Days Out Wakefield

Rainy Days

50 Things to do before you’re 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.
Download the FREE app now
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Take a look at some of our activity ideas:
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We’re delighted to announce that we are safely re-opening the outdoor play area within Grass Hoppers on Monday 12th April 2021! 🥳


Indoor play remains closed until further notice.

The Grass Hoppers team are busy getting everything ready to ensure that you are all in a safe and secure environment for when playtime returns!

We cannot wait to see you all again and all those smiling faces too!



*Sessions will be released one week at a time.For more information and to book your playtime session, click here

FAQs here


Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. You’ll 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 Pillow’s, Giant Sandpit, Water Play, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and under 4’s pre-school area with playhouses and outdoor toys.


Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.


Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY


Check Facebook page for weather closure updates before you travel.

Read our Mumbler review here.

Visit the Grasshoppers Website for more details

0113 285 3506

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Library Storytelling

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

Under 5’s 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

the deep closure due to covid 19 lockdownClosed until at least 17th May (step 3)

If you have booked tickets during this time and would still like to visit when we reopen, you don’t need to do anything just yet. Keep hold of your confirmation email, then when we reopen, you can book again using promo code DPP2020 on the website.

Alternatively if you would prefer a refund, please email with your confirmation number and the surname used for the booking. Please note a refund can take 3-5 working days depending on who you bank with. Please keep checking back on our website and social media channels for updates. Stay safe and ‘sea’ you soon!

Find out more at 

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


01482 381000

Closed until at least 17th May (step 3)

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

We have implemented new ways of working with enhanced safety measures in place so everyone can enjoy the full Tropical World experience. We ask everyone to follow these new guidelines to keep everybody safe.

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

The café 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 World’s 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 doesn’t 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 café which has a variety of hot and cold refreshments on offer. With a unique view of the canal gardens, the café 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


Snozone, Xscape Yorkshire

Snozone Castleford is a slope for skiing and snowboarding indoors on real snow!

30 minute Private Family Sledging Session are available for a family/social bubble of up to 6 people.

Children must be 3 years +


Opening times vary – see website

Colorado Way, Glasshaughton, Castleford, WF10 4TA