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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Adventure Play Town Hull

adventure play town, role play imagiation centre in hull for young children, picture of their logoDiscover a world of curiosity and imagination at Adventure Play Town, located at the K3 business park on Clough Road, Hull.

Our vibrant and engaging children’s role play centre is designed to spark creativity and bring dreams to life. With a magical town filled with themed play areas, little adventurers can become fearless astronauts, daring firefighters, brilliant chefs, and much more. We also have a large, spacious cafe area serving great value, high quality drinks and snacks.

Recommended age is babies up to age 7. Open 7 days a week during school holidays, open 6 days a week term time (closed Wednesdays). Play sessions are bookable in 90 minute slots – mid week at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm, Friday to Sunday at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Large, free car park directly outside the building.

They also hold children’s parties and run special events.

Booking in advance online is preferred, walk-in’s can be accommodated if there is space left in the session. Find out more on their website here, or follow them on facebook here. Or email, call 07727947470.

Unit 12, k3 Business Park, 200 Clough Road, Hull, HU5 1SN

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Bawtry Paintball Fields

bawtry paintball fields and activity centre, family day out near hullBawtry Paintball Fields is Europe’s biggest outdoor activity centre, voted Europe’s Best, and the UK’s highest rated on Trip Advisor with over 1500 5-Star reviews!

Looking for a family day out, an awesome birthday, stag or hen party, or a fantastic team build event? BPF has something for everyone. Our lovely little café serves hot and cold food and drinks, ice cream and slush all day, so you can stay fuelled and relax in one of our picnic areas between activities.

Attracting groups of all ages from 6yrs+, BPF offers a huge variety of outdoor activities in the beautiful 720 acre woodland setting of Bawtry Forest. Activities include; Target and Zombie Archery, outdoor Laser Combat, Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Axe and Knife Throwing, Junior ‘low-impact’ Paintballing, a 53ft Climbing Wall, Paintball Mini-Tank Battles, a huge Tree-Trek and Zipline Park with 50ft leap-of-faith, and of course regular Paintballing. BPF is also home of the infamous Predator!

Our award-winning paintball and laser combat game zones are like something out of a Hollywood movie. Props include real Lynx, Wessex and Huey helicopters, 42 ex-MOD armoured vehicles, tanks, castles, and a tree-top fortress.

All activities can be booked online here, or call our friendly team on 01302 868841.

Bawtry Forest, Great North Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6DG

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Boston Park Farm & Tearooms

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

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

Dogs on a short lead are welcome.

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

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

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Crafty Cat Play Cafe

crafty cat play cafe in anlaby hull logoPlay cafe in Anlaby Common. Play sessions are fabulously fun, interactive play for children under 5 years old, including messy/sensory play, imaginative play, crafty play and open play. Regular play sessions run Mondays to Saturdays at various times, with special events throughout the week and in school holidays.

For older children 5+ they have crafts and activities. For families they have Games Night and Family Nights on Fridays.

NEW for mums – Mums lunch club. Thursdays at 11.30am. A hot buffet and chance to chat to other mums.

Please book all sessions in advance on their website here. Call 07398 149182, email or follow them on facebook.

272 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU4 7RR.

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Dalby Forest

dalby forest, forestry england, family outdoor day outDalby Forest, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park offers the perfect place to escape, relax and adventure. Home to 8,000 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest.

A visit to Dalby will uncover many magical things such as The Gruffalo orienteering course,  Zog trail, some of the very best mountain biking trails and endless stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled along the way for our unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest, get the adrenaline pumping at Dalby Activity Centre or test your nerve and swing amongst the trees on their Go Ape courses.

Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye. To celebrate the North York Moors Dark Skies festival, we’re turning Dalby into our very own space station! Hop in your rocket and join us for:

  • Our space quiz trail
  • Cosmic cupcakes and galactic hot chocolates in the cafe
  • Craft station to make your very own solar system
  • Space fun pack with some colouring and wordsearch activities
  • Stargazing events each evening with AstroDog

If one day leaves you wanting more, extend your forest adventure with a stay at the Forest Holidays cabins .

