Days Out Ideas

The Ultimate Summer Days Out Guide for Yorkshire

The Ultimate Summer Days Out Guide: Yorkshire
Written by Elexa Rose


If you’re looking for some fab activity ideas to keep everyone happy this summer look no further! From arts and crafts, theme parks, surf schools, treetop adventures and more… there’s sure to be something for everyone. Have an amazing summer!

Gloworm Festival – Worksop, Nottinghamshire

**Pay No Booking Fees When You Book Through Picniq**


Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August

Gloworm is a magical two-day festival set in the National Trust’s Clumber Park. It’s especially for families and has tonnes of kids activities to keep them happy all weekend long. Saturday features Peppa Pig Story Time and Dick and Dom and on the Sunday there will be a meet and greet area for the kids to meet their favourite heroes: Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine and Ben and Holly! Plus there’s loads of awesome music, art, workshops and entertainment to keep the adults happy too. Book your tickets through Picniq and pay no booking fees! Find out more.

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.

Lightwater Valley – Ripon, North Yorkshire

**Get 33% Off Plus 1 Queue Jump**


Are you ready for an action packed adventure? Dare to ride Europe’s longest rollercoaster The Ultimate, swing between the treetops in Apolloland or take to the skies on the Eagles Claw! Get 33% off plus one queue jump when you book with Picniq! 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.

World of James Herriot – Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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


Fans of the famous vet will love paying a visit to his house and surgery! Experience what life was like during WW2 by visiting a raid shelter, see an interactive gallery to try your hands at being a vet and go behind the scenes of the BBC series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.  Find out more.

Scarborough Surf School – Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Get an extra hour free on all hire with Days Out Card


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. Grab an hours extra hire time with our Days Out Card! 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


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 offer 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 to follow a farmyard trail, have a go at their maze or climb abroad a tractor for a fun ride among the grounds! Find out more.

York’s Chocolate Story – York, North Yorkshire


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


This fascinating day out is perfect for little ones who love their wildlife! Come and see snakes, meerkats, marmoset monkeys, otters and more! Marvel at an indoor rain forest and see some beautiful butterflies. Keep your eye out for some dinosaurs! Find out more.

Aerial Extreme – Sheffield


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

Save £4 on tickets for 2 adults and 2 children plus 4 bags of animal feed with a Days Out Card


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 artifacts from the Police and Fire Rescue Services, including some amazing vehicles and exhibitions!  Find out more.

Kirklees Light Railway – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire


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! 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 parkland!  Find out more.

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