Excite – Rainy Days and Indoor Fun in Yorkshire

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.

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The Deep, Hull

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”

Rainy Days

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 separate play zones with baby and toddler areas, a disco area and a huge play frame for over 5’s.

National Railway Museum in York is a fun day out for all the family. 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 through 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 in Castleford describes itself as Yorkshire’s ultimate entertainment destination and can be found at Junction 32 off the M62. Expect amazing activities including their 175 metre real snow slope, Laser tag, 70ft high sky rider, 14 themed urban climbing walls, Adventure golf, Cinema with 4DX screen, Bowling, Cinema, Soft play, Shops, Restaurants and more.

World of James Heriot, Thirsk, encompasses the very essence of the world-renowned vet James Herriot. It offers families an unforgettable experience of the life and times of a man who became an international celebrity after the publication of his books.

The Deep, Hull is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. Home to over 5000 animals including the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, spectacular sharks and rays and a colony of Gentoo penguins – making it the perfect family day out.

A visit to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax should definitely be on your list of places to visit. A museum made especially for kids, where touching and exploring is encouraged. Let your little ones learn through 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 Britain’s 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.

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.

Oxygen Freejumping, Leeds. At Oxygen Freejumping we pride ourselves on being that little bit different. Not only because our 9-5 is spent on a trampoline, but because we jump the extra mile, quite literally, to ensure that you have had the time of your life. Our huge new trampoline park is filled with 150 interconnected trampolines, dodgeball court, volleyball court, basketball hoops, performance trampolines, fitness area and one MEGA airbag. Get ready to defy gravity!

Bugtopia, Hornsea. Find your WILD SIDE with a visit to Bugtopia Hornsea! Brave the Explorer Show and get hands on and personal with a variety of bugs, creepy crawlies and insects. Learn weird and wonderful facts about the incredible world of invertebrates. Explore the Rainforest Gift Shop and find a souvenir of your adventure.

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre – A great day out come rain or shine! Don’t let the weather rain on your parade, get your hard hats on and enjoy a 30-minute guided tunnel trip. Duck for cover in the Visitor Centre where you will learn the incredible story behind this amazing feat of engineering. Meanwhile, the kids will love our indoor soft play area! 

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