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
Open Monday to Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm (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.
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.
Rock Up, St Stephens Centre, Hull
Rock Up is an exciting new indoor leisure experience, an indoor climbing centre that is best described as ‘theme park meets exercise’. There are over 26 different multi-coloured climbs, all differing in their style, ability level and look. This is a climbing adventure that will appeal to all.
Rock Up offers a wide range of additional adventures, from birthday parties to corporate events and from fitness classes to the Rockstars Climbing Club for children. Rock Up provides a safe fun packed venue, coupled with a fantastic soft play alternative for the little ones and Rock Up & Eat, a café selling great, home-cooked food and drinks.
Soft play is suitable for under 8s, climbing is suitable for over 4s and upwards.
Book online to climb at rock-up.co.uk/hull, turn up for soft play.
NEW! Rock Stars Climbing club– Starts 19th September. A 6 week progressive course
Beginners: Tuesdays, 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Cost: £48 per 6 week course. Reserve your space by calling 01482 968000 or emailing [email protected] Limited spaces
Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.
Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm), closed 24th/25th December.
Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!
Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.
Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.
The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.
The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.
Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.
Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).
During the school holidays there are also arts, crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.
Indulge yourself at Willerby’s finest sweet treat emporium. Serving homemade treats including ice creams, milkshakes, smoothies, crepes, waffles, cakes, hot and cold drinks.
Open Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 10am – 8:30pm. Open bank holidays and open everyday during school holidays.
This is the Attractions page of the Days Out section.
For all other Days Out pages such as Museums, Houses & Gardens, Soft Plays, Parks, Walks & The Great Outdoors please click on the links to the left
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL. Just off the A1079 Pocklington services roundabout. 01759 301444
Large lake with canoes and boats to hire, circular walk around the lake and a shallow area of the lake roped off that you can paddle in. 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 holidays.
A166, Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB (near Stamford Bridge, approx 45 min drive from Hull). 01759 373023
Large cafe and farmshop, outdoor play area and a few animals to feed. Huge Pick Your Own area to the farm, go along and pick fruit (strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, plums, rhubarb, peas and beans) from May plus pumpkins in October.
Sewerby Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER
Open daily 1st April – 30th September 10am – 5pm
Miniature village set in beautiful gardens with 200 model buildings and 1000 model characters. The land train from Sewerby to Bridlington stops off here.
Family ticket £10.00 (2 adults, 2 children) cash payments only
Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF.
Open daily including weekends and bank holidays 10.00 – 5pm
Lots of animals to see and birds of prey demonstrations
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.
Willowbridge Lane, Whitwood, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW.
0871 22 77 007
Open weekends only 1st March to 2nd November plus weekdays in all school holidays and daily 27th June to 6th September.
Approx 1 hours drive from Hull is this unique day out. Lots of rides and activities all based on diggers. Need good weather as it only has a small indoor area. Can be pricey as everyone over 1 metre pays full price so look out for offers but a very enjoyable day out
28-29 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TH. 01482 320424
Children’s dinosaur museum. Open every Saturday and Sunday and school holidays
11:00 – 5:00pm
(check their website for all opening dates/times)
Barham Road, Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4EE (next to Andrew Marvell Business College). 01482 783990
Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Closed weekends
Admission is free to individuals and families, small charge for groups. Lots of farm animals to see plus a farm shop to buy produce from the farm (pork, lamb and eggs).
Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU.
Hull’s largest park. A great day out for children with lots to do. Several play areas, lake, splash boat, good animal enclosures
Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT 01653697777
Open daily from mid January – 23rd December 10am – 5pm.
Modern history museum to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and homefront
Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069
Open term time Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-4pm (5pm Saturday & Sunday), open daily in school holidays 10.00-5pm
Approx 1 hour 20 mins drive from Hull is this interactive children’s museum. Great family day out, lots of interactive, hands on exhibits for children that are fun and educational
Battery Road, Paull, HU12 8FP. 01482 896236
Open daily 10am-6pm from 1st March to 31st October
Napoleonic fortress and history museum
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! Floors of trampolines and bouncy activities. Also hold toddler sessions mid week where only under 5s can bounce. For more info and to book call 01482 231707.
Caistor Road, South Kelsey, Lincolnshire, LN7 6PR (approx 30 mins from Hull). 01652 678822
Open daily 10am-5pm except Wednesdays 16th February to 1st November term time, plus Wednesdays in school holidays. 2nd November to 14th February open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm.
Large farm with lots of animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, go-karts, crazy golf, tractor rides, woodland walk and much more.
Children under 2 free. Adults and children over 2 years £6.50.
Kingswood Leisure Park, Gibraltar Road, Hull, HU7 3DB.