Please note that barbeques and fires are not currently allowed anywhere in the forest.

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

hadfield outdoor activity centre, family day out on the water with aquapark near doncaster

There is something for everyone this Summer at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster,  the number one place for those seeking fun in the great outdoors!

We host a range of water-based activities on our very own lake, including kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. We also have an inflatable Aquapark, which has recently expanded and is now open for bookings. You can also enjoy a swim in our natural lake pool, the newest addition to our growing number of water activities.

For those who prefer to stay dry, you can challenge yourself to reach new heights on our 14-metre-high climbing wall; we have plenty of aerial challenges and obstacle courses for you to complete off the ground. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can find your thrills at an axe-throwing or archery session. You can learn how to throw axes at a target and how to use a bow safely. Axe-throwing is available to book now and archery will be available very soon.

All our sessions, both water and land, are taught by experienced instructors in a safe and welcoming environment. For anyone wishing to extend their visit and wake to another exciting day of activities, we have a campsite too. Book here 

Old Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EQ

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Jack in the Box Soft Play

jack in the box soft play centre in beverley, logo Discover a world of laughter, learning, and unforgettable experiences at Jack in the Box Soft Play in Beverley. From the moment you step into this award winning soft play centre, you’ll be welcomed into an exciting, safe, friendly, clean environment filled with fun and laughter for children of all ages up to 12.

With 3 different awesome zones – large gated baby area, toddler play frame and large junior play frame – we have something for everyone with our exciting slides, interactive ball pools and captivating sensory areas. We even have an interactive game floor – all included in the price.

When you’re ready for refuelling, enjoy some family time in one of our colourful family booths where you can choose from a huge menu with lots of tasty, freshly made food and delicious barista made coffee.

Birthday Parties – check out our party room with its famous party throne, fit for a birthday king or queen to celebrate in style! Parties are available weekends and after school.

Have you seen our amazing Role Play Centre – Jack’s Mini Village – located on the first floor. The size and level of detail will blow you away! (separate booking required – combi tickets available).

Open 7 days a week – see our website for opening times and prices and guarantee your entrance by pre-booking on our website.

Annie Reed Road, Beverley, HU17 0LF. 01482 880091

jacks mini village, at jack in the box soft play beverley, childrens imagination play centre,Let your imagination run wild as you immerse yourself in a whole new world of make believe. Step into Jack’s Mini Village and you will immediately be transformed into Village Life where you can become any number of different people – a baker – a stylist – a builder – a doctor, and many more besides.

The size and level of detail will amaze you, from the Mini Village credit card (which each child gets to keep) to the “working” checkout counters, washing machine and ovens, to the awesome ice cream van. Check out the Interactive Village Map on our website to learn more about the 14 different play settings.

Suitable for pre-walkers up to children who love to play pretend in style!

Full seating area available to sit and have tasty snack and maybe a delicious coffee made with a barista coffee machine.

Jack’s Mini Village is located on the first floor above Jack in the Box Soft Play (Separate booking required – combi tickets available)

Open 7 days a week – see our website for opening times and prices. Online booking is essential for guaranteed entry.

Annie Reed Road, Beverley, HU17 0LF. 01482 880091

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REEL Cinema Hull


Thanks to this great offer from the REEL Cinema Hull you will be able to keep up with all the latest family films and more, at a great price. Simply use the link here to claim a voucher for up to four cinema tickets at just £3.99 each, which you can then use to book online to see the film of your choice. The offer is valid for any film, on any day of the week at REEL Hull, and is open to all cinemagoers, whether Adult, Child, Senior or Student. Check our website for Ts & Cs (online bookings only, standard booking fees apply).

