Cold weather activities in Yorkshire

There’s plenty to do when it’s chilly in the North of England. Check out these snow-day activities available in Yorkshire:


There are loads of lovely warm shopping centres to peruse whilst bothersome weather blows over. Try Meadowhall in Sheffield, Trinity Centre in the centre of Leeds – within walking distance of the rail station – the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds and the Broadway in Bradford.

Museums, Galleries & Aquariums

Warm up at an educational attraction; imbibe culture, history and just plain fun:

Here are just a few of the many great museums in Yorkshire:


Embrace the weather and go sledging in your favourite spot (weather dependent!). Here are some good spots for sledging:

Leeds area

York area

  • Knavesmire, just off Tadcaster Road
  • Garrow Hill between the University and Walmgate Stray
  • Behind Poppleton Road School in York

North York Moors

  • Hole of Horcum
  • Sutton Bank area


  • Cowling Bank near Bedale
  • Leyburn


  • Leavening near Malton
  • Terrington Bank

Ripon area

  • Studley Deer Park

East Coast

  • Moor Lane, Newby
  • Ayton Castle


  • Tap Hill, Brayton Barff, near Selby


  • Bole Hills, Crookes
  • Chelsea Park, Nether Edge
  • Beauchief Golf Club
  • above Westwood Dam
  • High Green
  • Meersbrook Park
  • Jacobs Ladder hill
  • Ringinglow
  • Norfolk Park
  • Abbeydale Grange playing fields
  • Bingham Park


  • Clifton Park
  • Herringthorpe Valley Park
  • Wickersley Woods


  • Cusworth Hall
  • Cantley Park.


  • Highstone Lane, Worsbrough

Get a hot chocolate

Some of the best places for a hot chocolate in Yorkshire:

Your favourite spots

Where do you go sledging or to warm up in the cold in Yorkshire? Tell us about it in the comments below:

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