Willowbridge Lane, Whitwood, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 5NW (approx 45mins from Harrogate)
An adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers and so much more. Visitors under 90cm are free, over 90cm £17 (2012)
Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX (approximately 1h 20mins drive from Harrogate)
Open until 4th November 2012, from 10am. Check website for daily closing times as they vary off season) Ticket prices (2012) 3 yrs and under, free. Over 4’s £28.50. As well as the theme park there is a zoo although I understand the park is generally better suited to older children as there are only limited rides for young children.
Warrington, WA5 9YZ (Approx 1hr 30 mins from Harrogate)
With over 90 rides, attractions and shows to see each day, and an entry charge of just £14.95 (2012) Gullivers World guarantees you a great value day out. Fun for all the family throughout the year from March – September, check website for exclusions. Gulliver’s World is a family-run theme park, for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years of age.
North Stainley, near Ripon (approx. 30 mins from Harrogate)
Open from March until November (check website for specific dates as only open on weekends during spring and autumn other than school holidays)
A variety of rides for all ages, from rotating teacups to The ultimate, a 1.5 mile long rollercoaster. There is also a discount shopping village. Theme Park tickets can be pre-booked on-line up to the day before arriving saving 30%. Over 1m £19.60, under 1m £5.00, Kids 2 yrs. and under Free. Senior Citizen Free. (Over 1.3m pay on the day rate is £28.00).
Harrogate Mumbler visited in August 2013 and it was great. Unfortunately as it was the summer holidays the Peppa Pig bit was rammed. Having said, that there were bits within the Peppa Pig world that didn’t have massive queues (the water jet play park, the little houses where you can just see the figures and get your photo taken) so my girls still got a good look around.
The rest of Paultons park was much less busy and it was fantastic. The vast majority of the rides are for kids- only one or two have height limits (I seem to remember 1.1 and 1.2metres) so my kids could go on most stuff.
We were there for 2 days on a Poultons mini break and could have stayed longer. We loved it and will be back! Quite often they do a buy one day get one free.
Top tips- rent a double cart/buggy for the day. The park is massive and it really gave my 2 kids longevity. They loved jumping in the littl cart rather than a pushchair.
Take swim stuff and towels for the water jets bit (big one inside the main park, smaller one inside Peppa Pig world)
Where magic is made and adventures begin.
Nestled in woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate.
The award winning Halloween and Christmas Adventure opens on 22nd October until 6th January, when visitors can experience our Enchanted Forest, fun-filled by day, illuminated at night.
Try Nordic Skiing, explore and interact in our Giant Yew Tree Maze and glide over the Real Ice Rink, against a beautiful Yorkshire countryside backdrop.
Treswell Road, Rampton, near Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0HX (approx. 1h 30mins from Harrogate)
A theme park designed exclusively for the under 10’s. It is highly recommended by many MUMblers as a superb day out for young children and well worth the journey. 2012 prices Free for under 2’s £9 per ticket over 2 yrs. It’s open throughout most of the year, although may have reduced facilities off season- check the website for details. Seasonal activities including Santa visits in December.