Animated family films at REEL Hull include:

KUNG FU PANDA 4 (now playing): Po must train a new warrior when he’s chosen to become the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, but when a powerful shape-shifting sorceress sets her eyes on his Staff of Wisdom, he suddenly realizes he’s going to need some help…

BUTTERFLY TALE (weekends from April 20): A heartwarming tale of a gutsy and loveable yet inept, one-winged butterfly named Patrick who stows away in a milkweed trailer in order to be part of the journey of a lifetime.

SCARYGIRL (weekends from April 27): On an isolated peninsula a young girl with a talent for technology and her kind but cautious father, a rare Giant Octopus, must work together to keep the local flora alive as their idyllic world is threatened by an inexplicable loss of sunlight.

REEL Hull can be found in the St Stephens Shopping Centre, 110 Ferensway, Hull, and offers free parking after 5:30pm.

woldies lavender and nature farm, logoRe-opens 24th March 2024

Spend quality time together at WOLDIE’s. Nature Gardens, Trails and Play. Woldie’s Nature Mission running now! Are you a nature hero? Help with Woldie’s Nature Mission to find out! Complete the nature missions and collect all the stamps to claim your nature hero sticker!

Make memories with all the family with Woldies favourites… NEW Dino Maze, Giant Games Maze, Miniature Railway, Foot Golf, Den Zone, Climbing Fort, Timber Trail Play, Mud Kitchen, Insect Orienteering, Bees and Friends Garden, Butterfly Garden, Tree trail and much more! Everything at Woldies is made for you enjoy quality time together as a family.

It’s a family business run with a friendly, personal touch. A fun day out with a difference with nature gardens, trails and play all set in a beautiful, natural and safe environment. Dogs welcome on a lead. Open Easter to September.

Kept all 3 generations entertained all day, yet also somehow peaceful and relaxing!”

Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW (Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough). 01944 758641.


This is the Attractions page of the Days Out section.

For all other Days Out pages such as Museums, Houses & Gardens, Soft Plays, Parks, Walks & The Great Outdoors please click on the links to the left 

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Large lake with canoes, paddle boards and boats to hire, plus an Aqua Park, inflatable obstacle course on the lake. Open water swimming available. 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. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

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

Arcade Hub Hull

Temporarily closed

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

Just pay entry fee and then play for as long as you want. Email or call 07713 993435 for more info and bookings.

Arial Trail

High ropes adventure course situated in a beautiful woodland area (near Pink Pig Farm), with several sections interlinked by zip wires, and a long zip wire at the end. Really family friendly. Suitable for children and adults over a metre tall. Open on weekends and school holidays.

For more information call 07399 452857, or email

Arialtrail, Holme Lane, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE

Beetle Bank Open Farm & Wildlife Sanctuary

Meet our rare breeds: From Donkeys to Llamas, Alpacas to pigs, we have lots of wonderful animals for you to get to know. Play and explore: Let off steam in the fields, go wild in the adventure playground, have fun in the sand pit or ride on the tractors and play with the inflatables.

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

Beverley Breakout

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

  • The Great Toy Rescue – This room is enjoyed by every age, younger children, teenage and adult. Mumbler reviewed this room and loved it, read the review here.
  • The Goblins of Toadsmead – This room is better suited for ages 7+ up to teens.
  • Operation Hideout – Recommended for ages 12+

For more info and bookings call 01482 688380, email

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 Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4.30pm.

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

City Cruises York

Take a trip with City Cruises. Our Sightseeing Cruises are fun for ALL the family, you’ll have a great view of the city and our captains will share parts of the history of our ancient city and the immense impact the River Ouse has had on its development!

Or how about being the captain of your very own boat? With our Self-Drive Boats, you’ll receive full instructions on how to operate the boat along with our safety and river rules, whilst life jackets will be provided for children.

