Family activities to do in Yorkshire during the October semester – from the Eureka Museum to Flamingo Land

Land of flamingos. (Photo credit: James Hardisty)

Whether you enjoy rolling a roller coaster in Lightwater Valley or spotting wildlife on the new theme park safari, there’s something for every family.

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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

The aim of this interactive museum is to engage children in a range of play-based learning activities that will stimulate their emotional, intellectual, physical, social and creative minds.

With six individual themed areas to explore, filled with hundreds of exhibits designed to inspire and shape minds, there are events for every season.

Magna Science Adventure Center

Magna is full of interactive exhibits where you and your family can experience the fascinating world of science and technology in four sections – Air, Earth, Fire, and Water.

You can splash in the water, watch the fiery tornado, and even blow up a rock wall. The Big Melt Show tells the story of the steel industry, and your kids can enjoy the adventure playground and summer water park.

This action-packed theme park has all the rides and attractions for all adventure-loving families.

Lightwater Valley now offers a suitable family day out for children under 12 and has introduced new attractions including the new Go Safari area, the Savanna Express where you can observe the African wilderness and fly in a hot air balloon.

Cannon Hall was named Best Large Attraction for Visitors at the White Rose Awards.

You and your family can visit the farm located in the rolling foothills of the Pennines, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, animals, and let your children wander through the play areas.

With a large indoor play area, a large outdoor adventure park, a water play area, and even a wildlife area, the Web Adventure Park has something for everyone.

The park also has a huge tree climbing course and fairground rides which are all included in the ticket.

It has a new Jurassic mini-golf area and an indoor ninja course.

The Den is an eco-friendly barn with wonderful views over the Yorkshire Wolds where children can splash around in the stream or walk on springboards under the Rainmaker.

There is a sandbox, a swing, a tree house, a hollow tree and an eagle’s nest where you can play hide and seek with your children.

Roller coasters are not the only attractions of this place, you can also visit the zoo where you can see reptiles, birds, fish, lemurs, wild animals, giraffes, penguins and many more.

You can watch live shows, meet and greet Flamingo Land mascots Mia and Milo, and visit the Peter Rabbit Adventure Trail.

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