We have compiled a list of the top places to visit in Yorkshire for families of all ages. With a variety of amazing attractions from a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies at The Forbidden Corner to a Peter Rabbit attraction and play area at Flamingo land we have it covered. These sights are guaranteed fun and really worth the drive out of Manchester.
Eureka! The National Children's Museum is like no other museum you will have ever been to. You pay once and get entrance free for a whole year, which is fantastic because there is so much here to do that you will keep wanting to go back. It is aimed at children aged between 0 and 11 and is geared around learning via play, so offers plenty of educational fun for all the family. There are six themed interactive areas to explore within the museum and they all provide novel and engaging activities for children to participate in. These include Living and Working Together on the first floor with banks, shops and a post office for children to engage in imagination play.
Picture taken from the Eureka! Facebook page
Additional information: Address: Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE
Opening hours: Term time, six days a week: Monday closed, Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm,Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm. School holidays, every day 10:00am to 5:00pm
If you are looking for a different day out, then Diggerland is definitely the one for you. It hails itself as the ultimate adventure UK theme park experience. Here children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate real diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. Providing buckets of fun for everyone. The park is aimed at children aged between four and fourteen, but they do have visitors of all ages, who have enjoyed a great day out. There are twenty different rides and drives for everyone to get involved in, but, some do have height restrictions. This is the ideal theme park if you are looking for something exciting and truly unique.
Picture taken from the Diggerland website
Additional information: Address: Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW
Opening hours: Weekends and school holidays mainly open 10:00am until 4:00pm but may open til 5:00pm some days
Flamingo Land is so much more than a theme park. Not only does it have rides tailored to all ages, it has an amazing zoo and conservation area and a fantastic holiday village. With a ride range of facilities and types of accommodation available and access to a splash park, this makes staying for an extended time a very exciting opportunity. The theme park area has eight unique themed areas. With so much to do and experience within each one you will find one day here is just not enough. There are eight main 'extreme' rides for the adrenaline junkies amongst us. These include; Mumbo Jumbo, Hero and Kumali. The dino-stone park is a fab area for any dino enthusiasts as it includes a number of dinosaur themed rides, animatronic dinosaurs and interactive play experiences.
Additional information: Address: Flamingo Land, Kirby, Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX
Opening hours: The park is open every day from 9:30 am but closing time varies
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart! If you are looking for an unusual and exciting day out then this is definitely for you. Entry to the attraction is strictly ticketed and you must book it in advance. It was originally built as a private folly but due to public demand it was open to the public. The Forbidden Corner is home to the temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere and extraordinary statues. At every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. This is a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages.
Picture taken from the Forbidden Corner Facebook page
Additional information: Address: The Forbidden Corner, Tupgill Park Estate, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ
Opening hours: Admission is by pre-booked tickets only. Open every day from 29th March to 4th November. Monday to Saturdays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Sundays 10:00am to 6:00pm
The Deep is located in Hull and is one of the UK's biggest and best aquariums. Enjoy a fun-packed day out for the whole family as you journey through warm tropical lagoons to the murky depths of the oceans. You will get to encounter over 3,500 fish, including spectacular sharks and rays, as well as sea turtles and colony of Gentoo penguins. A trip here is truly memorable as you experience the story of the oceans, which are brought to life through interactive stations and informative presentations. You will get to see divers carry out a daily dive show and watch the animals being fed. There are touch pool sessions which enable you to get 'hands on'. There is also a fantastic viewing tunnel and an extraordinary glass lift which takes you through the 10 metre Endless Ocean exhibit.
Picture taken from The Deep Facebook page
Additional information: Address: The Deep, Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP
Opening hours: Open daily from 10:00am until 6:00pm