sand and water play, and an adventure playground. Animals include tigers, white wolves, raccoons, reptiles, monkeys, and butterflies. There are also daily displays and interactive talks. They also do experience days and birthday parties.
Open daily 10am-5pm
Woodside Wildlife Park, Newball (near Langworth), Lincoln, LN3 5DQ 01522 754280
Lots to do for all the family at Xscape – Golf, Cinema, Funstation, Gravity Aerial Adventures, Gravity Rocks & Trampoline Parks, Laserzone, Bowling, Snozone (artificial snow slope for skiing and sledging, they run children’s ski lessons for 3 years and above), and Volcano falls crazy golf which is also good for young children.
Open daily 6.30am-11.30pm
Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4TA 01977 664 794
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.
Open every day from 10am (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB (off the M18 junction 3). 01302 535057.