If you are looking for a great day out that the whole family can enjoy, Yorkshire has a lot to offer. From zoos and animal attractions to theme parks and museums, the possibilities are endless. Read on to discover how to banish boredom during the spring and summer months and create memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.
The Forbidden Corner (Minimum Age 5)
Exploring the largest county in England doesn’t come without its challenges. With so much to see and do, singling out a specific activity isn’t easy. Labelled ‘the strangest place on Earth’, The Forbidden Corner is a magical experience for children and adults. Children will love to explore the mysterious underground chambers and navigate their way through the temple of the underworld. With wonder waiting around every corner, this is one child friendly activity not to be missed.
Go Ape (Minimum Age 10)
If you are looking for the perfect activity for adventurers, Go Ape is guaranteed to delight. This tree top adventure is not for the faint hearted but it is guaranteed to thrill both children and adults alike. Located at Dalby Forest, this is an exhilarating day out that the whole family can enjoy. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, rent a couple of segways and explore the forest on foot.
Flamingo Land (Minimum Age 4)
If theme parks and rollercoaster rides are more your thing, Yorkshire is home to some of the best rides around. This theme park boasts an award winning zoo as well as an active play zone for younger visitors, it’s no surprise that Flamingo Land attracts over 1.8 million visitors each year. New to the zoo and conservation area for 2014 are two red pandas that join the expansive range of over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum (No Minimum Age)
If you are searching for an activity that promotes hands on learning, Eureka! ticks all of the boxes. It’s a museum with a difference and it truly has something for everyone encouraging children of all ages to learn in a fun environment. Watch as your children discover over 400 interactive exhibits that are designed to capture the imagination of little ones through play.
York Maze (Minimum Age 5)
The maze is one of York’s most spectacular attractions and provides a day to remember for the whole family. Although the York Maze is the main attraction, there are a whole host of things to do on site. There’s crazy golf, an inflatable slide, exciting tractor rides and pig racing should the little ones begin to get restless wondering around the maze itself. A visit to the York Maze is an action packed day out that is full of surprises.
So, there you have it, five child-friendly activities that children are guaranteed to love. Whether you are visiting Yorkshire for a weekend away or you live in the area, you will not be short of affordable child-friendly entertainment.