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A Place To Meet

I love finding places that are hidden gems.  I hope I can provide you with ideas on where’s good to meet friends and family with kids in tow.

Zen S&B Sensory Centre – Harrogate

One of the places on my 2020 bucket list was S&B Sensory  a new Sensory centre near Harrogate. It opened at the end of January 2020. We went along to one of their baby and toddler sensory sessions. I was so impressed with this place. Situated 20 minutes...

Temple Fun – nr. Bedale

Are you looking for soft play fun in North Yorkshire? Have you visited one of Yorkshire's newest softplay centres Temple Fun​? It is situated just off the A1 near Bedale. It is independently owned and is really impressive. The owner has put a lot of hard work...

Stump Cross Caverns – Nr. Pateley Bridge, Harrogate

We spent NYE in a cave, a deep dark cave, on a bear hunt 🐻 (in the words of my toddler) We didn’t have any plans so decided to head to Stump Cross Caverns for the afternoon. I’d seen it recommended a few times and although it wasn’t somewhere I’d...

Our Place – Leeds

We are BIG fans of BOOMCHIKKABOOM events so when we heard they were opening their own venue Our Place we knew we had to visit. We had such a fun morning there at one of their pre-school workshop session. The workshop theme we attended was “We’re...

Joon – Boston Spa

Joon Boston Spa is somewhere that was on our list for a while and I'm so pleased we visited as it is lovely. I wondered if we’d fill a whole morning here but time flies when you are having fun! It’s a small craft and play cafe on the high street in Boston Spa. There’s...

Diggerland – Castleford

We recently went on our first trip to Diggerland Yorkshire. It’s amazing how many rides they’ve come up with around the theme of diggers! My little one loves diggers and trucks so I knew he’d really enjoy it here. There’s all the normal diggers, where you can dig in...

Aqua-tek at Magna – Rotherham

The heatwave means we had one thing on our minds, water play!! You'll find lots of summer fun to be had at Magna with AQUA-TEK their splash park and adventure playground a winner on a nice day!  Situated an hour from Harrogate, near Meadowhall in Sheffield, Magna is...

Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park

I didn’t know about The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park until recently but it describes itself as “Yorkshire’s Hidden Gem” so I knew I had to check it out! This place is stunning. When you go in there’s a cafe, a plant centre and a children’s playground. You can...

Little Beans Play Cafe – Nr. Ripon

Yesterday we visited Little beans play cafe near Ripon. What a lovely place. It is a cafe with a role play room. So much in here to keep little ones entertained. There's themed areas and it’s jam packed with outfits and toys. You'll find a shop, kitchen,...

Horticap – Harrogate

Yesterday we had quite an unexpected morning at Horticap in Harrogate. On our list to visit but we didn’t know what to expect. It’s a definite hidden gem. Situated just near Harlow Carr, it is a garden centre with a difference. They offer opportunities for adults...

Beetle Bank Farm – York

Last week we had our first trip to Beetle Bank Farm & Wildlife Sanctuary. Wow it exceeded our expectations, as did the weather ☀️☀️☀️ It is a beautifully simple place and I mean that in a good way. They have a big grassy area with climbing frames, a large sandpit...

Kirklees Light Railway – Huddersfield

We recently went to Kirklees Light Railway for their Day Out With Thomas 🚂 This place has been on our list for a while. It is a great day out for train fans. The opening ceremony saw The Fat Controller come into the station and unveil the trains. First ride of the day...

Shibden Estate and Park – Halifax

We arranged to meet friends who live in Manchester so wanted to find somewhere half way. Thanks to Calderdale Mumbler News Page we found Shibden Hall and spent a glorious day here ☀️ The grounds are massive, the hall looked beautiful, the playground was great. Plus...

Newby Hall and Gardens – Ripon

What an amazing day we had at Newby Hall & Gardens. It's somewhere I remember going as a child so was excited to take my little one. It is the perfect place to head in this sunny weather. We used our BBC Gardeners' World Magazine 2for1 card and under 4's are free....

Studfold Adventure – Pateley Bridge, Harrogate

I shared a stat a little while ago that said "Nearly 10% of children have not set foot in a park, forest or a beach for at least 12 months" Can you believe this!? I thought Studfold Adventure Nature Trail looked like the perfect place to get kids out and...