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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.

The Deep – Hull

If you are looking for something to do indoors. The Deep is a great option. We had a great day at The Deep in Hull. We were really impressed. It is one of the UK's biggest aquarium and is well organised with a one way guided route which made it easy to navigate. The...

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm – Harrogate

We had a great day at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm this week. Such a lovely farm and it was packed with newborn lambs 🐑 and piglets 🐖(some of which had been born the morning we visited). We arrived at 10am, popped into the cafe to pay which was...

Piglet’s Adventure Farm – York

We needed a place to meet friends and this place didn’t disappoint. There was something for all ages. We started off getting a lift on the tractor up to the giant bale playbarn where there are rope swings, a corn and hay play pit, slides and ride on tractors. They...

National Railway Museum

One place we love going for a day out is the National Railway Museum in York. There’s so much to do and see here for all ages. It's a great rainy day place as it's mostly indoors. Explore over 300 years of railway history. Spark your little ones’ imaginations with...

None Go Bye Farm – Leeds

Farms are always a winner with kids right 🐑🐄🐖 Have you tried None Go Bye Farm Shop? It’s just outside Bramhope, near Leeds Bradford airport. It’s a lovely little farm with plenty of animals. It’s cheap, £1 for adults and 50p for kids (which includes a bag of...

Brimham Rocks Farm – Harrogate

If you love a farm you'll have a great time at Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm 🐑 situated just outside Harrogate. It’s a family owned working farm which opened to the public in 2018. Their aim is to provide a space for educational visits for children and adults to...

Goose – Harrogate

If you’re looking for somewhere to meet, eat and play have you tried Goose - Harrogate yet? It is beautifully decorated. There’s an area for younger kids with ride on animals (I think they are called wheelybugs!) an area to explore with toys, climbing frame a slide...

Grasshoppers – Tong Garden Centre – Bradford

We had a lovely day at Tong Garden Centre last summer. Their play area Grass Hoppers at Tong Garden Centre is amazing. It took us just under an hour to drive there from Harrogate. The garden centre itself is huge, it has a great cafe with highchairs and a kids menu...

Yorkshire Lavender – York

Last summer we made the most of the beautiful weather ☀️and explored lots of outdoor places. We have friends in Scarborough so are often looking for places to meet midway and our latest place was Yorkshire Lavender. We packed up a picnic and I don’t think we...

Thorpe Perrow – Bedale

Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park is just near Bedale about 45/50 minutes north of Harrogate and York.. It is outdoors with plenty of sunny spots but also lots of shady areas in amongst the trees. This place has acres of woodland, with adventure play areas, exotic...

Clifton Park – Rotherham

During the heatwave last summer we went toClifton Park and Museum in Rotherham to go to the Splash Park. We were amazed at the park. It's huge and we counted three different play-ground areas. Each had something different. There was a fairground area and also an...

The Arium – Leeds

The Arium is a garden centre just outside Leeds, 20-30 minutes from both Leeds and Harrogate. They have a big play area outside with a large sandpit, climbing frames and lots of ride on toys for the kids to drive around their track. It is all completely free to use....

Buttercups – Otley

This is Buttercups​ in Otley. We were a little nervous about going in half term but we arrived when it opened at 9:30 and it was never overly busy. I was impressed with this place. It is a soft play cafe and the layout means you can sit and have a hot drink whilst...

Mother Shiptons Cave – Knaresborough

Mother Shipton's Cave in Knaresborough is the UK’s oldest visitor attraction. Mother Shipton was a prophetess and her visions predicted events such as the Spanish Armada and the Great Fire of London 🔥 There's a woodland walk with plenty to see along the way, like...

Crag House Farm – Leeds

On a warm and sunny February day (feels bonkers saying that) we headed to Crag House Farm​. It is 20 minutes from Harrogate on the outskirts of Leeds (very near the airport). In beautiful settings there is a Granary Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Farm Shop, Garden Nursery...