Great ways to keep the children entertained for FREE

Not everything has to cost you money, some of the best things in life are free. We know how expensive it can be to have a house full of children but that doesn't mea you can't enjoy a fun day out, we've come up with  just a few ways you can entertain the kids without spending a penny.


Free National Attractions

Discover Yorkshire's past, present and future at one of the region's fascinating National Museums and unlock the secrets of a colourful and intriguing past, and glimpses of the future.

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. 

National Science and Media Museum,  Bradford

The National Media Museum in Bradford is a fabulous free museum devoted to film, photography, TV, radio and the web.  Journey through popular photography, visit IMAX, the world's most powerful giant screen experience (this part of the museum experience is chargeable), watch your favourite TV moments in TV  Heaven, play with light,  lenses and colour in the Magic Factory and explore the world of animation, watching a real animator at work in the Animation Gallery.

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Home to the UK's national collection of arms and armour.  Experience spectacular live demonstrations, lavish re-enactments, films, unique handling collections, jousting tournaments and thousands of exhibits.  The Royal Armouries will fascinate visitors of all ages and interests, whatever the weather.  Why not try your hand at sword fighting and archery, or enrol in Knight School!

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

An exciting and enjoyable insight into the working lives of miners through the ages.

The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines. Situated in a rural setting, it offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences.

Further Free Attractions

There are great ways to keep the kids entertained for free in Yorkshire, making it a fantastic place to visit for all the family.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A magical place, set in the beautiful grounds and gardens of a 500-acre, 18th century country estate, this is one of the world's leading open-air galleries. 

There's a changing programme of international exhibitions, as well as work by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Eduardo Paolozzi.  A range of fun family events too.

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