Days Out In YorkshireYorkshire AttractionsYorkshire Accommodation Yorkshire places towns and citiesYorkshire events guide

Family Fun & Attractions in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is packed with places and activities to entertan and entrance all ages, whether you are looking to be active, entertained or inspired you can find your ideal family destination in Yorkshire.

East Yorkshire

The Deep

The Deep is home to over 3500 fish and over 30 exhibits, which show the world's seas and oceans from shallow seas to the deepest depth. Walk through the viewing tunnel and see a wide variety of species swimming above you, plus see gentoo penquins, manta rays and specieis of the Amazon.

North Yorkshire

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre

Thorp Perrow, an 85 acre arboretum, is home to a wide variety of rare plants and trees of interest to garden lovers, it also offers a fantastic family day out with the on-site bird of prey and mammal centre and chldren's play areas.

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

Home to Europe's longest rollercoaster, the Angry Birds Activity Park and the Lightwater Falconry this theme park offers a great day out for people of all ages. Enjoy the rides visit the Birds of Prey and the farm.

The Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner is one of the most unique attractions in Yorkshire, if not in the whole of the UK. Sited on a four acre garden in the Yorkshire Dales, a visit to The Forbidden Corner will delight all ages. Discover the labyrinth of tunnels, a pyramid of transucent glass, a maze and hidden delights and follies.

South Yorkshire

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Take a world wildlife safari on foot at the unique Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The park offers spacious enclosures combined with unique viewing opportunities for visitors. Wildlife varies from endangered predator to cute and furry.

Cannon Hall Farm

Meet the residents of the farm! Cannon Hall Farm is home to catle, sheep, pigs, goats, ponies, cattle, llama and an array of small animals, throughout the year baby animals can be viewed. The farm also has one of the best children's playgrounds in the county, suitable for a wide range of ages.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna offers people of all ages a fun and informative day out. Set inside one of Rotherham's former steelworks the unique environamnt adds to your experience. The "Big Melt" display pays homage to the buildings former use, using pyrotechnics, lights and smoke to bring one of the steelworks electric arc furnace to life.

Experience Barnsley Museum

The new Experience Barnsley Museum provides a unique insight into life in Barnsley from Roman occupation to the present day. The majority of the artefacts and exhibits in the musuem were donated by local people, lending a personal touch to the displays.

West Yorkshire

Stockeld Park Adventures

Family adventures every school holiday, with a wealth of playgrounds suitable for a range of ages and abilities, roller skating or ice-skating*, skiing or scooting* go-karts, inflatables, a maze and the enchanted forest there's plenty to keep everyone going for a full day. *activities depend on season.

Harewood House

Harewood House is over 250 years old, and is still a home as well as one of Yorkshire's premier attractions. The extensive gardens including a bird garden, adventure playground and events programme make Harewood a great family day out in Yorkshire.

National Coal Mining Museum of England

The National Coal Mining Museum offers a great day out for all ages come rain or shine. The Underground Tour travels 140m below into the coal mine using the original mine shaft and lift. The tour that follows is an exciting and unique view into the life of a miner at work.

Yorkshire Coast

Sealife Scarborough

Ever wondered what is out there is the big blue sea? Sealife Scarborough is a great place to find out. The centre is home to many creatures of the deep including several which are endangered. Children can enjoy the touch and feel rock pool, where under supervision they can handle a crab, touch a starfish and have your hands cleaned by a cleaner shrimp.

Yorkshire Dales

Kilnsey Park

The Kilnsey Park offers a fun and informative day out for all the family with plenty of new experiences to try. Situated in Wharfedale, between the villages of Grassington and Kettlewell, the estate offers nature, fishing and great Yorkshire food in a stunning setting.