Where is your favourite family day out in Yorkshire? Whilst a day out might not be on the agenda for a while… we wanted to recognise some of the best days out for families in Yorkshire so we have a list of things to do when we are allowed to explore the region again safely.
Our accessibility correspondent Dan Cross writes…
Hereâ€™s some ideas of the best activities in Yorkshire for families, when they are allowed to, and what type of things to expect:
- York Dungeon with shows and history. Itâ€™s a 75 minute tour which takes you through the cityâ€™s gory past, using actors and special effects to make history loads more exciting. This is based in York.
- Eureka Museum in Halifax with interactive exhibitions, designed to make learning fun, covering everything from the desert to human biology. This is based in Halifax in West Yorkshire.Â Itâ€™s the perfect day out in Yorkshire!
- Flamingo Land, this is not just a theme park itâ€™s a zoo too, you can even meet a Creature as the Chief Education Officer brings out a range of animalsÂ such as snakes or frogs for you to get up close and personal with. This is based in Malton North Yorkshire.
- York Maze with different types of mazes â€“ illusion, mineshaft and finger fortune Maze, thereâ€™s also play zones, including a jumping pillow which is a bouncy castle without walls, and thereâ€™s also a climbing Zone. This is based in York North Yorkshire, and is open from mid-July until September.
- The Deep in Hull tells the story of the worldâ€™s oceans with interactive exhibitions, and loads of sea creatures: fish, turtles, sharks. The whole tour takes 2 to 3 hours and thereâ€™s also a cafÃ© if you or your kids get p=peckish. This is based in Hull, East riding of Yorkshire.
- Snozone in Xscape Castleford, where you can ski or go tobaggoning. They offer lessons as well as activities, such as: sledgling or ice slides. This is based in the Xscape, Colorado Way Castleford.
- Jorvik Viking Centre. Theyâ€™ve reconstructed Viking streets so you can see what it was like 1,000 years ago , and thereâ€™s interactive displaysÂ telling you about their 5 year- long dig on Coopergate, so itâ€™s both fun and educational. This is based in York, North Yorkshire.
- National Coal Mining Museum.Â You can venture 140 metres underground to explore one of Britainâ€™s oldest working mines, and learn about the lives of who worked there. You can go outside and meet ponies, walk around nature reserve and even have a mini train ride. A great day out. This is based in Overton, Wakefield , Caphouse Colliery.
- Scarborough is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Britain. You can go on loads of beaches, there are arcades, you can take a boat trip out to sea, or you can visit the Scarborough Sealife sanctuary. Thereâ€™s so much to do in Scarborough. This is based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
- Yorkshire Wildlife Park.Â There are loads of exotic animals for the kids to see close and personal as you walk round the park. Thereâ€™s lions, polar bears, meerkats, giraffes, tigers, zebras and more. Thereâ€™s also a chance to learn about them with the various talks throughout the day. Itâ€™s definitely one of Yorkshireâ€™s best days out. Itâ€™s based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Where are you most looking forward to visiting in the future? Let’s share the love for our wonderful Yorkshire attractions who will need our support!