Days Out

Theme Parks

There are some fantastic places to take children on our doorstep and a short journey away.

These are some suggestions for paying and free days out nearby. If you have any other suggestions for a day out that you have enjoyed, or want to feature your attraction, please contact us here 

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

Alton Towers

Excellent theme park, lots of rides and areas to explore (although more suitable for older children). Cbeebies land is ideal for very young children but there are big queues at peak times. They are constantly updating the areas and rides, so always something new to see. New for 2019 – stargazing pods.

Approx 2 hours 20 minutes drive from Hull, has a hotel to make a longer visit.

Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB.

Flamingo Land

A good family day out with lots to do. Many rides and areas suitable for young children, lots of outdoor play areas and a large zoo. Cafes get busy but lots of picnic areas to take your own food in. During the Winter Season, from November onwards the zoo is open to the public for a discounted price, no rides are open, but some of the areas are still accessible. There is also a caravan park on site to extend your stay. Approx 1 hours drive from Hull.

Fully open from April to November from 9.30am (rides open 10am).

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. 0800 40 888 40

Gulliver’s Kingdom

Gulliver’s Kingdom is the best young child’s theme park Mumbler has been to, lots of rides aimed at the under 5s, but also many suitable for up to age 13. Various lands to explore, rides and activities. Newest attraction is the Lost World where there are more than 13 animatronic dinosaurs for you to find. Built up a steep hill so hard to get a pushchair round. Located in Matlock Bath, approx 1 hour 40 minute drive from Hull.  A beautiful part of the Peak District, the town is worth a visit too (a bit like Scarborough without the sea!)

Open weekends only from the end of March and daily in the school holidays. Closed from November to March except for Christmas special days.

Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PG. 01925 444888

Lightwater Valley

Large theme park with areas suitable for all age children, outdoor rides including water themed rides, Jurassic adventures and indoor play areas for toddlers. Just under 2 hours from Hull.

Open from 10am, check website for days open and closing times – usually closed from November through to March, but open for Easter holidays, weekends and Summer holidays (open every day in July and August).

North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT. 08717200011

Wheelgate Theme Park

Great theme park for young children. Lots of small rides (all suitable for under 5s), large outdoor play areas, indoor play zone and animals. Open daily from 10am. Located in Sherwood forest aproximately 1 hour 20 minute drive from Hull.

White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, Notts, NG22 8HX. 01623 882773