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Best Summer Holiday Ideas for Yorkshire

Written by Yeyen

Let’s go on a summer day out in Yorkshire , 
To the beach, the countryside, the snow and the pier!
From art, animals, theme parks and more,
Here’s our handy guide at what you can explore!

Lightwater Valley – Ripon, North Yorkshire

12th-13th August – Andy’s Prehistoric Raps
**Get up to 41% off when you book through us!**

Come along for thrills and spills at this action packed theme park, which includes Europe’s longest rollercoaster The Ultimate! Purchase a ticket with Picniq to get up to 41% off. This Summer from the 12th-13th of August come and join Andy Day from Cbeebies in a live interactive performance with music, dancing including a zany dinosaur rap! Grown-ups are welcome to join with all the fun too! BOOK HERE.

 Make ‘n’ Take Ceramics – York, North Yorkshire


**10% off with Days Out Card**


Mini artists will love this ceramics studio surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. Make your own pottery creations with a mould or have a go at a potters wheel with the help of their many experts! Suitable for all ages. Find out more.

Falconry UK Birds of Prey Centre – Thirsk, North Yorkshire

**2 for 1 with Days Out Card**


Come and see a huge variety of fascinating birds, including falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls! Bird handlers will be giving demonstrations and offering an insight into these lovely birds… you can even give them a stroke afterwards! Find out more.

Fairfax House – York, North Yorkshire


**£2 off Townhouse Mouse Trail and Pencil Pack with a Days Out Card**


Step back in time inside this stunning Georgian townhouse is filled with history waiting to be discovered! Decorated in the style of what a house would have been like 1762, Fairfax House offers one of the finest collections of furniture and lots of fun trails for mini historians! Find out more.

Ryedale Folk Museum – Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire


**1 child goes free with every full paying adult with Days Out Card**


This amazing museum offers lots of interesting exhibitions, ranging from the Iron Age to the rocking 1950’s. You can also see a range of rare livestock and have a go at some fun archaeology trails. A child goes free with every full paying adult with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Kirklees Light Railway – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

18th-20th August – Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine


Take an unforgettable journey on lots of different trains along the lovely South Pennine foothills. Relax at their tea rooms or blow off some steam at their fun large outdoor play area! This Summer come and enjoy a day out with Thomas The Tank Engine and don’t forget Percy, Mavis and the Fat Controller too . There will be lots of other fun things on offer to entertain the kids, this day out is sure to be a big hit! Find out more.

Scarborough Surf School – Scarborough, North Yorkshire



Catch some waves with this fun filled water activity! Scarborough Surf School offers individual or group sessions, as well as kids only evening session and five day course for little dudes looking to improve their skills. Find out more.

Snozone Castleford – Castleford, West Yorkshire



If you’re dreaming of a trip to the Alps, take to the slopes at Snozone for a snow filled adventure! With lessons in snowboarding, freestyle and sledging, there’s sure to be something for your little adrenaline junkies.  Find out more.

Mount Grace Priory – Northallerton, North Yorkshire



If you’re after a peaceful day out and a slice of culture, pay a visit to this stunning monastery surrounded by beautiful woodland to explore the ruins. Keep an eye for some of the fascinating wildlife that call this place home! Find out more.

Forbidden Corner – Leyburn, North Yorkshire


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Explore grottos, tunnels, walled gardens, statues and more whilst taking in the lovely views of the Yorkshire countryside. You might even spot some deer! Find out more.

The Web Adventure Park – York, North Yorkshire



This amazing adventure park offers something for everyone… for little and big kids alike! There’s a sports area, disco, giant inflatable obstacle course, ball cannons and a huge play frame. You can even have a go on quad bikes and go-karts or make some friends with some cute and cuddly animals in their Animal Zone! Find out more.

Piglets Adventure Farm Park – York, North Yorkshire



This cute family farm is perfect for animal lovers! Come along and follow a farmyard trail, have a go at their maze or climb abroad a tractor for a fun ride around the grounds! Find out more.

York’s Chocolate Story – York, North Yorkshire



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Chocoholics beware! This well known chocolate factory offers insightful guided tours on the history of the famous chocolate making family and their yummy creations. You can learn all about how chocolate is made and how to make it yourself! Find out more.

Flamingo Land – Malton, North Yorkshire



This action packed day out has lots of fun and thrilling rides that will please all of the family! You can also pay a visit to their zoo to see lots of amazing animals, including African lions and cute rabbits! Find out more.

Tropical Butterfly House – North Anston, Sheffield

Amazing Animals – 22nd July-5th September


Over the Summer holidays come along to see some amazing wildlife and fascinating daily shows featuring birds of prey! The kids will get to meet some brilliant animals up close in daily encounters and whatever the weather there is plenty of fun on offer in the Craft Centre. You’ll also get the chance to see some snakes, cheeky meerkats, marmoset monkeys, otters, lemurs and more. Head to their indoor rainforest to see see beautiful butterflies, fruit bats, crocodiles and other interesting creepy crawlies!Find out more.

Aerial Extreme – Bedale, North Yorkshire



Little daredevils will jump at the chance to take on this adventurous high ropes course with 34 obstacles! Find out more.

Mayfield Alpacas Animal Park – Sheffield



Come and see some amazing animals from all over the world! Learn about the history of alpacas and how to care for them… you can even adopt one for a gift! There are lots of events going on throughout the year so be sure to keep an eye out. Find out more.

National Emergency Services Museum



Aspiring little members of the fire and police force will love the chance to see some fascinating artefacts from the Police and Fire Rescue Services, including some amazing vehicles and exhibitions!  Find out more.

Treasure Island – Rotherham, South Yorkshire



This indoor play area is sure to be a hit with active little ones. Climb a giant frame with huge wavy slides or take to their sports court to play football, basket and more! There’s also a special area for babies and toddlers. Find out more.

Wentworth Castle and Gardens – Barnsley, South Yorkshire



Pay a visit to the beautiful Wentworth Castle and Gardens to take in the stunning view and discover some interesting wildlife. There’s even an exciting adventure playground! Find out more.

Nostell Priory and Parkland – Wakefield, West Yorkshire


Home to the Winn family for over 300 years, this country house has lots of amazing antiques including Chippendale furniture and paintings by famous artists. Pick up a family pack and explore the beautiful surrounding parklands!  Find out more.

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