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 

Alton Towers

Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB.

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

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


Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. 0871 9118000

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

Approx 1 hours drive from Hull. A good family day out with lots to do. Many rides 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.


Gulliver’s Kingdom

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

Open weekends only from 21st March (plus daily in school holidays), Wednesday to Sunday from June 3rd, daily in July & August, weekends only in September and October. Closed from November except for Christmas special days.

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!).

The best young child’s theme park Mumbler has been to, lots of rides all aimed at under 5s. Various lands to explore, rides and activities. Built up a steep hill so hard to get a pushchair round.


Lightwater Valley

North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT. 08717200011

Open from 10am, check website for days open and closing times

Large theme park with areas suitable for all age children, also birds of prey show


Wheelgate Theme Park

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

Open daily from 10am.

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