In the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin. Nestled in a woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun!
Stockeld Park is open every school holiday and offers wonderful family days out across different adventure seasons. with different themes and events throughout the year.
Step into the magical world of the Enchanted Forest where every path leads to a different adventure. The forest contains interactive play that encourages the imaginations of all, as well as five large Adventure Playgrounds that have something for everyone from small children to the grandparents!
In addition to the adventure playgrounds, Stockeld Park is also home to an impressive giant yew tree maze! Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees or cross bridges and discover playful surprises, musical instruments and some unexpected obstacles!
Along with all these exciting activities, there are also different seasonal activities such as jumping pillows, indoor inflatables, pedal go-karts and the Laser Adventure. The Laser Adventure is also available to hire exclusively for birthday parties, with a range of party packages on offer!
Stockeld Park has a large café, outdoor food outlets and picnic area. There is also an amazing gift shop where you can buy different, seasonal goodies throughout the year!
For the full details on our events, prices and opening times please visit www.stockeldpark.co.uk
Some activities and aspects of the park may change at short notice, to stay in line with government guidance and COVID restrictions. All details will be kept up to date on our website.
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.
Within easy reach of Doncaster – huge lake to walk around (2 mile lakeside trail suitable for walkers, joggers and cyclists), Woodland walk and bird hides. plus adventure playground, picnic areas and a cafe.
There is also a Room on the Broom Adventure Trail. Activity packs can be purchased from the visitor centre for £2. Follow the trail, find sculptures, look for animal footprints, trace rubbings and have fun doing activities along the way. Accessible for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB
Covid 19 Update: Tours have been reduced to a maximum of 20 visitors per tour. Masks or visors must be worn.
There are 245 steps down into the cavern and back up again.
Open from 9.30am daily.
Perfect for family days out, visit the world famouse cavern in Castleton.
Blue John Cavern, Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley , Derbyshire, S33 8WA
Re-open 12th April
Bouncy Castles, Fair Ground Rides, Zip Wire, Climbing Fort, Snack Bar
Gainsthorpe Road, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4JL
Catch a glimpse of Victorian life at this ‘conserved as found’ country house. Brodsworth Hall was built and the pleasure gardens laid out, in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990. The gardens have been restored, and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here. Wander the many rooms of the house, roam the gorgeous gardens, stop for tea in the tearoom, and discover the recently restored game larder.
There is also a children’s play area which can be quite tricky to find so ask a member of staff for directions if you get lost!
Brodsworth, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ
Castle Hills Park is home to some iconic outdoor scenery, including the remains of an ancient motte and bailey castle.
Perfect if the kids are doing about Castles at school!
Castle Hills Park, S64 0HJ
A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.
Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.
Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333
Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard & adventure playground.
This is a fabulous park, free to get in aside from parking. There are then optional extras (such as the splash pool in summer or the fairground rides).
Have to say, we have been loads of times and not had to spend a penny – there is loads to keep the children entertained without spending a penny. Play areas for big and little children, sand pit and lots of space to run around and picnic.
Clifton Park, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, S65 2BH
This romantic castle with stunning views over Conisbrough, inspired Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe and still fires the imagination today. With floors and roof restored in the lofty circular keep you can fully appreciate the magnificence of the original 12th century building. Delve into the medieval world of Lord and Lady de Warenne, and enjoy the grassy areas around the castle walls for games and picnics.
Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU
Walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age hunter and enter a world of fire and flint.
Discover a legacy etched in stone with cave art 10,000 years older than the pyramids.
Explore life on the edge of the Ice Age world.
There is no charge to visit the Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop.
There is a £3 charge for all day parking (the ticket machines require exact change – change is available from reception).
Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH
The museum collections reflect the daily lives of people in Doncaster from the 18th century to the present day. There is no charge for entry into the Museum but donations are welcome.
Cusworth Park Toilet facilities available 10.30am-4pm.
The historic parkland surrounding Cusworth Hall is open to the public every day of the year. It’s the perfect location for picnics, walks with the dog, or family days out.
Children’s play areas and a playing field are also located within the park and a variety of walking trails are available from the Hall reception. Admission to the park is free but car parking charges apply. The park also features a gorgeous river, alongside three lakes that have stunning decorative scenery.
Toilet facilities are open from 10:30- 4pm.
Situated in Cusworth Hall’s former stable and coach house, Butlers Tea Room and Bistro serves meals, snacks and drinks.
The Old Brewhouse is a cosy microbrewery and bar built into the original brewhouse which served the Wrightson family for centuries.
Cusworth Lane, Doncaster DN67TU
Built around the frontage of the historic Doncaster High School for Girls, the state of the art venue houses brand new libraries for adults and children, a Rail Heritage Centre, two museums and an art gallery.
Admission is free.
With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as we now entertain you and your family. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk. Start your visit in the exhibition in the Riding House then run wild in extensive grounds (and fun play area).
Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR
Due to essential conservation work Hardwick Old Hall is currently closed. Please keep checking the website for updates about when it will reopen.
Discover the stately ruins of the birthplace of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England. Ascend through four floors to enjoy spectacular views over the Derbyshire countryside and Hardwick New Hall. Take your time and admire the spectacular decorative plasterwork on your way up. Then learn more in our fascinating exhibition and visit Bess’s New Hall next door.
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
Explore the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. From its hilltop position you can enjoy spectacular views of the pretty, medieval village of Castleton, as well as a magnificent panorama of Mam-Tor – the shivering mountain and site of a Bronze age hillfort.
Mentioned in the Domesday survey, this castle is one of England’s earlier Norman fortresses and the keep was built by Henry II in 1176.
Adult £6.50, Family £16.90
Market Place, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WQ
Situated between Bawtry & Tickhill, Equine Dreams is a purpose built centre offering experiences for age 2 years upwards.
North View Farm, Bawtry Road, Tickhill, South Yorkshire, DN11 9HA
Call 01302 751 698
Approx 55 mins from Doncaster.
This museum is a fantastic day out and is really highly recommended for children up to about 11. There are specific areas for the under 5’s and even a couple of special non-walker areas.
The concept of the museum is that you learn through play and everything there is hand-on. We have been several times, including when littlest Mumbler was a baby and always loved it.
There is a mini M& S shop for the children to work and shop in, a bank and post office. There is a car garage where you can do a MOT, the sound garden, the desert area and so much more.
There is a cafe and gift shop on site although there are indoor and outdoor picnic benches if you want to take your own. Best of all, the cost of the admission gives you for free entry for 12 months. Parking costs around £3
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE, 01422 330 069
NEW Gulliver’s Valley opening Spring 2020 in South Yorkshire! See full details
Gullivers World – Warrington, WA5 9YZ (Approx 1hr 30 mins from Doncaster)
Gullivers Kingdom – Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PG (Approx 1 hour from Doncaster)
With over 80 rides, attractions and shows to see each day, Gulliver’s World guarantees you one of the best family days out in the UK. Gulliver’s World is the perfect theme park for children.
A family run theme park, specially designed for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years of age. Age-appropriate rides and attractions make this a great day out for toddlers and older children. Older kids will love the excitement of the dodgems, log flumes and tree-tops swings; while the younger ones can play around in the Clown School!
Now Open: Explore the Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs at Gulliver’s World…
Get ready for a Jurassic experience and meet our tail-thrashing dinosaurs. Perfect for dino fans, our roaring dinosaurs have roamed across the hillside and throughout the Lost World. We have more than 13 animatronic dinosaurs for you to find. Entry to this attraction is included with your standard theme park ticket, so no upgrade required!
What’s more, we don’t have lots of additional theme park prices. Families are welcome to bring along their own picnics, and parking is completely FREE.
Farm, with go-karts, outside play area (castle) and indoor playbarn including soft play area.
Caistor Road, South Kelsey, LN7 6PR
Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LG.
The large adventure playground is a big hit with children as are the penguins and the bird garden. There is a café and gift shop and usually some sort of seasonal activity in the eco-pods.
A wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. Nearby Padley Gorge is great for paddling.
Several car parks including the main Woodcroft car park (which has toilet facilities), plus the smaller Wooden Pole and Haywood car parks. There is a large house, currently closed during the Covid pandemic.
We visited recently (about an hours drive from Doncaster) and it was a great place for a walk, with stunning views, lots of interesting trees and dens. We were amongst the grazing sheep too. There is a large pond with ducks. Toilets were open in the main car park. Parking is free for National Trust members.
Just nearby is Padley Gorge, which is brilliant for paddling.
There is so much to do for families of all ages at Lotherton. With an annual membership to Lotherton, you can enjoy unlimited year-round entry to the whole estate including the playgrounds, woodland play, family trails, Wildlife World, dressing up and crafts in the hall and they often have themed events during the school holidays.
**Offer valid up to 30 days from date of purchased ticket
Off Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB
Magna Science & Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60 1DX, 01709 720 002
Magna is a Science Adventure Centre set in the vast Templeborough Steelworks. Explore the wonders of science and technology in our four pavillions – Air, Earth, Fire and Water.
