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
There are lots of parks and playgrounds across our area. These are the ones we know about but there will be other hidden gems. Please contact us here if your local park is not listed.
Large sized play area next to Haltemprice Leisure Centre, worth a special visit, has lots of decent equipment. Recommended age group – toddler, junior and youth. Also King George V Skate Park across the other side of the carpark, which has three spined mini ramps as well as a back and forth section with quarter pipes, flat banks either side of fun boxes. King George V playing fields are opposite the Leisure Centre, on the corner of Gorton Road and Beverley Road Willerby. Car park for these fields is on Beverley Road.
Haltemprice Play Area Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ
Medium sized play area with good range of equipment suitable for all ages, and a football pitch. Set in a large green space, to the east side of Beverley.
Burden Road, Beverley, HU17 9LH.
Large enclosed community play area with an excellent range of equipment suitable for toddlers, juniors and older children. There is also a large playing field next to the park.
Deer Park Way, Beverley, HU17 8RN.
Small play area with a small range of equipment, suitable for toddler and juniors.
Laughton Road Play Area, Laughton Road, Beverley, HU17 9JR
Small enclosed park on grassy area, with nice range of equipment suitable for toddlers.
Samman Road, Beverley, HU17 0BS
Large sized play area and field located on Woodhall Way near Molescroft pavillion. Recommended for all ages.
Woodhall Way Play Area Woodhall Way, Molescroft, HU17 7JR.
Small playground located behind Wylies Road (corner of North Bar Within). Play Equipment recommended age group – toddlers & juniors.
Wylies Road, Beverley, HU17 7AP
Small enclosed play area in the middle of Brough, nice range of equipment, suitable for toddlers.
Constable Way, Brough, HU15 1TG.
Medium sized enclosed play area with lots of equipment, suitable for toddler and juniors. Located near Elloughton Village Hall.
Elloughton Road, Brough, HU15 1AE.
Nice enclosed play area with a few pieces of equipment, suitable for toddlers. Located in a fairly large playing field behind a housing estate in Cottingham, access from The Garth, which comes off Link Road.
Abbots Walk, Cottingham, HU16 5BH.
Playing fields and playground located next to Cottingham Pavilion. Recommended age group – toddlers and juniors.
Northgate, Cottingham, HU16 5QW
Large park, with an enclosed dog free section. Large range of equipment suitable for toddlers, juniors and youths. Also large grassy/wooded area good for running about. Public toilets located just outside the park.
North Street, Driffield, YO25 6ST.
Small play area located in the middle of Ellerker. Suitable for toddlers & juniors.
Main Street, Ellerker, HU15 2DN.
Nice little park located on the road from Wetwang to Malton. Good set of equipment for kids to play on and a lot of green space to explore. Also a cafe and toilets, so a great little stop off. Across the road is the Yorkshire Wolds Railway, if you fancy a ride on the train.
Fimber, YO25 3HG.
Fimber picnic site is back open with all the new fencing work complete (but play areas are still closed due to covid 19 restrictions – updated 8th June 2020).
A nice green space within Kingswood with labyrinth, pond, wooden carved animals, all pram, bike friendly.
You can access Foredyke Green on foot from both sides between Kesteven Way and Bude Road (arriving by car the postcode is HU7 3EJ). There is a small layby next to the bus stop where you can park for free or there are plenty of side streets here parking is available. Alternatively, there is customer parking at Home Bargains on Bude Road (please check local signage for time limits). You can walk through from Home Bargain’s car park into the south sides of Foredyke Green.
Large playing fields on Boothferry road, with numerous football pitches, and a small playground in the centre with a few pieces of equipment.
Beverley Road, Hessle, HU13 9AJ
Decent sized park located near to Hessle Centre on Tower Hill. Good range of equipment suitable for toddlers and juniors, in an enclosed area. The park is located in a green wooded area, so plenty of space to run about.
Tower Hill, Hessle, HU13 0LW.