0844 826 1461
Open daily from 10:00am. Also an arcade and restaurant, family packages available
Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY. 01964 533873
Open daily 10am-5pm from March 22nd to September 7th
Lots of farm animals to see, large playbarn, horse and cart rides and milking demonstrations. Cafe and picnic faccilities
3 – 15 year olds £4.50
16 – 59 year olds £4.50
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
Kingston Park, Kingston Street, Hull, HU1 2DZ. 01482 625252
Hull’s Ice Arena holds family skating sessions. Skate with Animals every Sunday 10-11am with a range of animal skating aids for children, there is the choice of a Walrus, Penguin and Polar Bear. Children aged under 7 are on a separate section of the ice so they can get confidence with their skating in a safe environment. The sessions cost £5.85 for one child and one adult.
Hull’s Ice Arena also runs skating lessons under their Learn to Skate program suitable for toddlers to teens and adults. Call them for times and prices.
Hull’s Ice Hockey team, Hull Pirates, play from the Arena too. Come and watch a game and support the local team, family ticket is £27 (2 adults 2 children).
30 minute train ride tour of Hull city centre, old town, the marina and the Deep.
Every Thursday to Sunday. Starts/finishes from outside the City Hall, departure times – 11.00, 12.15, 1.30, 2.45, 4.00
Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF. 01482 300300
Hull’s main theatre. Has a good selection of children’s shows throughout the year.
50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB. 01482 323638
Fantastic theatre for children. Spacious seating and very helpful staff. Have various good shows for children, check website for details
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.
Runs from Pickering to Whitby. 01751 472508 or email [email protected]
Old fashioned steam engines running through beautiful countryside, can jump on and off at various villages. Regular special events for children.
The Farmer’s Cart, Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST. 01904 49970
Open daily from 10am (March 15th to November 2nd)
Animal barns, outdoor play areas, tractor rides, excellent cafe and farmshop
Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE.
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.
National Avenue, Hull, HU5 4JB
A fun, pirate themed 9 hole crazy golf course in the centre of Hull. Also available for children’s parties.
Open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 8.30pm
Weekends and bank holiday 9.00am – 5.30pm
Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL (approx 1 hours drive from Hull near the bottom of Staxton Hill)
Open daily from 10am
Will be closed Mondays and Tuesday from 11th September
Closed for the season from 8th November
Reopens Easter 2018
Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, outdoor playground, indoor playbarn and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas
Rand, Lincoln, LN8 5BJ. 01673 858904
Open daily from March – October
10am – 5.00 Just over an hours drive from Hull near North Lincoln.
Animal barns, tractor rides, indoor play area, large outdoor play area with trampolines
Unit 2 Malmo Park, Stockholm Road, Hull, HU7 0XW. 01482 826228. Owned by and adjacent to Monkey Bizness.
Open 7 days a week, 9am – 10pm. For ages 5+, also have dedicated toddler sessions mid week term time, disability sessions and teenage sessions.
Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5GL.
Rockcity has a range of adult climbing walls and a bouldering area ideal for children from 2 years +. Bouldering allows children (and grown ups) to climb without ropes in a safe area with 3 different rooms to explore. A Family Pass fro boulderring is just £20 and allows up to 5 people to boulder for an unlimited amount of time. A Half Pass is just £10 for 2 people with additional people £4.
The Rockcity Skatepark adjacent is suitable for ages 8+ and can be viewed from inside Rockcity.
For more info or to book a session call 01482 223030 or email [email protected].
9 South Lane, Hessle. 01482 641419 / 07912 941113
Open 6 days a week and available for private celebrations outside of opening hours, Saramique Studio is an independent, distinctively different, pottery painting studio. Based in the lovely town of Hessle, with the iconic Humber Bridge as backdrop, we serve the whole of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region. A socially inclusive venue welcoming all customers for pre booked sessions or walk ins. Striking just the right balance, our studio is a fantastic environment, enjoyed by adults and children alike. No experience or artistic ability is needed to enjoy this truly therapeutic activity that spans all generations. We offer:
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110
Open daily from 10am
Various enclosures of sealife to see including turtles and penguins. Also play area, mini golf and soft play
Located at Rudstone Walk Hotel, South Cave, HU15 2AH. 07933 155389
Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm
See owls and other birds of prey, watch a training sessions or flying display and take a guided tour of the aviaries. Also a cafe and small animal petting farm with pygmy goats, rabbits, ducks and other animals.
Ganton Avenue, Cottingham, HU16 5HG. 01482 845825
Open daily 9.00-5.30, Sundays 10.00-4pm.
