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:


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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:

  • The Royal Armouries, Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT (FREE)
  • National Railway Museum, Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ (FREE)
  • Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Lister Park, Bradford, BD9 4NS (FREE)
  • Eureka!Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE (ticketed)
  • Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE (ticketed)
  • The Deep, Tower St, Hull HU1 4DP (ticketed)
  • Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RA (FREE)
  • The Hepworth Gallery, Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW (ticketed)
  • Salts Mill, Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3HU


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

Leeds area

  • Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0AE
  • Roundhay Park, Mansion Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2HH

York area

  • Knavesmire, just off Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1HE
  • Garrow Hill between the University and Walmgate Stray, York YO10 5NG
  • Behind Poppleton Road School, Poppleton Rd, Acomb, York YO26 4UP

North York Moors


  • Above and around Hawes.
  • Cowling Bank near Bedale, Cowling Hill, Burrill, Bedale DL8 1RR
  • Leyburn Shawl, DL8 5DG


  • Leavening near Malton, YO17 9SA
  • Terrington Bank, York YO60 6PB

Ripon area

  • Studley Deer Park, Ripon HG4 3AZ

East Coast


  • Tap Hill, Brayton Barff, Barff Ln, Brayton, Selby YO8 9ET


  • Bolehills, Bole Hill Cl, Crookes, Sheffield S6 5DG
  • Chelsea Park, 84 Chelsea Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S11 9BR
  • Beauchief Golf Club, Abbey La, Beauchief, Sheffield S8 0DB
  • above Westwood Dam, Westwood Country Park, 39 Taverner Way, High Green, Sheffield S35 4DX
  • Meersbrook Park, 173 Chesterfield Rd, Meersbrook, Sheffield S8 0RP
  • Jacobs Ladder hill, Pennine Way, Hope Valley S33 7ZJ
  • Ringinglow, S11 7TU
  • Norfolk Park, Guildford Ave, Sheffield S2 2PL
  • Abbeydale Grange playing fields
  • Bingham Park, Sheffield S11 7BW


  • Clifton Park, Doncaster Rd, Rotherham S65 2BH
  • Herringthorpe Valley Park, Herringthorpe Ln, Herringthorpe, Rotherham S65 3DJ
  • Wickersley Woods, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 1JX



Where to get sledges

Sledges are available year-round on Amazon.

However, if you would like to compare your sledges and check the dimension, there are a number of garden centres and DIY stores selling sledges in Yorkshire.

If you have a shop selling sledges in Yorkshire, or have seen them for sale, leave a comment below.

Get a hot chocolate

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

  • Bettys Tea Rooms
  • York Chocolate House

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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  1. We’re lucky and have a great field at the back of our house that the farmer lets us use. This is why living in yorkshire is so great. My kids love it when it snows!


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