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 an adventure science museum. You may or may not know about their outdoor area. There’s a massive enclosed area with lots of play areas suitable for little ones as well as bigger kids. There are large sandpit areas (so take a bucket and spade) and of course the splash park.

Outside there is a small kiosk but it doesn’t sell much more than drinks and ice-cream. There is a cafe inside which you can use but if you want to stay outside I’d recommend you take a picnic.

Particularly if you have small kids this is a pretty cheap day out as you can pay to just use the outdoor area separately to the museum itself. Prices are;

  • Children under 2 – FREE
  • Children 2-3 £2.95
  • Children 4-15 £4.95
  • Adults – FREE with accompanying fee paying child. (Outdoor area only)

The outdoor area opens at 10am and the water is switched on at 11am. On a nice day it will get busy so arrive early. By midday every inch of grass was taken up by picnic blankets when we went!