For more information and bookings call 02077 400 400, email

Coffee Cake Create – Pottery Studio & Coffeehouse

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

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

Diggerland Yorkshire

Dinostar – Hull’s Dinosaur Experience

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

Open every weekend 11am – 5pm, and daily from 22nd July to 3rd September 2023

28-29 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TH. 01482 320424

East Hull Community Farm

Community farm in East Hull. Sell seasonal fruit, veg and eggs daily plus gifts and refreshments. Also:

  • We offer a chance to meet and greet our friendly farm animals every Monday 10am-11am and 1pm-2pm. You’ll have the unique experience of getting up close and personal with some of our small animal’s, chicken, guinea pig and a rabbit. There is a small fee of £2.
  • Preschool children sessions every Tuesday and Thursday (term time only) from 930am-10.30am. There is a small fee of £2 per child, payable on the day. We have 12 spaces, so it’s essential to book via

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

East Park Hull

Hull’s largest park, there’s something for everyone – 130 acres of parkland, play areas and animal education centre, at the Pavilion is a cafe and library. For summer splash boat, swans and rowing boat on the lake. Also a small skate park near to Woodford Leisure Centre. Dogs welcome, but restricted in the children’s play areas.

Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU

Eden Camp

Living history museum near Malton. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and Homefront in WW2, set in the grounds of an original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp. Over 20 different huts to visit and explore. Also a play area, picnic area, café and gift shop on site. Dogs on leads welcome.

Open 7 days a week from the 1st Monday in April to 31st October, 10am until 5pm.

Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT 01653 697777

Ennerdale Cycle Track

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

Open daily at selected times, and sessions must be booked online. Prices are Adult £5 per hour, child & OAP £2.50 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

Escape Rooms in Hull

Escape rooms are a great idea for families with older kids, most are 60 minutes of puzzles and games to see if you can find your way out of the room. There are 4 Escape Rooms in Hull, each with at least 3 different rooms to choose from:

  • Escape Hull – (2 locations) 4 Dock Street, HU1 3DL, 01482 323542 or 10 Parliament Street, HU1 2AP, 0330 133 1620
  • Escape Room Hull – Ground Floor, Ferens Court, 16-18 Anlaby Road, HU1 2PA, 01482 762764
  • Take The Exit – Wyke Chambers, 7 Silver Street, HU1 1HT, 01482 014117
  • Enigma Live – Princes Quay, Ground Floor, HU1 2PQ,  0333 366 1002


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

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

Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069

Gravity Trampoline Park Hull

Trampoline park located on the top floor of St Stephens (entry outside next to Next or via the car park).

Lots of fun for children and grown ups! A floor of trampolines and bouncy activities. Sessions include Open Jump for all ages, SEN specific sessions, fitness classes. They also hold toddler sessions where only under 5s can bounce (must be over 18 months old), look out for themed toddler sessions!

You can also hold your child’s Birthday Party or special occasion at a Gravity Party.

For more info and bookings call 0330 1595815, email

St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN

Gulliver’s Valley Resort

Gulliver’s Valley Resort is one of the UK’s newest theme parks having opened in 2020. Discover rides and attractions designed for children aged 2 to 13, located next to Rother Valley Country Park in South Yorkshire. Enjoy a giant selection of adventures as you travel through multiple themed areas including The Lost World of Living Dinosaurs. Want to enjoy theme park entry with your short break? Look no further than Stay & Play packages!

Mansfield Road, Rotherham, S26 5QW

Hall Farm Park

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

Open Term Time – 10am – 4pm (closed Wednesdays).

Open every day during Lincolnshire School Holidays, 10am – 4pm.

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

Hollywood Bowl

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

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

Honeysuckle Farm

Lots of farm animals to see, large playbarn, horse and cart rides and milking demonstrations. Cafe and picnic facilities. Usually open weekends from March, and daily during school holiday, 10am – 5pm. Closes after the Summer holidays. No need to pre-book.

Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY. 01964 533873

Hornsea Freeport – Beach Cove and Bugtopia

If you’re looking for a fun family day out why not head to Hornsea Freeport. There are 2 great children’s attractions there, along with the usual range of shops and discount outlets.

Discover Beach Cove, the fantastic play experience at Hornsea Freeport.  Swing, slide, zip, bounce, climb, dig and twirl in the AWESOME outdoor activity park… and explore the AMAZING soft play zone indoors. Time for a break? Relax in the Rockpool Café and terrace overlooking the play areas. Open every day from 10am. No need to advance book.

Head into Bugtopia, the hands-on tropical nature attraction featuring Huge Bugs, butterflies, birds, spiders, and MORE! INCREDIBLE leafcutter ants have arrived at Bugtopia too! Open every day from 10am (11am Sundays) and no need to advance book.

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

Hull Cinemas

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

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

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

Odeon Luxe – Have various offers on for families and children including family discounts, cheap tickets on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and quieter screenings for new parents. Kingston Park, Hull, HU1 2TX.

Reel Cinema – ‘Movie Madness’ Discounted tickets before 1pm on weekends. St Stephens Centre, Hull, HU2 8LD. 0870 801 0870

Hull Ice Arena

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

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

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

Hull New Theatre

Large theatre in Hull city centre. Has a good selection of shows for children of all ages throughout the year.

Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF. 01482 300300

Hull Paintball Site

Hull’s only outdoor paintball site. Great for parties, social gatherings, family and team games. They provide a safe outdoor, covid-19 compliant venue for paintball, and great value for money paintballing with competitive prices. Suitable for children from age 11 up to adult.  They also offer low impact paintballing, suitable for children from the age of 7. For more info call or text 07974630094, email

North End Road, Ottringham, Hull HU12 0BJ

Hull Seahawks

Hull Seahawks 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.

Ings Park Alpacas

Ings Park Alpacas are a lovely alpaca herd located in the beautiful village of North Cave in East Yorkshire.

We are open for alpaca and sheep trekking, events, parties, wedding hire and much more! To book please visit our website. We look forward to welcoming you!

Swallows Retreat, South Ings Lane, North Cave

John Bull’s World of Rock

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

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

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

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

Jump Inc Beverley

Jump Inc Beverley is a huge inflatable playground, of quite literally wall-to-wall inflatable, bouncy goodness. Get lost in our urban wonderland, packed with activities to suit all ages including our double-decker section, ginormous wavy slides & massive ball pool!

Brand new exciting activities are now open at Jump Inc Beverley! Not only can you experience trampolines, zip lines and reaction walls but now, wipeout zones, warped wall, neon obstacle course, huge slides and much, much more!

Bookings are available for individual one-hour sessions and Jump Inc also offers a special toddler session designed for children aged five and under.

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

Let Loose!

CLOSED for refurbishment until 2024

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

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

Lost City Adventure Golf

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

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

Messingham Zoo

Messingham Zoo is a family run business near Scunthorpe. The primary aim is to offer something different to larger zoos and wildlife parks by focussing on close up encounters with smaller, friendlier animals. Education forms a big part of what we want to deliver, teaching about animal care and welfare. Read our Mumbler review here!

Open Friday to Tuesday 10-4pm term time. School holidays 10-4pm 7 days a week .

Butterwick Road, Messingham, North Lincs, DN17 3PN. 07906 023147. Email

Murton Park

Murton Park is a one-stop Living Museum near York for those who love to create memories that can span the eons of time. Perfect for all generations and crafted to especially engage the young. Murton park is a remarkable open-air museum experience like no other, including a Roman fort, a Viking village and pre-historic village. It also plays home, and host, to some of the best known and most accomplished historical re-enactment Societies and has special events regularly. With our own museum, railway, animals, playground and Living History sites – we have something for everyone.

Call 01904 489966, email

Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, York, YO19 5UF

National Coal Mining Museum

Museum about the heritage of coal mining, including tours 140 metres below ground into one of Britain’s oldest working coal mines. Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am. Underground tours can be pre-booked on the website and require a £5 deposit per person, which can then be donated to the museum.

Dogs are welcome on a lead in the outdoor grounds of the museum, however only service/guide dogs are permitted inside.