Admission: Adults (16+) £13.95, Child 4-15 £11.95, Child 2-3 £5.50, Under 2’s Free (Listing update January 2022)
When you buy a full price day pass to Magna you can upgrade to an annual pass free of charge! Your pass will allow you and your family members, for whom you have purchased tickets, a further 12 months entry to Magna at no additional cost. All you need to do is complete your annual pass form when purchasing your tickets.
Magna also has a fantastic outdoor play area and splash park which are included in admission prices. The splash park is open from late May- September. If you upgrade your Magna day pass to an annual pass you could return any time you wanted to use the playground for free.
Tickets for the outdoor playground only are available on the day from Magna’s ticket desks.
Butterwick Road, DN17 3PN
The Museum is a family-friendly site, and aims to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all family members.
There are several parent-and-child parking spaces at the Museum located near to the Museum entrance.
The Museum has baby changing facilities located near the Museum Café, and breastfeeding is welcome in all areas of the Museum. Children of all ages are welcome across all areas of the site
Our friendly team of volunteers are on hand to guide you around the Museum so don’t be shy – stop and ask for help!
Tel: 01924 848 806
Ripon, HG4 5AE
Open March- September. You can take a picnic and we’d recommend swimmers (for the water fountain bit!), there is adventure play and a great little train ride. About an hours drive from Doncaster.
This is a great, affordable day out for all the family. There is a duck pond, trees to climb and open areas to cycle, scoot or walk. It’s also a lovely place for a picnic. They have a brilliant splash pad and two play areas which are fun for all age groups, with things for under 5’s and older children alike (such as zip wire). They also have a Go Ape on site too.
Annual memberships offer a great value way of enjoying the park all year round. The membership is valid for a 12 month period from the date of purchase and gives unlimited year round access to the park and grounds, complimentary car parking and entry to the Hall and Farming Museum throughout the summer months. A variety of membership packages are available to be purchased online.
Day entry (purchased on arrival) is charged per person and includes entry to the park and grounds plus the Hall and Farming Museum during the summer period and is charged at the following rates:
Children (5-16years)- £4.50
Under 5s- free
During the winter season there is only a £4 car park charge to pay and you will not be charged anything else on entry.
Normanby Hall Country Park, DN15 9HU
We have visited here a couple of times. It is well worth a trip. We loved climbing the Abbey Ruins and following the river. There is a great adventure playground too.
Reopening on 8th June, book in advance for National Trust site
Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
There are centuries of history to explore in these gardens and perfect picnic spots, plus a castle that’s not quite what it seems!
Large play area suitable for all ages too and seasonal trails around the gardens. We visited in October 2019 and did a lovely trail with the kids.
Wentworth Castle Gardens, Park Drive, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3EN
Peasholm Park Scarborough, North Yorkshire is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE.
12 holes of Swashbucklin’ Fun!
Pirate themed adventure golf course, great fun for all the family. Putt your way past the crocodile infested waters and rock pools to retrieve the treasure.
Open all year round and floodlit.
Kingswood, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EP
Situated one mile from J39 of the M1, it is a 300 acre park – facilities for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing (equipment available to hire). Cycle hire available too. There is also a pirate playground.
Pugneys Light Railway is the scale miniature railway operating within Pugney’s Country Park during the summer and most school holidays.
Blown Away adventure trail : Zoom the zip line, snap yourself in the face boards, solve the puzzle boards, count the Geese, make some noise and more…a circular route around the lake accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Asdale Road, off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ
About an hours drive from Doncaster, this beautiful garden makes a great family day out. Enjoy some fresh air, catch up with friends and entertain the children all year round.
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.
After spending some time in the garden, why not relax and enjoy coffee or lunch at the famous Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms?
• 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
Ripley is a lovely place for a stroll around the gardens and deer park.
Within the pleasure grounds there is a small children’s play trail. Let your children release their energy and hunt for clues on our informative Treasure Hunt whilst you wander around.
There is a small outdoor play area in the grounds and they do run tours of the castle specifically aimed at children over 5yrs.
Normal adult admission is £6 and lids under 5 are free. Season tickets are just £20 per adult and RHS card holders are admitted for free (exclusions apply)
Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th Century, Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.
Founded in the 12th century as a monastry of the Cistercian order, Roche Abbey was once home to 50 monks and 100 lay brothers. Unlike other Cistercian monastries in Yorkshire, such as Rievaulx or Byland Abbey, Roche was modest in size which was more typical of the order.
Despite the monastry being supressed in 1538, and most of the buildings dismantled, the soaring early Gothic transepts of this Cistercian monastery still survive to their original height and are ranked in importance with the finest early Gothic architecture in Britain. The ruins are now also the centrepiece of a beautifully designed landscape.
Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8NW
The Park has fantastic facilities for families to enjoy a brilliant day out in the fresh air. We currently have a take away service at the Stables Café located at the Park Courtyard Area, Ice Cream Vans are located in the park daily and you can bring your own picnic.
The park has plenty of open spaces to play your own outdoor games, walk, cycle visit the play areas, ride on the miniature train, feed the birds and animals at station farm.
The activity centre is located on the main lake and has pedal boats for 4 people, rowing boats for four people and canoes for 1, 2 and 3 people for leisure hire. Water zorbing is popular with children and 5 minutes in one of these will tire out the most active of children.
For families who want to learn something together the Activity Centre offers lessons and courses that you as a family can take part together, taster sessions in canoeing and sailing, level 1 and 2 in sailing, 1 star and 2 star canoeing. You can even have an instructor for Archery for your family. Lessons and courses are to be booked in advance.
Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield, S26 5PQ
Set in beautiful parkland, there is lots to explore. Woodlands, a lake and gardens.
Great for a family picnic. Lots of space.
Free admission but costs £4.00 parking per car.
Rufford Abbey, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF
From July 24th, every Saturday & Sunday morning
Kids Clubs showings are every Saturday and Sunday morning (and every day during school holidays)
Tickets are £2.15 per person (all adults must be accompanied by a child)
Savoy Doncaster, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1
NEW Cinema, Opened 17th May 2021
There is no need to pre-book your tickets for the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.
***Our Mumbler discount is still valid too, which is great news.***
Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is very child friendly and includes a play room!
The Museum is on an old RAF base and the majority of planes are in the hangar (which is a piece of history in itself) and if your little one has ever read Grandpa’s Great Escape, they’ll love it here.
Whether it’s bright sunshine or pouring rain, the museum is a great attraction whatever the weather! The shop also features a small cafe, serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and ice creams. There is indoor seating available in the shop, and outdoor seating spread around the site which is perfect for picnics in the warmer weather.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is located a few minutes from M18 junction 3, near Lakeside (you can walk from the Lake).
Opening hours are 10am- 5pm with last admission at 4pm (Winter 3pm).
For details of group rates (nursery groups, childminders) please call 01302 761616.
Special DONCASTER MUMBLER OFFER 2 for 1! Simply quote DONCASTER MUMBLER on arrival to enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1! (Children under 5 are free, so if you’re family of 4 it’s equivalent to half price)
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB. (Please note, use DN4 7NW or Dakota Way for Sat Nav)
Ride – Bowl – Play – Climb- Tek -Skate -Eat at Summit Indoor Adventure.
Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL
Open Wednesday to Sunday.
Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, Sandwiches, Afternoon Teas, Bar, Crazy Golf, Children’s Go Karts and a large Playbarn.
Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
01302 842 954
A country estate in the city of Leeds. Discover a working farm and historic house surrounded by scenic parkland.
Temple Newsam House, Off Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 OAE.
Enjoy bowling in Doncaster at Tenpin
The Leisure Park Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7NW
Based in Sheffield The NVM is a fun day out for families and gamers and is all indoor so a great rainy day activity.
Here you can explore how videogames are made, who makes them and why they are made. You can play them and make them yourselves. You can also attend workshops to learn how they are made.
Current opening hours are:
Friday 1pm- 4pm
Saturday- Sunday 10am- 7pm (slots available throughout the day)
During the school holidays The NVM will be open from 10am- 7pm every day.
Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield, S3 8LS
The whole family can enjoy a meal at The Wool Market – even if you all fancy different things!
From Pizza to Ice Cream there is something for everyone:
Wool Market Doncaster. Market Place, DN1 1BN
Covid19 Update: Reopen from 4th July.
Thoresby Park, about 40 mins from Doncaster, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old.
Opening times are from 10.30am until 5.00pm, admission is free, we visited recently (Dec 2019) and they were building a new car park.
Beautiful surroundings, arts and crafts gallery, outside play area and seasonal trails. There is lots of space to run around and picnic.
There is a licensed cafe and some shops in the courtyard.
Alpaca walking and glamping.
Alpaca Countryside walk – £20 per Alpaca
Alpaca Glamping – £95 per night/sleeps 6
Sunny Acres, Hindley Lane Off Apy Hill Lane, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9BF
Karen: 07881 309 166
Discover your inner explorer at Tropical World – an unforgettable journey through rainforest, mangroves, desert and the nocturnal world. There is plenty to keep the kids entertained, particularly on a cold or rainy day as it’s mostly inside and it is very warm! There are reptiles, spiders and insects to see, as well as snakes and bats.
Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF.
NEW indoor Skatepark
Doncaster, DN5 8AF
Williams Den is an exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a customer designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside.
Children can run wild and explore to their hearts content!
Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS