Inspiration

We’re so excited at the prospect of some of the magnificent attractions of Yorkshire being able to open their outdoor offerings.

If you want to start planning your spring and summer activities, then here are some great options that are open from the 12th of April:

For the adventurer

Yorkshire Wildlife Park: You’re in for some fantastic family fun at the UK’s No1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure! Come and visit Pixel, Victor and Nissan, at Project Polar, one of the largest Polar bear reserves in the world!

William’s Den: Set in the rolling landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, William’s Den is a unique indoor-meets-outdoor adventure playscape, centred on good old-fashioned fun. Inspired by kids and loved by grownups, William’s Den makes the perfect day out!

Harewood House: With bags of space to run around, a massive adventure playground, penguins, flamingos and parrots there’s no shortage of adventure for kids of all ages (even the grown-up ones!).

For the culture vultures looking for views:

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions throughout four stunning galleries, be inspired by the natural beauty of an historic estate, and get involved in a dynamic line up of events and activities.

Lotherton: Enjoy a fantastic day out at Lotherton, a beautiful Edwardian country hall and estate set on the outskirts of Leeds.

For those chasing a picture-perfect picnic spot:

Temple Newsam: Roam over 1,500 acres of stunning woodland, parkland and gardens landscaped by the famous 18th-century gardener Capability Brown. Enjoy a picnic in the lakeside gardens, or the scent of roses in the romantic Georgian walled garden.

Castle Howard: Castle Howard’s 1000 acres of parkland are a mixture of sweeping vistas, lakeside terraces, woodlands, temples and statues and formal gardens. With so much to enjoy, you can easily spend a day exploring the vast grounds.

For the garden lovers:

English Heritage: English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of an empire to a Cold War bunker.

National Trust Sites: Explore abbey ruins, magnificent houses, glorious gardens and some of Yorkshire's most spectacular outdoor spaces with the National Trust who look after special places all across Yorkshire.

Tropical World: Right by Tropical World is Roundhay Park - one of Europe’s largest parks spanning 700 acres. It contains lakes, streams and floral displays in the specialist gardens. These include captivating Chelsea Flower show award winners and the impressive Monet and Alhambra gardens.

 

Check on the attraction's website for opening times, booking details and any additional information. Always remember to follow government guidelines, staying local and most importantly – safe!