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
Google play store➡️ https://bit.ly/3gCVsLw
Take a look at some of our activity ideas:

Outdoor Fun and activity numbers 27, 33, 34, 41 and 48

Bonfire Night Celebrations and activity numbers 13, 16, 17, 20 and 47

Bonding with your baby and 5 things to do with activity number 1 ‘Get to know you’

Craftsmas and activity numbers 4, 11, 16, 20, 25, 46, 47, 48

Our 50 Things Christmas Party and activity numbers 6, 7, 10, 15, 18

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Hop along to Grass Hoppers indoor and outdoor play area at Tong Garden Centre for a proper playtime!

You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground with sand pits and bouncing pillows and a large indoor play area, with sports court, big play frame and a baby and toddler zone, where your young ones can enjoy playtime – whatever the weather!

There’s also great grub including pizzas, toasties and award winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen!

For more information and to book your playtime session, CLICK HERE

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY

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 – pre- booking required.

Please call in advance to pre-book your place as numbers are reduced due to Covid-19 restrictions, demand is expected to be high and things are having to be done a little differently.

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


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Clip ‘n Climb Garforth

Clip ‘n Climb Garforth is a healthy, action-packed climbing experience. We use state-of-the art automatic belaying technology so that climbers can simply clip into the safety system and climb the Challenge in front of them. We have over 25 different Challenges and our amazing Vertical Drop Slide, something for everyone, regardless of age or aptitude.

Unit 2A1, Clip n Climb East Side Retail Park, Aberford Rd, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2EB

Reel Cinemas

Reel Cinemas brings you amazing films at bargain prices!!!!

Tickets are priced £3.50 for an adult or child before 1pm and after 1pm £4.00 for a child (aged 12 years & below), £4.50 for an adult

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


The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1DS

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

Stump Cross Caverns

Stump Cross Caverns is an ancient natural cave formation deep underneath the Yorkshire Dales. As well as the caves, they’ve also got a cinema, cafe, time out private dining pod, shop and visitor centre on site.  They are located  on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington and open seven days a week (9am-6pm).  They run special offers throughout the year – so check out their website for latest offers!

Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge HG3 5JL

The Deep, Hull

Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas.
See our colony of Gentoo penguins in chilly The Kingdom of Ice and learn more about the threats to their habitat, issues surrounding climate change and ocean acidification as well as animal biology and food chains.
Finally walk through the amazing glass tunnel and take in the stunning marine life swimming all around you, before taking a ride in the glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit.

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

The National Science and Media Museum

23 July- 5 December 2021

Sound Season is a series of exhibitions and events, at the museum and online, exploring how sound fills our world, how it’s created, and how we can experiment and play with it.

Throughout Sound Season, there’ll be exhibitions, events and activities to enjoy at the museum, on this website and across our social media channels. Join us to explore how sound is created, how it moves, how we hear it and how we can play with it.

Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ

Tropical World

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!

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

Tropical World, Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2ER, Tel: 0113 237 0754