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A Place To Play

Here we explore all the places with amazing play spaces – from parks to farms, garden centres to the wild wild west

Here we explore all the places with amazing play spaces

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tumble Town Adventure Play – Leeds

Tumble Town is a small independent play centre in Guiseley Leeds. It is a soft play centre but with a little town theme. There's a large climbing frame and underneath is a cafe, petrol station, ball pool and tonnes of crazy tykes police cars. There is a big play house...

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...