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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 are also paid for activities including; tennis, pitch and putt and crazy golf. For refreshments, there’s a café and ice cream stand.

🚣🏻‍♂️ Peasholm Park – Scarborough
A great place to walk around. It has a lake with boats to hire. There is a bandstand in the middle of the lake where there’s often music concerts. There are two cafes plus plenty of places to sit for a picnic.

🍃 St Ives Estate (Bingley)
St Ives Estate is home to over 500 acres of stunning Country Park with woodlands, open moor, and a wildflower meadow, and paths throughout. The Adventure Playground is fantastic and you can feed the ducks at the pond.

🌳 Roundhay Park (Leeds)
This is one of the biggest city parks in Europe. There’s the “castle”, lake, gardens, boathouse and much more.

🦆 Golden Acre Park (Leeds)
You can walk round the pond, there’s grassy areas for ball games, ducks to feed and a cafe.

⚽️ Play Park (Thorp Arch, Wetherby) – bottom two pictures
We stumbled across this park on our way to Crazy Tykes and thought it was lovely.

🏰 Temple Newsam Estate (Leeds) – top right picture
There’s a great park here. If you park by the park (turn left when you drive into the ground) rather than by the house, it’s free to park and you can access the grounds and a fab park. Perfect for a play and a picnic.

💦 Clifton Park and Museum (Rotherham) – top two right hand pictures
We had a great day here recently. It’s a fab park with several play areas and a free splash park.

⛹🏻‍♂️ Rowntree Park, York 
A 20-acre park in York, featuring children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, bowling greens, basketball court, skateboarding area and general areas for picnicking

🍴Homestead Park (York)
A beautiful 14-acre garden in Clifton, York. You’ll find a children’s play area, pop-up café and picnic area.

Also in York is the Museum Gardens in the centre which has lots of space to run around and the beautiful medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey. While you’re at the Museum Gardens there’s FREE entry for Kids at The Yorkshire Museum as well as the York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery (with a paying adult). There’s lots of activities on during the holidays.