Excite - Rainy Days
Let's be honest, the weather in the UK isn't quite tropical, but that doesn't mean you have to stay at home all the time.
Yorkshire has plenty to keep little ones entertained, which is great news for parents too. No more, "I'm bored", "We did that yesterday" or "what else can we do"
When the weather takes a turn for the worse and you really can't get outside, fear not Yorkshire has plenty of indoor fun to keep everyone entertained.
- Step inside Creepy Crawlies, York and you will find one of the biggest four lane astra slides in the country. There are seperate play seperate play zones with baby and toddler areas, a disco area and a hige playframe for over 5's.
- West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds has a calendar full of family plays, from Peppa Pig to old time classics like Wind in the Willows, there's a varierty to suit all families.
- National Railway Museum, York. A fun day out for all the family at the National Railway Museum in York. Discover 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Marvel at the record-breaking Mallard, watch engineering work in progress, see locomotives moving on the turntable or let off steam in the outdoor play area.
- Jorvik Viking Centre, York is a world famous attraction that invites visitors to journey though the reconstruction of Viking Age streets as they would have looked 1,000 years ago. Jorvik Viking Centre also offers four exciting exhibitions and the chance to actually come face to face with a Viking.
- Xscape, Castleford, Yorkshire's ultimate entertainment destination, find us at J32 off the M62 for amazing activities including our 175m real snow slope, indoor surfing, Laser tag, Bowling, Cinema, Aerial assault courses, Soft play, Shops, Bars Restaurants and more...
- World of James Heriot, Thirsk, ecompasses the very essence of the world renowned vet James Heriot. It offers families an unforgettable experience of the life and times of a man who became an international celebrity after the publilcation of his books.
- The Deep, Hull is one of the most specatular aquariums in the world. Home to over 3,500 fish including specatular sharks and rays - making it the perfect family day out.
- York Motorsports Village, York Motorsports Village (YMSV) is the UK's most exciting indoor race themed leisure facility and proud winners of The Visit York Tourism Awards - Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014.
- A visit to Eureka, Halifax should definitely be on your list of places to visit. A musuem made especially for kids, where touching and exploring is encouraged. Let your little ones learn thorugh play, spend a day exploring the Mojave Desert or delve deep inside a giant skull.
- National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, discover the depths and descend 140 metres underground down one of Britains oldest working mines. Your guide will take you around the workings, sharing his mining experiences with you.
- Tropical World, Leeds, take an unforgettable adventure on a tropical island. Land on the sandy white beach before forging inland to the rainforest, where you will find waterfalls tumbling into jungle pools.
- Merchant Adventurers Hall, York, Explore the Great Hall where business and feasting took place, the Undercroft where poor and sick people were cared for and Chapel where religious services were conducted. Unique collections of art, furniture and silver and interactive computer exhibits tell its story.
- Ripley Castle, Harrogate has special tours of the castle for the children designed to be amusing and fun and a children's play trail in the parkland. Ripley village on the Castle's doorstep is a model estate village with individual charming shops, an art gallery, delicatessen and Farmyard Museum.
- York's CHOCOLATE Story - Learn to taste chocolate like a professional, reveal chocolate's exotic origins, uncover the stories of the families who brought chocolate to York and the people of York who made sweets loved all around the world.
- York Minster has so much see and do for younger visitors, from interactive hands on fun in the 2000 year journey of Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft to Explorer Backpacks that contain everything a young detective needs to uncover secrets and surprises, and free discovery trails and storytelling.
- The Leeds Wall caters for climbers of all abilities. There are dedicated wall areas for beginners, to help develop confidence and technique. More experienced climbers can take advantage of the many top roped and lead climbing routes that are available.
- Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes. In the newly refurbished museum you can find out how Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese has been made throughout the centuries. Discover the captivating and often emotional story behind Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, and find out how the art of Wensleydale cheese-making has evolved.
- Rainbows Ceramic Painting, York. Whatever your age Rainbows offers a fun way to spend a few hours. They have a large selection of ceramics and vibrant paint colours to choose from. They also have a large choice of stamps, stencils, design books and all the tools you need to create your very own unique work of art.