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

Ninja Warrior UK – Leeds

Official Ninja Warrior UK venue, in North East Leeds approx 1 hours drive from Hull. For age 4+ but especially suitable for late Primary age and Teenagers. 3 ninja courses to try and an inflatable area. Book in advance on their website, or email for more info. Also have Mini Ninjas soft play exclusively for ages 0-3 (booked separately).

Temple House, Ramshead Approach, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 1NH

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Steam train from Pickering to Goathland, Grosmont and through to Whitby over 24 miles of beautiful Yorkshire Scenery.

UNLIMITED Annual Pass Ticket £49.50. Plus KIDS GO FREE! A Shorter Journey Ticket allows day return travel between up to one station (e.g. Goathland to Grosmont day return) for a fixed fare price of £13.50 per adult (16+) and up to two stations (e.g. Pickering to Goathland day return) for a fixed fare price of £25 per adult (16+).  Both are free for children (0-15).

Pickering Station, YO18 7AJ. 01751 472508

North Yorkshire Water Park

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

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

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

Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead.

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

Northwood Trail, England’s Fairy & Hobgoblin Sanctuary

Now called Dreamery Gardens at Northwood.

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.

The intriguing Fairy and Hobgoblin Museum displays what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy and hobgoblin artefacts. The woodland kitchen serves organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

Northwood Trail, England’s Fairy & Hobgoblin Sanctuary, Buttercrambe Wood (near Stamford Bridge), YO41 1AP.

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!

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.

Open Weekdays 10am – 8.30pm (last balls 8pm), Weekends & Bank Holidays 10am – 5.30pm (Last balls 5pm). For more info on a family game or holding a birthday party at One Stop Golf call them on 01482 494948.

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

Piglets Adventure Farm Park

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

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

Open daily 10am until 5.30pm (usually close from Christmas Day to Feb half term). Book in advance online. Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST. 01904 499700.

Pink Pig Farm

A great day out for young families. Large indoor and outdoor play areas, animal fields to walk through. Excellent farm shop and cafe. Mumbler had a day out in July 2020 here and loved it! Read the review here.

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

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

Play Avenue

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

Also do Kids Parties! Contact us for details.

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

For more information and booking email

Playdale Farm Park

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

Usually opens around Easter time and closes in November for Winter. Has limited opening during Spring and Autumn, but is open daily throughout July and August.

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, tickets must be booked in advance.

Rand, Lincoln, LN8 5NJ. 01673 858904

Rebound Trampoline Park

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

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

Rock Up

Thrilling climbing for all ages with walls towering over 8m in height and over 70 challenges to get stuck into, there are new ways to climb every time you visit!

We run climbing for all ages and abilities. From ages 4 and over the whole family can enjoy mountains of fun! Under 4’s can enjoy our Toddler Climb sessions where we offer smaller harnesses and more hands-on help to get them Reaching New Heights.

Open Monday to Friday 10.30am–6:30pm (Tues opens at 2.30pm). Weekends 9.30am – 5.30pm.

Rock Up, St Stephens Centre, Ferensway, Hull.

Rockcity – Climbing, Bouldering and Skatepark

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

They also offer a range of weekly clubs which follow the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS).  Ages start at 7, and we have something for all levels if skill and experience for young climbers!

Skatepark: The Skatepark is temporarily closed.

For more info or to book a session call 01482 223030 or email

Rockcity, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5GL.

SEALIFE Scarborough

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-4pm, and 9.30am – 5pm during Summer holidays. Tickets must be pre-booked before visiting.

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110

Southwood Garden Centre

Good garden centre, farm shop, cafe and animals. Also sells a large selection of children’s toys and great for Christmas decorations and lights. Lucy’s Coffee Shop is very child friendly with an outdoor play area next to it. Small animal barn outside.

Ganton Avenue, Cottingham, HU16 5HG. 01482 845825

Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park is a unique all-weather family attraction located near Wetherby. Filled with family fun, outdoor activities for children, a fun adventure park and a brand-new indoor play centre, The Playhive. Explore the renowned Enchanted Forest, visit the giant yew tree maze with over a mile of paths.

