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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

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...

World of their Own

In May 2018 a new place opened called World of their Own,which is a vintage Wild West themed play space, unlike anywhere else we've been. This place encourages role play and imagination. It is set out like a mini town with a Bank, Saloon, Jail and Shooting Range. With...

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...

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...

Crazy Tykes – Wetherby

Crazy Tykes Indoor soft play centre is at Thorp Arch near Wetherby. We've been here a few times and it never seems too busy. A soft play centre isn't the obvious place to go on a sunny day although maybe that's a good reason to go so we thought it was great last...

Big Sheep Little Cow

Have you heard of Big Sheep Little Cow 🐑 🐮 in Bedale? I’d seen they do baby and toddler sessions during the week from 10-12pm so we headed up there one morning (check their Facebook page for all the latest information) There’s plenty to do here. We...

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...

Rainbow Factory – Leeds

Looking for somewhere completely different. Why not try the magical storybook world that is Rainbow Factory in Leeds. It's near Pudsey and took us 30 minutes from Harrogate. It was such a surprising place. We booked onto their Gruffulo session 🐻, which was 2 hours...

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...

Tiny Boo – Leeds

One of the newest additions to the play space scene is Tiny Boo in Headingley, Leeds. It’s an imaginative play space for under 5’s. If you’ve been to Goose in Harrogate before you’ll recognise the beautifully designed climbing frame as they’ve worked with...

Hesketh Park Farm

We love a farm park and Hesketh Farm Park doesn’t disappoint. Situated just near Bolton Abbey, this is a lovely farm. You can get up close to the animals, hold the guinea pigs and meet the giant tortoise that wanders around. They have a lovely outdoor area...

Cannon Hall Farm – Barnsley

We had a great trip to Cannon Hall Farm. It was much bigger than I expected. If you are looking for somewhere with animals, indoor play, outdoor play, good food, a farm shop and more, look no further 🐖🐄🐇 The car park costs £3 to park. There’s lots of grassy...

Let Loose – Beverley

This place blew me away. I really didn't know what to expect when we went to Let Loose Yorkshire in Beverley, but wow. When we first arrived I saw all the high rope activity and wondered whether there would be anything suitable for my little one. I couldn't...

Clever Tots – Barnsley

We found toddler toy heaven when we went to Clever Tots Play Centre. Just south of Leeds near Barnsley. This place is fab. There’s a great play space and cafe all in one room. It’s jam packed with toys, ball pool, slide, rides ons and lots of role play activities like...