Top 10 Family Days Out in Leeds
When it comes to family-friendly entertainment, Leeds really does have it all. From cultural attractions to unique children’s entertainment venues, there’s something to fit all age groups and budgets.
To give you a little inspiration, below you’ll discover the top 10 family days out in Leeds.
The Rainbow Factory
If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, the Rainbow Factory is highly recommended. This popular attraction brings stories to life, lets kids get creative in Goldilocks’ Creative Kitchen, and offers a theatre experience where kids can become their favourite characters. It’s a great day out that the kids are sure to talk about for weeks!
Oxygen Free Jumping Leeds
Keeping the kids active these days isn’t always easy. So, why not take them to Oxygen Free Jumping Leeds? Suitable for all ages, there’s an impressive 150 connected trampolines for you and the family to bounce around and have fun. Each session lasts 60 minutes, and there are also obstacle courses, and even a Peaceful Play area suitable for children with autism.
The Royal Armouries Museum
If you want to introduce the kids to a little history, the Royal Armouries Museum is highly recommended. You’ll get to see weaponry and armoury from numerous centuries and countries. There are also live re-enactments, and crafts and dress-up opportunities in the Jester’s Yard.
This impressive stately home offers plenty to see and do for the entire family. There’s an adventure playground, impressive gardens and even a dedicated bird garden that the kids will love. Seasonal events run throughout the holidays, so it’s worth seeing what’s going on before you visit.
Thackray Medical Museum
If your kids are fans of a bit of gore, they’ll love this museum! Highlighting medicine throughout the ages, there’s a great “Life Zone” which also teaches kids about their bodies. If you’re taking young children, staff can advise you of which route to take around the attraction to avoid potentially upsetting areas.
Tropical World and Roundhay Park
Tropical World and Roundhay Park are two of the most popular attractions in Leeds. Tropical World in particular is worth a visit. It has been recently renovated and it is home to butterflies, reptiles, fish, birds and plants.
Leeds City Museum
The Leeds City Museum has something for all ages. There’s a great range of fossils the kids will love, and the galleries teach them about all kinds of topics, from life on earth to ancient civilisations and local history.
Kirkstall Abbey is right next to the Abbey House Museum, so it’s definitely worth checking out. You can wander around the ruins and let the kids play in the generously large playground.
Chevin Forest Park
Get in touch with nature and head to the Chevin Forest Park. It’s absolutely free and the kids will love running around the forest, spotting different trees and plants and playing in the stream.
Temple Newsam is another fantastic historic site to visit with the kids. Not only is it an interesting country house to explore, but it also has a working rare breeds farm onsite too. Your kids will love getting close to the animals!