Family Days Out in Yorkshire

As you know, we love a good day out. If you’re looking for Yorkshire attractions or family days out in Yorkshire, this post is a great place to start!

York Maze, Elvington, North Yorkshire

York Maze is a seasonal family attraction in Yorkshire, situated just off the A64 on the outskirts of York making it easily accessible from the city centre and perfect for a summer day out or a spooky Halloween adventure!

York Maze the largest maze in the UK, but it’s also so much more than that – you can read 10 reasons why York Maze is Amazing here.

York Maze - kernels

Stockeld Park, Wetherby, North Yorkshire

Stockeld Park is a large outdoor attraction between Harrogate and York, offering seasonal adventure play for families. Our favourite time to visit is at Christmas – we visit Father Christmas at Stockeld Park every year but there’s lots of fun to be had during the warmer months too!

Read 11 things we love about Stockeld Park at Christmas here, as well as a write up from The Summer Adventure at Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure - ice skating rink

William’s Den, Brough, East Yorkshire

William’s Den is an exciting adventure nature based attraction in East Yorkshire – with both indoor and outdoor activity areas it’s a great day out whatever the weather.

Read William’s Den – 14 things we loved here.

William's Den - Mud Kitchen

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Cannon Hall Farm is an award winning family attraction which combines a working farm with fun play areas and activities for all the family. You can watch milking demonstrations, handle small animals and even watch live births at certain times of the year!

Read Reasons to visit Cannon Hall Farm here.

Cannon Hall Farm - watching lambs being born on the raised platforms

York Races, The Knavesmire, North Yorkshire

York Races welcome children throughout the year, with under 18s being admitted free of charge. There is a special Family Sunday fixture with a more relaxed dress code, character visits and a range of attractions for kids including bouncy castles.

You can read about Family Day at York Races here.

York Races family day - little boy watching horse racing

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a “walk through” wild life park housing some 300 animals from from Meerkats to Giraffes as well as a number of indoor and outdoor play areas. You can buy annual passes and gift experiences such as a VIP Behind the Scenes Family Tour.

You can read more about Yorkshire Wildlife Park here.

Leeds Christmas Markets, West Yorkshire

Leeds Christmas Markets (also known as the Leeds Christkindelmarkt) are situated in Millennium Square in Leeds city centre open from mid-November through to just before Christmas Eve. The annual German Christmas Markets offer the perfect way to get into the festive spirit with lots of traditional festive food and drink as well as tempting toys, gifts and decorations.

Read more about Visiting Leeds Christmas Markets with children here.

hot chocolate on Leeds Christmas Market

The Seaside

You can’t beat the East Coast for seasides . . . well maybe you can, but I haven’t been to any that I like more! I love the traditional seaside towns of Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Each holds a different appeal for me – Whitby is such a beautiful little town full of cute little shops selling Whitby jet and Magpie fish and chips are not to be missed. Filey we visit annually when Dad, Dave and Nic do the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride. Mum and I park at Filey Brigg and take the kids down a very sleep slope to play on the beach for a bit while we wait for our cyclists to come home.

Read more about a day out at Bridlingon or a sunny summer day in Scarborough here.

Kids on Scarborough beach - family days out Yorkshire

Room on the Broom Adventure Trail, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The Room on the Broom Trail at Anglers Country Park in Wakefield features large wooden sculptures from the popular Julia Donaldson book – Room on the Broom, around a good 2 mile loop around a lake.

You can read more about exploring the Room on the Broom trail here.

Room on the Broom trail - Wakefield - a family day out in Yorkshire

Flamingo Land Resort

Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire was the first theme park I ever visited as a child – I can’t have been more than about seven or eight years old! It was also the first theme park my big two went to. Unlike most theme parks in the UK, Flamingo Land also has an onsite zoo (with hippos!)

Read more about Flamingo Land here.

Flamingo Land roller coaster for small children

Have you got any suggestions for family days out in Yorkshire you think we should try?



  1. May 6, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    I’ve bookmarked this for when we visit York next year. I’m so excited for the trip! x

    • Colette
      May 6, 2019 / 6:25 pm

      I’m super excited for you! I know you’re going to love the city. I actually have a post in draft specifically about York – must get round to finishing that!

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