One of the city’s eastern most parks, Alderman Kneeshaw Recreation Ground can be accessed via Amethyst Road or Valiant Drive. The site is home to baseball, bowls, a children’s playground, seasonal water play/paddling pool (please check with Council during the 6 weeks summer holiday), jogging route taking in the hills on two sides of the park. A large park with lots of green space and paths.
Valiant Drive, Hull, HU9 4DZ.
Playing fields with football pitch, green space and an enclosed play area with good range of equipment. Outdoor gym also located nearby.
Church St, Hull, HU7 4TS.
Large playing field with good range of fairly new equipment, suitable for toddler, juniors & youths. Popular with dog walkers. Access from County Road North.
County Rd N, Hull, HU5 4HZ.
Small park located within a housing estate behind Brooklands road. Recently refurbished with swings, small roundabout and other equipment. Suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. Access from Bermondsey drive which is off Brooklands road. Alternatively there is a nice walk from Spring Bank West along the Cinder track which runs behind the houses of Kirklands and Brooklands road, and you can access it from there. The park is enclosed and a dog free area.
Hull, HU5 5EH.
Bude Park is home to an outdoor gym, a modern playground, sports pitches, a seasonal water play area/paddling pool (please check with the Council in the 6 week summer holiday) and a multi use games area. The park can be accessed via Bude Road or Ennerdale.
Bude Road, Hull, HU7 4HF
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
Nice little park off Bellfield avenue. Has a good set of recently refurbished (2018) equipment, suitable for a good age range.
Grasby Rd, Hull HU8 9DF
Large playground with a good range of equipment located in a large green space, the children’s play area is enclosed. There is an interactive water play area/paddling pool which is open in the summer (check with the council during the 6 week holiday for opening times). Also here is the Bluebell Skate Park which is Hull’s largest outdoor skate park. Access from Ings road or Bellfield Avenue.
Clapham Ave, Hull, HU8 0ST.
Nice park located near to Noddle Hill Nature Reserve. Good range of equipment including small trampolines, climbing wall and a really high slide. Could do with a bit of TLC, but a nice stop off for the kids if you’re visiting the reserve.
Noddle Hill Way, Hull HU7 4LF
Accessible from Beresford Avenue or Oak Road, this 75 acre park sits alongside the western banks of the River Hull. Home to a fishing pond, skate park and playground. The site also boasts its own jogging route and has a variety of sports pitches marked out seasonally. They also have a paddling pool which should be open in the 6 weeks summer holiday (check council websites for more info during summer).
Pearson Park features an excellent play area, pond, cafe and a conservatory greenhouse. The gardens are lovely here in summer, great for picnics. There is a toilet block next to the cafe with male, female and disabled toilets. You can gain access to the park from Princes Avenue or the main gates on Beverley Road. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust also have a wildlife garden here boasting 240 different species.
Beverley Road, Hull, HU5 2TQ
Small park with quite a good range of equipment, suitable for all ages. Also home to North Bransholme Skate Park. Access from Pennine Way or Lothian Way.
Pennine Way, Hull HU7 5AE.
Peter Pan park in within the Costello Playing Fields site. The play area was recently refurbished with some fantastic equipment suitable for all ages, especially good for older children, and is located in an enclosed (dog free) area next to a large pond. In the summer months, The Friends of Peter Pan Park run a small cafe where you can buy cakes and drinks and sit outside. There is also a lovely coffee shop, The Peloton, at Warners gym next to the park which is open all year round. Peter Pan park is home to the local park run on a Saturday morning and the junior park run on Sunday mornings. There are many access points to the park, from Pickering Road, Woodland End, and Anlaby Park Road.
Peter Pan Park, Pickering Rd, Hull, HU4 6TL
Good selection of playgrounds, with an enclosed (dog free) area for younger children, and a wooden assault course plus zip wire for older kids. A large paddling pool is open in the summer holidays (check with the council in the 6 week holiday for opening times). There are other areas to explore at the park, such as a rock garden with pond, and a sensory garden which is maintained by the Friends of Pickering Park. Also a well stocked fishing lake. Toilet facilities are also available. Main access to the park along Pickering Road, and also through the iron gates on Hessle High Road.
Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB
Playing fields located on Beverley High Road, Hull (corner of Hall Road). Nice looking park with a good range of equipment.
Beverley Rd, North Hull Estate, Hull HU6 9BP
Queen’s Gardens is a sequence of gardens in the centre of Hull. It isn’t a play area but the gardens are lovely and perfect for a picnic and run about for the kids. They are set out in an area that until 1930 was filled with the waters of Queen’s Dock.
Hull HU1 3DJ
Nice park with a well equipped children’s play area, suitable for all ages. There is also an outdoor gym, and a skate park. Access from Hall road or Orchard Park road.
Hall Road, Hull, HU6 9DA.
Just a short walk from The Deep car park towards Victoria Dock is a small well equipped play area, suitable for toddlers and juniors. It includes a play ship, swings, roundabout, climbing wall, climbing frame, and a slide. It’s located just near Victoria Dock Primary School.
South Bridge Road, HU9 1PU
Small range of equipment, located in a large playing field, East Hull.
Stonebridge Avenue, Hull, HU9 5BD.
Good size park and field with new play equipment. Located on Sutton Road, between Holwell Road and Leads Road junctions.
113-111 Dorchester Rd, Hull HU7 6AL
Medium sized playground located within the larger area of Victoria Park. The play area is fairly well equipped, and there is also a field and wooded area nearby. Access from Southbridge road.
South Bridge Rd, Victoria Dock, Hull HU9 1TL.
Large park recently refurbished with a variety of new equipment to suit a good age range – toddlers/juniors/youths. There is also a paddling pool open in the summer holidays (check with the Council in the 6 week holiday for opening times). The park is located in a large green space next to the KCOM stadium and you will also find a small wildlife area with birds, animals, and also a model railway. The park is staffed daily from 7.30am until 9pm.
Next to the park on the corner of Walton street is a very popular competition standard skate park – great for striders/balance bikes, scooters, bikes, as well as skateboards.
Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6JU.
Really nice park located on Wymersley Road (also known as Springhead Park) with a good range of equipment for all ages. There is an enclosed dog free zone for under 10s (approx), and then a separate area for older children which is located in a medium sized grassy area with an outdoor gym. A small skate park is also on the site. Access from Wymersley road, or Willerby road.
Wymersley road, Hull, HU5 5LJ.
Enclosed all weather surface play park situated opposite the church in North Cave. Decent range of equipment, for all ages.
Church Street, North Cave, HU15 2LJ
Located behind Skidby Windmill, a large field with wooden play equipment, plus small tree mazes and wild flowers. Park in the Skidby windmill car park and it’s straight through the gate on the left. Nice cafe at The Sails with outdoor seats next to the park.
Skidby, HU16 5TF
Also a small playground in Skidby village, suitable for toddlers.
Skidby, HU16 5UF
Medium sized playground located next to the Sports Centre in South Cave. Recommended age group – Toddler/Junior
Church Street, South Cave, HU15 2EP
Medium sized playground located behind the Village Hall, Main Street. Also a duck pond to see in front of the Village Hall.
James Reckitt Memorial Hall Play Area Main Street, Swanland, HU14 3QR.
Large park and field with good equipment. Located off West Leys Road on West Wold, large car park in front of the scout hut. Recommended for all ages.
Swanland Playing Fields West Wold, Swanland, HU14 3PT.
Small enclosed playground but all equipment great for younger children. Recommended age group – toddler/juniors. Located on the corner of Bellfield Drive. Gates are open 9.00am – 7.30pm (April – September) and 9.00am – 4.00pm (October – March).
Well Lane Play Area Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6HB.
Large adventure playground with lots to do in Withernsea, suitable for all ages but only open at certain times, so please check before making a special trip. Monday – Friday 3.30-6pm. Saturday 10am-3pm. Closed on Sundays. Located at the end of station road, with a large car park.
Station Road, Withernsea, HU19 2QA.