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Be Inspired

It can be tricky thinking where to take the kids. Do you end up going to the same places. Maybe you’ve had your first child or grandchild and are not sure what’s out there (this was definitely me) Are you looking for free days out or where the best parks are. Here’s some inspiration.

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Family Friendly Travel – Jersey, Channel Islands

We had a fab trip to Jersey in the Channel Islands over the August bank holiday weekend. I felt like the island was a really family friendly place. We spent a lot of our time on the beach 🏖 going to a different one every day. For such a small island there...

Rainy day places to go with kids in Yorkshire

Places to go on a rainy day in Yorkshire. It can be difficult thinking of what to do on a rainy day, so here's some ideas of where to go... **Please check each places website for further details as some may still be closed** North Yorkshire Bish Bash Pot​ - York -...

Great Cafes for Kids in North Yorkshire

1. Mrs Smith's Cafe - Harrogate - This lovely café has a great toy corner full of things to keep the kids busy and a lovely family friendly menu. Plus watch out for special events. 2. Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House - Harrogate - An award...

Great Garden Centres For Kids

Garden centres may not seem like an obvious place to take the kids but trust me they can provide hours of entertainment. Lots of garden centres have aquatic centres and kids love to look at all the colourful fish. We've wasted a good few hours and spent very little,...

Great Farms To Visit With Kids

Farms make a great day out 🐖🐄 and we are spoilt for choice in Yorkshire. Here's a list of some of the fabulous farms we have locally; 1. Birchfield Ice Cream Farm - Summerbridge (Harrogate) - this is a really lovely farm just outside Harrogate. They...

Free Places To Go – Parks

Here's just a few of the great parks we have in North and West Yorkshire; 🍦Valley Gardens, Harrogate - middle left picture A fantastic park with something for everyone. There’s lots to do for free (playground, skate park, paddling pool, boating pool). There...

Free Places to go in West Yorkshire

🖼️ The Hepworth WakefieldThis is an award winning art gallery that is free to enter. There's an indoor picnic area and outdoor playground. They have lots of activities on during the holidays which are also free. 🗿Yorkshire Sculpture Park The park is free but...

Family Friendly Pubs

I plan to keep building this list (it's a hard job but someones got to do it), so if you know a great pub let us know! 1. Squinting Cat Harrogate - towards the end of 2018 they re-opened the wacky warehouse here. They also have an outdoor play area and beer...

Fab Farm Shops For Kids

Here's some fab local farm shops that offer something to keep your kids entertained, well fed and maybe if you’re very lucky a chance for you to enjoy a coffee in relative peace! Here are a selection of some of our favourites… Mainsgill Farm Shop - Scotch Corner...

Low cost and FREE days out in North Yorkshire

1. Go for a walk in the woods Moorland Nature Reserve (Skelton, York) This is a fairly flat circular route that is ablaze with colour in spring. Snowdrop, primrose, daffodil and bluebell form a backdrop to a succession of mature rhododendrons, azaleas and maple....