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.

There’s a coffee pod right next to the playground serving drinks and local Yorvale ice cream. Inside there’s a lovely cafe and little craft and colouring area for the kids.

A great place to meet friends. In the holidays they often have special events and activities. In the recent February half term they had free carousel rides, a sit down storytelling event & Valentines crafts!