BEST DAYS OUT IN YORKSHIRE: What attractions families can look forward to!


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…

Here’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. It’s a 75 minute tour which takes you through the city’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.  It’s the perfect day out in Yorkshire!
  • Flamingo Land, this is not just a theme park it’s a zoo too, you can even meet a Creature as the Chief Education Officer brings out a range of animals  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 – illusion, mineshaft and finger fortune Maze, there’s also play zones, including a jumping pillow which is a bouncy castle without walls, and there’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 world’s oceans with interactive exhibitions, and loads of sea creatures: fish, turtles, sharks. The whole tour takes 2 to 3 hours and there’s also a café 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. They’ve reconstructed Viking streets so you can see what it was like 1,000 years ago , and there’s interactive displays  telling you about their 5 year- long dig on Coopergate, so it’s both fun and educational. This is based in York, North Yorkshire.


  • National Coal Mining Museum.  You can venture 140 metres underground to explore one of Britain’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. There’s so much to do in Scarborough. This is based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.


  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  There are loads of exotic animals for the kids to see close and personal as you walk round the park. There’s lions, polar bears, meerkats, giraffes, tigers, zebras and more. There’s also a chance to learn about them with the various talks throughout the day. It’s definitely one of Yorkshire’s best days out. It’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!



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