Check website for opening dates and times.

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

Sundown Adventureland

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

Open from February half term until Christmas Eve. Usually close for a few weeks between Halloween and Christmas (check for exact dates)

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

Superbowl UK & Laser Quest Hull

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

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

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

Swithens Farm

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

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

Tea & Bisque-it, Willerby

Pottery painting studio and cafe. Excellent with children, have a variety of pottery for children to paint or to put hand/footprints on. Cafe has a good range of children’s drinks and snacks.

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

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

Team Sport Go Karting

Indoor Go Karting arena with a 400m multi-level track, with lots of bends, turns and ramps. Suitable for families with children ages 8 and above. They also do parties.

TeamSport Hull Unit 1 Project Park Freightliner Road Hull HU3 4UL 01252 732300

The Deep

The Deep is home to spectacular animals including sharks and stingrays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical reef fish, Loggerhead sea turtles a colony of Gentoo penguins, and much more to keep all ages entertained.

FREE return visits for 12 months with their Annual Pass.

Tower Street, Hull, HU9 1TU. 01482 381000.

The Dome, Doncaster

Huge swimming pool with multi-pool wonderland and lagoons, slides and rapids. Also a big ice rink, soft play centre and cafe. Great wet day activity, approx 40 mins drive from Hull. Advance booking is essential.

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

The Forbidden Corner

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

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

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

The Secret Village

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

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

For more info email

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

The Web Adventure Park, York

The Web Adventure Park have lots of new additions…

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

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

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

Thornton Abbey Maize

The maize maze at Ulceby is open in the Summer months.

Also open for pick your own pumpkins in October.

For more info 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. Also do animal encounters, VIP animal experiences and parties.

Open daily, weekdays 10am-4pm, weekends, school & bank holidays 10am-5pm. Advance booking is recommended.

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

Tropical World at Roundhay Park, Leeds

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

There is also a café offering hot and cold snacks. Open daily from 10am – 6pm. Advance booking recommended.

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

Ultramarine – Powerboat Trips on the 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. Book a powerboat trip for your family, or you can even take the controls under the supervision of our skipper and qualified RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor.

For more information and to book, email or call us on 07811 827209.

Waters Edge Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

A Mumbler favourite, just over the Humber bridge is this nature reserve (the blue roofed buildings you can see from the bridge). Excellent paths and boardwalks around several lakes with ducks to feed and birds to spot. Paths then go through woods and up onto the river front for great views back to Hull and the bridge. Free to walk around. Visitor centre has children’s activities and a great Cafe.

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

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

Welton Waters Adventure Centre

Welton Waters offers a wide range of land and water based activities to suit all ages and abilities. They cater for individuals, groups, schools or corporate events, from taster sessions and parties all the way up to advanced courses. Our highly qualified, professional friendly staff will help you to maximise your skill development whilst keeping you safe.

For more information call 01482 668277 or email

Common Lane, Welton, HU15 1PT

William’s Den

Multi-Award-winning Adventure Play, Birthday Party & Campsite venue overlooking the Yorkshire Wolds. Kids love our play-scape, jumping streams, navigating bridges, climbing trees, making sand & water creations, den building & more, outside & in! Plus, grown-ups can join in too, whatever the weather.  Award-winning homemade food, drink & ice cream.

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230,

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.

The shop, gallery & outside eating areas are all open Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm. No need to book, just turn up. The restaurant remains closed to non residents.

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

Woodside Wildlife Park

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 (closed Christmas Day). Advance booking is recommended.

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 Max karting and immersive gamebox, 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 6.00am-midnight.

Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4TA 01977 664 794

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Fantastic day out for the family, suitable for all ages. Large wildlife enclosures including lions, giraffes, leopards and polar bears. Walk through enclosures to get up close to the animals. NEW dinosaur zone!

Open every day from 9.30am – 6pm weekdays and from 9.00am on weekends.

Please note the entrance gates have moved – the new address is Hurst Lane, Auckley, DN9 3HQ.