10 of the best days out in Yorkshire and Humberside
With a curious gardens, Viking history, white knuckle rides and beautiful beaches there’s lots to do in Yorkshire and Humberside
Thackray Museum, Leeds
A great place to learn and have fun. The Thackray Museum tells the story of modern medicine. With cholera and a stinky recreation of Leeds you’ll certainly be glad you were born in modern times. There are lots of fun imteractive games for Children to get involved with that also fit in with the national curriculum.
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The Forbidden Corner, Yorkshire
Originally built as a private endeavour, The Forbidden Corner is a labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, a glass pyramid and other surprises created in a four acre garden. Children can use the checklist available to see if they have spotted all the hidden surprises.
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Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield
Kids will be in their element at the Magna Science Adventure centre. There is plenty to see and do in the indoor pavilions and outdoor play area. In the 4 pavilions you can explore the elements, earth, air, fire and water. Kids will love firing the giant water canon. It makes for a great interactive and fun learning experience.
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JORVICK Viking Centre, York
Kids can Discover what Viking life was like 1000 years ago with replica sights, sounds and smells. They can come face to face with a real Viking and learn how they lived all those years ago.
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, and it is a beautiful place to spend a family day out. You can explore open-air displays by fine artists, look at exhibitions in the four galleries, enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding estate, and get involved in a exciting events and activities. Kids will love to explore the grounds and find interesting sculptures.
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Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Wildlife Park occupies 70 acres with walkthough areas including Lemur Woods, Lion Country and Wallaby Walkabout. On the African Plains, zebra, antelope, ankole cattle and ostrich roam free. Children will love the meerkats and racoon dogs. Regional food is severed at the Wild Café and the dropslides and astraslides in the Jungle Play Barn are great for kids to let off some steam. They also run education programmes and exciting events.
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Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Country Shopping Village, Yorkshire
Lightwater Valley Theme Park has over 40 rides for visitors of all ages. The park is in 175 acres of gorgeous North Yorkshire Park and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Rides include Europe's longest roller coaster, The Ultimate, the Eagle's Claw and the raging water of the Wild River Rapids. If you fancy a bit of retail therapy then make a visit to the Lightwater Country Shopping Village with great shops, restaurant and coffee shop.
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Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Yorkshire
This beautiful grade I listed country house is set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens in a cliff top location on the outskirts of Sewerby village. You can introduce your children to lots of animals in Sewerby Zoo. Children will love the zoo and there are lots of animals to see from pygmy goats to penguins, and capuchin monkeys to llamas. Let your children loose on the children’s play area and ride the land train to Bridlington’s Seafront and Kiddies Corner.
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John Bull World of Rock, Yorkshire
This fantastic working factory offers a tour so you can see how rock, sweets, biscuits and chocolates are made. Make your own chocolate lolly and personalised stick of rock. For children aged 0 to 12 years there is an indoor play area. Children can climb and explore the soft play activities designed for their age group.
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Bridlington Beaches and South Beach, East Riding
Bridlington has two long sandy beaches which are both perfect for a family day out. Bridlington South Beach is a safe sandy beach located to the south side of the harbour and overlooks Bridlington Bay. You can enjoy a wide range of traditional seaside activities with the facilities of the town and harbour only a short walk away.The seafront promenade and land train make it easy to access South Beach from the town.
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