Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun.
Aptly named an adventure farm, scramble up the Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, tackle the Olym-Pig Assault course, race friends on pedal Go Karts, bounce high on Big Pigs Pillows and jump aboard the Trailer Ride or pink Barrel Train. Not forgetting the Giant Sandpit, Bale Play Baaarn, Crazy Farm Golf and explore the Farmyard Trails.
Get close to farmyard cuties too. You might even see piglets being born in The Piglet Maternity Ward. Plus, stroke and cuddle bunnies and guinea pigs, hold the cutest baby chicks ever, brush the resident Kune Kune pigs (they love this) and even milk a cow. All in all, you’ll find a whole day of fun waiting for you.
And with so much to do you’ll need a bite to eat! Serving delicious snacks, sweet treats and refreshments, there’s plenty of choice. Little ones can even enjoy The Piggy Pen, small soft play corner in Piglets Coffee House.
The special events timetable is second to none. Over Summer there’s extra entertainers, Pig Racing, new Fairy Tale Trail, daily Foam Parties and not forgetting the amazing Pumpkin Festival for October half term. Take a ride on Santa’s Sleigh for the magical Christmas event, it’s one to remember.
Open 10am until 5.30pm daily (closed Dec-Jan but open exclusively in December for their Magical Christmas event).
Piglets Adventure Farm is only 15mins from the centre of York on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.
Call 01904 499700 or visit the website
Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).
Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!
Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.
Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.
The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.
The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.
Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.
Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).
During the school holidays there are also arts and crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.
Tropical World offers a unique opportunity to explore the jungle, desert, nocturnal and aquatic habitats with plants and animals such as crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous family of meerkats!
One of Tropical World’s most loved zones is the butterfly house where you are able to witness first-hand their fascinating life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly. There are between 20 and 30 species of butterflies at Tropical World including Owl Butterflies which can grow up to 20cm – the same size as a large dinner plate!
You can really get up close and personal with all the inhabitants of Tropical World which makes it a fantastic immersive experience. With such a large variety of exciting and exotic animals to discover and learn about, Tropical World is a fun and educational day out for all the family.
Once you have finished exploring all there is on offer at Tropical World, you can grab a bite to eat and drink in the café which has a variety of hot and cold refreshments on offer. With a unique view of the canal gardens, the café is the perfect place to sit back and relax.
Winter Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 4pm (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. Tel: 0113 237 0754
Farm, wildlife sanctuary, café.
“ I have been twice with my 22 month old and she loves it. Can feed the animals and pet some, play in the sand pit & bouncy castle and there are swings and climbing frames too. Well worth a visit in my opinion.” SR recommended 2017
“We had a great time at the family run farm which had a climbing area, sandpit, football nets, inflatables, including an inflatable cow you could milk, all with the added bonus that we could sit and see the children on most things, it was very secure.” AW recommended 2017
“My 3 year old loves it – lots to do and it’s great as a parent as you can see it all from one place, so good if your watching more than one. Small cafe does lovely food but plenty of picnic tables if you want to take your own food. There’s also an indoor education room with colouring, jigsaws and books if it comes a shower.” LH recommended 2017
Beetle Bank Farm, Moor Lane, York, YO19 5XD
We aim to provide you with a unique hands on farm experience for children and adults, holding and feeding animals.
‘Wooly Jumpers’ is an indoor adventure play area, much stronger and more durable than most soft play areas. It is overlooked by a café.
Go Karts and Roller Races.
New Baby & Toddler Club
Monday to Friday 10 – 12
Included: The daily activity, access to the baby/toddler play room, drinks/snack and playbarn.
£5 per child, free adult with each full paying child. Half price siblings. £2.50 for additional adults
Monday: Meet our small animals
Tuesday: Stay and play
Wednesday: The pony experience
Thursday: Themed story time
Friday: Farm Experience
Open Monday-Sunday 10.00am until 5.30pm
Big Sheep Little Cow Farm Attraction, The Bridge, Bedale. DL8 1AW
Telephone: 01677 422125
Mumbler recommended JB August ’17 “Great place to take the grand children with age range 2 – 14 years!”
Falconry UK is set in a beautiful country garden and gives you a great chance to experience the excitement and thrills of falconry.
There is also a chance to handle some of these amazing birds after each display.
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU
Currently Winter Opening only.
Thrilling Theme Park withwhite knuckle thrills as well as a great choice of junior and family rides including the dinosaur themed Dino-Stone Park have a dinosaur theme and the Peter Rabbit play ground.
Award winning zoo. With 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, you can enjoy an amazing view of the animal kingdom. A variety of Keeper Talks and a sea lion and bird show are included within your admission.
Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX
0800 40 888 40
Monk Park Farm Park Visitor Centre is located near Thirsk in North Yorkshire and is in the heart of Herriot Country and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. This wonderful Children’s Farm is one of Yorkshire’s best Places to Visit and is ideal for school visits and educational farm visits. As an Animal Park it is extensive with so much to do.
‘Monk park farm is lovely’ JT March 2017
Green Lane, Bagby, Thirsk, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 597730
The National Centre for Birds of Prey is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. A huge collection of owls, eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures and more are housed in spacious aviaries on our 12 acre site.
The trained birds are flown for our visitors daily either indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.
Picnic tables are provided and the parking is free.
Visitors are able to access the Parklands surrounding Duncombe Park for free
Open 7 days a week from 1st February until 24th December
Duncombe Park, Helmsley. YO62 5EB
Phone: 08447 422 035
Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL (approx 1 hours drive from Hull near the bottom of Staxton Hill)
Open daily from 10am (March 21st to November 2nd)
Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, outdoor playground, indoor playbarn and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas
Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 01262 673769
Open daily March 28th to September 27th. Estate open dawn till dusk, opening times of house, gardens, zoo, golf and playground vary. The grounds are also open in the off-season free of charge, with a small charges for the house and zoo. Cafe is quite narrow for getting prams in.
Large parklands with deer to spot, hall and gardens to explore, zoo with a variety of animals, mini golf, playground, cafe and shop. Specifically for children are:
Under 3s Free
Look for the Goodness Growing Website
Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT. 0113 282 8828
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm and bank holiday Mondays
Animal barns, indoor play area, cafe and farm shop
Lovely farm shop and tea room with an animal paddock which includes friendly pygmy goats, llamas, Shetland ponies and ducks with new family members arriving shortly!
Howe Bridge Farm, Low Marishes, Malton YO17 6RQ
Susannah Hoggard 01653 669469
Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 1DF
Open daily 10am-6pm (10am-4pm in the Winter)
About 1hr 10mins drive from Hull with lots of free parking, Roundhay is a massive park with lots of open space, a lake and playground. Tropical World is across the road and has areas where you can walk amongst the butterflies and birds, a meerkat enclosure, aquarium, reptiles, bats and more. Nice cafe and shop too
Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB (off the M18 junction 3). 01302 535057
Fantastic day out for the family. Large wildlife enclosures including lions, giraffes, leopards and polar bears. Walk through enclosures to get up close to the animals