Back to School! Planning days out in Yorkshire with children.

As the kids go back to school, we’re sure many parents and guardians will be looking for fun-filled activities to do at the weekend! Whether you’re born and bred, or just visiting, here are some of the best days out in Yorkshire.

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

If you’re wanting to plan some fun and educational days out in Yorkshire this Autumn, then make sure you check out Eureka! The National Children’s Museum! It’s a popular choice for little ones as it’s packed with interactive exhibitions which are designed to make learning fun.

This is the only fully interactive museum in the UK which is dedicated to children aged between 0-11. There’s over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to engage and inspire!

There are six unique zones for you to enjoy inside. You can make some noise and explore how music is created or step inside giant body parts. Each zone is full of activities to do, equipment to play with and buttons to press. 

St Aidan’s Nature Park

Run by the RSPB, St Aidan’s Nature Park is a real treasure. It’s a 400-hectare country park with over 12 kilometres of trails for you to explore. Whether you;re planning on walking, cycling or even horse riding, this is a perfect place to visit in the Autumn.

Just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Leeds, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of lakes, woodland and grassland, all home to a variety of wildlife. Make sure you have your camera at the ready so you can take advantage of the amazing views.

Diggerland Yorkshire

Your days out in Yorkshire can be full of adventure when teamed up with Diggerland! You can ride, drive and operate real construction machinery. Diggerland is the ultimate day out for families of all ages.

Diggerland is perfect for children ages 4-14 years old, but we guarantee you the whole family will have a day to remember. We have over 20 rides and drives available for both children and adults to enjoy, including our famous Spindizzy and family favourite Dippy Ducks.

We also have an on-site cafe available for guests to use, alongside both indoor and outdoors seating areas. Guests are also more than welcome to bring their own picnic to Diggerland.

We do recommend all guests pre-book their tickets if they can as our parks can get booked up very quickly. You’ll also receive a discount for pre-booking on the Diggerland website. You can book your trip to Diggerland Yorkshire, here.

Corporate Days Out at Diggerland

Flamingo Land

Located in Malton, North Yorkshire, Flamingo Land essentially gives you two days out in one. It’s not just a theme park, but also a fully-fledged zoo. Take a ride around the park on the Twistosaurus, enjoy the sea lion show or hang out with Peter Rabbit and friends.

You can enjoy daily feeding shows with your favourite animals, from giraffes, tigers and penguins. You’re sure to have an unforgettable experience filled with fun when you check out their programme of free shows, including the Pirates of Zanzibar.

Diggerland Days Out in Yorkshire

If you want to visit our theme park in Yorkshire then make sure you pre-book your tickets for the last few weeks of our 2021 season! All of our Diggerland parks will close on 31/10/2021 for the remainder of the year, and will reopen in 2022.

Our Yorkshire park is located in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Find more information about how to get to our Yorkshire park by car, bus or train here.

For guests pre-booking on the Diggerland website, tickets cost:

  • £22.80 for anyone over the height of 90cm
  • £11.40 for visitors over 65
  • Anyone under 90cm will enter free of charge
  • One free carer entry per disabled visitor

For guests paying on the same day as their visit, tickets cost:

  • £28 for anyone over the height of 90cm
  • £14 for visitors over 65
  • Anyone under 90cm will enter free of charge
  • One free carer entry per disabled visitor

Included in your entry price is full access to all of our main attractions, rides and drives. We also offer optional extras for all guests which cost £1 per go. These include the Dodgems, Quad-Bikes and Super Digs. You can view all of our rides and drives here.

* All information correct as of 13/09/2021.