Days Out Wakefield

Rainy Days

50 Things to do before youre 5, helps children from 0-5 become school ready. It has been developed with families to produce a fun resource that offers a wide range of experiences that builds skills and language and supports brain development in young children.
If you’re struggling for educational activities to do with the kids, 50 Things is a brilliant way to try something new or get outdoors! It will help you to find out how, where and when to do this through a free app and other resources.
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The indoor & outdoor play area at Grass Hoppers is now open!!

Things will be a little bit different than before but all the changes weve made are to make sure that you feel safe and secure when visiting us for playtime!

For more information and to book your playtime session, click

Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. Youll find a huge outdoor adventure playground and a large indoor play area where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper playtime!

The outdoor play area includes Jumping Pillows, Giant Sandpit, Water Play, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and under 4s pre-school area with playhouses and outdoor toys.

How are you keeping everyone safe?

As always, our priority is the safety of you and our team, so we have taken steps to ensure this continues to be the case.

  • We are minimising the number of children we allowed in to use the outdoor play area. (We previously allowed for 300+ into our outdoor play area, we are now only allowing up to 130 children in to enjoy the space)
  • Dedicated entrance and exit for Grass Hoppers
  • More sessions Monday to Saturday meaning less people on equipment
  • New food menu with a focus on quick takeaway options
  • Sanitising stations and regular cleaning of equipment
In order to give as many children as possible the opportunity to play, we have made the decision to offer up to four sessions per day, which are as follows:
Monday SaturdaySunday
Session 109:00 10:4509:45 11:30
Session 211:00 12:4512:00 13:45
Session 313:15 15:0014:15 16:00
Session 415:30 17:15





The sessions will be 瞿4.50 per child (under 1s remain free), per session and only 2 adults allowed per child.

Booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY

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Visit the Grasshoppers Website for more details

0113 285 3506


If you’re stuck inside as the weather is miserable, cold or snowy outside check out these tried and tested ideas to keep your kids busy and not saying … I’m bored!!

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Featured Listing

Library Storytelling

Wakefield Libraries have fun, friendly and free storytime sessions at libraries across the region!

Under 5s can join in with stories, song and rhymes no booking required, just turn up, new faces are always made welcome.

There are often free craft activities too!


To find out days and times click here

Soft play areas & play cafes are the perfect place to go when the weather is poor as you can burn off your children’s energy!


We have a page dedicated to them … click here

COVID-19 Update

We cant wait to welcome all our visitors back to Hulls amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic dayWith over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UKs only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, theres something for everyone.

The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy. Noticeable changes will include new opening times of 9am- 6pm (last entry 5pm), directional signage, hand sanitising stations and timed ticket slots which will require pre-booking on-line.

Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now.


Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP(Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.

Open daily 10am 6pm (last entry 5pm), closed 24th/25th December.

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the story of the worlds oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.

Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit.Details of feeding times and all other info is on theirwebsite here.

The Deep has its own caf矇 serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent childrens boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.

The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.

Save 10% by booking your tickets on theirwebsitebefore you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.

Dont forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&Cs on their website).

During the school holidays there arealso arts, crafts at Craft Corner, see theirwebsitefor details of the next events.

01482 381000

Covid Update:

Tropical World will be open daily 10am to 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm. Online booking is preferred, please book in advancehereto avoid disappointment.

We have implemented new ways of working withenhanced safety measures in place so everyone can enjoy the full Tropical World experience. We ask everyone to follow thesenew guidelinesto keep everybody safe.

Please note facial coverings are mandatory for visitors throughout all areas of the attraction, including admissions, retail, caf矇 (unless dining in) and the zoo.

The caf矇 is open daily from 10am to 3.30pm with both indoor and outdoor seating over-looking Canal Gardens, and offering a full menu of delicious meals, sweet treats and snacks.

Journey through Tropical Worlds various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas and see some fascinating animals and creatures along the way including butterflies, crocodiles, rare birds, meerkats and many many more!

The fun doesnt stop there as you can also unwind and bask in the heat with snakes, lizards and iguanas in the creature corner as well as discovering some of the more peculiar animals that roam the world while we sleep in the nocturnal zone.

Once you have finished exploring all there is on offer at Tropical World, you can grab a bite to eat and drink in the caf矇 which has a variety of hot and cold refreshments on offer. With a unique view of the canal gardens, the caf矇 is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

There is also plenty on offer outside of Tropical World in the popular Roundhay Park where it is located. Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes, woodlands, formal gardens and playgrounds.

Tropical World is wheelchair accessible and allows free admission for carers on a 1:1 basis.

Under 5s FREE, on bus route and off road parking available.

Tropical World, Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2ER

0113 237 0754


Reel Cinemas – Kids Club

During the school holidays, after school and every weekend morning Reel Cinemas brings you Kids Club!!

Tickets for Kids Club are priced 瞿2.50 for an adult or child.

What a bargain! Oh and you get free parking at The Ridings Centre too!!