William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.
Also run lots of special events and activities both term time and in the school holidays.
William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.
Just a short distance from Harrogate town centre, this beautiful garden makes a great family day out. As well as beautiful planting displays, the garden also homes many fun natural play areas for adventurous children, including the Craggle Top Tree House, Log Maze, Logness Monster and the giant Woodland instruments.
• Seasonal events and activities for children • Picnic areas within the garden and baby changing facilities • Plenty of free parking • Paths suitable for pushchairs
Crag Ln, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel: 01423 565418
Children at AMF Hollywood Bowl Leeds who are determined to throw their own can pick from a range of lighter weight balls designed just for the younger player!
Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG, England. Tel: 0844 826 1462
Home of the most exciting laser, all-action, interactive outdoor gaming in the area.
Their battlefield offers thrilling laser combat gaming activities for anyone aged 7 to 107! As long as you are big enough to carry the gun, you can play!
Battlefield Leeds, Castle Gate, Leeds LS26 8HE.Tel: 07552 626888
The perfect family day out in the pennine hills with hundreds of animals – including a milking parlour, an amazing adventure playground, huge indoor play, farm shop and restaurants. The family favourites are the Sheep and Ferret racing and the tube maze! Open daily, special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.
Bark House Lane, Hawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT. Tel: 01226 790427.
The home of Leeds’s first dedicated indoor bouldering centre with 475 square meters of climbing. There are 150 boulder problems ranging from very easy to very hard and a section gets reset every week so there’s always new climbs to have a go at. Adult & kids lessons, birthday parties. Age 6+.
Opens 5th May
This brand new Park Adventure allows you to design your own fun in the trees at Temple Newsam. Choose from a variety of aerial routes, mix and match crossings and explore the forest canopy. Then fly to the ground by zip wire or take The Plummet straight down!
Level one is three different loops of obstacles and crossings. It includes an introductory level, one metre off the ground, which sets you up for two different routes in the tree-tops. Challenge yourself to take on tunnel crossings, flying carpets and tibetan bridges. Each loop ends with a fantastic zip wire. Minimum Height – 1 metre
Level two adventurers will get all the fun of level one plus can challenge themselves to loop four. Climb through a Fisherman’s Trap to take on a whole new series of high-wire crossings.
Minimum Height – 1 .2 metres
Level three hitting heights of up to 15 metres, level three adventurers will have full access to all nine loops that make up Park Adventure, including an 11 metre Plummet. Minimum Height – 1 .4 metres
Participation and supervision ratios apply – see goape.co.uk for more details.
The splash park has something to do for everyone! There are water features and small slides for children, as well as a lazy river, swimming pools and large slides for all the family. To book, call 01484 766269.
Indoor trampoline park in Leeds, with dodgeball courts, free jumping foam pits, basketball hoops and much more! Look out for special events. Birthday parties catered for.
Redcote Lane, Leeds, LS4 2AL. Tel: 0113 263 5951.
Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre offers school holiday programmes for children and lots of water based activities including Sailing, Powerboats, Canoeing, Kayaking, Bell Boating, Rowing, and Windsurfing. On land activities include: Off Road Biking, Orienteering, Climbing or Abseiling and Bush Craft.
Cemetery Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7UR, England. Tel: 0113 3781271
13 Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT, England. Tel:0843 290 8914
Ahoy there, me hearty! Arrrr you ready for a swashbuckling adventure? Then it’s time to follow me to Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf in Castleford. You can play two rip-roaringly adventurous 18-hole out-of-doors courses at Skull Cove and Smugglers’ Bay. BEWARE: all 36 holes are riddled with peril and dastardly traps…Birthday parties catered for.
Junction 32 Outlet Village, Tomahawk Trail, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4FR. Tel: 01977 550030
10 different jumping zones with limitless activities to get you jumping like never before; performance trampolines, a mega airbag, Freejumping, dodgeball and volleyball courts, speed reaction and fitness challenges, a foam pit, and a super obstacle course to conquer!
So what are you waiting for? Jump in!
Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, LS4 2DG. Tel: 020 3846 1386
Roxy lane is a fantastic place to go on a rainy day. It houses many bowling lanes and even caters for kids with flashing light up and lightweight balls! For more information, contact 0113 467 2300.
Snozone Castleford houses a 170m slope. This fabulous indoor slope means you can year round ski, snowboard and toboggan with all the family. With a SnoAcademy for children just learning as well as special family fun activities including sledging the traditional way. Situated in the Xscape complex.
Stockeld Park is a magical seasonal attraction, opens for adventures during most school holidays (and a little extra at Christmas!)
Try Nordic Skiing, explore and interact in the Giant Yew Tree Maze and glide over the Real Ice Rink, against a beautiful Yorkshire countryside backdrop.
Wetherby Rd, Wetherby LS22 4AN. Tel:01937 586101
Get ready for high-octane go karting over 580m of racing tarmac! Glide through hairpins and speed along the straights as you tackle the longest indoor circuit in Yorkshire. Perfect for family days out, kids’ parties and corporate events, this Leeds track offers an unforgettable experience for true thrill seekers. Age 8+.
69 South Accommodation Road, Leeds LS10 1NQ. Tel: 0844 998 0000
Jam packed with vertical, overhanging and slab walls. There are also a Bodyweight Workout Area, Zlag board, Peg Board and Campus Boards. And for those with children there is a dedicated area for younger climbers. Kids lessons & birthday parties. Age 5+
Units 14 & 15, Kirkstall Industrial Park, Leeds LS4 2AZ. Tel: 0113 263 2742
Visit The Leeds Wall and test yourself on their newest adventure – The Leeds Adventure Zone. With 10 themed walls to choose from you can have hours of fun & fitness whatever the weather! Suitable for children age 4+.
Yorkshire’s Premier Climbing Centre for climbing routes, bouldering, dry tooling & outdoor climbing. Adult & kids courses, kids holiday clubs, birthday parties. Age 6+
The Works Skatepark covers 25,000 square feet and boasts professional and bespoke ramps. The skatepark is used for BMXing, Skateboarding, Rollerblading and Scooter Riding. There are complete beginners to pro riders using the park on a daily basis. Lessons, special events, school holiday sessions, birthday parties.
Kitson Road, Leeds LS10 1NT. Tel: 0113 244 6015
The premier play park in Harrogate! The equipment is fantastic here with loads to do for all ages including a zip wire, fortress, plane, paddling pool as well as the usual slides, swings etc. There is also the recently completed skate park for the older kids.
There is a kiosk selling ice creams and light refreshments in the play area and further down the gardens there is a café which sells Ripley ice-cream as well as a boating pond and bandstand.
The park also offers pitch and put, crazy golf, Frisbee gold and tennis courts.
At the top of the Gardens lie the Pine Woods.
Valley Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2SZ