Good garden centre, farm shop, cafe and animals. Also sells a large selection of children’s toys and great for Christmas decorations and lights. Lucy’s Coffee Shop is very child friendly with an outdoor play area next to it. Small animal barn outside.
On the A661 between Leeds and Harrogate, LS22 4AN (approx 1 hours drive from Hull)
Open daily 10am-6pm on 28th March to 19th April, 23rd May to 31s May, 22nd July to 4th September.
Magical place set in beautiful woodlands, indoor and outdoor adventure play.
Treswell Road, Rampton, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX.
Open daily from 10am (February 14th to November 1st), open again throughout December for Christmas at Sundown.
Approx 1 hours drive from Hull is this fantastic day out for young children. Has great small rides, adventure lands and indoor and outdoor play areas.
Lower Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. 01482 231053
Bowling – £5.50/game adults, £4.50/game under 16s.
Also Quasar (£4/game) and Crazy Club Soft Play (under 1s free, 1-4 yrs £3.50, 4+ £4.50, adults £1)
Discounts daily between 9am – 10am: Bowling £2/adult and £1/child per game, Quasar £2/game, Crazy Club £1 each
Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT. 0113 282 8828
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm and bank holiday Mondays
Animal barns, indoor play area, cafe and farm shop
155 Kingston Road, Willerby, Hull HU10 6AL. 01482 653611
Pottery painting studio and cafe. Excellent with children, have a variety of pottery for children to paint or to put hand/footprints on. Cafe has a good range of childrens drinks and snacks.
Every Tuesday 10am-12noon is Toddler Morning, £10 to paint a piece of pottery, play, juice and hot drink for the grown ups. Need to call to book.
The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD. 01302 370777
Huge swimming pool with multi-pool wonderland and lagoons, slides and rapids. Also a big ice rink, soft play centre and cafe. Great wet day activity, approx 40 mins drive from Hull.
Cleethorpes, DN35 0AG. 01472 291998
Open daily from 1st March at 10am, last admission 3.30pm.
One of the newest interactive zoo experiences in the UK
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ. 01909 569416
Open daily, weekdays 10am-4.30, weekends 10am-5.30.
Approx 1 hour drive from Hull. Lots for children to do – some of the animals include lemurs, meerkats, otters, crocodiles, owls, snakes, and now dinosaurs! Also indoor and outdoor play areas including the Realm of Camelot
Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 1DF 0113 237 0754
Open daily 10am-6pm (10am-4pm in the Winter)
About 1hr 10mins drive from Hull with lots of free parking, Roundhay is a massive park with lots of open space, a lake and playground. Tropical World is across the road and has areas where you can walk amongst the butterflies and birds, a meerkat enclosure, aquarium, reptiles, bats and more. Nice cafe and shop too.
Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR.
A Mumbler favourite, just over the Humber bridge is this nature reserve (the blue roofed buildings you can see from the bridge). Excellent paths and boardwalks around several lakes with ducks to feed and birds to spot. Paths then go through woods and up onto the river front for great views back to Hull and the bridge. Two good parks are located in the main car park.
Visitor centre has lots going on for children, activities and play area. Cafe within the visitor centre is great, good value kids meals.
Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave.
William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.
Manor Farm, Bainton, YO25 9EF (located off the Bainton/Malton/Driffiled roundabout). 01377 217698
Open Monday to Friday 10.00-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10.00-5pm
Newball (nr Langworth), Lincoln, LN3 5DQ (approx 1 hours drive from Hull in North Lincoln). 01522 754280
Open daily 10am-5pm.
Lots of animals to see such as tigers, monkeys, white wolves, raccoons, reptiles, butterflies plus birds of prey and falconry displays. Also an adventure playground.
Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4TA 01977 664 794
Open daily 8am – midnight.
Lots to do for the family – Snozone artificial snow slope for skiing and sledging (run children’s ski lessons for 3 years and above), cinema, bowling alley, arcades, lazerzone, aerial assault course. Volcano falls crazy golf also good for young children.
Large soft play centre ‘Xplore’ upstairs and smaller free soft play area in the bar/cafe above the snow slope. Large selection of restaurants.
The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH.
Open Sunday to Thursday 9.30-7pm, Friday & Saturday 9.30-8pm
Term time Mon-Fri: Babies £1.50, 1-3 years £5.25, 4+ years £6.25, Adults £1.50, Weekends: Babies £1.50, 1-3 years £6.25, 4+ years £7.25, Adults £1.50
Inside – Huge soft play including football area and miniature houses to explore.
Outside – large outdoor playground, including sandpit and water, plus animals to see
Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB (off the M18 junction 3). 01302 535057
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