Check out our Rainy Day blog here!
Stump Cross Caverns is an ancient natural cave formation deep underneath the Yorkshire Dales. As well as the caves, they’ve also got a cinema, cafe, shop and visitor centre on site. They are located on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington and open seven days a week (9am-6pm). Cave entry is £9 for adults and £6 for children (4-13yrs), which includes a fab cave quiz! Their much talked about cinema is £6 per person. They run special offers throughout the year – so check out their website for latest offers!
Discovered in 1860 by lead miners, Stump Cross Caverns has a rich history going back hundreds of millions of years. New passageways have been opened up over the years, with remains of prehistoric creatures such as wolverine and reindeer found in the caves.
Pick up our educational fossil quiz from the ticket booth, and make the most of our information signs, featuring fun characters including Sally Shark Tooth and Timmy Trilobite. There is also the fairy door trail. Explore the caves and find all the magical fairy doors to answer the cave quiz. Prizes for all!
The caves are a constant temperature of 7 degrees so dress warmly. Steps and walkways will be damp. Waterproof boots or wellies make ideal footwear for your visit.
The new Time Cafe features an all new menu, a newly refurbished restaurant, with stunning views of The Yorkshire Dales National Park. They’re something for everything on the menu and they use local meat and produce to ensure quality and freshness. Locally made sausages and the pies are homemade and always a favourite. Their chefs make their own tartare sauce, chutneys, soups, and sauces.
Food is served daily 9am-6pm and they even do a take away service.
Their Bistro Evenings sound lush – with a special Valentines themed one for this month!
Yep – you heard right, they have a cinema! It seats 40 comfortably – you can hire it for parties and events or just go to one of their special screenings! Current showings are Wednesday 6pm, Friday 4pm, Saturdays 10am and 4pm and Sunday 4pm. To find out what’s showing give them a call or DM, they cannot announce films online at present.
The Gift Shop
They are revamping the shop this year, adding a new range of beautiful hand crafted local products and art, which makes wonderful gifts and mementos of your trip. Plenty of fun pocket-money items for the kids too!
There are plenty of things to do at the Visitor centre including a sandpit, board games and outside seating with exquisite views for when the weather gets warmer!
CLASSES, PARTIES AND CAMPS
For every stage of your child’s development – from 4 months to 12 years – The Little Gym offers a diverse line up of classes, camps and parties filled with movement, music, learning and laughter. Your little ones will make friends, reach developmental milestones and build self confidence while having Serious Fun.
Tel: 01423 701560 or email: email@example.com
1 Cardale Park, Harrogate HG3 1RY
Class Schedule – 2019 – 2020 2nd September 2019 – 19th July 2020
Billy-Bob’s Parlour combines an awesome ice cream parlour and 1950’s American diner with amazing play adventures for diners up to 15 years old. You can drop-in for an ice cream, or come for a full meal and a play – the choice is yours! Be sure to check out our website before you come
Billy-Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour
Calm Slate Farm
T: 01756 711826
Unit 650 thorp Arch Trading Estate, Thorp Arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire IS23 7BJ
Crazy Tykes is a large soft play area with plenty of equipment for all ages. There is a great babies/crawlers area in the centre of the place and good visibility from the seating area into most of the large play equipment. The café is well priced with a good variety of foods.
T. 01937 541007
Discovery Road Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2NE 01422 330069, Approx 1h 5mins from Harrogate
This museum is a fantastic day out and is really highly recommended for children up to about 11. There are specific areas for the under 5’s and even a couple of special non-walker areas.
The concept of the museum is that you learn through play and everything there is hand-on. I visited with my 18month old and 4 year old and they were both devastated when we had to leave after 4 hours and have been begging me to go back since!
There is a mini M& S shop for the children to work and shop in, a bank and post office. There is a car garage where you can do a MOT, the sound garden, the desert area and so much more.
There is a cafe and gift shop on site although there are indoor and outdoor picnic benches if you want to take your own. Best of all, the cost of the admission gives you for free entry for 12 months. Parking costs around £3
Please note, they are usually closed on MONDAYS during term time and the new All About Me Gallery is now open.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE
01422 330 069
Prices from 1 April 2014
Free with Standard Admission/Annual Pass. Pay once and come back as many times as you want for a year:
Adult/Child (age 3+): £11.95 each, Toddlers (age 1-2 years): £4.25, Babies (under 1 year): FREE
*Additional charge may apply on some events
Weekends, half-terms, holidays and bank holidays open daily 10am -5pm.
Term-time weekdays open 10am -4pm. Closed Mondays during school terms, 24th-26th December and 1 January.
Hornbeam Park. An extraordinary space for children and adults. An innovative new play space that focuses on exploratory and imaginative play. A bright fun play space, Goose features include reading pods, big blue blocks and a zone for active play. The Goose dining room provides healthy, honest and vibrant food.
Beech Avenue Harrogate.
This is a large bright soft play area and there is excellent visibility of the equipment from the café. The crawlers area is good and there is a separate ‘function room’ for parties and various classes which are run here.
With nine floors of galleries to explore, three cinemas including Yorkshire’s biggest IMAX screen, and a packed programme of events, you’re sure to find something to inspire you.N
ational Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ
Open Daily 10-6pm (Museum and Shop)
Free entry to museum.
Daily 10am – 5pm The museum is closed 24-26 December.
Free: some events may be chargeable.
Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive Leeds LS10 1LT
The Wacky Warehouse soft play area at the Squinting Cat pub. Open for general soft play & kids parties. Monthly membership passes available.
Squinting Cat, Lund House Green, Harrogate, HG3 1QE
Tel- 01423 565650
Monday ‐ Thursday: 09:30 ‐ 19:00
Friday: 09:30 ‐ 20:00
Saturday 11:00 ‐ 20:00
Sunday 11:00 ‐ 19:00
Please note we close at 20:00 every night during the school holidays
Details updated February 2019
Provincial Works, The Avenue, Starbeck
Good play area- most parts are visible from the café. Has a ‘mini town’ area and plenty of ride on toys. It has a couple of big trampolines plus the usual slides/ball pools etc.
From Jan 2020 new site @ Hornbeam Park.
From crawlers through to age 8. Little outlaws enjoy escaping from the Sheriffs Jail, robbing the Wild West Bank, experimenting with mocktails in the Cowgirl Saloon, trying their luck in Tin Can Valley, taking cover in the Cowboy Shoot Out, exploring down the Spooky Gold Mine and trying to stay on their feet in the Rodeo Bounce House!
We’re home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Visit us and you can marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object-filled Warehouse, and let off steam in the outdoor play area. Younger visitors will love letting off steam in our railway-themed outdoor play area. Plus, you can take a ride on the nearby miniature railway and enjoy the scenery
NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
Opening Times 10am–6pm daily Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec